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The Man From Samye: Longchenpa on Praxis, Its Negation & Liberation

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Author: Gidi Ifergan  |  Isbn: 9788177421323  |  File size: 9.8MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 225  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This study explores one of Tibet s greatest thinkers, Longchenpa (1308-1364), within the context of the rhetoric of negation , an intense critique of philosophical views and spiritual practices that displays their inability to lead directly to liberation. Like that of his...

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Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations

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Author: Stephen I. Wagner  |  Isbn: 9781107072060  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 253  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Descartes' Meditations is one of the most thoroughly analyzed of all philosophical texts. Nevertheless, central issues in Descartes' thought remain unresolved, particularly the problem of the Cartesian Circle. Most attempts to deal with that problem have weakened the...

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Philosophy & the Precautionary Principle

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Author: Daniel Steel  |  Isbn: 9781107078161  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 274  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Scholars in philosophy, law, economics and other fields have widely debated how science, environmental precaution, and economic interests should be balanced in urgent contemporary problems, such as climate change. One controversial focus of these discussions is the...

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Alien Phenomenology, or What it's Like to be a Thing

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Author: Ian Bogost  |  Isbn: 0816678987  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 168  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Humanity has sat at the center of philosophical thinking for too long. The recent advent of environmental philosophy and posthuman studies has widened our scope of inquiry to include ecosystems, animals, and artificial intelligence. Yet the vast majority of the stuff in our...

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Philosophy: The Classics

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Author: Nigel Warburton  |  Isbn: 0415534666  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Now in its fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics is a brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy. In his exemplary clear style, Nigel Warburton introduces and assesses thirty-two philosophical classics from Plato’s Republic to...

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Causality & Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy

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Author: Nicholas Jolley  |  Isbn: 9780199669554  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 296  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Causality and Mind presents seventeen of Nicholas Jolley's essays on early modern philosophy, which focus on two main themes. One theme is the continuing debate over the nature of causality in the period from Descartes to Hume. Jolley shows that, despite his revolutionary...

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Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment & the Quest for Emancipation

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Author: Christian Welzel  |  Isbn: 9781107034709  |  File size: 3.3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 265  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This book presents a comprehensive theory of why human freedom gave way to increasing oppression since the invention of states - and why this trend began to reverse itself more recently, leading to a rapid expansion of universal freedoms and democracy. Drawing on a...

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A Companion to W. V. O. Quine

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Author: Ernest Lepore and Gilbert Harman  |  Isbn: 9780470672105  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 600  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This Companion brings together a team of leading figures in contemporary philosophy to provide an in-depth exposition and analysis of Quine’s extensive influence across philosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of his work, and...

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Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, & Assertion

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Author: Clayton Littlejohn and John Turri  |  Isbn: 9780199660025  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Epistemic norms play an increasingly important role in many current debates in epistemology and beyond. Paramount among these are debates about belief, action, and assertion. Three primary questions organize the literature. What epistemic requirements...

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Die Kaiser-Wilhelm-, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und ihre Institute / Das Harnack-Prinzip

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Author: Bernhard Vom Brocke  |  Isbn: 9783110154832  |  File size: 35.5MB  |  Year: 1996  |  Pages: 692  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Die Kaiser-Wilhelm-, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und ihre Institute / Das Harnack-Prinzip" Download book...

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On Emotions: Philosophical Essays

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Author: John Deigh  |  Isbn: 9780199740192  |  File size: 2.5MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This volume brings together philosophical essays on emotions by eleven leading thinkers in the field. The essays cover a variety of topics that relate emotions to humor, opera, theater, justice, war, death, our intellectual life, authenticity, personal identity,...

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Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image

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Author: Emanuele Coccia  |  Isbn: 0823267423  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 127  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy We like to imagine ourselves as rational beings who think and speak, yet to live means first and foremost to look, taste, feel, or smell the world around us. But sensibility is not just a faculty: We are sensible objects both to ourselves and to others, and our life is through...

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Interpreting Schelling: Critical Essays

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Author: Professor Lara Ostaric  |  Isbn: 1107018927  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 280  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy This book is the first collection of essays on Schelling in English that systematically explores the historical development of his philosophy. It addresses all four periods of Schelling's thought: his Transcendental Philosophy and Philosophy of Nature, his System of...

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Technologies of Life & Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

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Author: Kelly Oliver  |  Isbn: 0823251098  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy The central aim of this book is to approach contemporary problems raised by technologies of life and death as ethical issues that call for a more nuanced approach than mainstream philosophy can provide. To do so, it draws on the recently published seminars of Jacques Derrida to...

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The Blackwell Companion to The Problem of Evil

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Author: Justin P. McBrayer  |  Isbn: 9780470671849  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 528  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil presents a collection of original essays providing both overview and insight, clarifying and evaluating the philosophical and theological “problem of evil” in its various contexts and manifestations.Features all...

