373 books (19 pages) in this category
"All men by nature are actuated with the desire of knowledge," declared Aristotle. The philosopher's works are foundational to the history of science, and his treatise on metaphysics, or "first philosophy," is divided into sections of previous ...
The Big Questions
by Peter van Inwagen
This extensively revised and expanded edition of van Inwagen and Zimmerman?s popular collection of readings in metaphysics now features twenty-two additional selections, new sections on existence and reality, and an updated editorial commentary.
In <i>The Metaphysics</i>, Aristotle laid the foundations for one of the central branches of Western philosophy. Aristotle was always passionately interested in natural phenomena. Yet when he joined Plato's Academy as a 17-year-old in the ...
by Pamela Major-Poetzl
Your Consciousness is What and Where?
by Ted Honderich
<p>This important new book tackles the great problem of philosophy of mind. Honderich proposes to entirely replace all major competing general theories of consciousness with the theory of Actualism: a theory that rests on data that you share ...
An Anthology of Primary Sources
by Roger Ariew
The leading anthology of writings of the modern period, <i>Modern Philosophy</i> provides the key works of seven major philosophers, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period, chosen to deepen the ...
by Austin Harrington
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the leading topics, theories, and debates in modern social theory. Fourteen chapters have been written by specialists in the field, providing up-to-date guidance on the full sweep of the modern ...
Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them
by Joshua Greene
'After two and a half millennia, it's rare to come across a genuinely new idea on the nature of morality, but in this book Josh Greene advances not one but several. <i>Moral Tribes</i> is a landmark in our understanding of morality and the moral
An Essay on Love and Cruelty
by Jacqueline Rose
A daring and provocative book-length essay on the role of mothers in culture, history and the human heart. ...
by Will Johncock
by Coralie Lucretius;Bickford-Smith
<b>One of a major new Classics series - books that have changed the history of thought, in sumptuous, clothbound hardbacks.</b>Lucretius' poem <i>On the Nature of Things</i> combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the ...
by Jean-Paul Sartre
<i>Nausea</i> is both the story of the troubled life of a young writer, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism. The book chronicles his ...
by Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre's first published novel, <i>Nausea </i>is both an extended essay on existentialist ideals, and a profound fictional exploration of a man struggling to restore a sense of meaning to his life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition ...
by Markus Gabriel
In this highly original book, Markus Gabriel offers an account of the human self that overcomes the deadlocks inherent in the standard positions of contemporary philosophy of mind. His view, Neo-Existentialism, is thoroughly anti-naturalist in ...
by Alain De Botton
Essays After Heidegger
by Peter Sloterdijk
<p>One can rightly say of Peter Sloterdijk that each of his essays and lectures is also an unwritten book. That is why the texts presented here, which sketch a philosophical physiognomy of Martin Heidegger, should also be characterized as a ...
Why We Have to Stop
by Josh Cohen
How inactivity works - and how it can be a necessary and creative condition for a life worth living. ...
170 Ways to Seize the Moment
by Patrick Lindsay
This collection of short reflections will remind you to live your passion, take time out, and expand your horizons. Each page suggests a way to be mindful ot the here and now, helping you to recall the value of taking action in the present-and ...
by Graham Harman
What is reality, really?<br>Are humans more special or important than the non-human objects we perceive?<br>How does this change the way we understand the world?<br><br>We humans tend to believe that things are only real in as much as we ...
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains.' These are the famous opening words of a treatise that has stirred vigorous debate ever since its first publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority