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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141936061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.

Discourse on Method and Related Writings

Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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"It is not enough to have a good mind; it is more important to use it well" René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes’ most radical ideas—such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them—have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. This edition sets the Discourse on Method in the wider context of Descartes’ work, with the Rules for Guiding One’s Intelligence in Searching for the Truth (1628), extracts from The World (1633) and selected letters from 1636-9. A companion volume, Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings, is also published in Penguin Classics.


Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026808738


Page: 125

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Theorie und Praxis des rationalen Investierens

Author: Harry M. Markowitz

Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag

ISBN: 386470202X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9152

Die moderne Portfoliotheorie (MPT) bildet seit über 60 Jahren das Fundament der Finanzanlage. Sie strebt die optimale Zusammenstellung eines Portfolios unter Berücksichtigung des Risikos, des Ertrags und der Anlegerpräferenz an. Im Zuge der Finanzkrise geriet die Theorie unter Beschuss. "Risiko-Ertrags-Analyse" ist Markowitz' Antwort auf diese Kritik. Sie soll die "Große Verwirrung" beseitigen, die seiner Ansicht nach über die Reichweite und die Bedeutung der MPT besteht.

Sexuality and Globalization: An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities

Author: L. Bibard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137469293

Category: Political Science

Page: 101

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The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature."


Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957190

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

1001 Ideen, die unser Denken beeinflussen

Author: Robert Arp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783283011734


Page: 960

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Schrift vom Staatswesen der Athener

Author: Aristoteles,Georg Kaibel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 108

View: 8889

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Überwachen und Strafen

die Geburt des Gefängnisses

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518387719

Category: Bürgerliche Gesellschaft - Disziplinierung - Geschichte

Page: 396

View: 8698

Selbstbetrachtungen (illustriert)

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635378621

Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

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Die Selbstbetrachtungen des römischen Kaisers Mark Aurel sind die letzte bedeutende Hinterlassenschaft aus der philosophischen Schule der jüngeren Stoa. Maßgebliche Richtschnur für das eigene Denken und Handeln waren ihm die Einordnung in und die Übereinstimmung mit der „Allnatur“. Vernunftleitung und Gemeinwohlorientierung gehören zu den in zahlreichen Wendungen variierten Konstanten der Selbstbetrachtungen, zu denen Mark Aurel auch die Rückwirkungen seines Amtes auf die eigene Person antrieben: „Verkaisere nicht!“

Die schönen Dinge siehst du nur, wenn du langsam gehst

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958031340


Page: 266

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Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Author: American Philosophical Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511


Page: 260

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Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

Author: Penguin Classics

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193474

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 8728

'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

Von der Freundschaft

Author: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne,Herbert Lüthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423342483


Page: 142

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Über die Wahrheit

Author: Harry G. Frankfurt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423345620


Page: 93

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Auf der Suche nach der Wunderdroge

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 349297662X

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 892

Huxleys Beschäftigung mit Bewußtseinserweiterung durch Drogen begann bereits in den 1930er Jahren. Moksha, ein Wort aus dem Sanskrit, bedeutet »Befreiung«. Die hier versammelten Reden, Essays, Interviews und Briefe widmen sich dem Bereich der visionären Erfahrungen und der Befreiung des Geistes. Im Mai 1953 experimentierte Aldous Huxley erstmalig mit Mescaline, bis zu seinem Tod sollten ihn Erfahrungen mit bewusstseinserweiternden Drogen begleiten. Dabei werden Bereiche der Psychologie, der Medizin, der Ökologie, der Literatur und der Politik gestreift. Was Huxley letztlich vorschwebt ist »eine Technik, die dem Menschen dazu verhilft, sein transzendentales Erlebnis in der Sphäre der ›anderen Welt dieser Welt‹ nutzbringend anzuwenden«.

Ultimate Questions

Thinking about Philosophy

Author: Nils Ch Rauhut

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

View: 7051

This inexpensive and brief text offers careful explanations of how problems are connected to our thinking about the universe then uses vivid and engaging examples to further enhance this up-to-date examination of the main problems in contemporary philosophy. More than 100 " Food for Thought" exercises elicit reaction to philosophical problems, give readers a chance to test whether they have grasped important philosophical concepts, and offer opportunities for genuine conversations about philosophy. Readers interested in contemporary philosophy.

Annotated Books Received

A Supplement of Translation Review

Author: American Literary Translators Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Translations

Page: N.A

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