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The Resource The vision of the soul : truth, goodness, and beauty in the western tradition, James Matthew Wilson

The vision of the soul : truth, goodness, and beauty in the western tradition, James Matthew Wilson

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The vision of the soul : truth, goodness, and beauty in the western tradition
Title
The vision of the soul
Title remainder
truth, goodness, and beauty in the western tradition
Statement of responsibility
James Matthew Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
Ours is an age full of desires but impoverished in its understanding of where those desires lead--an age that claims mastery over the world but also claims to find the world as a whole absurd or unintelligible. In The Vision of the Soul, James Matthew Wilson seeks to conserve the great insights of the western tradition by giving us a new account of them responsive to modern discontents. The western--or Christian Platonist--tradition, he argues, tells us that man is an intellectual animal, born to pursue the good, to know the true, and to contemplate all things in beauty. Wilson begins by reconceiving the intellectual conservatism born of Edmund Burke's jeremiad against the French Revolution as an effort to preserve the West's vision of man and the cosmos as ordered by and to beauty. After defining the achievement of that vision and its tradition, Wilson offers an extended study of the nature of beauty and the role of the fine arts in shaping a culture but above all in opening the human intellect to the perception of the form of reality. Through close studies of Theodor W. Adorno and Jacques Maritain, he recovers the classical vision of beauty as a revelation of truth and being. Finally, he revisits the ancient distinction between reason and story-telling, between mythos and logos, in order to rejoin the two. Story-telling is foundational to the forms of the fine arts, but it is no less foundational to human reason. Human life in turn constitutes a specific kind of form--a story form
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, James Matthew
Dewey number
111/.85
Index
index present
LC call number
BH39
LC item number
.W555 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Maritain, Jacques
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Maritain, Jacques
  • Aesthetics
  • Art
  • Conservatism
  • Conservatism and literature
  • Christianity
  • Platonists
  • Aesthetics
  • Art
  • Christianity
  • Conservatism
  • Conservatism and literature
  • Platonists
Label
The vision of the soul : truth, goodness, and beauty in the western tradition, James Matthew Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Three.
  • We Must Retranslate Kalon
  • Four.
  • Style and Truth: Conservatism as Literary Movement
  • Five.
  • What Dante Means to Us
  • Six.
  • "Only What Does Not Fit into This World Is True"
  • Seven.
  • Re-Reading the Book of Nature
  • pt. I
  • Eight.
  • Art as Intellectual Virtue
  • Nine.
  • Beauty as a Transcendental
  • Ten.
  • The Need for Proportion
  • pt. III
  • Reason, Narrative, and Truth
  • Eleven.
  • Reasoning about Stories
  • The Real, the West, and the Good
  • Twelve.
  • Mnemosyne: Mother of the Arts
  • Thirteen.
  • Novel, Myth, Reality: An Anatomy of Make-Believe
  • Fourteen.
  • Retelling the Story of Reason
  • Fifteen.
  • The Consequences of Our Forgetting
  • Sixteen.
  • Still Interested in the Truth
  • One.
  • The Hunger for Reality
  • Two.
  • What Is the Western Tradition?
  • pt. II
  • Art, Being, and Beauty
Control code
1901896
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9780813229287
Lccn
2016053715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813229287
  • (OCoLC)972330973
Label
The vision of the soul : truth, goodness, and beauty in the western tradition, James Matthew Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Three.
  • We Must Retranslate Kalon
  • Four.
  • Style and Truth: Conservatism as Literary Movement
  • Five.
  • What Dante Means to Us
  • Six.
  • "Only What Does Not Fit into This World Is True"
  • Seven.
  • Re-Reading the Book of Nature
  • pt. I
  • Eight.
  • Art as Intellectual Virtue
  • Nine.
  • Beauty as a Transcendental
  • Ten.
  • The Need for Proportion
  • pt. III
  • Reason, Narrative, and Truth
  • Eleven.
  • Reasoning about Stories
  • The Real, the West, and the Good
  • Twelve.
  • Mnemosyne: Mother of the Arts
  • Thirteen.
  • Novel, Myth, Reality: An Anatomy of Make-Believe
  • Fourteen.
  • Retelling the Story of Reason
  • Fifteen.
  • The Consequences of Our Forgetting
  • Sixteen.
  • Still Interested in the Truth
  • One.
  • The Hunger for Reality
  • Two.
  • What Is the Western Tradition?
  • pt. II
  • Art, Being, and Beauty
Control code
1901896
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9780813229287
Lccn
2016053715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813229287
  • (OCoLC)972330973

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