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Seven Types of Atheism
$16.00
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From the provocative author of Straw Dogs comes an incisive, surprising intervention in the political and scientific debate over religion and atheism

When you explore older atheisms, you will find that some of your firmest convictions--secular or religious--are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.

For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often vaguely understood "science." John Gray's stimulating and enjoyable new book, Seven Types of Atheism, describes the complex, dynamic world of older atheisms, a tradition that is, he writes, in many ways intertwined with and as rich as religion itself.

Along a spectrum that ranges from the convictions of "God-haters" like the Marquis de Sade to the mysticism of Arthur Schopenhauer, from Bertrand Russell's search for truth in mathematics to secular political religions like Jacobinism and Nazism, Gray explores the various ways great minds have attempted to understand the questions of salvation, purpose, progress, and evil. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary light on what it is to be human.

ISBN
9781250234780
By
Gray, John
Publisher
Picador
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Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: Revised and Updated Second Edition
$4.99
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'Kennedy shows other Christians a way of integrating Zen Buddhism and Christian belief. He does this convincingly and gracefully... by weaving together Zen poetry and koans, Western poetry and literature, scriptural texts and personal experience.' --National Catholic Reporter
ISBN
9780826409195
By
Kennedy, Robert
Publisher
Continuum
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741733
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Intelligence and Spirit
$34.95
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A critique of both classical humanism and dominant trends in posthumanism that formulates the ultimate form of intelligence as a theoretical and practical thought unfettered by the temporal order of things.

In Intelligence and Spirit Reza Negarestani formulates the ultimate form of intelligence as a theoretical and practical thought unfettered by the temporal order of things, a real movement capable of overcoming any state of affairs that, from the perspective of the present, may appear to be the complete totality of history. Intelligence pierces through what seems to be the totality or the inevitable outcome of its history, be it the manifest portrait of the human or technocapitalism as the alleged pilot of history.

Building on Hegel's account of Geist as a multiagent conception of mind and on Kant's transcendental psychology as a functional analysis of the conditions of possibility of mind, Negarestani provides a critique of both classical humanism and dominant trends in posthumanism. The assumptions of the former are exposed by way of a critique of the transcendental structure of experience as a tissue of subjective or psychological dogmas; the claims of the latter regarding the ubiquity of mind or the inevitable advent of an unconstrained superintelligence are challenged as no more than ideological fixations which do not stand the test of systematic scrutiny.

This remarkable fusion of continental philosophy in the form of a renewal of the speculative ambitions of German Idealism and analytic philosophy in the form of extended thought-experiments and a philosophy of artificial languages opens up new perspectives on the meaning of human intelligence and explores the real potential of posthuman intelligence and what it means for us to live in its prehistory.

ISBN
9780997567403
By
Negarestani, Reza
Publisher
Urbanomic/Sequence Press
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New
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Philosophy
Zen Is Right Here: The Wisdom of Shunryu Suzuki (Shambhala Pocket Library)
$12.95
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The profound Zen teachings of Suzuki Roshi brought to life by personal stories and anecdotes from his students.

Shunryu Suzuki's extraordinary gift for conveying traditional Zen teachings using ordinary language is well known to the countless readers of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. In Zen Is Right Here, his teachings are brought to life powerfully and directly through stories told about him by his students. These living encounters with Zen are poignant, direct, humorous, paradoxical, and enlightening; and their setting in real-life contexts makes them wonderfully accessible.

Suzuki Roshi gave profound teachings that were skillfully expressed for each moment, person, and situation he encountered. He emphasized that while the ungraspable essence of Buddhism is constant, the expression of that essence is always changing. Each of the stories presented here is an example of this versatile and timeless quality, showing that the potential for attaining enlightenment exists right here, right now, in this very moment.

This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series.

