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The Crossing Point: Selected Talks and Writings
The Crossing Point
Selected Talks and Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0819560294
A stunning example of poetic questioning.
Deconstruction in Context: Literature and Philosophy
Deconstruction in Context
Literature and Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 0226791408
"There is no rigorous and effective deconstruction without the faithful memory of philosophies and literatures, without the respectful and competent reading of texts of the past, as well as singular works of our own time. Deconstruction is also a certain thinking about tradition and context. Mark Taylor evokes this with great clarity in the course of a remarkable introduction. He reconstitutes a set of premises without which no deconstruction could have seen the light of day." –Jacques Derrida "This invaluable philosophical sampler brings together many of the threads out of which deconstruction is woven. taylor's anthology does not make deconstruction easy; much more usefully, it provides a meticulous guide to the sources – and significance – of the difficulties. – Barbara E. Johnson "The book will be of great value as a set of readings with authoritative explanation for all those interested in the current relations of literature and philosophy. It is the best book of its kind I know. –J. Hillis Miller, Yale University
Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Paperback      ISBN: 039473954x
Study of the intersection of history and philosophy as it relates to recent French political change, evidenced in essays concerning popular justice, power struggles, and the history of sexuality
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 Birth of Tragedy and the Case of Wagner
The Birth of Tragedy and the Case of Wagner
Paperback      ISBN: 0394703693
The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others. The Case of Wagner (1888) was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects and deal with art and culture, as well as the problems of the modern age generally. Each book in itself gives us an inadequate idea of its author; together, they furnish a striking image of Nietzsche's thought. The distinguished new translations by Walter Kaufmann superbly reflect in English Nietzsche's idiom and the vitality of his style. Professor Kaufmann has also furnished running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the first time in any edition, an extensive index to each book.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688002307
While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self

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The Life of the Mind
The Life of the Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0156519925
Discusses the nature of thought and volition, examines past philosophical theories, and clarifies the relation between will and freedom
Meditations on First Philosophy
Meditations on First Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 002367170x
The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy: Human Immortality
The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy
Human Immortality
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202917
Intellect, will, belief, chance, and free will are among the topics touched upon in two works by the American psychologist
Tragic Sense of Life
Tragic Sense of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202577
The Basque philosopher and poet meditates on man's quest for knowledge, love, immortality, and spiritual salvation.