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Feibleman, James Kern 1904-

Works: 251 works in 929 publications in 3 languages and 17,858 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: B945.P44, 191
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In praise of comedy, a study in its theory and practice by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

23 editions published between 1939 and 1970 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding oriental philosophy : a popular account for the Western World by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding oriental philosophy: a popular account for the Western World. Includes index
Religious Platonism : the influence of religion on Plato and the influence of Plato on religion by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

45 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Plato's Laws is the earliest surviving fully developed cosmological argument. His influence on the philosophy of religion is wide ranging and this book examines both that and the influence of religion on Plato. Central to Plato's thought is the theory of forms, which holds that there exists a realm of forms, perfect ideals of which things in this world are but imperfect copies. In this book, originally published in 1959, Feibleman finds two diverse strands in Plato's philosophy: an idealism centered upon the Forms denying full ontological status to the realm of becoming, a
An introduction to Peirce's philosophy by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

31 editions published between 1946 and 1970 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the great mirror; a critical examination of the philosophy of Russell, Wittgenstein, and their followers by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and German and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical realist heavily bverlaid with the interpretation afforded by linguistic analysis, so he changed, too. But at the time, which was approximately during the second decade of the twentieth century, they were no doubt very close in their views. Russell acknowledged the influence of Wittgenstein in several places in the 1918 lectures on logical atomism. Wittgenstein might not have written the Tractatus had Russell not given the lectures on logical atomism, or at least had he not maintained the views there expressed. Certainly it is true in a very large sense that the Tractatus may be interpreted as a commentary on the 1918 lectures of Russell. Wittgenstein certainly did not hear them but, as Russell said, the topics were discussed together; and the debt of the Tractatus to the views of the contents of the lectures is obvious. Since Wittgenstein was the pupil and Russell the teacher, we may assume, despite the mutual influence, that the greater effect was Russell's. There is no space in which to go into a thorough analysis of the predecessors of Wittgenstein and of the influences upon him. In addition, there is not sufficient data. One clue, however, we are given. One of his friends has informed us that Wittgenstein "did read and enjoy Plato" and "recognized congenial features" in his philosophical method 1, although, to be sure, Wittgenstein is not said to have been a great reader of philosophy
Foundations of empiricism by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some centuries now the western world has endeavored to choose between rationalism and empiricism; or, when a choice was found impossible, somehow to reconcile them. But the particular brands of both which were taken for granted in confronting the problem were sUbjective: individual human reasoning stood for rationalism and private sense experience for empiricism. Since Plato it has been known that reasoning and feeling are often in conflict. No wonder that a standard for deciding between them or for harmonizing the two was found difficult to come by. Fortunately, due to the revival of realism, a way out presented itself, and we could now consider rationalism and empiricism on some kind of objective basis. In other words, rationalism is a theory about something outside us, and reasoning involves the utilization of a logic which in no wise depends upon our knowledge of it. Similarly; sense experience reveals the existence of data which can be reached through the senses but which in no way relies upon experience for its existence. Thus both reasoning and sensing bring us fragmentary news about an external world which contains not only logic and value but also the prospects for their reconciliation. The implicit philosophy of nominalism is self-liquidating. Where is the proposition which asserts or takes for granted the sole reality of actual physical particulars to get its reality? The meaning of it as a proposition has no place among the particulars
Aesthetics; a study of the fine arts in theory and practice by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

22 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding philosophy; a popular history of ideas by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on justice by Telford Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institutions of society by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new materialism by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wholly new theory of matter has been advanced in the last half century by modern physics, but there has been no new theory of ma terialism to match it. The occurrence of a revolution of such magni tude in science will have to be understood as calling for a corresponding one in philosophy. The present work is an attempt to make a start in that direction. Grateful acknowledgment is hereby made to the Editors of the fol lowing journals for permission to reprint articles which first appeared in their pages: to Darshana for "Human Nature and Institutions"; to Diogenes for "Full Concreteness and the Re-Materialization of Matter"; to Perspectives in Biology and Medicine for "The Ambiva lence of Aggression and the Moralization of Man"; to Philosophy and Phenomenological Research for "Formal Materialism Reconfirmed" (which appears here revised and extended as "Formal Materialism: The New Version"), and for "Artifactualism: The Origin of Man and His Tools"; to Philosophy Today for "How Abstract Objects Survive"; to Religious Studies for "A Religion for the New Materialism"; and to Tulane Studies in PhilosoPhy for "A Material Theory of Reference." PART ONE INTRODUCTION AND METHOD CHAPTER I THE SUBJECTIVE DIGRESSION Every philosophy endeavors to be as comprehensive as possible, and when philosophers speak they do so for the whole world
The theory of human culture by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

