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

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to the Later Heidegger (Hardcover): George Pattison Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to the Later Heidegger (Hardcover)
George Pattison
R2,425 Discovery Miles 24 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text aims to guide the reader through the complexities of Heidegger's later works. The book offers an introduction to the main themes that preoccupied Heidegger in the second part of his career: technology; Art; the history of philosophy; and the exploration of a new post-technological way of thinking. The author explores many aspects of Heidegger's later life and work, including the massive controversy surrounding his Nazism, as well as his readings of Neitzsche, the Presocratics and Holderlin. He also assesses the difficult nature of Heidegger's thought and its significance for philosophy today.

Intuitions as Evidence (Hardcover): Joel Pust Intuitions as Evidence (Hardcover)
Joel Pust
R3,047 Discovery Miles 30 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is concerned with the role of intuitions in the justification of philosophical theory. The author begins by demonstrating how contemporary philosophers, whether engaged in case-driven analysis or seeking reflective equilibrium, rely on intuitions as evidence for their theories. The author then provides an account of the nature of philosophical intuitions and distinguishes them from other psychological states. Finally, the author defends the use of intuitions as evidence by demonstrating that arguments for skepticism about their evidential value are either self-defeating or guilty of arbitrary and unjustified partiality towards non-intuitive modes of knowledge.

Richard Rorty, Liberalism and Cosmopolitanism (Paperback): David E. McClean Richard Rorty, Liberalism and Cosmopolitanism (Paperback)
David E. McClean
R985 Discovery Miles 9 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Richard Rorty was one of the most controversial and influential philosophers of the late twentieth century. McClean re-evaluates Rorty's work in the light of his liberal cosmopolitan outlook, showing how it can be applied to a range of social and political issues.

New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism (Paperback): Casey Doyle, Joseph Milburn, Duncan Pritchard New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism (Paperback)
Casey Doyle, Joseph Milburn, Duncan Pritchard
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first volume dedicated solely to the topic of epistemological disjunctivism. The original essays in this volume, written by leading and up-and-coming scholars on the topic, are divided into three thematic sections. The first set of chapters addresses the historical background of epistemological disjunctivism. It features essays on ancient epistemology, Immanuel Kant, J.L. Austin, Edmund Husserl, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The second section tackles a number contemporary issues related to epistemological disjunctivism, including its relationship with perceptual disjunctivism, radical skepticism, and reasons for belief. Finally, the third group of essays extends the framework of epistemological disjunctivism to other forms of knowledge, such as testimonial knowledge, knowledge of other minds, and self-knowledge. Epistemological Disjunctivism is a timely collection that engages with an increasingly important topic in philosophy. It will appeal to researches and graduate students working in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of perception.

Volume 19, Tome V: Kierkegaard Bibliography - Latvian to Ukrainian (Paperback): Peter Sajda, Jon Stewart Volume 19, Tome V: Kierkegaard Bibliography - Latvian to Ukrainian (Paperback)
Peter Sajda, Jon Stewart
R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The long tradition of Kierkegaard studies has made it impossible for individual scholars to have a complete overview of the vast field of Kierkegaard research. The large and ever increasing number of publications on Kierkegaard in the languages of the world can be simply bewildering even for experienced scholars. The present work constitutes a systematic bibliography which aims to help students and researchers navigate the seemingly endless mass of publications. The volume is divided into two large sections. Part I, which covers Tomes I-V, is dedicated to individual bibliographies organized according to specific language. This includes extensive bibliographies of works on Kierkegaard in some 41 different languages. Part II, which covers Tomes VI-VII, is dedicated to shorter, individual bibliographies organized according to specific figures who are in some way relevant for Kierkegaard. The goal has been to create the most exhaustive bibliography of Kierkegaard literature possible, and thus the bibliography is not limited to any specific time period but instead spans the entire history of Kierkegaard studies.

Russell on Religion - Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell (Hardcover): Bertrand Russell Russell on Religion - Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell (Hardcover)
Bertrand Russell; Edited by Stefan Andersson, Louis Greenspan
R3,058 Discovery Miles 30 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Russell on Religion presents a comprehensive and accessible selection of Bertrand Russell's writing on religion and related topics from the turn of the century to the end of his life. The influence of religion pervades almost all Bertrand Russell's writings from his mathematical treatises to his early fiction. Russell contends with religion as a philosopher, as a historian, as a social critic and as a private individual. The papers in this volume are arranged chronologically for optimum coherence of the development of Russell's thinking and are divided into five main sections:
* Personal statements
* Religion and Philosophy
* Religion and Science
* Religion and Morality
* Religion and History
Students at all levels will find this a valuable insight into Russell's thought on religion.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203450965

