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The Essential Philosophical Works

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226669

Category: Philosophy, British

Page: 896

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With an introduction by Charlotte R. Brown and William Edward Morris. David Hume (1711–1776) was the most important philosopher ever to write in English, as well as a master stylist. This volume contains his major philosophical works. A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–1740), published while Hume was still in his twenties, consists of three books on the understanding, the passions, and morals. It applies the experimental method of reasoning to human nature in a revolution that was intended to make Hume the Newton of the moral sciences. Disappointed with the Treatise’s failure to bring about such a revolution, Hume later recast Book I as An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1751), and Book III as An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, which he regarded as ‘incomparably the best’ of all his works. Both Enquiries went through several editions in his lifetime. Hume’s works, controversial in his day, remain deeply and widely influential in ours, especially for his contributions to our understanding of the nature of morality, political and economic theory, philosophy of religion, and philosophical naturalism. This volume also includes Hume’s anonymous Abstract of Books I and II of the Treatise, and the short autobiographical essay, ‘My Own Life’, which he wrote just before his death.

The "Mechanical World"

Pocket Diary - and Year Book for 1901

Author: Beate Krickel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030036294

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Page: N.A

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Reflections on Contemporary Values, Beliefs and Behaviours

The Adventures of an Enquiring Mind

Author: Prasanna Gautam

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527510786

Category: Philosophy

Page: 188

View: 7657

This book is a unique presentation of common but highly important issues that affect us all deeply. These are illustrated with personal anecdotes to which the readers can relate and compare with their own experiences in life. Each chapter is independent and presented in a conversational manner which makes reading easy. The book deals with a wide range of subjects, such as sex and sexuality, euthanasia, self-confidence, superstition, religion, evolution, parenting, conflicts, leadership, and the interpretation of scriptures, among others. In addition to presenting the essence of many philosophical concepts and contrasting them with scientific evidence, the book asserts that our world has never before been richer and more technically advanced, but that our unthinking brains have precipitated unhappiness, conflicts, poverty, greed, crime and selfishness. A book of huge interest generally, this is also useful as a handy source of information for the students of humanities, the linguists and translators of ancient languages.

Der Staat (illustriert)

Author: Platon

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372755

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Page: N.A

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„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.

Vom Kriege

hinterlassenes Werk

Author: Carl ¬von Clausewitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Masterpieces of World Literature

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780062700506

Category: Reference

Page: 992

View: 2144

Philosophy and fantasy, plays and poems, essays and epics -- 270 literary classics that range from The Divine Comedy and Death Comes for the Archbishop to The Aeneid and The Grapes of Wrath are summarized and analyzed in this essential reference.

Klein Dorrit

Beide Bände in einem Buch

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843031029

Category: Fiction

Page: 676

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Charles Dickens: Klein Dorrit. Beide Bände in einem Buch Entstanden 1855-1857. Hier in einer Übersetzung von Carl Kolb, Gutenberg-Verlag, Hamburg, 1927. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Großformat, 190 x 270 mm Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Edgar Degas, Kopf einer jungen Frau, 1867. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11.7 pt.

Ethics, Literature, and Theory

An Introductory Reader

Author: Stephen K. George

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742532342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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Do the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to imagine and confront the ultimate questions of life? Do the human activities of storytelling and complex moral decision-making have a deep connection? What are the moral responsibilities of the artist, critic, and reader? What can religious perspectives—from Catholic to Protestant to Mormon—contribute to literary criticism? Thirty well known contributors reflect on these questions, including iterary theorists Marshall Gregory, James Phelan, and Wayne Booth; philosophers Martha Nussbaum, Richard Hart, and Nina Rosenstand; and authors John Updike, Charles Johnson, Flannery O'Connor, and Bernard Malamud. Divided into four sections, with introductory matter and questions for discussion, this accessible anthology represents the most crucial work today exploring the interdisciplinary connections between literature, religion and philosophy.

