Religious Humanism

What we tend to overlook is that beyond the rational and irrational lies a
transrational realm . The rational realm includes everything that can be
ascertained as fact , the irrational everything that can be disproved according to
the same criteria ...

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Plato s Philosophy Reaching Beyond the Limits of Reason

Plato was a visionary who dared to explore the realm of the non-rational in a
systematic and disciplined way. The foundations of political theory in his
philosophy owe their internal logic to the rational realm, while all the issues
addressed form ...

Author: Harald Haarmann

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 3487155427

Category: Philosophy

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Platon zählt zu den einflussreichsten Philosophen aller Zeiten. Er beeinflusste maßgeblich Profil und Kanon der westlichen Philosophie. Die Kritik am sogenannten Platonismus wurde kontinuierlich von den Schwierigkeiten gespeist, die die Interpretation der philosophischen Schriften Platons bereitet. Gemeinhin wird er als rein rationaler Philosoph gesehen. Ein Philosoph war er in der Tat, ebenso jedoch ein Experte in der Annäherung an das Nicht-Rationale, unter anderem in Form von Mythen. So wurde er auch als "Mythenerfinder" und "Mythologe" bezeichnet. Platon war ein Visionär, der es wagte, das Reich des Nicht-Rationalen auf systematische und disziplinierte Art zu erforschen. Insgesamt lässt sich Platons philosophisches Vorhaben als Streben nach einer umfassenden Sicht des organischen Ganzen klassifizieren. Der Ausdruck „Gestalt“ scheint die Ganzheit am ehesten zu beschreiben. Platon kann als prominentester und auch als letzter Repräsentant der antiken Philosophie angesehen werden, der die Entwicklung einer Gestalt-Philosophie anstrebte. Plato is one of the most influential philosophers of all time. He decisively shaped the profile and canon of western philosophy. Criticism of what has become known as Platonism has been continuously nourished by the difficulties of interpreting this philosopher's writings. Plato is commonly viewed as a purely rational philosopher. A philosopher he was indeed, but Plato was also an expert in approaching the non-rational, in the form of mythology among others. Plato has been called a "mythmaker" and a "mythologist". Plato was a visionary who dared to explore the realm of the non-rational in a systematic and disciplined way. In an overall comparison, Plato's philosophical enterprise strives for a comprehensive perspective on the organic whole. The expression "Gestalt" seems to come closest to describing the wholeness. Plato may be considered to be the most prominent representative of classical philosophy to develop a Gestalt philosophy and also the last to do so in antiquity.

Dialogue and Universalism

So It is worth noting that while referring to “ solidarity ” in this context , we are
naturally encouraged to broaden its conceptual prerequisites beyond the rational
realm . Thus “ solidarity " can be attained not only on the basis of rationality , but ...

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The World

Here again , our virtue , our principle of reason – which we reduce to " the
rational " – holds us back from reaching breakthroughs that could revolutionize
our faith . Beyond the rational there is a transrational realm . We enter it in our
dreams ...

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The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

Rituals of sharpening pencils , lighting candles , automatic writing , and
beginning work at a particular time or date all invite participation of influences
beyond the rational realm . Water often invites altered states . Repetitive practice ,
whether ...

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Schopenhauer

chance , or without a cause , or for no reason of all , or simply out of nowhere . ...
inexplicable - the PSR cannot see beyond itself - but Schopenhauer
acknowledges more reflectively that we can indicate a non - rational realm
beyond the PSR's ...

Author: Robert Wicks

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

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"Beginning with a look at his early life and the people and circumstances that shaped his thinking, the book situates Schopenhauer's philosophical work within the context of these formative years. It examines Schopenhauer's aesthetic and moral theories, his affinity toward Asian mysticism and Christianity, as well as his ideas about the sublime, consciousness, empathy, humanity, and "Will." This volume focuses on the composition and structure of Schopenhauer's philosophy and explores his intellectual links to Hegel, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein."--Jacket.

the significance of eschatology in the thoughts of nicolas berdyaev

The divine - human relationship which is necessary to his idea of creativity
cannot be expressed in terms of a rational philosophy of being , but rather must
go beyond a rational ontology to a superrational realm . Any rationalization in the
divine ...

