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

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
R875 R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Save R48 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 work 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 Transcendentalists and Their World (Hardcover): Robert A. Gross The Transcendentalists and Their World (Hardcover)
Robert A. Gross
R796 R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Save R156 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In the year of the nation's bicentennial, Robert A. Gross published The Minutemen and Their World, a paradigm-shaping study of Concord, Massachusetts, during the American Revolution. It won the prestigious Bancroft Prize and became a perennial bestseller. Forty years later, in this highly anticipated work, Gross returns to Concord and explores the meaning of an equally crucial moment in the American story: the rise of Transcendentalism. The Transcendentalists and Their World offers a fresh view of the thinkers whose outsize impact on philosophy and literature would spread from tiny Concord to all corners of the earth. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Alcotts called this New England town home, and Thoreau drew on its life extensively in his classic Walden. But Concord from the 1820s through the 1840s was no pastoral place fit for poets and philosophers. The Transcendentalists and their neighbors lived through a transformative epoch of American life. A place of two thousand-plus souls in the antebellum era, Concord was a community in ferment, whose small, ordered society founded by Puritans and defended by Minutemen was dramatically unsettled through the expansive forces of capitalism and democracy and tightly integrated into the wider world. These changes challenged a world of inherited institutions and involuntary associations with a new premium on autonomy and choice. They exposed people to cosmopolitan currents of thought and endowed them with unparalleled opportunities. They fostered uncertainties, raised new hopes, stirred dreams of perfection, and created an audience for new ideas of individual freedom and democratic equality deeply resonant today. The Transcendentalists and Their World is both an intimate journey into the life of a community and a searching cultural study of major American writers as they plumbed the depths of the universe for spiritual truths and surveyed the rapidly changing contours of their own neighborhoods. It shows us familiar figures in American literature alongside their neighbors at every level of the social order, and it reveals how this common life in Concord entered powerfully into their works. No American community of the nineteenth century has been recovered so richly and with so acute an awareness of its place in the larger American story.

Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (Paperback): George Berkeley Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (Paperback)
George Berkeley
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Philosophical Essays (Paperback): Bertrand Russell Philosophical Essays (Paperback)
Bertrand Russell
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy - Based on the Doctrine of Evolution, with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy Volume 2... Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy - Based on the Doctrine of Evolution, with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy Volume 2 (Paperback)
John Fiske
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Philosophical Essays (Paperback): Bertrand Russell Philosophical Essays (Paperback)
Bertrand Russell
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Descartes and His School (Paperback): Kuno Fischer Descartes and His School (Paperback)
Kuno Fischer
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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English Philosophers and Schools of Philosophy (Paperback): James Seth English Philosophers and Schools of Philosophy (Paperback)
James Seth
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Benthamiana; Or Select Extracts from the Works of Jeremy Bentham. with an Outline of His Opinions on the Principal Subjects... Benthamiana; Or Select Extracts from the Works of Jeremy Bentham. with an Outline of His Opinions on the Principal Subjects Discussed in His Works (Paperback)
Jeremy Bentham
R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Collected Essays and Reviews (Paperback): William James Collected Essays and Reviews (Paperback)
William James
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Collected Essays and Reviews (Paperback): William James Collected Essays and Reviews (Paperback)
William James
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

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Essays in Radical Empiricism (Paperback): William James Essays in Radical Empiricism (Paperback)
William James
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Ships in 7 - 11 work 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
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 7 - 11 work 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.

Michel Foucault - Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Hubert L Dreyfus Michel Foucault - Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Hubert L Dreyfus
R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book, which Foucault himself has judged accurate, is the first to provide a sustained, coherent analysis of Foucault's work as a whole.
To demonstrate the sense in which Foucault's work is beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, the authors unfold a careful, analytical exposition of his oeuvre. They argue that during the of Foucault's work became a sustained and largely successful effort to develop a new method--"interpretative analytics"--capable fo explaining both the logic of structuralism's claim to be an objective science and the apparent validity of the hermeneutical counterclaim that the human sciences can proceed only by understanding the deepest meaning of the subject and his tradition.
"There are many new secondary sources [on Foucault]. None surpass the book by Hubert Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow. . . . The American paperback edition contains Foucault's 'On the Genealogy of Ethics, ' a lucid interview that is now our best source for seeing how he construed the whole project of the history of sexuality."--David Hoy, "London Review of Books"

Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe - The Logic of Likeness (Hardcover): Paul North Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe - The Logic of Likeness (Hardcover)
Paul North
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

An imaginative new theory of likeness that ranges widely across history and subjects, from physics and evolution to psychology, language, and art A butterfly is like another butterfly. A butterfly is also like a leaf and at the same time like a paper airplane, an owl's face, a scholar flying from book to book. The most disparate things approach one another in a butterfly, the sort of dense nodule of likeness that Roger Caillois once proposed calling a "bizarre-privileged item." In response, critical theorist Paul North proposes a spiritual exercise: imagine a universe made up solely of likenesses. There are no things, only traits acting according to the law of series, here and there a thick overlap that appears "bizarre." Centuries of thought have fixated on the concept of difference. This book offers a theory that begins from likeness, where, at any instant, a vast array of series proliferates and remote regions come into contact. Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe follows likenesses as they traverse physics and the physical universe; evolution and evolutionary theory; psychology and the psyche; sociality, language, and art. Divergent sources from an eccentric history help give shape to a new trans-science, "homeotics."

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
R473 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R75 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work 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.

Simone de Beauvoir and her Catholicism - An Essay on her Ethical and Religious Meditations (Paperback): Joseph Mahon Simone de Beauvoir and her Catholicism - An Essay on her Ethical and Religious Meditations (Paperback)
Joseph Mahon
R639 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

As an ardent feminist Simone de Beauvoir was in the vanguard of French intellectual life for more than forty years. Raised in a strict and highly traditional Catholic family, De Beauvoir rejected the religious and social values of her family early on and advanced a radical political and philosophical debate that was in direct opposition to the Catholic Church. This provocative, carefully argued book reveals that the woman whose most important and famous work - "The Second Sex" - was banned by the Catholic Church, had a tenacious grasp of the rudiments and refinements of Catholicism. Indeed, this was one of the foundations on which she built her philosophy. Joseph Mahon documents the formative influences of home, school, and Church on the mind of France's most famous female philosopher, novelist, and essayist. Examining her memoirs, philosophical monographs, and short stories, Mahon reveals a vocabulary that remains richly Catholic. This book offers a major contribution to feminist philosophy, ethical theory, philosophy of religion, and cultural studies.

Science of Science and Reflexivity (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Pierre Bourdieu Science of Science and Reflexivity (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Pierre Bourdieu
R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Over the last four decades, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory of the postwar era. When he died in 2002, he was considered to be a thinker on a par with Foucault, Barthes, and Lacan--a public intellectual as influential to his generation as Sartre was to his.
"Science of Science and Reflexivity" will be welcomed as a companion volume to Bourdieu's now seminal "An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology," In this posthumous work, Bourdieu declares that science is in danger of becoming a handmaiden to biotechnology, medicine, genetic engineering, and military research--that it risks falling under the control of industrial corporations that seek to exploit it for monopolies and profit.
Science thus endangered can become detrimental to mankind. The line between pure and applied science, therefore, must be subjected to intense theoretical scrutiny. Bourdieu's goals in "Science of Science and Reflexivity" are to identify the social conditions in which science develops in order to reclaim its objectivity and to rescue it from relativism and the forces that might exploit it. In the grand tradition of scientific reflections on science, Bourdieu provides a sociological analysis of the discipline as something capable of producing transhistorical truths; he presents an incisive critique of the main currents in the study of science throughout the past half century; and he offers a spirited defense of science against encroaching political and economic forces.
A masterful summation of the principles underlying Bourdieu's oeuvre and a memoir of his own scientific journey, "Science of Science and Reflexivity" is a capstoneto one of the most important and prodigious careers in the field of sociology.

