The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Edward Craig surveys the history of modern thought, and argues that it is dominated by two pictures of man.

Author: Edward Craig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198236825

Category: Philosophy

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Seeking to rediscover the connection between philosophy as studied in universities and those general views of man and reality which are 'philosophy' to the educated layman, Edward Craig here offers a view of philosophy and its history since the early seventeenth century. He presents this period as concerned primarily with just two visions of the essential nature of man. One portrays human beings as made in the image of God, required to resemble him as far as lies in our power; the othersees us as autonomous creators of our own environment and values. The author writes with a broad sweep not encouraged by recent fashion, yet shows (with particular reference to Hume and Hegel) how textual detail which previous commentators have found opaque becomes transparent when viewed against such a background. In the final chapter he treats passages from recent work in the same way. The general conceptions which philosophical thought embodies can equally well be embodied in other media, especially literary. The author illustrates this point with German and English examples and thereby draws together disciplines often felt to be far apart. He also reveals striking similarities between Anglo-American and certain twentieth-century continental European lines of thought.
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The Works of Orestes A Brownson Scientific theories

as expressing not simple locomotion , but the advance of man or society toward
perfection , or from the less perfect to the more perfect . Society is for man , not
man for society . Progress , then , must be taken as the progress of man toward ...

Author: Orestes Augustus Brownson

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Works of Man

The works of man which have beenchanging theface oftheplanetsince prehistoric
timescan thus beseenasresponses toneeds which have eventually been satisfied
byhuman thought and ingenuity.These responses have themselves sprung ...

Author: Ronald Clark

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448206216

Category: History

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Works of Man is a chronicle of man's attempts from prehistoric times to the space age to exploit for his own purposes the slowly discerned laws of nature. Exciting, instructive, and eminently readable, this mine of information covers the broad sweep of technological achievements, from the invention of the wheel more than six millennia ago to the miniaturization of the electronic computer. Beginning with a description of the early builders in the days of ancient Babylon, continuing through to the end of the Roman Empire, the author goes on to explain the engineering principles that were gradually developed in the Dark Ages, enabling men to build the medieval cathedrals; to try to drain the Pontine marshes near Rome, the meres of Holland, and the British fenlands; and to raise the new military defenses that transformed warfare. Discussion of the work of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo leads on to the development of steam as a new source of power, and to the growth of civil engineering that followed in Europe and the rest of the world. Further chapters cover the change from sail to steam; canals; railways; the use of electricity; the growth of manned flight; the rise of the plastics industry; nuclear engineering; and the problems of space exploration.
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The Works of Aurelius Augustine

A New Translation Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.) Marcus Dods. PREFACE
TO THE TREATISE OX THE PERFECTION OF MAN'S RIGHTEOUSNESS . A
UGUSTINE has made no mention of this treatise in his book of Retractations ; for
the ...

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044012238028

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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Because man wil . sometimes , more delicious food . I have often regaled you
replied the mother , remain for a long time with the flesh of man . Tell us , said the
young quiet in his den . The old vultures will tell vultures , where man may be ...

Author: Samuel Johnson

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The Works of Jacques Bernadin Henri de Saint Pierre

Certain it is , that there is no work of Nature whose concert , or , if you will , whose
natural characoor is not strengthened by the habitation of man ; and which does
not , in its turn , communicate to the habitation of man some expression of ...

Author: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

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ISBN: BL:A0022891894

Category: French literature

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The Works of John Knox

this one and other work of God is most just ; and by such exemples of his
judgement , God erecteth and comforteth his afflicted . 25 . How oft that evill men
hurt good men , the wicked men sinne , and in the end they suffer just
punishment , and ...

Author: John Knox

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Works of Benjamin Wills Newton

What place then more fearful than that held by those who are the watchmen of
man ' s City — the strengtheners of its greatness — the defenders of its walls . If
that place had been held only by the Nimrods , and Cæsars , and Caiaphases of
 ...

Author: Benjamin Wills Newton

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The Works of Edmund Burke with a Memoir

Against these their rights of men let no go If civil society be the offspring of
convention , vernment look for security in the ... of things ; and the most violent
tyranny , or the greenest how can any man claim , under the conventions
usurpation .

Author: Edmund Burke

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044081149783

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The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift D D

man . punished at one time for what you would be rewarded in another . 2dly , Be
ready at all times , in your words and actions , to shew your loyalty to the king that
reigns over you , This is the plain manifest doctrine of Holy Scripture : " Submit ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

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The Works of Roger Hatchinson

Truly man's soul is immortal , and yet only God is immortal : for this word , “ only , "
doth not deny this privilege to other things , as to man's soul , to the angels ; but
God is said only to be immortal , as he is said only to be Man's soul good , and ...

Author: John BRUCE

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ISBN: BDM:13020100006383

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The Works of William Shakespeare

Small show of man was yet upon his chin ; His phænix down began but to appear
, Like unshorn velvet , on that termless skin , Whose bare out - bragg'd the web it
seem'd to wear : Yet show'd his visage by that cost more dear ; And nice ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011953879

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The Works of Aurelius Augustine Letters v 1 Translated by J G Cunningham 1872

the prodigious stature of Nævius , exceeding by a foot that of the tallest man . By
the way , I think you have been just too eager to discover some man to match him
; and when you did not succeed in the search , have resolved to make me ...

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

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ISBN: UCBK:C020228183

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