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Fairfield, Paul 1966-

Works: 28 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 15,688 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: JC574, 320.51
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Fairfield
Death and life by Paul Fairfield( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erudite reflection that strikes home as baby-boomers watch their parents fade and find it hard to go on ignoring the reality of death? especially our own. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved
John Dewey and Continental philosophy by Paul Fairfield( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey and Continental Philosophy provides a rich sampling of exchanges that could have taken place long ago between the traditions of American pragmatism and continental philosophy had the lines of communication been more open between Dewey and his European contemporaries. Since they were not, Paul Fairfield and thirteen of his colleagues seek to remedy the situation by bringing the philosophy of Dewey into conversation with several currents in continental philosophical thought, from post-Kantian idealism and the work of Friedrich Nietzsche to twentieth-century phenomenology, hermeneutics, and poststructuralism
Education after Dewey by Paul Fairfield( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study re-examines John Dewey's philosophy of education, and asks how well it stands up today in view of developments in Continental European philosophy" -- Provided by publisher
Why democracy? by Paul Fairfield( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical hermeneutics reinterpreted : dialogues with existentialism, pragmatism, critical theory, and postmodernism by Paul Fairfield( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important new study, Paul Fairfield examines a number of issues of central importance to philosophical hermeneutics. His aim is less o reexamine the basic hypotheses of hermeneutics (Gadamer s hermeneutics in particular) than to understand it in relational terms, by bringing it into closer association with existentialism, pragmatism, critical theory, and postmodernism. Fairfield contends that there are important affinities and areas for critical exchange between hermeneutics and these four schools of thought which have, until now, remained underappreciated
The politics of individuality moral selfhood in the liberal tradition by Paul Fairfield( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a Canadian philosophy? : reflections on the Canadian identity by Gary Brent Madison( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is There a Canadian Philosophy? addresses the themes of community, culture, national identity, and universal human rights, taking the Canadian example as its focus. The authors argue that nations compelled to cope with increasing demands for group recognition may do so in a broadly liberal spirit and without succumbing to the dangers associated with an illiberal, adversarial multiculturalism. They identify and describe a Canadian civic philosophy and attempt to show how this modus operandi of Canadian public life is capable of reconciling questions of collective identity and recognition with a
Education, dialogue and hermeneutics by Paul Fairfield( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original edited collection taking a hermeneutical approach to pedagogy and the philosophy of education
Moral selfhood in the liberal tradition : the politics of individuality by Paul Fairfield( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a wide-ranging discussion of liberal philosophers, Fairfield proposes that liberalism requires a complete reconception of moral selfhood, one that accommodates elements of the contemporary critiques without abandoning liberal individualism
The ways of power : hermeneutics, ethics, and social criticism by Paul Fairfield( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ways of Power advances a hermeneutical conception of ethics, one oriented particularly toward questions of power and the critique of power in the aftermath of foundationalism." "Bringing into mutual interrogation such disparate traditions as hermeneutics, liberalism, critical theory and postmodernism, and such figures as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Habermas, Foucault, Nietzsche and Aristotle, Paul Fairfield argues that the principle question of ethics is no longer how to ground practices and judgement on a secure epistemological foundation. Rather, what is of importance is how normative discourses rooted in tradition and invested with power may adopt a critical posture toward these same conditions without generating an impossible circularity."--Jacket
Education and conversation : exploring Oakeshott's legacy by David Bakhurst( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since Michael Oakeshott spoke of education as initiation into "the conversation of mankind" more than fifty years ago, the idea has inspired a diverse array of thinkers and continues to be invoked today by those seeking to resist the influence of managerialism and narrow instrumentalism in educational policy and practice. Education and Conversation draws together papers written by scholars from both the analytic and continental philosophical traditions to offer a variety of perspectives on the implications of Oakeshott's educational ideas. The metaphor of the conversation of mankind is explored, together with the roots of Oakeshott's thinking in his early philosophical work, the relevance of his ideas to the concept of Bildung, and the significance of his political conservatism in evaluating the seemingly progressive potential of his educational ideas. In addition, concepts prominent in Oakeshott's thought are taken up and brought to bear on contemporary philosophical discussions about education, learning and development, including the nature of initiation, the phenomenology of listening, and the value of the liberal arts tradition. Education and Conversation shows how the idea of conversation illuminates both the character and the ends of education, yielding insight into the scope and limits of the philosophy of education and the character of philosophical inquiry more generally"--
