Press "Enter" to skip to content

Category: History Surveys

Download E-books In the Interest of the Governed: A Study in Bentham's Philosophy of Utility and Law PDF

By David Lyons

Even though referred to as the founding father of glossy utilitarianism and the resource of analytical jurisprudence, Bentham this present day is sometimes learn yet frequently caricatured. the current e-book deals a reinterpretation of Bentham's major philosophical doctrines, his precept of software and his research of legislations, philosophical doctrines, as they're built in Bentham's most crucial works. a brand new interpreting can be given to his thought of legislation, which means Bentham's perception, originality, and endured curiosity for philosophers and felony theorists. First released in 1973, this revised version encompasses a new Preface, a revised Bibliography, and new Indexes, considered one of Names and one in every of matters, which jointly exchange the unique index.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books In the Interest of the Governed: A Study in Bentham's Philosophy of Utility and Law PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas PDF

By Lewis Vaughn

Living Philosophy, a traditionally equipped, introductory hybrid text/reader, courses scholars in the course of the tale of philosophical idea from the Pre-Socratics to the current, offering cultural and highbrow history and explaining why key matters and arguments stay very important and suitable this present day. that includes a really transparent and obtainable writing sort, this special quantity brings philosophy to existence with well-chosen excerpts from philosophers' works, considerable in-text studying aids, and compelling colour pictures and illustrations.

FEATURES

* A complete introductory chapter lays the foundation for philosophical thinking

* "Then and Now," "Details," and "Portrait" boxes during the textual content display the worth and relevance of philosophy

* Additional pedagogical aids--chapter pursuits and summaries, marginal severe considering questions, essay/discussion questions, and a glossary--make the cloth much more attractive and accessible

* In-depth assurance of philosophical writing comprises step by step training in argument fundamentals and a number of possibilities to hone severe considering skills

* Charts, tables, and colour photos hold scholars visually engaged

* A "How to write down a Philosophy Paper" appendix bargains concise, step by step suggestions in crafting an efficient philosophical essay

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change PDF

By Randall Collins

Randall Collins strains the flow of philosophical proposal in historic Greece, China, Japan, India, the medieval Islamic and Jewish global, medieval Christendom, and sleek Europe. What emerges from this background is a social idea of highbrow switch, one who avoids either the aid of rules to the affects of society at huge and the merely contingent neighborhood building of meanings. in its place, Collins makes a speciality of the social destinations the place refined principles are shaped: the styles of highbrow networks and their internal divisions and conflicts.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books On Søren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemics, Lost Intimacy, and Time (Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology) PDF

By Edward F. Mooney

Tracing a direction via Kierkegaard's writings, this e-book brings the reader into shut touch with the texts and reasons of this amazing nineteenth century Danish author and philosopher. Kierkegaard writes in a few voices and registers: as a pointy observer and critic of Danish tradition, or as an ethical psychologist, and as a author involved to awaken the non secular lifestyle of Socrates, Abraham, or a Christian exemplar. In constructing those issues, Mooney sketches Kierkegaard's Socratic vocation, offers an in depth analyzing of numerous valuable texts, and strains 'The moral chic' as a recurrent subject matter. He unfolds an affirmative dating among philosophy and theology and the possibilities for a religiousness that defies dogmatic creeds, secular chauvinisms, and restrictive philosophies.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books On Søren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemics, Lost Intimacy, and Time (Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology) PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History PDF

Heretical Essays is Patocka's ultimate paintings, and considered one of his most fun and iconoclastic. Patocka starts with prehistory, approached throughout the "natural international" as conceived by way of Husserl and Heidegger.

According to Patocka, nature is as an alien build, and background, which started as a quest for better which means, ends with existence as self-sustaining intake. Patocka explains how Europe declined from its Greek historical past to hunt strength instead of fact, splintering into ethnic subdivisions, after which how the Enlightenment moved Europe from a moral to a fabric orientation.

