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The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Edward Craig

Abstract

The overall aim of this book is to examine the relation between philosophy studied as a specialized academic discipline and ‘philosophies’, general visions of man and reality that provide guidance in thought and behaviour, and form the background for any specific philosophical enquiry. Philosophical thought has always had the function of articulating such very general pictures of the real. To forget this, Craig argues, leads to a serious distortion of the writings and concerns of great philosophers of the past, and also to trivial philosophy.

Keywords: Agency, Divine, God, Hegel, history of modern philosophy, Human, Hume, Image, literature, man, metaphysics, practice, reality, Romanticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198236825
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198236824.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Craig, author
University of Cambridge
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