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What is written here diffrance marks the strange movement, irreducibly impure unit of a different (detour, delay, delegation, division, inequality, spacing) whose economy exceeds the declared classic logos resources. It is this movement that gives unity to the test here in chains. They question the structuralist literary writing or pattern (in the fields of criticism of the "human sciences" or philosophy), as a reading configurante they call Nietzsche or Freud, Husserl or Heidegger, Artaud, Bataille, Blanchot, Foucault, Jabes, Levinas, they have a place of emphasis: the fulcrum stolen between writing and difference. A weigh on this joint, they are trying to move the two terms.     

Author Name :JACQUES DERRIDA

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Image-mouvement / Image-temps

This first chapter is amazing in itself and in relation to the work of Bergson. Even Bergson, it has a unique situation. This is a very curious text.     

Author Name :Gilles Deleuze

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deleuze-guattari-digest

Deals with Philosophy.     

Author Name :Catherine Clement

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Hsin-hsin Ming (Faith Mind Inscription)

This book provides an intuitive insight into the heart of Zen through a translation of Seng-Ts'an's poem.     

Author Name :Seng-tsan

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FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSIC OF MORALS 1785

Ancient Greek philosophy was divided into three sciences: physics, ethics, and logic. This division is perfectly suitable to the nature of the thing; and the only improvement that can be made in it is to add the principle on which it is based, so that we may both satisfy ourselves of its completeness, and also be able to determine correctly the necessary subdivisions.     

Author Name :Immanuel Kant

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Phaenomenologie des Geistes

Phnomenologie des Geistes is one of G.W.F. Hegel's most important philosophical works. It is translated as The Phenomenology of Spirit or The Phenomenology of Mind due to the dual meaning in the German word Geist.     

Author Name :Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

Wherein the chief causes of error and difficulty in the sciences, with grounds for sceptism, atheism and irreligion, are enquired into.     

Author Name :George Berkeley

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SOPHIST

A fluent and accurate new translation of the dialogue that, all of Plato's works, has seemed to speak most directly to the interests of contemporary analytical philosophers.     

Author Name :Plato

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STATESMAN

A model of accuracy and fluency, Christopher Rowe's translation of Statesman-as modified for publication in Plato, Complete Works (Hackett, 1997)-is now available in a student edition, with a brief introduction, notes, and a select bibliography.     

Author Name :Plato

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SYMPOSIUM

The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385380 BC. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and is the origin of the concept of Platonic love.     

Author Name :Plato

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THE TAO TEH KING,

This book is a book quite deep, magical, poetic, humanist and short, becomes every time you read and you get new things, but before the Tao Te Ching read you, read you the Lieh Tzu.     

Author Name :Lao-Tse

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THE ZEN TEACHINGS OF BODHIDHARMA

Shares the views of a fifth-century Indian Buddhist monk on the path to spiritual enlightment     

Author Name :Red Pine

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The Zen Teachings of Mazu

The founders of Zen said that ones own essence is inherently complete. Just dont linger over good or bad things that is called practice of the Way. To grasp the good and reject the bad, to contemplate emptiness and enter concentration, is all in the province of contrivance and if you go on seeking externals, you get further and further estranged. Just end the mental objectivization of the world. A single thought of the wandering mind is the root of birth and death in the world. Just dont have a single thought and youll get rid of the root of birth and death.     

Author Name :Thomas Cleary

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THEAETETUS

The Theaetetus is one of Plato's dialogues concerning the nature of knowledge. The framing of the dialogue begins when Euclides tells his friend Terpsion that he had written a book many years ago.     

Author Name :Plato

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Thoughts Out Of Season - Part One

Essays from a younger Nietzsche.     

Author Name :Friedrich Nietzsche

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Thus Spake Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885.     

Author Name :FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

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TIMAEUS

Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the titular character, written circa 360 BC. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings.     

Author Name :Plato

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A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE

A Treatise of Human Nature is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume, first published in 17391740.     

Author Name :DAVID HUME

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Wissenschaft der Logik.

Hegel's work The Science of Logic (German: Wissenschaft der Logik) outlined his vision of logic, which is an ontology that incorporates the traditional Aristotelian syllogism as a sub-component rather than a basis. For Hegel, the most important achievement of German Idealism, starting with Kant and culminating in his own philosophy, was the demonstration that reality is shaped through and through by mind and, when properly understood, is mind. Thus ultimately the structures of thought and reality, subject and object, are identical. And since for Hegel the underlying structure of all of reality is ultimately rational, logic is not merely about reasoning or argument but rather is also the rational, structural core of all of reality and every dimension of it. Thus Hegel's Science of Logic includes among other things analyses of being, nothingness, becoming, existence, reality, essence, reflection, concept, and method. As developed, it included the fullest description of his dialectic.     

Author Name :Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

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AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS

An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals is a book by Scottish enlightenment philosopher David Hume. In it, Hume argues that the foundations of morals lie with sentiment, not reason.     

Author Name :David Hume

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THE PRINCIPLES OF PHILOSOPHY

Principles of Philosophy is a book by Ren Descartes. It is basically a synthesis of the Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy It was written in Latin, published in 1644 and dedicated.     

Author Name :RENE DESCARTES

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PROTAGORAS

Protagoras is a dialogue by Plato. The traditional subtitle is "or the Sophists, probative". The main argument is between the elderly Protagoras, a celebrated Sophist, and Socrates.     

Author Name :Plato

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PRAGMATISM

An influential book on the philosophy of pragmatism first published in 1907 and subtitled "A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking."     

Author Name :William James

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PLATO AND PLATONISM (1910)

Plato has seemed to many to have been scarcely less than the creator of philosophy; and it is an immense advance he makes, from the crude or turbid beginnings of scientific enquiry with the Ionians or the Eleatics, to that wide range of perfectly finished philosophical literature.     

Author Name :WALTER HORATIO PATER

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THE METAPHYSICAL ELEMENTS OF ETHICS

Work from the German philosopher, one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and the last major philosopher of the Enlightenment.     

Author Name :Immanuel Kant

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DISCOURSE ON THE METHOD OF RIGHTLY CONDUCTING THE REASON,AND SEEKING TRUTH IN THE SCIENCES.

In the "Discourse," originally published in 1637, Descartes proposed the methods for the discovery of truth which made possible the whole modern philosophical development.     

Author Name :Rene Descartes

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THE REPUBLIC

Plato's Phaedo is deservedly one of the best known works of Greek literature, but also one of the most complex. Set in the prison where Socrates is awaiting execution, it portrays Plato's model philosopher in action, spending his last hours in conversation with two other seasoned members of his circle about the fate of the human soul after death. Professor Rowe attempts to help the reader find a way through the intricate structure both of individual passages and arguments and of the dialogue as a whole, stressing its intelligibility as a unified work of art and giving equal attention to its literary and philosophical aspects.     

Author Name :PLATO

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PHILEBUS

This translation by Dorothea Frede of Plato's dialogue on the nature of pleasure and its relation to thought and knowledge achieves a high standard of readability and fidelity to the Greek text. The volume includes a cogent introduction, notes, and comprehensive bibliography by Frede.     

Author Name :Plato

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PHAEDRUS

The awe with which Plato regarded the character of 'the great' Parmenides has extended to the dialogue which he calls by his name. None of the writings of Plato have been more copiously illustrated, both in ancient and modern times, and in none of them have the interpreters been more at variance with one another. Nor is this surprising. For the Parmenides is more fragmentary and isolated than any other dialogue, and the design of the writer is not expressly stated.     

Author Name :Plato

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PARMENIDES

Of all Platos dialogues, the Parmenides is notoriously the most difficult to interpret. Scholars of all periods have disagreed about its aims and subject matter. The interpretations have ranged from reading the dialogue as an introduction to the whole of Platonic metaphysics to seeing it as a collection of sophisticated tricks, or even as an elaborate joke. This work presents an illuminating new translation of the dialogue together with an extensive introduction and running commentary, giving a unified explanation of the Parmenides and integrating it firmly within the context of Plato's metaphysics and methodology.     

Author Name :Plato

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PHAEDO

Plato's Phaedo is one of the great dialogues of his middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium.     

Author Name :Plato

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A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson

This little book is due to two articles published under the same title in     

Author Name :Edouard le Roy

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LESSER HIPPIAS

This edition is helpful to Chinese Traditional-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. Students who are actively building their vocabularies in Chinese Traditional or English may also find this useful for Advanced Placement (AP) tests. TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. This book is one of a series of Websters paperbacks that allows the reader to obtainmore value from the experience of reading.     

Author Name :Plato

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MENEXENUS

The dialogues which have been translated in the first Appendix, and which appear to have the next claim to genuineness among the Platonic writings, are the Lesser Hippias, the Menexenus or Funeral Oration, the First Alcibiades. Of these, the Lesser Hippias and the Funeral Oration are cited by Aristotle; the first in the Metaphysics, the latter in the Rhetoric. Neither of them are expressly attributed to Plato, but in his citation of both of them he seems to be referring to passages in the extant dialogues.     

Author Name :Plato

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Meditations

Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.     

Author Name :Marcus Aurelius

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THE MEANING OF TRUTH

In this collection of informal, highly readable essays, originally published between 1897 and 1909, Dewey articulates his now classic philosophical concepts of knowledge and truth and the nature of reality. Here Dewey introduces his scientific method and uses critical intelligence to reject the traditional ways of viewing philosophical discourse. Knowledge cannot be divorced from experience; it is gradually acquired through interaction with nature. Philosophy, therefore, has to be regarded as itself a method of knowledge and not as a repository of disembodied, pre-existing absolute truths.     

Author Name :WILLIAM JAMES

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LYSIS

Lysis is a dialogue of Plato which discusses the nature of friendship. It is generally classified as an early dialogue.     

Author Name :PLATO

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An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision

Forming a triangle of British empiricism with Locke and Hume, George Berkeley's direct influence on modern thought cannot be overstated. From the American Founding Fathers, who looked to him as the pioneer of their idealism, to the reality-questioning motives of quantum physics, Berkeley's odd yet profound view of the nature of human awareness, a sense he trusted implicitly, has in turn shaped our perception of the universe at large.     

Author Name :George Berkeley

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MENO

Meno is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. It attempts to determine the definition of virtue, or arete, meaning virtue in general, rather than particular virtues, such as justice or temperance.     

Author Name :Plato

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LACHES

Rosamond Kent Sprague's translations of the Laches and Charmides are highly regarded, and relied on, for their lucidity and philosophical acuity. This edition includes notes by Sprague and an updated bibliography.     

Author Name :PLATO

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LAWS

The Laws is Plato's last and longest dialogue. The conversation depicted in the work's twelve books begins with the question of who is given the credit for establishing a civilization's laws.     

Author Name :Plato

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A Theologico-Political Treatise

Rational examination of the Old Testament to show that freedom of thought and speech is consistent with the religious life. True religion consists in practice of simple piety, independent of philosophical speculation.     

Author Name :Baruch Spinoza

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Kritik der reinen Vernunft von

The study consistently revised edition follows the basic principles of relevant since 1926 in research and teaching output of Raymund Schmidt, which is hereby superseded. It is supplemented by an extensive bibliography as well as a detailed person and subject index.     

Author Name :Immanuel Kant

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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (circa 55-135 AD) was published in 1925. This book includes the Hymn of Cleanthes; translated and arranged by Hastings Crossley.     

Author Name :David P. Steelman

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ERYXIAS

The two dialogues which are translated in the second appendix are not mentioned by Aristotle, or by any early authority, and have no claim to be ascribed to Plato. They are examples of Platonic dialogues to be assigned probably to the second or third generation after Plato, when his writings were well known at Athens and Alexandria. They exhibit considerable originality, and are remarkable for containing several thoughts of the sort which we suppose to be modern rather than ancient, and which therefore have a peculiar interest for us.     

Author Name :Platonic Imitator

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GORGIAS

Gorgias is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC. In this dialogue, Socrates seeks the true definition of rhetoric, attempting to pinpoint the essence of rhetoric and unveil the flaws.     

Author Name :Plato

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EUTHYPHRO

Euthyphro is one of Plato's early dialogues, dated to after 399 BC. Taking place during the weeks leading up to Socrates' trial, the dialogue features Socrates and Euthyphro, a religious expert also.     

Author Name :Plato

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EUTHYDEMUS

This is the best translation available of a lively and challenging dialogue, which sets before the reader profound questions about the use and misuse of reason." -- Myles Burnyeat, University of Cambridge .     

Author Name :Plato

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes of Assos debate the nature of God's existence.     

Author Name :David Hume

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Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is a 1916 book by John Dewey.     

Author Name :John Dewey

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CRITIAS

Plato studied under Socrates and was Aristotle's teacher. Together these three Greeks developed the basis of philosophical thinking for the entire Western world. Plato was also a writer, mathematician, and founder of the Academy in Athens, which was the first university in Europe. Critita was one of his later dialogues, which told the story of the kingdom of Atlantis. Atlantis tried and failed to conquer Athens. Critis was to be part of a trilogy beginning with Timaeus and followed by Hernocrates.     

Author Name :Plato

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CRATYLUS

The problem of the origin of language whether it arose and developed naturall or was a conscious human creation is generally taken to have first been raised by unknown (to us) sophists in the fifth century BCE. It is already the opening question in Plato's Cratylus, without any need of explanation. The Stoics maintained that the very basic sounds of human speech were natural, but the more complex words and concepts were created by 'the ancients', on philosophical grounds, and etymological studies were conducted by them to reveal the 'real meaning' of some of the most important concepts in what we would call cosmology and theology. In developing such etymologies, and in the general meaning they gave them, the Stoics did not differ all that much from what Socrates of the dialogue does in Cratylus; but as usual, they incorporated them, and the approach behind them, into their system.     

Author Name :Plato

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Charmides

DEALS WITH THE DIALOGUES OF PLATO .     

Author Name :Plato

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The Categories

Things are said to be named 'equivocally' when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. Thus, a real man and a figure in a picture can both lay claim to the name 'animal'; yet these are equivocally so named, for, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. For should any one define in what sense each is an animal, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that case only.     

Author Name :Aristotle

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BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886.     

Author Name :Friedrich Nietzsche

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BERGSON AND HIS PHILOSOPHY

In communicating itself the impetus splits up more and more. Life, in proportion to its progress, is scattered in manifestations which undoubtedly owe to their common origin the fact that they are complementary to each other in certain aspects, but which are none the less mutually incompatible and antagonistic. So that the discord between species will go on increasing.     

Author Name :J. ALEXANDER GUNN, M. A

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THE ETHICS

A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the masterpieces of Enlightenment-era philosophy. This Penguin Classics edition is edited and translated from the Latin by Edwin Curley, with an introduction by Stuart Hampshire.     

Author Name :Benedict de Spinoza

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APOLOGY

The Apology of Socrates is one of the earliest existing documents of Greek philosophy - everything earlier was lost and is known only through quoted fragments in later works, like those of Plato himself. Rightly so, the Apology is still, all by itself, an excellent introduction to Western philosophy and traditionally the first complete text read in the formal study of Classical Greek.     

Author Name :Plato

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ALCIBIADES

It seems impossible to separate by any exact line the genuine writings of Plato from the spurious. The only external evidence to them which is of much value is that of Aristotle; for the Alexandrian catalogues of a century later include manifest forgeries. Even the value of the Aristotelian authority is a good deal impaired by the uncertainty concerning the date and authorship of the writings which are ascribed to him. And several of the citations of Aristotle omit the name of Plato.     

Author Name :Plato

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Writing and Difference

Writing and Difference is a book by French philosopher Jacques Derrida, collecting some of the early lectures and essays that established his international fame. It was published in 1967 alongside Of Grammatology and Speech and Phenomena.     

Author Name :Jacques Derrida

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DERRIDA-HUSSERL: TOWARDS A PHENOMENOLOGY OF LANGUAGE

The question of the nature and functioning of language is distinguished by a lack of clear .     

Author Name :Jacques Derrida

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HOSTIPITALITY

This is Derridas possible conception of hospitality, in which our most well-intentioned conceptions of hospitality render the other others as strangers and refugees.Whether one invokes the current international preoccupation with border control, or simply the ubiquitous suburban fence and alarm system, it seems that hospitality always posits some kind of limit upon where the other can trespass, and hence has a tendency to be rather inhospitable. On the other hand, as well as demanding some kind of mastery of house, country or nation, there is a sense in which the notion of hospitality demands a welcoming of whomever, or whatever, may be in need of that hospitality. It follows from this that unconditional hospitality, or we might say impossible hospitality, hence involves a relinquishing of judgement and control in regard to who will receive that hospitality.     

Author Name :jacques derrida

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Glas

Glas is a 1974 book by Jacques Derrida. It combines a reading of Hegel's philosophical works and of Jean Genet's autobiographical writing.     

Author Name :Jacques Derrida

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Writing and Difference

Writing and Difference is a book by French philosopher Jacques Derrida, collecting some of the early lectures and essays that established his international fame. It was published in 1967 alongside Of Grammatology and Speech and Phenomena.     

Author Name :Jacques Derrida

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On the Name

"The name: What does one call thus? What does one understand under the name of name? And what occurs when one gies a name? What does one give then? One does not offer a thing, one delivers nothing, and still something comes to be, which comes down to giving that which one does not have, as Plotinus said of the Good. What happens, above all, when it is necessary to sur-name, renaming there where, precisely, the name comes to be found lacking? What makes the proper name into a sort of sur-name, pseudonym, or cryptonym at once singular and singularly untranslatable?"     

