Author: Ludwig Wittgenstei
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Keywords: certainty
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 1972-10-06
List price: $14.00
ISBN-10: 0061316865
ISBN-13: 9780061316869

Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore’s defence of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein’s reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a proposition for sure.

Author: Ilya Prigogine
Publisher: Free Press
Keywords: certainty
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 1997-08-17
List price: $25.00
ISBN-10: 0684837056
ISBN-13: 9780684837055

Time, the fundamental dimension of our existence, has fascinated artists, philosophers, and scientists of every culture and every century. All of us can remember a moment as a child when time became a personal reality, when we realized what a "year" was, or asked ourselves when "now" happened. Common sense says time moves forward, never backward, from cradle to grave. Nevertheless, Einstein said that time is an illusion. Nature’s laws, as he and Newton defined them, describe a timeless, deterministic universe within which we can make predictions with complete certainty. In effect, these

Author: Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Keywords: novel, certainty
Number of Pages: 311
Published: 2007-03-21
List price: $23.99
ISBN-10: 0316834998
ISBN-13: 9780316834995

Madeleine Thien’s stunning debut novel hauntingly retells a crucial moment in history, through two unforgettable love stories. Gail Lim, a producer of radio documentaries, is haunted by the mystery of her father’s Asian past. As a child, Gail’s father, Matthew Lim, lived in a Malaysian village occupied by the Japanese. He and his beloved Ani wandered the jungle fringe under the terrifying shadow of war. The war shattered their families, splitting the two apart until a brief reunion years later. Matthew’s profound connection to Ani and the life-changing secrets they sha

Author: Jamgon Kongtrul
Publisher: Shambhala
Keywords: certainty, torch
Number of Pages: 184
Published: 2000-10-10
List price: $18.95
ISBN-10: 1570627134
ISBN-13: 9781570627132

This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete. The nature of impermanence, the effects of karma, the development of an enlightened attitude, and devotion to the guru are among the subjects treated in this book. Three eminent contemporary Tibetan Buddhist masters—Kalu Rinpoche, Deshung Rinpoche, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche—explain the significance of The Torch of Certainty f

Author: Peter Klein
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Keywords: scepticism, refutation, certainty
Number of Pages: 242
Published: 1981-12-10
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 0816609950
ISBN-13: 9780816609956

Certainty was first published in 1981. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Philosophers have traditionally used two strategies to refute the sceptical that empirical knowledge is not possible because our beliefs cannot be adequately justified. One strategy rejects the sceptics’ position because it conflicts with the supposedly obvious claim that we do have knowledge. The other defends an analysis of knowledge limited to a weak set of n

Author: Roger Martin
Publisher: Sword of the Lord
Keywords: certainty, apostle, torrey
Number of Pages: 300
Published: 2000-08
List price: $9.95
ISBN-10: 0873988299
ISBN-13: 9780873988292

James Stalker, in his book, "The Life of Paul" (New York: Revell, 1912), said, "There are some men whose lives it is impossible to study without perceiving the impression that they were expressly sent into the world to do a work required by the juncture of history on which they fell." Is it possible to conceive of the rise and spread of Christianity apart from Paul? How would Christianity have fared without Augustine? What would the reformation have been without Luther, Calvin, Zwingli or Knox? In similar fashion Reuben Archer Torrey was called as an apostle for the hour in which he lived. Tor

Author: Avrum Stroll
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: certainty, wittgenstein, moore
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 1994-02-03
List price: $110.00
ISBN-10: 0195084888
ISBN-13: 9780195084887

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s On Certainty was finished just before his death in 1951 and is a running commentary on three of G.E. Moore’s greatest epistemological papers. In the early 1930s, Moore had written a lengthy commentary on Wittgenstein, anticipating some of the issues Wittgenstein would discuss in On Certainty. The philosophical relationship between these two great philosophers and their overlapping, but nevertheless differing, views is the subject of this book. Both defended the existence of certainty and thus opposed any form of skepticism. However, their defenses and concepti
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