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by Steven M. Cahn
From Plato's <i>Ion</i> to works by contemporary philosophers, this anthology showcases classic texts to illuminate the development of philosophical thought about art and the aesthetic. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of ...
by Karl Rosenkranz
In this key text in the history of art and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without being reducible to evil, materiality, or other negative terms used it 's conventional condemnation. This insistence on ...
by Nikki Gemmell
Nikki Gemmell’s world changed forever when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. ...Audio Book
Living Ethically in Compromised Times
by Assistant Professor Alexis Shotwell
<p>In <i>Against Purity</i>, Alexis Shotwell proposes a powerful new conception of social movements as custodians for the past and incubators for liberated futures. <i>Against Purity</i> undertakes an analysis that draws on theories of race, ...
by Claire Colebrook
<p>Until recently, "continental" philosophy has been tied either to the German tradition of phenomenology or to French post-structuralist concerns with the conditions of language and textuality. Giorgio Agamben draws upon and departs from both ...
by Michael Foley
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by A. C. Grayling
What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching <i>Macbeth</i> at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts could burst from the ground, and 1649, when a large crowd,
Conversations about Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, and Regret
by Martha C. Nussbaum
We all age differently, but we can learn from shared experiences and insights. The conversations, or paired essays, in Aging Thoughtfully combine a philosopher's approach with a lawyer-economist's.Here are ideas about when to retire, how to
Curiouser and Curiouser
by William Irwin
The perfect companion to Lewis Carroll's classic book and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> <p><i>Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland</i> has fascinated children and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis ...
by William Irwin
<p><i>Alien and Philosophy: I Infest, Therefore I Am </i>presents a philosophical exploration of the world of <i>Alien</i>, the simultaneously horrifying and thought-provoking sci-fi horror masterpiece, and the film franchise it spawned.</p> ...
by Jacques Ranciere
Jacques Ranci re's first major work, <em>Althusser's Lesson</em> appeared in 1974, just as the energies of May 68 were losing ground to the calls for a return to order. Ranci re's analysis of Althusserian Marxism unfolds against this background-
The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
by Matthieu Ricard
The new bestseller from Matthieu Ricard is the result of a lifetime's thought. This inspirational book argues that by understanding kindness and developing it as a skill we can change the world. ...
A Love Story
by John Kaag
by A.C. Grayling
Is it ever right to target civilians in a time of war? Or do the ends sometimes justify the means? The twentieth century - the age of 'total war' - marked the first time that civilian populations came to be seen as legitimate military targets. ...
by Jurgen Habermas
In his recent writings on religion and secularization, Habermas has challenged reason to clarify its relation to religious experience and to engage religions in a constructive dialogue. Given the global challenges facing humanity, nothing is ...
with Hume's Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature and A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh
by David Hume
A landmark of Enlightenment thought, Hume’s <i> Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding</i>accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: <i>A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh</i> and his <i>Abstract of A Treatise ...
by John Locke
Philosophies of Personal Power
by Robert Spillane
This book discusses ten philosophical perspectives, or worldviews, which present original ideas capable of evoking in us values that are guidelines for personal conduct. Harmonising knowledge, values and conduct maximises our personal power and ...
by Joseph DesJardins
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 ...