What Happens to Us When We Think : Transformation and Reality
Author Michael Gelven suggests that thinking metaphysically transforms us, and consequently the nature of metaphysics itself is transformational. Using concrete existential phenomena such as the learning process, how children mature into adults, and how fear can develop into courage, he establishes an understanding of metaphysical transformation.
- Hardback | 157 pages
- 149.4 x 239.8 x 14.2mm | 326.59g
- 17 Jul 2003
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"Gelven's book is an analysis of the very nature of philosophical thinking. Clearly inspired by certain canonical figures, such as Plato, Kant, and Heidegger, it is ultimately an original exploration of this theme. The author's originality and insightfulness is, perhaps, best illustrated in his analysis of the transition from childhood to adulthood--an issue that is rarely addressed by philosophers. By explicating the basic structure of this transition. Gelven shows that there is a genuinely metaphysical, rather than merely physical, psychological, or sociological aspect to the move from childhood to adulthood. Here Gelven breaks new ground."
About Michael Gelven
Michael Gelven is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University and the author of many books, including Truth and the Comedic Art, also published by SUNY Press, and A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Revised Edition.