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Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics
Aristotle
The Nicomachean Ethics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674990811
Archaeology of Knowledge
Archaeology of Knowledge
Paperback      ISBN: 0394711068
Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge—are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things aid" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. A summing up of Foucault's own methodological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutely indispensable guide to one of the most innovative thinkers of our time.
Philosophies of India
Philosophies of India
Paperback      ISBN: 0691017581
Examines the diverse cultural influences which have shaped the basic philosophical traditions of India
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language
Paperback      ISBN: 0253203988
"Eco wittily and enchantingly develops themes often touched on in his previous works, but he delves deeper into their complex nature... this collection can be read with pleasure by those unversed in semiotic theory." -- Times Literary Supplement
Cicero: De Oratore, Book III : De Fato Paradoxa Stoicorum De Partitione Oratoria
Cicero
De Oratore, Book III : De Fato Paradoxa Stoicorum De Partitione Oratoria
by Cicero
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674993845
Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106?43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.
Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History
Life Against Death
The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0819561444
A reevaluation of psychoanalytic theory, based on a Freudian interpretation of the history of Western civilization
On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism After Structuralism
On Deconstruction
Theory and Criticism After Structuralism
Paperback      ISBN: 0801492017
The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico, Return to the Labrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Orge
The Labyrinth of Solitude
The Other Mexico, Return to the Labrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Orge
Paperback      ISBN: 080215042x
Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States
Fear and Trembling: Repetition
Fear and Trembling
Repetition
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020264
Presented here in a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators,Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the most poetic and personal of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. Published in 1843 and written under the names Johannes de Silentio and Constantine Constantius, respectively, the books demonstrate Kierkegaard's transmutation of the personal into the lyrically religious. Each work uses as a point of departure Kierkegaard's breaking of his engagement to Regine Olsen--his sacrifice of "that single individual." From this beginningFear and Trembling becomes an exploration of the faith that transcends the ethical, as in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. This faith, which persists in the face of the absurd, is rewarded finally by the return of all that the faithful one is willing to sacrifice. Repetition discusses the most profound implications of unity of personhood and of identity within change, beginning with the ironic story of a young poet who cannot fulfill the ethical claims of his engagement because of the possible consequences of his marriage. The poet finally despairs of repetition (renewal) in the ethical sphere, as does his advisor and friend Constantius in the aesthetic sphere. The book ends with Constantius' intimation of a third kind of repetition--in the religious sphere.
Philosophy of Space and Time
Philosophy of Space and Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0486604438
A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other topics.