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Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General

Everything, All the Time, Everywhere - How We Became Postmodern (Hardcover): Stuart Jeffries Everything, All the Time, Everywhere - How We Became Postmodern (Hardcover)
Stuart Jeffries
R528 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R78 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Post-Modernity is the creative destruction that has shattered our present times into fragments. It dynamited modernism which had dominated the western world for most of the 20th century. Post-modernism stood for everything modernism rejected: fun, exuberance, irresponsibility. But beneath its glitzy surface, post-modernism had a dirty secret: it was the fig leaf for a rapacious new kind of capitalism. It was alsoseemsthe forcing ground of the 'post truth', by means of which western values got turned upside down. But where do these ideas come from and how have they impacted on the world? In his brilliant history of a dangerous idea, Stuart Jeffries tells a narrative that starts in the early 1970s and continue to today. He tells this history through a riotous gallery that includes, amongst others: David Bowie * the Ipod * Frederic Jameson * the demolition of Pruit-Igoe * Madonna * Post-Fordism * Jeff Koon's 'Rabbit' * Deleuze and Guattari * the Nixon Shock * The Bowery series * Judith Butler * Las Vegas * Margaret Thatcher * Grand Master Flash * I Love Dick * the RAND Corporation * the Sex Pistols *Princess Diana * the Musee D'Orsay * Grand Theft Auto* Perry Anderson * Netflix * 9/11 We are today scarcely capable of conceiving politics as a communal activity because we have become habituated to being consumers rather than citizens. Politicians treat us as consumers to whom they must deliver. Can we do anything else than suffer from buyer's remorse?

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture (Paperback): Paul Guyer A Philosopher Looks at Architecture (Paperback)
Paul Guyer
R277 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What should our buildings look like? Or is their usability more important than their appearance? Paul Guyer argues that the fundamental goals of architecture first identified by the Roman architect Marcus Pollio Vitruvius - good construction, functionality, and aesthetic appeal - have remained valid despite constant changes in human activities, building materials and technologies, as well as in artistic styles and cultures. Guyer discusses philosophers and architects throughout history, including Alberti, Kant, Ruskin, Wright, and Loos, and surveys the ways in which their ideas are brought to life in buildings across the world. He also considers the works and words of contemporary architects including Annabelle Selldorf, Herzog and de Meuron, and Steven Holl, and shows that - despite changing times and fashions - good architecture continues to be something worth striving for. This new series offers short and personal perspectives by expert thinkers on topics that we all encounter in our everyday lives.

An Event, Perhaps - A Biography of Jacques Derrida (Paperback): Peter Salmon An Event, Perhaps - A Biography of Jacques Derrida (Paperback)
Peter Salmon
R269 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R36 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Who was Jacques Derrida? For some, he is responsible, at least in part, for the contemporary crisis of truth. For the far right, he is one of the architects of Cultural Marxism. To his academic critics, he reduced French philosophy to 'little more than an object of ridicule'. For his fans, he is an intellectual rock star who ranged across literature, politics, and linguistics. In An Event Perhaps, Peter Salmon presents this misunderstood and misappropriated figure as a deeply humane and urgent thinker for our times. Accessible, provocative and beautifully written, this biography will introduce to a new readership to the life and work of a philosopher whose influence over the way we think will continue long into the twenty-first century.

Hegel's Century - Alienation and Recognition in a Time of Revolution (Hardcover): Jon Stewart Hegel's Century - Alienation and Recognition in a Time of Revolution (Hardcover)
Jon Stewart
R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The remarkable lectures that Hegel gave in Berlin in the 1820s generated an exciting intellectual atmosphere which lasted for decades. From the 1830s, many students flocked to Berlin to study with people who had studied with Hegel, and both his original students, such as Feuerbach and Bauer, and later arrivals including Kierkegaard, Engels, Bakunin, and Marx, evolved into leading nineteenth-century thinkers. Jon Stewart's panoramic study of Hegel's deep influence upon the nineteenth century in turn reveals what that century contributed to the wider history of philosophy. It shows how Hegel's notions of 'alienation' and 'recognition' became the central motifs for the era's thinking; how these concepts spilled over into other fields - like religion, politics, literature, and drama; and how they created a cultural phenomenon so rich and pervasive that it can truly be called 'Hegel's century.' This book is required reading for historians of ideas as well as of philosophy.

