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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
I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother ...: A Case of Parricide in the Nineteenth Century
I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother ...
A Case of Parricide in the Nineteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0803268572
To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre Rivière decided to kill her. On June 3,1835, he went inside his small Normandy house with a pruning hook and cut to death his mother, his eighteen-year-old sister, and his seven-year-old brother. Then, in jail, he wrote a memoir to justify the whole gruesome tale. Michel Foucault, author of Madness and Civilization and Discipline and Punish, collected the relevant documents of the case, including medical and legal testimony, police records. and Rivière's memoir. The Rivière case, he points out, occurred at a time when many professions were contending for status and power. Medical authority was challenging law, branches of government were vying. Foucault's reconstruction of the case is a brilliant exploration of the roots of our contemporary views of madness, justice, and crime.
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.
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
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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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
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
Nature of Things
Nature of Things
Paperback      ISBN: 0393090949
The epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever.
The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking : How to : Win an Argument, Defend a Case, Recognize a Fallacy, See Through a Deception,
The Art of Deception
An Introduction to Critical Thinking : How to : Win an Argument, Defend a Case, Recognize a Fallacy, See Through a Deception,
Paperback      ISBN: 0879754249
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.