Drawing on Jung's concept of individuation, Richard Frankel provides an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of adolescent psychology. His advice and guidelines will be welcomed by anyone working with adolescents.
This book is a fully updated and expanded new edition of An Introduction to Continental Philosophy, first published in 1996. It provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to philosophy in the continental tradition.
The author of this text offers a theory of consciousness. He proposes that conscious experience must be understood as an irreducible entity similar to such physical properties as time, mass, and space that exists at a fundamental level and cannot be understood as the sum of its parts.
Christiane Tietz relates Karl Barth's fascinating life in conflict - conflict with the theological mainstream, against National Socialism, and privately, under one roof with his wife and his mistress, in conflict with himself.
David J. Chalmers constructs a highly ambitious and original picture of the world, from a few basic elements. He returns to Rudolf Carnap's attempt to do the same, and adopts the idea of scrutability-according to which reasoning from a limited class of basic truths yields all truths about the world-to address central themes in philosophy.
Yujin Nagasawa presents a new, stronger version of perfect being theism, the conception of God as the greatest possible being. Nagasawa argues that God should be understood, not as omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent, but rather as a being that has the maximal consistent set of knowledge, power, and benevolence.
In Being as Communion philosopher and mathematician William Dembski provides a non-technical overview of his work on information. Dembski attempts to make good on the promise of John Wheeler, Paul Davies, and others that information is poised to replace matter as the primary stuff of reality.
Consciousness in the Physical World collects historical selections, recent classics, and new pieces on Russellian monism, a unique alternative to the physicalist and dualist approaches to the problem of consciousness.
In a searching account of current controversies over morality in politics, Michael Sandel discovers that we suffer from an impoverished vision of citizenship and community. Democracy's Discontent provides a new interpretation of the American political and constitutional tradition that offers hope of rejuvenating our civic life.
Leaving so few traces of himself behind, Thomas Aquinas seems to defy the efforts of the biographer. What can be discovered about this man, his mind, and his soul? In this short, compelling portrait, the author clears away the haze of time and brings Thomas vividly to life for contemporary readers.
Philosopher Olufemi O. Taiwo presents a bold and original case for reparations, arguing that reparations should best be seen as constructive and future-oriented rather than as restitution for historical wrongs.
Thirty women philosophers explore topics of pressing interest for today. Their ideas are discussed in lively interviews from Philosophy Bites, the world's foremost philosophy podcast. These conversations illuminate diverse aspects of being human-personal, social, and political-for anyone interested in philosophical reflection on our world.
A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature", Stoicism called for restraint of animal instincts and severing of emotional ties. Seneca's contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into an inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.
This book argues for the retrieval of the concept of 'natural philosophy', encompassing the natural sciences, philosophy, and theology, amongst others. It identifies the essential characteristics of natural philosophy from its Aristotelian roots onwards, and then makes a creative proposal on how we might reincorporate it into our current worldview.
What's Wrong with Rights? argues that contemporary rights-talk obscures the importance of civic virtue, corrodes military effectiveness, and subverts the democratic legitimacy of law. It draws upon legal and moral philosophy, moral theology, and court judgments. The discussion ranges from medieval Christendom to debates about justified killing.
Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening is focused on central issues of Benjamin's later work: the interplay of aesthetics and politics; the conception of language; the fading of aura and its relation to image; citation in The Arcades Project; the status of messianism; the motifs of memory, the crowd, and awakening.
The Messianic Reduction is the first study of Benjamin's early philosophy that takes into consideration the full range of his work, with particular emphasis on its complex relation to phenomenology, Kant and neo-Kantianism, and certain developments in mathematics.
This book establishes first, that melancholy serves as an important focal point in the interpretation of Benjamin's early work, and second, that Benjamin's approach to melancholy releases it from its customary psychological context, turning it into a philosophical premise.
Elaborates the relationship between the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and the cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) through close readings of their respective texts as an example of the precariousness of cultural transmission in the present.
Benjamin's relationship to theological matters has been less observed than it should. Walter Benjamin and Theology brings together some of the world's most renowned experts to reassess the stake theology has in Benjamin's writings, aiming for nothing less than the beginning of a new phase in Anglophone Benjamin scholarship.