Return to Reason

Return to Reason
Author: Stephen Edelston Toulmin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780674044425
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stephen Toulmin argues that the potential for reason to improve our lives has been hampered by a serious imbalance in our pursuit of knowledge. The centuries-old dominance of rationality has diminished the value of reasonableness. Toulmin issues a powerful call to redress the balance between rationality and reasonableness.

Return to Reason

Return to Reason
Author: Kelly James Clark
Pages: 158
ISBN: 080280456X
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Release: 1990-03-22
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clark provides a penetrating critique of the Enlightenment assumption of evidentialism--that belief in God requires the support of evidence or arguments to be rational. His assertion is that this demand for evidence is itself both irrelevant and irrational. His work bridges the gap between technical philosopher and educated layperson.

Return to Reason

Return to Reason
Author: Paul Lepanto
Pages: 154
ISBN: 0682472042
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Release: 1971
Editor: Exposition Pressof Florida
Language: en

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Reopening Muslim Minds

Reopening Muslim Minds
Author: Mustafa Akyol
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250256072
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: St. Martin's Essentials
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating journey into Islam's diverse history of ideas, making an argument for an "Islamic Enlightenment" today In Reopening Muslim Minds, Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and opinion writer for The New York Times, both diagnoses “the crisis of Islam” in the modern world, and offers a way forward. Diving deeply into Islamic theology, and also sharing lessons from his own life story, he reveals how Muslims lost the universalism that made them a great civilization in their earlier centuries. He especially demonstrates how values often associated with Western Enlightenment — freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science — had Islamic counterparts, which sadly were cast aside in favor of more dogmatic views, often for political ends. Elucidating complex ideas with engaging prose and storytelling, Reopening Muslim Minds borrows lost visions from medieval Muslim thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (aka Averroes), to offer a new Muslim worldview on a range of sensitive issues: human rights, equality for women, freedom of religion, or freedom from religion. While frankly acknowledging the problems in the world of Islam today, Akyol offers a clear and hopeful vision for its future.

Automatic Cinema

Automatic Cinema
Author: Mark Allan Ryder
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:53566073
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Return to Reason Man Ray Cubism Art

Return to Reason Man Ray Cubism Art
Author: Unique Journal
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1523215135
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Blank 150 page lined journal for your thoughts, ideas, and inspiration.

Return to Reason

Return to Reason
Author: Roger James
Pages: 189
ISBN: 0729101630
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Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Return to Reason Essays in Realistic Philosophy Primary Source Edition

The Return to Reason Essays in Realistic Philosophy   Primary Source Edition
Author: John Wild
Pages: 388
ISBN: 1295548240
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Release: 2014-01-29
Editor: Nabu Press
Language: en

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Return to Reason

Return to Reason
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:155521807
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Return to Reason

The Return to Reason
Author: John Daniel Wild
Pages: 373
ISBN: UOM:39015082069918
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Dialogues between Faith and Reason

Dialogues between Faith and Reason
Author: John H. Smith
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780801463280
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Release: 2011-10-15
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The contemporary theologian Hans Küng has asked if the "death of God," proclaimed by Nietzsche as the event of modernity, was inevitable. Did the empowering of new forms of rationality in Western culture beginning around 1500 lead necessarily to the reduction or privatization of faith? In Dialogues between Faith and Reason, John H. Smith traces a major line in the history of theology and the philosophy of religion down the "slippery slope" of secularization—from Luther and Erasmus, through Idealism, to Nietzsche, Heidegger, and contemporary theory such as that of Derrida, Habermas, Vattimo, and Asad. At the same time, Smith points to the persistence of a tradition that grew out of the Reformation and continues in the mostly Protestant philosophical reflection on whether and how faith can be justified by reason. In this accessible and vigorously argued book, Smith posits that faith and reason have long been locked in mutual engagement in which they productively challenge each other as partners in an ongoing "dialogue." Smith is struck by the fact that although in the secularized West the death of God is said to be fundamental to the modern condition, our current post-modernity is often characterized as a "postsecular" time. For Smith, this means not only that we are experiencing a broad-based "return of religion" but also, and more important for his argument, that we are now able to recognize the role of religion within the history of modernity. Emphasizing that, thanks to the logos located "in the beginning," the death of God is part of the inner logic of the Christian tradition, he argues that this same strand of reasoning also ensures that God will always "return" (often in new forms). In Smith's view, rational reflection on God has both undermined and justified faith, while faith has rejected and relied on rational argument. Neither a defense of atheism nor a call to belief, his book explores the long history of their interaction in modern religious and philosophical thought.

