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Deleuze & the Schizoanalysis of Religion

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Author: David Savat, F. LeRon Shults, and Lindsay Powell-Jones  |  Isbn: 9781474266895  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This volume brings together some of the leading voices in the field of Deleuze studies to explore – and practice – a variety of approaches to the schizoanalysis of religion. The authors share an enthusiasm for applying Deleuze and...

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Karma & Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions

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Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty  |  Isbn: 8120808843  |  File size: 60.93MB  |  Year: 1980  |  Pages: 367  |  Language: Englsih  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Karma is perhaps the central concept in Indian Philosophy, but there is no comprehensive study of its various meanings or philosophical implications. Leading American Indologists met on several occasions to discuss their ideas about Karma. The result is this...

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The Arc of Life: Evolution & Health Across the Life Course

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Author: Diana S. Sherry, Donna J. Holmes, and Grazyna Jasienska  |  Isbn: 9781493940363  |  File size: 3.29MB  |  Year: 2017  |  Pages: 200  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Given the rapidly developing area of evolutionary medicine and public health, The Arc of Life examines ways in which research conducted by biological anthropologists can enrich our understanding of variation in human health...

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A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche

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Author: Paul Bishop  |  Isbn: 9781571133274  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 462  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Nietzsche looms over modern literature and thought; according to Gottfried Benn, "everything my generation discussed, thought through innerly; one could say: suffered; or one could even say: took to the point of exhaustion -- all of it had already been said . . . by Nietzsche;...

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Mindshaping: A New Framework for Understanding Human Social Cognition

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Author: Tadeusz Wieslaw Zawidzki  |  Isbn: 9780262019019  |  File size: 25MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 344  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy In this novel account of distinctively human social cognition, Tadeusz Zawidzki argues that the key distinction between human and nonhuman social cognition consists in our complex, diverse, and flexible capacities to shape each other's minds in ways that make them...

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The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge

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Author: Karl Popper  |  Isbn: 0415610222  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 552  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy In a letter of 1932, Karl Popper described Die beiden Grundprobleme der Erkenntnistheorie – The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge – as ‘…a child of crises, above all of …the crisis of physics.’ Finally available in English, it is a major contribution...

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Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Volume 5

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Author: Jonathan Kvanvig  |  Isbn: 0198704771  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century. Under the guidance of a distinguished editorial...

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Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics

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Author: Paul C. Taylor  |  Isbn: 1405150637  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 216  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions of black life, providing a long-overdue synthesis and the first extended philosophical treatment of this crucial subject. The first extended...

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A Companion to Foucault

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Author: Christopher Falzon  |  Isbn: 9781444334067  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 626  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy A Companion to Foucault comprises a collection of essays from established and emerging scholars that represent the most extensive treatment of French philosopher Michel Foucault’s works currently available.Comprises a comprehensive collection of authors and topics,...

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Unfashionable Observations: Volume 2

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche  |  Isbn: 9780804734035  |  File size: 6.8MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 432  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This new translation is the first to be published in a twenty-volume English-language edition of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, the first complete, critical, and annotated translation of all of Nietzsche's work. The Stanford edition is based on the...

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Golf & Philosophy: Lessons from the Links

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Author: Andy Wible  |  Isbn: 9780813125947  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy In a game where players are expected to call their own penalties and scoring the least points leads to victory, decorum takes precedence over showmanship and philosophical questions become par for the course. Few other sports are as suited for ethical and metaphysical...

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Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism

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Author: Dr Andrea Sereni and Professor Marco Panza  |  Isbn: 0230365493  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 324  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy What is mathematics about? And if it is about some sort of mathematical reality, how can we have access to it? This is the problem raised by Plato, which still today is the subject of lively philosophical disputes. This book traces the history of the...

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Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, & the Unity of a Life

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Author: Marya Schechtman  |  Isbn: 9780199684878  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Judgments of personal identity stand at the heart of our daily transactions. Family life, friendships, institutions of justice, and systems of compensation all rely on our ability to reidentify people. It is not as obvious as it might at first appear just how to express...

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Biological Classification: A Philosophical Introduction

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Author: Richard A. Richards  |  Isbn: 1107687845  |  File size: 12MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 310  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Modern biological classification is based on the system developed by Linnaeus, and interpreted by Darwin as representing the tree of life. But despite its widespread acceptance, the evolutionary interpretation has some problems and limitations. This comprehensive book...

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Epictetus: His Continuing Influence & Contemporary Relevance

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Author: Dane R. Gordon and David B. Suits  |  Isbn: 9781933360904  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Epictetus (c. 50-c. 120 CE) was born a slave. His master, Epaphroditus, allowed him to attend the lectures of the Stoic philosopher Musonius Rufus and later gave him his freedom. From numerous references in his Discourses it is clear that Epictetus...

