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That is, the caution to define what the consequences of transcendence are in philosophy itself and in political philosophy is not a guarantee of "openness" or a protection of the incomprehensibility of the divinity.
Each person transcends the polity because he is a whole, even in his most distinct powers, particularly in his intellect that seeks to know what it has experienced in propositional terms, without denying their origins in }{\ul what is}{.
Without political philosophy, transcendence will not be recognized as addressing individual human beings in their uniqueness, beings who are not exhausted by the city in their meaning or destiny.
www.morec.com /schall/docs/transcen.doc   (6225 words)

  
  Transcendence (philosophy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In philosophy, transcendental/transcendence, has three different but related primary meanings, all of them derived from the word's literal meaning (from Latin), of climbing or going beyond: one that originated in Ancient philosophy, one in Medieval philosophy and one in modern philosophy.
In contrast, philosophies of immanence such as stoicism, Spinoza, Deleuze or pantheism maintains that God is manifested in and fully present in the world and the things in the world.
In modern philosophy, Kant gave transcendental a new, third meaning in his theory of knowledge, concerned with the conditions of possibility of knowledge itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transcendence_(philosophy)   (590 words)

  
 On My Philosophy
Philosophy did not mean simply cognisance of the universe (that results from the sum total of the sciences in constant indetermination and transition), nor epistemology (which is a subject of logic), nor the knowledge of the systems and texts of the history of philosophy (such knowledge touches only the surface of thinking).
Philosophy is the thinking by which I become aware of Being itself through inner action; or rather it is the thinking which prepares the ascent to Transcendence, remembers it, and in an exalted moment accomplishes the ascent itself as a thinking act of the whole human being.
When religion is excluded by philosophy or philosophy by religion; when one side asserts dominance over the other, by claiming to be the sole and most exalted authority, then man loses his openness to Being and his own potentiality in order to obtain a final closing of knowledge, but even this remains closed to him.
www.marxists.org /reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/jaspers.htm   (8370 words)

  
 Philosophy Major
The program of philosophy at Thomas More College focuses on the metaphysical tradition, a tradition that holds that each person is essentially related to Being (however different philosophers may have defined Being) and has been given the capacity to inquire beyond the bounds of sense.
In the study of philosophy at Thomas More the student, while studying the Western tradition, is not a mere spectator but rather is invited into the free inquiry that produced, and continues to produce, that tradition.
Philosophy is a liberal art but, as with all paths to wisdom, is ultimately practical: wisdom transforms the individual and manifests itself in life.
www.thomasmorecollege.edu /liberalartsmajors/philosophymajor.html   (667 words)

  
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In “God and Philosophy” Levinas summarizes his appraisal of immanence and transcendence in light of phenomenology, the idea of infinity and its exception with respect to the domain of philosophy, and argues that the intelligibility of transcendence is not ontological.
Philosophy thus arouses a drama between philosophers and an intersubjective movement which does not resemble the dialogue of teamworkers in science, not even the Platonic dialogue which is the reminiscence of a drama rather than the drama itself.
Transcendence is ethics, and subjectivity, which is not, in the last analysis, the “I think” (which it is at first) or the unity of “transcendental apperception,” is, as a responsibility for the Other (Autrui), a subjection to the other (autrui).
staff.washington.edu /schenold/documents/Anthology_Entry_Levinas.doc   (18525 words)

  
 Transcendence and History The Search for Ultimacy from Ancient Societies to Postmodernity Glenn Hughes
Transcendence and History is an analysis of what philosopher Eric Voegelin described as "the decisive problem of philosophy": the dilemma of the discovery of transcendent meaning and the impact of this discovery on human self-understanding.
In Transcendence and History, Glenn Hughes contributes to the understanding of transcendent meaning and the problems associated with it and assists in the philosophical recovery of the legitimacy of the notion of transcendence.
Transcendence and History will be of particular value to those who have grappled with the notion of transcendence in the study of philosophy, comparative religion, political theory, history, philosophical anthropology, and art or poetry.
www.umsystem.edu /upress/spring2003/hughesg.htm   (302 words)

  
 Gabriel (-Honoré) Marcel (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
This situation is characterized by a refusal (or inability) to reflect, a refusal to imagine and a denial of the transcendent (Marcel 1951a, pp.
Although the transcendent is juxtaposed with the immanent, Marcel insists that “transcendent” cannot mean “transcending experience.” “There must exist a possibility of having an experience of the transcendent as such, and unless that possibility exists the word can have no meaning” (Marcel 1951a, p.
As such, his philosophy should be of interest to scholars interested in the work of Martin Heidegger, Jean-Luc Marion, Merold Westphal and others philosophizing at the intersection of philosophy and theology.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/marcel   (8242 words)

  
 Transcendence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Transcendence (philosophy), climbing or going beyond some philosophical concept or limit
Transcendence (religion), the concept that God can be either close to you or very separate from you
Transcendentalism, a philosophical movement that advocates that there is an ideal spiritual state that 'transcends' the physical and empirical
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transcendence   (193 words)