Author: Carnegie Samuel Calian

Publisher: Brill Archive

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Category: Eschatologie - Histoire des doctrines

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There is no question that Nicolas Berdyaev has distinguished himself in this twentieth century as the Christian philosopher and prophet of freedom and creativity, par excellence. The purpose of this present study is to bring attention to an untreated aspect of Berdyaev's Weltanschauung which underlies the whole of his thinking. This untreated aspect is the eschatological emphasis found in the writings of Nicolas Berdyaev. This study will lead to the conclusion that Berdyaev was not only the philosopher of creativity and freedom par excellence, but he was also an eschatological philosopher of equal excellence. - Introduction.

Berdyaev s Philosophy of Hope a Contributuion to Marxist christian Dialogue

The divine - human relationship which is necessary to his idea of creativity
cannot be expressed in terms of a rational philosophy of being , but rather must
go beyond a rational ontology to a superrational realm . Any rationalization in the
divine ...

Author: Carnegie Samuel Calian

Publisher: Brill Archive

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Category: Communism and Christianity

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Naked Heart

2 He reaches into the violence and the passion within him . And he looks toward
the deliverance in the supra - rational realm which lies beyond that rational core .
QUESTION : Well , why is he destroyed then ? ANTONINUS : It ' s the problem ...

Author: William Everson

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

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Fifteen interviews with this beat generation poet, known mid-century as Brother Antoninus, he speaks of poetry, his life as a monk, his life as a San Francisco Beat poet, on Kenneth Rexroth, on regional poetry, mysticism, on Robinson Jeffers, twentieth century poetry, Americana, beat poetry, literary criticism, and small press publishing.

The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies

The dance shows the high point of the hero's experiences of triumph and defeat ,
reaching a climax beyond the realm of words . The lives of all Yeats's ...
limitations , leads to a climax beyond the rational realm . This climax is expressed
in the ...

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Jewish Social Studies

of the rational realm in order to get a glimpse of the domain beyond our rational
reach , it is only natural that the deeper our rational realm the deeper our mystical
vision reaches . As soon as our rational realm disintegrates , neglecting reality ...

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Earth Poetry

And he looks toward the deliverance in the suprarational realm which lies
beyond that rational core . QUESTION : Well , why is he destroyed then ?
ANTONINUS : It ' s the problem of faith . You might say only in faith can a man
expose himself ...

Author: William Everson

Publisher: Small PressDistribution

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Shadows of the Prophet

Malays would hotly refute a “natural realm” divorced from spiritual entities, a
realm beyond Allah and jinn that the idea of ... Hence the problem is not of a
supernatural realm outside of nature, but of a rational, natural, scientific, modern
realm ...

Author: Douglas S. Farrer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140209356X

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.

New Guard

I take it that to " actualize " his nature is to go beyond the conception of
alternatives by taking action with regard to them - in other words , to break out of
the merely rational realm and enter the moral realm . Granting that it is inherent in
man's ...

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How to Build a Magnetic Church

The spiritual is beyond the rational in a different level of consciousness , just as a
parent ' s love for a child is in a different level of consciousness from his or her ...
God ' s kingdom is a spiritual realm , not an emotional or a rational realm .

Author: Herb Miller

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Category: Religion

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Believing History

Does this mean, therefore, that all religious doctrine is irrational, that all the
events of Mormon history are beyond discourse, that ... If my colleagues consider
my beliefs outside the realm of rational discourse, these Mormon apologists do
not.

