Philosophical Imagination and the Evolution of Modern Philosophy

Philosophical Imagination and the Evolution of Modern Philosophy

by James P. Danaher

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Overview

A great conceptual overview for students of philosophy

Throughout modern history, the philosophical imagination has created the philosophical perspectives of modern materialism, rationalism, empiricism, phenomenalism, historicism, existentialism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, and feminism. Although these schools of thought have their origin in the imagination, we all too often believe these perspectives give us access to truth itself, rather than being ways to make sense of our experience. Truth as something to know will always be relative to the imagination and the perspectives it creates. However, another notion of truth as something to be has emerged over the history of philosophical thought from Socrates to the present that is not relative to the changing perspectives of truth as something to know. This book distills the evolution of these concepts into an easily readable history of philosophy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158560712
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 626 KB

About the Author

James P. Danaher, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Department at Nyack College, Nyack, NY. His recent books include The Second Truth; Jesus’ Copernican Revolution; and Eyes that See, Ears that Hear.

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