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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
Philosophical Explanations
Philosophical Explanations
Paperback      ISBN: 0674664795
Nozick analyzes fundamental issues, such as the identity of the self, knowledge and skepticism, free will, the foundations of ethics, and the meaning of life
Works of Love: Some Christian Reflections in the Form of Discourses
Works of Love
Some Christian Reflections in the Form of Discourses
Paperback      ISBN: 0061301221
Some Christian reflections in the form of discourses. Preface by Ronald Gregor Smith Translated by Howard and Edna Hong
The Portable Plato
The Portable Plato
by Plato
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150404
Contains Plato's famous philosophic dialogues with an introduction on their contemporary implications
An Apology for Raymond Sebond
An Apology for Raymond Sebond
Paperback      ISBN: 0140444939
Criticizes philosophers who attempt rational explanations for the universe and argues that while Christians should be skeptical, Christianity should be based on faith rather than reason.
Why I Am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Why I Am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Paperback      ISBN: 0671203231
The celebrated philosopher systematically sets forth the reasons underlying his opposition to any system of religious dogma
The Transfiguration of the Commonplace
The Transfiguration of the Commonplace
Paperback      ISBN: 0674903463
Mr. Danto argues that recent developments in the artworld, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history. The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account 0f artistic representation. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.
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
A New Aristotle Reader
A New Aristotle Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020434
Gathers new translations of selections of Aristotle's writings on logic, metaphysics, and practical philosophy
Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture
Homo Ludens
A Study of the Play-Element in Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0807046817
Presents an historical approach to the concept of play as a cultural phenomenon.