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"Le principe de responsabilité : Une éthique pour la civilisation technologique"

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Author: Hans Jonas  |  Isbn: 9782204041607  |  File size: 5.8MB  |  Year: 1992  |  Pages: 312  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Les morales traditionnelles sont devenues inopérantes en particulier pour les décideurs politiques. Hans Jonas propose une reformulation de l'éthique autour de l'idée de responsabilité, sous ses différents aspects (naturelle et contractuelle), et voit dans les parents et les...

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Metaphysics: The Basics

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Author: Michael Rea  |  Isbn: 0415574420  |  File size: 0.90MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 230  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Metaphysics: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the philosophical study of the world and universe in which we live. Concerned with questions about reality, existence, time, identity and change, metaphysics has long fascinated people but to the uninitiated some...

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Synchronizität, Akausalität und Okkultismus

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Author: C. G. Jung  |  Isbn: 9783423150651  |  File size: 11.3MB  |  Year: 1990  |  Pages: 271  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy  "Synchronizität, Akausalität und Okkultismus" Download book...

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Karel Kosik, "La dialectique du concret"

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Author: Karel Kosik  |  Isbn: 9782906229051  |  File size: 3.75MB  |  Year: 1993  |  Pages: 170  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy La dialectique de la totalité concrète n’est pas une méthode qui prétend avec ingénuité épuiser tous les aspects de la réalité et en donner une image « totale » ; c’est une théorie de la réalité et de sa connaissance en tant que réalité. La totalité...

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The Sleeping Sovereign: The Invention of Modern Democracy

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Author: Richard Tuck  |  Isbn: 1107570581  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 310  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Richard Tuck traces the history of the distinction between sovereignty and government and its relevance to the development of democratic thought. Tuck shows that this was a central issue in the political debates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and provides a new...

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Conditions of Thought: Deleuze & Transcendental Ideas

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Author: Daniela Voss  |  Isbn: 9780748676255  |  File size: 20.3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 232  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Analyses Deleuze's notion of transcendental and genetic Ideas as conditions of creative thought From his early work in 'Nietzsche and Philosophy' to 'Difference and Repetition', Deleuze develops a unique notion of transcendental philosophy. It comprises a radical critique...

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Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi

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Author: Victor Brombert  |  Isbn: 9780226062358  |  File size: 0.6MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 200  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy “All art and the love of art,” Victor Brombert writes at the beginning of the deeply personal Musings on Mortality, “allow us to negate our nothingness.” As a young man returning from World War II, Brombert came to understand this truth as he...

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Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self

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Author: Marilynne Robinson  |  Isbn: 0300171471  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 176  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought—science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of...

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Verdinglichung: Eine anerkennungstheoretische Studie

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Author: Axel Honneth  |  Isbn: 9783518584446  |  File size: 1.8MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 109  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Axel Honneth, "Verdinglichung: Eine anerkennungstheoretische Studie" Download book...

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The Will to Imagine: A Justification of Skeptical Religion

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Author: J. L. Schellenberg  |  Isbn: 0801478529  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 288  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy The Will to Imagine completes J. L. Schellenberg's trilogy in the philosophy of religion, following his acclaimed Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Religion and The Wisdom to Doubt. This book marks a striking reversal in our understanding of the possibility of religious faith....

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After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

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Author: John R. Betz  |  Isbn: 1405162465  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 364  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy After Enlightenment: Hamann as Post-Secular Visionary is a comprehensive introduction to the life and works of eighteenth-century German philosopher, J. G. Hamann, the founding father of what has come to be known as Radical Orthodoxy. Provides a long-overdue, comprehensive...

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In Search of the Spiritual: Gabriel Marcel, Psychoanalysis & the Sacred

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Author: Paul Marcus  |  Isbn: 9781780490540  |  File size: 0.6MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973), the first French existentialist and phenomenologist, was a world-class Catholic philosopher, an accomplished playwright, drama critic and musician. He wrote brilliantly about many of the classic existential themes associated with Sartre, Heidegger,...

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Process Philosophy: A Survey of Basic Issues

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Author: Nicholas Rescher  |  Isbn: 9780822941422  |  File size: 10.3MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 152  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Process Philosophy surveys the basic issues and controversies surrounding the philosophical approach known as “process philosophy.” Process philosophy views temporality, activity, and change as the cardinal factors for our understanding of the real—process...

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Education & the Growth of Knowledge

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Author: Ben Kotzee  |  Isbn: 9781118721315  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Education and the Growth of Knowledge is a collection of original contributions from a group of eminent philosophers and philosophers of education, who sketch the implications of advances in contemporary epistemology for education.New papers on education and social and virtue...

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Ibn Sina's Remarks & Admonitions

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Author: Shams C. Inati  |  Isbn: 9780231166164  |  File size: 86MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 248  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy Al-Isharat wal-Tanbihat (Remarks and Admonitions) is one of the most mature and comprehensive philosophical works by Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 980–1037). Grounded in an exploration of logic (which Ibn Sina described as the gate to knowledge) and happiness (the ultimate human...

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