Author Name :Jacques Derrida, David Wood

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The Systems of Indian Philosophy

`The Systems of Indian Philosophy' is published here for the first time. It contains lectures which late V. R. Gandhi delivered before American audience of the common people, while he was on his journey to attend the World Congress of Religions held for the first time in the United States of America in 1893 A.D.     

Author Name :V. R. Gandhi, B.A., M.R.A.S.

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Deconstruction and Criticism

Five essential and challenging essays by leading post-modern theorists on the art and nature of interpretation: Jacques Derrida, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Paul de Man, and J. Hillis Miller.     

Author Name :Jacques Derrida, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Paul de Man, and J. Hillis Miller.

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The Fate of Art

Aesthetic alienation may be described as the paradoxical relationship whereby art and truth have come to be divorced from one another while nonetheless remaining entwined. J.M. Bernstein not only funds the separation of and truth problematic, but also contends that we continue to experience sensuous and particular, thus comlicating and challenging the cultural self-understanding of modernity.     

Author Name :J.M. Bernstein

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A History of Western Philosophy: The Twentieth Century to Quine and Derrida

A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.     

Author Name :W. T. Jones, Robert J. Fogelin

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A History of Indian Philosophy

This is the most comprehensive study of Hinduism and Indian Philosophy. Dr Surendranath Dasgupta has done a monumental service to all those interesed in the academic study of Hinduism and all its various branches.     

Author Name :SURENDRANATH DASGUPTA

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The Archaeology of Knowledge

The Archaeology of Knowledge (French: L'archologie du savoir) is a 1969 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. It is amethodological treatise promoting what Foucault calls "archaeology" or the "archaeological method", an analytical method he implicitly used in his previous works Madness and Civilization. The premise of the book is that systems of thought and knowledge are governed by rules (beyond those of grammar and logic) which operate in the consciousness of individual subjects and define a system of conceptual possibilities that determines the boundaries of thought in a given domain and period.     

Author Name :Michel Foucault

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The Archaeology of Knowledge

The Archaeology of Knowledge (French: L'archologie du savoir) is a 1969 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. It is amethodological treatise promoting what Foucault calls "archaeology" or the "archaeological method", an analytical method he implicitly used in his previous works Madness and Civilization. The premise of the book is that systems of thought and knowledge are governed by rules (beyond those of grammar and logic) which operate in the consciousness of individual subjects and define a system of conceptual possibilities that determines the boundaries of thought in a given domain and period.     

Author Name :Michel Foucault

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (1910), written by Arnold Bennett, is part of a larger work entitled How to Live. In this volume, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing) within the confines of 24 hours a day. In the book, Bennett addressed the large and growing number of white-collar workers that had accumulated since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. In his view, these workers put in eight hours a day, 40 hours a week, at jobs they did not enjoy, and at worst hated. They worked to make a living, but their daily existence consisted of waking up, getting ready for work, working as little as possible during the work day, going home, unwinding, going to sleep, and repeating the process the next day. In short, he didn't believe they were really living.     

Author Name :Arnold Bennett

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On The Improvement Of Understanding

This classic philosophical text seeks to define understanding, through the testing of ideas and perceptions. This collection, translated from Latin by R.H.M. Elwes and published in 1901, brings together Spinoza's best known work, Ethics, in which he postulates that God and Nature constitute one deterministic system, a single divine machine, in which humans are a vital part; his treatise "On the Improvement of the Understanding," in which he discusses the very nature of the mind itself; and a selection of his correspondence that elucidates his reasoning.     

Author Name :Benedict de Spinoza, R. H. M. Elwes

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Democracy and Education

John Dewey (1859-1952) believed that learning was active and schooling unnecessarily long and restrictive. His idea was that children came to school to do things and live in a community which gave them real, guided experiences which fostered their capacity to contribute to society. For example, Dewey believed that students should be involved in real-life tasks and challenges: maths could be learnt via learning proportions in cooking or figuring out how long it would take to get from one place to another by mule history could be learnt by experiencing how people lived, geography, what the climate was like, and how plants and animals grew, were important subjects Dewey had a gift for suggesting activities that captured the center of what his classes were studying.     

Author Name :John Dewey

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THE PHYSIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE

It examines the physical and moral aspects of marriage, its pleasures and despairs, are the subject of this piquant guide for brides and grooms, prospective and veteran. Balzac proposes that marriage and the selection of a wife be treated as a science, and examines topics ranging from moral education to methods for foiling adulterous relationships.     

Author Name :Honor de Balzac

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Analects

Analects of Confucius, is the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius' followers. The Analects has been one of the most widely read and studied books in China for the last 2,000 years, and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today. Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation's leadership. He believed that individuals could begin to cultivate an all-encompassing sense of virtue through ren, and that the most basic step to cultivating ren was devotion to one's parents and older siblings. He taught that one's individual desires do not need to be suppressed, but that people should be educated to reconcile their desires via rituals and forms of propriety, through which people could demonstrate their respect for others and their responsible roles in society.     

Author Name :Confucius

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Ethics vol 1 to 5

Benedict de Spinoza lived a life of blameless simplicity as a lens-grinder in Holland. And yet in his lifetime he was expelled from the Jewish community in Amsterdam as a heretic, and after his death his works were first banned by the Christian authorities as atheistic, then hailed by humanists as the gospel of Pantheism.His Ethics Demonstrated in Geometrical Order shows us the reality behind this enigmatic figure. First published by his friends after his premature death at the age of forty-four, the Ethics uses the methods of Euclid to describe a single entity, properly called both 'God' and 'Nature', of which mind and matter are two manifestations. From this follow, in ways that are strikingly modern, the identity of mind and body, the necessary causation of events and actions, and the illusory nature of free will.     

Author Name :Benedictus de Spinoza

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The Nietzsche Reader

The Nietzsche Reader brings together in one volume substantial selections from the entire body of Nietzsches writings, together with illuminating commentary on Nietzsches life and importance, and introductions to his major works and philosophical ideas.     

Author Name :Keith Ansell Pearson , Duncan Large

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Zorba the Buddha

[An ashram press office representative asks: Osho, what is your message to humanity on this new year's day?] My message is simple. My message is a new man, homo novus. The old concept of man was of either/or; materialist or spiritualist, moral or immoral, sinner or saint. It was based on division, split. It created a schizophrenic humanity. The whole past of humanity has been sick, unhealthy, insane. In three thousand years, five thousand wars have been fought. This is just utterly mad; it is unbelievable. It is stupid, unintelligent, inhuman.     

Author Name :Osho

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885.     

Author Name :Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Gay Science

The Gay Science is a book by Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1882 and followed by a second edition, which was published after the completion of Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil, in 1887.     

Author Name :Friedrich Nietzsche

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Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886.     

Author Name :Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

If there exists on any subject a philosophy (that is, a system of rational knowledge based on concepts), then there must also be for this philosophy a system of pure rational concepts, independent of any condition of intuition, in other words, a metaphysic. It may be asked whether metaphysical elements are required also for every practical philosophy, which is the doctrine of duties, and therefore also for Ethics, in order to be able to present it as a true science.     

Author Name :Immanuel Kant

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Meditations of First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy is a philosophical treatise by Ren Descartes first published in 1641. The French translation was published in 1647 as Mditations Metaphysiques.     

Author Name :Rene Descartes

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DISCOURSE ON THE METHOD

The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by Ren Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences (French title: Discours de la mthode pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la vrit dans les sciences). The Discourse on The Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work.     

Author Name :Rene Descartes

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Foucault

Giles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In Foucault, Deleuze presents one of the most incisive and productive analyses of the work of Michel Foucault. This is a crucial examination of the philosophical foundations and principal themes of Foucault's work, providing a rigorous engagement with Foucault's views on knowledge, punishment, power.     

Author Name :Gilles Deleuze

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The Cambridge Companion to Newton

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 1727) was one of the greatest scientists of all time, a thinker of extraordinary range and creativity who has left enduring legacies in mathematics and the natural sciences. In this volume a team of distinguished contributors examine all the main aspects of Newton s thought, including not only his approach to space, time, mechanics, and universal gravity in his Principia, his research in optics, and his contributions to mathematics, but also his more clandestine investigations into alchemy, theology.     

Author Name :Isaac Newton

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The Woman Who Decided to Die

The Woman Who Decided to Die, novelist and medical ethicist Ronald Munson takes readers to the very edges of medicine, where treatments fail and where people must cope with helplessness, mortality, and doubt. Using personal narratives that place us right next to doctors, patients, and care givers as they make decisions, Munson explores ten riveting case-based stories, told with a writer's eye for illuminating detail. These include a young woman with terminal leukemia more worried about her family than herself, a stepfather asked to donate a liver segment to his stepson, a student who believes she is being controlled by invisible Agents, and a psychiatrist-patient who prizes his autonomy until the end. Raising fundamental questions about human relationships, this is an essential book about the very nature of life and death.     

Author Name :Ronald Munson

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A Book of Myths

Just as a little child holds out its hands to catch the sunbeams, to feel and to grasp what, so its eyes tell it, is actually there, so, down through the ages, men have stretched out their hands in eager endeavour to know their God. And because only through the human was the divine knowable, the old peoples of the earth made gods of their heroes and not unfrequently endowed these gods with as many of the vices as of the virtues of their worshippers. As we read the myths of the East and the West we find ever the same story.     

Author Name :Jean Lang

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The Varieties of Scientific Experience

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God is a book consisting of a series of lectures by astronomer Carl Sagan, which was first published in 2006, which was 10 years after his death. The title is a reference to The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James.     

Author Name :Carl Sagan

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The Demon-Haunted World

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is a book by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, which was first published in 1995. The book is intended to explain the scientific method to laypeople, and to encourage people to learn critical or skeptical thinking. It explains methods to help distinguish between ideas that are considered valid science, and ideas that can be considered pseudoscience. Sagan states that when new ideas are offered for consideration, they should be tested by means of skeptical thinking, and should stand up to rigorous questioning.     

Author Name :Carl Sagan

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HYPATIA OR NEW FOES WITH AN OLD FACE

This remarkable work examines the life and times of Hypatia, child of God and illuminator of mankind. Set in the early 5th century AD, the events and personalities of that important turning point in Western Civilization are presented in great mystical detail. There is a great lesson portrayed in the book and it is about to be repeated in our time.     

Author Name :Charles Kingsley

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EUGENE ARAM A TALE

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed," and "the pen is mightier than the sword."     

Author Name :EDWARD BULWER LYTTON

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100 Strangest Mysteries

100 Strangest Mysteries is an intresting book which contains a lot of amazing mysteries incidents. The writer has explained the unseen events in the light of evidences. He also discussed about the histoey of some historical spots. He talked about them in very clear way. This book contains a great suspanse about mysteries.     

Author Name :Matt Lamy

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When Bad Things Happen to Other People

Although many of us deny it, it is not uncommon to feel pleasure over the suffering of others, particularly when we feel that suffering has been deserved. The German word for this concept-Schadenfreude-has become universal in its expression of this feeling. Drawing on the teachings of history's most prominent philosophers, John Portmann explores the concept of Schadenfreude in this rigorous, comprehensive, and absorbing study.     

Author Name :John Portmann

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THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING

An exceptional work about the use of science as a means to improve the human condition, using the power of reasoning to find the truth. Showing how theories should be based on observations and facts, not reason.     

Author Name :Francis Bacon

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ON FILM Second edition

On Film, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film theory and cultural studies, and in the way philosophy can enrich our understanding of cinema.     

Author Name :Stephen Mulhall

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Arguing about Disability

Disability is a thorny and muddled concept especially in the field of disability studies and social accounts contest with more traditional biologically based approaches in highly politicised debates. Sustained theoretical scrutiny has sometimes been lost among the controversy, and philosophical issues have often been overlooked in favour of the sociological. Arguing about Disability fills that gap by offering analysis and debate concerning the moral nature of institutions, policy and practice and their significance for disabled people and society.     

Author Name :Kristjana Kristiansen, Simo Vehmas and Tom Shakespeare

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Jews and Judaism in Modern China

Jews and Judaism in Modern China explores and compares the dynamics at work in two of the oldest, intact and starkly contrasting civilizations on earth; Jewish and Chinese. The book studies how they interact in modernity and how each civilization views the other, and analyses areas of cooperation between scholars, activists and politicians. Through evaluation of the respective talents, qualities and social assets that are fused and borrowed in the civilizational exchange, we gain an insight into the social processes underpinning two contrasting and long surviving civilizations.     

Author Name :M. Avrum Ehrlich

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War, Torture and Terrorism

This book explores the role of various kinds of rules in the international security order. Four central themes practice, legitimacy, regulation, and responsibility reflect different dimensions of a rule-governed political order. The volume does not provide a new set of rules for governing an increasingly chaotic international sys- tem. Instead, it provides reflections upon the way in which rules can and cannot deal with practices of violence. While many assume that obeying the rules will bring more peaceful outcomes, the chapters in this volume demonstrate that this may occur in some cases, but more often than not the very nature of a rule-governed order will create tensions and stresses that require a constant attention to underlying political dynamics.     

Author Name :Anthony F. Lang, Jr. and Amanda Russell Beattie

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Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity is an anthology of original essays by an international team of leading philosophers and physicists who have come together to reassess the contemporary paradigm of the relativistic concept of time. A great deal has changed since 1905 when Einstein proposed his Special Theory of Relativity, and this book offers a fresh reassessment of Special Relativitys relativistic concept of time in terms of epistemology, metaphysics, and physics.     

Author Name :William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith

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Conceptual Systems

The book provides a unified account of the nature of concepts, with particular emphasis on the development of scientific concepts. Harold I. Brown establishes a database of examples of conceptual change in science, mathe- matics, society, and philosophy, and critically examines the influential theories of concepts in modern philosophy, documenting the way in which different theories of concepts provide different criteria for a successful conceptual analysis.     

Author Name :Harold I. Brown

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THE ETHICS OF CARE AND EMPATHY

Eminent moral philosopher Michael Slote argues that care ethics presents an important challenge to other ethical traditions and that a philosophically developed care ethics should, and can, offer its own comprehensive view of the whole of morality. Taking inspiration from British moral sentimentalism and drawing on recent psychological literature on empathy, he shows that the use of that notion allows care ethics to develop its own sentimentalist account of respect, autonomy, social justice, and deontology.     

Author Name :Michael Slote

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NIHILISM

The book deals with nihilism at three levels. First, it addresses the genealogy and consequences of nihilism, which is followed by an excursus through ?lm analysis. Then it focuses on the social, relating nihilism to capitalism, post-politics and terrorism. Another excursus ?eshes out the theoretical arguments by analyzing Houellebecqs ?ction. Finally, the possibilities of overcoming nihilism are considered by emphasizing the signi?cance of concepts such as event, agonism and antagonism in this context.     

Author Name :Blent Diken

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Understanding Consciousness

Understanding Consciousness, second edition provides a unique survey and evaluation of consciousness studies, along with an original analysis of con- sciousness that combines scienti?c ?ndings, philosophy and common sense. Building on the widely praised ?rst edition of the book, this new edition adds fresh research, and deepens the original analysis in a way that re?ects some of the fundamental changes in the understanding of consciousness that have taken place over the last ten years.     

Author Name :Max Velmans

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The Existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre

Webber argues for a new interpretation of Sartrean existentialism. On this reading, Sartre is arguing that each person's character consists in the projects they choose to pursue and that we are all already aware of this but prefer not to face it.     

Author Name :Jonathan Webber

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The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy

In The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy, prominent analytic philosophers take a fresh look at the roots of analytic philosophy in the thought of influential but often overlooked Austrian philosophers including Brentano, Meinong, Bolzano, Husserl, and Witasek. The contributors to this volume investigate central topics in theoretical philosophy such as intentionality, consciousness, memory, attributes, and truth as well as political philosophy and aesthetics.     

Author Name :Mark Textor

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MEMORY

The New Critical Idiom is a series of introductory books which seeks to extend the lexicon of literary terms, in order to address the radical changes which have taken place in the study of lit- erature during the last decades of the twentieth century. The aim is to provide clear, well-illustrated accounts of the full range of terminology currently in use, and to evolve histories of its changing usage. The current state of the discipline of literary studies is one where there is considerable debate concerning basic questions of terminology.     

Author Name :Anne Whitehead

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Logic An introduction

Greg Restall's Logic provides concise introductions to propositional and first-order predicate logic while showing how formal logic intersects with substantial philosophical issues such as vagueness, conditionals, relevance, propositional attitudes, and opaque contents. The author also examines the ideas behind modal logic, free logic, and other non-standard logics and discusses the nature of logic itself. The book covers both natural deduction and tree methods for proving validity. Each chapter includes excellent suggestions for further reading and both elementary and more advanced exercises, with solutions provided on a website. It is flexibly designed to be useable for half or full-year courses, for courses focusing exclusively on formal logic, or for a variety of approaches that would integrate topics in philosophical logic. Restall examines many of the interesting issues raised by basic logical techniques and will undoubtedly stimulate further study in the discipline. This is a logic book designed principally for philosophers but which will also be of interest to students of computer science, cognitive science, and linguistics.     

