Philosophy of Language A-Z offers a broad coverage of theories, debates, concepts, problems and philosophers in the philosophy of language. It consists of concise and accessible entries on each of the key terms and issues in this area of philosophy.
The meeting of Voltaire, successful financier, famous poet and troublemaker, and the enchanting amateur physicist and countess Emilie du Chatelet, was a meeting of both hearts and minds. In the Chateau de Cirey, the two brilliant intellects scandalised the French aristocracy with their passionate love affair.
One of Italy's most original philosophers aims to connect the problem of pure possibility, potentiality, and power with the problem of political and social ethics in a context where the latter has lost its previous religious, metaphysical, and cultural grounding.
An exploration of 'pataphysics, or the science of imaginary solutions. It covers the tangled history of 'pataphysics, discussing the tension between science and poetics, in order to demonstrate that 'pataphysics constitutes an intrinsic, but neglected, cornerstone of postmodernity itself.
Presents a critique of the increasing potential of science and technology to destroy the roots of culture and the value of the individual human being, from the perspective of Michel Henry's philosophy of life. This book develops a critique of capitalism, technology and education and provides insight into the political implications of Henry's work.
A key figure in the German Enlightenment, Jacobi had an enormous impact on philosophical thought in the later part of the eighteenth century, notably the way Kant was received and the early development of post-Kantian idealism. This is an English translation of Jacobi's major literary and philosophical classics.
These essays chart the course of subaltern history from an early concentration on peasant revolts and popular insurgency to an engagement with the more complex processes of domination and subordination, in a variety of the changing institutions and practices of evolving modernity.
What do we mean when we talk about philosophy today? These contributions from contemporary philosophers offer a picture of the character and methods of philosophy; its possibilities and its limitations. It is philosophy in action, offering answers and prompting us to philosophis for ourselves.
Offers an account of the key philosophical work. This book sets Plato's work in context, introduces the major themes and provides a discussion of the key sections and passages of the text. It explores some of the areas of thought that the Republic has impacted upon and provides useful information on further reading.
Rene Descartes was the founding father of modern Western philosophy and a pivotal thinker in the history of this subject. Covering various concepts of his work, this book provides an introduction to the ideas of this philosopher. It explores his major "The Meditations on First Philosophy" and his basic methodology of philosophical questioning.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction. Bibliography. A Note on the Text. 1. Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Intent (1784) 2. An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? (1784) 3. Speculative Beginning of Human History (1786) 4. On the Proverb: That May Be True in Theory, but Is of No Practical Use (1793) 5. The End of All Things (1794) 6. To Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795) Glossary of Some German-English Translations. Index.
Palmquist s Commentary provides the first definitive clarification on Kant s Philosophy of Religion in English; it includes the full text of Pluhar s translation, interspersed with explanations, providing both a detailed overview and an original interpretation of Kant s work.
Avoiding the technical jargon and complex logic associated with most books on philosophy, Law brings the thoughts of these great thinkers, from Confucius and Buddha to Wittgenstein and Sartre, to life.
Argues that while communities form naturally, organizations need to become more proactive and systematic about developing and integrating them into their strategy. This book provides practical models and methods for stewarding these communities to reach their full potential - without squelching the inner drive that makes them so valuable.
Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and arguments in moral theory by introducing students to different philosophical approaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, divine command theory, and feminist ethics. * The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophy series.
Guides us through the history of ideas and thinking, tracing over 2,500 years of Western philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to modern thinkers. This title helps to discover what philosophy is, how philosophers have questioned the fundamental principles underlying all knowledge and existence.
Benedict de Spinoza is a major philosopher of enduring influence and importance. This title offers an account and analysis of Spinoza's key works and overall philosophical project. It covers his "Ethics" and political treatises. It includes an assessment of Spinoza's influence and his relevance for contemporary philosophical debates and concerns.
Soren Kierkegaard was the progenitor of existentialism, as well as a major literary figure and philosopher of ethics and religion. This work offers a comprehensive account of Kierkegaard's philosophy. It also covers the literary and philosophical challenges raised by Kierkegaard's 'direct' and 'indirect' forms of communication.