God, Education, And Modern Metaphysics: The Logic Of Know Thyself by Nigel TubbsGod, Education, And Modern Metaphysics: The Logic Of Know Thyself by Nigel Tubbs

God, Education, And Modern Metaphysics: The Logic Of Know Thyself

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Hardcover | May 22, 2017

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The Western tradition has long held the view that while it is possible to knowthatGod exists, it nevertheless remains impossible to knowwhatGod is. The ineffability of the monotheistic God extends to each of the Abrahamic faiths. In this volume, Tubbs considers Aristotle¿s logic of mastery and questions the assumptions upon which God¿s ineffability rests. Part I explores the tensions between the philosophical definition of the One as "thought thinking itself" (the Aristotelian concept ofnoesis noeseos)and the educational vocation of the individual as "know thyself" (gnothi seuton). Identifying vulnerabilities in the logic of mastery, Tubbs puts forth an original logic of education, which he calls modern metaphysics, or a logic of learning and education. Part II explores this new educational logic of the divine as a "logic of tears," as a "dreadful religious teacher," and as a way to cohere the three Abrahamic faiths in an educational concept of monotheism.

Nigel Tubbsis Professor of Philosophical and Educational Thought at the University of Winchester, UK.
Title:God, Education, And Modern Metaphysics: The Logic Of Know ThyselfFormat:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 22, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415746124

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1 Know Thyself: Ancient Metaphysics2. Socrates to Augustine 3. Aquinas and Maimonides 4. Avicenna to Ibn Arabi 5. Cusanus to Pascal 6. Descartes to Hegel IntermezzoPart 2 Know Thyself: Modern Metaphysics7. The Logic of Tears 8. The Dreadful Religious Teacher 9. The Educational Concept of Monotheism