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    Rationalism, Empiricism, and Pragmatism: An Introduction.W. J. L. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (3):535-535.
    This volume is intended for use in an undergraduate philosophy course employing the problems' approach. Chapter I provides a clear presentation of Cartesian rationalism. Following the exposition of Descartes' position, there is a section on the standard criticisms levelled by B. Russell. Aune defends the rationalist position with an outline of the traditional arguments for the validity of intuitive knowledge. Chapter I terminates with a list of "Study Questions" and an annotated bibliography suggesting further readings. Chapter II considers classical English (...)
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    Methods and Criteria of Reasoning: An Inquiry into the Structure of Controversy.W. S. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (3):513-513.
    This work, written well within the tradition of contemporary British analysis, attempts to cope with the question of why most philosophical problems, as well as many problems concerning the foundations of the sciences, have not yet been laid to rest. The author holds that most of these problems could be disposed of simply by stating the problem in such a way as would clearly indicate the means or lack of means by which the statement could be tested. --W. S. L.
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    Limitations of Logical and Scientific Reason and Its Development into Unfettered Philosophical Reason. [REVIEW]W. L. - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (3):593-593.
    An attempt to show the possibility of penetrating into the ultimate nature of things through the development of what the author calls "buddhi" or "philosophical" reason. Overcoming the limitations of "logical" or "scientific" reason as exemplified in classical physics, philosophical reason reconciles the dualism between knower and known and reveals the unity of the "within" and "without" of nature. This insight into ultimate reality occurs in a state of "dreamless sleep." The world of the "not-self" or of objects is disclosed (...)
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    The Methods of Contemporary Thought. [REVIEW]W. L. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):147-147.
    A compact, lucidly written book by a formal logician dealing with "the application of the laws of logic to various fields". After an introductory section in which the author fixes his terminology and clarifies the specific intent of the book, four "methods" are systematically discussed: the phenomenological, the semiotic, the axiomatic, and the reductive. According to Bochenski, the book is not intended to be philosophical in a primary sense. That is, the author is not himself immediately concerned with the justification (...)
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    Pragmatism.W. J. L. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (3):552-552.
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    The Crisis of Creativity. [REVIEW]W. L. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (2):378-379.
    Fr. Seidel sees "the crisis of creativity" as a perennial issue facing man, forcing him to make decisive choices that ultimately affect his destiny. The basic concern of the book is to analyze the creative process itself which Seidel does not accept as an irrational, brute eruption into consciousness. While recognizing the importance of the unconscious, he attempts to bring out those factors that are not immune to analysis. Drawing on insights of Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Freud, James, and Bergson, Seidel (...)
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    Version.W. H. L. - 1916 - The Classical Review 30 (04):124-.
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    Philosophy of History and the Problem of Values. [REVIEW]W. W. L. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (3):549-549.
    A book whose primary concern is to show the possibility of making objective value judgments within a context that acknowledges the inescapable historicity of the human situation. Mr. Stern discusses problems such as the nature of historical reality, the difference between past and present history, the questionable presuppositions of a teleological philosophy of history, and the confrontation in modernity between a doctrine of natural right and that of historicism. While accepting a kind of relativism consequent upon an historicist position, the (...)
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    George Berkeley.W. S. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):354-354.
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    The Metaphysics of Descartes. [REVIEW]W. L. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (2):362-362.
    An ambitious work that attempts to rethink the Meditations with Descartes. Beginning with a thorough discussion of the meaning of method in the Meditations and its role in Descartes' philosophy as a whole, Beck has written a detailed and scholarly work that tries to be as sympathetic as one can perhaps be to the Cartesian enterprise. Beck defends Descartes against criticisms made primarily by his contemporaries rather than by more recent philosophers, although these latter are given some acknowledgement. The book (...)
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    Political Man and Social Man. [REVIEW]W. L. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):824-824.
    A highly interesting selection of readings in political philosophy, drawing on specifically political thinkers as well as on recent work in sociology and psychology. Thus, there are selections from Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Bentham, Mill, Marx, and Engels, as well as from Weber, Riesman and Erikson. Wolff discusses the reasons for his selections in his introduction where he indicates the peculiar kind of relevance he believes empirical data to have for both "analytic" and "normative" political thought. An article by (...)
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    The Articles on Classical Subjects in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. [REVIEW]W. L. - 1912 - The Classical Review 26 (6):204-205.