Human Knowing: A Prelude to Metaphysics (Paperback)
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Human Knowing: A Prelude to Metaphysics (Paperback)

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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 30/09/2005
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Human Knowing is a clearly-written, brief introduction to philosophic thinking that guides the reader through an exploration of sense perception, ordinary knowing, scientific knowing, and philosophic knowing. This philosophic journey culminates in a justification of philosophy itself as a genuine form of knowing and thus is a natural prelude to metaphysics. Though Felt has largely managed to avoid unfamiliar language, the development is a genuine exercise in philosophic thinking. The outcome amounts to a contemporary expression of a position that is basically like that of Thomas Aquinas though enriched by insights from Bergson, Whitehead, and phenomenology. The book is accessible, smart, and refreshing. Any interested general reader or student will profit from reading it.

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN: 9780268028794
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 231 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm


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." . . [T]his is an engaging work--bright, readable, and tightly argued. It should serve as a fine undergraduate introduction to epistemology."--The Review of Metaphysics
"A strong case for relational realism is presented with a carefully outlined argument and discussion of classic examples from many major philosophers, including Locke, Hume, Kant, Searle, Merleau-Ponty, Kuhn, Whitehead, and Aquinas. Numerous analogies from common experience and chapter review questions are provided (plus a dab of humor and poetry). Felt successfully proves with his relational realism that we are not, as some philosophers might call us, merely meat-robots."--Dialogue
"This fine book is ideal for introductory courses in philosophy, and it is executed and backed up by careful, sophisticated philosophical analysis and insight."--W. Norris Clarke, S.J., Fordham University

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