Human Destinies: Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty

Human Destinies: Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty

By: Fran O'Rourke (editor)Hardback

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From 1968 until his death in 2003, Gerald Hanratty was professor of philosophy at University College Dublin. In this volume to his memory, Fran O'Rourke has assembled twenty-six essays reflecting Hanratty's broad philosophical interests, dealing with central questions of human existence and the ultimate meaning of the universe. Whether engaged in historical investigations into Gnosticism or the Enlightenment, Hanratty was concerned with fundamental themes in the philosophy of religion and philosophical anthropology."Human Destinies" brings together a wide range of approaches to central questions of human nature and destiny. Included are historical studies of classical thinkers of the ancient and medieval periods (Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas) and of modern authors (Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Marcel, Adorno, Derrida, Plantinga, Scruton)."This volume offers a significant contribution to the various fields within philosophy addressed by its authors. Many of the essays have an intrinsic contemporary appeal to scholars and intellectuals concerned with matters touching on both philosophical and theological issues of significance." Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University, San Antonio"

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Fran O'Rourke is associate professor of philosophy at University College Dublin. He is the author of "Pseudo-Dionysius and the Metaphysics of Aquinas" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005).Contributors Fran O'Rourke, Peter L. P. Simpson, Rowland Stout, Andrew Smith, Eoin G. Cassidy, Cyril O'Regan, Michael Nolan, Patrick Masterson, Tim Lynch, James R. O'Shea, Ciaran McGlynn, Maria Baghramian, Mark Dooley, Brendan Purcell, Brendan Sweetman, Ciaran Benson, Richard Kearney, Dermot Moran, Belinda McKeon, Brian Elliott, Eileen Brennan, Liberato Santoro-Brienza, Brian O'Connor, Timothy Mooney, David Walsh, and Gerard Casey."

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  • publication date: 15/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780268037345
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9780268037345
  • weight: 998
  • ISBN10: 0268037345

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