The Resource "Aristocrat" and "The Community" : two philosophical dialogues, Nicholas J. Pappas

"Aristocrat" and "The Community" : two philosophical dialogues, Nicholas J. Pappas

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"Aristocrat" and "The Community" : two philosophical dialogues
Title
"Aristocrat" and "The Community"
Title remainder
two philosophical dialogues
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas J. Pappas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book introduces the reader to dialectical reasoning. This is a kind of reasoning that is found in sources from different regions and different times, from ancient East Asia and Greece to modern Europe and the contemporary world. The sources focused on in Dialectical Thinking are four: Zeno, Socrates, Kant and Marx. There are also appendices on Karl Popper and the Frankfurt School. This book is written in the belief that dialectical thought is understandable and relevant to many kinds of persons. One does need to have a degree in philosophy to be moved by the great dialecticians. One may even be a dialectician without academic training. Dialectics have many different uses. This territory has not been exhausted by the great names. Despite this, dialectical reasoning is not something ambiguous or mystical. It does not simply keep changing its shape. Rather it has a formal core which is stable through the fluctuations of history. Two things typify dialecticians. First, they think in contradictions, exposing paradoxes and problems in places where their hearers are not accustomed to seeing these. Second, they are self-conscious in their operations, making of creative or critical thought not only a means to something external but also an end of it own. In a nutshell, dialectics are always about the dynamics of the self. This is the central topic that draws together so many minds from different backgrounds
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.P3384 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
"Aristocrat" and "The Community" : two philosophical dialogues, Nicholas J. Pappas
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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ocn698117071
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1 online resource (xii, 227 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780875867618
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)698117071
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