894 books (45 pages) in this category
by Damon Young
"<p>We are not born readers, we learn to turn words into worlds. But why is fine writing lauded while excellent reading is ignored?</p><p>In <i>The Art of Reading</i>, philosopher Damon Young reveals the pleasures of this intimate pursuit ...
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
by Sarah Bakewell
<b>Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize</b><b></b> <b>Paris, near the turn of 1932-3.</b> Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and ...
by David Ashford
The philosophy of Ayn Rand has had a role equal or greater than that of Milton Friedman or F.A. Hayek in shaping the contemporary neo-liberal consensus. Its impact was powerful on architects of Reaganomics such as Alan Greenspan, former Director
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. Martin E. Seligman is the international ...
by William Watkin
The first critical work to attempt the mammoth undertaking of reading Badiou 's <i>Being and Event</i> as part of a sequence has often surprising, occasionally controversial results. <br>Looking back on its publication Badiou declared- I had
Thinking Outside the Batter's Box
by Eric Bronson
<div>William Irwin has taken philosophy out of the academy and put it on the bestseller list. The series has been featured in The New York Times and People, and on NPR's All Things Considered. Now philosophy finds its real home — in the ...
The Dark Knight of the Soul
by William Irwin
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery?<br /> <br /> Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions?<br /> <br /> Is Batman better than Superman?<br /> <br /> If everyone followed Batman's example,<br /> <br ...
Badass or Boyscout?
by Nicolas Michaud
<p>Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? In <i>Batman, Superman, and Philosophy</i>, 26 ...
170 Ways to Transform Your Day
by Patrick Lindsay
Patrick Lindsay reminds us that all power is in the present moment. Even small changes today can have an immediate, transformative impact on your life - and you are the vehicle for this change. Be Happy draws together timeless wisdom and ...
by Catherine Malabou
Is contemporary continental philosophy making a break with Kant? The structures of knowledge, taken for granted since Kant s Critique of Pure Reason, are now being called into question: the finitude of the subject, the phenomenal given, a priori
by Hans-Georg Gadamer
<i>The Beginning of Knowledge</i> brings together almost all of Gadamer's essays on the Presocratics. In each of the essays Gadamer discusses the origins of knowledge in the western philosophical tradition. Beginning with a hermeneutical and ...
by Alain Badiou
Since the book's first publication in 1988, Alain Badiou's Being and Event has established itself of one of the most important and controversial works in contemporary philosophy and its author as one of the most influential thinkers of our time.
by Martin Heidegger
A knowledge of Heidegger's <i>Sein und Zeit</i> is essential for anyone who wishes to understand a great deal of recent continental work in theology as well as philosophy. Yet until this translation first appeared in 1962, this fundamental work ...
by Daniel E. Flage
Irish philosopher George Bishop Berkeley was one of the greatest philosophers of the early modern period. Along with David Hume and John Locke he is considered one of the fathers of British Empiricism. Berkeley is a clear, concise, and ...