Cartesian Theodicy

Cartesian Theodicy

ARCHIVES OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS 168 ZBIGNIEW JANOWSKI CARTESIAN THEODICY DESCARTES QUEST FORCERTITUDE KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS 168 International Archives of the History of Ideas/ Archives Internationales Front Cover.

Author: Z. Janowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401091442

Category: Philosophy

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Almost all interpreters of Cartesian philosophy have hitherto focused on the epistemological aspect of Descartes' thought. In his Cartesian Theodicy, Janowski demonstrates that Descartes' epistemological problems are merely rearticulations of theological questions. For example, Descartes' attempt to define the role of God in man's cognitive fallibility is a reiteration of an old argument that points out the incongruity between the existence of God and evil, and his pivotal question `whence error?' is shown here to be a rephrasing of the question `whence evil?' The answer Descartes gives in the Meditations is actually a reformulation of the answer found in St. Augustine's De Libero Arbitrio and the Confessions. The influence of St. Augustine on Descartes can also be detected in the doctrine of eternal truths which, within the context of the 17th-century debates over the question of the nature of divine freedom, caused Descartes to ally himself with the Augustinian Oratorians against the Jesuits. Both in his Cartesian Theodicy as well as his Index Augustino-Cartesian, Textes et Commentaire Janowski shows that the entire Cartesian metaphysics can - and should - be read within the context of Augustinian thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Cartesian Theodicy

Cartesian Theodicy

Both in his Cartesian Theodicy as well as his Index Augustino-Cartesian, Textes et Commentaire Janowski shows that the entire Cartesian metaphysics can - and should - be read within the context of Augustinian thought.

Author: Z. Janowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402002572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Almost all interpreters of Cartesian philosophy have hitherto focused on the epistemological aspect of Descartes' thought. In his Cartesian Theodicy, Janowski demonstrates that Descartes' epistemological problems are merely rearticulations of theological questions. For example, Descartes' attempt to define the role of God in man's cognitive fallibility is a reiteration of an old argument that points out the incongruity between the existence of God and evil, and his pivotal question `whence error?' is shown here to be a rephrasing of the question `whence evil?' The answer Descartes gives in the Meditations is actually a reformulation of the answer found in St. Augustine's De Libero Arbitrio and the Confessions. The influence of St. Augustine on Descartes can also be detected in the doctrine of eternal truths which, within the context of the 17th-century debates over the question of the nature of divine freedom, caused Descartes to ally himself with the Augustinian Oratorians against the Jesuits. Both in his Cartesian Theodicy as well as his Index Augustino-Cartesian, Textes et Commentaire Janowski shows that the entire Cartesian metaphysics can - and should - be read within the context of Augustinian thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Cartesian Poetics

Cartesian Poetics

On theodicy and Descartes, see Zbigniew Janowski's Cartesian Theodicy: Descartes' Quest for Certitude (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2002) as well as C. P. Ragland, “Descartes's Theodicy,” Religious Studies 43.2 (2007): 125–44. 13.

Author: Andrea Gadberry

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226723167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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What is thinking? What does it feel like? What is it good for? Andrea Gadberry looks for answers to these questions in the philosophy of René Descartes and finds them in the philosopher’s implicit poetics. Gadberry argues that Descartes’s thought was crucially enabled by poetry and shows how markers of poetic genres from love lyric and elegy to the puzzling forms of the riddle and the anagram betray an impassioned negotiation with the difficulties of thought and its limits. Where others have seen Cartesian philosophy as a triumph of reason, Gadberry reveals that the philosopher accused of having “slashed poetry’s throat” instead enlisted poetic form to contain thought’s frustrations. Gadberry’s approach to seventeenth-century writings poses questions urgent for the twenty-first. Bringing literature and philosophy into rich dialogue, Gadberry centers close reading as a method uniquely equipped to manage skepticism, tolerate critical ambivalence, and detect feeling in philosophy. Helping us read classic moments of philosophical argumentation in a new light, this elegant study also expands outward to redefine thinking in light of its poetic formations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Augustine and Modernity

Augustine and Modernity

Zbigniew janowski, Index Augustino-Carte'sien: Textes et Commentaire, Histoire de la philosophie (Paris: Vrin, 2000); Cartesian Theodicy: Descartes' Quest for Certitude (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000). janowski admits this ...

Author: Michael Hanby

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415284684

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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This text debates the Augustinian origins of modern subjectivity & the Christian genesis of Western nihilism.
Categories: Religion

Biology Religion and Philosophy

Biology  Religion  and Philosophy

8 Hence, a Cartesian theodicy for the evidential problem of animal pain is a Cartesian explanation of why animals do ... Later Cartesians – such as Antoine Arnauld and Nicholas Malebranch – applied this view precisely to the problem of ...

