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Ruminations, Volume 1, Part 2: The Finite

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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 2: The Finite

  by Eric v.d. Luft

Contents:

XI. Philosophy of Art
XI.1. "Toward a Unified Concept of Art"
XI.2. "Nietzsche's Philosophy of Art: Aestheticist or Contextualist?"
XI.3. "Commentary on 'Francis Bacon: Plan and Accident' by Thalia Welsh"
XI.4. "The Church of the Ascension, New York City: Environment, Ritual,
    and the Philosophy of Art" (with Lucy L. Bowditch)
XI.5. "Physiognomy, Phrenology, and the Origins of Racial Classification:
    The Artistic Anatomy of Sir Charles Bell"

XII. Philosophy of Medicine
XII.1. "Stuffing up the Cracks or Falling Through Them: How a Philosopher
    Does History of Medicine"
XII.2. "Conflict of Interest in Right-to-Die Cases"
XII.3. "Philosophical and Religious Aspects of the Medicalization of Assisted    
    Suicide and Capital Punishment" (with Kathy Faber-Langendoen)
XII.4. "Nomenclature as the Legitimation of Complaint: The Terminological
    History of Fibromyalgia" (with Diane Davis Luft)

XIII. Hegel and Medicine
XIII.1. "The Birth of Spirit for Hegel out of the Travesty of Medicine"
XIII.2. "Hegel's Philosophy of Medicine"

XIV. Women as Doctors, Women as Patients
XIV.1. "Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910): The Modern World's First
    Woman Physician"
XIV.2. "Sarah Loguen Fraser (1850-1933): An Early African-American
    Woman Physician"
XIV.3. "Physicians' Attitudes Toward Women Patients in the Nineteenth
    Century"

XV. History of Medicine
XV.1. "Arthur Ecker's Contributions to Pain Management"
XV.2. "Medical Curriculum in Upstate New York, 1809-2000"
XV.3. "The Search for Miracle Cures in the Nineteenth Century"
XV.4. "Edward Cutbush, M.D. (1772-1843), Founder of the SUNY
    Upstate College of Medicine"
XV.5. "Commentary on 'Cullen, Hume and the Philadelphia Medical
    School' by Nina Reid-Maroney and on 'Who Made Up the
    Eighteenth-Century Scottish Medical World?' by Roger Emerson"
XV.6. "Benjamin Smith Barton's Elements of Botany (1803):
    A Retrospective Book Review"
XV.7. "The First Ovariotomy"

XVI. Libraries: Repositories of Civilization; Librarians:
    Guardians of Culture

XVI.1. "Surviving the Danger Period: Collection Development
    in Medical Special Collections"
XVI.2. "Rare Book Catalogers and the Internet"
XVI.3. "Financing North American Medical Libraries in the
    Nineteenth Century" (with Godfrey S. Belleh)
XVI.4. "Two Bibliographical Notes"

XVII. Social and Political Ethics
XVII.1. "Edgar Bauer and the Origins of the Theory of Terrorism"
XVII.2. "Some Ethical Aspects of the Meaninglessness of Genealogy"
XVII.3. "The Dynamics of Forgiveness"
XVII.4. "The Mutual Influence of Rock Music and Antiwar Politics
    in 1968"

XVIII. Two Poems
XVIII.1. "Grimmesdämmerung"
XVIII.2. "Iliados A, 49"
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