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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!."
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.
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
The Postmodern Condition
A Report on Knowledge
Paperback      ISBN: 0816611734
Language, Truth and Logic
Language, Truth and Logic
Paperback      ISBN: 0486200108
A dissertation in the tradition of logical positivism includes a discussion of the functions and methods of philosophy and a critique of ethics and theology
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 Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
The Copernican Revolution
Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
Paperback      ISBN: 0674171039
The significance of the plurality of the Copernican Revolution is the main thrust of this undergraduate text
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. .
Ideas and Opinions
Ideas and Opinions
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517003937
A collection of Einstein's popular writings includes his thoughts on such subjects as relativity, war, peace, religion, science, human rights, economics, and government
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