The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Volume 5

Philosophy

Burt Hopkins, Steven Crowell, “The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Volume 5”
Patrick Baert, “Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism”
Giorgio Buccellati, “A Critique of Archaeological Reason: Structural, Digital, and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated Record”
A Philosophy of the Unsayable by William P. Franke
Naoto Kamano, “Cosmology and Character: Qoheleth’s Pedagogy from a Rhetorical-Critical Perspective”

Burt Hopkins, Steven Crowell, “The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Volume 5”

English | ISBN: 0970167954 | 2014 | 414 pages | PDF | 3 MB

The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy provides an annual international forum for phenomenological research in the spirit of Husserl’s groundbreaking work and the extension of this work by such figures as Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Gadamer.

Patrick Baert, “Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism”

English | ISBN: 0745622461, 074562247X | 2005 | 219 pages | PDF | 3 MB

In this ground-breaking new text, Patrick Baert analyses the central perspectives in the philosophy of social science, critically investigating the work of Durkheim, Weber, Popper, critical realism, critical theory, and Rorty’s neo pragmatism

Giorgio Buccellati, “A Critique of Archaeological Reason: Structural, Digital, and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated Record”

English | ISBN: 1107665485, 110704653X | 2017 | 408 pages | PDF | 7 MB

In A Critique of Archaeological Reason, Giorgio Buccellati presents a theory of excavation that aims at clarifying the nature of archaeology and its impact on contemporary thought. Integrating epistemological issues with methods of data collection and the role and impact of digital technology on archaeological work, the book explores digital data in order to comprehend its role in shaping meaning and understanding in archaeological excavation. The ability of archaeologists to record in the field, rather than offsite, has fundamentally changed the methods of observation, conceptualization, and interpretation of deposits. Focusing on the role of stratigraphy as the center of archaeological field work, Giorgio Buccellati examines the challenges of interpreting a ‘broken tradition’; a civilization for which there are no living carriers today. He uses the site of Urkesh in Syria, where he has worked for decades, as a case study to demonstrate his theory.

A Philosophy of the Unsayable by William P. Franke

English | March 30, 2014 | ISBN: 026802894X | EPUB | 392 pages | 2.2 MB

In A Philosophy of the Unsayable, William Franke argues that the encounter with what exceeds speech has become the crucial philosophical issue of our time. He proposes an original philosophy pivoting on analysis of the limits of language. The book also offers readings of literary texts as poetically performing the philosophical principles it expounds. Franke engages with philosophical theologies and philosophies of religion in the debate over negative theology and shows how apophaticism infiltrates the thinking even of those who attempt to deny or delimit it.
In six cohesive essays, Franke explores fundamental aspects of unsayability. In the first and third essays, his philosophical argument is carried through with acute attention to modes of unsayability that are revealed best by literary works, particularly by negativities of poetic language in the oeuvres of Paul Celan and Edmond Jabès. Franke engages in critical discussion of apophatic currents of philosophy both ancient and modern, focusing on Hegel and French post-Hegelianism in his second essay and on Neoplatonism in his fourth essay. He treats Neoplatonic apophatics especially as found in Damascius and as illuminated by postmodern thought, particularly Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity. In the last two essays, Franke treats the tension between two contemporary approaches to philosophy of religion—Radical Orthodoxy and radically secular or Death-of-God theologies. A Philosophy of the Unsayable will interest scholars and students of philosophy, literature, religion, and the humanities. This book develops Franke’s explicit theory of unsayability, which is informed by his long-standing engagement with major representatives of apophatic thought in the Western tradition.

Naoto Kamano, “Cosmology and Character: Qoheleth’s Pedagogy from a Rhetorical-Critical Perspective”

English | 2001 | ISBN: 3110172429 | PDF | pages: 326 | 18.5 mb

In this rhetorical-critical study of Ecclesiates, the author elucidates how Qoheleth teaches in his discourse, paying particular attention to the use of the cosmological texts (1:4-11 and 3:1-8) and the first-person speeches.