Philosophical Movements

Camus and the Challenge of Political Thought: Between by P. Hayden

By P. Hayden

Albert Camus was once a formative artist, author and public determine whose paintings defies traditional labels, and whose legacy is arguable yet mammoth. His detailed contribution to fashionable moral and political idea is still faraway from settled. Camus and the problem of Political inspiration comprehensively but concisely explores how Camus's compelling principles of absurdity and uprising emerged, how his complicated political engagements and positions built, and the way his belief of an ethics of limits and degree keeps an essential, modern resonance in an period of unsettling worldwide politics. Drawing upon the whole diversity of Camus's notebooks, novels, performs and philosophical essays, Hayden exhibits Camus to be an unique political philosopher of human dignity and freedom whose lifestyles and paintings sought to navigate among the dual hazards of idealistic optimism and nihilistic despair.

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Der Materialismus-Streit: Texte von L. Büchner, H. Czolbe, by Kurt Bayertz,Myriam Gerhard,Walter Jaeschke

By Kurt Bayertz,Myriam Gerhard,Walter Jaeschke

Im Materialismusstreit der 1850er Jahre prallen die oft provokativ vorgetragenen Positionen des naturwissenschaftlich-weltanschaulichen Materialismus (vor allem Carl Vogts, Jacob Moleschotts und Ludwig Büchners) auf Positionen (insbesondere diejenige Rudolf Wagners), die die Naturwissenschaften mit den traditionellen religiösen Überzeugungen - etwa von der Unsterblichkeit der Seele, von der Gültigkeit der biblischen Weltchronologie oder von der Abstammung der Menschheit von einem einzigen Elternpaar - bruchlos verbinden zu können glauben. Mit den wissenschaftlichen Überzeugungen verbinden sich zudem politische Optionen. Jenseits aller lautstarken Polemik werden in diesem Streit die Erklärungskompetenzen der faith, der Philosophie und der Naturwissenschaften neu gegeneinander abgegrenzt - wobei der Philosophie (in ihren Vertretern I. H. Fichte und F. A. Lange) eine vermittelnde Rolle zufällt.

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Emerson and Neo-Confucianism: Crossing Paths over the by Y. Takanashi,Lawrence Buell

By Y. Takanashi,Lawrence Buell

A comparative research of Emerson's Transcendental suggestion and Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucianism, this e-book indicates how either thinkers traced the human morality to an identical resource within the eventually ethical nature of the universe and built theories of the interrelation of common legislations and the human mind.

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Scripting the Environment: Oil, Democracy and the Sands of by Geo Takach

By Geo Takach

This quantity explores find out how to interact audiences either past and in the academy extra deeply in environmental examine via arts-based kinds. It builds on a multi-pronged case research of scripts for documentary movie, audio-visual and level codecs, targeting how the identification of a spot is built and contested within the face of environmental matters round fossil-fuel extraction in a globalized, visible society--and particularly at the emerging, foreign public-relations warfare over Alberta’s stewardship of the tar sands. each one script is by way of dialogue of the author’s offerings of starting up concept, learn resources, structure, voices, global of the tale, constitution and visible variety, and different notes at the convergence of synthesis, research and (re)presentation within the script. integrated are full of life research and statement on screenwriting and playwriting conception, the construction and dissemination of the scripts, and reflections to floor a proposed framework for writing eco-themed scripts for display, audio-visual and level formats.

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Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau by Branka Arsić

By Branka Arsić

Branka Arsic indicates that Thoreau constructed a concept of vitalism according to his brother’s dying. via grieving, he got here to determine existence as a generative strength into which every thing dissolves and reemerges. This reinterpretation, in accordance with assets ignored by means of critics, explains a lot of Thoreau’s extra idiosyncratic behavior and obsessions.

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The Pittsburgh School of Philosophy: Sellars, McDowell, by Chauncey Maher

By Chauncey Maher

In this quantity, Maher contextualizes the paintings of a gaggle of up to date analytic philosophers—The Pittsburgh School—whose paintings is characterised via an curiosity within the heritage of philosophy and a dedication to normative functionalism, or the perception that to spot whatever as a manifestation of conceptual capacities is to put it in an area of norms. Wilfrid Sellars claimed that people are detailed simply because they occupy a norm-governed "space of reasons." besides Sellars, Robert Brandom and John McDowell have attempted to determine the consequences of that concept for realizing wisdom, notion, norms, language, and intentional motion. the purpose of this e-book is to introduce their shared perspectives on these themes, whereas additionally charting a number of key disputes among them.

