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The Resource Will, Imagination, and Reason : Babbitt, Croce and the Problem of Reality

Will, Imagination, and Reason : Babbitt, Croce and the Problem of Reality

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Will, Imagination, and Reason : Babbitt, Croce and the Problem of Reality
Title
Will, Imagination, and Reason
Title remainder
Babbitt, Croce and the Problem of Reality
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Will, Imagination, and Reason sets forth a new understanding of reality and knowledge with far-reaching implications for the study of man and society. Employing a systematic approach, Claes Ryn goes to the philosophical depths to rethink and reconstitute the epistemology of the humanities and social sciences. He shows that will and imagination, together, constitute our basic outlook on life and that reason derives its material and general orientation from the interaction between them. The imaginative master-minds?novelists, poets, composers, painters, and others?powerfully affect the sensibility and direction of society. Sometimes a distorting, self-serving willfulness at the base of their visions draws civilization, including reason, into dangerous illusion. More penetrating and balanced vision and rationality spring from a different quality of will. Ryn explains the kind of interplay between will, imagination, and reason that is conducive to a deepened sense of reality and to intellectual understanding. He argues that human life and self-knowledge are inescapably historical. In developing his dialectical view of intellect, he draws from Irving Babbitt, Benedetto Croce, and other philosophers to refute positivistic, formalistic, and ahistorical theories of knowledge and to develop his alternative. Advancing a systematic epistemological argument, Ryn throws much new light on the nature of reason but also on central issues of ethics and aesthetics. This trenchant and original work is indispensable to philosophers, social, political and cultural theorists, literary scholars, and historians."--Provided by publisher
Dewey number
191
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Babbitt, Irving
  • Will
  • Reality
  • Imagination
Label
Will, Imagination, and Reason : Babbitt, Croce and the Problem of Reality
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 5 ?The Scandal of Reason?
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 6 Historical Knowledge
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 7 The Logic of Knowledge
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 8 Will and Knowledge
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • part Two
  • Part One
  • chapter 9 Will and Imaginative Truth
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 10 Intuitive Wisdom and Illusion
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 11 The Way to Reality
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 12 Imaginative Perception of the Universal
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 13 Will, Imagination and Reason
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 1 The Ethical Will and Reality
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 2 The Challenge of Modern Aesthetics
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 3 Scientific Reason and Experience
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 4 Philosophical Reason
Control code
on1004181234
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351299121
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781351299121
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004181234
Label
Will, Imagination, and Reason : Babbitt, Croce and the Problem of Reality
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 5 ?The Scandal of Reason?
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 6 Historical Knowledge
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 7 The Logic of Knowledge
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 8 Will and Knowledge
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • part Two
  • Part One
  • chapter 9 Will and Imaginative Truth
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 10 Intuitive Wisdom and Illusion
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 11 The Way to Reality
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 12 Imaginative Perception of the Universal
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 13 Will, Imagination and Reason
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 1 The Ethical Will and Reality
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 2 The Challenge of Modern Aesthetics
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 3 Scientific Reason and Experience
  • Claes G. Ryn
  • chapter 4 Philosophical Reason
Control code
on1004181234
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351299121
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781351299121
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004181234

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