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Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy (Hardcover): Andrew Bowie Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy (Hardcover)
Andrew Bowie
R1,320 R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Save R303 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Theodor Adorno's reputation as a cultural critic has been well- established for some time, but his status as a philosopher remains unclear. In Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy Andrew Bowie seeks to establish what Adorno can contribute to philosophy today. Adorno's published texts are notably difficult and have tended to hinder his reception by a broad philosophical audience. His main influence as a philosopher when he was alive was, though, often based on his very lucid public lectures. Drawing on these lectures, both published and unpublished, Bowie argues that important recent interpretations of Hegel, and related developments in pragmatism, echo key ideas in Adorno's thought. At the same time, Adorno's insistence that philosophy should make the Holocaust central to the assessment of modern rationality suggests ways in which these approaches should be complemented by his preparedness to confront some of the most disturbing aspects of modern history. What emerges is a remarkably clear and engaging re-interpretation of Adorno's thought, as well as an illuminating and original review of the state of contemporary philosophy. Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy will be indispensable to students of Adorno's work at all levels. This compelling book is also set to ignite debate surrounding the reception of Adorno's philosophy and bring him into the mainstream of philosophical debate at a time when the divisions between analytical and European philosophy are increasingly breaking down.

Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy (Paperback): Andrew Bowie Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R460 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R87 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Theodor Adorno's reputation as a cultural critic has been well- established for some time, but his status as a philosopher remains unclear. In Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy Andrew Bowie seeks to establish what Adorno can contribute to philosophy today. Adorno's published texts are notably difficult and have tended to hinder his reception by a broad philosophical audience. His main influence as a philosopher when he was alive was, though, often based on his very lucid public lectures. Drawing on these lectures, both published and unpublished, Bowie argues that important recent interpretations of Hegel, and related developments in pragmatism, echo key ideas in Adorno's thought. At the same time, Adorno's insistence that philosophy should make the Holocaust central to the assessment of modern rationality suggests ways in which these approaches should be complemented by his preparedness to confront some of the most disturbing aspects of modern history. What emerges is a remarkably clear and engaging re-interpretation of Adorno's thought, as well as an illuminating and original review of the state of contemporary philosophy. Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy will be indispensable to students of Adorno's work at all levels. This compelling book is also set to ignite debate surrounding the reception of Adorno's philosophy and bring him into the mainstream of philosophical debate at a time when the divisions between analytical and European philosophy are increasingly breaking down.

Introduction to German Philosophy - From Kant to Habermas (Paperback): Andrew Bowie Introduction to German Philosophy - From Kant to Habermas (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R465 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Introduction to German Philosophy" is the only book in English to provide a comprehensive account of the key ideas and arguments of modern German philosophy from Kant to the present.
the first book in English to provide a comprehensive account of the key ideas and arguments of modern German philosophy from Kant to the present.
offers an accessible introduction to the work, among others, of Kant, Fichte, the Romantics, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle, Husserl, Heidegger, Benjamin, Adorno, Gadamer, and Habermas.
considers how German philosophy reacts to revolutionary changes in modern science, society, and culture;
ideal for anyone wanting to know more about the role of the German tradition within philosophy and literature as a whole.

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Andrew Bowie German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R212 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R73 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. Without Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Husserl there would be no Anglo-American 'analytical' style of philosophy. Moreover, without Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the 'Continental Philosophy' of Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, and Zizek, which has had major effects on humanities subjects in recent years, is incomprehensible. Knowledge of German philosophy is, then, an indispensable prerequisite of theoretically informed study in the humanities as a whole. German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of 'modernity'. The rise of the modern natural sciences and the related decline of religion raises a series of questions, which recur throughout German philosophy, concerning the relationships between knowledge and faith, reason and emotion, and scientific, ethical, and artistic ways of seeing the world. There are also many significant philosophers who are generally neglected in most existing English-language treatments of German philosophy, which tend to concentrate on the canonical figures. This Very Short Introduction will include reference to these thinkers and suggests how they can be used to question more familiar German philosophical thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Aesthetics and Subjectivity (Paperback, 2nd edition): Andrew Bowie Aesthetics and Subjectivity (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Andrew Bowie
R467 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New, completely revised and re-written edition. Offers a detailed but accessible account of the vital German philosophical tradition of thinking about art and the self. Looks at recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities, following the path of German philosophy from Kant, via Fichte and Holderlin, the early Romantics, Schelling, Hegel, Schleiermacher, to Nietzsche. Develops the approaches to subjectivity, aesthetics, music and language in relation to new theoretical developments bridging the divide between the continental and analytical traditions of philosophy. The huge growth of interest in German philosophy as a resource for re-thinking both literary and cultural theory, and contemporary philosophy will make this an indispensable read -- .

