373 books (19 pages) in this category
by Nick Riggle
In this engaging, fun, and astute investigation of a thoroughly contemporary condition, philosopher and former pro skater Nick Riggle argues that our collective interest in being awesome (and not sucking) marks a new era in American culture, one
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore?s defence of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein?s reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a proposition for
by Alexander Nehamas
by Martin Flanagan
If you're quiet enough, quiet as a tree, people will camp beneath your branches and tell you stories you would never otherwise hear. Martin Flanagan shares how listening has been an essential part of his life from when he started hitchhiking at ...
'They might as well take the sun from the heavens when they take friendship from life! The immortal gods have given us nothing better or more enjoyable than friendship' In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, ...
by Susan Sontag
<b>Susan Sontag's <i>On Photography</i> is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject.</b><b></b>Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. ...
by Friedrich Schiller
<b>'Man defines himself by his deeds - and what kind of image of man do we see in the mirror of our present times?' </b><BR>The poet and dramatist Friedrich Schiller was also a profound philosopher, who described his work <i>On the Aesthetic ...
by David Lewis
This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. Lewis argues that the ...
by Derek Parfit
Derek Parfit presents the third volume of On What Matters, his landmark work of moral philosophy. Parfit develops further his influential treatment of reasons, normativity, the meaning of moral discourse, and the status of morality. He engages ...
by Peter Kivy
by Porter Elisabeth & Mundkur Anuradha
What is being done in conflict-affected countries to advance women's participation in peace processes and decision-making? In <i>Peace and Security- Implications for women </i>the authors combine a broad overview with specific local knowledge
by Hill Barry
by Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy. Here he sets out his subversive views in a series of aphorisms on subjects ranging from art to arrogance, boredom to passion, science to vanity, rejecting ...
by Stephan Kaufer
<p>This comprehensive new book introduces the core history of phenomenology and assesses its relevance to contemporary psychology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science. From critiques of artificial intelligence research programs to ...
by G. W. F. Hegel
The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard
by Clare Carlisle
S ren Kierkegaard is one of the most passionate and challenging of all modern philosophers, and is often regarded as the founder of existentialism. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen pursuing the question of
Their Lives and Works
From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this book brings<BR>together more than 100 illustrated biographies of the world's great philosophers.<BR><BR>Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured philosopher, the ...
by David Edmonds
Every day the news shows us provoking stories about what's going on in the world, about events which raise moral questions and problems. In Philosophers Take On the World a team of philosophers get to grips with a variety of these ...
by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke was one of the foremost philosophers of the eighteenth century and wrote widely on aesthetics, politics and society. In this landmark work, he propounds his theory that the sublime and the beautiful should be regarded as distinct ...
Five Approaches to Communicative Reason
by Jürgen Habermas
<p>On the occasion of Habermas’s 80th birthday, the German publisher Suhrkamp brought out five volumes of Habermas’s papers that spanned the full range of his philosophical thought, from the theory of rationality to the critique of ...