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Phenomenology and the Political by S. West Gurley,Geoff Pfeifer

By S. West Gurley,Geoff Pfeifer

This well timed quantity brings jointly a various staff of specialist authors so one can examine the query of phenomenology’s relation to the political. those authors absorb numerous issues and hobbies in modern political philosophy. a few of them positioned phenomenology in discussion with feminism or philosophies of race, others with Marxism and psychoanalysis, whereas others examine phenomenology’s ancient relation to politics. The booklet indicates the ways that phenomenology is both itself a sort of political philosophy, or an invaluable approach for considering the political. It additionally explores the ways that phenomenology falls brief within the realm of the political. eventually, this assortment serves as a kick off point for a groundbreaking discussion within the box concerning the nature of the connection among phenomenology and the political. it's a must-read for a person who's attracted to phenomenology or modern social and political philosophy.

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Why There Is No Poststructuralism in France: The Making of by Johannes Angermuller

By Johannes Angermuller

French thinkers similar to Lacan and Derrida are usually labelled as representatives of 'poststructuralism' within the Anglophone international. notwithstanding in France, the place their paintings originated, they use no such class; this workforce of theorists – 'the poststructuralists' - have been by no means perceived as a coherent highbrow workforce or flow.

Outlining the institutional contexts, affinities, and rivalries of, between others, Althusser, Barthes, Foucault, Irigaray, and Kristeva, Angermuller – drawing from Bourdieu's thoughts of cultural capital and the tutorial box – insightfully explores post-structuralism as a phenomenon. by means of tracing the evolution of the French highbrow box after the warfare, Why there's no Poststructuralism in France areas French conception either within the particular fabric stipulations of its creation and the social and historic contexts of its reception, accounting for a very inventive second in French highbrow lifestyles which maintains to notify the theoretical imaginary of our time.

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Quine's Naturalism: Language, Theory and the Knowing Subject by Paul A. Gregory

By Paul A. Gregory

W. V. Quine was once an important naturalistic thinker of the 20 th century and a big impetus for the new resurgence of the view that empirical technological know-how is our greatest street to wisdom. His perspectives, besides the fact that, haven't been good understood. Critics cost that Quine's naturalized epistemology is round and that it can't be normative. but, such criticisms stem from a cluster of basic conventional assumptions concerning language, idea, and the realizing topic - the very presuppositions that Quine is at pains to reject. via research of Quine's perspectives concerning language, wisdom, and truth, the writer bargains a brand new interpretation of Quine's naturalism. The naturalism/anti-naturalism debate may be complex basically via acknowledging and critiquing the monstrous theoretical commitments implicit within the conventional view.
Gregory argues that the responses to the circularity and non-normativity objections do exactly that. His research additional unearths that Quine's departure from the culture penetrates the notion of the figuring out topic, and he therefore bargains a brand new and interesting defence of Quine's naturalism.

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The Ethics of Time: A Phenomenology and Hermeneutics of by John Panteleimon Manoussakis

By John Panteleimon Manoussakis

The Ethics of Time utilizes the assets of phenomenology and hermeneutics to discover this under-charted box of philosophical inquiry. Its rigorous analyses of such phenomena as ready, reminiscence, and the physique are performed phenomenologically, because it engages in a hermeneutical examining of such classical texts as Augustine's Confessions and Sophocles's Oedipus Rex, between others.

The Ethics of Time takes heavily phenomenology's declare of a realization either constituting time and being constituted by way of time. This declare has a few very important implications for the "ethical” self or, quite, for the ways that this sort of self trained via time, could come to appreciate anew the issues of imperfection and moral goodness. even supposing a strictly philosophical endeavour, this booklet engages knowledgeably and deftly with topics throughout literature, theology and the humanities and may be of curiosity to students all through those disciplines.

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