Author Name :Greg Restall

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Causation and Laws of Nature

This is the first English translation of Causalite et Lois de La Nature, and is an important contribution to the theory of causation. Max Kistler reconstructs a unified concept of causation that is general enough to adequately deal with both elementary physical processes, and the macroscopic level of phenomena we encounter in everyday life.     

Author Name :Max Kistler

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WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED METAPHYSICS?

Why is there something rather than nothing? Does god exist? Who am I? Metaphysics is concerned with ourselves and reality, and the most fundamental questions regarding existence. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics in Metaphysics in a concise but comprehensive way.     

Author Name :BRIAN GARRETT

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The Phenomenological Mind

This is a book about the mind. What the mind is, and how it works are currently the topics of many complex debates that span a number of disciplines: psychology, brain science, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind disciplines that belong to what is generally referred to as the cognitive sciences. The interdisciplinary nature of these debates is no coincidence. Rather, it is necessitated by the fact that no single discipline can do full justice to the complexity of the issues at hand. In this book, we want to explore a variety of issues that have traditionally been studied byphilosophersof mind. However, we do not intend to take a pure philosophical approachthat is, we do not take a philosophical approach that would ignore the other sciences. We will frequently appeal to the details of scienti?c evidence from studies in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging, developmental and cognitive psychology, and psychopathology. This is, however, a book on the philosophy of mind, and no matter how interdisciplinary it gets, it remains an attempt to address philosophical problems.     

Author Name :Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi

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WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED KNOWLEDGE?

What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology including recent developments such as virtue epistemology and contextualism.     

Author Name :DUNCAN PRITCHARD

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AUGUSTE COMTE

Auguste Comte is widely acknowledged as the founder of the science of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. In this fascinating study, the first major reassessment of Comtes sociology for many years, Mike Gane draws on recent scholarship and presents a new reading of this remarkable figure.     

Author Name :MIKE GANE

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The Analytic Turn Analysis in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology

This collection, with contributions from leading philosophers, places analytic philosophy in a broader context comparing it with the methodology of its most important rival tradition in twentieth-century philosophy--phenomenology, whose development parallels the development of analytic philosophy in many ways. The Analytic Turn will be of great interest to historians of philosophy generally, analytic philosophers, and phenomenologists.     

Author Name :Michael Beaney

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GERMAN IDEALISM

This outstanding collection of specially commissioned chapters examines German idealism from several angles and assesses the renewed interest in the subject from a wide range of fields.     

Author Name :Espen Hammer

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On Translation

Paul Ricoeur was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this short and accessible book, he turns to a topic at the heart of much of his work: What is translation and why is it so important? Reminding us that The Bible, the Koran, the Torah and the works of the great philosophers are often only ever read in translation, Ricoeur reminds us that translation not only spreads knowledge but can change its very meaning. In spite of these risk, he argues that in a climate of ethnic and religious conflict, the art and ethics of translation are invaluable.Drawing on interesting examples such as the translation of early Greek philosophy during the Renaissance, the poetry of Paul Celan and the work of Hannah Arendt, he reflects not only on the challenges of translating one language into another but how one community speaks to another. Throughout, Ricoeur shows how to move through life is to navigate a world that requires translation itself.     

Author Name :PAUL RICOEUR

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THE BRITISH EMPIRICISTS

The Empiricists represent the central tradition in British philosophy as well as some of the most important and influential thinkers in human history. Their ideas paved the way for modern thought from politics to science, ethics to religion. The British Empiricists is a wonderfully clear and concise introduction to the lives, careers and views of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Mill, Russell, and Ayer. Stephen Priest examines each philosopher and their views on a wide range of topics including mind and matter, ethics and emotions, freedom and the physical world, language, truth and logic. The book is usefully arranged so that it can be read by thinker or by topic, or as a history of key philosophical problems .     

Author Name :Stephen Priest

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ROUTLEDGE HISTORY OF WORLD PHILOSOPHIES

The History of Chinese Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Chinese philosophy over the last three thousand years.     

Author Name :Bo Mou

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RUSSELL ON RELIGION

Russell on Religion presents a comprehensive and accessible selection of Bertrand Russell's writing on religion and related topics from the turn of the century to the end of his life. The influence of religion pervades almost all Bertrand Russell's writings from his mathematical treatises to his early fiction. Russell contends with religion as a philosopher, as a historian, as a social critic and as a private individual. The papers in this volume are arranged chronologically for optimum coherence of the development of Russell's thinking .     

Author Name :Louis Greenspan and Stefan Andersson

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QUESTIONING ETHICS

This major discussion takes a look at some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today by some of the world's leading thinkers. Including essays from leading thinkers, such as Jurgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Julia Kristeva and Paul Ricoeur, the book's highlight an interview with Jacques Derrida - presents the most accessible insight into his thinking on ethics and politics for many years. Exploring topics ranging from history, memory, revisionism, and the self and responsibility to democracy, multiculturalism, feminism and the future of politics     

Author Name :Richard Kearney and Mark Dooley

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Philosophy and Computing

Philosophy and Computing explores each of the following areas of technology: the digital revolution; the computer; the Internet and the Web; CD-ROMs and Mulitmedia; databases, textbases, and hypertexts; Artificial Intelligence; the future of computing.     

Author Name :Luciano Floridi

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ONE HUNDRED TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHERS

One Hundred Twentieth-Century Philosophers offers biographical information and critical analysis of the life, work and impact of some of the most significant figures in philosophy this century.     

Author Name :Stuart Campbell Brown, Diane Collinson, Robert Wilkinson

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Philosophy and mystification

Philosophy and Mystification is an extraordinary meta-philosophical work that boldly tackles a series of particular problems in philosophy as a starting point for a reflection on the nature of and point of philosophy itself.     

Author Name :Guy Robinson

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KEY CONCEPTS IN EASTERN PHILOSOPHY

Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy provides an extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. The book includes definitions of philosophical ideas linked to the national traditions of:Persia and India.     

Author Name :Oliver Leaman

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EASTERN PHILOSOPHY: KEY READINGS

This book communicates at first hand the principal features of a remarkable range of Eastern thought - from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism to Islam, Shinto, and Zoroastrianism. Passages from key texts guide the reader through over ninety major terms, from abhidharma to Zen.     

Author Name :Oliver Leaman

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HAYEK ON LIBERTY

The leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism.     

Author Name :John Gray

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Critical Reasoning in Ethics

Critical Reasoning in Ethics is an accessible introduction that will enable students, through practical exercises, to develop their own skills in reasoning about ethical issues such as:analysing and evaluating arguments used in discussions of ethical issues, analysing and evaluating ethical concepts, such as utilitarianism, making decisions on ethical issues, learning how to approach ethical issues in a fair minded way.Ethical issues discussed include the arguments about abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights, the environment and war.     

Author Name :Anne Thomson

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VIRTUE ETHICS AND MORAL EDUCATION

This collection of original essays on virtue ethics and moral education seeks to fill this gap in the recent literature of moral education, combining broader analyses with detailed coverage of: the varieties of virtue and weakness and integrity.     

Author Name :David Carr and Jan Steutel

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Against Politics

Is the state a necessity, a convenience, or neither? It enforces collective choices in which some override the preferences and dispose of the resources of others. Moreover, collective choice serves as its own source of authority and preempts the space it wishes to occupy. The morality and efficacy of the result are perennial questions central to political philosophy.     

Author Name :Anthony de Jasay

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PERSONAL IDENTITY AND SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS

Personal Identity and Self-Consciousness is about persons and personal identity. What are we? And why does personal identity matter? Brian Garrett, using jargon-free language, addresses questions in the metaphysics of personal identity, questions in value theory, and discusses questions about the first person singular. Brian Garrett makes an important contribution to the philosophy of personal identity and mind, and to epistemology.     

Author Name :Brian Garrett

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CLASSICAL INDIVIDUALISM

In Classical Individualism, Tibor R. Machan argues that individualism is far from being dead. Machan identifies, develops and defends what he calls classical individualism - an individualism humanised by classical philosophy, rooted in Aristotle rather than Hobbes.     

Author Name :Tibor R.Machan

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Relativism

'It's all relative'. In a world of increasing cultural diversity, it can seem that everything is indeed relative. But should we concede that there is no such thing as right and wrong, and no objective truth? Can we reconcile relativism and pluralism?     

Author Name :Maria Baghramian

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Philosophy of Art

Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics.     

Author Name :Noel Carroll

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Hume on Knowledge

David Hume was one of the most important British philosophers of the eighteenth century. The first part of his Treatise on Human Nature is a seminal work in philosophy. Hume on Knowledge introduces and assesses: Humes life and the background of the Treatise,the ideas and text in the Treatise, Humes continuing importance to philosophy.     

Author Name :Harold W. Noonan

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THE FUTURE OF PHILOSOPHY

Each of the essays in The Future of Philosophy is written clearly and free of jargon, making for a collection which requires no prior knowledge of philosophy. The collection will intrigue anyone who wants to explore the future development of intellectual themes.     

Author Name :Oliver Leaman

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Causation and Laws of Nature

This is the first English translation of Causalite et Lois de La Nature, and is an important contribution to the theory of causation. Max Kistler reconstructs a unified concept of causation that is general enough to adequately deal with both elementary physical processes, and the macroscopic level of phenomena we encounter in everyday life.     

Author Name :Max Kistler

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ETHICS

Science and Technology Ethics is a much-needed discussion of the scientific developments that have major effects on the way we live. It will be of interest to all students of science and technology and all professionals involved with administrating laws in these fields.     

Author Name :Raymond E. Spier

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Logic: an Introduction

The methods of logic are essential to an understanding of philosophy and are crucial in the study of mathematics, computing, linguistics and many other subjects. Introducing the major concepts and techniques involved in the study of logic, this authoritative book explores both formal and philosophical logic, and the ways in which we can achieve good reasoning.     

Author Name :Greg Restall

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Social reality

This book has something to offer both philosophers and social scientists. To the former it shows how the well-worn topic of realism versus anti-realism (in the broadest sense) assumes new and interestingly varied forms when social reality is substituted for physical reality. For the social scientist, the book offers conceptual clarification of certain key issues in recent social science which are really philosophical issues. Social Reality is written for students of philosophy and the social sciences, and lucidly explainsin terms accessible to both disciplinesthe problem of social facts and social reality.     

Author Name :Finn Collin

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DISPOSITIONS A debate

Dispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. Dispositions: A Debate is an extended dialogue between three distinguished philosophers - D.M. Armstrong, C.B. Martin and U.T. Place - on the many problems associated with dispositions, which reveals their own distinctive accounts of the nature of dispositions. These are then linked to other issues such as the nature of mind, matter, universals, existence, laws of nature and causation.     

Author Name :D.M.Armstrong, C.B.Martin and U.T.Place.Edited and with an Introduction by Tim Crane

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Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry

Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'.His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and challenging introduction to Descartes by one of the most distinguished modern philosophers. Bernard Williams not only analyzes Descartes' project of founding knowledge on certainty, but uncovers the philosophical motives for his search.     

Author Name :Bernard Williams

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Truth, Politics, Morality

Cheryl Misak argues that truth ought to be reinstated to a central position in moral and political philosophy. She argues that the correct account of truth is one found in a certain kind of pragmatism: a true belief is one upon which inquiry could not improve, a belief which would not be defeated by experience and argument. This account is not only an improvement on the views of central figures such as Rawls and Habermas, but it can also make sense of the idea that, despite conflict, pluralism, and the expression of difference, our moral and political beliefs aim at truth and can be subject to criticism.     

Author Name :Cheryl Misak

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THE SCEPTICAL CHALLENGE

Do we really know the things we think we know? Are any of our beliefs reasonable? Scepticism gives a pessimistic reply to these important epistemological questions - we don't know anything; none of our beliefs are reasonable. But can such a seemingly paradoxical claim be more than an intellectual curiousity? And if it is, can it be refuted? Ruth Weintraub answers yes to both these questions.     

Author Name :Ruth Weintraub

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Philosophy of biology: a contemporary introduction

In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg a biologist and a philosopher, respectively join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers alike. Exploring concepts such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the debate about major transitions central to contemporary thinking about macroevolution; the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions and ethical values.     

Author Name :Alexander Rosenberg, Daniel W. MacShea

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The Cultural Studies Reader

The Cultural Studies Reader is the ideal introduction for students. A revised introduction explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies brings together important articles by leading thinkers to provide an essential guide to the development, key issues and future directions of cultural studies.     

Author Name :Simon During

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The Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction introduces all the main themes in the philosophy of science, including the nature of causation, explanation, laws, theory, models, evidence, reductionism, probability, teleology, realism and instrumentalism. This substantially revised and updated second edition of a highly successful, accessible and user-friendly text will be of value to any student getting to grips with the nature, methods and justification of science.     

Author Name :Alex Rosenberg

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Childhood

In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through the enlightenment 'discovery' of childhood to the present, the mythology and reality of child abuse and society's response to it and the 'death' of childhood in cases such as the James Bulger murder in which the child itself becomes the perpetrator of evil. Part of the highly successful Key Ideas series, this book gives students a concise, provocative insight into some of the controlling concepts of our culture.     

Author Name :Chris Jenks

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Ineffability and Philosophy

Presenting a fascinating analysis of the idea of what can't be said, this book ascertains whether the notion of there being a truth, or a state of affairs, or knowledge that can't be expressed linguistically is a coherent notion. The author distinguishes different senses in which it might be said that something can't be said. Ineffability and Philosophy is a significant contribution to this area of research and will be essential reading for philosophers and those researching and studying the philosophy of language.     

Author Name :Andr Kukla

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Tocqueville's Moral and Political Thought: New Liberalism

This book is an interpretation of Alexis de Tocqueville's moral and political thought and sheds new light on his ideas concerning the relationship between liberalism and democracy. This study is highly innovative as it portrays Tocqueville's liberalism as a synthesis between modern thought and Christian apology.     

Author Name :Marinus R. R. Ossewaarde

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Philosophy: Basic Readings

Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics. Philosophy: Basic Readings is the ideal introduction to some of the most accessible and thought-provoking pieces in philosophy, both contemporary and classic.     

Author Name :Nigel Warburton

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Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception

Raimond Gaita's Good and Evil is one of the most important, original and provocative books on the nature of morality to have been published in recent years. It is essential reading for anyone interested in what it means to talk about good and evil. Gaita argues that questions about morality are inseparable from the preciousness of each human being, an issue we can only address if we place the idea of remorse at the centre of moral life.     

Author Name :Raimond Gaita

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The Philosophy of Time: Time before Times

The question of the existence and the properties of time has been subject to debate for thousands of years. This considered and complete study offers a contrastive analysis of phenomenologies of time from the perspective of the problematics of the visibility of time. McClure's new work also stages confrontations between phenomenology of time and analytical philosophy of time. By doing so he explores ancient issues from a fresh perspective, such as whether time passes, whether experimental time is 'real time', and whether the very concept of time is contradictory.     

Author Name :Roger McLure

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On the Human Condition

The potential to clone, augment, and repair human beings is pushing the very concept of the human to its limit. Fantasies and metaphors of a supposedly monstrous and inhuman future increasingly dominate films, art and popular culture. On the Human Condition is an invigorating and fascinating exploration of where the idea of the human stands today. He argues that whilst we need to avoid apocalyptic talk of a post human condition, as embodied in technology such as cloning, we should neither fall back on a conservative humanism nor become technophobic.     

Author Name :Dominique Janicaud

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On the Public

In this fascinating book, Alastair Hannay explores these questions and unpacks a much talked about but little understood phenomenon. He begins by tracing the origins of the public back to ancient Rome, before arguing that the idea of a public sphere is closely linked to the birth of democracy in the eighteenth century. He also reflects on the Enlightenment and the origins of public opinion, as well as considering the role of the media in creating and manipulating the public, and asks whether the very idea of the public might be uprooted and undermined by the Internet and global technology.     

Author Name :Alastair Hannay

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VIRTUAL FUTURES

Virtual Futures brings together diverse fields such as cyberfeminism, materialist philosophy, postmodern fiction, computing culture, and performance art, with essays by Sadie Plant, Stelarc, and Manuel de Landa (to name a few). The collection heralds the death of humanism and the rise of post-human pragmatism. The contested zone of debate throughout these essays is the notion of the post-human, or the possibility of the cyborg as the free human. Viewed by some writers as a threat to human life and humanism itself, the post-human is described by others in the collection as a critical perspective that anticipates the next step in evolution: the integration or synthesis of humans and machines, organic life and technology.     

Author Name :JOAN BROADHURST DIXON & ERIC J.CASSIDY

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On Education

In this compelling and controversial book, Harry Brighouse takes on all these urgent questions and more. He argues that children share four fundamental interests: the ability to make their own judgements about what values to adopt; acquiring the skills that will enable them to become economically self-sufficient as adults; being exposed to a range of activities and experiences that will enable them to flourish in their personal lives; and developing a sense of justice.     

Author Name :Harry Brighouse

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Logic with trees

Logic with trees is a new and original introduction to modern formal logic. Unlike most texts on the subject, it includes discussions of more philosophical issues such as truth, conditionals and modal logic. Preferring explanation and argument to intimidatingly rigorous development, Colin Howson presents the formal material in a clear and informal style that both beginners and those with some knowledge of formal methods will appreciate. Examples and exercises guide readers through the book, and answers to selected exercises at the end allow them to monitor their own progress. Logic with Trees gives students .     