Anti-Pragmatism (Paperback): Albert Schinz Anti-Pragmatism (Paperback)
Albert Schinz
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Genesis Of Values (Paperback): Hans Joas The Genesis Of Values (Paperback)
Hans Joas
R955 Discovery Miles 9 550 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Public and intellectual debates have long struggled with the concept of values and the difficulties of defining them. With "The Genesis of Values, renowned theorist Hans Joas explores the nature of these difficulties in relation to some of the leading figures of twentieth-century philosophy and social theory: Friedrich Nietzsche, William James, Max Scheler, John Dewey, Georg Simmel, Charles Taylor, and J crgen Habermas. Joas traces how these thinkers came to terms with the idea of values, and then extends beyond them with his own comprehensive theory. Values, Joas suggests, arise in experiences in self-formation and self-transcendence. Only by appreciating the creative nature of human action can we understand how our values arise.

A Foucault Primer - Discourse, Power and the Subject (Hardcover): Alec McHoul, Wendy Grace A Foucault Primer - Discourse, Power and the Subject (Hardcover)
Alec McHoul, Wendy Grace
R2,045 Discovery Miles 20 450 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In such seminal works as "Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish," and "The History of Sexuality," the late philosopher Michel Foucault explored what our politics, our sexuality, our societal conventions, and our changing notions of truth told us about ourselves. In the process, Foucault garnered a reputation as one of the pre-eminent philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century and has served as a primary influence on successive generations of philosophers and cultural critics.

With A Foucault Primer, Alec McHoul and Wendy Grace bring Foucault's work into focus for the uninitiated. Written in crisp and concise prose, A Foucault Primer explicates three central concepts of Foucauldian theory--discourse, power, and the subject--and suggests that Foucault's work has much yet to contribute to contemporary debate.

Oration on the Dignity of Man (Paperback): Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola Oration on the Dignity of Man (Paperback)
Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola; Translated by A Robert Gaponigri
R258 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

An ardent treatise for the Dignity of Man, which elevates Humanism to a truly Christian level, making this writing as pertinent today as it was in the Fifteenth Century.

Wittgenstein's "Tractatus" - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed.): H.O. Mounce Wittgenstein's "Tractatus" - An Introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
H.O. Mounce
R854 Discovery Miles 8 540 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
A Post-Christendom Faith - The Long Battle for the Human Soul (Hardcover): Philip A. Rolnick A Post-Christendom Faith - The Long Battle for the Human Soul (Hardcover)
Philip A. Rolnick
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Confronted by multiple religious possibilities, the rise of atheistic naturalism, and moral relativism, one can easily become perplexed about what matters most-or be tempted to conclude that nothing could matter most. As the first volume of A Post-Christendom Faith, a set of three interrelated theological works, The Long Battle for the Human Soul examines major historical developments that have led to our contemporary confusion-so that we might chart a way forward. Philip Rolnick begins with a theological assessment of the Reformation, Enlightenment, and French Revolution, three movements that attempted, and to some degree accomplished, basic reformulations of humanity. After the shock of the Reformation, with its faith-based criticism, the Enlightenment's reason-based criticism more or less set faith aside. The radical nature of Enlightenment criticism in turn led to the radical anthropological reformulations of the French Revolution-and then devolved into the Terror. Separated from Christian faith, and oftentimes fiercely opposing it, early forms of secular humanism poured their energies into reshaping social and political structures, while the crescendo of critique profoundly altered the spiritual landscape of the West. With foundational certainties shattered, new movements arose that pulled in different directions, some of them dangerous and deadly. Rolnick maps this fracturing through Feuerbach's atheism, the excesses of Romantic literature, the rise of nihilism, the "moral inversion" of Marxism, Comte's positivism, and Nietzsche's all-out war against Christianity. In this story of broken foundations, Rolnick is careful to show that the church and the gospel have never ceased to offer a very different foundation-trustworthy and eternally enduring. This first volume ends on a hopeful note, turning from the problematic humanism of recent centuries to a humanism grounded in incarnational faith. Its christological reflection looks beyond brokenness and toward the one who has never ceased restoring human wholeness.

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