Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought: Part One

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SUNY Press, Nov 20, 2001 - Philosophy - 425 pages
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Significant twentieth-century thinkers offer views of Neoplatonism as having relevance to contemporary life and thought. Specifically discussed is how Neoplatonism relates to contemporary science and contemporary philosophy, including metaphysics and environmental thought.
 

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Contents

Science and the Great Chain of Being
1
Scientific Realism and Plotinus Metaphysic of Nature
13
A Neoplatonic Perspective in Evolutionary Biology
73
Abduction and the Foundations of the Logic of Discovery
85
Holism Fractal Geometry and MindinNature
103
Some Reflections on the Neoplatonic View of Space And Time
119
The Influence of Plotinus on Bergsons Critique of Empirical Science
139
NEOPLATONISM AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY
163
Whitehead Contemplates Plotinus
205
Toward Reconstruction of Neoplatonic Metaphysics
221
Santayanas Christian NeoPlatonism
271
Plotinus and Wittgenstein on Memory
303
The Neoplatonism of Dean Inge
313
Paul Tillichs System and Neoplatonism
325
The Contemporary Christian Platonism of AH Armstrong
335
Neoplatonic Background of the Metaphysics of Karl Jaspers and Its Impact on His Moral Philosophy
347

Charles S Peirce as Neoplatonist
165
Between Platonism and Neoplatonism
183
The Place of NeoPlatonism in the PostModern World
387
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R. Baine Harris is Eminent Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Old Dominion University. He is the editor of Authority: A Philosophical Analysis, and The Structure of Being: A Neoplatonic Approach and Neoplatonism and Indian Thought, both published by SUNY Press.