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The New Materialism

  • James K. Feibleman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction and Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Nature

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      Pages 37-37
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  4. Human Nature

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      Pages 93-93
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  5. The Limits of Nature

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      Pages 147-147
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    4. God
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-190

About this book


A wholly new theory of matter has been advanced in the last half century by modern physics, but there has been no new theory of ma­ terialism to match it. The occurrence of a revolution of such magni­ tude in science will have to be understood as calling for a corresponding one in philosophy. The present work is an attempt to make a start in that direction. Grateful acknowledgment is hereby made to the Editors of the fol­ lowing journals for permission to reprint articles which first appeared in their pages: to Darshana for "Human Nature and Institutions"; to Diogenes for "Full Concreteness and the Re-Materialization of Matter"; to Perspectives in Biology and Medicine for "The Ambiva­ lence of Aggression and the Moralization of Man"; to Philosophy and Phenomenological Research for "Formal Materialism Reconfirmed" (which appears here revised and extended as "Formal Materialism: The New Version"), and for "Artifactualism: The Origin of Man and His Tools"; to Philosophy Today for "How Abstract Objects Survive"; to Religious Studies for "A Religion for the New Materialism"; and to Tulane Studies in PhilosoPhy for "A Material Theory of Reference. " PART ONE INTRODUCTION AND METHOD CHAPTER I THE SUBJECTIVE DIGRESSION Every philosophy endeavors to be as comprehensive as possible, and when philosophers speak they do so for the whole world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James K. Feibleman
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  1. 1.Tulane UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The New Materialism
  • Authors J.K. Feibleman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-247-0047-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-3165-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 190
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Man
    Philosophy, general
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