Author Name :Colin Howson

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Philosophy of Language and the Challenge to Scientific Realism

In this book Christopher Norris develops the case for scientific realism by tackling various adversary arguments from a range of anti-realist positions. Through a close critical reading he shows how they fail to make adequate sense on any rational, consistent and scientifically informed survey of the evidence. Along the way he incorporates a number of detailed case-studies from the history and philosophy of science. Norris devotes much of his discussion to some of the most prominent and widely influential source-texts of anti-realism.     

Author Name :Christopher Norris

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Surrealism and architecture

This book represents current insights into surrealism in the thought and practice of modern architecture. In these essays, the role of the subconscious, the techniques of defamiliarization, aesthetic and social forces affecting the objects, interiors, cities and landscapes of the twentieth century are revealed. The book contains a diversity of voices from across modern art and architecture to bring into focus what is often overlooked in the histories of the modernist avant-garde.     

Author Name :Thomas Mical

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What i Believe

What I Believe, first published in 1925, Russell took on organized religion. Along with Why I am not a Christian, this essay must rank as the most articulate example of Russell's famed atheism. It is also one of the most notorious. Used as evidence in a 1940 court case in which Russell was declared unfit to teach college-level philosophy, What I Believe was to become one of his most defining works. The ideas contained within were and are controversial, contentious and - to the religious - downright blasphemous.     

Author Name :Bertrand Russell

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Power: A New Social Analysis

The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart by extremist ideologies and the world was on the brink of war, Russell set out to found a 'new science' to make sense of the traumatic events of the day and explain those that would follow.     

Author Name :Bertrand Russell

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Derrida on Deconstruction

Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the last fifty years. Derrida on Deconstruction introduces and assesses: Derrida's life and the background to his philosophy, the key themes of the critique of metaphysics, language and ethics that characterize his most widely read works and the continuing importance of Derrida's work to philosophy. This is a much-needed introduction for philosophy or humanities students undertaking courses on Derrida.     

Author Name :Barry Stocker

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GETTING WHAT YOU WANT?

Bob Brecher, in this brilliantly articulated book, claims that it is wrong to think that morality is simply rooted in what people want. Brecher explains that in our consumerist society, we make the assumption that getting what people want is our natural goal, and that this natural goal is a necessarily good one. We see that whether it is a matter of pornography or getting marriedif people want it, then thats that. But is this really a good thing? Does it even make sense?     

Author Name :Bob Brecher

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Very LittleAlmost Nothing

Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book.     

Author Name :Simon Critchley

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Real essentialism

Real Essentialism presents a comprehensive defence of neo-Aristotelian essentialism. Real Essentialism reinvigorates the tradition of realist, essentialist metaphysics, defending the reality and knowability of essence, the possibility of objective, immutable definition, and its relevance to contemporary scientific and metaphysical issues such as whether essence transcends physics and chemistry, the essence of life, the nature of biological species, and the nature of the person.     

Author Name :David S Oderberg

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VERIFICATIONISM

Verificationism is the first comprehensive history of a concept that dominated philosophy and scientific methodology between the 1930s and the 1960s. The verificationist principle - the concept that a belief with no connection to experience is spurious - is the most sophisticated version of empiricism. More flexible ideas of verification are now being rehabilitated by a number of philosophers.     

Author Name :C.J.Misak

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Scientific Method

The central theme running throughout this outstanding new survey is the nature of the philosophical debate created by modern science's foundation in experimental and mathematical method. More recently, recognition that reasoning in science is probabilistic generated intense debate about whether and how it should be constrained so as to ensure the practical certainty of the conclusions drawn. These debates brought to light issues of a philosophical nature which form the core of many scientific controversies today. Scientific Method: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction presents these debates through clear and comparative discussion of key figures in the history of science.     

Author Name :Barry Gower

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Karl Marx

This is one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. Wood explains Marx's views from a philosophical standpoint and defends Marx against common misunderstandings and criticisms of his views. All the major philosophical topics in Marx's work are considered: the central concept of alienation; historical materialism and Marx's account of social classes; the nature and social function of morality; philosophical materialism and Marx's atheism; and Marx's use of the Hegelian dialectical method and the Marxian theory of value.     

Author Name :Allen W. Wood

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INTRODUCTION TO PHENOMENOLOGY

This book presents the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively style with an abundance of examples. The book examines such phenomena as perception, pictures, imagination, memory, language, and reference, and shows how human thinking arises from experience. It also studies personal identity as established through time and discusses the nature of philosophy. In addition to providing a new interpretation of the correspondence theory of truth, the author also explains how phenomenology differs from both modern and postmodern forms of thinking.     

Author Name :Dermot Moran

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THEORIES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Theories of Consciousness serves both to introduce a wide array of approaches to consciousness as well as advance debate via a detailed critique of them. Philosophy students, researchers with a particular interest in cognitive science and anyone who has wondered how consciousness fits into a scientific view of the world will find this book an illuminating and fascinating read.     

Author Name :William Seager

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The Mechanical Mind

This edition has been fully revised and updated, and includes a new chapter on consciousness and a new section on modularity. There are also guides for further reading, and a new glossary of terms such as mentalese, connectionism, and the homunculus fallacy.     

Author Name :Tim Crane

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Foundations of Violence, volume 1

The pursuit of death and the love of death has characterized Western culture from Homeric times through centuries of Christianity, taking particular deadly shapes in Western postmodernity. This necrophilia shows itself in destruction and violence, in a focus on other worlds and degradation of this one, and in hatred of the body, sense and sexuality. In her major new book project Death and the Displacement of Beauty, Grace M. Jantzen seeks to disrupt this wish for death, opening a new acceptance of beauty and desire that makes it possible to choose life.     

Author Name :Grace Jantzen

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THE ROMAN PHILOSOPHERS

Mark Morford provides a lively, succinct, and comprehensive survey of the philosophers of the Roman World, from Cato the Censor in 155 BCE to the death of Marcus Aurelius in 180 CE. These men were asking philosophical questions whose answers had practical effects on people's lives in antiquity--and still do today--yet this is an era of philosophy somewhat neglected in recent decades.     

Author Name :Mark Morford

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The political animal

People, as Aristotle said, are political animals. Mainstream political philosophy, however, has largely neglected humankind's animal nature as beings who are naturally equipped, and inclined.     

Author Name :Stephen R.L. Clark

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The Devil in Modern Philosophy

The essays in this volume gather together Gellner's thinking on the connection between philosophy and life and they approach the topic from a number of directions: philosophy of morals, history of ideas, a discussion of individuals including R. G. Collingwood, Noam Chomsky, Piaget and Eysenck and discussions on the setting of philosophy in the general culture of England and America.     

Author Name :Ernest Gellner

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HUMES NATURALISM

Hume's Naturalism provides a clear and concise guide to the debates over whether Hume's empiricism or his 'naturalism' in the tradition of the Scottish 'Common Sense' school of philosophy gained his upper hand. This debate is central to any understanding of Hume's thought. H.O. Mounce presents a beautifully clear guide to Hume's most important works, The Treatise on Human Nature and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.     

Author Name :H.O.Mounce

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Art and Morality

Art and Morality is a collection of groundbreaking new papers on the theme of aesthetics and ethics, and the link between the two subjects. A group of distinguished contributors tackle the important questions that arise when one thinks about the moral dimensions of art and the aesthetic dimension of moral life.     

Author Name :Jos Luis Bermdez and Sebastian Gardner

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Psychological Knowledge

Psychologists and philosophers have assumed that psychological knowledge is knowledge about, and held by, the individual mind. Psychological Knowledge challenges these views. It argues that bodies of psychological knowledge are social institutions like money or the monarchy, and that mental states are social artefacts like coins or crowns.     

Author Name :Martin Kusch

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Objects: Reluctant Witnesses to the Past

An invaluable field textbook, Objects examines detailed case studies to provide a brilliantly clear and comprehensible guide to the different methods and approaches (cultural, forensic, and technical) which can and have been used to study ancient artefacts. From the Bayeux Tapestry to small medieval brass pins, medieval wooden doors to Saxon jewellery, Chris Caples integral text deals with a full range of materials and clearly and simply explains key scientific techniques, technology, anthropological jargon and historical approaches.     

Author Name :Chris Caple

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Contested Bodies

The body occupies a prime position in contemporary theoretical work, yet still there is no consensus on exactly what it is and what constitutes it. Contested Bodies brings together a number of different accounts and perspectives on the body, drawing out some of the key connections and disjunctures from this most contested of topics. This volume features fresh and fascinating contributions from some of the leading thinkers and upcoming theorists in the field.     

Author Name :Ruth Holliday and John Hassard

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Digital currents: art in the electronic age

Digital Currents explores the growing impact of digital technologies on aesthetic experience and examines the major changes taking place in the role of the artist as social communicator. Margot Lovejoy recounts the early histories of electronic media for art making - video, computer, the internet - in this richly illustrated book. She provides a context for the works of major artists in each media, describes their projects, and discusses the issues and theoretical implications of each to create a foundation for understanding this developing field.     

Author Name :Margot Lovejoy

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The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy

The twentieth century was one of the most significant and exciting periods ever witnessed in philosophy, characterized by intellectual change and development on a massive scale. The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is an outstanding authoritative survey and assessment of the century as a whole. Featuring twenty-two chapters written by leading international scholars, this collection is divided into five clear parts and presents a comprehensive picture of the period for the first time:     

Author Name :Dermot Moran

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God and Goodness

God and Goodness presents a fresh approach, arguing that the goodness of the world echoes the goodness of its source. It makes a case for supposing that the world exists because it is good that it should exist.     

Author Name :Mark Wynn

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Cause and Chance

Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World is a collection of specially written papers by world-class metaphysicians. Its focus is the problem facing the 'reductionist' approach to causation: the attempt to cover all types of causation, deterministic and indeterministic, with one basic theory.     

Author Name :Phil Dowe, Paul Noordhof

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FREE WILL

What is the place of human free will in our lives if all our actions are the result of some other cause? Does our processing unconscious beliefs or desires make us less free? Is our free will necessarily restricted if we do not choose our own beliefs?     

Author Name :Ilham Dilman

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The death of God and the meaning of life

What is the meaning of life? In the post-modern, post-religious scientific world, this question is becoming a preoccupation. But it also has a long history: many major figures in philosophy had something to say on the subject, as Julian Young so vividly illustrates in this thought-provoking book. Part One of the book presents an historical overview of philosophers from Plato to Hegel and Marx who have believed in some sort of meaning of life, either in some supposed 'other' world or in the future of this world. Part Two looks at what happened when the traditional structures that provided life with meaning ceased to be believed.     

Author Name :Julian Young

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The Language of Politics

Close analysis of the work of fifty major thinkers in the field of Eastern philosophy make this an excellent introduction to a fascinating area of study. The authors have drawn together thinkers from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions from the earliest times to the present day. The philosophers covered range from founder figures such as Zoroaster and Confucius to modern thinkers such as Fung Youlan and the present Dalai Lama. Introductions to major traditions and a glossary of key philosophical terms make this a comprehensive and accessible reference resource.     

Author Name :Adrian Beard

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FIFTY EASTERN THINKERS

This book is designed to give the interested reader basic information about fifty major thinkers who belong with those several different traditions usually classed together by western culture as oriental or eastern.     

Author Name :Dian Collinson, Kathryn Plant and Robert Wilkinson

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Laws in nature

Mumford outlines a major new theory of natural laws. His book begins with the question of whether there are any genuinely law-like phenomena in nature. The discussion addresses questions currently being debated by metaphysicians such as whether the laws of nature are necessary or contingent and whether a property can be identified independently of its causal role.     

Author Name :Stephen Mumford

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On Anxiety

We frequently hear that we live in an age of anxiety, from 'therapy culture', the Atkins diet and child anti-depressants to gun culture and weapons of mass destruction. While Hollywood regularly cashes in on teenage anxiety through its Scream franchise, pharmaceutical companies churn out new drugs such as Paxil to combat newly diagnosed anxieties. On Anxiety takes a fascinating, psychological plunge behind the scenes of our panic stricken culture and into anxious minds, asking who and what is responsible.     

Author Name :Renata Salecl

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RELATIVISM AND REALITY

Our thoughts about the world are clearly influenced by such things as point of view, temperament, past experience and culture. However, some thinkers go much further and argue that everything that exists depends on us, arguing that 'even reality is relative'. Can we accept such a claim in the face of events such as floods and other natural disasters or events seemingly beyond our control? 'Realists' argue that reality is independent of out thinking. 'Relativists' disagree, arguing that what there is depends on our point of view. Which is right?     

Author Name :Robert Kirk

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Scientific Realism

This book offers a superbly clear analysis of the standard arguments for and against scientific realism. In surveying claims on both sides of the debate, Kukla organizes them in ways that expose unnoticed connections. He identifies broad patterns of error, reconciles seemingly incompatible positions, and discovers unoccupied positions with the potential to influence further debate. Kukla's overall assessment is that neither the realists nor the antirealists may claim a decisive victory.     

Author Name :Stathis Psillos

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Philosophy of John Locke

This collection of new essays on John Locke's philosophy provides the most up-to-date entre into the exciting developments taking place in the study of one of the most important contributors to modern thought. Covering Locke's natural philosophy, his political and moral thought and his philosophy of religion, this book brings together the pioneering work of some of the world's leading Locke scholars.     

Author Name :Peter R. Anstey

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Freud

Jonathan Lear clearly introduces and assesses all of Freud's thought, focusing on those areas of philosophy on which Freud is acknowledged to have had a lasting impact. These include the philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, rationality, the nature of the self and subjectivity, and ethics and religion. He also considers some of the deeper issues and problems Freud engaged with, brilliantly illustrating their philosophical significance: human sexuality, the unconscious, dreams, and the theory of transference.     

Author Name :Jonathan Lear

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Malebranche

Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) is one of the most important philosophers of the seventeenth century after Descartes. A pioneer of rationalism, he was one of the first to champion and to further Cartesian ideas. Andrew Pyle places Malebranche's work in the context of Descartes and other philosophers, and also in its relation to ideas about faith and reason. He examines the entirety of Malebranche's writings, including the famous The Search After Truth, which was admired and criticized by both Leibniz and Locke.     

Author Name :Andrew Pyle

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On the Meaning of Life

The question 'What is the meaning of life?' is one of the most fascinating, oldest and most difficult questions human beings have ever posed themselves. In an increasingly secularized culture, it remains a question to which we are ineluctably and powerfully drawn. Drawing skillfully on a wealth of thinkers, writers and scientists from Augustine, Descartes, Freud and Camus, to Spinoza, Pascal, Darwin, and Wittgenstein, On the Meaning of Life breathes new vitality into one of the very biggest questions.     

Author Name :John Cottingham

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SANTAYANA

This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.     

Author Name :Timothy L.S.Sprigge

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Hume on Causation

Causation is one of the most important and enduring topics in philosophy, going as far back as Aristotle. In this lucid and enthralling account, Helen Beebee covers all the major debates and issues in the philosophy of causation, making it the ideal starting point for those approaching the subject for the first time.     

Author Name :Helen Beebee

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Hegel on history

Hegel's Introduction to the Philosophy of History remains one of the most profound and influential books on the philosophy of history. In clear and cogent terms this book:, examines the ideas and arguments of the Introduction to the Philosophy of History,explains key concepts of Hegel's system, a knowledge of which is essential for fully understanding his philosophy of history, assesses the continuing relevance of Hegel to the contemporary debate about the nature of history.     

Author Name :Joseph McCarney

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The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism

This fully revised third edition of The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism provides the ideal introduction to postmodernist thought. Featuring contributions from a cast of international scholars, the Companion contains 19 detailed essays on major themes and topics along with an A-Z of key terms and concepts. As well as revised essays on philosophy, politics, literature, and more, the first section now contains brand new essays on critical theory, business, gender and the performing arts.     

Author Name :Stuart Sim

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Art History: The Key Concepts

Art History: The Key Concepts is a systematic, reliable and accessible reference guide to the disciplines of art history and visual culture. Containing entries on over 200 terms integral to the historical and theoretical study of art, design and culture in general, it is an indispensable source of knowledge for all students, scholars and teachers. Covering the development, present status and future direction of art history, entries span a wide variety of terms and concepts such as abstract expressionism, epoch, hybridity, semiology and zeitgeist.     

Author Name :Jonathan Harris

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Continental philosophy: a contemporary introduction

Continental Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction is ideal for students coming to the topic for the first time. It introduces the origins and development of the tradition, tracing it from Kant to the present day. Andrew Cutrofello's style is lively and engaging. He also introduces the major as well as the lesser-known thinkers of the continental tradition: from Kant, Mill and Nietzsche and Husserl to Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre Levinas, Bataille and Kristeva.     

Author Name :Andrew Cutrofello

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Critical Reasoning: A Practical Introduction

This book offers students the opportunity to practise reasoning in a clear-headed and critical way, with the aims of developing an awareness of the importance of reasoning well, and of improving the reader's skill in analysing and evaluating arguments. In this second edition of the highly successful Critical Reasoning: A Practical Introduction , Ann Thomson has updated and revised the book to include new and topical examples which will guide students through the processes of critical reasoning in a clear and engaging way.     

