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Going back to basics: philosophical anthropology and the metaphysics of agency

Smith, Simon (2011) Going back to basics: philosophical anthropology and the metaphysics of agency Appraisal, 8 (4). pp. 43-47.

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Abstract

This paper concerns two names not commonly associated: Austin Farrer and Ludwig Feuerbach. For these two very different thinkers person-concepts offered a metaphysical vision. That vision represents a critical return to religious praxis. Philosophically, the closed categories of scholastic ontology are exchanged for a concrete theory of persons, one that predicates self-hood on social premises. This insight enabled Farrer and Feuerbach to overcome the dualism underpinning classical rationalism. Moreover, by realigning the terms of that dualism within a framework of human action, they returned metaphysics to its origins in the personal images needed to conceive Go

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Library and Learning Support
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Smith, SimonSimon.smith@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2011
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords : Farrer, Feuerbach; empirical mandate; species being; personal analogy
Depositing User : Jane Hindle
Date Deposited : 25 Jul 2017 10:59
Last Modified : 25 Jul 2017 10:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841746

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