The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and by Susan R. Bordo

By Susan R. Bordo

The Flight to Objectivity offers a brand new examining of Descartes' Meditations proficient by way of cultural heritage, psychoanalytic and cognitive psychology, and feminist suggestion. It focuses no longer on Descartes' arguments as "timeless," culturally disembodied occasions, yet at the mental drama and imagery of the Meditations explored within the context of the old instability of the 17th century and deep old adjustments within the constitution of human experience.

The learn comprises textual and cultural fabric that jointly include a steadily unfolding psychocultural interpreting of the Meditations. Descartes' recognized doubt, and the appropriate of objectivity which conquered that doubt, are regarded as philosophical expressions of a cultural "drama of parturition" from the medieval universe, a strategy that generated new types of adventure, new cultural anxieties, and finally, new thoughts for keep watch over and mastery of an totally replaced and alien global. issues that determine prominently in contemporary literature on seventeenth-century philosophy and science--the beginning of the brain as "mirror of nature," and the "masculine" nature of recent technological know-how, the "death of nature"--are explored as regards to Descartes as a pivotal determine within the beginning of modernity.

"This is cultural heritage at its most sensible. the subject is of maximum philosophical and cultural significance. it is going to be a tremendous contribution to a feminist epistemology." -- Patrick Hill

"The e-book is an unique and inventive remedy of the Cartesian bequest. it really is good written, clever, and interesting in implication. the writer has a good grab of the mandatory texts and she or he has interwoven a chain of artistic and interesting subject matters, seldom if ever pursued in Cartesian stories. This ebook is within the culture of culturally interpretive works and may take its position one of the so much inventive reconstructions of the Cartesian era." -- John J. McDermott, unique Professor of Philosophy, Texas A & M college

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Nietzsche, Power and Politics: Rethinking Nietzsche's Legacy by Siemens, Herman W., Herman W. Siemans, Vasti Roodt

By Siemens, Herman W., Herman W. Siemans, Vasti Roodt

Nietzsche??s legacy for political suggestion is a hugely contested sector of analysis this present day. With papers representing a huge diversity of positions, this assortment takes inventory of the principal controversies (Nietzsche as political / anti-political philosopher? Nietzsche and / contra democracy? Arendt and / contra Nietzsche?), in addition to new examine on key ideas (power, the agon, aristocracy, friendship i.a.), on ancient, modern and futural facets of Nietzsche??s political concept. overseas members comprise famous names (Conway, Ansell-Pearson, Hatab, Taureck, Patton, Connolly, Villa, van Tongeren) and younger rising students from quite a few disciplines.

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The pursuit of laziness : an idle interpretation of the by Pierre Saint-Amand

By Pierre Saint-Amand

We think about the Enlightenment as an period ruled via rules of growth, creation, and industry--not an period that favorite the lax and indolent person. yet used to be the Enlightenment in simple terms concerning the unceasing development of self and society? The Pursuit of Laziness examines ethical, political, and monetary treatises of the interval, and divulges that the most important eighteenth-century texts did locate worth in idleness and nonproductivity. Fleshing out Enlightenment considering within the works of Denis Diderot, Joseph Joubert, Pierre de Marivaux, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Siméon Chardin, this publication explores idleness in all its guises, and illustrates that laziness existed, now not as a vice of the wretched, yet as an exemplar of modernity and a resistance to ideals approximately advantage and utility.

Whether within the dawdlings of Marivaux's journalist who not on time and procrastinated or within the topics of Chardin's work who thrilled in suspended, playful time, Pierre Saint-Amand indicates how eighteenth-century works supplied a robust argument for laziness. Rousseau deserted his prior safeguard of work to pursue reverie and botanical walks, Diderot emphasised a parasitic technique of resisting paintings with the intention to release time, and Joubert's little-known posthumous Notebooks substantially hostile the important philosophy of the Enlightenment in a quest to infinitely put off work.

Unsettling the obdurate view of the eighteenth century as an age of frenetic industriousness and exertions, The Pursuit of Laziness plumbs the texts and pictures of the time and uncovers planned yearnings for slowness and recreation.

