Download Nostalgia for the absolute by Lévi-Strauss, Claude; Steiner, George; Freud, Sigmund; Marx, PDF

By Lévi-Strauss, Claude; Steiner, George; Freud, Sigmund; Marx, Karl

The decline of formal non secular structures has left an ethical and emotional vacancy in Western tradition. George Steiner, across the world popular philosopher and student, pursues this and examines the choice "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, Lévi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of irrationality.

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Download On benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Aubrey Stewart PDF

By Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Aubrey Stewart

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was once a Roman Stoic thinker, dramatist, statesman, and consultant to the emperor Nero, all through the Silver Age of Latin literature. the entire Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a clean and compelling sequence of latest English-language translations of his works in 8 available volumes. Edited by way of world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this enticing assortment restores Seneca—whose works were hugely praised by way of glossy authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful position one of the classical writers most generally studied within the humanities.

On Benefits, written among fifty six and sixty four CE, is a treatise addressed to Seneca’s shut good friend Aebutius Liberalis. The longest of Seneca’s works facing a unmarried subject—how to provide and obtain merits and the way to precise gratitude appropriately—On merits is the one whole paintings on what we now name “gift trade” to outlive from antiquity. advantages have been of significant own value to Seneca, who remarked in a single of his later letters that philosophy teaches, primarily else, to owe and pay off merits well.

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Download Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness by Paul M. Livingston PDF

By Paul M. Livingston

The matter of explaining awareness this present day continues to be an issue concerning the which means of language: the standard language of awareness within which we outline and exhibit our sensations, innovations, desires and thoughts. This e-book argues that the modern challenge arises from a quest that has taken form over the 20th century, and that the research of background presents new assets for figuring out and resolving it. Paul Livingston strains the advance of the attribute practices of analytic philosophy to difficulties in regards to the dating of expertise to linguistic that means, concentrating on the theories of such philosophers as Carnap, Schlick, Neurath, Husserl, Ryle, Putnam, Fodor and Wittgenstein. essentially written and heading off technicalities, this ebook can be eagerly sought out by way of execs and graduate scholars in philosophy and cognitive technological know-how.

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Download The Virtues of Captain America : Modern-Day Lessons on by Mark D. White PDF

By Mark D. White

The 1st examine the philosophy at the back of the Captain the US comics and films, publishing previous to the motion picture unencumber of Captain the United States: The iciness Soldier in April 2014. In The Virtues of Captain America, thinker and long-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the middle rules, compassion, and judgment exhibited by means of the 1940's comedian e-book personality Captain the US stay suitable to the trendy international. easily positioned, "Cap" embodies some of the classical virtues which have been vital to us because the days of the traditional Greeks: honesty, braveness, loyalty, perseverance, and, maybe most significantly, honor. choked with enjoyable examples from greater than 50 years of comedian books, White deals a few severe philosophical discussions of everyone's favourite patriot in a light-hearted and obtainable method. offers severe arguments at the virtues of Captain the US whereas being written in a light-hearted and infrequently funny tone Introduces simple techniques in ethical and political philosophy to the final reader makes use of examples from 50 years of comics that includes Captain the USA, the Avengers, and different wonder superheroes Affirms the price of "old-fashioned" virtues for the trendy international with no indulging in nostalgia for occasions lengthy handed finds the significance of the sound ideas that the USA was once based upon Publishing ahead of Captain the USA: The wintry weather Soldier out in April 2014.

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Download Professional Ethics and Civic Morals by Emile Durkheim, Cornelia Brookfield, Georges Davy PDF

By Emile Durkheim, Cornelia Brookfield, Georges Davy

In expert Ethics and Civic Morals, Emile Durkheim outlines his concept of morality and social rights which might proceed to dominate his paintings in the course of the process his existence. together with his much-neglected concept of the kingdom as an ethical establishment in addition to his critique of anomie and egoistic individualism, this ebook proves to be the most important to an figuring out of Durkheim's sociology. the hot preface by way of Bryan Turner areas Durkheim's paintings in its highbrow and ancient contexts, and illustrates the relevance of his theories to provide day debates at the kingdom, society, and ethical rules.

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Download Philosophy and Technology (Royal Institute of Philosophy by Roger Fellows PDF

By Roger Fellows

This number of essays examines the philosophical and cultural points of know-how. the problems diversity widely--from quantum know-how to difficulties of expertise and tradition in a constructing nation and participants method the problems from quite a few views. the quantity contains case stories, and likewise extra theoretical items that contemplate the basic query of no matter if know-how will be perceived as a strength for liberation or enslavement.

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Download Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, by Nancy E. Snow PDF

By Nancy E. Snow

Notwithstanding advantage ethics is having fun with a resurgence, the subject of advantage cultivation has been mostly missed through philosophers. This quantity treatments this hole, that includes more often than not new essays, commissioned for this assortment, by way of philosophers, theologians, and psychologists on the vanguard of study into advantage. every one contribution specializes in a few point of advantage improvement, both via highlighting advantage cultivation inside of special traditions of moral or non secular idea, or through taking a developmental point of view to yield clean insights into criticisms of advantage ethics, or by means of analyzing the technology that explains advantage improvement. The essays by way of Russell and driving force examine advantage cultivation or difficulties linked to it from Aristotelian and utilitarian views. Slote addresses advantage improvement from the sentimentalist perspective. Swanton and Cureton and Hill discover self-improvement, the previous with a watch to providing recommendations to reviews of advantage ethics, the latter from a Kantian moral vantage element. Slingerland examines modern psychology in addition to advantage improvement within the Confucian culture to counter situationist criticisms of advantage ethics. Flanagan, Bucar, and Herdt study how advantage is cultivated within the Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian traditions, respectively. Narvaez, Thompson, and McAdams provide descriptive insights from psychology into advantage improvement. the result's a set of tremendous inventive essays that not just fills the present hole but in addition gives you to stimulate new paintings on a philosophically missed but important subject

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