Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
Descrying the Ideal: The Philosophy of John William Miller (Hardback)
  • Descrying the Ideal: The Philosophy of John William Miller (Hardback)
zoom

Descrying the Ideal: The Philosophy of John William Miller (Hardback)

(author)
£24.95
Hardback 147 Pages / Published: 30/06/2006
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Stephen Tyman introduces the thought of the late philosopher John William Miller and the unique conception of idealism he contributed to the philosophical tradition.A longtime Mark Hopkins Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Williams College featured prominently in Joseph Epstein s "Masters" "Portraits of" "Great" "Teachers, "John William Miller is now represented by five volumes, only one of which was published during his lifetime. The four posthumous volumes have been compiled by George Brockway, who has skillfully edited certain of Miller s archival writings into thematically structured works. The Miller Archive, housed in the library of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is a massive collection of papers written for widely various occasions, often in the form of personal letters, and composed over the course of six decades. The collection includes many fragments, a great deal of occasional material, and much duplication.Tyman has based his study on the published writings and on his own extensive research in the Miller Archive. He places Miller firmly in the German idealist tradition of Kant and Hegel, while showing that Miller s "historical idealism" furnishes a strikingly novel version of this philosophy. Tyman begins with Miller s most original concept, that of the "midworld," which orients the entirety of Miller s thinking and represents what may be the only successful resolution of the famous problem of "dualism" that has vexed modern philosophy since Descartes in the seventeenth century. Tyman offers a careful comparison of Miller s ethics with that of Kant, which leads naturally into a similar treatment of Miller s extensive reflections on "the philosophy of history."Throughout his discussion, Tyman emphasizes the aptness of Miller s conception of idealism in relation to contemporary discussion on a wide range of problems, and particularly upon the historical background of the conceptual problems that, both within and without classical idealism, have motivated the questions that characterize the contemporary situation. He has organized the book into chapters that cover the areas that Miller himself had marked off as central, showing how and why this centrality is conceived, and how it constitutes a revision of long-standing cognitive attitudes that have led to an impasse between idealism and its opponents, to the detriment of each. In particular, conceptions of causality, of morality and free will, of metaphysics and epistemology are subjected to critical review, as a wholly new vantage point concerning the nature of the philosophical enterprise arises."

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809318407
Number of pages: 147
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 230 x 140 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
National Populism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket
Wabi Sabi
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
How to Own the Room
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.