Category: Modern Philosophy

Download Interpreting Spinoza: Critical Essays by Charlie Huenemann PDF

By Charlie Huenemann

The philosophy of Spinoza is more and more recognized as keeping a place of the most important significance and impact in early smooth concept, and in earlier years has been the point of interest of a wealthy and transforming into physique of scholarship. during this quantity of essays, best specialists within the box supply penetrating analyses of his perspectives approximately God, necessity, mind's eye, the brain, wisdom, heritage, society, and politics. The essays deal with questions of perennial significance in Spinoza scholarship but additionally represent severe examinations of his worldview. students of recent philosophy will price this quantity as a set of a few of some of the best paintings performed on Spinoza's philosophy.

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Download The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy by Paul Guyer PDF

By Paul Guyer

The philosophy of Immanuel Kant is the watershed of recent proposal, which irrevocably replaced the panorama of the sphere and ready the best way for all of the major philosophical activities of the 19th and 20th centuries. This 2006 quantity, which enhances The Cambridge spouse to Kant, covers each point of Kant's philosophy, with a specific concentrate on his ethical and political philosophy. It additionally offers designated insurance of Kant's historic context and of the large impression and impact that his paintings has had at the next heritage of philosophy. The bibliography additionally bargains wide and arranged insurance of either classical and up to date books on Kant. This quantity hence offers the broadest and inner most creation at present to be had on Kant and his position in glossy philosophy, making obtainable the philosophical company of Kant to these coming to his paintings for the 1st time.

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Download The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth by W. J. Mander PDF

By W. J. Mander

This quantity comprises thirty new essays by means of major specialists on British philosophy within the 19th century, and offers a entire and unrivalled source for complicated scholars and students. in addition to the main celebrated figures, resembling Mill, Spencer, Sidgwick, and Bradley, the instruction manual discusses many different much less recognized names and debates from the interval, similar to Whewell, Shadworth Hodgson, and Martineau.
The instruction manual includes six elements: half I examines good judgment and medical approach from Whately via to the arrival of recent formal good judgment; half II discusses the various century's most renowned metaphysical platforms equivalent to these of the Scottish logic tuition, J. F. Ferrier and F. H. Bradley; half III covers technology and philosophy, paying specific cognizance to positivism and the effect of Darwin's evolutionary thought; half IV explores moral, social, and political inspiration, together with the
lesser recognized topics of feminism and British Socialism; half V matters spiritual philosophy; and half VI examines the alterations which came about within the perform of philosophy itself in the course of the nineteenth-century. Prefaced by way of an introductory article which contextualises and relates some of the issues and
controversies of the century, every one bankruptcy offers an outline of the subject into consideration and surveys of the country of present study, whereas even as supplying new principles and recommendations for destiny interpretation.

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Download Stanley Cavell, Literature, and Film: The Idea of America by Andrew Taylor,Áine Kelly PDF

By Andrew Taylor,Áine Kelly

This is the 1st publication to provide an intensive exam of the connection that Stanley Cavell’s celebrated philosophical paintings has to the ways that the us has been imagined and articulated in its literature. constructing the contours of Cavell’s most vital readings of yankee philosophical and cultural task, the amount explores how his philosophy and the type of interpreting it calls for have an immense relation to broader issues of the yank nationwide imaginary. centred, coherent, and unique essays from a variety of philosophers and critics examine how his investigations of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, for instance, characterize a sustained engagement with the ways that philosophy may well offer us with new methods of pondering and of residing. this is often the 1st designated and entire therapy of "America" as a class of enquiry in Cavell’s writing, enticing with the phrases of Cavell’s quite a few configurations of the country and delivering readings of yankee texts that illustrate the chances that Cavell’s paintings has, in flip, for literary and movie feedback. This research of the function performed through philosophy within the articulation of the yankee self-imaginary highlights the ways that the interpreting of literature, and the perform of philosophy, are conjoined within the moral and political venture of nationwide self-definition.

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Download Die Kulturphilosophie bei Simmel. Analyse des Aufsatzes "Die by Reinhold Wipper PDF

By Reinhold Wipper

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts / Gegenwart, observe: 1,3, FernUniversität Hagen (Kulturwissenschaften), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird der kulturphilosophische Beitrag Georg Simmels für die Kulturphilosophie der Großstadt analysiert und diskutiert. Die Grundlage dieser examine bietet der vor über a hundred Jahren – 1903 – erschienene Aufsatz: „Die Großstadt“. Im Rahmen dieses Aufsatzes geht Simmel auf die Eigenschaften und Funktionen der Großstadt ein und deren Wirkung auf das Individuum. Simmel entwickelt einen großstädtischen Typus eines Menschen, der den Inbegriff der Individualität bedeutet. Resümierend zeichnet sich Simmels Beitrag dadurch aus, dass er weitgehend von der Charakterisierung des urbanen Lebens in vielerlei Hinsicht des modernen und ökonomieorientierten Menschentypus von heute erfasste.

