An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy

This illustrated variation of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed survey of Western philosophy deals the main concise and compelling tale of the whole improvement of philosophy available.

Spanning 2,500 years of proposal, An Illustrated short background of Western Philosophy presents crucial assurance of the main influential philosophers of the Western global, between them Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Darwin, Freud, Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein.

Replete with over 60 illustrations - starting from Dufresnoy's The demise of Socrates, via to the name web page of Thomas More's Utopia, pictures of Hobbes and Rousseau, photos of Charles Darwin and Bertrand Russell, Freud's personal comic strip of the Ego and the identity, and Wittgenstein's Austrian army id card - this lucid and masterful paintings is perfect for someone with an curiosity in Western inspiration.

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Zhang Zai's Philosophy of Qi: A Practical Understanding

Qi (“vital energy”) is likely one of the most vital suggestions in chinese language philosophy and tradition, and neo-Confucian Zhang Zai (1020-1077) performs a pivotal position in constructing the proposal. An research of his philosophy of qi isn't really limited to his particularity, yet sheds mild upon the thought of qi because it is known inside of chinese language and East Asian proposal more often than not. but, his place has now not been given a radical philosophical research in modern instances. the aim of this e-book is to supply an intensive and proper realizing of Zhang Zai’s philosophy of qi. Zhang Zai’s Philosophy of Qi: a pragmatic Understanding specializes in the sensible argument underlying Zhang Zai’s improvement of qi that emphasizes the exercise to create significant coherence among our alterations via mutual conversation and transformation. as well as this, the ebook compares and engages Zhang Zai’s philosophy of qi with John Dewey’s philosophy of aesthetic event which will make Zhang Zai’s place extra believable and correct to the modern Western audience.

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A Theory of the Drone

Drone struggle has raised profound moral and constitutional questions either within the halls of Congress and one of the U.S. public. now not considering debates over nuclear war has American army procedure been the topic of debate in residing rooms, school rooms, and homes of worship. but as this groundbreaking new paintings indicates, the entire implications of drones have slightly been addressed within the contemporary media storm.

In a different tackle an issue that has grabbed headlines and is eating billions of taxpayer funds every year, thinker Grégoire Chamayou applies the lens of philosophy to our realizing of the way drones are altering our global. For the 1st time in heritage, a nation has claimed the correct to salary battle throughout a cellular battlefield that very likely spans the globe. Remote-control flying guns, he argues, take us way past even George W. Bush’s justification for the battle on terror.

What we're seeing is a primary transformation of the legislation of struggle that experience outlined army clash as among opponents. As increasingly more drones are embarked on conflict, conflict now has the aptitude to remodel right into a realm of secretive, particular assassinations of individuals—beyond the view and keep an eye on not just of strength enemies but additionally of voters of democracies themselves. excess of an easy expertise, Chamayou exhibits, drones are profoundly influencing what it capacity for a democracy to salary conflict. A conception of the Drone may be crucial interpreting for all who care approximately this significant question.

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Foucault (Figures du savoir)

By Pierre Billouet

Foucault l'archéologue s'est d'abord intéressé non aux " surfaces " mais aux " profondeurs " des domaines de savoir : là où s'opèrent les ruptures qui font que, sous des homonymes, les époques pensent en fait des objets différents. Ainsi a-t-il donné une Histoire de l. a. Folle, une histoire du regard médical, Naissance de los angeles clinique, et une histoire de l. a. self-discipline, Surveiller et punir. Dans son Histoire de l. a. sexualité (1976, 1984), Foucault a abandonné l. a. méthode archéologique et cherché à définir une " esthétique de l'existence " en relisant les Anciens. Cet essai study les différentes views que Foucault a données de son " oeuvre " et montre remark sa propre lecture de Kant lui a interdit de rester " nietzschéen "...

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Montaigne : La vie sans loi

By Pierre Manent

Il va de soi aujourd'hui que Montaigne est notre ami. Il nous captive, nous émeut, nous convince. Mais Montaigne nous trompe. Il nous conduit par le bout du nez. Nous devons donc faire un attempt vigoureux pour échapper à son charme et saisir ce qu'il a vraiment voulu dire. Montaigne est engagé dans une entreprise de recomposition des autorités, dont le moi de chacun de nous voudrait être l'heureux héritier. Il faut entrer dans son atelier pour découvrir ce que cette entreprise comporte d'audace et de ruse, de vertu et de vice, de vérité et de mensonge. Montaigne en devient moins aimable, mais beaucoup plus grand qu'une culture complaisante ne l'a fait. En le comprenant comme il s'est compris lui-même, nous verrons plus clair dans ce que nous sommes devenus après lui et, pour une half, à reason de lui. C'est de nous qu'il s'agit.

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Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West

By John Ralston Saul

Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of cause within the West is a sweeping and provocative exploration of not anything lower than the political, financial, social, and cultural origins of Western society. With nice bold and originality, John Ralston Saul dissects the contradictions, delusions, and illusions that experience introduced the area to the edge of misunderstanding and difficulty, and shatters the myths surrounding the icons and associations that we have got been taught to revere and cherish.

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Understanding Moral Obligation: Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard (Modern European Philosophy)

In lots of histories of recent ethics, Kant is meant to have ushered in an anti-realist or constructivist flip via conserving that until we ourselves 'author' or lay down ethical norms and values for ourselves, our autonomy as brokers could be threatened. during this e-book, Robert Stern demanding situations the cogency of this 'argument from autonomy', and claims that Kant by no means subscribed to it. really, it's not worth realism however the obvious obligatoriness of morality that truly poses a problem to our autonomy: how can this be accounted for with out taking out our freedom? the talk the ebook specializes in consequently issues even if this obligatoriness might be positioned in ourselves (Kant), in others (Hegel) or in God (Kierkegaard). Stern lines the old dialectic that drove the improvement of those respective theories, and obviously and sympathetically considers their advantages and downsides; he concludes through arguing that the alternative among them continues to be open.

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Violence and Phenomenology (Studies in Philosophy)

By James Dodd

This ebook pursues the matter of no matter if violence could be understood to be constitutive of its personal experience or that means, instead of being simply instrumental. Dodd attracts at the assets of phenomenological philosophy, and takes the shape of a sequence of dialogues among figures either in and out of this custom. The significant figures thought of comprise Carl von Clausewitz, Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernst Jünger, and Martin Heidegger, and the research concludes with an research of the philosophy of Jan Patocka.

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Anger, Mercy, Revenge

By Seneca, Martha C. Nussbaum, Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE - sixty five CE) was once a Roman Stoic thinker, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all in the course of the Silver Age of Latin literature. the whole Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a clean and compelling sequence of latest English-language translations of his works in 8 obtainable volumes. Edited by means of world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this enticing assortment restores Seneca - whose works were hugely praised via sleek authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson - to his rightful position one of the classical writers most generally studied within the humanities.

Anger, Mercy, Revenge includes 3 key writings: the ethical essays On Anger and On Clemency that have been penned as recommendation for the then younger emperor, and the Apocolocyntosis, an excellent satire lampooning the tip of the reign of Claudius. buddy and instruct, in addition to thinker, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately critical, poetic, and comedian making Anger, Mercy, Revenge a piece simply as advanced, astute, and bold as its writer.

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