  
 Maurice Blondel [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Blondel attacks the sterility of critical philosophy, the apogee of the Enlightenment, for having closed off questions rather than answering them, for demanding God to show Himself and to be judged by man. Blondel locates the fundamental error in the lack of attention to the phenomenon of action.
Philosophy, since it emancipated itself from theological concerns, in order to be what it ought to be, must be acknowledged as autonomous, while theology, by its very nature, cannot be theology under such conditions; while requiring use of the intellect and will, it ultimately can only take place in a fundamental heteronomy.
the chief and indeed the unique aim of philosophy is to assure the full liberty of the mind, to guarantee the autonomous life of thought, and to determine in complete independence the conditions which establish its sway.
www.iep.utm.edu /b/blondel.htm   (9594 words)

  
 Eric Vogelin
Philosophy and myth are modes of discourse which embody and cultivate the selflessness necessary for participating in, appreciating, and understanding consciousness.
Philosophy is not the means to transcendence of the self, it is such transcendence.
Moreover, gnosticism is a rejection of philosophy itself, for thinking that such systematic knowledge exists undermines that authentic transcending sense of the awe of existence which constitutes the opening that keeps on opening.
www.du.edu /plsc/p3.htm   (5939 words)

  
 Augustana Academics
While the study of philosophy is particularly important for students planning to enter the professions, the skills and attitudes acquired through philosophical inquiry will benefit anyone who wants to think more clearly, critically, flexibly, and comprehensively, no matter what one's major or vocational goals may be.
A survey of the history of Western philosophy from the 17th Century through the 20th Century, concentrating upon the main thinkers, ideas and cultural developments which have shaped the modern mind.
Prerequisites: Philosophy 220 and 230 or consent of instructor.
www.augie.edu /dept/courses/phil.html   (829 words)

  
 Dissertation Prospectus - Jeff Robbins
Philosophy, as the question of being, is a kind of thinking which is necessarily indeterminate.
It is for this reason that the theme of the trace of transcendence is particularly suited for the problematic of philosophical theology because the trace resists all final or full categorizations, whether presence or absence, or past, present, or future.
Here transcendence is focused on the question of God and the theologian is imagined as one who bends religious and philosophical discourse in his or her desire to express the inexpressible.
web.syr.edu /~jwrobbin/prospectus.html   (4088 words)

  
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Philosophy, in Callicles' view, is set aside in the politician's youth as something interesting, but not for use as an adult.
Aristotle, it will be recalled, remarked that the philosopher Thales proved the usefulness of philosophy by gaining a monopoly on the oil and wine presses so that when the bumper season arrived, having himself studied all the signs of nature, all the unlearned growers had to pay him handsomely to use his presses.
Since philosophy and religion were said to be the major causes of disruption in actual regimes, they could not be permitted a position higher than politics.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/schallj/WS9BJVS.html   (20974 words)

  
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  Transcendence is, for Jaspers, the "Encompassing of all that Encompasses."
Transcendence is neither quantity nor quality, neither      relation nor source, neither one nor many, neither being or nothingness.
Transcendence is the ground of the free man [as Existenz] insofar as, being free, he in independent of the world, and being finite, cannot be the source of his own being.
www.mastermason.com /masonicmoroni/Documents/ma_thesis1999.htm   (7554 words)

  
 Body
Philosophy of praxis begins with a critique of the conservative implications of this approach to resolving the antinomies.
The philosophy of praxis is thus opposed to both naturalism, for which human being is only a marginal and ontologically insignificant facet of reality, and also to ethical idealism, for which values stand impotently opposed to a reality defined at the outset as indifferent to value.
If we accept the limitation of "philosophy" to a specific tradition bound up with the history of class society, then we need a wider term with which to refer to the general process of reflection on basic assumptions of which this "philosophy" would be an instance.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /faculty/feenberg/luk1.htm   (10072 words)

  
 RECENT PHILOSOPHY: The Philosophy of Existentialism
The influence of his philosophy of phenomenology on the development of existentialism (especially in the case of Heidegger and Sartre) is the reason for his being included here.
Jaspers calls this discovery of multiple existence a transcendent act, in so far as the intellect transcends the particularity of the various points of view and reaches what is absolute in these presentations; the fact that they are found in an existing being.
The study of "transcendence" belongs to metaphysics, and hence we are in the third stage of philosophizing.
radicalacademy.com /adiphiexistentialism.htm   (2979 words)

  
 Transcendental Philosophy
A philosophy from which was derived the later philosophy and literature of transcendentalism.
It is based upon the concept of transcendence, the rising to a state beyond sense experience, which was developed by the Greek philosopher Plato.
Some religious mystics oppose the recognized transcendency of God doctrine, and refute it when claiming that God is also immanent in nature and in the soul of man, and is, therefore knowable through direct experience.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/t/transcendental_philosophy.html   (330 words)

