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Gelven, Michael

Overview
Works: 20 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 8,443 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B3279.H48, 111
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Gelven
What happens to us when we think : transformation and reality by Michael Gelven( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Michael Gelven suggests that thinking metaphysically transforms us, and consequently the nature of metaphysics itself is transformational. Using concrete existential phenomena such as the learning process, how children mature into adults, and how fear can develop into courage, he establishes an understanding of metaphysical transformation."--Jacket
Truth and the comedic art by Michael Gelven( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traditional philosophy places a singular emphasis on tragedy, acting under the assumption that tragedy is more profound than comedy. Gelven argues that comedy deserves equal if not not greater attention from philosophy. Through the interpretative readings and concrete analysis of three classical works, Gelven shows that comedy provides an access to truth unavailable by any other means. Silvius in Shakespeare's As You Like It, Cherubino in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and Lord Goring in Wilde's An Ideal Husband are examined in terms of why and how they are comic, along with how and why they are seen both as fools and yet as graced. Gelven finds that in revealing the spirit of graced folly, comedy teaches us about our own essence, the fundamental nature of our finitude. This will undoubtedly be of considerable importance not only to philosophical aestheticians or literary critics, but also for those seeking to understand the nature of truth itself."--Jacket
A commentary on Heidegger's Being and time : a section-by-section interpretation by Michael Gelven( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asking mystery : a philosophical inquiry by Michael Gelven( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we ask the great questions? What does it mean to ask so profoundly? What does it mean for us to ask at all? Gelven confronts these questions as he explores humans as self-reflecting thinkers. He recognizes two central phenomena as fundamental: the recognition of our own possibility lying within our existence and the realization of our suspension between total ignorance and complete knowledge. Gelven investigates the questions we ask that may seem initially unanswerable but are ultimately confronted through our own self-realization. Asking becomes fundamental when we shift from relying on projected schemes, such as clocks and calendars that enable answers to ordinary questions about time, to an ongoing, nonschematic reflection on our own existence. Not only are Platonic, Kantian, Nietzschean, and Heideggerian analyses considered, but so are David's psalms, Auden's poetry, and Shakespeare's plays. Gelven asserts that fundamental asking is essential to our being: we must ask greatly first, for the great explains the lesser; the small does not account for the large
This side of evil by Michael Gelven( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and existence : a philosophical inquiry by Michael Gelven( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Heidegger's Being and time by Michael Gelven( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the reading of Heidegger's Being and time. Gelven provides a thorough and authoritative approach to one of the most significant philosophical works of the twentieth century
Truth and existence : a philosophical inquiry by Michael Gelven( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why me? : a philosophical inquiry into fate by Michael Gelven( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit and existence : a philosophical inquiry by Michael Gelven( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The risk of being : what it means to be good and bad by Michael Gelven( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter, friendship, and guilt; the sources of self-inquiry by Michael Gelven( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for the fine : a philosophical inquiry into judgment, worth, and existence by Michael Gelven( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Être et temps de Heidegger : un commentaire littéral by Michael Gelven( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judging hope : a reach to the true and the false by Michael Gelven( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time : a section-by-section interpretation by Michael Gelven( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Nietzsche to Heidegger : a critical review of Heidegger work on Nietzsche by Michael Gelven( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martin Heidegger's theory of fundamental ontology by Michael Gelven( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What happens to us when we think : transformation and reality by Michael Gelven( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The] author ... suggests that thinking metaphysically transforms us, and consequently the nature of metaphysics itself is transformational. Using concrete existential phenomena such as the learning process, how children mature into adults, and how fear can develop into courage, he establishes an understanding of metaphysical transformation.-Back cover
A commentary on Heidegger's Being and time (rev.ed.) by Michael Gelven( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What happens to us when we think : transformation and reality
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Truth and the comedic artThe asking mystery : a philosophical inquiryThis side of evilWar and existence : a philosophical inquiryA commentary on Heidegger's Being and timeWhy me? : a philosophical inquiry into fateThe risk of being : what it means to be good and badThe quest for the fine : a philosophical inquiry into judgment, worth, and existence
Alternative Names
Gelven, Charles Michael

Gelven, Charles Michael 1937-

Gelven, Michael

ゲルヴェン, マイケル

Languages
English (103)

French (10)

Japanese (3)