Inexhaustibility and Human Being

Inexhaustibility and Human Being

An Essay on Locality

by Stephen David Ross

Hardback Publication Date: 01/01/1989

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At a time when the metaphysical tradition is being called profoundly into question by proponents of pragmatism and continental philosophy, Inexhaustibility and Human Being examines a specific aspect of metaphysics: the nature of being human, acknowledging the force of these critiques and discussing their ramifications.


Exploring the possibility of a systematic metaphysics that acknowledges the limits of every thought, the book offers a metaphysics of human being based on locality and inexhaustibility. Its major focus is on a corresponding "anthropology" in which human being is both local and exhaustive - that is, based on limitation and on the limitation of limitation.


Among the book's major topics are: being as locality and inexhaustibility; human being as judgment and perspective; knowing and reason as query; language and meaning as semasis; emotion; sociality; politics; life and death.


Clearly written, and wide-ranging in scope, Inexhaustibility and Human Being covers a multitude of subjects - history, love, sexuality, consciousness, suffering, the body, instrumentality, government, and law - in the development of its thesis. The book will appeal not only to philosophers - but also to those involved in studying the various arenas of human activity Professor Ross examines.
ISBN:
9780823212279
9780823212279
Category:
Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-01-1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
330
Dimensions (mm):
229x159x33mm
Weight:
0.69kg

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