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A Unified Theory of Society

By Cawley, Charles

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Title: A Unified Theory of Society  
Author: Cawley, Charles
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy
Collections: Philosophy, Authors Community
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Publication Date:
1980
Publisher: Self-published
Member Page: charles cawley

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Cawley, C. (1980). A Unified Theory of Society. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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A radical departure from Modern Western Philosophy. From first principles, in less than 100 pages. This is a new perspective on politics, society and humanity appealing to personal experience of us all. It overtly refuses to be caged by the traditions and rules of Linguistic Philosophy, Relativism and Post Modern methodology. The nature of consciousness develops on to the way we understand the World, how we use contradiction to understand movement and causation and how our perception influences aspects of language. Later pages cover implications for politics and Democracy. In under 100 pages this book covers a wider areea than most write about in a lifetime

Summary
Written in the late 1970s, this then unpublished book triggered a serious dispute between two schools of philosophy. It uses a free method of philosophy forbidden by authors such as Wittgenstein, Strawson, Derrida leading on to today's academic prescription and domination by Relativist philosophy. One of its many new perspectives is the acceptance of contradiction as it nestles in language and thought and that analysis, although useful, is not an exclusive methodology. Instead of excluding methods, the focus is on incorporating as many that prove useful without letting one dominate at the expense of philsophical understanding, progress and discovery. Although some specialist jargon is used, it is kept to a minimum to avoid artificial problems created by implications and loadings on, often, unnecessary language. If you are searching for philosophy that attempts to provide answers, instead of the all too common arid writing of today, you may find this most refreshing

Excerpt
From a footnote on page 14/15: '... we also notice a favourite device of modern philosophy, to hypothesise something which is not the case to show that something must be the case. This need not always lead to bad results unless the hypothesis is of something which COULD not be the case. Mr Wittgenstein is a classic example of one who abused this device- it is part of being human to have some perception, he makes humans subject to inhumanity in his investigations.'

Table of Contents
1. After comment 2. Intention 3. Thoughts 4. Method of Thoughts 5. Ideals and Their World 6/1a Demonstration and Exposition: Judgement 6/1b Harmony in Denial 6/2a Ethics, Morals and Democracy 6/2b Ought and Is 7/1 The State and States- The Good 7/2 After Thoughts Concerning People and States 8 Apology Revisited

 
 



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