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The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking : How to : Win an Argument, Defend a Case, Recognize a Fallacy, See Through a Deception,
The Art of Deception
An Introduction to Critical Thinking : How to : Win an Argument, Defend a Case, Recognize a Fallacy, See Through a Deception,
Paperback      ISBN: 0879754249
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.
Prolegomena to Any Future Megaphysics
Prolegomena to Any Future Megaphysics
Paperback      ISBN: 0023193301
The Thirteen Books of the Elements
The Thirteen Books of the Elements
by Euclid
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0486600882
Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books 1-2: Triangles, rectangles. .
Philosophical Fragments: Johannes Climacus
Philosophical Fragments
Johannes Climacus
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020361
This volume contains a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, of two works written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus. Through Climacus, Kierkegaard contrasts the paradoxes of Christianity with Greek and modern philosophical thinking. In Philosophical Fragments he begins with Greek Platonic philosophy, exploring the implications of venturing beyond the Socratic understanding of truth acquired through recollection to the Christian experience of acquiring truth through grace. Published in 1844 and not originally planned to appear under the pseudonym Climacus, the book varies in tone and substance from the other works so attributed, but it is dialectically related to them, as well as to the other pseudonymous writings. The central issue of Johannes Climacus is doubt. Probably written between November 1842 and April 1843 but unfinished and published only posthumously, this book was described by Kierkegaard as an attack on modern speculative philosophy by "means of the melancholy irony, which did not consist in any single utterance on the part of Johannes Climacus but in his whole life. . . . Johannes does what we are told to do--he actually doubts everything--he suffers through all the pain of doing that, becomes cunning, almost acquires a bad conscience. When he has gone as far in that direction as he can go and wants to come back, he cannot do so. . . . Now he despairs, his life is wasted, his youth is spent in these deliberations. Life does not acquire any meaning for him, and all this is the fault of philosophy." A note by Kierkegaard suggests how he might have finished the work: "Doubt is conquered not by the system but by faith, just as it is faith that has brought doubt into the world!."
The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
The Social Construction of Reality
A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
Paperback      ISBN: 0385058985
This book reformulates the sociological subdiscipline known as the sociology of knowledge. Knowledge is presented as more than ideology, including as well false consciousness, propaganda, science and art.
The Transfiguration of the Commonplace
The Transfiguration of the Commonplace
Paperback      ISBN: 0674903463
Mr. Danto argues that recent developments in the artworld, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history. The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account 0f artistic representation. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.
Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, Or, Pythagoric Life: Accompanied by Fragments of the Ethical Writings of Certain Pythagoreans in the Doric Dialect A
Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, Or, Pythagoric Life
Accompanied by Fragments of the Ethical Writings of Certain Pythagoreans in the Doric Dialect A
Paperback      ISBN: 0892811528
Authentic memoirs of the life of Pythagoras the father of philosophy and the inventor of geometry hold great interest for every lover of wisdom. Iamblichus' biography is universally acknowledged as deriving from sources of the highest antiquity. Its classic translation by Thomas Taylor was first printed in 1818 and is once again brought to light in this edition.
Meditations on First Philosophy
Meditations on First Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 002367170x
Why I Am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Why I Am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Paperback      ISBN: 0671203231
The celebrated philosopher systematically sets forth the reasons underlying his opposition to any system of religious dogma