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By Ken Gire

ISBN-10: 1595550798

ISBN-13: 9781595550798

Revere lifestyles, and provides yours away for the sake of serving others.

As a tender guy, Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness. His significant expertise and fortitude propelled him to a spot as one among Europe’s most famed philosophers, theologians, and musicians within the early 20th century. but Schweitzer stunned his contemporaries by way of abandoning worldly good fortune and embarking on an epic trip into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to function a lifelong medical professional to “the least of these” in a mysterious land rife with famine, disease, and superstition.

Enduring difficulty, clash, and private struggles, he and his loved spouse, Hélène, turned French prisoners of conflict in the course of WWI, and Hélène later battled chronic health problems.

Ken Gire’s page-turning, novelesque narrative sheds new mild on Schweitzer’s faith-in-action ethic and his dedication to honor God via celebrating the sacredness of all lifestyles.

The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures within the thriving African clinic neighborhood that all started in a humble bird coop, within the hundreds of thousands who've drawn notion from his instance, and within the problem that emanates from his lifestyles tale into our day. Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness—and he accomplished it by way of making his lifestyles his maximum sermon to a global in determined desire of desire and therapeutic.

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142. 177. J. 153–4. ’ I’d say: ‘No’. ’ I’d say: ‘No’. 27 McCutcheon glosses this passage as follows: Wittgenstein’s final remark is what is important here. He allows that there is a kind of contradiction, even though it may not be of the same kind that we find between straightforward disagreements (those that can be settled) . . He is effectively saying that the contradiction lies in the stance one has taken on a matter . . For disagreements that we can settle, the disputants must agree on something, hence they can be said to occupy the same stance.

7 Phillips’s approach begins to seem disarmingly innocent, certainly not one that intends to deny anything that is held to be important to our conception of truth: ‘philosophy’s task is a humble one. Here, too, we have uses of ‘‘real’’ and ‘‘true’’. ’8 Perhaps all Phillips is doing is making the innocuous and correct observation that, depending on what we are talking about, there are different criteria determining what can be said to be true. If there is anything controversial about Phillips’s approach it does not lie in his ‘conception of truth’, but in his ‘non-interventionist’ brief to the philosopher (‘simply describe when people apply these concepts’).

There are no common fibres, but it is the same rope: the concept of ‘reality’ is autonomous in science and religion, but it is the same concept. 16 As a methodological caution against 13 14 15 16 I am grateful to Bede Rundle for an instructive conversation which helped to form the arguments of this section. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994), paras 66–71. Z. ’ For the points made in this paragraph I am grateful to points made by Bede Rundle in conversation. 3. The Relativity of Truth to Language Games 35 over-assimilation and generalization it is well made; but as an epistemological maxim as to when we are justified in ascribing predicates, such as when we can call something a ‘game’ or ‘real’, it is not at all helpful or well substantiated.

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