The Reasonableness of Christianity - as Delivered in the Scriptures (Paperback): John Locke The Reasonableness of Christianity - as Delivered in the Scriptures (Paperback)
John Locke
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its... The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its Impossibility Demonstrated: With a Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (Paperback)
Ralph Cudworth
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its... The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its Impossibility Demonstrated. a Treatise on Immutable Morality; With a Discourse Concerning the True Notion of the Lord's Supper: and Two Ser (Paperback)
Ralph Cudworth
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Essays on the Spirit of the Inductive Philosophy - the Unity of Worlds and the Philosophy of Creation (Paperback): Baden Powell Essays on the Spirit of the Inductive Philosophy - the Unity of Worlds and the Philosophy of Creation (Paperback)
Baden Powell
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Illustrations of Universal Progress - a Series of Discussions (Paperback): Herbert Spencer Illustrations of Universal Progress - a Series of Discussions (Paperback)
Herbert Spencer
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge - Wherein the Chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences,... A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge - Wherein the Chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences, With the Grounds of Scepticism, Atheism, and Irreligion, Are Inquired Into. First Printed in the Year 1710. to Which Are Added Three (Paperback)
George Berkeley
R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its... The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its Impossibility Demonstrated: With a Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (Paperback)
Ralph Cudworth
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Illustrations of Universal Progress - a Series of Discussions (Paperback): Herbert Spencer Illustrations of Universal Progress - a Series of Discussions (Paperback)
Herbert Spencer
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Paperback): George Berkeley A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Paperback)
George Berkeley
R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its... The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its Impossibility Demonstrated: With a Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (Paperback)
Ralph Cudworth
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Auguste Comte and Positivism (Paperback): John Stuart Mill Auguste Comte and Positivism (Paperback)
John Stuart Mill
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its... The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its Impossibility Demonstrated: With a Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (Paperback)
Ralph Cudworth
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy - and of the Principal Philosophical Questions Discussed in His... An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy - and of the Principal Philosophical Questions Discussed in His Writings (Paperback)
John Stuart Mill
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Novum Organon, - or a True Guide to the Interpretation of Nature (Paperback): Francis Bacon The Novum Organon, - or a True Guide to the Interpretation of Nature (Paperback)
Francis Bacon
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy - and of the Principal Philosophical Questions Discussed in His... An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy - and of the Principal Philosophical Questions Discussed in His Writings (Paperback)
John Stuart Mill
R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Works of George Berkeley - Miscellaneous Works. Index, V.1-3 (Paperback): George Berkeley The Works of George Berkeley - Miscellaneous Works. Index, V.1-3 (Paperback)
George Berkeley
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Works of George Berkeley (Paperback): George Berkeley The Works of George Berkeley (Paperback)
George Berkeley
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger (Paperback, New Ed): Luce Irigaray The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger (Paperback, New Ed)
Luce Irigaray; Translated by Mary Beth Mader
R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

French philosopher Luce Irigaray has become one of the twentieth century's most influential feminist thinkers. Among her many writings are three books (with a projected fourth) in which she challenges the Western tradition's construals of human beings' relations to the four elements--earth, air, fire, and water--and to nature. In answer to Heidegger's undoing of Western metaphysics as a "forgetting of Being," Irigaray seeks in this work to begin to think out the Being of sexedness and the sexedness of Being.

This volume is the first English translation of L'oubli de l'air chez Martin Heidegger (1983). In this complex, lyrical, meditative engagement with the later work of the eminent German philosopher, Irigaray critiques Heidegger's emphasis on the element of earth as the ground of life and speech and his "oblivion" or forgetting of air.

With the other volumes (Elemental Passions and Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche, published elsewhere) in Irigaray's "elemental" series, The Forgetting of Air offers a fundamental rereading of basic tenets in Western metaphysics. And with its emphasis on dwelling and human habitation, it will be important reading not only in the humanities but also in architecture and the environmental sciences.

Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, Vol 1 (English, German, Paperback, 2nd ed.): Ludwig Wittgenstein Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, Vol 1 (English, German, Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Ludwig Wittgenstein; Translated by C. Grant Luckhardt, Maximilian E Aue; Edited by G.H.Von Wright, Heikki Nyman
R959 Discovery Miles 9 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This bilingual volume--English and German on facing pages--brings together the writings Wittgenstein composed during his stay in Dublin between October 1948 and March 1949, one of his most fruitful periods. He later drew more than half of his remarks for Part II of "Philosophical Investigations" from this Dublin manuscript. A direct continuation of the writing that makes up the two volumes of "Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, " this collection offers scholars a glimpse of Wittgenstein's preliminary thinking on one of his most important works.
G. H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman both teach at the University of Helsinki.

The Intellectual Life - Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods (Paperback, New edition): A. G Sertillanges The Intellectual Life - Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods (Paperback, New edition)
A. G Sertillanges; Foreword by James V Schall; Translated by Mary Ryan
R453 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R71 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is above all a practical book. It discusses with a wealth of illustration and insight such subjects as the organization of the intellectual worker's time, materials, and his life; the integration of knowledge and the relation of one's specialty to general knowledge; the choice and use of reading; the discipline of memory; the taking of notes, their classification and use; and the preparation and organization of the final production.

Today and Tomorrow 103 Titles Bound in 25 Volumes (Hardcover): Various Today and Tomorrow 103 Titles Bound in 25 Volumes (Hardcover)
Various
R67,228 Discovery Miles 672 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This series, originally published in the 1920s and 1930s, includes work by some of the twentieth century's most well-known thinkers, scientists, philosophers, doctors, critics and artists. When first published it was immediately recognized as a noteworthy event. Written from various points of view, with one books frequently opposing the argument of another, the volumes provide the reader with numerous aspects of modern thought. It Sheds light on the conception of disciplines at the time Shows how disciplinary thinking is shaped by humanistic rhetoric Illustrates how literature is reshaped by scientific discourses Reveals the changing status of public intellectuals between the wars

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