George Ciccariello-Maher brings the work of Georges Sorel, Frantz Fanon, and Enrique Dussel together with contemporary Venezuelan politics to formulate a decolonized dialectics that is suited to the struggle against the legacies of slavery and colonialism while also breaking the impasse between dialectics and postcolonial theory.
Focusing on the rich and variegated cluster of Indic philosophical traditions as they developed from the late Vedic period up to the pre-modern period, Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy offers an understanding, according to each school, of the nature of free will and agency.
This book presents an innovative reading of Daoist philosophy that highlights the critical and therapeutic functions of satire and humor. Moeller and D'Ambrosio show how the Zhuangzi expounds the Daoist art of "genuine pretending": the paradoxical skill of enacting social roles without submitting to them or letting them define one's identity.
This introduction is thematically structured, wide-ranging and philosophically rigorous, providing the technical details of Indian philosophical arguments and their theoretical motivations, without being too technical for beginners. Including a glossary, guide to Sanskrit pronunciation and translated texts, it is an essential resource for beginners and advanced students of Indian philosophy.
The author examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through to Navya Nyaya. It is divided into three parts that cover epistemology, metaphysics and distinction between subject and object. It also includes a discussion of Indian ethics and social philosophy.
Jan Westerhoff unfolds the story of one of the richest episodes in the history of Indian thought, the development of Buddhist philosophy during the first millennium CE. He aims to offer the reader a systematic grasp of key Buddhist concepts such as non-self, suffering, reincarnation, karma, and nirvana.
Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained and vigorous critique of utilitarian assumptions, arguments and ideals.
This volume offers a comprehensive overview of virtue ethics, the implications for specific practical issues and where we can expect virtue ethics to go in the future. Useful for students of virtue ethics and the history of ethics, to understand the changing face of contemporary moral philosophy.
This book is both a critique of the concept of the rights-holding, free, autonomous individual and attendant ideology dominant in the contemporary West, and an account of an alternative view, that of the role-bearing, interrelated responsible person of classical Confucianism, suitably modified for addressing the manifold problems of today.
Responding to the biggest, existential questions asked online and using the wisdom of Plato, Kant, Kierkegaard and other philosophical greats philosopher, academic, and all-round polymath, Stephen Law, undertakes the challenge and explores our modern-day concerns with tongue-in-cheek sagacity.
Deals with the applicability of the artistic classifications of romanticism and classicism to philosophical doctrine. This title examines three particular theses associated with philosophical romanticism.
Examines the reciprocal relationship between remembering and forgetting, revealing how this symbiosis influences both the perception of historical experience and the production of historical narrative.
Introduces the Rasa Lila, a dramatic love poem of exquisite poetry and profound theology to the Western world. This book explores the historical context and literary genre of the work and elucidates the aesthetic and emotional richness of the composition, highlighting poignant details of this drama of divine love.
This volume offers the first substantial study of Heidegger's phenomenology of perception, focusing on perception as capacities that can be developed in learning processes, notably in ways befitting ontological mindfulness. The author proposes new interpretations of Heidegger's five most important key words.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty is increasingly hailed as one of the key philosophers of the Twentieth century. This book introduces and assesses Merleau-Ponty's life and the background to his philosophy, the key themes and arguments of Phenomenology of Perception, and the continuing importance of Merleau-Ponty's work to philosophy.
First published in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty's monumental book signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the prevailing picture of existenialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the landmark works of twentieth-century thought. -- Book Jacket.
This collection of essays assesses the influence of Heidegger on 20th-century western thought. They also seek to show how Heidegger approached the ideas of being, mind, action and language, and explore the ways in which his thought relates to current philosophical inquiry.
Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation.
Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written