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situation is highly observer-dependent and context-dependent; we are not suggesting that each situation in life has a unique essence. Quite the opposite! But whenever we face a new situation, our brain does indeed extract for us an essence, and it does this rapidly and unconsciously, thereby instilling in

In: Wie entsteht Neues?

between an aesthetic, an ethical, or a religious life and its solitary lonely values. It is the same dilemma described by William James’ when one is faced with a forced, living, and momentous option; when a climber is confronted in the Alps with the peril of a deadly leap; or to risk waiting and perhaps

In: Consciousness and Loneliness: Theoria and Praxis

replace Freud’s primary principle of libidinal energy with the anxiety of isolation and the drive for intimacy. From the beginning of life and consciousness, I view the solitary self as emotionally seeking a mutual affective and cognitive unification, an attachment with and to another reflexive being

In: Consciousness and Loneliness: Theoria and Praxis

, psychological, developmental history of consciousness as given directly, immediately to and within awareness. During this thoroughly primary and primitive juncture of consciousness as it surfaces from the depths of newborn life with its “own” defining appearances, there is a complete absence of synthesizing

In: Consciousness and Loneliness: Theoria and Praxis
Author: Reimund Leicht

more attention to a couple of historical details which seem to indicate that the processes were more complicated than they might seem at first sight. Moreover, it will be shown that the cultural and educational ideals that characterized and motivated Judah Ibn Tibbon were those he brought with him from

In: Studies in the Formation of Medieval Hebrew Philosophical Terminology
Author: Boris Hennig

for its eventual deterioration, but also a reason for the very need to absorb new matter and get rid of old matter. And this, after all, is what life is about. That is, if the constituents of their bodies would never reassert themselves, living beings would probably be radically different, if they

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Laura Candiotto

construction of a new context. Foucault identifies philosophy as a form of life in the choice of telling the truth in relation to power. Thus, it is the responsibility of the individual who, instead of living passively or unconsciously her relation with power, develops a critical attitude, which enables her

In: Platonism
Author: Vasilis Politis

contradistinction to knowing it. It can be shown, by a careful reading of 63e–68c, that the earlier epistemological claim is both about inquiry and about knowledge. Socrates starts (63e8–64a3) by stating that, as it seems to him, the person who has dedicated his life to philosophy may be well-disposed and hopeful

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Giulio Sciacca

members have the potentiality to possess an intergenerational life cycle, and (iii) to have a minimal functional autonomy. “Living agents” is, according to Wilson, a homeostatic property cluster kind, whose cluster of property is quite broad, including among the others “having heterogeneous

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Asaph Ben-Tov

agenda, the young professor came under the influence of Martin Luther and was to play a central role in the unfolding of the Reformation for the next forty-two years of his life. In these early Sturm und Drang years of the Reformation, Melanchthon fully accepted Luther’s rejection of most of

In: Biography, Historiography, and Modes of Philosophizing