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Trial of Socrates
Trial of Socrates
Paperback      ISBN: 0385260326
Combines classical scholarship with techniques of modern investigative journalism in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the trial and conviction of Athens' most prominent philosopher
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.
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
The Birth of Tragedy and the Genealogy of Morals
The Birth of Tragedy and the Genealogy of Morals
Paperback      ISBN: 0385092105
Skillful, sophisticated translations of two of Nietzsche's essential works about the conflict between the moral and aesthetic approaches to life, the impact of Christianity on human values, the meaning of science, the contrast between the Apollonian and Dionysian spirits, and other themes central to his thinking.
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
Plato Reader
Plato Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0395051975
Cinema 1: Movement-Image
Cinema 1
Movement-Image
Paperback      ISBN: 0816614008
Discusses the theoretical implications of the cinematographic image based on Henri Bergson's theories
The Portable Plato
The Portable Plato
by Plato
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150404
Contains Plato's famous philosophic dialogues with an introduction on their contemporary implications
The Rationalists
The Rationalists
Paperback      ISBN: 0385095406
Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was philosophy's first step into the modern era. This volume contains the essential statements of Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who began it; Spinoza, who epitomized it; and Leibniz, who gave it its last serious expression.
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