Author Name :Anne Thomson

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The Nature of God

This book will interest senior undergraduates with some grounding in philosophy as well as those working in the philosophy of religion. Hughes non- technical approach will encourage and enable the reader to understand the arguments about the nature of God from both a classical and a contemporary perspective.     

Author Name :Gerard J.Hughes

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State Punishment

Nicola Lacey presents a new approach to the question of the moral justification of punishment by the State. She focuses on the theory of punishments in context of other political questions, such as the nature of political obligation and the function and scope of criminal law. Arguing that no convincing set of justifying reasons has so far been produced, she puts forward a theory of punishments which places the values of the community at its centre.     

Author Name :Nicola Lacey

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Beyond Positivism

The book provides the first comprehensive treatment of twentieth century philosophy of science which emphasizes the issues relevant to economics. It proceeds to demonstrate this relevance by reviewing some of the key debates in the area. Having concluded that positivism has to be rejected, the author examines possible alternative bases for economic methodology. Arguing that there is no single best method, he advocates methodological pluralism.     

Author Name :Bruce J.Caldwell

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Contemporary Materialism

Contemporary Materialismpresents an important collection of recent work on materialism in connection with metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and theories of value. This anthology charts the contemporary problems, positions and themes on the topic of materialism. It illuminates materialism's complex intersection with related subjects such as cognition and psychology. By gathering a wide-range of philosophical interventions around the subject of materialism, this anthology provides a valuable discussion of how materialism can effectively serve the purposes of philosophical assessment.     

Author Name :Paul K.Moser and J.D.Trout

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Political Investigations: Hegel, Marx and Arendt

In this highly innovative book Robert Fine compares three great studies of modern political life: Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right, Marx's Capital and Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism, and argues that they are all profoundly radical texts, which jointly contribute to our understanding of the modern world. Fine maintains that these works are far more revealing when read together than in opposition, and draws a direct parallel between Hegels critique of social forms of right and Marxs critique of social forms of value. Fine shows how fruitfully their work can and should be combined.     

Author Name :Robert Fine

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Philosophy Goes to the Movies

Philosophy Goes to the Movies is a new kind of introduction to philosophy that makes use of film to help us understand philosophical ideas and positions. Drawing on arthouse movies like Cinema Paradiso and Hollywood blockbusters such as The Matrix, Christopher Falzon introduces and discusses central areas of philosophical concern, including:the theory of knowledge, the self and personal identity, ethics, social and political philosophy, science and technology and critical thinking.     

Author Name :Christopher Falzon

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CULTURE/METACULTURE

Culture/Metaculture is a stimulating introduction to the meanings of 'culture' in contemporary Western society. This essential survey examines: culture as an antidote to 'mass' modernity, in the work of Thomas Mann, Julien Benda, Jos Ortega y Gasset, Karl Mannheim and F. R. Leavis, changing views of the term in the work of Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, T. S. Eliot and Richard Hoggart.     

Author Name :Francis Mulhern

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Aesthetic Order

Aesthetic Order challenges contemporary theories of aesthetics, offering the idea of beauty as quantitative yet different from the traditional discursive order. It will be of importance to all interested in aesthetic theory.     

Author Name :Ruth Lorand

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Matters of Mind

Matters of Mind is an exciting and challenging book that covers topical areas in the mind-body problem. Scott Sturgeon argues that most positions are overdrawn, that hardline views about materialism and dualism are unfounded. He offers a chapter-by-chapter analysis of various debates surrounding the mind-body problem, including visual experience, consciousness, content and norms, reliabilism and the problem of Zombies and Ghosts. Matters of Mind will offer its readers a clear and careful exploration of the mind-body problem. It will prove an invaluable source to those interested both in epistemology and the metaphysics of mind.     

Author Name :Scott Sturgeon

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LOCKE-Epistemology and Ontology

John Locke's complex masterpiece, An Essay of Human Understanding, was a sustained attack on the dogmatism of the day and the last great work of philosophical realism before the onset of idealism. One of the most influential books in the history of thought, it is the most renowned work of the great English philosopher. Originally published in two volumes, this one-volume edition of Lockeexamines the historical meaning and philosophical significance of this work through careful explanations of the context of debate to which it was a decisive contribution.     

Author Name :Michael Ayers

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WITTGENSTEIN AND QUINE

This unique study brings together for the first time two of the most important philosophers of this century. Never before have these two thinkers been compared - and commentators' opinions on their relationship differ greatly. Are the views of Wittgenstein and Quine on method and the nature of philosophy comparable or radically opposed? Does Wittgenstein's concept of language engender that of Quine, or threaten its philosophical foundations?     

Author Name :Robert L.Arrington and Hans-Johann Glock

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Cultural theory

Providing clear and succinct introductions to a wide range of subjects, from feminism to postmodernism, Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts continues to be an essential resource for students of literature, sociology, philosophy and media and anyone wrestling with contemporary cultural theory. Now in its second edition, Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of over 350 of the key terms central to cultural theory today.     

Author Name :Andrew Edgar and Peter Sedgwick

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Utilitarianism

This is the first general overview in many years of the history and the present condition of utilitarian ethics. Unlike other introductions to the subject, which narrowly focus on the Enlightenment and Victorian eras, Utilitarianism takes a wider view. Geoffrey Scarre introduces the major utilitarian philosophers from the Chinese sage Mo Tzu in the fifth century BC through to Richard Hare in the twentieth. But Scarre not only surveys the history of the doctrine of utility; in later chapters he also enters the current debates on the viability of the theory.     

Author Name :Geoffrey Scarre

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On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness

In On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness, Jacques Derrida confronts two pressing problems: the explosive tensions between refugee and asylum rights and the ethic of hospitality; and the dilemma of reconciliation and amnesty where the bloody traumas of history demand forgiveness. Throughout the book, Derrida makes use of compelling examples to argue that true forgiveness consists in forgiving the unforgivable.     

Author Name :Jacques Derrida

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NIETZSCHE

Few philosophers have been as widely misunderstood as Nietzsche. His detractors and followers alike have often fundamentally misinterpreted him, distorting his views and intentions and criticizing or celebrating him for reasons removed from the views he actually held. Now Nietzsche assesses his place in European thought, concentrating upon his writings in the last decade of his productive life.     

Author Name :Richard Schacht

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ANCIENT CONCEPTS OF PHILOSOPHY

Throughout this book, the work of the ancients is set in the context of the most recent thinking about the nature and value of philosophy. It shows that there is much to be learnt from the ancient philosophers' views of the life of a philosopher.     

Author Name :William Jordan

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Moral Measures: An Introduction to Ethics West and East

Moral Measures: An Introduction to Ethics West and East is a clear, introductory, yet critical study of Western and Eastern ethics that carefully introduces the difficult issues surrounding cross-cultural ethics and moral thought. By examining Western and Eastern moral traditions, Jim Tiles explores the basis for determining ethical measures of conduct across different cultures. This muchneeded book discusses three kinds of moral measures: measures of right, of virtue and of the good.     

Author Name :James Tiles

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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Hobbes and Leviathan

Hobbes is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought and his book Leviathan is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of political philosophy. In this GuideBook Glen Newey offers a balanced guide to this key text that explores both its historical and philosophical aspects. The author introduces: the relevance of Hobbes' ideas to modern political thought, the major interpretations of Leviathan, Hobbes' life and the background of Leviathan. The Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan is the ideal introduction for students who wish to understand more about this important philosopher and this classic work of philosophy.     

Author Name :Glen Newey

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Explaining Explanation

David-Hillel Ruben offers a discussion of some of the main historical attempts to explain the concept of explanation, examining the works of Plato, Aristotle, John Stuart Mill, and Carl Hempel. Building on and developing the insights of these historical figures, he introduces an elaboration and defense of his own solution. In this volume, Ruben relates the concept of explanation to both epistemological and metaphysical issues. Not content to confine the concept to the realm of philosophy of science, he examines it within a far more broadly conceived theory of knowledge. He concludes with his own original and challenging explanation of explanation. Explaining Explanation will be read with interest by students of general philosophy as well as those specializing in the philosophy of science and scholars with a more advanced level of interest.     

Author Name :David-Hillel Ruben

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Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science

Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Scienceis a fascinating study of the bounds between science, knowledge and language. Azzouni defends the position of "semantic naturalism": the idea that the workings of language, including reference, are compatible with our current picture of the laws and methods of science. Now available in paperback, Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Scienceis an illuminating journey from the very foundations of philosophy of science through to contemporary issues in philosophy of language.     

Author Name :Jody Azzouni

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PHILOSOPHICAL DARWINISM

Philosophers have not taken the evolution of human beings seriously enough. If they did, argues Peter Munz, many long standing philosophical problems would be resolved. One of philosophical concequences of biology is that all the knowledge produced in evolution is a priori , i.e., established hypothetically by chance mutation and selective retention, not by observation and intelligent induction. For organisms as embodied theories, selection is natural and for theories as disembodied organisms, it is artificial. Following Popper, the growth of knowledge is seen to be continuous from the amoeba to Einstein'. Philosophical Darwinism throws a whole new light on many contemporary debates. It has damaging implications for cognitive science and artificial intelligence, and questions attempts from within biology to reduce mental events to neural processes. More importantly, it provides a rational postmodern alternative to what the author argues are the unreasonable postmodern fashions of Kuhn, Lyotard and Rorty.     

Author Name :Peter Munz

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Stream of Consciousness: Unity And Continuity in Conscious Experience

Stream of Consciousness is devoted to these questions by presenting a systematic, phenomenological inquiry into the most general features of conscious life: the nature of awareness, introspection, phenomenal space and time-consciousness. Barry Dainton shows us that a stream of consciousness is not a mosiac of discrete fragments of experience, but rather an interconnected flowing whole. This compelling discussion about the structure of consciousness will interest anyone concerned with current debates on consciousness in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience.     

Author Name :Barry Dainton

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In the name of phenomenology

The attempt to pursue philosophy in the name of phenomenology is one of the most significant and important developments in twentieth century thought. In this bold and innovative book, Simon Glendinning introduces some of its major figures, and demonstrates that its ongoing strength and coherence is to be explained less by what Maurice Merleau-Ponty called the 'unity' of its 'manner of thinking' and more by what he called its 'unfinished nature'.     

Author Name :Simon Glendinning

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ROMANTICISM

Aidan Day considers the history and usage of the term Romanticism, and the changing views and debates which surround it. He traces its history through nineteenth and twentieth-century readings, incorporating contemporary debates such as feminism, post-structuralism and new historicism. Day places the traditional canon in the wider context of their contemporary political and philosophical thinkers. A range of writers, both canonical and non-canonical, are included in his survey.     

Author Name :Aidan Day

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Understanding Philosophy of Science

In this exceptionally clear and engaging introduction to philosophy of science, James Ladyman explores the philosophical questions that arise when we reflect on the nature of the scientific method and the knowledge it produces. He discusses whether fundamental philosophical questions about knowledge and reality might be answered by science, and considers in detail the debate between realists and antirealists about the extent of scientific knowledge.     

Author Name :James Ladyman

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Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill

This book presents a new interpretation of the principle of utility in moral and political theory based on the writings of the classical utilitarians from Hume to J.S. Mill. Discussion of utility in writers such as Adam Smith, William Paley and Jeremy Bentham is included.     

Author Name :Frederick Rosen

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Descartes Natural Philosophy

The most comprehensive collection of essays on Descartes' scientific writings ever published, this volume offers a detailed reassessment of Descartes' scientific work and its bearing on his philosophy. The 35 essays, written by some of the world's leading scholars, cover topics as diverse as optics, cosmology and medicine, and will be of vital interest to all historians of philosophy or science.     

Author Name :Stephen Gaukroger,John Schuster and John Sutton London

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Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction

This accessible and user-friendly text will prove invaluable to any student coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of fundamental social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear, accessible discussions of the philosophical issues central to political thought. Topics covered include: the foundations of political authority, the nature and grounds of economic justice, the limits of tolerance, considerations of community, race, gender, and culture in questions of justice, and radical critiques of current political theories.     

Author Name :John Christman

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CULTURE

Culture has become a fashionable concept. This book argues that the history, various usages and different meanings of the concept derive from philosophy, critical aesthetics, literary criticism, anthropology and sociology. The book stresses that culture is a concept to be viewed within traditions, not as a modern invention. The book looks at the concept in the context of both idealism and materialism,examinesits relation to thenotion of social structureandassesses its once-assumed monopoly within literary study. Concepts of cultural polarization (high vs. low) and cultural reproduction are addressed, as is culture in relation to postmodernism. The book provides the grounds for understanding modern work rather than acompetitivereview ofthe new in culturalstudies,althoughthe text provides readers with a clear and compelling assessment of the strengths and weaknessesofthe cultural studies approach.     

Author Name :CHRIS JENKS

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Naturalization of the Soul

Naturalization of the Soul charts the development of the concepts of soul and self in Western thought, from Plato to the present. It fills an important gap in intellectual history by being the first book to emphasize the enormous intellectual transformation in the eighteenth century, when the religious 'soul' was replaced first by a philosophical 'self' and then by a scientific 'mind'. The authors show that many supposedly contemporary theories of the self were actually discussed in the eighteenth century, and recognize the status of William Hazlitt as one of the most important Personal Identity theorists of the British Enlightenment, for his direct relevance to contemporary thinking.     

Author Name :John Barresi, Raymond Martin

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DESCARTES

This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.     

Author Name :Margaret Dauler Wilson

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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume I From the Beginning to Plato

This first volume in the series traces the development of philosophy over two-and-a-half centuries, from Thales at the beginning of the sixth century BC to the death of Plato in 347 BC.     

Author Name :C.C.W.Taylor

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Philosophy of Economics

The first work to seriously and successfully bridge twentieth century economics and philosophy. Subroto Roy draws these two disciplines together and examines the intellectual roots of economics.     

Author Name :Subroto Roy

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Jean-Paul Sartre: Basic Writings

Basic Writings is the first collection of Sartre's key philosophical writings and provides an indispensable resource for all students and readers of his work. Stephen Priest's clear and helpful introductions set each reading in context, making the volume an ideal companion to those coming to Sartre's writings for the first time. His work has exerted enormous influence in philosophy, literature, politics and cultural studies.     

Author Name :Jean-Paul Sartre

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Moral Realities

The first part of this essay is, predominantly, the outcome of my attempts to become a little clearer upon that concept. The first chapter leans upon one of the rare cases in which a great philosopher has given an explicit statement of his conception of desire; the chapter does that so as to eliminate certain widespread, almost natural, misunderstandings of the nature of desire. The second, more constructive, chapter is a consequent attempt to present some more plausible view of what desire is and of its place within human mental and active life; that attempt is made within a perspective determined by some most important distinctions between kinds of desires. Then finally, in the third chapter, the results of that more constructive discussion are deployed for the purposes of presenting what might, in somewhat archaic and grandiose terms, be called A General Theory of Valuea general and systematic descriptive metaphysics of value.     

Author Name :Mark de Bretton Platts

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The Rationality of Science

A clear, original and systematic introduction to philosophy of science which examines the theories of Popper, Lakatos, Kuhn and Feyerabend before proposing a new, temperate rationalist perspective.     

Author Name :W. Newton-Smith

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Knowledge of the External World

Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He casts doubt on the generally accepted reasons for putting the problem aside and proposes an entirely new approach. By considering the history of the problem from Descartes to Kant, Aune shows that analogous arguments create difficulties for the contemporary philosophical consensus. He makes it clear that the problem remains acute, particualarly for our understanding of scientific evidence. The solution he proposes draws upon contemporary philosophy of science and probability theory.     

Author Name :Bruce Aune

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Logic

A complete introduction to logic for first-year university students with no background in logic, philosophy or mathematics. In easily understood steps it shows the mechanics of the formal analysis of arguments.     

Author Name :W.H.Newton-Smith Balliol College.

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Acts of Rebellion: the Ward Churchill reader

Churchill, one of the most respected writers on Native American issues, lends a strong and radical voice to the American Indian cause. Acts of Rebellion shows how the most basic civil rights' laws put into place to aid all Americans failed miserably, and continue to fail, when put into practice for our indigenous brothers and sisters. Seeking to convey what has been done to Native North America, Churchill skillfully dissects Native Americans' struggles for property and freedom, their resistance and repression, cultural issues, and radical Indian ideologies.     

Author Name :Ward Churchill

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THE IMMATERIAL SELF

Dualism is a doctrine engaged on two fronts. It affirms a thesis about the mind, in opposition to various forms of materialism and mental reductionism, and a thesis about the physical world, in opposition to various forms of mentalism and idealism. The ImmaterialSelfis a defense of the Cartesian account in which the immaterial contents of the mind are assigned to an immaterial mental subject.     

Author Name :John Foster

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Aesthetic Experience

In this volume, a team of internationally respected contributors theorize the concept of aesthetic experience and its value. Exposing and expanding our restricted cultural and intellectual presuppositions of what constitutes aesthetic experience, the book aims to re-explore and affirm the place of aesthetic experience--in its evaluative, phenomenological and transformational sense--not only in relation to art and artists but to our inner and spiritual lives.     

Author Name :Richard Shusterman and Adele Tomlin

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PROOF, LOGIC AND FORMALIZATION

A collection of essays from distinguished contributors looking at why it is that mathematical proof is given precedence over other forms of mathematical justification.     