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Merleau-Ponty & the Face of the World

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Author: Glen A Mazis  |  Isbn: 9781438462318  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 386  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Before his death in 1961, Merleau-Ponty worried about what he saw as humanity s increasingly self-enclosed and manipulative way of experiencing self, others, and the world the consequences of which remain apparent in our destructive inability to connect with others within and...

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Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader

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Author: John Abromeit and W. Mark Cobb  |  Isbn: 9780415289108  |  File size: 1.1MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 288  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader is a collection of brand new papers by seventeen Marcuse scholars, which provides a comprehensive reassessment of the relevance of Marcuse's critical theory at the beginning of the 21st century. Although best...

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Paleontology: A Philosophical Introduction

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Author: Derek Turner  |  Isbn: 0521116376  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy In the wake of the paleobiological revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, paleontologists continue to investigate far-reaching questions about how evolution works. Many of those questions have a philosophical dimension. How is macroevolution related to evolutionary changes within...

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Books of Definition in Islamic Philosophy: The Limits of Words

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Author: Kiki Kennedy-Day  |  Isbn: 9780700717231  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 216  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Islamic Philosophy has unusual origins. Originally a hybrid of Greek philosophy and early Islamic theology, its technical language consisted of a number of words translated from the Greek. This book studies how Islamic philosophers of the ninth century AD, such as...

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A Philosophy to Live By: Engaging Iris Murdoch

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Author: Maria Antonaccio  |  Isbn: 9780199855575  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 288  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Iris Murdoch's philosophy has long attracted readers searching for a morally serious yet humane perspective on human life. Her eloquent call for "a theology which can continue without God" has been especially attractive to those who find that they can live neither with...

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The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon

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Author: Leonard Lawlor  |  Isbn: 9780521119214  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 756  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon is a reference tool that provides clear and incisive definitions and descriptions of all of Foucault's major terms and influences, including history, knowledge, language, philosophy, and power. It also includes entries on philosophers about...

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In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, & the Self

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Author: Mariana Ortega  |  Isbn: 1438459769  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 281  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This original study intertwining Latina feminism, existential phenomenology, and race theory offers a new philosophical approach to understanding selfhood and identity. Focusing on writings by Gloria Anzaldua, Maria Lugones, and Linda Martin Alcoff, Mariana Ortega articulates a...

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Thought & World: An Austere Portrayal of Truth, Reference, & Semantic Correspondence

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Author: Christopher S. Hill  |  Isbn: 0521892430  |  File size: 0.66MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 168  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy There is an important family of semantic notions that are applied to thoughts and to the conceptual constituents of thoughts–as when one says that the thought that the Universe is expanding is true. Christopher Hill presents a theory of the content of such notions. That...

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Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, & Democritus

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Author: Mi-Kyoung Lee  |  Isbn: 0199549281  |  File size: 2.5MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 302  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Relativism, the position that things are for each as they seem to each, was first formulated in Western philosophy by Protagoras, the 5th century BC Greek orator and teacher. Mi-Kyoung Lee focuses on the challenge to the possibility of expert knowledge posed by Protagoras,...

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The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism

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Author: Kelly James Clark  |  Isbn: 9781118657607  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 552  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism provides a systematic introduction to philosophical naturalism and its relation to other schools of thought.Features contributions from an international array of established and emerging scholars from across the humanitiesExplores the...

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Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

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Author: Daniel L. Everett  |  Isbn: 9780226070766  |  File size: 17MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 400  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn’t in our nature to do any of these things because human...

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Foundations of Metacognition

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Author: Johannes Brandl, Josef Perner, and Michael J. Beran  |  Isbn: 9780199646739  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 368  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Metacognition refers to the awareness an individual has of their own mental processes (also referred to as ' thinking about thinking'). In the past thirty years metacognition research has become a rapidly growing field of...

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Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View

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Author: Lynne Rudder Baker  |  Isbn: 0521597196  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 246  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy What is a human person, and what is the relation between a person and his or her body? In her third book on the philosophy of mind, Lynne Rudder Baker investigates what she terms the person/body problem and offers a detailed account of the relation between human persons...

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Oxford Studies in Metaethics: Volume 8

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Author: Russ Shafer-Landau  |  Isbn: 0199678057  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at...

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The Expansion of Autonomy: Hegel's Pluralistic Philosophy of Action

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Author: Christopher Yeomans  |  Isbn: 9780199394548  |  File size: 2.0MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Georg Lukács wrote that "there is autonomy and 'autonomy.' The one is a moment of life itself, the elevation of its richness and contradictory unity; the other is a rigidification, a barren self-seclusion, a self-imposed banishment from the dynamic overall...

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