An Integrative Habit of the Mind
John Henry Newman on the Path to Wisdom
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Northern Illinois University Press
Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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...some of this material has been delivered at oxford university, The catholic university of Leuven, The World universities Forum (davos, switzerland), The American catholic Philosophical Association, Baylor university, The university of dallas, and Mcneese state university. Moreover, some parts of the book are derived from previously published ...
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...“usually people look at you when they’re talking to you. i know that they’re working out what i’m thinking, but i can’t tell what they’re thinking. it is like being in a room with a one-way mirror in a spy film.”—Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time“The goal of philosophy is always the same, to assist men to understand ...
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...“We see but in part, and we know but in part, and therefore it is no wonder we conclude not right from our partial views. This might instruct the proudest esteemer of his own parts, how useful it is to talk and consult with others, even such as came short of him in capacity, quickness and penetration: for since no one sees all, and we generally ...
2—A Matter of Proper Fit
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...“For the educated person seeks exactness in each area to the extent that the nature of the subject allows; for apparently it is just as mistaken to demand demonstrations from a rhetorician as to accept [merely] “Wisdom cannot mean constant reflection. A wise person must be guided by her reflective values in some sense, but being a reflective ...
3—A Connected View
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...“every person who is actually absorbed in any given form of experience is by the very absorption committed to the opinion that no other form is valid, that his form is the only one adequate to the comprehension of reality. Hence arise discords; for when artists and scientists, who after all do inhabit a common world of fact, meet and discuss their aims, ...
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...“We who plague people with words are many nowadays, while those undergirding the threefold focus of this book is an emphasis on the importance of cultivating and embodying an integrative habit of mind. i have drawn attention to the thick aspects of epistemic reflection and con-duct and stressed the importance of moving from a particular set of claims ...
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Page Count: 140
Publication Year: 2012