Author Name :Michael Detlefsen

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British Philosophy and the Age of Enlightenment

This fifth volume covers many of the most important philosophers and movements of the nineteenth century, including utilitarianism, positivism and pragmatism.     

Author Name :Stuart Brown

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The Beginning of the Beginning

Enchanted by the song of a bird singing happily on the branch of a tree, a king had it caught and kept in a cage. Even singing is wrong in the presence of wrong people. The poor bird could not have imagined that his song would get him behind bars! The bird that flew in abandon in the free skies and flitted from one branch to another as he wished, now found himself in a golden cage, inlaid with precious stones to one who has tasted the freedom of the skies? A cage is a cage, whether of gold or iron.     

Author Name :Osho

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The 99 Names of Nothingness

Khabira. It is a sufi name, a name of God. Literally it means: one who sees all, the cognizant one, the seer of all. And that is hidden in everybody -- the witness. What we see may be true, may not be true, but the seer is always true. The seen may be, may not be. In the night you see a dream, in the morning you find it was not true, but the one who saw the dream is still true. In the morning, in the night, all the time he is true. You see a rope and you think, in the darkness of the evening, that it is a snake. But when you come close you know that it is false, it is not so. But the seer was not false. Even in seeing something hallucinatory, the seer remains true; the seer is never false.     

Author Name :Osho

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That Art Thou

Discourses on the Sarvasar Upanishad, the Kaivalya Upanishad and the Adhyatma Upanishad during the first meditation camps in which Osho spoke English. Each of these 51 short chapters covers a different theme, based on the sutra being discussed, and translates this ancient wisdom into the language of today. Osho's talks around these Upanishads are a blueprint for anyone interested in meditation. The book includes photographs, never released before, of Osho and the meditation camps, and the complete text of his instructions as he leads Dynamic Meditation, one of the most important techniques he created for the seeker today. These discourses were given during the first meditation camps in which Osho spoke in English.     

Author Name :Osho

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Tao: The Three Treasures

Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru, and spiritual teacher who garnered an international following.     

Author Name :Osho

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Tao: The Golden Gate vol

Osho refers to these ancient discourses as the most profound insights into naturenot tenets of a doctrine or philosophical treatises but existential insights. Of their originator, the famous 6th-century scholar Ko Hsuan, nothing is known except that he is an enlightened master of the caliber of Lao Tzu. Osho explains why Tao is called "the golden gate"it is to indicate that God is not a person but an entrance, an opening that happens internally when the seeker is ready. Osho also answers questions related to discipline versus repression, fidelity in marriage, happiness and marriage, death, the pain of growth, creativity and religion and, amongst others, why God created Indians!     

Author Name :Osho

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Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Nothing much is known about the Indian master Tilopa, yet his mystical insight into Tantra in the form of a song passed on to his disciple Naropa, has lived on through the ages. In this series of discourses Osho speaks on Tilopa's verses, which contain many significant meditation techniques suitable for the modern-day seeker: "Mahamudra...is a total orgasm with the whole, with the universe. It is a melting into the source of being.... This is a song of Mahamudra. And who will sing it? Tilopa is no more. The orgasmic feeling itself is vibrating and singing.... I am also here to sing a song, but it can be given to you only when you are ready."     

Author Name :Osho

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Take It Easy vol 1 & 2

Of the verses of the fourteenth Zen master, Ikkyu, Osho says that the point is not that they are great poetry but a device to stir the heart, to touch the being, because Ikkyu is a mystic. A strange fellow indeed, one hot day Ikkyu took a wooden Buddha from the temple and tied him to a pole saying, "Now you too cool yourself." And another day he burned a Buddha to keep himself warm in the night saying, "Look at methe buddha inside is shivering." In these discourses Osho covers a vast arena from the state of no-mind before birth, to man's obsession with greed; from the difference between mind and consciousness, to the ultimate failure of love-affairs; from "scientific mysticism," to the psychology of politicians and the importance of dreams."     

Author Name :Osho

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Sun of Consciousness

My Beloved Ones, Last year, in a world conference of biologists, the president of the British Biological Association, Badkun(?), gave a statement. I want to begin today's talk with that statement. He said a very significant thing in that statement. He said that the evolution of human life is not the addition of anything new to it, but the falling down of some old hindrances. In the evolution of man, nothing gets added, only what is hidden in man becomes manifest.     

Author Name :Osho

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Sufis : The People of the Path vol 1 & 2

Jokes...paradox...parables...wisdom....absurdity...all to shake the reader out of his intellect and into the innocence of the mystic. Osho distills the essence of Sufism for the contemporary man, not to inform the reader about the state of mysticism but to create the situation in which we discover the mystic within ourselves.     

Author Name :Osho

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Socrates Poisoned Again After 25 Centuries

As the bishop of Crete's Greek Orthodox Church urges the local citizenry to forcibly drive him out of the villa where he is staying, Osho revives the spirit of Zorba in a series of lively talks to his disciples and to visiting journalists. Eventually Osho, like Socrates, was accused of "corrupting the youth"and his heavy-handed deportation is documented in an eight-page color section at the end of this volume. But in the meantime the "corruption" had been recorded in print. A banquet of timely topics, from politics and religion to teenagers and sex, it sparkles like the Mediterranean setting in which it happened.     

Author Name :Osho

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Snap Your Fingers, Slap Your Face and Wake Up!

Satyo Dorothee. Satyo means truth; Dorothee means a gift of God. Truth is never an achievement; one cannot seek and search it. Seeking is a sure way of not finding it. Search and you will miss, because the very idea of searching, seeking, is rooted in desire, and desire is the barrier.     

Author Name :Osho

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Desert Islands

"One day, perhaps, this century will be Deleuzian," Michel Foucault once wrote. This book anthologizes 40 texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, who died in 1995. The early texts, from 1953-1966 (on Rousseau, Kafka, Jarry, etc.), belong to literary criticism and announce Deleuze's last book, Critique and Clinic (1993). But philosophy clearly predominates in the rest of the book, with sharp appraisals of the thinkers he always felt indebted to: Spinoza, Bergson. More surprising is his acknowledgement of Jean-Paul Sartre as his master. "The new themes, a certain new style, a new aggressive and polemical way of raising questions," he wrote, "come from Sartre." But the figure of Nietzsche remains by far the most seminal, and the presence throughout of his friends and close collaborators, Felix Guattari and Michel Foucault. The book stops shortly after the publication of Anti-Oedipus, and presents a kind of genealogy of Deleuze's thought as well as his attempt to leave philosophy and connect it to the outsidebut, he cautions, as a philosopher.     

Author Name :Gilles Deleuze

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Silent Period

There is not God, hence the question does not arise. "Bhagwan" does not mean God, it simply means "The Blessed One." The very idea of God is non-democratic. Either everything is God or nothing is God.     

Author Name :Osho

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The Birth of the Clinic

The Birth of the Clinic is a 1963 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. First published in French in 1963, the work was published in English translation in 1973. Developing the themes explored in his previous work, Madness and Civilization, Foucault traces the development of the medical profession, and specifically the institution of the clinique. Its central points are the concept of the medical regard ("medical gaze") and the sudden re-organisation of knowledge at the end of the 18th century, which would be expanded in his next major work, The Order of Things.     

Author Name :Michel Foucault

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Sermons in Stones

Osho explores the theme of the individual's responsibility in creating the world we live in during these discourses given in Bombay just before his return to Poona. Also included is his point-by-point critique of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and his own formulation of human rights for a new humanity.     

Author Name :Osho

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The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences is a 1966 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. It was translated into English and published by Pantheon Books in 1970. Foucault endeavours to excavate the origins of the human sciences, particularly but not exclusively psychology and sociology. The book opens with an extended discussion of Diego Velzquez's painting Las Meninas and its complex arrangement of sightlines, hiddenness, and appearance. Then it develops its central claim: that all periods of history have possessed certain underlying conditions of truth that constituted what was acceptable as, for example, scientific discourse. Foucault demonstrates parallels in the development of three fields: linguistics, biology, and economics.     

Author Name :Michel Foucault

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Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Madness and Civilization is a 1964 abridged edition of French philosopher Michel Foucault's. It is an examination of the evolving relationship between madness and European culture, law, politics, philosophy and medicine from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century, and a critique of historical method and the idea of history. It marks a turning in Foucault's thought away from phenomenology toward structuralism: though he uses the language of phenomenology to describe an evolving experience of "the other" as mad, he attributes this evolution to the influence of specific powerful social structures.     

Author Name :Michel Foucault

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Seeds of Wisdom

I too am a farmer and I sowed some seeds. They sprouted and now flowers have come to them. My whole life is filled with the fragrance of these flowers and because of this fragrance now I am in a different world. This fragrance has given me a new birth, and now I am no longer that which is seen by ordinary eyes.     

Author Name :Osho

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Satyam Shivam Sundram

A must for those new to meditation and to Osho's vision, this series of discourses addresses a variety of subjects, in response to questions such as: Why is it so difficult to be in a state of let-go? Are men responsible for women feeling fed up? How can I love better? What is it to give and what is it to receive? Why do enlightened masters criticize each other? Are there real differences in races? Why am I scared to accept myself as I am? And many more. "He had provided us a rare insight into our lives and times. He has ridiculed us, pushed us...hurt us, and thereby, made richer human beings out of us. He made us think for ourselves; forced us to reject him, and by that act of rejection, brought us closer to him and in a strange kind of way, closer to ourselves."     

Author Name :Osho

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The Archeology of Knowledge

The Archaeology of Knowledge is a 1969 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. It is a methodological treatise promoting what Foucault calls "archaeology" or the "archaeological method", an analytical method he implicitly used in his previous works Madness and Civilization, The Birth of the Clinic, and The Order of Things. It is Foucault's only explicitly methodological work. The premise of the book is that systems of thought and knowledge are governed by rules which operate in the consciousness of individual subjects and define a system of conceptual possibilities that determines the boundaries of thought in a given domain and period.     

Author Name :Michel Foucault

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Sat Chit Anand

This mantra is the expression of the ultimate for mystics like Buddha, Socrates and Lao Tzu, for those who are contemplative rather than poetic by nature. Explaining that meditation is the master key, Osho emphasizes the treasures of the inner world, and the urgent need for the quantum leap from mind to being. "The teachings of Osho, in fact, encompass many religions, but he is not defined by any of them. He is an illuminating speaker on Zen, Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, Christianity and ancient Greek philosophy...and also a prolific author."     

Author Name :Osho

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Returning to the Source

Zen is an experience, not a dogma, and an experience which transcends the confines of the rational mind, moving into the super-rational arena of our consciousness. Through words, Osho creates a sense of existential silence from which all words manifest. At the same time, he shines the light of understanding on many inner barriers to growth and self-realization. "Without question the most inspired, the most literate and the most profoundly informed speaker I have ever heard anywhere. Everything he says in his philosophy of life has the unmistakable ring of truth: a new experience."     

Author Name :Osho

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Foucault, Freedom and Sovereignty

This book presents a novel conception of political freedom developed on the basis of the work of Foucault. Against the prevailing interpretations which disqualify a Foucauldian approach from the discourse of freedom, this study posits freedom as the primary axiological motif of Foucault's writing. Prozorov reconstructs an ontology of freedom in Foucault's textual corpus AND outlines the modalities of its practice in the contemporary terrain of global governance on the basis of a new interpretation of the relation of Foucault's approach to the problematic of sovereignty. Critically engaging with acclaimed post-Foucauldian theories of Giorgio Agamben and Antonio Negri, this book restores the controversial notion of the sovereign subject to the critical discourse on global politics. As a study in political thought, this book will be suitable for students and scholars interested in the problematic of political freedom, philosophy and global governmentality.     

Author Name :Sergei Prozorov

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The Great Zen Master Ta Hui

Reflections on the Transformation of an Intellectual to Enlightenment. Osho tells of the progression of Ta Hui, a well-known Chinese Zen teacher of the 7th century, from his intellectual understanding of Buddhist scriptures to buddhahood. An extraordinary series of discourses which takes the reader from a space where most seekers may be to their potential.     

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The Idea of Postmodernism: A History

Hans Bertens' Postmodernism is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in providing a witty and accessible guide for the bemused student. In clear and straightforward but always elegant prose, Bertens sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of postmodernism. He also explains, in thoughtful and illuminating language, the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism.     

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Om Shantih Shantih Shantih

In this book Osho Rajneesh clarifies in a new and expanded way His world vision. It is an unsettling reminder of how far we havent come as a humanity which continuous to declare it self as civilized. This funny, simple and practical book is a thoroughly modern handbook of wisdom and love. It measures the genuine pulse of life, the throbbing reality which we all live every day.     

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No Water, No Moon

Brimming with paradox and humor, Osho is guaranteed to shake shock and delight with these discourses based on Zen stories. This book is about sudden enlightenmentthat supreme moment when we cease struggling to understand with our minds matters beyond the mind, and jump wholeheartedly into the abyss. Osho offers us deep insights into ourselves, our individual natures and the universe in which we live. "I found No Water, No Moon one of the most refreshing, cleansing and delightful books I could imagine. It is a book which will never cease to be a comforting companion." Yehudi Menuhin     

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Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth

Michel Foucault, the French philosopher, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th Century. Alan Sheridan refer to Foucaults works by their original French titleshe use English titles only when referring to the translations as such. Each quotation is followed by a note in brackets giving page references, first to the French edition and, second, where available, to the English translation. The titles are abbreviated to two or three capital letters.     

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No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity

This beautifully presented volume chronicles twelve days of upheaval in the life of Osho and his disciples as he returns from a long period of illness to announce that he is dropping his former name, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Using anecdotes about Zen masters and their disciples, as well as a magnificent selection of haikus, Osho reveals the mystery of Zen as something to be savored rather than solved. He then confirms the assertion of a Japanese seeress that he has become a vehicle for the wandering soul of Gautama the Buddha, who has promised to return to the world as Maitreya, the friend. A landmark of a book, intriguing and amusing.     

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Nirvana: The Last Nightmare

Why does Osho call the desire for nirvana, enlightenment, "the last nightmare"? Because, he says, all desire, all hope is the nightmare. Through Zen stories and responses to seekers'questions, Osho speaks on the nature of desire, the disease of comparison, man's compulsive need to "do," macrobiotics, being creative with work, and the chronic state of schizophrenia inflicted upon mankind by the organized religions.     

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Derrida and the end of history

Examines Derrida's critique of Fukuyama's claim that history "as we know it" has ended. Places Derrida's rejection of Fukuyama's claim within the context of a wider tradition of endist thought.     

Author Name :Stuart Sim

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Nansen: The Point of Departure

Based on the anecdotes of Nansen, the poetry of Sekiso and the questions of a disciple, this series of talks is penetrated by Osho's love for the radical revolutionary depicted in the courageous innovator Nansen and his insistence that the spiritual is not apart from the material, The Point of Departure. Challenging the reader to be a whole person, not denying anything, Osho continually hits us with the Zen stick of his wit, encouraging us to "transform everything, including everything in your spiritual growth."     

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Copleston's History of Philosophy vol 1 to 8

A History of Philosophy is an eleven-volume history of Western philosophy written by English Jesuit priest Frederick Charles Copleston. Copleston's History provides extensive coverage of Western philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Dewey, Russell, Moore, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. The first nine volumes, originally published between 1946 and 1974, were written for Catholic seminary students with the goal "of supplying Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries with a work that should be somewhat more detailed and of wider scope than the textbooks, commonly in use, and which at the same time should endeavour to exhibit the logical development and interconnection of philosophical systems.     

Author Name :Frederick Copleston

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My Way: The Way of the White Clouds

A comprehensive introduction to the world of Osho. In an intimate setting he responds directly to questions on happiness and misery, relationship and aloneness, ego and consciousness, energy and sex, love and prayer, logic and madness, meditation and surrender, enlightenment and the master-disciple connection. An ever-popular series of discourses beautifully designed.     

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Where are the Gandhians

It was noon, everything around was still, silent. I was sitting on a bench, underneath a statue of Mahatmaji, in a garden of the capitol. I thought of asking Gandhiji the whereabouts of true Gandhians. But, before I do it, I heard the statue muttering something.     

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Let Go!

Deva means divine, Madhyama means the middle -- the divine middle. The extreme is the disease, and the mind lives through the extremes. The mind always thinks in terms of either/or, and reality is just exactly in the middle. It is never either/or; it is both/and. It is neither day nor night, neither life nor death, neither body nor soul. It is somewhere between the two, exactly between the two.     

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What is Rebellion?

The students here wish me to say something on the hippies. The first thing that comes to my mind in this connection is the book MAXIMS FOR A REVOLUTIONARY by George Bernard Shaw, as it enumerates some golden rules, the first of which is indeed wonderful. In a way it can be said that the whole thing has finished with the first rule.     

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The Shadow of the Bamboo

Anand means bliss and pragita means a song; a song of bliss. And I would like you to sing, to dance. Create a life around celebration -- that should become the most fundamental thing; everything else should be secondary. So whenever anything happens, delight in it, accept it as a gift of God. It is through singing and music and dance that you will grow.     

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Kyozan: A True Man of Zen

Kyozan was such a simple and ordinary man that, as his own master put it, if it was possible for him to become enlightened, then it is possible for anyone. These discoursesbased on anecdotes about Kyozan's life and on a selection of exquisite haikusare filled with that promise. Osho uses Kyozan's life to make Zen as accessible to the contemporary seeker as preparing a cup of tea.     

