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Author Peperzak, Adriaan Theodoor, 1929-
Title Thinking about thinking : what kind of conversation is philosophy? / Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak.
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  BD21 .P435 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 211 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-201) and index.
Contents That we are a conversation -- On the unity of thematic philosophy and philosophy as history of thought -- The relevance of intersubjectivity for first philosophy and the history of philosophy -- Education: responsive tradition -- Philosophy: wise about friendship? -- Vocative -- Philosophy versus faith? -- The universality of a Christian philosophy -- Sacrificium laudis, sacrificium intellectus -- Philosophy as mediation between faith and culture.
Summary Thinking about Thinking examines philosophy from a variety of perspectives as a practice realized by persons who communicate with one another while reflecting about the meaning of human life and thought. Without forgetting the logical and methodological conditions of systematic thought, the author insists on the intimate connections that tie all philosophical texts and conversations to the lives from which they emerge. As product of an individual thinker, who, thanks to individual teachers, has been familiarized with particular traditions of a particular culture, each philosophy is unique. If it is a good one, it is also revealing for many--perhaps even for all--other philosophers. At the same time, all thinking is addressed to individual interlocutors, each of whom responds to it by transforming it into a different philosophy. This fact invites us to explore the dialogical dimension of thinking, which, in turn, refers us to the communitarian and historical contexts from which solitude, as well as solidarity, competition, alliances, and friendships in thought, emerge.
Subject Philosophy.
Philosophy and religion.
ISBN 0823240177 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780823240173 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780823240180 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0823240185 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard # 40020695906
OCLC number 723529563