The Resource The human eros : eco-ontology and the aesthetics of existence, Thomas M. Alexander

The human eros : eco-ontology and the aesthetics of existence, Thomas M. Alexander

Label
The human eros : eco-ontology and the aesthetics of existence
Title
The human eros
Title remainder
eco-ontology and the aesthetics of existence
Statement of responsibility
Thomas M. Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores themes in classical American philosophy, primarily the thought of John Dewey, but also that of Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Santayana, and Native American traditions. It argues that human beings have an inherent need to experience meaning and value, a 'Human Eros'. Our various cultures are symbolic environments or 'spiritual ecologies' within which the Human Eros seeks to thrive. This is how we inhabit the earth. Encircling and sustaining our cultural existence is nature, yet Western philosophy has not provided adequate conceptual models for thinking ecologically
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Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
191
Index
index present
LC call number
BH39
LC item number
.A43 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American philosophy
Label
The human eros : eco-ontology and the aesthetics of existence, Thomas M. Alexander
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Nature and Experience -- 1. The Aesthetics of Reality: The Development of Dewey's Ecological Theory of Experience -- 2. Dewey's Denotative-Empirical Method: A Thread through the Labyrinth -- 3. Between Being and Emptiness: Toward an Eco-ontology of Inhabitation -- 4. The Being of Nature: Dewey and Buchler and the Prospect for an Eco-ontology -- pt. II Eros and Imagination -- 5. The Human Eros -- 6. Pragmatic Imagination -- 7. John Dewey and the Moral Imagination: Beyond Putnam and Rorty toward an Ethics of Meaning -- 8. Educating the Democratic Heart: Pluralism, Traditions, and the Humanities -- pt. III Aesthetics of Existence -- 9."Love Calls Us to Things of This World": Santayana's Unbearable Lightness of Being -- 10. Mountains and Rivers without End: The Intertwining of Nature and Spirit in Emerson's Aesthetics -- 11. Creating with Coyote: Toward a Native American Aesthetics -- 12. Tricksters and Shamans: Eros, Mythos, and the Eco-ontological Imagination -- pt. IV Spirit and Philosophy -- 13. Santayana's Sage: The Disciplines of Aesthetic Enlightenment -- 14. Beauty and the Labyrinth of Evil: Santayana and the Possibility of Naturalistic Mysticism -- 15. The Spirituality of the Possible in John Dewey's A Common Faith -- 16. Eros and Spirit: Toward a Humanistic Philosophy of Culture
Control code
ocn844436785
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823252756
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt132knvz
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.b36904181
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844436785
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