Schopenhauer's two essays On the Freedom of the Will and On the Basis of Morals form his complete system of ethics. Their doctrines are here presented in more accessible, self-contained form than in his larger work, and in a new translation, introduced by Christopher Janaway, that preserves Schopenhauer's style in modern English.
This superb new translation of Nietzsche's mature masterpiece, Beyond Good and Evil, offers the most comprehensively annotated text, complemented by a lucid introduction by one of the most eminent of Nietzsche scholars, Robert C. Holub.
A unique edition of three early modern utopian texts, using a contemporary translation of More's Utopia and examining the Renaissance world view as shown by these writers. The edition includes the illustrative material that accompanied early editions of Utopia, full chronologies of the authors, notes, and glossary.
Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution, while his Rights of Man sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings in the first fully annotated edition of these works.
Descartes's A Discourse on the Method of Correctly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking the Truth in the Sciences marks a watershed in European thought; in it, the author provides an informal intellectual autobiography in the vernacular for a non-specialist readership, sweeps away all previous philosophical traditions, and sets out in brief his radical new philosophy.
This revised and expanded second edition of Cahoonea s classic anthology provides an unparalleled collection of the essential readings in modernism and postmodernism. * Places contemporary debate in the context of the criticism of modernity since the seventeenth century. * Chronologically and thematically arranged.
The I Ching, or Book of Change, has been consulted through the ages, in both China and the West, for answers to fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. This translation is informed by various archaeological discoveries and features a gorgeously rendered codex of divination signs.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is best known as a biologist and natural historian rather than a philosopher. This book shows how important Darwin is for philosophy and how his work has shaped and challenged the nature of the subject. It is aimed at those in the humanities, social sciences and sciences seeking a philosophical introduction to Darwin.
"The Continental Ethics Reader" is a comprehensive anthology of classic writings on ethics and moral philosophy from the major figures in Continental thought. All of the authors and their writings are introduced and placed in philosophical context by the editors.
The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are interwoven with the self-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research.
Athanasius Kircher (1602-80) was acknowledged to be the most learned man of his age. By profession a Jesuit priest, he made himself an authority on every subject under (and above) the sun and published the results of his researches in over thirty illustrated volumes in Latin. This book deals with his work.
In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his chateau to brood on his own private grief - the deaths of his best friends, his brother, and his first-born child. This title offers a celebration of perhaps one of the most joyful and yet profound of all Renaissance writers.
A knowledge of Heidegger's Sein und Zeit is essential for anyone who wishes to understand a great deal of recent continental work in theology as well as philosophy. Yet until this translation first appeared in 1962, this fundamental work of one of the most influential European thinkers of the century remained inaccessible to English readers.
Bringing together canonical philosophical texts from African, African--American, Afro--Caribbean, and Black European thinkers, this major new anthology is designed to serve both as a textbook and as the authoritative reference volume in Africana philosophical and cultural studies.
This introduction to philosophy takes the reader through the most central and important questions of the subject, including the nature of existence, knowledge, freedom, feminism, God, morality, politics, science, reason, logic, and human purpose.
Covers perennial philosophical problems such as the connection between mind and body; life after death; the role of reason; free will and determinism; the relationship between the individual and society; and the problem of relativism. This book is suitable for those interested in the theories that have affected the course of human history.
Originally published almost 150 years ago, five parts of "The Idea of a University" - "University Teaching" and four selections from "University Subjects" - are reproduced here, along with five essays by contemporary scholars exploring the present day relevance of Newman's themes.