The Embers and the Stars

Erazim Kohák

The Embers and the Stars
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Erazim Kohák

284 pages
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226450179 Published November 1987
E-book $27.50 ISBN: 9780226191324 Will Publish January 1900
"It is hard to put this profound book into a category. Despite the author's criticisms of Thoreau, it is more like Walden than any other book I have read. . . . The book makes great strides toward bringing the best insights from medieval philosophy and from contemporary environmental ethics together. Anyone interested in both of these areas must read this book."—Daniel A. Dombrowski, The Thomist

"Those who share Kohák's concern to understand nature as other than a mere resource or matter in motion will find his temporally oriented interpretation of nature instructive. It is here in particular that Kohák turns moments of experience to account philosophically, turning what we habitually overlook or avoid into an opportunity and basis for self-knowledge. This is an impassioned attempt to see the vital order of nature and the moral order of our humanity as one."—Ethics
Contents
Prolegomenon
1. Theoria
2. Physis
The Gift of the Night
The Gift of the Word
The Gift of the Moral Law
3. Humanitas
A Human's Place in Nature
Of Humans and Persons
A Philosophy of Personalism
4. Skepsis
The Shadow of Doubt
The Spell of the Demon
The Vertigo of History
5. Credo
Nature's God and Mine
Being, Time, and Eternity
The Days of Our Years
Postscriptum
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Topics
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