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Critique of Pure Reason
Critique of Pure Reason
Paperback      ISBN: 0879755962
Metaphysicians have for centuries attempted to clarify the nature of the world and how rational human beings construct their ideas of it. Materialists believed that the world (including its human component) consisted of objective matter, an irreducible substance to which qualities and characteristics could be attributed. Mindthoughts, ideas, and perceptionswas viewed as a more sophisticated material substance. Idealists, on the other hand, argued that the world acquired its reality from mind, which breathed metaphysical life into substances that had no independent existence of their own. These two camps seemed deadlocked until Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason endeavored to show that the most accurate theory of reality would be one that combined relevant aspects of each position, yet transcended both to arrive at a more fundamental metaphysical theory. Kant's synthesis sought to disclose how human reason goes about constructing its experience of the world, thus intertwining objective simuli with rational processes that arrive at an orderly view of nature.
The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy: Selected Readings
The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy
Selected Readings
Paperback      ISBN: 0872200744
A supplementary text for courses in the history of modern philosophy, helping to link developments in modern science and modern philosophy.
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
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.
Healing into Life and Death
Healing into Life and Death
Paperback      ISBN: 0385262191
Discusses the philosophy and techniques of mental healing as a way of preparing for and accepting death, and includes meditations for this purpose
The History of Sexuality: An Introduction
The History of Sexuality
An Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724699
The author turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it. An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history.
On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce Homo
On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce Homo
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724621
Presents and analyzes two major works on ethics, dealing with morality, goodness, guilt, and ascetic ideals
A History of Greek Philosophy
A History of Greek Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 0521294207
Surveys Greek thought through a critical discussion of the major schools and philosophers
Portable Nietzsche
Portable Nietzsche
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150625
Selections from the books, notes, and letters of this 19th century philosopher
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