Gadamer's Repercussions - Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics (Hardcover, New): Bruce Krajewski Gadamer's Repercussions - Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics (Hardcover, New)
Bruce Krajewski; Contributions by Hans Georg Gadamer, Jurgen. Habermas, Gerald L. Bruns, Richard Rorty, …
R1,565 R1,159 Discovery Miles 11 590 Save R406 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Certainly one of the key German philosophers of the twentieth century, Hans-Georg Gadamer also influenced the study of literature, art, music, sacred and legal texts, and medicine. Indeed, while much attention has been focused on Gadamer's writings about ancient Greek and modern German philosophy, the relevance of his work for other disciplines is only now beginning to be properly considered and understood. In an effort to address this slant, this volume brings together many prominent scholars to assess, re-evaluate, and question Hans-Georg Gadamer's works, as well as his place in intellectual history. The book includes a recent essay by Gadamer on 'the task of hermeneutics', as well as essays by distinguished contributors including Jurgen Habermas, Richard Rorty, Gerald Bruns, Georgia Warnke, and many others. The contributors situate Gadamer's views in surprising ways and show that his writings speak to a range of contemporary debates - from constitutional questions to issues of modern art. A controversial final section attempts to uncover and clarify Gadamer's history in relation to National Socialism. More an investigation and questioning than a celebration of this venerable and profoundly influential philosopher, this collection will become a catalyst for any future rethinking of philosophical hermeneutics, as well as a significant starting place for rereading and reviewing Hans-Georg Gadamer.

Crossing Live (Paperback): Andrew Bowie Crossing Live (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Peloton of Two (Paperback): Andrew Bowie Peloton of Two (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Hardcover): Andrew Bowie Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Andrew Bowie
R2,754 Discovery Miles 27 540 Special order

Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F W J Schelling as a major European philospher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those against Hegel, and relating them to contemporary philosophical discussion. Dr Bowie traces how central ideas and conceptual strategies in the work of philosophers as diverse as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida and Davidson relate closely to Schelling's often misunderstood philosophy and focuses on Schelling's work as an alternative to, and critique of aspects of Hegel's thinking.

Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Hardcover): Andrew Bowie Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Andrew Bowie
R2,238 Discovery Miles 22 380 Special order


Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F. W. J. Schelling as a major European philosopher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those against Hegel, and relating them to contemporary philosophical discussion.
For anyone interested in German romanticism and the development of Continental philosophy, this is an invaluable source book. The cogent and subtle argument of this book fills a major gap in our understanding of modern philosophy, in which Schelling emerges as a key transitional figure.

Modern European Philosophy - Music, Philosophy, and Modernity (Paperback): Andrew Bowie Modern European Philosophy - Music, Philosophy, and Modernity (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Special order

Modern philosophers generally assume that music is a problem to which philosophy ought to offer an answer. Andrew Bowie's Music, Philosophy, and Modernity suggests, in contrast, that music might offer ways of responding to some central questions in modern philosophy. Bowie looks at key philosophical approaches to music ranging from Kant, through the German Romantics and Wagner, to Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Adorno. He uses music to re-examine many ideas about language, subjectivity, metaphysics, truth and ethics, and he suggests that music can show how the predominant images of language, communication, and meaning in contemporary philosophy may be lacking in essential ways. His book will be of interest to philosophers, musicologists, and all who are interested in the relation between music and philosophy.

