Ideas Have a History: Perspectives on the Western Search for Truth

Ideas Have a History: Perspectives on the Western Search for Truth

By: Frederika Oosterhoff (author)Paperback

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Ideas Have a History offers a history of ideas from ancient Greece to postmodern times. From the time of the Greeks, the West has experienced a dramatic transition in the way it views "truth." For there no longer exists a blind faith in the objective truth, but, rather a denial of the possibility of truth. What role have religion, philosophy, and science played in this transition? Ideas Have a History should be of interest to all those who are interested in the relationship between science and religion, in the role that theory of knowledge plays in human thought and action belief systems, and in the manner in which a study of the past helps elucidate the present.

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Frederika Oosterhoff is a retired Professor of European History.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Early Greek Thinkers Chapter 4 The Athenian Philosophers Chapter 5 Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages Chapter 6 Late-Medieval Culture Chapter 7 The Scientific Revolution Chapter 8 A Clockwork Universe Chapter 9 Descartes' Quest for Certainty Chapter 10 John Locke on Human Understanding Chapter 11 The French Enlightenment Chapter 12 The Limitations of Reason: Hume and Kant Chapter 13 The Rise of Darwinism Chapter 14 Radical Evolutionism Chapter 15 Positivism, Idealism, and the Study of History Chapter 16 The Higher Criticism Chapter 17 The Find de siecle Chapter 18 The Turn to the Irrational Chapter 19 The New Mathematics and Physics Chapter 20 Logical Positivism and Existentialism Chapter 21 Postmodernism: Theories of Language and Literature Chapter 22 A Christian Critique of Modernism Chapter 23 New Ways of Knowing (1) Chapter 24 New Ways of Knowing (2) Chapter 25 Epilogue Chapter 26 Chronology Chapter 27 Bibliography Chapter 28 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/06/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780761820314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780761820314
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 0761820310

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