Simmels Essay „Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben“ von 1903 ist die überarbeite model eines Vortrages von ursprünglich 21 Seiten, den Simmel vor der Gehe-Stiftung in Dresden hielt. Die Gedanken des Vortrags wurden später unter anderem von Louis Wirth aufgegriffen, dem Mitbegründer der amerikanischen stadtsoziologischen „Chicago-Schule“. Wirth wies Simmels Aufsatz eine wegweisende Bedeutung zu. An Simmels Überlegungen anknüpfend vertrat Wirth 1925 die Auffassung, in der Großstadt werde eine neue Zivilisation geboren.

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Download Pierre Bourdieu (Key Sociologists) by Richard Jenkins PDF

By Richard Jenkins

This brief severe creation to Pierre Bourdieu's suggestion is a version of readability and perception. the place Bourdieu's personal writings are frequently advanced, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the purpose. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to idea and technique whereas additionally dealing intimately along with his substantial experiences of schooling, social stratification and tradition. His e-book offers the simplest brief English-language creation to Bourdieu's work.
'As Jenkins issues out within the ultimate pages of his ebook, feedback may be the sincerest type of flattery. I relatively relished his serious method of the paintings of Bourdieu and think that he has written a well timed advent which either undergraduates and skilled lecturers will locate stimulating and enjoyable.'- Mike Hepworth, collage of Aberdeen

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Download The Cambridge Companion to Habermas (Cambridge Companions to by Stephen K. White PDF

By Stephen K. White

Jurgen Habermas is definitely one of many greatest philosophers writing this day. His notions of communicative motion and rationality have exerted a profound impression inside philosophy and the social sciences. This quantity examines the historic and highbrow contexts out of which Habermas' paintings emerged, and gives an outline of his major rules, together with these in his most up-to-date e-book. among the themes mentioned are his dating to the Frankfurt institution of severe idea and Marx, his designated contributions to the philosophy of the social sciences, the idea that of 'communicative ethics', and the critique of post-modernism. New readers and non-specialists will locate this the handiest, available advisor to Habermas presently on hand. complicated scholars will discover a conspectus of modern advancements within the interpretation of Habermas.

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Download Reading Nietzsche: An Analysis of "Beyond Good and Evil" by Douglas Burnham PDF

By Douglas Burnham

"Beyond stable and Evil" is a concise and complete assertion of Nietzsche's mature philosophy and is a perfect access element into Nietzsche's paintings as an entire. Pithy, lyrical and densely advanced, "Beyond solid and Evil" calls for that its readers are already conversant in key Nietzschean ideas - resembling the will-to-power, perspectivism or everlasting recurrence - and may be able to jump with Nietzschean agility from subject to subject, throughout metaphysics, psychology, faith, morality and politics. "Reading Nietzsche" explains the main recommendations, the variety of Nietzsche's matters, and highlights Nietzsche's writing options which are the main to figuring out his paintings and tactics of notion. In its shut research of the textual content, "Reading Nietzsche" reassesses this such a lot inventive of philosophers and offers an important contribution to the research of his inspiration. In environment this research inside of a entire survey of Nietzsche's principles, the publication is a advisor either to this key paintings and to Nietzsche's philosophy extra generally.

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Download Der Vorsehungsglaube aus theologischer und philosophischer by Karl-Heinz Mayer PDF

By Karl-Heinz Mayer

Masterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts / Gegenwart, notice: 2,0, Universität Wien (Institut für Philosophie), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Masterarbeit setzt sich mit alternativen Konzepten der Kontingenzbewältigung auseinander: dem christlichen Vorsehungsglauben wird als säkulares Konzept die Beschäftigung mit den Phänomenen des Zufalls und der Wahrscheinlichkeit gegenübergestellt. Der Vorsehungsglaube in seinen verschiedenen Ausprägungen wird aus theologischer und philosophischer Sicht beleuchtet und in seinen Verflechtungen mit Zufall und Wahrscheinlichkeit beschrieben und analysiert. Die Teleologie als Sonderfall der Vorsehung sowie Zufall und Wahrscheinlichkeit werden auch aus naturwissenschaftlicher Sicht untersucht und kommentiert.
Die philosophische Kritik am Vorsehungsglauben wird anhand von Äußerungen namhafter Philosophen entfaltet: Voltaire, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Ludwig Feuerbach, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud und andere kommen mit ihren Einschätzungen zur göttlichen Vorsehung zu Wort. Schließlich werden Konzepte der Lebensbewältigung mit und ohne Vorsehungsglauben aufgezeigt, kommentiert und verglichen.

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