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The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak

Abstract

The author of this book has for many years explored the connections between philosophy, ethics, religion, and the social and historical contexts of human experience. The book offers a personal collection of influences as guides to the uses of philosophy in our search for sense and meaning. In short, direct, deeply felt chapters, the book moves from Plato, Plotinus, and the Early Christian theologians to Anselm, Bonaventure, Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, Hegel, and Levinas. Throughout, it touches on fundamental themes, from reason and faith to freed ... More

Keywords: philosophy, ethics, religion, human experience, Hegel, Heidegger, Levinas, meaning, reason, faith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780823222773
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823222773.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak, author
Arthur J. Schmitt Chair of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago