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The Open Society and Its Enemies: The Spell of Plato
The Open Society and Its Enemies
The Spell of Plato
Paperback      ISBN: 0691019681
A critical appraisal of political and historical philosophies, delineating the threat to freedom posed by several classical thinkers
Leviathan
Leviathan
Paperback      ISBN: 0140431950
Presents the seventeenth century treatise on power and politics.
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.
Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Mythical Thought
Philosophy of Symbolic Forms
Mythical Thought
Paperback      ISBN: 0300000383
The Symbolic Forms has long been considered the greatest of Cassirer
On the Aesthetic Education of Man
On the Aesthetic Education of Man
Paperback      ISBN: 019815786x
Schiller's 1795 essay on the educative function of art is one of the most important contributions to the history of ideas in modern times. This English-German parallel text edition includes a long analytical introduction and extensive notes.
Sense of Beauty: Being the Outline of Aesthetic Theory
Sense of Beauty
Being the Outline of Aesthetic Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202380
Masterfully written discussion of the nature of beauty, form, expression; art, literature, and social sciences involved. Santayana covers the nature and materials of beauty, form, expression, and much more.
Intellectuals
Intellectuals
Paperback      ISBN: 0060916575
The lives of leading intellectuals--including Rousseau, Shelley, Karl Marx, James Baldwin, and others--are explored in light of the "heartlessness of ideas" that the author finds endemic to much of intellecturalism
Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
Beyond Good and Evil
Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724656
The controversial German philosopher of the nineteenth century elucidates his concept of the superman in this first systematic treatment of whole philosophy
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
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