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The Theoretic Life - A Classical Ideal and its Modern Fate

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    Chapter 1 The New Barbarism: The Contest Between Classical Humanist Culture and Techno-Economic Pragmatism
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    Chapter 2 In Pursuit of the Noble: The Classical Birth of the Liberal Arts
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    Chapter 3 The Political and the Theoretic Life – The Challenge of Socrates
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    Chapter 4 Aristotelian Teleology: The Bridge Between Natural Philosophy and the Problem of “The Good Life”
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    Chapter 5 The Aristotelian Revolution: The Autonomy of the Theoretic Life and the Dream of Universal Science
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    Chapter 6 The Rebirth of Time: Sir. Francis Bacon and the Origins of Modernity
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    Chapter 7 Bacon’s New Magic: The Transfigured Aim of the Sciences
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    Chapter 8 Technology Displaces Metaphysics – Bacon’s New Hierarchy of the Arts and Sciences
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    Chapter 9 Breaking Aristotle’s Bridge: The Modern Philosophical Critique of Teleology
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    Chapter 10 The Enlightenment as a Baconian Revolution
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    Chapter 11 Metaphysics Dethroned: Hume, Kant, and the “Self-Limitation of Reason”
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    Chapter 12 Progressivism, Commerce, and the Triumph of Machine Civilization
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    Chapter 13 The Classical Ideal of High Culture in the Democratic Age
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    Chapter 14 The Theoretic Life and the Challenge of American Pragmatism: Dewey and the Greeks in Contention
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    Chapter 15 A Reply to Dewey
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    Chapter 16 The Contemporary Crisis of the Humanities: The Attack on the Western Canon and The Long Arm of Nietzsche, Marx, and Foucault
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    Chapter 17 The New Protrepticus: A Concluding Exhortation to the Theoretic Life
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The Theoretic Life - A Classical Ideal and its Modern Fate
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Springer International Publishing, January 2018
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-02281-5
978-3-03-002280-8, 978-3-03-002281-5

Alexander S. Rosenthal-Pubul, Rosenthal-Pubul, Alexander S.

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