The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

ISBN
9781611807875
Publisher
Shambhala
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New
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9781611807875
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Religion
Moira of Edges, Moira the Tart
$15.95
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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. Art. In a transposition of 5th-century St. Mary of Egypt's harlot-turned-desert-ascetic vita to a contemporary setting, MOIRA OF EDGES, MOIRA THE TART reimagines hermitry, penitence, and ardor through the figure of artist and lay philosopher Moira (sometimes Moina) Jones. Part-hagiography, part-k�nstlerroman in poetic form, MOIRA OF EDGES fractures into disclosing "edge time": a limned threshold; a vibrating seam; an angular meditation on form, mind, god, sex, the metaphysics of time and perception.
ISBN
9780578544557
By
Dick, Moina Pam
Publisher
Organism for Poetic Research
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New
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9780578544557
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The Second Treatise of Government
$4.99
ISBN
9780760760956
By
Locke, John
Publisher
Classics Publishing
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Used, Like New
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600273
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Stages of Consciousness: Meditations on the Boundaries of the Soul
$4.99
ISBN
9780892810659
By
Kuhlewind, Georg
Publisher
Inner Traditions
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Used, Good
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745907
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The Basic Political Writings (English and French Edition)
$4.99
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'The publication of these excellent translations is a happy occasion for teachers of courses in political philosophy and the history of political theory...' - Raymon M Lemos, Teaching Philosophy.
ISBN
9780872200470
By
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Publisher
Hackett Publishing
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Used, Acceptable
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1119975
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Credo
$4.99
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William Sloane Coffin challenged the nation with his passionate calls for social justice. In this best-seller, Coffin gives a powerful record of his remarkable public life, offering his inspiring words on issues ranging from charity and justice to politics and the meaning of faith.

ISBN
9780664227074
By
Coffin, William Sloane
Publisher
Westminster John Knox Press
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Used, Very Good
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1118635
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The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner
$4.99
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There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat--and through our relationships with others.

To learn more about the author, Michael Stone, visit his website: www.centreofgravity.org

ISBN
9781590305690
By
Stone, Michael
Publisher
Shambhala
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Used, Good
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1124895
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Everyday Zen: Love & Work
$4.99
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Everyday Zen offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living--love, relationships, fear, ambition, suffering. Beck shows how to live each moment to the fullest.
ISBN
9780060607340
By
Joko Beck, Charlotte
Publisher
HarperOne
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Used, Good
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1124880
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Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
$4.99
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*Why do seemingly rational, intelligent people commit acts of cruelty and violence?

*What are the root causes of destructive behavior?

*How can we control the emotions that drive these impulses?

*Can we learn to live at peace with ourselves and others?

Imagine sitting with the Dalai Lama in his private meeting room with a small group of world-class scientists and philosophers. The talk is lively and fascinating as these leading minds grapple with age-old questions of compelling contemporary urgency. Daniel Goleman, the internationally bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, provides the illuminating commentary--and reports on the breakthrough research this historic gathering inspired.

Destructive Emotions

Buddhist philosophy tells us that all personal unhappiness and interpersonal conflict lie in the "three poisons" craving, anger, and delusion. It also provides antidotes of astonishing psychological sophistication--which are now being confirmed by modern neuroscience. With new high-tech devices, scientists can peer inside the brain centers that calm the inner storms of rage and fear. They also can demonstrate that awareness-training strategies such as meditation strengthen emotional stability--and greatly enhance our positive moods.

The distinguished panel members report these recent findings and debate an exhilarating range of other topics: What role do destructive emotions play in human evolution? Are they "hardwired" in our bodies? Are they universal, or does culture determine how we feel? How can we nurture the compassion that is also our birthright? We learn how practices that reduce negativity have also been shown to bolster the immune system. Here, too, is an enlightened proposal for a school-based program of social and emotional learning that can help our children increase self-awareness, manage their anger, and become more empathetic.

Throughout, these provocative ideas are brought to life by the play of personalities, by the Dalai Lama's probing questions, and by his surprising sense of humor. Although there are no easy answers, the dialogues, which are part of a series sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute, chart an ultimately hopeful course. They are sure to spark discussion among educators, religious and political leaders, parents--and all people who seek peace for themselves and the world.

