On the True Philosopher and the True Philosophy: essays on Swedenborg

Journal of the Swedenborg Society vol. 2

Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
Editor: Stephen McNeilly
Publisher: The Swedenborg Society
Dimensions: 190x225mm
Language: English
Place of publication: London, UK.
Date of publication: 2003

On the True Philosopher and the True Philosophy: essays on Swedenborg
(ISBN: 978-0-85448-134-7)


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With the possible exception of The New Philosophy, few attempts have been made to integrate the work of Swedenborg into the history of ideas. Monographs have been written but little has been done to introduce his thought directly to philosophical debate. Today, when one encounters the name of Swedenborg, one does so primarily as a footnote to specialist studies of the eighteenth century. Even here however, he is misquoted, misjudged or simply misunderstood.

This volume of essays, beginning with a look at Immanuel Kant's reading of Swedenborg, aims at re-examining this generally held misconception. Drawing on comparisons with Schopenhauer, Wolff, Liebniz and others, they show Swedenborg to be a much greater influence than many would have imagined, and a key component of subsequent nineteeth and twentieth century thought.

This volume is a key text book for students interested in the Western philosophic tradition. 


Introduction  Stephen McNeilly
1—Swedenborg and Kant on Spiritual Intuition  Michelle Grier
2—Swedenborg’s Positive Influence on Kant’s Moral Philosophy  Gregory R Johnson
3—Metaphysics and Biology: Thoughts on the Interaction of the
     Soul and Body in Emanuel Swedenborg  Francesca Maria Crasta
4—Swedenborg and the Comparative Philosophy of the Soul  Michael Costello
5—Swedenborg and Schopenhauer  Gregory R Johnson
6—Swedenborg and Heavenly Hermeneutics  Lars Bergquist
7—Representation and Concept in Swedenborg  José Antonio Antón-Pacheco