This booklet incorporates a translation of the Preface to the French version by way of Paul Ricoeur.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Friedrich Nietzsche, R. J. Hollingdale

The literary profession of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned below two decades, yet no quarter of highbrow inquiry used to be left untouched through his iconoclastic genius. The thinker who introduced the loss of life of God within the homosexual technological know-how (1882) and went directly to problem the Christian code of morality in past stable and Evil (1886), grappled with the basic problems with the human in his personal extreme autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). such a lot infamous of all, possibly, his notion of the triumphantly transgressive übermann ('superman') is constructed within the severe, but poetic phrases of therefore Spake Zarathustra (1883-92). no matter if addressing traditional Western philosophy or breaking new floor, Nietzsche greatly prolonged the limits of nineteenth-century concept.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics) PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought (International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées) PDF

By Stephen Clucas

Highbrow background and the identification of John Dee In April 1995, at Birkbeck collage, college of London, an interdisciplinary colloquium used to be held in order that students from varied fields and components of craftsmanship may 1 trade perspectives at the lifestyles and paintings of John Dee. operating in a number of fields – highbrow heritage, background of navigation, historical past of medication, historical past of technology, heritage of arithmetic, bibliography and manuscript reviews – we had all been attracted to Dee through specific facets of his paintings, and collaborating within the colloquium used to be to c- entrance different narratives approximately Dee’s occupation: an event which was once either bewildering and instructive. probably greater than the other highbrow determine of the English Renaissance Dee has been fragmented and dispersed throughout various disciplines, and some of the makes an attempt to re-integrate his improved snapshot by means of connection with a specific world-view or philosophical outlook have didn't carry him into concentration. This quantity files the range of scholarly techniques to John Dee that have emerged because the artificial bills of I. R. F. Calder, Frances Yates and Peter French. If those methods haven't succeeded in resolving the not easy multiplicity of Dee’s actions, they are going to no less than deepen our realizing of particular and native parts of his highbrow existence, and render them extra historiographically legible.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought (International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées) PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Foucault (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) PDF

For Michel Foucault, philosophy was once a manner of wondering the allegedly helpful truths that underpin the practices and associations of contemporary society. The essays during this quantity offer a accomplished evaluate of Foucault's significant topics and texts, from his early paintings on insanity via his heritage of sexuality. detailed consciousness is usually paid to thinkers and events, from Kant via present feminist concept, which are fairly very important for knowing his paintings and its effect. This revised version includes 5 new essays and revisions of many others, and the wide bibliography has been up-to-date. First variation Hb (1994) 0-521-40332-4 First variation PB (1994) 0-521-40887-3

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Foucault (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era (Volume 2) PDF

The second one quantity of the Cambridge heritage of Jewish Philosophy offers a finished evaluation of Jewish philosophy from the 17th century to the current day. Written through a wonderful crew of specialists within the box, its essays research how Jewish pondering was once converted in its come upon with sleek Europe and the United States and problem longstanding assumptions concerning the nature and function of recent Jewish philosophy. the amount additionally treats glossy Jewish philosophy's continuities with premodern texts and thinkers, the connection among philosophy and theology, the ritual and political lifetime of the folk of Israel, and the ways that vintage sleek philosophical different types aid or prevent Jewish self-articulation. those essays supply readers a multi-faceted realizing of the Jewish philosophical company within the smooth interval.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era (Volume 2) PDF

Comments closed

Download E-books Philosophers in Exile: The Correspondence of Alfred Schutz and Aron Gurwitsch, 1939-1959 (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History) PDF

This ebook offers the impressive correspondence among Alfred Schutz and Aron Gurwitsch, emigre philosophers prompted by means of Edmund Husserl, who fled Europe at the eve of global warfare II and eventually grew to become seminal figures within the institution of phenomenology within the usa. Their deep and lasting friendship grew out in their mutual crisis with the query of the connections among technological know-how and the life-world.

Interwoven with philosophical trade is the 2 students' come upon with the unusual difficulties of yankee educational life―what Gurwitsch referred to as the "passology" of exile. except its significant and relocating portrait of 2 special males, the correspondence holds wealthy value for present concerns in philosophy and the social sciences.

Show description

Continue reading Download E-books Philosophers in Exile: The Correspondence of Alfred Schutz and Aron Gurwitsch, 1939-1959 (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History) PDF

Comments closed