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Langan, Thomas

Overview
Works: 31 works in 184 publications in 5 languages and 11,739 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B3279.H49, 190
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Most widely held works by Thomas Langan
Surviving the age of virtual reality by Thomas Langan( )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Catholic tradition by Thomas Langan( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his Tradition and Authenticity in the Search for Ecumenic Wisdom, Thomas Langan argued that the close interaction of traditions in today's society calls for methodical critical appropriation of the beliefs fostered by the principal traditions. He also promised to demonstrate by example how such appropriation could be accomplished. In The Catholic Tradition, Langan successfully fulfills that vow by showing how a tradition - the Catholic - has shaped his own outlook." "In this comprehensive study, Langan examines the history of the Catholic Church and the origins of its teachings since the Church's conception. Although committed to the Catholic religion, Langan does not obscure the Church's failings as he lays out the fundamentals of the Catholic faith."--BOOK JACKET
Human being by Thomas Langan( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Langan draws on a lifetime of study to offer a new understanding of the central question of our existence, turning to phenomenology and philosophical anthropology to help us better understand who we are as individuals and communities and what makes us act the way we do"--Provided by publisher
Tradition and authenticity in the search for ecumenic wisdom by Thomas Langan( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our emerging world system is bringing the great traditions and cultures it has spawned into ever more intimate and dangerous contact. Although many of the same processes of change and development are unfolding in different parts of the world, distinctive traditions seem to make conflicting, perhaps irreconcilable, truth claims. The material conquest of the world, through its planetary-scale institutions and through a scientific-universalistic concept of truth, tends to relativize the claims of all cultures. In Tradition and Authenticity in the Search for Ecumenic Wisdom, Thomas Langan argues that we must struggle toward a unity of discourse respectful of genuine experiences of varying civilizations if we are to live peacefully on one planet." "Langan begins by raising the question of whether this search for an ecumenic wisdom is a valid project. He considers the "appropriation" of history in a most original manner, melding phenomenology's appreciation for the interpretative nature of knowledge with classical philosophy's recognition of the objectivity of formal truth." "Drawing upon the thought of Heidegger and Voegelin, among others, he studies the role of explicit traditions in transmitting truths and distinguishes four genera of tradition--artistic, revelational, associational, and scientific-philosophical. Langan lays down the challenge of the "truth question" and shows how understanding the developmental nature of history helps realize such a project without "imperialistically" imposing one tradition's truth and rationality upon another's, but also without yielding to a skeptical relativism." "Langan's compelling exploration of the interaction of different traditions and his ultimate search for an ecumenic wisdom will be fascinating to students and scholars of political philosophy, intellectual history, and theology."--BOOK JACKET
The meaning of Heidegger : a critical study of an existentialist phenomenology by Thomas Langan( Book )

54 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in English and German and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern philosophy : Descartes to Kant by Etienne Gilson( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent philosophy: Hegel to the present by Etienne Gilson( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merleau-Ponty's critique of reason by Thomas Langan( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being and truth by Thomas Langan( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balancing the realities of subjectivism with the demands of objective form and structure, giving both the relatively permanent and the ephemeral their due, is at every moment delicate. The "common sense" at the core of each person's "natural faith" must serve as a guide - yet neither of these is a simple notion. Langan unabashedly calls on his own wide-ranging experience of the lived world to illustrate this dialectic. Students and scholars of political philosophy, intellectual history, and theology will benefit from this rich and insightful text, which integrates historicity without undermining the possibility of attaining lasting truth
Self-discovery by Thomas Langan( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative inculturation and the unity of the faith( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofía moderna by Etienne Gilson( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Role of Changes in the Expression of Cyclins and Retinoblastoma Protein in the Development of Breast Cancer( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our studies, together with work carried out in other laboratories, have indicated that defects in the Rb-Cyclin D 1-p 16 cell cycle regulatory system are present in the vast majority of breast cancer cells. In previous years we have focused on characterizing these defects and on determining the mechanisms responsible for causing them. In the current year we have turned our efforts towards demonstrating the contribution of these defects to the tumorigenic properties of breast cancer cells, in order to provide potential targets for therapy. In particular, we have focused on the effects of restoring the expression of the tumor suppressor p16 in breast cancer cells, using constructs in which p16 expression in under control of the inducible Tet promoter. After demonstrating the feasibility of this approach in breast cancer cells in transiently transfected cells, we have now produced stably transfected ceU lines in order to test effects of p16 expression on growth in soft agar and in formation of tumors in nude mice. Currently we have demonstrated that MCF-7 breast cancer cells stably transformed with constructs expressing p16 are impaired or have lost the ability to grow in soft agar, indicating that defects in p16 expression may make a critical contribution to tumorigenicity. However, additional controls are required to establish unequivocally that loss of growth of these cells in soft agar is in fact due to restoration of p16 expression
Historia filozofii wspólłczesnej : od Hegla do czasów najnowszych by Etienne Gilson( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikroklima und Wohnkomfort in Tropenbauten Bericht über d. Forschungsarbeit = Micro-climate and comfort in tropical buildings by Hans Demeter( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger beyond Hegel [A reflexion on "The onto-theo-logical constitution of metaphysics"] by Thomas Langan( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in German and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of philosophy( )

in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de la filosofía( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemotherapy of Late Stage Breast Cancer Targeted Towards Cell Cycle Regulatory Components( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have investigated two drugs which target cell cycle regulatory components as potential cancer chemotherapeutic agents for use in late stage breast cancer. The first, 5,6-dihydro-5-azacytidine (DHAC), a DNA methylation inhibitor, has been tested for its potential to reduce unregulated growth in cultured breast cancer cell lines which fail to express the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor protein p16 due to p16 gene methylation. DHAC was found to significantly affect the growth and cell cycle distribution of cultured T47-D breast cancer cells. However, this was not accompanied by detectable expression of p16 protein in these cells. We are currently employing a related methylation inhibitor, 5-aza-2 deoxycytidine, in attempts to optimize conditions for promotion of detectable p16 expression, since this has the potential to produce greater reductions in cell growth as well as in tumorigenic properties. The second drug studied, bryostatin-1, promotes expression of another type of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, p21
The meaning of Heidegger : a critical study of an existentialist phenomenology by Thomas Langan( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Catholic traditionHuman beingThe meaning of Heidegger : a critical study of an existentialist phenomenologyRecent philosophy: Hegel to the present