"It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal."
Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "It is because you are a very small animal that you will be useful in the adventure before us."
Frank Ramsey was a brilliant Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist who died in 1930 at 26 having made landmark contributions to decision theory, game theory, mathematics, logic, semantics, philosophy of science, and the theory of truth. This rich biography tells the story of his extraordinary life and intellectual achievement.
The first ever history of the places where history and philosophy meet, from the Age of Discovery in the sixteenth century to contemplation of how space travel will affect our understanding of who we are in the twenty-first.
This book will reshape your understanding of travel.
Investigates the antinomy between history and truth, or between historicity and meaning. This book argues that history has meaning insofar as it approaches universality and system, but has no meaning insofar as this universality violates the singularity of individuals' lives.
If truth can set us free, where do we find it? In this title, the author argues that we will not find truth in formal institutions, nor in organised religions and their dogmas, nor in any guru or outside authority; for, according to him, truth can only be realised through self-understanding.
This book serves as the definitive scholarly overview of the exciting new developments in understandings of religion's relation to ecology. With essays by the leading scholars in the field, many of whom have themselves been instrumental in the rise of religious environmentalism, this Handbook will be invaluable to anyone interested in religion, environmentalism, and the future of our planet.
The handbook is a partial survey of multiple areas of food ethics: conventional agriculture and alternatives to it; animals; consumption ethics; food justice; food workers; food politics and policy; gender, body image, and healthy eating; and, food, culture and identity.
A cutting-edge introduction to environmental ethics in a time of dramatic global environmental change, this collection contains forty-five commissioned articles, with contributions from well-established experts and emerging voices in the field. Each chapter explains the role played by central theories, ideas, issues, and concepts in contemporary environmental ethics.
Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. This original and illuminating book aims at a form of understanding that is both theoretical and personal in its lively engagement with what are literally issues of life and death.
Timothy Sprigge was one of the leading exponents of philosophical idealism in the last fifty years. The idealist worldview, long unfashionable, has been coming back into favour, and Sprigge's work has found a new readership. These selected essays focus on the view of consciousness on which his unique system of metaphysics and ethics is based.
This collection of essays brings together the writings of the British idealists who made significant contributions to the social and political thought of the nineteenth century. Also included in this volume are British idealist biographies documenting major events in their lives as well as their principal writings.
The British Idealist movement flourished between the 1860s and 1920s and exerted a very significant influence in the USA, India and Canada, most notably on John Dewey and Josiah Royce. This important collection widens access to unpublished material by transcribing, editing and then publishing the most significant pieces.
In his major new work, David Boucher surveys the history of thinking about human rights and shows that far from being seen as universal and emancipatory, they have almost always privileged certain groups in relation to others.
Examines and evaluates the views of philosophers William James and Francis Bradley on a large number of issues, including: the nature of truth; the logic of relations; personal identity; the place of consciousness in the world; monism and pluralism; God and the Absolute; and the nature of time.
'The perfect guide for a course correction in life' Deepak Chopra
Zen is a liberation from time ... if we open our eyes and see clearly it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant
An insightful exploration into the origins and history of Zen Buddhism from pioneering Zen scholar Alan Watts.
The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature. Over the years they have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Barbara Graziosi introduces Homer's key works and discusses the main literary, historical, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homeric studies.
In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to human dignity. Dignity refers to the fundamental moral worth or status supposedly belonging to all persons equally. But this is relatively new. In this volume, leading scholars across a range of disciplines attempt to clarify the variegated and murky history of "dignity," and explain how it arrived it is current and historically unusual