Time has always been the great Given, a fact of existence which cannot be denied or wished away; but the character of lived time is changing dramatically. This book offers a look at life's ineffable element, spanning fields from biology and culture to psychoanalysis and neuroscience.
Contemporary philosophy of science has paid close attention to the understanding of scientific practice, in contrast to the previous focus on scientific method. This work shows the deficiencies of many widespread ideas about the nature of knowledge. It argues that the only feasible explanation of any scientific success is a historical account.
Verso's classic Mapping series, published in association with New Left Review, collects the most important writings on key topics in a changing world and delineates the controversies among the most important scholars in each field.
Explains how ancient philosophy saved the author's life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient. This title also explores how ancient philosophy is inspiring modern communities - Socratic cafes, Stoic armies, Platonic sects, Sceptic summer camps - and even whole nations in their quest for the good life.
Takes you on a tour of the mind and explains the systems that drive the way we think and make choices. This title exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour.
Covering many key concepts of Heidegger's work, this title provides an introduction to the ideas that are embodied in his magnum opus, "Being and Time". Thematically structured, it encourages the reader to engage with Heidegger's thought, leading him or her to a more thorough understanding of the roots of his philosophical concerns.
Ludwig Wittgenstein was arguably the most important and influential philosopher of the twentieth century. Covering the key concepts of his work, this book provides an introduction to the ideas of this hugely significant thinker. It leads the reader through an overview of the development of Wittgenstein's thought.