The Mind of God and the Works of Man by Edward Craig

By Edward Craig

what's the connection among philosophy as studied in universities and people normal perspectives of guy and fact that are generally thought of "philosophy"? via his try to rediscover this connection, Craig bargains a view of philosophy and its background because the early seventeenth century. Craig discusses the 2 opposite visions of man's crucial nature that ruled this period--one portraying guy as made within the picture of God and required to resemble him as heavily as attainable, the opposite depicting guy because the self sustaining writer of his personal setting and values--and makes use of this context to explain formerly opaque textual aspect. Illustrating how basic ideas embodied via philosophical suggestion could be embodied in different media--especially literary--the writer brings jointly disparate disciplines; he additionally finds remarkable similarities among Anglo-American and likely 20th-century continental eu strains of thought.

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