The Mind and Life Institute sponsors cross-cultural dialogues that bring together the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist scholars with Western scientists and philosophers. Mind and Life VIII, on which this book is based, took place in Dharamsala, India, in March 2000.

ISBN
9780553381054
By
Goleman, Daniel
Publisher
Bantam
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Used, Very Good
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1108993
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Light on Enlightenment
$5.53
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A former journalist and Buddhist monk shares his straightforward observations about Buddhism, presenting simple exercises for incorporating Buddhist practice into ordinary life. Original.
ISBN
9781570625145
By
Titmuss, Christopher
Publisher
Shambhala
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Used, Very Good
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1108250
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George Herbert Mead: THE MAKING OF A SOCIAL PRAGMATIST
$16.36
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This groundbreaking study details the intellectual development of George Herbert Mead as a thinker of great originality and as a practitioner of social reform. Gary Cook traces the genesis of Mead's social psychological and philosophical ideas by analyzing his journal articles and posthumously published writings.
ISBN
9780252062728
By
Cook, Gary A
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
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Used, Very Good
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704628
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Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness
$18.95
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Adventures in cutting-edge ideas about consciousness, from bestselling non-fiction writer Tim Parks.

Hardly a day goes by without some discussion about whether computers can be conscious, whether our universe is some kind of simulation, whether mind is a unique quality of human beings or spread out across the universe like butter on bread. Most philosophers believe that our experience is locked inside our skulls, an unreliable representation of a quite different reality outside. Colour, smell and sound, they tell us, occur only in our heads. Yet when neuroscientists look inside our brains to see what's going on, they find only billions of neurons exchanging electrical impulses and releasing chemical substances.

Five years ago, in a chance conversation, Tim Parks came across a radical new theory of consciousness that undercut this interpretation. This set him off on a quest to discover more about this fascinating topic and also led him to observe his own experience with immense attention.

Out of My Head tells the gripping, highly personal, often surprisingly funny, story of Tim Parks' quest to discover more about this fascinating topic. It frames complex metaphysical considerations and technical laboratory experiments in terms we can all understand. Above all, it invites us to see space, time, colour and smell, sounds and sensations in an entirely new way. The world will feel more real after reading it.

ISBN
9781681373973
By
Parks, Tim
Publisher
New York Review Books
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New
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9781681373973
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Philosophy
A History of Greek Philosophy: The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus Volume II
$20.74
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All volumes of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek philosophy have won their due acclaim. The most striking merits of Guthrie's work are his mastery of a tremendous range of ancient literature and modern scholarship, his fairness and balance of judgement and the lucidity and precision of his English prose. He has achieved clarity and comprehensiveness.
ISBN
9780521294218
By
W K C, Guthrie
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Used, Acceptable
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1125106
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The Flight of the Eagle: An Authentic Report of Talks and Discussions in London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Saanen, Switzerland
$9.17
ISBN
9780060916107
By
Krishnamurti, Jiddu
Publisher
HarperCollins
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Used, Very Good
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692329
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In the Time of the Nations (Continuum Impacts)
$12.69
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In this major collection of essays, Emmanuel Levinas, a leading philosopher of the 20th century, considers Judaism's uncertain relationship to European culture since the Enlightenment, problems of distance and integration. The book includes five Talmudic readings from between 1981 and 1986, essays on Franz Rosenzweig and Moses Mendelssohn, and a discussion with Francoise Armengaud which raises questions of central importance to Jewish philosophy in the context of general philosophy. This work brings to the fore the vital encounter between philosophy and Judaism, a hallmark of Levinas's thought.
ISBN
9780826499042
By
Levinas, Emmanuel
Publisher
Continuum
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Used, Acceptable
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642103
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Beyond the Verse (Continuum Impacts)
$17.25
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This new volume in the Impacts series brings together an important collection of essays by Emmanuel Levinas, a leading philosopher of the 20th century, dating from between 1969 and 1980. The essays consider specific Jewish problems: exegetic methodology, points of Jewish doctrine, Jewish religious philosophy, and contemporary political and cultural issues. It also includes five Talmudic readings. Beyond the Verse will be of interest to readers throughout the wider philosophical and religious communities.
ISBN
9780826499035
By
Fry, Karin A
Publisher
Continuum
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Used, Acceptable
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642080
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The Way of Response
$4.99
ISBN
9780805202922
By
Buber, Martin
Publisher
Schocken
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Used, Acceptable
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1108740
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Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy (Morality and Society Series)
$30.72
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These essays, by widely respected scholars in fields ranging from social and political theory to historical sociology and cultural studies, illuminate the significance of the public/private distinction for an increasingly wide range of debates. Commenting on controversies surrounding such issues as abortion rights, identity politics, and the requirements of democratization, many of these essays clarify crucial processes that have shaped the culture and institutions of modern societies.