Love's Knowledge

Essays on Philosophy and Literature

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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This volume brings together Nussbaum's published papers on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy. The papers, many of them previously inaccessible to non-specialist readers, deal with such fundamental issues as the relationship between style and content in the exploration of ethical issues; the nature of ethical attention and ethical knowledge and their relationship to written forms and styles; and the role of the emotions in deliberation and self-knowledge. Nussbaum investigates and defends a conception of ethical understanding which involves emotional as well as intellectual activity, and which gives a certain type of priority to the perception of particular people and situations rather than to abstract rules. She argues that this ethical conception cannot be completely and appropriately stated without turning to forms of writing usually considered literary rather than philosophical. It is consequently necessary to broaden our conception of moral philosophy in order to include these forms. Featuring two new essays and revised versions of several previously published essays, this collection attempts to articulate the relationship, within such a broader ethical inquiry, between literary and more abstractly theoretical elements.

God, Education, and Modern Metaphysics

The Logic of "Know Thyself"

Author: Nigel Tubbs

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317753895

Category: Education

Page: 194

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The Western tradition has long held the view that while it is possible to know that God exists, it nevertheless remains impossible to know what God is. The ineffability of the monotheistic God extends to each of the Abrahamic faiths. In this volume, Tubbs considers Aristotle’s logic of mastery and questions the assumptions upon which God’s ineffability rests. Part I explores the tensions between the philosophical definition of the One as "thought thinking itself" (the Aristotelian concept of noesis noeseos) and the educational vocation of the individual as "know thyself" (gnothi seuton). Identifying vulnerabilities in the logic of mastery, Tubbs puts forth an original logic of education, which he calls modern metaphysics, or a logic of learning and education. Part II explores this new educational logic of the divine as a "logic of tears," as a "dreadful religious teacher," and as a way to cohere the three Abrahamic faiths in an educational concept of monotheism.

The Philosophy of Literature

Contemporary and Classic Readings - An Anthology

Author: Eileen John,Dominic McIver Lopes

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405112086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 4747

Essential readings in the philosophy of literature are brought together for the first time in this anthology. Contains forty-five substantial and carefully chosen essays and extracts Provides a balanced and coherent overview of developments in the field during the past thirty years, including influential work on fiction, interpretation, metaphor, literary value, and the definition and ontology of literature Includes an additional historical section featuring generous selections of the writings of early pioneers such as Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, and Hume Serves as an ideal introduction to the philosophy of literature or the philosophy of art, as well as a handy compilation of contributions to the field by its leading figures

The Essential Mengzi

Selected Passages with Traditional Commentary

Author: Mengzi,Bryan W. Van Norden

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872209857

Category: History

Page: 200

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This abridged edition of Bryan Van Norden's translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) provides the most frequently studied portions of the work along with relevant passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi -- one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism. A glossary and bibliography are also included.

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307419910

Category: Philosophy

Page: 880

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Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau The definitive collection of Emerson’s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life’s work of a true “American Scholar.” As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized “the splendid labyrinth of one’s own perceptions.” More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson’s essays “the most important work done in prose.” INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE From the Trade Paperback edition.

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

The Analytic Tradition, An Anthology

Author: Peter Lamarque,Stein Haugom Olsen

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119222443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 744

View: 7351

For over fifty years, philosophers working within the broader remit of analytic philosophy have developed and refined a substantial body of work in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, curating a core foundation of scholarship which offers rigor and clarity on matters of profound and perennial interest relating to art and all forms of aesthetic appreciation. Now in its second edition and thoroughly revised, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art—The Analytic Tradition: An Anthology captures this legacy in a comprehensive introduction to the core philosophical questions and conversations in aesthetics. Through 57 key essays selected by leading scholars Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen, this anthology collects modern classics as well as new contributions on essential topics such as the identification and ontology of art, interpretation, values of art, art and knowledge, and fiction and the imagination. New to this edition are selections which treat aesthetic experience more widely, including essays on the aesthetics of nature and aesthetics in everyday life. Other carefully-chosen pieces analyze the practice and experience of specific art forms in greater detail, including painting, photography, film, literature, music, and popular art such as comics. This bestselling collection is an essential resource for students and scholars of aesthetics, designed to foster a foundational understanding of both long-standing and contemporary topics in the field.

