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Irrationalism is the doctrine which holds that reality, in whole or in part, is not amenable to the conceptual thought of the intellect, or to reason or the spirit in general. Reality is said to be wholly incomprehensible or basically attainable only by acts independent of the intellect, such as

In: Sacramentum Mundi Online
Author: Gloy, Karen

1. The term “irrationalism” comes from the Lat. irrationalis, which ranges in meaning from the opposite of rationalis (i.e., “incomprehensible” or “illogical”) to the opposite of “reasonable” (i.e., an attitude that is not subject to the universal and subjectively communicable laws and

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

person accepts a contradiction, this person is irrational. This way of formulating it, however, is quite demanding. Indeed, it seems to be far too demanding to be able to count as common ground for all theories of rationality. In this essay, I want to examine whether this worry is warranted and, if it

In: Grazer Philosophische Studien

believe that there are decisive epistemic reasons not to believe in god. This is a paradigmatic case of epistemic irrationality. 1 In order to be epistemically rational , you should abandon one of your beliefs. But is it good for you to be rational in this case? What should you believe all things

In: Grazer Philosophische Studien

. terras que tractusque maris caelumque profundum ( Ecl . 4.51) This phenomenon is known by a number of names, including ‘irrational lengthening’, ‘lengthening in arsis’ and diastole . 2 The use of the term ‘lengthening’ is to some extent a misnomer, insofar as the vowel in question is

In: Mnemosyne

∫ υ υ̇). 26 2 Temporal Irrationality Besides these ‘rational’ feet (simple, syzygies, mixed), there exist ‘irrational’ varieties of some, at least, of the above simple rational feet. Three such instances are mentioned in our sources: the ‘cyclic anapaest’ (κυκλικὸς ἀνάπαιστος), the

In: Greek and Roman Musical Studies
Author: Stefan Büttner

The focus of the paper is that for Plato all kinds of knowing, including sense perception, are acts of distinguishing something (krinein). Emotions and strivings are depending on acts of distinguishing and each part of the soul has a specific way of knowing, feeling and desiring. The thymoeides desires pleasures which arise from the judgement (doxa) of individual abilities and achievements (erga). It is related to the individual cases in which these abilities or achievements are preserved or destroyed. The close relationship between logistikon and thymoeides results from the fact that the thymoeides deals with the sphere of doxa. That’s why it is more open to rational argumentation than the epithymētikon, whose primary sphere is sense perception.

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Emily Chester

associated with the enactment of the Cartesian Method. Rather than reductively diagnosing Beckett’s characters, I shall argue that it is Beckett’s literary performance of obsessions and compulsions that alerts us to the overlaps between the presence of obsessions and compulsions in a seemingly irrational

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

2013 : Rationality through Reasoning . Chichester : Wiley Blackwell . Davidson Donald 1985 : „ Incoherence and Irrationality .“ Dialectica 39 ( 4 ), 345 – 354 . Korsgaard Christine M. 2009 : Self-Constitution. Agency, Identity, and Integrity

In: Grazer Philosophische Studien
Russia is an enigmatic, mysterious country, situated between East and West not only spatially, but also mentally. Or so it is traditionally perceived in Western Europe and the Anglophone world at large. One of the distinctive features of Russian culture is its irrationalism, which revealed itself diversely in Russian life and thought, literature, music and visual arts, and has survived to the present day. Bridging the gap in existing scholarship, the current volume is an attempt at an integral and multifaceted approach to this phenomenon, and launches the study of Russian irrationalism in philosophy, theology, literature and the arts of the last two hundred years, together with its reflections in Russian reality.

Contributors: Tatiana Chumakova, David Gillespie, Arkadii Goldenberg, Kira Gordovich, Rainer Grübel, Elizabeth Harrison, Jeremy Howard, Aleksandr Ivashkin, Elena Kabkova, Sergei Kibalnik, Oleg Kovalov, Alexander McCabe, Barbara Olaszek, Oliver Ready, Oliver Smith, Margarita Odesskaia, Ildikó Mária Rácz, Lyudmila Safronova, Marilyn Schwinn Smith, Henrieke Stahl, Olga Stukalova, Olga Tabachnikova, Christopher John Tooke, and Natalia Vinokurova.