Seeing Things as They Are: G. K. Chesterton 4nd the Drama of Meaning (Veritas Book 18)
Seeing Things as They Are: G.K. Chesterton 4nd the Drama of Meaning by Duncan Reyburn
English | 29 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 0718895010 | 310 Pages | AZW3 | 587.3 KB
The jovial journalist, philosopher, 4nd theologian G.K. Chesterton felt that the w08rld was almost always in permanent danger of being misjudged 08r even overlooked, 4nd so the pursuit of underst4nding, insight, 4nd awareness was his perpetual preoccupation. Being sensitive to the boundaries 4nd possibilities of perception, he believed that it really was possible, albeit in a limited way, to see things as they are. Seeing Things as They Are, which marries Chestertons unique perspective with the discipline of philosophical hermeneutics, aims to outline what Chesterton can teach us about reading, interpreting, 4nd participating in the drama of meaning as it unfolds bef08re us in w08rds 4nd in the w08rld. Chestertons unique interpretive approach seems to be the implicit fascination of all Chesterton scholarship to date, 4nd yet this book is the first to comprehensively focus on the issue. By taking Chesterton back to his philosophical roots - via his marginalia, his approach to literary criticism, his Platonist-Thomist metaphysics, 4nd his Catholic theology - Reyburn explicitly 4nd compellingly tackles the philosophical assumptions 4nd goals that underpin his unique posture towards reality.