© 1987

Foundational Reflections

Studies in Contemporary Philosophy


Part of the American University Publications in Philosophy book series (MNPL, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. A Study of Foundationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages X-X
    2. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 1-29
  3. Studies in Philosophy of Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 30-30
    2. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 61-80
    3. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 81-118
  4. Studies in Existential Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 147-177
    3. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 178-207
    4. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 208-221
    5. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 222-242
  5. Studies in Analytic Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Harold A. Durfee
      Pages 244-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 284-291

About this book


The American University Publications In From its inception Philosophy has continued the direction stated in the sub-title of the initial volume that of probing new directions in philosophy. As the series has developed these probings of new directions have taken the two­ fold direction of exploring the relationships between the disparate traditions of twentieth century philosophy and with developing new insights into the foundations of some enduring philosophic problems. This present volume continues both of these directions. The interaction between twentieth-century Anglo-Saxon and Continental philosophy which was an implicit theme of our first and third volumes and the explicit subject of our second volume is here continued in a series of studies on major figures and topics in each tradition. In the context of these interpretative studies, Professor Durfee returns again and again to the question of the relationships between the will and the reason, and explores the conflicting goals of creativity and objectivity in formulating a philosophic position. In so doing he raises the issue as his title suggests - of the foundations of philosophy itself. He seriously challenges the belief common to both pheomenology and analytic philosophy that philosophizing can be a presuppositionless activity, objectively persued independent of the personal (and, perhaps, arbitrary) commitments of the philosopher. This issue, critical as it is to all forms of philosophy, is surely a worthy one for a series such as ours.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The American UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Foundational Reflections
  • Book Subtitle Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
  • Authors H.A. Durfee
  • Series Title American University Publications in Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-3504-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8107-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3593-8
  • Series ISSN 0168-5090
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Metaphysics
    Philosophy of Religion
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