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The Sun Behind the Sun Behind the Sun

Sat means truth, being, existence, rahasya means mystery, mysteriousness. Truth is mysterious. It cannot be known, it is unknowable... not unknown but unknowable, because the unknown can be known some day, will be known some day, but truth can never be known. That's its intrinsic quality. Remove one veil and you find another. Remove another and you find still more, and it goes on ad infinitum.     

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The Sun Rises in the Evening

Comments on the sutras of Zen Master Yoka Daishi. Discourses given in Pune, India, from June 11 to 20, 1978. Osho gives us an immensely refreshing look into the world of Zen. These Zen discourses are not just about Zen, they are Zen a living, moment-to-moment experience of the here and now.     

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The Sword and the Lotus

During his 1986 stay in the Himalayas, Osho answers questions about the differences between growing old and growing up, hypnosis and brainwashing, and anger and sadness. He also comments on shaktipath, that mysterious phenomenon of energy transfer from the master to the disciple.     

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The Tongue-Tip Taste of Tao

Tao Devam. Tao means the way not the way to any goal, but the way things are. Tao has nothing to do with goals; it has no future-orientation. It is the present moment and the things that are in the herenow. It is the totality of existence in the present and the law that holds it.     

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The Transmission of the Lamp

In this third book which covers much of the esoteric side of the spiritual search, Osho responds to questions from the small group of sannyasins with him on tour. He explains "witnessing" or "watching" as a 24-hour technique that can be done anytime, anywhere; and talks on astral projection, past lives, and the origins of depression.     

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The Search

Talks on the Ten Bulls of Zen. The ten paintings that tell the famous Zen story of a farmer in search of his lost bull provide an allegorical expression of the search for enlightenment. Osho comments on the paintings, and on the poetry and prose which accompany them in Paul Reps book.     

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The Sacred Yes

Veet means beyond, nastiko means no -- beyond no-saying. The religions in the past have been teaching people a kind of negative attitude. The old religions depend on the don't: don't do this, don't do that. Their whole approach is: How to negate life? They think that by negating life they will be a coming closer to god, and that is just absurd. Life is god -- to negate it is to negate god himself     

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The Revolution

"Religion is the science of revolution. Kabir sings of this revolution, of this life, of this relgion. He is the poet of man's dream of becoming god... Kabir is the Christ of the East." Osho. Osho rekindles these ten fiery songs of Kabir, verses which shocked 15th-century seekers. In Osho's hands, Kabir's vision is equally if not more mind-shattering     

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The Rebellious Spirit

Discourses give in Pune, India, February 1987. Central to Osho's vision of the New Man is what he calls the rebellious spirit. These discourses are a glimpse into what he means by that phrase and now he is working on his disciples to bring it to life.     

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In Search of the Miraculous

I do not know why you have come here. Perh' you too, do not know. Most of us live in such a way that we are not aware why we are living, where we are going and why. We do not ask of ourselves, "Why?" When our whole life is spent without asking these basic questions it is no wonder if you all have come without knowing the purpose of your coming. Maybe a few of you know it, but the possibility is very small.     

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The Razors Edge

This book tells a true story. A story of great love and immense trust between disciples and their master as they move together along a golden path which is both dangerous and ecstatic. This path is the razor's edge. "Osho's position as an important mystic and philosopher is supported by an international following and a host of publications. His work is that of all great religious leaders, bringing God to man.... His lively appeal is jokes, limericks, verse and tales, combined with traditional religious themes." Library Journal, USA.     

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I Say Unto You

Casting aside age-old preconceptions, Osho reveals the real magic and miracles of Jesus. He tells the same stories the same parables, but with a freshness and liveliness showing us their deeper meaning, their timeless relevance. For the first time we really feel the laughter, the passion, the silence and celebration of Jesus Christ. "Osho's position as an important mystic and philosopher is supported by an international following and a host of publications. His work is that of all great religious leadersbringing God to man...Osho's lively appeal: jokes, limericks, verse, and tales combined with traditional religious themes." Library Journal, USA     

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The Perfect Way

Osho gave these discourses at his first meditation camp in 1964. They contain his guidance on the ways of meditation and growth.     

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I Am That

"This Upanishad...is the smallest it can be written on a postcard and yet it is the greatest document in existence," Osho declares. "There is no document of such luminosity, of such profoundness anywhere in the whole history of humanity." These sutras are amongst the most ancient wisdom available to mankind transmitted from masters to their disciples twenty-five centuries before even Buddha. With clear metaphors, stories and jokes, we are introduced to the perspective of an enlightened master a world view so total that it embraces the cosmic, a rebirth of the spirit of the Upanishads.     

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Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen, with Bashos Haikus

Hyakujo's greatest contribution to Zen was the monasteries, where thousands of people gathered together with a single direction, toward what Zen calls The Ultimate Experience. And his motto: "One day without working, one day without food." No holy charity here; work and meditation go hand in hand. He also created the Chinese Tea Ceremony where something so ordinary as drinking tea becomes a meditation. But more than simply chronicles of a past master, here we see Osho "hitting" a disciple in front of the assembled thousands at the evening meditation, and we experience the depths of her response. Such was the intensity of this that Osho dedicated the book to her, a book that is truly "living Zen" and a must for everyone who is remotely interested in the ways of a Zen master.     

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The Wild Geese and the Water

Osho describes the pillars of his vision of sannyas, or disciplehood: life-affirmation, meditation, love and "the fourth," that which cannot be expressed through words. In his characteristically up-front way, he slots so-called saints into three special categories - Idiots, Average IQs, and Intellectuals. In addition, he allocates places to such well-known personalities as Satya Sai Baba, Mother Teresa, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Krishnamurti, and also speaks on Kahlil Gibran, Gurdjieff, Lama Trungpa and the Antichrist.     

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Hsin Hsin Ming: The Book of Nothing

"Sosan was a man of power, a man who has come to know. And when he says something, he carries something of the unknown into the world of the known. With him enters the divine, a ray of light into the darkness of your mind." Osho These are not just commentaries on the teachings of an ancient Zen master. Here is an alive, contemporary Zen master at work - and as the meaning of Sosan's teachings are unraveled, so are the habitual patterns and prejudices of the reader's mind. Furthermore, Osho's work is so subtle and delicate, the surgery is performed almost before you know it. As you turn the last page, you may suddenly realize that you'll never be quite so captivated by your own inner chatter - and without any effort you've taken the first, vital step towards meditation.     

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Hidden Mysteries

Suppose we have a key in our hands. We cannot directly understand the purpose of it from the key itself, nor is it possible to imagine from the key itself that a great treasure is likely to be revealed with its help. There is no hidden indication in the key regarding the treasure; the key itself is closed. Even if we break it or cut it into pieces, we may find the metal of which it is made, but we cannot learn anything about the hidden treasure which the key is capable of revealing. And whenever such a key is preserved for a long time, it only becomes a burden in our life.     

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The Osho Upanishad

Talks given in Bombay, India, from August 16 to October 2, 1986 At the end of Osho's World Tour, hundreds of his disciples took advantage of their first opportunity to set at his feet in more than a year. His answers to their questions about the master-disciple relationship will give the reader an insight into what it is about this man that attracted so many intelligent and courageous people. Osho plants the seeds of the science of meditation; How to observe the mind and its processes in a relaxed, non-judgmental way and find the perception and clarity of self-realization.     

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The No Book (No Buddha, No Teaching, No Discipline)

Anand means bliss, blissfulness, and buddha means the awakened state of consciousness -- the utterly awakened state when there is no more any unconscious desire, when there is no dark corner left, when all is consciousness within... when the conscious goes on spreading, spreading, and takes over the whole territory of the unconscious.     

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Hammer on the Rock

[To the leader of the Tathata group (Unconditional Acceptance Seminar)] It has to be remembered that the leader is not, in fact, a manipulator. He should not be. If you manipulate, then it is something from the mind, and that which comes from the mind cannot go deeper than the mind. So the leader has to be open to the beyond.     

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Hallelujah!

Just be there and be totally there. It is not a question of where you are; the question is always of being total or partial. Whenever you are partial, something goes on missing. But my feeling is that you will be partial there too -- because you could not be total here, so how can you be total there?     

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The New Dawn

How can meditation do anything to change the mess the world is in? Osho answers this question in a multitude of ways in this series of discourses as he emphasizes, Humanity is in need as it has never been in need of people who can create new hope for a new dawn.     

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Guida Spirituale

The Desiderata is one of the smallest and most potent collections of verse. Osho places it on a par with Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, and sees it a significant companion for those on the path. In sixteen discourses Osho speaks on these timeless verses and answers a wide range of questions.     

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The New Alchemy: To Turn You On

The New Alchemy to Turn You On: Innermost Secrets of Consciousness In 1973 Osho conducted two meditation camps in which he introduced his disciples to his active meditations. During these camps he gave the discourses contained in the book The New Alchemy to Turn Yon On. The book is a practical, detailed guide for those exploring meditation. While the emphasis is on active meditation, Osho skillfully interweaves commentaries on Light on the Path, a theosophical work by Mabel Collins, to further support the seekers understanding. About Mabel Collins work he says, These are the sutras achieved by ultimate wisdom. They are deep and sometimes complex, even contradictory, but they are the ultimate flowering of wisdom.     

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The Mustard Seed: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus

Osho's Commentaries on the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas With compassion and humor, Osho presents us with a series of Jesus' original sayings as the "seed" for an understanding of our own search encompassing all realms of human experience - philosophy, science, religion, birth, death, love, fear, anger, and guilt. The Mustard Seed will both inspire and sustain us on our own individual paths of inner transformation.     

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Gods Got a Thing About you

Deva means divine, aikanta means aloneness. Self-knowledge is possible only in deep aloneness. Ordinarily whatever we know about ourselves is the opinion of others. They say "You are good" and we think we are good. They say "You are beautiful" and we think we are beautiful. They say you are bad or ugly... whatsoever people say about us we go on collecting. That becomes our self-identity. It is utterly false because nobody else can know you, can know who you are, except you yourself. Whatsoever they know are only aspects, and those aspects are very superficial. Whatsoever they know are only momentary moods; they cannot penetrate your center. Not even your lover can penetrate to the very core of your being. There you are utterly alone, and only there will you come to know who you are.     

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God is Dead, Now Zen is the Only Living Truth

Osho puts the finishing touches to his portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche with answers to disciples' questions on the work, vision and madness of this controversial philosopher. It is a perfect companion to Osho's two-volume Zarathustra series. "Certain London stores have the distinction of trading 'By Appointment' to the Royal Family. Osho business should likewise be 'By Disappointment' to Society, for the vital job of such teachers is to sniff out our self-deceptions, both individual and cultural, and disillusion us." Guy Claxton, Author of Noises From the Darkroom     

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The Great Path

Talks given from 11/9/74 to 20/9/74. Two ways exist of searching for the truth. One way is that of the male aggression, violence, the scramble for power. Another is that of the female surrender, withdrawal. Science is the male path, aggressive; religion is a female path, bowing down, submissive. Make this distinction very clearly.     

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The Inner Journey

Early talks given by Osho at a Meditation Camp in Ajol, Gujarat. This book is a precise manual for tuning the instrument body, mind, heart, hara to an inner balance and harmony that will pave the way for the experience of meditation.     

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The Long, the Short and the All

Excerpts from early discourses and letters From the introduction: "This volume is a mosaic, a mixed bag of tricks. There are one-liners to shock you, anecdotes to shake you and questions to stir your heart. There are tales to provoke you, talks to inspire you and treatises that will turn you into the very thirst for your own transformation."     

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God Is Not For Sale

Prem means love, and tyagi means renunciation. Tyagi means one who has renounced -- love and renunciation. I make a special condition for renunciation -- and that is love. A man can renounce out of anger, a man can renounce out of hatred, a man can renounce out of frustration... but then it is meaningless. Unless you renounce out of love, renunciation is of no use. If you renounce, and there is no love in your renunciation, it is a struggle. If there is love, it is a surrender.     

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Won't You Join the Dance?

Talks given from 1/2/79 to 28/2/79, Darshan Diary, 28 Chapters, Year Published : 1983     

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Glimpses of a Golden Childhood

It is a beautiful morning. Again and again the sun rises and it is always new. It never grows old. Scientists say it is millions of years old; nonsense! Every day I see it. It is always new. Nothing is old. But scientists are grave-diggers, that's why I say they look so grave, serious. This morning, again the miracle of existence. Each moment it is happening, but only very few, very, very few ever encounter it.     

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Get Out of Your Own Way

[To a sannyasin, a film-producer who is returning to the States, Osho said that meditation could be introduced to many people through the medium of film and television.... ] Books are very old media. The days for books are gone. People don't have that much time to read, because reading is active; you have to do something. Television is perfectly okay. You have nothing to do; you simply sit and see.     

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The Madmans Guide to Enlightenment

Remember only one thing: the past is a hindrance, the greatest hindrance. It has to be completely dropped, utterly dropped. To be with me is to be in the now -- no past, no future. This moment is all there is and just this moment is god. Everything else is just the mind dreaming, desiring, imagining     

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From the False to the Truth

Discourses to make the White House and the Vatican tremble. Powerful, convincing and exposingly hilarious, Osho confronts the religious leaders and government officials who eventually destroyed the commune in America.     

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The Great Transcendence

The first and the basic sutra to be understood is that truth is attained in emptiness and is lost in words. Truth is attained in silence and is lost in speech. Truth has no language; all language is untruth. Language as such is created by man. Truth is not created by man, it is his discovery     

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From Sex to Superconsciousness

To feel it is easy, to define love is difficult indeed. If you ask a fish what the sea is like, the fish will say, "This is the sea. The sea is all around. And that's that." But if you insist -- "Please define the sea" -- then the problem becomes very difficult indeed. The finest and the most beautiful things in life can be lived, can be known, but they are difficult to define, difficult to describe.     

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From Misery to Enlightenment

Of this question-and-answer series, a journalist from "Club Degi Editori," Italy writes: "With complete clarity, and using examples, anecdotes and quotations which amaze the reader with their range, Osho expresses his way of thinking: to destroy every religion and to create Man all over again out of his own depth of being. From Misery to Enlightenment provokes energy, optimism and enthusiasm for life and its gifts. It is not a holy book, nor is it a confession of faith. It is a lively and readable account which allows a deep understanding of the vast scope of his teaching, which is directed towards helping us understand who we are, and which is widely debated and widely practiced."     

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The Heartbeat of the Absolute

The Ishavasya Upanishad begins and ends with this sutra, and in it is declared all that can ever be said. It is quite unique. For those who fully understand it, no more is needed; the rest of the Upanishad is for those who do not. Thus the peace prayer, which usually brings the Upanishad to its close, is here invoked at the end of the very first sutra. And for those who have come to the peaks of understanding, this is the end of the Ishavasya; but for those who are still climbing, it is only the beginning     

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From Ignorance to Innocence

Most of us have quoted The Bible, been quoted at from The Bible, sworn on The Bible, doubted The Bible, but how many of us have really questioned its basic premise, that God exists: how much of what I've accepted as my religion is related to my own experiences and has any relevance to my day to day life? Looking for the answers, we find our minds so full of ideas instilled from birth - sin and guilt, reward and punishment, this world and the other, somebody out there bigger than us who we should obey - it's almost impossible to untangle the mess and start from scratch. In this series of discourses Osho exposes our conditioned beliefs as a means by which to help us experience life and its inherent religiousness from a fresh perspective, with our own, individual eyes. A must for the thinking Christian. "You just don't read Osho, you undefine yourself."     

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The Guest

Osho comments on the poems of the Indian mystic Kabir, whose approach to God whom he calls the Guest is via the path of love and devotion. Osho speaks on the inner lover, and the art of becoming a host, receptive and available, to the Guest who resides within. He also talks on a wide range of subjects -- from greed, unworthiness, jealousy, sex in old age, children and intelligence, children and the facts of life, to fear of exposing oneself, God, and being a loner.     

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The Great Secret

Osho uses ten of Kabir's incomparable songs that revolve around the beloved the Sufi expression for the state of enlightenment. Though Kabir lived several centuries ago, Osho creates a direct link with him. Through is own innate musical expression, he enhances Kabirs message, rendering it accessible and relevant for every contemporary seeker.     

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The Great Nothing

Talks given from 19/9/76 to 11/10/76, Darshan Diary, 23 Chapters, Year Published : 1978. [A sannyasin who is leaving says: I am facing new things which I have not faced before.] Very good. This new space is your reality. Whatsoever you have known up to now was not really you. It was the identity given by others -- the parents, the society, the world. Now you are coming to encounter yourself     

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From Darkness to Light

Education, according to Osho, is drawing out the hidden potential of the individual, to help each person bring his own uniqueness from the darkness into the light. In these talks he examines ways in which the institutions of society have systematically done the opposite in their attempts to impose socially-acceptable norms of behavior on everyone -- from the cradle to the grave both in public and private life.     

