The Thinking Self

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 1997 - Philosophy - 157 pages
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One of the principle characteristics of contemporary inquiry is the rediscovery of human consciousness. This book attempts to develop that experience and continue the insight of the legendary Hermes Trismegistos that "thought is God the Father". The author invites the reader to attend to his own act of thinking. This exercise in thinking passes beyond itself into a form of mysticism, but the effort remains to present this as strictly philosophical and thus to anticipate, treat fairly, and respond adequately to some of the more obvious difficulties which such a position entails. The intention is to dialogue, to reason together, to bring some light to bear, and to help restore our human confidence in the most precious power that we possess -- our own minds.
 

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Contents

The Infinite I Think and the Finite I Doubt
1
An Inner Dialogue
9
The Forgotten Self
23
Soul Food
31
Essence and Existence What and What Not
43
I and Me
55
Reason and the Subject
67
Chat Fish
81
Ill Walk Alone
103
Picnic in Piraeus or Autes Kath Auten
111
A Tale of Two Selves or The Who and The What
119
Plato Throws a Party or Symposium II
125
The Dialectic of Truth and Freedom
137
The Feast of Athena
145
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Laurence L. Cassidy, S.J. is Professor of Philosophy at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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