Freedom's Right - The Social Foundations of Democratic Life (Paperback): Axel Honneth Freedom's Right - The Social Foundations of Democratic Life (Paperback)
Axel Honneth
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, and constructs a theory of justice derived from the normative claims of Western liberal-democratic societies and anchored in morally legitimate laws and institutionally established practices. Honneth's paradigm-which he terms "a democratic ethical life"-draws on the spirit of Hegel's Philosophy of Right and his own theory of recognition, demonstrating how concrete social spheres generate the tenets of individual freedom and a standard for what is just. Using social analysis to re-found a more grounded theory of justice, he argues that all crucial actions in Western civilization, whether in personal relationships, market-induced economic activities, or the public forum of politics, share one defining characteristic: they require the realization of a particular aspect of individual freedom. This fundamental truth informs the guiding principles of justice, enabling a wide-ranging reconsideration of its nature and application.

Nietzsche - The Arguments of the Philosophers (Hardcover): Richard Schacht Nietzsche - The Arguments of the Philosophers (Hardcover)
Richard Schacht
R6,579 Discovery Miles 65 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.

Camera Lucida (Paperback, Vintage Design Edition): Roland Barthes Camera Lucida (Paperback, Vintage Design Edition)
Roland Barthes; Translated by Richard Howard 1
R263 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Barthes investigation into the meaning of photographs is a seminal work of twentieth-century critical theory. This is a special Vintage Design Edition, with fold-out cover and stunning photography throughout. Examining themes of presence and absence, these reflections on photography begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs - their content, their pull on the viewer, their intimacy. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind. He was grieving for his mother at the time of writing. Strikingly personal, yet one of the most important early academic works on photography, Camera Lucida remains essential reading for anyone interested in the power of images. 'Effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader' Guardian

Heidegger - An Introduction (Hardcover): Richard Polt Heidegger - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Richard Polt
R3,062 Discovery Miles 30 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Heidegger is a classic introduction to Heidegger's notoriously difficult work. Truly accessible, it combines clarity of exposition with an authoritative handling of the subject-matter. Richard Polt has written a work that will become the standard text for students looking to understand one of the century's greatest minds.

Found in Translation - Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices (Paperback): Nicola... Found in Translation - Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices (Paperback)
Nicola Yelland, Dana Frantz Bentley
R1,033 Discovery Miles 10 330 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Found in Translation: Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices highlights the relationships between reconceptualist theory and classroom practice. Each chapter in this edited collection considers a contemporary issue and explores its potential to disrupt the status quo and be meaningful in the lives of young children. The book pairs reconceptualist academics and practitioners to discuss how theories can be relevant in everyday educational contexts, working with children who are from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, gender, language, and social orientations to enable previously unimagined ways of being, thinking, and doing in contemporary times.

Virtual Futures - Cyberotics, Technology and Posthuman Pragmatism (Hardcover): Joan Broadhurst Dixon, Eric Cassidy Virtual Futures - Cyberotics, Technology and Posthuman Pragmatism (Hardcover)
Joan Broadhurst Dixon, Eric Cassidy
R3,066 Discovery Miles 30 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Virtual Futures" explores the ideas that the future lies in its ability to articulate the consequences of an increasingly synthetic and virtual world. New technologies like cyberspace, the internet, and Chaos theory are often discussed in the context of technology and its potential to liberate or in terms of technophobia. This collection examines both these ideas while also charting a new and controversial route through contemporary discourses on technology; a path that discusses the material evolution and the erotic relation between humans and machines. Including essays by Sadie Plant, Stelarc and Manuel de Landa, the collection heralds the death of humanism and the rise of posthuman pragmatism. This collection provides analyses by both established theorists and the most innovative new voices working in conjunction between the arts and contemporary technology.

The Story of Analytic Philosophy - Plot and Heroes (Hardcover): Anat Biletzki, Anat Matar The Story of Analytic Philosophy - Plot and Heroes (Hardcover)
Anat Biletzki, Anat Matar
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This collection of essays looks at analytic philosophy in its historical context. It argues that analytic philosophy is in a state of crisis - having to deal with its self-image, its relationship with philosophical alternatives, its fruitfulness and even legitimacy in the general philosophical community. This crisis manifests itself both within analytic philosophy, as we can see with the discussions and debates concerning the interpretation of its origins and key players (such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein), as well as in its evaluation by philosophers of different bents (such as postmodernists and Continental philosophers). This book examines the the crisis with a view to interpreting it. It tells the story of analytic philosophy, presenting its "raison d'etre" and the motivations, methods, and results of its eminent figures.