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Dialectical Materialism by Henri Lefebvre

By Henri Lefebvre

With the purpose of widening the scope of Marxist conception, Henri Lefebvre comprehensive Dialectical Materialism previous to the start of worldwide conflict II and the Resistance circulate opposed to the Vichy regime. because the fruits of Lefebvre’s interwar actions, the publication highlights the tension-fraught courting among Lefebvre and the French Communist social gathering (PCF). For Lefebvre, not like for the PCF, Marxism used to be in particular a dynamic stream of idea and perform. Dialectical Materialism is an implicit reaction to Joseph Stalin’s Dialectical and historic Materialism and an try and express that the Stalinist realizing of the idea that used to be dogmatic and oversimplified. This variation includes a new creation through Stefan Kipfer, explaining the book’s modern ramifications within the ever-expanding succeed in of the city within the twentieth-century Western international.

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Die Sittenlehre J. G. Fichtes 1798 – 1812 (Fichte-Studien by Christoph Asmuth, Wilhelm Metz (Editors)

By Christoph Asmuth, Wilhelm Metz (Editors)

Inhalt Wilhelm METZ, Christoph ASMUTH: Einleitung Christoph BINKELMANN (Heidelberg / Berlin): Phänomenologie der Freiheit. Die Trieblehre Fichtes im process der Sittenlehre von 1798 Wilhelm METZ (Freiburg i.Br.): Freiheit und Reflexion in Fichtes Sittenlehre von 1798 Jakub KLOC-KONKO£OWICZ (Warszawa): Der Kantische Spinozismus. Die Gegenwart Spinozas in der Sittenlehre Fichtes Hartmut TRAUB (Mülheim an der Ruhr): Über die Pflichten des ästhetischen Künstlers. Der § 31 des structures der Sittenlehre im Kontext von Fichtes Philosophie der Ästhetik Björn PECINA (Berlin): Sittlicher Atheismus. Die Bedeutung der Sittenlehre von 1798 für Fichtes frühe Religionsphilosophie Marco Rampazzo BAZZAN (Padua / Poitiers): Das Ephorat bei J.G. Fichte Yves RADRIZZANI (München): Recht und Natur. Das Naturrecht bei Fichte Robert MARSZA£EK (Warszawa): faith und Ethik beim späten Fichte Teresa PEDRO (Paris / Lissabon): Die Freiheit und das Böse. Eine Gegenüberstellung von Fichtes früher Sittenlehre und Schellings Freiheitsschrift Cristiana SENIGAGLIA (München): Kausalität und Wirksamkeit in Fichtes Sittenlehren Rezensionen Tagungsbericht

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Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View by Immanuel Kant

By Immanuel Kant

In a footnote to the Preface of his A nthropology Kant offers, if now not altogether competently, the historic heritage for the book of this paintings. The A nthropology is, in impact, his guide for a process lectures which he gave "for a few thirty years," within the wintry weather semesters on the collage of Konigsberg. In 1797, while previous age pressured him to stop the path and he felt that his guide wouldn't compete with the lectures themselves, he determined to allow the paintings be released (Ak. VII, 354, 356). The reader will effectively see why those lectures have been, as Kant says, well known ones, attended via humans from different walks of existence. In either content material and elegance the Anthropology is much faraway from the pains of the evaluations. but the Anthropology provides its personal particular difficulties. the coed of Kant who struggles throughout the Critique of natural cause is absolutely left in a few perplexity relating to particular issues in it, yet he's fairly transparent as to what Kant is trying to do within the paintings. On completing the Anthropology he could locate himself in precisely the other state of affairs. whereas its discussions of the functioning of man's a variety of powers are, most commonly, really lucid or even exciting, the aim of the paintings is still a bit imprecise. The questions: what's pragmatic anthropology? what's its relation to Kant's extra strictly philosophical works? haven't been responded satisfactorily.

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The A to Z of Medieval Philosophy and Theology by Stephen F. Brown, Juan Carlos Flores

By Stephen F. Brown, Juan Carlos Flores

The center a while is usually considered as a interval of low highbrow fulfillment. The identify itself refers back to the time among the excessive philosophical and literary accomplishments of the Greco-Roman global and the technological advances that have been completed and philosophical and theological choices that have been formulated within the sleek global that undefined. besides the fact that, having produced such nice philosophers as Anselm, Peter Abelard, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Peter Lombard, and the towering Thomas Aquinas, it rarely turns out reasonable to label the medieval interval as such.

Examining the effect of old Greek philosophy in addition to of the Arabian and Hebrew students who transmitted it, The A to Z of Medieval Philosophy and Theology provides the philosophy of the Christian West from the ninth to the early seventeenth century. this can be complete via a chronology, an advent, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries at the philosophers,...

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