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James Kern Feibleman - Author

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Religious Platonism

Religious Platonism

Author: James Kern Feibleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

In Plato's Laws is the earliest surviving fully developed cosmological argument. His influence on the philosophy of religion is wide ranging and this book examines both that and the influence of religion on Plato. Central to Plato's thought is the theory of forms, which holds that there exists a realm of forms, perfect ideals of which things in this world are but imperfect copies. In this book, originally published in 1959, Feibleman finds two diverse strands in Plato's philosophy: an idealism centered upon the Forms denying full ontological status to the realm of becoming, and a moderate realism granting actuality equal reality with Forms. For each strand Plato developed a conception of religion: a supernatural one derived from Orphism, and a naturalistic religion revering the traditional Olympian deities.

Religious Platonism

Religious Platonism

Author: James Kern Feibleman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/04/2013

In Plato's Laws is the earliest surviving fully developed cosmological argument. His influence on the philosophy of religion is wide ranging and this book examines both that and the influence of religion on Plato. Central to Plato's thought is the theory of forms, which holds that there exists a realm of forms, perfect ideals of which things in this world are but imperfect copies. In this book, originally published in 1959, Feibleman finds two diverse strands in Plato's philosophy: an idealism centered upon the Forms denying full ontological status to the realm of becoming, and a moderate realism granting actuality equal reality with Forms. For each strand Plato developed a conception of religion: a supernatural one derived from Orphism, and a naturalistic religion revering the traditional Olympian deities.

Adaptive Knowing

Adaptive Knowing

Author: James Kern Feibleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/1977

The acquisition of knowledge is not a single unrelated occasion but rather an adaptive process in which past acquisitions modify present and future ones. In Part I of this essay in epistemology it is argued that coping with knowledge is not a passive affair but dynamic and active, involving its continuance into the stages of assimilation and deployment. In Part II a number of specific issues are raised and discussed in order to explore the dimensions and the depths of the workings of adaptive knowing. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Activity as A Source of Knowledge first appeared in Tulane Studies in Philosophy, XII, 1963; Knowing, Doing and Being in Ratio, VI, 1964; On Beliefs and Believing in Tulane Studies, XV, 1966; Absent Objects in Tulane Studies, XVII, 1968; The Reality Game in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; Adaptive Responses and The Ecosys tem in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; The Mind-Body Problem in the Philosophical Journal, VII, 1970; and The Knowledge of The Known in the International Logic Review, I, 1970. PART I COPING WITH KNOWLEDGE CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE I. THE CHOSEN APPROACH You are about to read a study of epistemology, one which has been made from a realistic standpoint. It is not the first of such interpre tations, and it will not be the last.

Adaptive Knowing

Adaptive Knowing

Author: James Kern Feibleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1976

The acquisition of knowledge is not a single unrelated occasion but rather an adaptive process in which past acquisitions modify present and future ones. In Part I of this essay in epistemology it is argued that coping with knowledge is not a passive affair but dynamic and active, involving its continuance into the stages of assimilation and deployment. In Part II a number of specific issues are raised and discussed in order to explore the dimensions and the depths of the workings of adaptive knowing. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Activity as A Source of Knowledge first appeared in Tulane Studies in PhilosoPhy, XII, 1963; Knowing, Doing and Being in Ratio, VI, 1964; On Beliefs and Believing in Tulane Studies, XV, 1966; Absent Objects in Tulane Studies, XVII, 1968; The Reality Game in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; Adaptive Responses and The Ecosys tem in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; The Mind-Body Problem in the Philosophical Journal, VII, 1970; and The Knowledge of The Known in the International Logic Review, I, 1970. PART I COPING WITH KNOWLEDGE CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE 1. THE CHOSEN APPROACH You are about to read a study of epistemology, one which has been made from a realistic standpoint. It is not the first of such interpre tations, and it will not be the last.