Death : a philosophical inquiry by Paul Fairfield( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Nietzsche's pronouncement that "God is dead" to Camus' argument that suicide is the fundamental question of philosophy, the concept of death plays an important role in existential phenomenology, reaching from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel. This book explores the phenomenology of death and offers a unique way into the phenomenological tradition. Paul Fairfield examines the following key topics: the modern denial of death; Heidegger's important concept of 'being-toward-death' and its centrality in phenomenological ideas, such as authenticity and existence; the philosophical significance of death rituals: what explains the imperative toward ritual around death, and what is its purpose and meaning?; death in an age of secularism; the philosophy and ethics of suicide; death as a mystery rather than a philosophical problem to be solved; and the relationship between hope and death."--The publisher's description
Public/private by Paul Fairfield( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermeneutics and phenomenology : figures and themes by Saulius Geniusas( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between these two central theoretical and philosophical approaches, which we thought we knew, is more complex and interesting than our standard story might suggest. It is not always clear how hermeneutics-that is, post-Heideggerian hermeneutics as articulated by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur, and a large number of thinkers working under their influence-regards the phenomenological tradition, be it in its Husserlian or various post-Husserlian formulations. This volume inquires into this issue both in general, conceptual terms and through specific analyses into questions of ontology and metaphysics, science, language, theology, and imagination. With a substantial editors' introduction, the volume contains 15 chapters, from some of the most significant scholars in this field covering the essential questions about the history, present and future of these two disciplines. The volume will be of interest to any philosopher or student with an interest in developing a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of contemporary hermeneutics and phenomenology
Teachability and learnability : can thinking be taught? by Paul Fairfield( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Teachability, Learnability, and Agency -- 3 What Is Education? -- 4 The Promise and Limits of Educational Technology -- 5 Thinking as Inquiry -- 6 From Reflective to Meditative and Critical Thinking -- 7 The Educated Mind -- 8 Self-Education -- 9 Conclusion -- Index
Relational hermeneutics : essays in comparative philosophy by Paul Fairfield( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating connections between philosophical hermeneutics and neighbouring traditions of thought, this volume considers the question of how post-Heideggerian hermeneutics, as represented by Gadamer, Ricoeur and recent scholars following in their wake, relate to these traditions, both in general terms and bearing upon specific questions. The traditions covered in this volume-existentialism, pragmatism, poststructuralism, Eastern philosophy, and hermeneutics itself-are all characterized by significant internal diversity, adding to the difficulty in reaching an interpretation that is at once comparative and critical. None of these traditions represent a unified system of belief; all are umbrella terms which are at once useful and imprecise, and the differences internal to each must not to be understated. An innovative work of comparative philosophy, this volume avoids oversimplification and offers specific analyses that treat hermeneutics in relation to particular themes and key figures in each of these traditions of thought. Philosophical hermeneutics is explicitly dialogical, and it is in this spirit that the authors of this book approach their subjects, revealing the important affinities and opportunities for mutually enriching conversations which have until now been overlooked
Theorizing praxis : studies in hermeneutical pragmatism by Paul Fairfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theorizing Praxis investigates the theory/practice relation in philosophy, particularly within the fields of hermeneutics, ethics, and the philosophy of education. In so doing, it uncovers important areas of common ground between hermeneutical and pragmatist philosophy. Paul Fairfield defends a "practice-immanent" method of theorizing, which is indebted to both traditions and aims to explicitly articulate the spontaneously emergent constitutional dynamics of social practices rather than continue the project of transcendental theory construction."--Jacket
Artistic creation : a phenomenological account by Jeffrey Anthony Mitscherling( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistic creation has proven remarkably resistant to philosophical analysis. Artists have long struggled to explain how they do what they do, and philosophers have struggled along with them. This study does not attempt to offer a comprehensive account of all creativity or all art. Instead it tries to identify an essential feature of an activity that has been cloaked in mystery for as long as history records. Jeff Mitscherling and Paul Fairfield argue that the process by which art is created has a good deal in common with the experience of the audience of a work, and that both experiences may be described phenomenologically in ways that show surprising affinities with what artists themselves often report
Theorizing praxis : studies in hermeneutical pragmatism by Paul Fairfield( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portability of low-level software by Paul Fairfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Death and life
John Dewey and Continental philosophyEducation after DeweyWhy democracy?Philosophical hermeneutics reinterpreted : dialogues with existentialism, pragmatism, critical theory, and postmodernismIs there a Canadian philosophy? : reflections on the Canadian identityEducation, dialogue and hermeneuticsMoral selfhood in the liberal tradition : the politics of individualityThe ways of power : hermeneutics, ethics, and social criticism
Alternative Names
Fairfield, Paul Lewis 1966-

페어필드, 폴 1966-

English (172)