For a Return to Reason

For a Return to Reason
Author: Anonim
Pages: 52
ISBN: OCLC:796993683
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Release: 1984*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Open to Reason

Open to Reason
Author: Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780231546171
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Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it mean to be a Muslim philosopher, or to philosophize in Islam? In Open to Reason, Souleymane Bachir Diagne traces Muslims’ intellectual and spiritual history of examining and questioning beliefs and arguments to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Diagne explains the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time. From classical figures such as Avicenna to the twentieth-century Sufi master and teacher of tolerance Tierno Bokar Salif Tall, Diagne explores how Islamic thinkers have asked and answered such questions as Does religion need philosophy? How can religion coexist with rationalism? What does it mean to interpret a religious narrative philosophically? What does it mean to be human, and what are human beings’ responsibilities to nature? Is there such a thing as an “Islamic” state, or should Muslims reinvent political institutions that suit their own times? Diagne shows that philosophizing in Islam in its many forms throughout the centuries has meant a commitment to forward and open thinking. A remarkable history of philosophy in the Islamic world as well as a work of philosophy in its own right, this book seeks to contribute to the revival of a spirit of pluralism rooted in Muslim intellectual and spiritual traditions.

A Return to Reason

A Return to Reason
Author: Werner Fornos
Pages: 15
ISBN: OCLC:64451623
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Return to Reason Essays in Realistic Philosophy

The Return to Reason Essays in Realistic Philosophy
Author: John Wild
Pages: 386
ISBN: 0343301237
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Release: 2018-10-15
Editor: Franklin Classics
Language: en

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Islamic Enlightenment

The Islamic Enlightenment
Author: Christopher de Bellaigue
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781448139675
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Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017 'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday Times The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt. Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment – the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Modern ideals and practices were embraced across the region, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. The Islamic Enlightenment looks behind the sensationalist headlines in order to foster a genuine understanding of Islam and its relationship to the West. It is essential reading for anyone engaged in the state of the world today.

The Threat to Reason

The Threat to Reason
Author: Dan Hind
Pages: 184
ISBN: IND:30000116146311
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Release: 2007
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

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Today, media commentators, intellectuals and politicians declare that westernscience and rationality are threatened by irrational enemies.Evangelicals, postmodernists, and Islamists are on the march, they say.The Rome that science built is under siege. But there's a problem withthese stirring attempts to defend the truth. They aren't true. In this urgent new book, Dan Hind confronts the great machinery ofdeception in which we live, and which now threatens to destroy ourcivilization. In particular, he takes to task a group of prominentintellectuals who have exaggerated the threat posed by the so-calledforces of unreason -- religion, postmodernism and other “mumbo-jumbo.”The commentators, says Hind, distract us from much more pressingthreats to an open democratic society based on freedom of speech andinquiry. This book shows that the real threats to reason aren't wacky or foreignor stupid; they reside in our state and corporate bureaucracies -- and,one way or another, they probably pay your salary. In recovering theidea of Enlightenment, Hind explores its vital importance and revealshow it can help us to achieve a truly democratic politics, in which wehave a genuine say in the decisions that are taken on our behalf.

From Politics to Reason of State

From Politics to Reason of State
Author: Maurizio Viroli
Pages: 331
ISBN: 0521414938
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Release: 1992-09-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This study fills a notable gap in the history of political thought.

Kenya

Kenya
Author: Kenneth Stanley Matiba
Pages: 277
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009137733
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Recreation in Queensland Forests

Recreation in Queensland Forests
Author: Anonim
Pages: 28
ISBN: OCLC:220961796
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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