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd - Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (Hardcover): Mark Leffert The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd - Existentialism and Phenomenology in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (Hardcover)
Mark Leffert
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd offers an interdisciplinary study of Existentialism and Phenomenology and their importance to the clinical work of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The concept of Absurdity, developed by Camus, has never been applied to the therapeutic situation or directly contrasted with its antithesis; the search for personal meaning. The book begins with narrative accounts of the historical development of Psychoanalysis, Existentialism and Phenomenology in 20th century Europe. The focus here is on fin de siecle Vienna and Paris between the Wars as the principal incubators of the two disciplines. Accompanied by composite case illustrations, Leffert then explores his own development of the Psychoanalysis of the Absurd, drawing on the work of Camus, Heidegger and Sartre. Absurdity is first discussed in relation to the Bio-Psycho-Social Self and Dasein is posited as a bridge concept, with personal meaning as the antithesis to Absurdity, before being discussed in relation to the world and how it impinges on self. A final chapter attempts to tie together particular issues raised by the book: Subjective well-being, Meaning, thrownness, Absurdity, Death and Death Anxiety and how we have become technologically enhanced human beings. Existential psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have, until now, largely gone their own way: the goal of this book is to fold them back into Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Establishing that the concept of Absurdity is of singular clinical importance to both diagnosis and therapeutic action, this book will be of great interest to clinicians, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scientists.

Mortals and Others, Volume II - American Essays 1931-1935 (Paperback): Bertrand Russell Mortals and Others, Volume II - American Essays 1931-1935 (Paperback)
Bertrand Russell; Edited by Harry Ruja
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

""Every man would like to be God, if it were possible; some few find it difficult to admit the impossibility.""
--Bertrand Russell
From 1931-1935 Bertrand Russell was one of the regular contributors to the literary pages of the "New York American," together with other distinguished authors, such a Aldous Huxley, Vita Sackville -West and Robert Benchley. "Mortals and Others" Volume II presents a selection of his essays from this journal provocative in content and clear in style. Even though written in the politically heated climate of the 1930s, these essays are surprisingly topical and engaging in the present. This volume, together with Volume I, serves as a splendid introduction to the wide-ranging scope of the mind of this erudite and witty author.

Literature, Media, Information Systems (Hardcover, Reissue): Friedrich A. Edited and introduced by Johnston Kittler Literature, Media, Information Systems (Hardcover, Reissue)
Friedrich A. Edited and introduced by Johnston Kittler
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume is a collection of public writings and insights of the German poststructuralist, Friedrich A. Kittler. It merges the discourse of literature, war and technology into a unified theme. His research results in a vision of the future in which the distinction between mediums is erased. The introduction by John Johnston explicates the theoretical and practical consequences of Kittler's insights into the social and psychological effects of the processes by which metaphor in one medium is made real by another.

Time, Memory, Institution - Merleau-Ponty's New Ontology of Self (Hardcover): David Morris, Kym MacLaren Time, Memory, Institution - Merleau-Ponty's New Ontology of Self (Hardcover)
David Morris, Kym MacLaren
R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection is the first extended investigation of the relation between time and memory in Maurice Merleau-Ponty's thought as a whole as well as the first to explore in depth the significance of his concept of institution. It brings the French phenomenologist's views on the self and ontology into contemporary focus. "Time, Memory, Institution" argues that the self is not a self-contained or self-determining identity, as such, but is gathered out of a radical openness to what is not self, and that it gathers itself in a time that is not merely a given dimension, but folds back upon, gathers, and institutes itself.
Access to previously unavailable texts, in particular Merleau-Ponty's lectures on institution and expression, has presented scholars with new resources for thinking about time, memory, and history. These essays represent the best of this new direction in scholarship; they deepen our understanding of self and world in relation to time and memory; and they give occasion to reexamine Merleau-Ponty's contribution and relevance to contemporary Continental philosophy.
This volume is essential reading for scholars of phenomenology and French philosophy, as well as for the many readers across the arts, humanities, and social sciences who continue to draw insight and inspiration from Merleau-Ponty.
Contributors Elizabeth Behnke, Edward Casey, Veronique Foti, Donald Landes, Kirsten Jacobson, Galen Johnson, Michael Kelly, Scott Marratto, Glen Mazis, Caterina Rea, John Russon, Robert Vallier, and Bernhard Waldenfels

The Last Fortress of Metaphysics - Jacques Derrida and the Deconstruction of Architecture (Paperback): Francesco Vitale The Last Fortress of Metaphysics - Jacques Derrida and the Deconstruction of Architecture (Paperback)
Francesco Vitale; Translated by Mauro Senatore
R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Deleuze and Philosophy - The Difference Engineer (Hardcover): Keith Ansell-Pearson Deleuze and Philosophy - The Difference Engineer (Hardcover)
Keith Ansell-Pearson
R3,067 Discovery Miles 30 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The work of Gilles Deleuze has had an impact far beyond philosophy. He is, among Foucault and Derrida, one of the most cited of all contemporary French thinkers. This searching collection considers Deleuze's relation to the philosophical tradition and beyond to the future of philosophy, science and technology. In addition to considering Deleuze's imaginative readings of classic figures such as Spinoza and Kant, the essays also point to the meaning of Deleuze on 'monstrous' and machinic thinking, on philosophy and engineering, on philosophy and biology, on modern painting and literature.