Die Erzählungen der Chassidim

Author: Martin Buber

Publisher: Manesse Verlag

ISBN: 3641147824

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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Ein Buch zur religiösen und spirituellen Inspiration Die von Martin Buber gesammelten Geschichten aus der Welt des osteuropäischen Judentums begeistern durch ihre Lebensweisheit, durch Humor und gelebte Religiosität. Zum fünfzigsten Todestag des bedeutenden Religionsforschers erscheint Bubers populärstes Werk in einer liebevoll edierten Jubiläumsausgabe. Der Chassidismus, die im 18. Jahrhundert entstandene religiöse Bewegung der Juden Osteuropas, hat eine Fülle legendenhafter Erzählungen hervorgebracht. Teils mündlich, teils schriftlich niedergelegt, hatten diese Geschichten lange Zeit keinerlei Anspruch auf literarische Gültigkeit. Es ist das Verdienst Bubers, sie nicht nur gesammelt, sondern auch sprachlich geformt und philosophisch eingeordnet zu haben. Den Band «Die Erzählungen der Chassidim» hat er 1949 persönlich für den Manesse Verlag zusammengestellt. Zum Jubiläum veröffentlichen wir eine um Register, Anmerkungen und Glossar erweiterte Ausgabe. Michael Brocke, einer der renommiertesten deutschen Judaisten, beleuchtet mit einem neuen Nachwort Bubers epochales Werk aus heutiger Sicht. Großformatige Geschenkausgabe, gebunden in bedrucktes Leinen, mit Rundum-Farbschnitt Mit neuem Nachwort und erstmals mit Register und Glossar

The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana

The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct

Author: Vatsayana

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101173955

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 9700

The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding of ancient Indian civilization as the works of Plato and Aristotle are to the West, the Kama Sutra has endured for 1,700 years as an indisputable classic of world literature. Written with frankness and unassuming candor, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the Kama Sutra's importance is so great that it has at the same time both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it.

Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416599703

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

View: 1385

A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy, Literature and Reality

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401004854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

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Merleau-Ponty's categories of the visible and the invisible are investigated afresh and with originality in this penetrating collection of literary and philosophical inquiries. Going beyond the traditional and current references to the mental and the sensory, mind and body, perceptual content and the abstract ideas conveyed in language, etc., these studies range from the `hidden spheres of reality', to the play of the visible and the invisible left as traces in works of human genius, the origins of intellect and language, the real and the imaginary in literature, and the `hidden realities' in the philosophy of the everyday world. These literary and philosophical probings collectively reveal the role of this disjoined/conjoined pairing in the ontopoietic establishment of reality, that is, in the manifestation of the logos of life. In tandem they bring to light the hidden play of the visible and the invisible in the emergence of our vital, societal, intimate, intellectual, and creative involvements.

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

The Essence of Tai Ji

Author: Chungliang Al Huang

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857010384

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6933

'To work with Al Huang is to learn to move with wind and water... in the course of everyday life... a truly superior and gifted teacher who works upon others as the sun and rain upon plants.' - From the foreword by Alan Watts, one of the great writers of Comparative Philosophy and Religion and Taoist and Zen literature. First published in 1973, this all time classic of Tai Ji literature remains as fresh and illuminating today as when it was first published. Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. Containing the original foreword by Alan Watts, the book is illustrated with beautiful calligraphy by the author, and photographs by Si Chi Ko, one of China's "National Treasures". This timeless masterpiece is essential reading for anybody interested in Taoism, Tai Ji, or the Tao philosophy of "Living Our Own Tao", and the author is a wonderful, dramatic, and inspiring presence throughout the book.

Law and Literature

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674032460

Category: Law

Page: 570

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Law and Literature is the only book-length treatment of a widely popular subject that is drawing considerable academic attention. Leading legal scholar Richard Posner believes that courses and scholarship in law and literature provide an attractive alternative to courses and scholarship in jurisprudence (philosophy of law), especially since the study of literature can assist lawyers and judges by sharpening their rhetorical skills. The revised edition features considerable new material, including a consideration of plagiarism as well as discussions of novels that grapple with issues very pertinent today, such as illegal immigration, global warming, bioterrorism, surveillance, artificial reproduction, and virtual reality. Posner also discusses the role of the law in popular literature, movies, and television.

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