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The Open Society and Its Enemies: The Spell of Plato
The Open Society and Its Enemies
The Spell of Plato
Paperback      ISBN: 0691019681
A critical appraisal of political and historical philosophies, delineating the threat to freedom posed by several classical thinkers
I and Thou
I and Thou
Paperback      ISBN: 0684717255
Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as one of its prophets. The need for a new English translation has been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" was seriously misleading. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, has retranslated the work at the request of Buber's family. He has added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original, and he has written a long "Prologue" that opens up new perspectives on the book and on Buber's thought. This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.
On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism After Structuralism
On Deconstruction
Theory and Criticism After Structuralism
Paperback      ISBN: 0801492017
Many Lives, Many Masters
Many Lives, Many Masters
Paperback      ISBN: 0671657860
Describes the case of a young woman suffering from anxiety attacks, explains how hypnosis revealed her memories of past lives, and discusses the usefulness of regression therapy
The Will to Power
The Will to Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0394704371
Offers a selection from the author's notebooks, chosen by his sister, that reveals his views on nihilism, art, morality, religion, the theory of knowledge, and other subjects
Blue and Brown Books
Blue and Brown Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0061312118
Presents the unfinished sketches for "Philosophical Investigations," revealing the growth of the author's ideas and mental processes.
Image, Music, Text
Image, Music, Text
Paperback      ISBN: 0374521360
These essays, as selected and translated by Stephen Heath, are among the finest writings Barthes ever published on film and photography, and on the phenomena of sound and image. The classic pieces "Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative" and "The Death of the Author" are also included. These essays, as selected and translated by Stephen Heath, are among the finest writings Barthes ever published on film and photography, and on the phenomena of sound and image. The classic pieces "Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative" and "The Death of the Author" are also included.
A Guide for the Perplexed
A Guide for the Perplexed
Paperback      ISBN: 0060906111
Maintains that man will understand the meaning of living only if he can fulfill his obligations to other people, himself, the earth, progress, and technology
Essays and Aphorisms
Essays and Aphorisms
Paperback      ISBN: 0140442278
This selection of thoughts on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books, and much more is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipo-mena, published in 1851. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Totemism
Totemism
Paperback      ISBN: 080704671x
"Levi-Strauss continues his assault on the myth of the primitice as savage by turning to the phenomena of totemism an totoemix classification ... to show, contrary to this myth, that primitive thought rests upon a rich and complex conceptual structure." – Commentary