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Human Destinies: Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty (Hardback)
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Human Destinies: Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty (Hardback)

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Hardback 656 Pages / Published: 30/12/2012
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From 1968 until his death in 2003, Gerald Hanratty was professor of philosophy at University College Dublin. In this volume to his memory, Fran O'Rourke has assembled twenty-six essays reflecting Hanratty's broad philosophical interests, dealing with central questions of human existence and the ultimate meaning of the universe. Whether engaged in historical investigations into Gnosticism or the Enlightenment, Hanratty was concerned with fundamental themes in the philosophy of religion and philosophical anthropology.

Human Destinies brings together a wide range of approaches to central questions of human nature and destiny. Included are historical studies of classical thinkers of the ancient and medieval periods (Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas) and of modern authors (Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Marcel, Adorno, Derrida, Plantinga, Scruton).

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN: 9780268037345
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 998 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Regardless of one's commitments regarding human nature and its context, one will find something of interest in this expansive, wide-ranging volume. . . . The wide variety of topics and the depth of these investigations makes very evident the richness of human being and this world, and indicate possibilities for continued investigation."--Augustinian Studies
"This is an admirable collection of essays honoring the memory of Gerald Hanratty as an inspiring teacher, admired colleague, and valued friend. It ranges impressively over the history of philosophy from Aristotle to the present. It does so with precise focus on the recurrent perplexities of the human condition. A remarkable tribute, it is full of diverse contributions marked by scholarly and intellectual excellence."--William Desmond, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and Villanova University
"This volume offers a significant contribution to the various fields within philosophy that its authors address. Many of the essays have an intrinsic contemporary appeal to scholars, academics, intellectuals, clergy, and students who are concerned with matters touching on both philosophical and theological issues of some significance--especially those essays that deal with classic models of human nature, popular atheist authors, Heidegger, and other twentieth-century thinkers such as Adorno, Ricoeur, Edith Stein, and Derrida."--Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University, San Antonio

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