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Poteat, William H.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 1,571 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B945.P584, 191
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William H Poteat
 
Most widely held works by William H Poteat
Intellect and hope : essays in the thought of Michael Polanyi by Thomas A Langford( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polanyian meditations : in search of a post-critical logic by William H Poteat( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical daybook : post-critical investigations by William H Poteat( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the invention and dissemination of alphabetic literacy some twenty-six hundred years ago that produced the Enlightenment that became our philosophical tradition. Descartes consolidated in his mind-body dualism that the values and images of literacy that Western intellectuals embraced. But literacy was not without price, according to William H. Poteat: in a world of printed words and discarnate readers, nihilism and cultural insanity reign. Poteat strikes through the veil of our literate imaginations to an archaic but still active reality that antedates literacy - the intractable and substantial actuality of the lively words we speak and hear spoken. In the medium of printed words he seeks the philosophic import of our ongoing oral/aural life, which has been obscured and denigrated by the images and values we have learned as readers. By every available rhetorical strategy, therefore, this must be an anti-book. It must strive to defeat our centuries-old habituation to the book as spectacle, in order that we may be brought to dwell in the immediacies of our lively selves in the world, as we do in our oral/aural life. A Philosophical Daybook: Post-Critical Investigations sets out to induce a radical and irreversible transformation in the way we apprehend the world and our being in it. With journal entries written over fifteen months, Poteat attempts the impossible. In a world threatened by our own false conception of our nature and our place in the world, Poteat - by a feat of philosophical archaeology - seeks, still intact within ourselves, the ground for a new philosophy of the human. -- from dust jacket
The primacy of persons and the language of culture : essays by William H Poteat( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building upon the scholarship of Michael Polanyi, William Poteat has dedicated himself to offering an alternative model to the Cartesian dichotomy of mind and matter that has dominated Western thought for centuries._ These essays, collected by James Nickell and James Stines, cover a wide range of subjects, from Poteat's analysis of the epistemological crisis brought on by the Cartesian program to his first attempts at formulating an alternative to the mind-body dichotomy. These essays relentlessly diagnose the present situation of Western thought by making explicit the philosophical presuppositions to which it is committed._ They include theological affirmations, reflections on epistemology, conceptual analyses, as well as dialogues with other writers in the field of cultural criticism and linguistic theory such as George Steiner, Noam Chomsky, and Walker Percy._ Most significant is Poteat's bold affirmation of the primacy of persons and his analysis and critique of our cultural misconstructions of human awareness. The Primacy of Persons and the Language of Culture provides an excellent introduction to the scholarship of William Poteat._ It should be of particular interest to scholars of philosophy and theology, as well as others who share Poteat's deep concern for the state of human culture
Recovering the ground : critical exercises in recollection by William H Poteat( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets forth an ontological Copernican revolution. By means of a critical phenomenology, it shifts the axis of reflection from the putatively bedrock dualisms in which philosophy was conceived, to our lively, intentional mindbodies that are ontologically antecedent to, beyond the grasp of, yet implicated in, all reflection."--BOOK JACKET
The banality of evil : the darkness at the center by William H Poteat( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellect and hope; essays in the thought of Michael Polanyi. Edited, with an introd., by Thomas A. Langford and William H. Poteat by Thomas A Langford( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bibliography of Michael Polanyi's social and philosophical writings": pages [432]-446
Pascal's conception of man and modern sensibility by William H Poteat( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polanyian meditations by William H Poteat( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

to Lewis Mumford by William H Poteat( )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Poteat, W. H.

Poteat, William Hardman

William H. Poteat American philosopher

William H. Poteat filósofo estadounidense

William H. Poteat filosofo statunitense

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