15 editions published between 1946 and 1968 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revival of realism; critical studies in contemporary philosophy by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

18 editions published between 1946 and 1972 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontology by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

22 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral strategy. An introduction to the ethics of confrontation by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No statement, except one, can be made with which all philosophers would agree. The exception is this statement itself. The disagreement has the advantage that it gets all the proposals out into the open where they can be examined, but it has the dis advantage that the cogency of any one philosophy must rely entirely upon that wide public which is unprepared to deal with it. Fortunately, ethics has a more immediate appeal than some other branches of philosophy; yet the history of the topic gives no indication that this circumstance has had the happy results we might have expected. One peculiarity of ethics is that its problems are rarely settled on its own grounds. Ethical problems are for the most part referred to socially established moralities, and moralities are socially established not on the basis of philosophy but rather by some sponsoring insti or politics. Such establishments, however, tution, usually religion depend on the prior preparation of ethical proposals by philosophers. For it stands to reason that an ethics cannot be socially established if there is no ethics to establish. Thus philosophers provide the justifi cation for socially-established moralities while seeming not to do so
Technology and reality by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the following pages I have endeavored to show the impact on philosophy of tech nology and science; more specifically, I have tried to make up for the neglect by the classical philosophers of the historic role of technology and also to suggest what positive effects on philosophy the ahnost daily advances in the physical sciences might have. Above all, I wanted to remind the ontologist of his debt to the artificer: tech nology with its recent gigantic achievements has introduced a new ingredient into the world, and so is sure to influence our knowledge of what there is. This book, then, could as well have been called 'Ethnotechnology: An Explanation of Human Behavior by Means of Material Culture', but the picture is a complex one, and there are many more special problems that need to be prominently featured in the discussion. Human culture never goes forward on all fronts at the same time. In our era it is unquestionably not only technology but also the sciences which are making the most rapid progress. Philosophy has not been very successful at keeping up with them. As a consequence there is an 'enormous gulf between scientists and philosophers today, a gulf which is as large as it has ever been. ' (1) I can see that with science moving so rapidly, its current lessons for philosophy might well be outmoded tomorrow
An introduction to the philosophy of Charles S. Peirce : interpreted as a system by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 1970 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reach of politics; a new look at government by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific method. The hypothetico-experimental laboratory procedure of the physical sciences by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There remains only the obligation to thank those who have helped me with specific suggestions and the editors who have kindly granted permission to reprint material which first appeared in the pages of their journals. To the former group belong Alan B. Brinkley and Max O. Hocutt Portion of chap ters I and VI were published in Philosophy of Science; of chapters IV and V in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine; of chapter VIII in Dialectica; of chapter IX in The British lournal for the Philosophy of Science; and of chapter XIII in Synthese. J.K.F. New Orleans, 1971 PREFACE In this book I have tried to describe the scientific method, understood as the hypothetico-experimental technique of investigation which has been prac ticed so successfully in the physical sciences. It is the first volume of a three-volume work on the philosophy of science, each of which, however, is complete and independent. A second volume will contain an account of the domain in which the method operates and a history of empiricism. A third volume will be devoted to the philosophy of science proper: the metaphysics and epistemology presupposed by the method, its logical structure, and the ethical implications of its results
Justice, law, and culture by James Kern Feibleman( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following pages contain a theory of justice and a theory of law. Justice will be defined as the demand for a system of laws, and law as an established regulation which applies equally throughout a society and is backed by force. The demand for a system of laws is met by means of a legal system. The theory will have to include what the system and the laws are in tended to regulate. The reference is to all men and their possessions in a going concern. In the past all such theories have been discussed only in terms of society, justice as applicable to society and the laws promul gated within it. However, men and their societies are not the whole story: in recent centuries artifacts have played an increasingly important role. To leave them out of all consideration in the theory would be to leave the theory itself incomplete and even distorted. For the key conception ought to be one not of society but of culture. Society is an organization of men but culture is something more. I define culture (civilization has often been employed as a synonym) as an organization of men together with their material possessions. Such possessions consist in artifacts: material objects which have been altered through human agency in order to reduce human needs. The makers of the artifacts are altered by them. Men have their possessions together, and this objectifies and consolidates the culture
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Feibleman, James.

Feibleman, James 1904-

Feibleman, James 1904-1987

Feibleman, James K.

Feibleman, James K. 1904-

Feibleman, James K. 1904-1987

Feibleman, James K. (James Kern)

Feibleman, James K. (James Kern), 1904-

Feibleman, James Ker, 1904-

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Feibleman, James Kern 1904-

Kern Feibleman, James, 1904-

Kern Feibleman, James 1904-1987

フェーブルマン, J. K.

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