379 books (19 pages) in this category
Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
by Jacques Ranciere
Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis - Ranci re's definitive statement on the aesthetic-takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum ...
by Anthony Kenny
<p>In 1998, the first edition of Anthony Kenny's comprehensive history of Western philosophy was published, to be met with immediate praise and critical acclaim. As the first book since Bertrand Russell's 1945 <i>A History of Western ...
by Theodor W. Adorno
<p>This volume comprises Adorno's first lectures specifically dedicated to the subject of the dialectic, a concept which has been key to philosophical debate since classical times. While discussing connections with Plato and Kant, Adorno ...
by Sam Baron
<p>Time is central to our lived experience of the world. Yet, as this book reveals, it is startlingly difficult to reconcile the way we seem to experience time with many of the theories presented to us in physics and metaphysics. </p> <p>This ...
by Robert Nozick
Robert Nozick's <i>Anarchy, State, and Utopia</i> is a powerful, philosophical challenge to the most widely held political and social positions of our age -- liberal, socialist and conservative.<br /> <p>"Individuals have rights," Nozick writes ...
by thomas habinek
Classical rhetoric is one of the earliest versions of what is today known as media studies. It was absolutely crucial to life in the ancient world, whether in the courtroom, the legislature or on ceremonial occasions, and was described as either
Sublime Madness, Ennui and Melancholy in Modern Thought
by Roger Bartra
<div>Sublime madness and ennui - melancholy, a condition of imbalance, chaotic and desolate, and a keystone of modern Western thought. In <i>Angels in Mourning</i>, Roger Bartra explores how three lucid European thinkers - Immanuel Kant, Max ...
Resentment, Generosity, Justice
by Martha C. Nussbaum
Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move ...
Resentment, Generosity, and Justice
by Martha C. Nussbaum
The Autobiography of a Female Body
by Sara Pascoe
A funny, feminist exploration of the female body by Fosters Comedy Award-nominated comedian Sara Pascoe. ...
by FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
"In truth there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross," declares Friedrich Nietzsche in this famous attack on Christianity and organised religion. A deep exploration and repudiation of Christian symbolism and morality, The Antichrist ...
by Alain De Botton
In <i>The Architecture of Happiness</i>, bestselling author Alain de Botton explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs- with our houses and their furnishings. He asks- What makes a house truly beautiful? Why ...
by Richard Swinburne
What makes us human? Most contemporary philosophers and scientists hold that we are complicated machines, or animals different from other machines only by being conscious. In Are We Bodies or Souls? Richard Swinburne presents new philosophical ...
by SUN TZU
"There's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it." - Newsweek Regarded as the world's oldest military treatise, this compact volume has instructed officers and tacticians for more than 2,000 years. From its origins in China, The Art of ...
A Philosophical Introduction
by Jack Copeland
Presupposing no familiarity with the technical concepts of either philosophy or computing, this clear introduction reviews the progress made in AI since the inception of the field in 1956. Copeland goes on to analyze what those working in AI ...
by Aaron James
What Atheism Can't Deliver
by Christian Smith
In recent years atheism has become ever more visible, acceptable, and influential. Atheist apologists have become increasingly vociferous and confident in their claims: that a morality requiring benevolence towards all and universal human rights
by Martin Seligman
From the author of the international bestseller, <i>Learned Optimism</i>, comes a ground-breaking look at the nature of happiness and how everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives.<BR><BR>Martin E. Seligman is the international ...
100 of the Most Important Fallacies in Western Philosophy
by Robert Arp
by Mark D. White
<p>Batman has been one of the world’s most beloved superheroes since his first appearance in <i>Detective Comics</i> #27 in 1939. Clad in his dark cowl and cape, he has captured the imagination of millions with his single-minded mission to