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Plato Reader
Plato Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0395051975
On Violence
On Violence
Paperback      ISBN: 0156695006
The author explores the nature of violence and its relationship to war, politics, and power
Source Book in Chinese Philosophy
Source Book in Chinese Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 0691019649
A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy is a milestone along the complex and difficult road to significant understanding by Westerners of the Asian peoples and a monumental contribution to the cause of philosophy. It is the first anthology of Chinese philosophy to cover its entire historical development. It provides substantial selections from all the great thinkers and schools in every period--ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary--and includes in their entirety some of the most important classical texts. It deals with the fundamental and technical as well as the more general aspects of Chinese thought. With its new translation of source materials (some translated for the first time), its explanatory aids where necessary, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this volume will be an indispensable guide for scholars, for college students, for serious readers interested in knowing the real China.
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.
Emile or on Education
Emile or on Education
Paperback      ISBN: 0465019315
The first new English translation of Rousseau's eighteenth-century masterpiece on education in more than seventy years offers a prescription for the bringing up of autonomous, responsible, truly democratic human beings
The Foucault Reader
The Foucault Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0394713400
Gathers selections from the writings of the modern French philosopher about truth, knowledge, madness, science, sexuality, politics, and ethics
Culture and Society, 1780-1950
Culture and Society, 1780-1950
Paperback      ISBN: 0231057016
Acknowledged as perhaps the masterpiece of materialist criticism in the English language, this omnibus ranges over British literary history from George Eliot to George Orwell to inquire about the complex ways economic reality shapes the imagination.
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.
Philosophies of Art and Beauty: Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger
Philosophies of Art and Beauty
Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger
Paperback      ISBN: 0226348121
A source book for students of philosophy, art history, and literary criticism revealing the ways in which the philosophy of art relates to general philosophical positions
Aristotle's Poetics
Aristotle's Poetics
Paperback      ISBN: 0809005271
The text of Aristotle's classic study of the drama is accompanied by an analysis of its contents and an introductory essay