Author: Richard Lyman Bushman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529562

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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The eminent historian Richard Bushman here reflects on his faith and the history of his religion. By describing his own struggle to find a basis for belief in a skeptical world, Bushman poses the question of how scholars are to write about subjects in which they are personally invested. Does personal commitment make objectivity impossible? Bushman explicitly, and at points confessionally, explains his own commitments and then explores Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon from the standpoint of belief. Joseph Smith cannot be dismissed as a colorful fraud, Bushman argues, nor seen only as a restorer of religious truth. Entangled in nineteenth-century Yankee culture—including the skeptical Enlightenment—Smith was nevertheless an original who cut his own path. And while there are multiple contexts from which to draw an understanding of Joseph Smith (including magic, seekers, the Second Great Awakening, communitarianism, restorationism, and more), Bushman suggests that Smith stood at the cusp of modernity and presented the possibility of belief in a time of growing skepticism. When examined carefully, the Book of Mormon is found to have intricate subplots and peculiar cultural twists. Bushman discusses the book's ambivalence toward republican government, explores the culture of the Lamanites (the enemies of the favored people), and traces the book's fascination with records, translation, and history. Yet Believing History also sheds light on the meaning of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon today. How do we situate Mormonism in American history? Is Mormonism relevant in the modern world? Believing History offers many surprises. Believers will learn that Joseph Smith is more than an icon, and non-believers will find that Mormonism cannot be summed up with a simple label. But wherever readers stand on Bushman's arguments, he provides us with a provocative and open look at a believing historian studying his own faith.

Liberal Education in Transition

The first recent group of proposals for change in this area came from those who
wished to promote growth both within and outside the traditional cognitive -
rational realm . The philosophy of “ development of the whole person " gained ...

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Beyond Ethnocentrism

Objective knowledge can thus be attained in the realm of value as well as in the
realm of fact ( Lonergan , 1972 : 37 ... First , whereas reflection in the realm of fact
is rational consciousness , practical reflection is rational self - consciousness ...

Author: Charles McKelvey

Publisher: Praeger

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"McKelvey has written a timely book. Its theme is central to our current dilemmas, how to reconstruct our modes of knowledge to overcome the narrow viewpoints of previous generations. McKelvey reminds us of the continuing contribution of Marx to this discussion." Immanuel Wallerstein

The Realm of Reform

However because the world is contingent in its rational order , by its very nature it
points openly beyond itself , and cries out ( so to speak ) mutely for the Creator .
Far from closing access to God , natural science can be an open door to a way ...

Author: R. D. Kernohan

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

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Category: Religion

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This book is an affirmation of the Scottish, Reformed and Presbyterian heritage at a crucial time in Scottish history - the coming of the new Scottish Parliament and the threshold of the new millennium. In a positive but self-critical mood, reflecting Christian faith and confidence in God's providence, it asks what it means to be reforming as well as Reformed, and explores neglected areas of cultural and scientific history.

Designing the City of Reason

The realm of unconsciousness was beyond rational control, beyond social
conventions and acceptability, where bodily desires and wishes competed for
immediate satisfaction. In the conscious world, the subject would engage in
rational ...

Author: Ali Madanipour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134103999

Category: Architecture

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With a practical approach to theory, Designing the City of Reason offers new perspectives on how differing belief systems and philosophical approaches impact on city design and development, exploring how this has changed before, during and after the impact of modernism in all its rationalism. Looking at the connections between abstract ideas and material realities, this book provides a social and historical account of ideas which have emerged out of the particular concerns and cultural contexts and which inform the ways we live. By considering the changing foundations for belief and action, and their impact on urban form, it follows the history and development of city design in close conjunction with the growth of rationalist philosophy. Building on these foundations, it goes on to focus on the implications of this for urban development, exploring how public infrastructures of meaning are constructed and articulated through the dimensions of time, space, meaning, value and action. With its wide-ranging subject matter and distinctive blend of theory and practice, this book furthers the scope and range of urban design by asking new questions about the cities we live in and the values and symbols which we assign to them.