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
There is no more important issue facing education, or humanity at large, than the fast approaching revolution in Artificial Intelligence or AI. This book is a call to educators everywhere to open their eyes to what is coming. If we do so, then the future will be shaped by us in the interests of humanity as a whole.
Rousseau's explosive cry for human liberty helped to spark the French Revolution and has haunted our discussions of how we should rule one another ever since - seen as both a blue-print for political terror and as a fundamental statement of democracy.
Locke's Second Treatise is a classic of political philosophy. It helped entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and consent as guiding principles for modern Western democracy. His Letter calls for religious tolerance and separation of church and state. This edition offers an essential guide to these two foundational works.
In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerge a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society and the sublimation of basic human instincts.
Composed during a critical time in the evolution of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart, a selection of which are presented in this volume, are some of the most powerful medieval attempts at synthesizing ancient Greek thought and the Christian faith.
After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure. This title offers insights into the Socratic world and into the intellectual atmosphere and life of ancient Greece. It reveals much about this man.
If we want a science of consciousness, we will have to rethink what 'science' is. In Galileo's Error, Professor Philip Goff proposes a third way, arguing both approaches are wrongheaded: we struggle to explain consciousness because physical science, as we currently conceive it, is not designed to deal with the issue.
In 1975, a replica of an ancient Hawaiian canoe - Hokule`a - was launched to sail the ancient star paths, and help Hawaiians reclaim pride in the accomplishments of their ancestors. Hawaiki Rising tells this story in the words of the men and women who created and sailed aboard Hokule`a.
In this book, the author opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties.
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.
Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide is an introduction to the philosophy of mind. Specifically aimed at students with no background knowledge of the subject, Ravenscroft brings together the basic concepts and major theories of the subject.