Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry

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Wesleyan University Press, 1 aug. 1988 - 190 pagina's
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Saving the Appearances is about the world as we see it and the world as it is; it is about God, human nature, and consciousness. The best known of numerous books by the British sage whom C.S. Lewis called the “wisest and best of my unofficial teachers,” it draws on sources from mythology, philosophy, history, literature, theology, and science to chronicle the evolution of human thought from Moses and Aristotle to Galileo and Keats. Barfield urges his readers to do away with the assumption that the relationship between people and their environment is static. He dares us to end our exploitation of the natural world and to acknowledge, even revel in, our participation in the diurnal creative process.
 

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A hoary classic, decades younger than Empson's "Seven Types of Ambiguity" but well worth reading. Perhaps the first serious examination of what's now called a paradigm shift. Volledige recensie lezen

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INTRODUCTION II
13
THE RAINBOW
15
COLLECTIVE REPRESENTATIONS
19
FIGURATION AND THINKING
22
PARTICIPATION
28
PREHISTORY
36
ORIGINAL PARTICIPATION
44
APPEARANCE AND HYPOTHESIS
46
BEFORE AND AFTER THE SCIENTIFIC
92
THE GRAECOROMAN AGE MIND AND
96
ISRAEL
107
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEANING page
116
THE ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE
122
SYMPTOMS OF ICONOCLASM
126
FINAL PARTICIPATION
133
SAVING THE APPEARANCES
142

TECHNOLOGY AND TRUTH
53
AN EVOLUTION OF IDOLS
58
THE EVOLUTION OF PHENOMENA
65
MEDIEVAL ENVIRONMENT
71
SOME CHANGES
79
THE TEXTURE OF MEDIEVAL THOUGHT
84
SPACE TIME AND WISDOM
148
RELIGION
156
THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD
167
THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM
174
INDEX
187
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A respected philosopher, jurist, and student of the nature of language and human consciousness, OWEN BARFIELD s many books published by Wesleyan include Saving the Appearances (1988), Poetic Diction (1984), and Worlds Apart (1971). He lived in East Sussex, England, at the time of his death in 1997 at the age of 99.

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