ON KNOWING REALITY is the first English translation with commentary of a crucial chapter of the Bodhisattvabhumi composed in Sanskrit in the late fourth century of the philosopher-sage Asanga founder of the yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism.
Having done so , he is said to know Suchness ( tathata ) directly , i.e. , reality as it really is ( yathabhutam ) , by viewing it in accordance with the Middle Path ( madhyama pratipat ) mode of view . Since this chapter is addressed ...
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Category: Mahayana Buddhism
Social scientific studies of medicine typically assume that systems of medical knowledge are uniform and consistent. But while anthropologists have long rejected the notion that cultures are discrete, bounded, and rule-drive entities, medical anthropology has been slower to develop alternative approaches to understanding cultures of health. This provocative volume considers the theoretical, methodological, and ethnographic implications of the fact that medical knowledge is frequently dynamic, incoherent, and contradictory, and that and our understanding of it is necessarily incomplete and partial. In diverse settings from indigenous cultures to Western medical industries, contributors consider such issues as how to define the boundaries of “medical” knowledge versus other kinds of knowledge; how to understand overlapping and shifting medical discourses; the medical profession’s need for anthropologists to produce “explanatory models”; the limits of the Western scientific method and the potential for methodological pluralism; constraints on fieldwork including violence and structural factors limiting access; and the subjectivity and interests of the researcher. On Knowing and Not Knowing in the Anthropology of Medicine will stimulate innovative thinking and productive debate for practitioners, researchers, and students in the social science of health and medicine.
Knowing. about. not. Knowing. MURRAY. LAST. Introduction. I wish to raise the question of how much people know, and care to know, about their own medical culture and how much a practitioner needs to know in order to practice medicine.1 ...
Author: Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry Roland Littlewood
Category: Social Science
The development of a phenomenological approach to religion and the rise of perspectivism are challenging anthropology’s exclusive rootedness in the ontology of secularism. When considered with the increased interest in the anthropology of religion as an area of study, it is clear that there is a growing need for non-reductionist representations of Christian thought and experience in ethnography. This volume is intended as a critique of anthropology’s epistemological and ontological assumptions and a demonstration of the value added by an expanded set of parameters for the field. The book’s core argument is that while ethnographers have allowed their own perspectives to be positively influenced by the perspectives of their informants, until recently anthropology has done little in the way of adopting these other viewpoints as critical tools for analysis precisely because it has represented those viewpoints from a limited epistemological perspective. With chapters organized around topics in epistemology and ontology written by scholars of anthropology, theology and history, and an afterword by Joel Robbins, the book is essential reading for scholars of the anthropology of religion as well as other philosophically-oriented social scientists, theologians and those who are interested in gaining further insight into the human condition.
Kerry Dearborn suggests that biblical wisdom on knowing and caring for the stranger offers meaningful resources for anthropological pursuits of knowing the other, as well as possible strategies for the disciplines of theology and ...
Author: Eloise Meneses
Category: Social Science
Beautifully designed and affordably priced, each gift book features God's unchanging words arranged thematically on a variety of subjects. Great for gifts or personal devotions.
Knowing God 69 73 77 82 88 94 99 Know God through Jesus' Life................... Know God through His Forgiveness........... Know God by Searching for Him................ Know God by Hoping in Him...................... Knowing God ...
Author: The Livingstone Corporation
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
The importance of knowing and being known is at the heart of the human experience and has always been the core of the psychoanalytic enterprise. Freud named his central Oedipal construct after Sophocles’ great play that dramatically encapsulated the desire, difficulty, and dangers involved in knowing and being known. Psychoanalysis’ founder developed a methodology to facilitate unconscious material becoming conscious, that is, making the unknown known to help us better understand ourselves and our relational lives, including psychic trauma, and multigenerational histories. This book will stimulate readers to contemplate knowing and being known from multiple perspectives. It bursts with thought-provoking ideas and intriguing cases illuminated by penetrating reflections from diverse theoretical perspectives. It will sensitize readers to this theme’s omnipresent, varied importance in the clinical setting and throughout life. Accomplished contributors discuss a wide variety of fascinating topics, illustrated by rich clinical material. Their contributions are grouped under these headings: Knowing through dreams; Knowing through appearances; Dreading and longing to be known; The analyst’s ways of knowing and communicating; Knowing in the contemporary sociocultural context; The known analyst; and No longer known. Readers will find each section deeply informative, stimulating thought, insights, and ideas for clinical practice. Psychoanalytic Explorations in Knowing and Being Known will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, students in these disciplines, and members of related scholarly communities.
