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Ruminations, Volume 1, Part 1: The Infinite by Eric v.d. Luft

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From the Preface:
"Since the 1970s I have pursued three separate but overlapping
and sometimes simultaneous careers: (1) philosopher / writer /
teacher / historian of the long nineteenth century, 1789-1914;
(2) editor / translator / photographer / publisher / biographer /
encyclopedist; (3) cataloging librarian / rare books and special
collections librarian / historian of medicine. Somehow these
three vocations have garnered me some acclaim, even an
entry in Who's Who in America. Each of them has resulted
in some published or presented works. Because these works
have been scattered in a wide variety of venues, some of
which have gone out of print or have otherwise become
generally unavailable - and of course with the oral
presentations being gone as soon as they are given -
I have thought it wise to select, epitomize, and bring
them together in one place - here. Thus, what follows
is what I consider to be the most important of my
shorter works."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Ruminations:
Selected Philosophical, Historical,
and Ideological Papers, Volume 1,
Part 1: The Infinite

  by Eric v.d. Luft

Contents:

I. Circles: Cartesian and Hegelian
I.1. "The Cartesian Circle: Hegelian Logic to the Rescue"
I.2. "'Who's That in Your Saddle?' - A Hegelian Interpretation of Wagner's Ring"

II. Pathways to and from Hegel
II.1. "Five Undergraduate-Level Introductions to Hegel: A Comparative Review"
II.2. "An Early Interpretation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit"
II.3. "Travelling in Denmark with a Small Map of Europe: The Importance
    of Subjectivity in Hegel's Thought"
II.4. "Commentary on 'The Historical Dialectic of Spirit: Jacob Boehme's
    Influence on Hegel' by David Walsh"
II.5. "A Letter Concerning Kenley Dove's 'Hegel and Creativity'"

III. Hegel and Religion
III.1. "The Theological Significance of Hegel's Four World-Historical Realms"
III.2. "The Place of the 'Hinrichs Foreword' Within the System of Hegel's
    Philosophy of Religion"
III.3. "Review Article: The Unfolding of Hegel's Berlin Philosophy of
    Religion, 1821-1831"
III.4. "Hegel and Judaism: A Reassessment"
III.5. "Review: Yirmiyahu Yovel, Dark Riddle: Hegel, Nietzsche, and the Jews"
III.6. "Would Hegel Have Liked to Burn Down All the Churches and Replace
    Them with Philosophical Academies?"

IV. Philosophy of Religion
IV.1. "The Empirical Version of the Ontological Argument and
    the A Priori Version of the Cosmological Argument"
IV.2. "Toward a Definition of Religion as Philosophy"
IV.3. "Reason Judging Religion: Hume or Hegel?"
IV.4. "What is Living and What is Dead in (the Spirit of) Christianity"
IV.5. "Review: James C.S. Wernham, James's Will-to-Believe Doctrine:
    A Heretical View
"
IV.6. "The Nonsense of Atheism: A Reply to Professor Davis"

V. A Debate about Hartshorne
V.1. "Review: Donald Wayne Viney, Charles Hartshorne and the
    Existence of God
"
V.2. "In Defense of the Global Argument: A Reply to Professor Luft"
    (by Donald Wayne Viney)
V.3. "On the Nature of Multiple Arguments for the Reality of God:
    A Counterreply to Professor Viney"

VI. "Cool Reflexion" on Hume
VI.1. "Hume's Epistemological Purpose in 'Of Miracles'"
VI.2. "Toward a Hum(e)an Bioethics"
VI.3. "Simplicity and Complexity in Hume's Theory of Perception"
VI.4. "Hegel's Inadequate Reading of Hume"

VII. Heidegger and Hegel, Heidegger and Gadamer, Heidegger and Nietzsche   
VII.1. "Commentary on 'Hegel and Heidegger' by Robert R. Williams"
VII.2. "Review: Karin de Boer, Thinking in the Light of Time: Heidegger's
    Encounter with Hegel
"
VII.3. "Commentary on 'Heidegger's Hermeneutic Path' by Lawrence K. Schmidt"
VII.4. "Sources of Nietzsche's 'God is Dead!' and its Meaning for Heidegger"

VIII. Philosophy of Philosophy
VIII.1. "Disputes and Quarrels as Philosophical Devices: Conceits,
    Contrivances, or Concepts?"
VIII.2. "Review: Paul S. Miklowitz, Metaphysics and Metafictions:
    Hegel, Nietzsche, and the End of Philosophy
"
VIII.3. "Review: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, translated by Terence Irwin"
VIII.4. "Schopenhauer as Self-Critic"

IX. Cassirer's Symbolic World
IX.1. "Cassirer's Dialectic of the Mythical Consciousness"
IX.2. "Review: Thora Ilin Bayer, Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic
    Forms: A Philosophical Commentary
, with an Introductory Essay
    by Donald Phillip Verene"
IX.3. "Review: S.G. Lofts, Ernst Cassirer: A 'Repetition' of Modernity,
    foreword by John Michael Krois"

X. Medieval Iceland, Amor Fati, and Visions of the Future
X.1. "Dialectics and Destiny: A Look at Predetermination in Njál's Saga"
X.2. "Dostoevskii's Specific Influence on Nietzsche's Preface to Daybreak"
    (with Douglas G. Stenberg)
X.3. "Review: Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices
    of Morality
, translated by R.J. Hollingdale, with an introduction by
    Michael Tanner"
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