Texts in German Philosophy - On the History of Modern Philosophy (Paperback, New): F. W. J. von Schelling Texts in German Philosophy - On the History of Modern Philosophy (Paperback, New)
F. W. J. von Schelling; Edited by Andrew Bowie
R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Special order

On the History of Modern Philosophy is a transitional text in the history of European philosophy. It contains F.W.J. Schelling's survey of philosophy from Descartes to German idealism and argues that the Idealist project is ultimately doomed to failure. The lectures trace the path of philosophy from Descartes through Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, Fichte, Jacobi, to Hegel, and include Schellings own work. The extensive critiques of Hegel prefigure many of the arguments to be found in Feuerbach, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. This is the first English translation of On the History of Modern Philosophy. In his introduction Andrew Bowie sets the work in the context of Schelling's career and clarifies its philosophical issues. The translation will be of special interest to philosophers, intellectual historians, literary theorists, and theologians.

Literature, Culture, Theory - The Subject and the Text: Essays on Literary Theory and Philosophy (Hardcover): Manfred Frank,... Literature, Culture, Theory - The Subject and the Text: Essays on Literary Theory and Philosophy (Hardcover)
Manfred Frank, Andrew Bowie; Translated by Helen Atkins; Edited by Andrew Bowie
R1,735 Discovery Miles 17 350 Special order

The work of the German philosopher Manfred Frank has profoundly affected the direction of the contemporary debate in many areas of philosophy and literary theory. This present collection, first published in 1998, brings together some of his most important essays, on subjects as diverse as Schleiermacher's hermeneutics, the status of the literary text, and the response to the work of Derrida and Lacan. Frank shows how the discussions of subjectivity in recent literary theory fail to take account of important developments in German Idealist and Romantic philosophy. The prominence accorded language in literary theory and analytic philosophy, he claims, ignores key arguments inherited from Romantic hermeneutics, those which demonstrate that interpretation is an individual activity never finally governed by rules. Andrew Bowie's introduction situates Frank's work in the context of contemporary debates in philosophy and literary theory.

Texts in German Philosophy - On the History of Modern Philosophy (Hardcover, New): F. W. J. von Schelling Texts in German Philosophy - On the History of Modern Philosophy (Hardcover, New)
F. W. J. von Schelling; Edited by Andrew Bowie
R1,712 Discovery Miles 17 120 Special order

On the History of Modern Philosophy is a transitional text in the history of European philosophy. It contains F.W.J. Schelling's survey of philosophy from Descartes to German idealism and argues that the Idealist project is ultimately doomed to failure. The lectures trace the path of philosophy from Descartes through Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, Fichte, Jacobi, to Hegel, and include Schellings own work. The extensive critiques of Hegel prefigure many of the arguments to be found in Feuerbach, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. This is the first English translation of On the History of Modern Philosophy. In his introduction Andrew Bowie sets the work in the context of Schelling's career and clarifies its philosophical issues. The translation will be of special interest to philosophers, intellectual historians, literary theorists, and theologians.

From Romanticism to Critical Theory - The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (Hardcover): Andrew Bowie From Romanticism to Critical Theory - The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (Hardcover)
Andrew Bowie
R2,237 Discovery Miles 22 370 Special order

Literary theory is now perceived by many as being in crisis because many of its dominant theoretical assumptions proving hard to sustain. This volume offers a view of literary theory, seeing it not as a product of the Franch assimilation of Saussurian linguistics and Russian Formalism into what we term "deconstruction", but rather as an essential part of modern philosophy which begins with the German Romantic reactions to Kant, the effects of which can be traced through to Heidegger, Benjamin and Adorno. Andrew Bowie argues that, contrary to many current assumptions, the central question in contemporary literary theory is really the question of truth. He begins by showing how Kant's and F.H Jacobi's reflection on grounding truth in modern philosophy form the background to the exploration of the relationship between literature and philosophy in early German Romanticism.

Interleukin Protocols (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001): Luke A.J. O'Neill, Andrew Bowie Interleukin Protocols (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001)
Luke A.J. O'Neill, Andrew Bowie
R2,884 R2,732 Discovery Miles 27 320 Save R152 (5%) Special order