Knowing and being known to oneself and others has been a central theme in psychoanalysis since its inception. Freud thought that curiosity about how babies were conceived was a forerunner of curiosity later on. Knowing and not knowing ...
Author: Brent Willock
Well before the current age of discourse, deconstruction, and multiculturalism, Richard McKeon propounded a philosophy of pluralism showing how "facts" and "values" are dependent on diverse ways of reading texts. This book is a transcription of an entire course, including both lectures and student discussions, taught by McKeon. As such, it provides an exciting introduction to McKeon's conception of pluralism, a central aspect of neo-Pragmatism, while demonstrating how pluralism works in a classroom setting. In his lectures, McKeon outlines the entire history of Western thinking on the sciences. Treating the central concepts of motion, space, time, and cause, he traces modern intellectual debates back to the ancient Greeks, notably Plato, Aristotle, Democritus, and the Sophists. As he brings the story of Western science up to the twentieth century, he uses his fabled semantic schema (reproduced here for the first time) to uncover new ideas and observations about cosmology, mechanics, dynamics, and other aspects of physical science. Illustrating the broad historical sweep of the lectures are a series of discussions which give detail to the course's intellectual framework. These discussions of Plato, Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, and Maxwell are perhaps the first published rendition of a philosopher in literal dialogue with his students. Led by McKeon's pointed questioning, the discussions reveal the difficulties and possibilities of learning to engage in serious intellectual communication.
Well, the principle is comprehensive, comprehensive in that whatever it is that you know, all instances of your knowing, would all be explained by the same cause. It would be an inclusive cause that interrelates them.
Author: Richard P. McKeon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
As a philosopher, Richard McKeon spent his career developing Pragmatism in a new key, specifically by tracing the ways in which philosophic problems arise in fields other than philosophy—across the natural and social sciences and aesthetics—and showed the ways in which any problem, pushed back to its beginning or taken to its end, is a philosophic problem. The roots of this book, On Knowing—The Social Sciences, are traced to McKeon’s classes where he blended philosophy with physics, ethics, politics, history, and aesthetics. This volume—the second in a series—leaves behind natural science themes to embrace freedom, power, and history, which, McKeon argues, lay out the whole field of human action. The authors McKeon considers—Hobbes, Machiavelli, Spinoza, Kant, and J. S. Mill—show brilliantly how philosophic methods work in action, via analyses that do not merely reduce or deconstruct meaning, but enhance those texts by reconnecting them to the active history of philosophy and to problems of ethics, politics, and history. The waves of modernism and post-modernism are receding. Philosophic pluralism is now available, fully formulated, in McKeon’s work, spreading from the humanities to the social sciences.
Principle tells us that we can undertake an action because we can know ourselves. Only the wise man is free, but the citizen in the state can also be free. So, as a kind of holoscopic principle, this reflexive principle doubles its ...
Author: Richard P. McKeon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
We go back to our ancient saying whether it is ancient Greek saying or Indian or of any other country where people always laid stress on a person knowing himself, knowing thyself before one seeks to learn about the world.
Author: India. External Publicity Division
Getting information to perform both roles the best way it can is not based on knowing how to use the tools but in knowing what each one can do, and cannot do, and what a combination of tools can ...
The answer depends on knowing how extensive the differences are between one language or dialect and another, and on knowing where the cost of misunderstanding comes too high. The place to begin is English. I return to my analogy.
Author: Dwight Bolinger
Category: Intonation (Phonetics).