In contexts ranging from friendship, the family, and personal life to nationalism, democratic citizenship, the role of women in social and political life, and the contrasts between western and (post-)Communist societies, this book brings out the ways the various uses of the public/private distinction are simultaneously distinct and interconnected. "Public and Private in Thought and Practice" will be of interest to students and scholars in disciplines including politics, law, philosophy, history, sociology, and women's studies.

Contributors include Jeff Weintraub, Allan Silver, Craig Calhoun, Daniela Gobetti, Jean L. Cohen, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Alan Wolfe, Krishan Kumar, David Brain, Karen Hansen, Marc Garcelon, Oleg Kharkhordin

Jeff Weintraub teaches political and social theory at Williams College. Krishan Kumhan is professor of social and political thought in Eliot College at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

ISBN
9780226886244
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
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Used, Very Good
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742606
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Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory, 2nd Edition
$6.28
Description
Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory offers a clear and accessible introduction to poststructuralist theory, focusing on questions of language, subjectivity and power.
ISBN
9780631198253
By
Weedon, Chris
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
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Used, Good
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1108465
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Constituting Feminist Subjects
$13.18
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Kathi Weeks suggests that one of the most important tasks for contemporary feminist theory is to develop theories of the subject that are adequate to feminist politics. Although the 1980s modernist-postmodernist debate put the problem of feminist subjectivity on the agenda, Weeks contends that limited debate now blocks the further development of feminist theory. Both modernists and postmodernists succeded in making clear the problems of an already constituted, essentialist subject. What remains as an on-going project Weeks contends, is creating a theory of the constitution of subjects to account for the processes of social construction. This book presents one such account. Drawing on several different theoretical frameworks, including feminist standpoint theory, socialist feminism, and poststructralist thought, as well as theories of perfomativity and self-valorization, the author proposes a nonessentialist feminist subject, a theory of constituting subjects.
ISBN
9780801484476
By
Weeks, Kathi
Publisher
Cornell University Press
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Used, Very Good
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561091
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C
Metaphysics, 4th Edition
$4.99
Description
This classic, provocative introduction to classical metaphysical questions focuses on appreciating the problems, rather than attempting to proffer answers.
ISBN
9780135678190
By
Taylor, Richard
Publisher
Prentice Hall
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Used, Acceptable
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745850
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Humanae Vitae, a Generation Later
$7.95
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Rather than end the debate over artificial means of contraception once and for all, the encyclical letter Humane Vitae only energized the debate when it appeared in 1968, and that debate continues to this day. Janet E. Smith presents a comprehensive review of this issue from a philosophical and theological perspective. Tracing the emergence of the debate from the mid-1960s and reviewing the documents from the Special Papl Commission established to advise Pope Paul VI, Smith also examines the Catholic Church's position on marriage, which provides context for its condemnation of contraception.

Janet E. Smith is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas. She has published articles in such journals as The Thomist, International Philosophical Quarterly, and The New Scholasticism

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ISBN
9780813207407
By
Smith, Janet E
Publisher
The Catholic University of America Press
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Used, Very Good
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1103068
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