Nature, Truth, and Value: Exploring the Thinking of Frederick Ferre

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In Nature, Truth, and Value nineteen scholars writing from across the humanities and sciences challenge the reigning theoretical and philosophical enterprises of deconstruction and postmodernism. With great erudition, ambition, and daring, all contributions have one thread in common—their abiding interest in the work of Frederick FerrZ, a thinker whose passion for intellectual inquiry remains unsurpassed. More specifically Nature, Truth, and Value is an exploration of FerrZ's idea that traditional dichotomies are dead, that we all are a part of nature, that truth is one, and that value is ultimate. FerrZ's colleagues and friends, writing here in this volume, have all been inspired to develop his ideas which have become, now more than ever, critical issues in a broken and fragmented world. This book represents a deep exploration of FerrZ's ideas and is indispensable to the fields of philosophy, theology, ethics, and environmental studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739112625
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George Allan is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Dickinson College. Merle Allshouse was Academic Dean, Professor of Philosophy, and finally President at Bloomfield College. Currently he is Director, the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 On the Soul Chapter 3 Ferré's Postmodern Metaphysical Support for the Soul Chapter 4 Explorations in Personalistic Organicism Chapter 5 Human Reality and The Form of the Good Chapter 6 The Emergentist Alternative: A Critique of Pansubjectivism Chapter 7 Philosophy of Religion After Postmodernism Chapter 8 The Process of Wisdom: Understanding the Contours of Ferré's Being and Value Chapter 9 Frederick Ferré's Epistemic Norms Interpret Evolution Chapter 10 Metaphor and the Limits of Language Chapter 11 Is Ecology a Postmodern Science? Chapter 12 Ferré's Organismic Theory of Natural Values Chapter 13 Value in Nature: The Contribution of Frederick Ferré to Environmental Philosophy Chapter 14 Theism and the Crisis in Moral Theory: Rethinking Modern Autonomy Chapter 15 God Revisited Chapter 16 Ferré Without God: A Shift to a Neo-Whiteheadian Humanistic Naturalism Chapter 17 A Lamp to Our Doubts: Ferré, Hartshorne, and Theistic Arguments Chapter 18 Metascience, Technique and Radiobiology: Using a Contemporary Case to Investigate Ferré's Account of "Technolatry" Chapter 19 Frederick Ferré and Pragmatist Activism Chapter 20 Global Enviormental Givernance: Why We Need a World Environment Organization Chapter 21 On Listening Chapter 22 A Brief Ode to an Intellectual Otter Chapter 23 Frederick Ferré as Mensch: The Personal Side(s) of an Active Scholar Chapter 24 Biographical Essay

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