  
 Pieterse -- Essays in Philosophy
The radically historicist moorings of Rorty’s philosophy, coupled with his incessant invectives against absolutes, noncontingent truth, and transcendence, have led theologians and philosophers of religion to rather different judgments about the viability of meaningful dialogue with the philosopher’s neopragmatism.
Rather, Rorty’s rejection of transcendence and the gods, and his counsel that human beings wriggle free from tutelage to nonhuman powers and instead opt for self-reliance, may have more to do with the moral he draws from the failed history of the Western metaphysical—and with it, the theological—tradition.
Divine transcendence is thus transposed into a moral-ethical key: The Spirit is experienced as transcendent in a concrete interpretive context just insofar as she brings to the situation morally and spiritually superior resources for transformation, liberation, and healing.
www.humboldt.edu /~essays/pieterse.html   (6178 words)

  
 20th WCP: Immanence and Deterritorialization: The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari
Immanence and Deterritorialization: The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari
Following this paradigm in his philosophy of affection SPINOZA describes the constitution of 'good ideas' through two bodies coming together: When two bodies meet, their mutual influence is not decided by discussion (about truth etc.) through the exchange of arguments, but within the framework of mutual affection, i.e.
In accordance with the Stoics and NIETZSCHE, DELEUZE pleads for a philosophy of the 'surface', which is neither transcended nor subtranscended by a signifier, a subject, or a god towards the level of meaning, nor toward a sublevel of the 'empirical' world.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Cont/ContGunz.htm   (3051 words)

  
 20th WCP: The Concept of Transcendence in Heidegger
These various strategies are summarized as follows: the relation between philosophy and theology in the thought of Heidegger is threefold and should be read to the rhythm of his thinking according to the themes of facticity and transcendence.
Second topic : both Philosophy and Theology (wether it is christian Philosophy or philosophical Theology) find their field of development in the dimorphic structure, that is to say in the onto-theological structure of western metaphysics.
Such is this other transcendence which is common to the Being and the God, such is their common inhabitation; the God is not the Being, but the God is at home in the transcendence of Being.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Reli/ReliCape.htm   (1800 words)

  
 Karl Jaspers Summary
While existence and the transcendence become real only in an encounter which is expressible in ciphers, and not in any scientific or theological knowledge, this encounter does not make one's communication with other people or one's living participation in historical processes unimportant.
Most commentators associate Jaspers with the philosophy of existentialism, in part because he draws largely upon the existentialist roots of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard, and in part because the theme of individual freedom permeates his work.
Jaspers' formulation of Transcendence as ultimate non-objectivity (or no-thing-ness) has led many philosophers to argue that ultimately, Jaspers became a monist, though Jaspers himself continually stressed the necessity of recognizing the validity of the concepts both of subjectivity and of objectivity.
www.bookrags.com /Karl_Jaspers   (3658 words)

  
 The Order of Time - Science: A Small Philosophy of Association
This last issue, the going beyond in transcendence or the willingly accepting of a value-free position, is thus the essential matter to keep oneself fixed on the soul with the unavoidable differences of class and status or caste which traditionally are regarded as belonging to the absolute truth of God.
So is it possible that reflection and transcendence in selfrealization can be completely unwise and outlandish, that an ego-development goes at the cost of primary self-realization and that the goodness and ascending in wisdom is but a dry exercise in philosophy making no sense at all in real life.
That philosophy is primarily more interested in the difference between quantity and quality, the dimension of the individual and the social (quantity) held against the dimension of spirit and matter (quality).
theorderoftime.org /science/smphil.html   (6366 words)

  
 Karl Jaspers (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
For these reasons, his philosophy is sympathetic towards the primary implications of revelation theology, and it cautiously upholds the essential philosophical claim of revelation: namely, that truth is a disclosure of otherness (transcendence) to reason, or at least an interpreted moment of otherness in reason.
Nonetheless, as a philosopher of transcendence, he was also clear that human truthfulness, or humanity more generally, cannot be conceived without a recuperation of religious interpretive approaches and without a recognition of the fact that the founding contents of philosophy are transcendent.
First, it means that true philosophy must be guided by a faith in the originary transcendence of human existence, and that philosophy which negatively excludes or ignores its transcendent origin falls short of the highest tasks of philosophy.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/jaspers   (6559 words)

  
 Welcome The Univeristy of Science and Philosophy
Named "The University of the Science of Man" by its founders, USP was the answer to a life-long dream of not only Walter Russell and his wife, Lao, but of the many serious-minded thinkers and leading members of the original Twilight Club.
The integral learning that follows this very personal study of universal law, natural science and living philosophy is not the traditional remembering and repeating of information.
Most new and revolutionary is the fact that the Russell Science and Philosophy are an interwoven, seamless whole, truly the marriage of science and metaphysics.
philosophy.org   (855 words)

  
 Introduction 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The messages and concepts that you will find on this website are about the ways that a seeker transcends meaning "going beyond the ego" to discover the mystery of Beingness and Consciousness and awakens the Center of Absolute Consciousness or God.
What is important however, is the understanding that without the intuitive perception of one's own real Nature, which is Transcendence and the Unknowable, one will have difficulty in interpreting the meaning of these messages because all efforts will become a mere intellectual exercises.
These should be used as spiritual tools to go beyond the ego identity, and discover one's real identity, their real center of Being, which has been obscured by identification with the physical body.
www.hermetic-philosophy.com /introduction1.htm   (384 words)

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