Existence in Black - An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy (Hardcover): Lewis Gordon Existence in Black - An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy (Hardcover)
Lewis Gordon
R3,566 Discovery Miles 35 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Full Contributors:
Ernest Allen Jr., Robert Birt, Bernard Boxill, George Carew, Bobby Dixon, G.M. James Gonzales, Lewis R. Gordon, Leonard Harris, Floyd Hayes III, Paget Henry, Patricia Huntington, Joy Ann James, Clarence Shole Johnson, Bill E. Lawson, Howard McGary, Roy D. Morrison, William Preston, Jean-Paul Sartre, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Gary Schwartz, Robert Westley, and Naomi Zack.

The Lesson of this Century - With Two Talks on Freedom and the Democratic State (Hardcover): Karl Popper The Lesson of this Century - With Two Talks on Freedom and the Democratic State (Hardcover)
Karl Popper
R3,047 Discovery Miles 30 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


The Troubles With Postmodernism (Hardcover, Reissue): Stefan Morawski The Troubles With Postmodernism (Hardcover, Reissue)
Stefan Morawski
R3,052 Discovery Miles 30 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is postmodernity - a cultural breakthrough, or a cultural collapse? And what are its consequences for the arts - a new era of unprecedented creativity, or the state of acute crisis? And above all, is postmodernism a new and revolutionary phenomenon, or is it a radical, logical or misguided, development of modern culture, and particularly of its avant-garde tradition? What are the continuities? What are the discontinuities? These are just some of the questions which this study asks and attempts to answer. It draws upon a wide range of evidence: from the experience of daily life in a consumer society; science and religion; visual arts and literature; film and television; and the most arcane works of contemporary music. The author sets high standards for the notoriously inconclusive, and all too often confused, debate about the cultural significance of postmodernism and postmodernity; he shows how large is the volume of historical and artistic knowledge needed to seriously grapple with the issues involved in any conceivable answer to the query.

Wittgenstein in the 1930s - Between the Tractatus and the Investigations (Paperback): David G. Stern Wittgenstein in the 1930s - Between the Tractatus and the Investigations (Paperback)
David G. Stern
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Wittgenstein's 'middle period' is often seen as a transitional phase connecting his better-known early and later philosophies. The fifteen essays in this volume focus both on the distinctive character of his teaching and writing in the 1930s, and on its pivotal importance for an understanding of his philosophy as a whole. They offer wide-ranging perspectives on the central issue of how best to identify changes and continuities in his philosophy during those years, as well as on particular topics in the philosophy of mind, religion, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of mathematics. The volume will be valuable for all who are interested in this formative period of Wittgenstein's development.

Body-and Image-Space - Re-Reading Walter Benjamin (Paperback): Sigrid Weigel Body-and Image-Space - Re-Reading Walter Benjamin (Paperback)
Sigrid Weigel
R984 Discovery Miles 9 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Body-and Image-Space - Re-Reading Walter Benjamin (Hardcover): Sigrid Weigel Body-and Image-Space - Re-Reading Walter Benjamin (Hardcover)
Sigrid Weigel
R3,070 Discovery Miles 30 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The period 1985-1995 saw a new wave of interest, in philosophical and theoretical circles, in the writings of Walter Benjamin, associate of the early Frankfurt School and among the most innovative and uncategorizable of German modernist thinkers. It is against the horizon of the contemporary theoretical scene, combining impulses from post-structuralism, feminism, cultural anthropology, and psychoanalysis, that Sigrid Weigel, one of Germany's leading Benjamin experts, undertakes her re-reading of his work. The subject of this sequence of eleven essays, assembled here for the first time in English translation, is Benjamin as theorist, whereby his work on thinking in images or UBilddnken and the relation of this to 'the first material of human existence ...the body" is taken as constituting the specificity of his philosophy. Arranged in three sections ( "Politics of Images and Body", "Other - Gender - Readings", and "Memory and Writing") the essays provide a passage into Benjamin's thinking in images.

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