Author: Michael Peterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107031487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the major issues at the biology-religion interface.
Categories: Philosophy

Exciting the Industry of Mankind George Berkeley s Philosophy of Money

Exciting the Industry of Mankind George Berkeley   s Philosophy of Money

CARTESIAN THEODICY DESCARTES ' QUEST FOR CERTITUDE Edited by ZBIGNIEW JANOWSKI 2000 , 182 pp ARCH 168 , ISBN 0-7923-6127 - X Almost all interpreters of Cartesian philosophy have hitherto focused on the epistemological aspect of ...

Author: C.G. Caffentzis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792362977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

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A comprehensive examination of George Berkeley's revolutionary views on money and banking. Berkeley broke the conceptual link between money and metallic substance in "The Querist", a work published between 1735 and 1737 in Dublin, consisting entirely of questions. This study explains what economic and social forces caused Berkeley to write "The Querist" in response to a major economic crisis in Ireland. It falsifies the view that Berkeley has nothing to tell us about our present and future social and economic life. For the "idealism" Berkeley found in the money form is becoming a fact of global economic life, when "xenomoney" and "virtual money" exchanges begin to dwarf commodity transactions, and the future becomes the dominant temporal dimension of economic activity. Philosophers, historians, cultural theorists, economists and lovers of Irish history should find this volume of interest.
Categories: Business & Economics

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture Volume IV

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture Volume IV

... Cartesian Theodicy. Descartes' Quest for Certitude. 2000 ISBN 0-7923-6127-X J.D. Popkin and R.H. Popkin (eds.): The Abbé Grégoire and his World. 2000 ISBN 0-7923–6247–0 C.G. Caffentzis: Exciting the Industry of Mankind.

Author: John Christian Laursen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401007443

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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This is the first book to bring together studies of a wide variety of millenarians who were active in the 17th and 18th centuries in France, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and eastern Europe. It provides much food for thought for students and teachers of early modern ideas, the history of philosophy and religion, and the making of the modern world. It opens up many avenues for further work.
Categories: Religion

The Return of Scepticism

The Return of Scepticism

2000 ISBN 0-7923-6097-4 Z. Janowski: Cartesian Theodicy. Descartes' Quest for Certitude. 2000 ISBN 0-7923-6127-X J.D. Popkin and R.H. Popkin (eds.): The Abbé Grégoire and his World. 2000 ISBN 0-7923–6247–0 C.G. Caffentzis: Exciting the ...

Author: Gianni Paganini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401701310

Category: Philosophy

Page: 495

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This collection of articles (the Vercelli conference proceedings) places the theme of scepticism within its philosophical tradition. It explores the English philosophical thinkers, the French context, as well as major Italian figures and Spanish culture. It pays special attention to the relationships between history of philosophical ideas and the problems rising from the history of sciences (medicine, physics, linguistics, historical scholarship) in the 17th and the18th centuries.
Categories: Philosophy

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Also of Interest CARTESIAN THEODICY by ZBIGNIEW JANOWSKI 2000 , 182 pp . ARCH 168 , ISBN 0-7923-6I27 - X Almost all interpreters of Cartesian philosophy have hitherto focused on the epistemological aspect of Descartes ' thought .

Author: Matt Goldish

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792368487

Category: History

Page: 232

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The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Categories: History

Paradise Postponed

Paradise Postponed

2000 ISBN 0-7923-6097-4 Z. Janowski: Cartesian Theodicy. Descartes' Quest for Certitude. 2000 ISBN 0-7923–6127-X J.D. Popkin and R.H. Popkin (eds.): The Abbé Grégoire and his World. 2000 ISBN 0-7923–6247–0 C.G. Caffentzis: Exciting the ...

Author: H. Hotson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401594943

Category: History

Page: 230

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This book provides a uniquely detailed case study of the origins of millenarianism within the vast opera of one of its earliest and most influential Calvinist exponents: the Herborn encyclopedist Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588-1638). The young Alsted, it emerges, looked forward not to the millennium of Apocalypse 20 but to a brief, final period of enhanced illumination described in a poorly understood central European tradition of astrological, alchemical, spiritualist, and generally `occult' prophetic speculation. It was the disasters following the Bohemian Revolt of 1618 which forced Alsted to recast these expectations as the more exclusively scriptural expectation of a literal millennium; and the material for this revision was found in a protracted dispute over the millennium between senior theologians in Herborn and Heidelberg and a little-known work on the conversion of the Jews by one of the figures most probably behind the composition of the Rosicrucian manifestos. Based on study of the full range of Alsted's works, his diverse sources, and widely dispersed manuscript material, the result is the first English book on 17th-century continental millenarianism and the first monograph in any language exclusively devoted to the origins of the doctrine within mainstream Protestantism.
Categories: History