Interleukins are a family of proteins that regulate the maturation, diff- entiation, or activation of cells involved in immunity and inflammation, and belong to a broader family termed cytokines. Collectively these proteins are the key orchestrators of host defense and the response to tissue injury. There are currently 23 different interleukins (numbered from IL-1 to IL-23), although the full extent of the interleukin family will only become clear upon analysis of the human genome sequence. Most important, interleukins are central to the pathogenesis of a wide range of diseases that involve an immune com- nent, including such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and asthma. Interleukins have also been imp- cated in other conditions, including cancer, migraine, myocardial infarction, and depression. In essence, when cells are activated by interleukins, a program of gene expression is initiated in the target cell that alters the cell's phenotype, leading to enhanced immune reactivity, inflammation, and/or proliferation. Interleukins are therefore at the core of the cellular basis for many diseases. They are the subject of intense investigation by biomedical researchers and the targeting or use of interleukins in the clinic is proceeding apace. Approaches such as t- geting IL-4 in asthma or IL-1 in joint disease are being pursued, and it is likely that in the next 5-10 years a number of new therapies based on either inhib- ing or administering interleukins will be available.

Modern European Philosophy - Music, Philosophy, and Modernity (Hardcover, New): Andrew Bowie Modern European Philosophy - Music, Philosophy, and Modernity (Hardcover, New)
Andrew Bowie
R1,865 Discovery Miles 18 650 Special order

Modern philosophers generally assume that music is a problem to which philosophy ought to offer an answer. Andrew Bowie's Music, Philosophy, and Modernity suggests, in contrast, that music might offer ways of responding to some central questions in modern philosophy. Bowie looks at key philosophical approaches to music ranging from Kant, through the German Romantics and Wagner, to Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Adorno. He uses music to re-examine many ideas about language, subjectivity, metaphysics, truth and ethics, and he suggests that music can show how the predominant images of language, communication, and meaning in contemporary philosophy may be lacking in essential ways. His book will be of interest to philosophers, musicologists, and all who are interested in the relation between music and philosophy.

Philosophical Variations - Music as Philosophical Language (Paperback): Andrew Bowie Philosophical Variations - Music as Philosophical Language (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Special order
From Romanticism to Critical Theory - The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (Paperback): Andrew Bowie From Romanticism to Critical Theory - The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Special order


From Romanticism to Critical Theory explores the philosophical origins of literary theory via the tradition of German philosophy that began with the Romantic reaction to Kant. It traces the continuation of the Romantic tradition of Novalis, Friedrich Schlegel and Schleiermacher, in Heidegger's approaches to art and thruth, and in the Critical Theory of Benjamin and Adorno.
Andrew Bowie argues, against many current assumptions, that the key aspect of literary theory is not the demonstration of how meaning can be deconstructed, but rather the relevation of how questions of language and literature change modern philosophical conceptions of thruth. He shows how the dialogue between literary theory, hermeneutics and analytical philosophy can profit from a re-examination of the understanding of language, thruth and literature in modern German philosophy.
From Romanticism to Critical Theory will provide a vital new introduction to central theoretical questions for students of philosophy, literature, German studies, cultural and social theory.

Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Paperback): Andrew Bowie Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Paperback)
Andrew Bowie
R954 Discovery Miles 9 540 Special order

Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F. W. J. Schelling as a major European philosopher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those against Hegel, and relating them to contemporary philosophical discussion.
For anyone interested in German romanticism and the development of Continental philosophy, this is an invaluable source book. The cogent and subtle argument of this book fills a major gap in our understanding of modern philosophy, in which Schelling emerges as a key transitional figure.

Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy - Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism: And Other Writings (Paperback):... Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy - Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism: And Other Writings (Paperback)
Friedrich De Schleiermacher; Edited by Andrew Bowie
R709 Discovery Miles 7 090 Special order

Schleiermacher's Hermeneutics and Criticism is the founding text of modern hermeneutics. Written as a method for the interpretation and textual criticism of the New Testament, it is remarkably relevant to contemporary theories of interpretation in literary theory and analytical philosophy. This volume offers the text in a new translation by Andrew Bowie, together with related writings on secular hermeneutics and language. An introduction places the texts in the context of Schleiermacher's philosophy as a whole.

Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Paperback, New): Andrew Bowie Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: - An Introduction (Paperback, New)
Andrew Bowie
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Special order


Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F W J Schelling as a major European philospher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those against Hegel, and relating them to contemporary philosophical discussion. Dr Bowie traces how central ideas and conceptual strategies in the work of philosophers as diverse as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida and Davidson relate closely to Schelling's often misunderstood philosophy and focuses on Schelling's work as an alternative to, and critique of aspects of Hegel's thinking.

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