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 The Schism in Philosophy is an introduction to a mode of philosophizing rather than simply a history of philosophical questions and the responses proposed to them. Historically there have been two contrasting modes of philosophizing: the communal mode of the Hellenic world and the individualistic mode of the post-Roman West. What the Greeks sought was the “criterion of truth”: a thing was true when it did not change or decay. Whereas existents themselves are ephemeral and subject to decay, the mode of their coexistence is the rationality of harmony and beauty, and this mode of being renders the universe a cosmos, a thing of ordered beauty. Consequently, the Greeks found their criterion of truth—that upon which they founded philosophy—not only in changelessness but also in the communal verification of knowledge: a thing was true if it could be defined as the result of shared experience. In contrast, in the Western tradition truth was a product of the individual’s intellectual capacity—sufficient on its own to guarantee the possession of knowledge—rather than a product of communal verification; for Western philosophers truth was defined as “the coincidence of the perceived object with its intellectual conception” (adaequatio rei et intellectus). This book’s purpose is to trace the divergent paths along which philosophy developed in the Hellenic and the Western traditions as a result of this fundamental schism.
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This Week's Best-Sellers: Jackson Pollock and the Return of a Popular Romanian

What a different crowd we have this week! You'll find some academic favorites, a Greek philosopher, and a few familiar faces. Happy Friday!  

9. Economia and EschatologySteylios Muksuris
This title is one of the only books in English about the history of the prothesis rite, the small service the priest performs before the Divine LIturgy begins. A fascinating read!

8. Against Religion, Christos Yannaras
Maybe you know Yannaras as the famous Greek philosopher, or maybe you were attracted by the enchantingly bizarre Pollock painting on the cover. Either way, this title is sure to captivate, as Yannaras examines the influences of Western society on Orthodoxy. 

7. Icon as Communion, George Kordis
This helpful work by master iconographer George Kordis is part instruction, part theology. Iconographers who visit our store tell us it's one of the best authorities on the subject. 

6. The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Pew Edition
This compact and handy liturgy book deserves a home on the shelf of every Orthodox Christian. (Not that we're biased--it's published by Holy Cross Orthodox Press.) 

5. Experience of God, vol. 6: The Fulfillment of Creation, Dumitru Staniloae
Romanian priest and theologian Staniloae makes yet another appearance on our weekly best-seller list. This title is the final installment in his classic Experience of God series. 

4. The Holy Trinity: In the Beginning There Was Love, Dumitru Staniloae
More Staniloae! A slim but potent volume. 

3. Guide for a Church Under Islam, Patrick Viscuso
Call it current events, call it modern curiosity--whatever you call it, we just can't keep this book on the shelves. 

2. Orthodox Canon Law Reference Book, Vasile Mihai
Ever wanted to know the answers to every obscure pastoral dilemma? Say no more. This book would make a great gift for the clergyman (or canon law enthusiast) in your life. 

1. Daily Prayers for Orthodox Christians
Ah, an old favorite. You can't go wrong with Daily Prayers. 

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