Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. vii

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Introduction: Philosophy in Wilderness

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pp. ix-xxii

We sometimes think a dawn of meaning or discovery brings answers to a restless, questioning mind. But often it opens new vistas and sometimes boundless ones. Then life's streams and seas lift us bodily, offer glimpses of worlds too strange to know and sounds of grief or celebration. This is the tangled and alluring place in which our lives are found, bound in ...

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Preface

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pp. 9-12

A life's work takes shape slowly. There is a periodicity about it. At intervals of years there comes a real show-down. Then one discovers, within the scope of his powers at the time, what he has been about. These pages represent such a period for me. Since they rounded out in the fall of 1953, the period which they represent has assumed ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 13-16

First and foremost I must speak of my debt to Gabriel Marcel. It pervades the pages of this work. The many explicit references to his thought, where time and again things he has said slipped into place, only partially convey the nature and extent of my debt to him. My intense interest in Marcel's writings was the natural consequence of ...

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Introduction to the 1958 Edition

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pp. 17-32

After weighing my words carefully, I do not hesitate to say that my encounter with the thought and personality of Henry Bugbee will prove to have been a noteworthy event in my life. This encounter is reminiscent of my discovery more than forty years ago of the major work of another American, W. E. Hocking, to whom, with Henri ...

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The Inward Morning

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pp. 33-232

In the chapter of his Autobiography entitled "Projective Verse," William Carlos Williams has recorded the notion that in the writing of a poem one perception must move instantly on another; also "form is never more than an extension of content."1 Now for me philosophy is in the end an approximation to the poem, "a structure built upon ...

Index

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pp. 233-234