Investigations in European Philosophy: A Translation of Heimo Hofmeister's "Philosophisch Denken" (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. No. 60)

Investigations in European Philosophy: A Translation of Heimo Hofmeister's "Philosophisch Denken" (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. No. 60)

By: D.B. Greene (author)Hardback

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Dr. Heimo Hofmeister is the Chair of Philosophy in the Protestant Theology Faculty at the University of Heidgelberg, and has twice served as the Dean of that faculty. One of the most significant figures in contemporary German philosophy and ethics, he has recently published landmark works in medical ethics and the nature of warfare. A Russian translation of this book has already been published in 2000 and a second edition in German came out at the same time, and is almost sold out. This is the much awaited, first English translation of Dr. Heimo Hofmeister's groundbreaking work.

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David B. Greene earned his A.B. degree at Harvard, where he took the Wistler Prize as the first-ranking major in Music. After studying theology at Princeton Theological Seminary (B.D.), he did his Ph.D. at Yale in a program directed jointly by the Yale School of Music and the Department of Religious Studies. For twenty-two years he taught music and philosophy of art at Wabash College, where he chaired first the Department of Music and then the Division of the Humanities. At present he directs the Arts Studies Program at North Carolina State University. He is author of Temporal Processes in Beethoven's Music, Mahler, Consciousness and Temporality and Listening to Strauss Operas. The Audience's Multiple Standpoint, as well as over thirty articles on music, arts and ideas.


Author's Foreword; Preface by Harold Durfee; Translator's Foreword; 1. The Search for a Foundation of All Knowing and Being; 2. Every Beginning Is Doubly Difficult: What Can Be a Fundamental Principle? 3. What Then Is the Situation and Task of Philosophy? 4. The ARCHE as Idea. Explication and First Answer; 5. An Alternative to the Arche as Idea: the Atom; 6. The Theory of Knowledge and a First Reconsideration, or, Doubt: Whether the Philosophical Path of Thought Is Correct; 7. Fundamental Concepts of Ontology; 8. The Destruction of Ontological Thinking; 9. Is Philosophy Metaphysics? 10. The Discovery of the I as Fundamental Principle: Can the I Be Arche? 11. Beginning of the Modern Theory of Knowledge; 12. Theory of Knowledge as Transcendental Ontology; 13. The Transformation of the Concept of Substance; 14. Logic and Truth; 15. Synthetic and Analytic Judgment; 16. Philosophy as Dialectic; 17. Post-Hegelian Theory of Knowledge; 18. Theory of Science; 19. Phenomenology and Existential Ontology; 20. To Philosophize on the Theme of Language; 21. Freedom and Responsibility; 22. What Should I Do? 23. The Categorical Imperative; 24. The Human as a Philosophical Problem; 25. History and the Present; 26. Religion; 27. Closing: The Lost Foundation of All Knowing and All Being; Bibliography of English Texts; Index of Names; Subject Index

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  • publication date: 30/09/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773462687
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 502
  • ID: 9780773462687
  • ISBN10: 0773462686

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