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From Bondage to Freedom

A deeply moving account of a rare and provocative experiment in human growth, these are Osho's last discourses given in the US. While most of his disciples are experiencing the fruition of their efforts to manifest a living community based on Osho's vision, a small, power-motivated group's secret attempts to take control of the commune, poison Osho and his doctor is revealed as they flee the country. Through it all, Osho answers the questions of disciples and friends devastated and confused by the wanton disregard of the few corrupted people. His answers expose the truth with uncompromising compassion as he talks on fascism, power games and individual responsibility. As always Osho indicates how absolutely everything can be used by the seeker to wake up and be more aware.     

Author Name :Osho

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The Great Challenge

The first thing to be remembered about meditation is that it is not something that can be done. Throughout the world people have the notion that meditation means doing something. It is not a doing, it is not an act, it is something that happens. It is not that YOU go to it; it comes to you and penetrates you. It destroys you in one way and recreates you in another. It is something so vital and so infinite that it cannot be a part of your doing.     

Author Name :Osho

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The Further Shore

Talks given from 1/6/77 to 30/6/77, Darshan Diary, 28 Chapters, Year Published : 1980 (A sannyasin says: Just that I hope to make more progress with myself. I've been working on myself, and I hope I get somewhere with it.... It's so joyous being here.) You will grow every day. Just relax and meditate and sing and dance and forget the whole world! This community is to forget the whole world. Now this community is your world and nothing else exists, so get lost in it, utterly lost     

Author Name :Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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For Madmen Only (Price of Admission: Your Mind)

Prem kutera. It means a small shrine of love, a small hut of love, a small space for love. Prem means love and kutera means a small place. And that's all that a man needs to be fulfilled: if one can become a small shrine, nothing is lacking. The very phenomenon of love integrates you, and when love is missing, you start falling apart -- it is the glue that keeps you together. In fact it is the glue that keeps the whole existence together; otherwise stars will fall apart, the trees will fall down, the earth will not care and no child will grow in a womb     

Author Name :Osho

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Finger Pointing to the Moon

I will say only that which I know. I will say only that which you can also know. By knowing I mean living it. One may know even without living it, but such knowledge is a burden; one may sink because of it, but one cannot be saved by it. Knowing can be alive also. Such knowing renders us weightless -- light so that we can fly in the sky. Only when living becomes knowing do wings grow, fetters break and the doors to the infinite become wide open.     

Author Name :Osho

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Far Beyond the Stars

[Rama prem. It means love for god, and create that love more.... ] It is there, it is just like a small drop; it can become an ocean, it can become bigger than you. And when it is bigger than you and when you are drowned in it, you have arrived. It is there just like a small drop trickling but it can grow: all great rivers arise out of a small drop trickling. The ocean is nothing but drops and drops and drops. Right now it is a small drop like a small seed but it can become a big tree. One just has to be a little more careful about it, more conscious of it, more protective of it. It can be destroyed by carelessness; many people's love for god is destroyed by carelessness.     

Author Name :Osho

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Early Talks

As far as my mission in life is concerned, there is no such thing as my mission. Neither is there any my, nor is there any mission. I am not teaching something to others -- there is no message to be given to the world. Messages are many, missions are enough -- and there is no lack of missionaries, nor is there any lack of thoughts, ideologies, isms. On the contrary, the mind of the world is much too burdened with these things. To me it seems that if the mind of man can be unburdened, only then is there any possibility of living the truth, or of feeling life in its totality. Ideologies, thoughts, isms, missions, they all add to the burden of the mind.     

Author Name :Osho

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Dont Look Before You Leap

Prem means love, renu means dust -- love dust. But once dust is of love it is divine. Love transforms it: then it is no more dust; it is dust only if love is missing. If love is missing then man is nothing but dust. Once love enters into life, dust becomes aflame with the divine. The only transforming force is love     

Author Name :Osho

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Dont Let Yourself Be Upset by the Sutra, rather Upset the Sutra Yourself

Prem Birgitta. Prem means love; birgitta means strength, power, energy. Love makes you strong, makes you powerful, because love transforms your possibilities into actualities. It transforms the seed into a sprout, it transforms the potential into the real. Without love one is empty, with love one is overflowing. Without love one is a beggar, with love one is an emperor.     

Author Name :Osho

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The Tantra Experience Vol 1 & 2

We normally associate the word Tantra with sex, but in these talks on The Royal Song of Saraha, Osho answers all the questions and dilemmas we could never understand not only about sex but about every aspect of life that Tantra actually encompasses. He offers us a new perspective, a new way of looking at life, and a new way of living as we free ourselves from our conditionings and open to a life of awareness, relaxation, and naturalness.     

Author Name :Osho

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Dont Just Do Something, Sit There

Prem means love and patanga is a special moth that is very much attracted to fire, flame, and whenever there is flame the moth will come and jump into it. Its only love is fire. And hence the name 'patanga' has become a metaphor in the east -- a metaphor for the lover. A lover has to be like the moth -- ready to jump into fire, ready to die, ready to disappear. God is the flame and the seeker has to be the moth.     

Author Name :Osho

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Dont Bite My Finger, Look Where Im Pointing

Don't Bite My Finger, Look Where I'm Pointing. Initiation talks between master and disciple, by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.     

Author Name :Osho

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The Eternal Quest

This is a new translation from Hindi, never before published in English. The book contains 120 questions from seekers and Osho's responses about the spiritual quest. Osho talks about everything from the science behind Dynamic Meditation, Tantra and yoga, to why we keep suffering in love and life.     

Author Name :Osho

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The Empty Boat

Osho revitalizes the 3000-year-old Taoist message of self-realization through the stories of the Chinese mystic, Chuang Tzu. He speaks about the state of egolessness, "the empty boat"; spontaneity, dreams and wholeness; living life choicelessly and meeting death with the same equanimity. This beautiful edition overflows with the wisdom of one who has realized that state of egolessness himself.     

Author Name :Osho

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Dogen, the Zen Master: A Search and a Ful?llment

This book is dedicated to the full moons. Not only is the moon a symbol for the mirror of our consciousness, but it is also a transforming agent. "The master is the possibility for this transformation...the universe our university." The running theme of Dogen's message of 800 years is the eternity of our consciousness, a consciousness with no limitations and that exists through all changes of form. Something inner which moves from one climate to another, which is beyond form, birth, death, beyond life, which simply is, isness.     

Author Name :Osho

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Dimensions Beyond the Known

Firstly, I am not influenced by Mahavira, Buddha, Christ or Mohammed. It is the beauty of religion that in one sense it is always old. It is in this sense that religious experiences are known to many persons. No religious experience is such that one can say that "It is mine only."     

Author Name :Osho

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The Discipline of Transcendence: discourses on the forty-two sutras of Buddha

A manual for every seeker, this series of discourses features Osho analyzing, step by step, the twenty potential obstacles on the spiritual path as outlined by Gautam Buddha, and offering ways to go beyond them. Also featured is the intriguing story of Osho's own enlightenment. "He Osho is the greatest incarnation after Buddha in India. He is a living Buddha."     

Author Name :Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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Death is Divine

The great Hindi poet, Sumitranandan Pant, once asked me: who in the vast sky of Indian religion are the twelve people, who in my opinion are the brightest shining stars? I gave him this list: Krishna, Patanjali, Buddha, Mahavira, Nagarjuna, Shankara, Gorakh, Kabir, Nanak, Meera, Ramakrishna and Krishnamurti. Sumitranandan Pant closed his eyes and slipped into thought.     

Author Name :osho

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The Buddha Disease

Buddha means one who is enlightened, and prem means love -- love for the enlightened one, or love for enlightenment. Buddha is not a person -- mm? it is a state of ultimate being. There have been many buddhas, and everybody is potentially a buddha. The word itself means tremendously awakened, absolutely alert... one whose consciousness has completely disappeared, who is just pure consciousness. You can look through and through and there is no darkness in it... not even lingering somewhere in the comers.     

Author Name :Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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Dance Your Way to God

[A sannyasin says: I'm not sure which direction to take -- whether to go out more to people or to go inside myself more. I'm not sure which is best for my growth. Osho checks his energy.] Good, come back. The energy is really good. You have to do both. Choosing won't be good. These are not alternatives -- whether one should go out, meet, mix with people, or should go in. Both are needed together. If you move towards one, you will become lopsided. So sometimes go out, mix with people, forget yourself. Then really go out.     

Author Name :Osho

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Come Follow To You

Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru, and spiritual teacher who garnered an international following.     

Author Name :Osho

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Books I Have Loved

In 'Books I have loved' Osho gives a series of private talks and mentions his more than 100 favourite authors and books. The book documents a 'Zen koan'-like situation: while having his teeth treated, Osho talks. Devageet, the dentist, Amrito, his personal physician, take notes. Osho asks the three to afterwards write an account of what they have heard. One should do the writing and the others the editing.     

Author Name :osho

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Bodhidharma: The Greatest Zen Master

MANY ROADS LEAD TO THE PATH, BUT BASICALLY THERE ARE ONLY TWO: REASON AND PRACTICE. TO ENTER BY REASON MEANS TO REALIZE THE ESSENCE THROUGH INSTRUCTION AND TO BELIEVE THAT ALL LIVING THINGS SHARE THE SAME TRUE NATURE, WHICH ISN'T APPARENT BECAUSE IT'S SHROUDED BY SENSATION AND DELUSION. THOSE WHO TURN FROM DELUSION BACK TO REALITY, WHO MEDITATE ON WALLS, THE ABSENCE OF SELF AND OTHER, THE ONENESS OF MORTAL AND SAGE, AND WHO REMAIN UNMOVED, EVEN BY SCRIPTURES, ARE IN COMPLETE AND UNSPOKEN AGREEMENT WITH REASON. WITHOUT MOVING, WITHOUT EFFORT, THEY ENTER, WE SAY, BY REASON.     

Author Name :osho

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Beloved of My Heart

[A sannyasin mother says she is having problems in her relationship: I find myself being very bitchy and nagging sometimes. I feel I'm just asking for a fight all the time.] Mm mm, love always brings trouble -- and it has to be faced. Love cannot be always smooth, and it is good that it is not always smooth, otherwise you would not grow. Whenever there is a change, any sort of change, things will come into focus more clearly. When change disturbs you, all your inner disturbances are stirred. You are both feeling disturbed and both trying to throw the responsibility on the other. Just try to see it inside yourself. The other is never responsible. Remember that as a mantra: The other is never responsible.     

Author Name :osho

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Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast

Just raise your hands, close your eyes, and feel utterly open. These hands are the gestures of openness. Feel receptive, because sannyas has to be received; you cannot take it, you can only receive it. It is a gift: you can allow it to happen. There is no need to grab it. The only need is to give way, to let it happen. Feel great energy showering on you, as if you are standing under a waterfall. Energy is splashing on you and the body starts swaying, the body starts feeling drunk. Go into it, and if something starts happening in the body, allow it     

Author Name :osho

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MARX and Marxism

Karl Marx probably had more influence on the political course of the last century than any other social thinker. There are many different kinds of Marxism, and the Twentieth Century saw two huge Marxist states in total opposition to one another. In the West, Marxism has never presented a revolutionary threat to the established order, though it has taken root as the major theoretical critique of capitalist society in intellectual circles, and new interpretations of Marx's thought appear each year.     

Author Name :PETER WORSLEY

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GEORG SIMMEL

Until recently little of Simmel's work was available in translation and certain key texts were unknown outside Germany. David Frisby, the eminent Simmel scholar, provides not only an introduction to the major sociological writings of this important figure, but also an argument for a reconsideration of his work. The author outlines the cultural and historical context in which Simmel worked; reviews Simmel's most important writings; and examines his legacy to sociology by illuminating his links with Weber's theories and his influential relationship with Marxism.     

Author Name :David Frisby

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MICHEL FOUCAULT

In investigating the major works of Michel Foucault, Barry Smart focuses on the analysis of the relations of power and knowledge and modes of objectification through which human beings are made subjects; and addresses controversial issues concerning the state and resistance to power. The development of Foucault's work from the early text on madness to the final studies of sexuality, and the question of the work's methodological value and status as a form of critical analysis, are reviewed comprehensively.     

Author Name :BARRY SMART

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LIVING PHILOSOPHY-An Introduction to Moral Thought

Living Philosophy: An Introduction to Moral Thought, third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of its highly successful and popular predecessor. Incorporating several brand new case studies and discussion points, the book introduces central questions in ethical theory to the student and assumes no previous knowledge of philosophy. Each chapter deals with a particular ethical issue and has an accompanying case study designed to encourage discussion. New topics raised include genetically modified organisms (GMO), environmental ethics, bioethics and the human genome, as well as a new chapter on religious and cultural relativism in the light of September 11th. Ray Billington's style is at once refreshing and honest and his approach to the subject is always clear. The coverage of the book is tailored for any introductory course in ethics.     

Author Name :Ray Billington

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Philosophy of Mind

A Contemporary Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible survey of main themes, positions and debates in philosophy of mind. John Heil introduces and discusses the major topics in succinct, user-friendly, self-contained chapters.     

Author Name :John Heil

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THE VIRTUAL

This book looks at the origins and the many contemporary meanings of the virtual. Rob Shields shows how the construction of virtual worlds has a long history. He examines the many forms of faith and hysteria that have surrounded computer technolo- gies in recent years. Moving beyond the technologies themselves he shows how the virtual plays a role in our daily lives at every level. The virtual is also an essential concept needed to manage innovation and risk. It is real but not actual, ideal but not abstract. The virtual, he argues, has become one of the key organ- izing principles of contemporary society in the public realms of politics, business and consumption as well as in our private lives.     

Author Name :Rob Shields

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THE AUTHOR

This volume investigates the changing definitions of the author, what it has meant historically to be an 'author', and the impact that this has had on literary culture. Andrew Bennett presents a clearly-structured discussion of the various theoretical debates surrounding authorship, exploring such concepts as authority, ownership, originality, and the 'death' of the author. Accessible, yet stimulating, this study offers the ideal introduction to a core notion in critical theory.     

Author Name :Andrew Bennett

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Epistemology A contemporary introduction to the theory of knowledge

Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is concerned with how we know what we know, what justifies us in believing what we believe, and what standards of evidence we should use in seeking truths about the world and human experience. This comprehensive introduction to the field of epistemology explains the concepts and theories central to understanding knowledge. Along with covering the traditional topics of the discipline in detail, Epistemology explores emerging areas of research. The third edition features new sections on such topics as the nature of intuition, the skeptical challenge of rational disagreement, and the value problem the range of questions concerning why knowledge and justified true belief have value beyond that of merely true belief. Updated and expanded, Epistemology remains a superb introduction to one of the most fundamental fields of philosophy.     

Author Name :Robert Audi

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Zarathustra: A God That Can Dance

In this commentary on Friedrich Nietzsches Thus Spake Zarathustra, Osho unravels the mystery of mans three metamorphoses from camel to lion to child. And in setting the record straight about the meaning of Nietzsches concept of the superman, shows us how we ourselves can become the new man. Zarathustra, through Oshos eyes, is first and foremost a human being who can laugh and shed tears just like the rest of us. Zarathustra is speaking as if to a friend, sorting methodically through the ins and outs on the path of truth, giving each aspect a thorough and single-pointed attention. Each of Oshos talks thus becomes a lesson on a very specific theme, and each theme is a step deeper into the journey toward becoming a god that can dance a person who dares to shed all the bondages of false virtues and values, and dance in innocence and joy with each moment of life.     

Author Name :Osho

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Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet

Osho talks on Friedrich Nietzsches famous work Thus Spake Zarathustra, a work overshadowed by its link with Adolf Hitler and his horrific manipulation of Nietzches concept of the "superman" during the Second World War. Here Osho lifts Nietzsche from the blight of history, and restores his innocence, turning his great work into a feast of wisdom that we can all appreciate. Osho clarifies the true nature of the superman - Nietzsches concept that was so tragically perverted by Adolf Hitler. He unveils the superman as a man inalienably connected to the cosmos, as a mystic and an innocent, cleansed of the need for conquest. He also discusses Nietzsches concept of will-to-power, revealing how it can integrate man and lead him towards creativity.     

Author Name :Osho

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THE POSTMODERN

The New Critical Idiom is a series of introductory books which seeks to extend the lexicon of literary terms, in order to address the radical changes which have taken place in the study of literature during the last decades of the twentieth century. The aim is to provide clear, well- illustrated accounts of the full range of terminology currently in use, and to evolve histories of its changing usage.     

Author Name :Simon Malpas

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The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day.     

Author Name :Karl Popper

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Phenomenology of Perception

Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others.     

Author Name :Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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WHY GOOD IS GOOD,The sources of morality

The book falls into three parts, the first of which introduces some back- ground material. Its first chapter is concerned with defining the limits of morality, an issue about which there has been surprising disagreement between academic disciplines. Chapter 2 provides a sketch of the general approach: this involves a brief discussion of what I mean by human nature and by the pan-cultural psychological characteristics which appear to provide the basis for morality. Neither of these concepts imply the rigidity that is often ascribed to them. The sterility of the nature/nurture dichotomy and the mutual influences between the behaviour of individuals and the socio-cultural structure are emphasized. Chapter 3 raises two questions about the general nature of morality: is it to be seen as a unitary category?; and do humans just have a moral sense, or is it constructed by each indi- vidual in development? Moral codes are often seen as absolute and unchangeable; Chapter 4 questions this, giving examples of change over time and across contexts. Nevertheless we tend to resist the idea that moral codes are labile, in part because we see ourselves through the moral precepts to which we aspire moral precepts become part of the self-systems of individuals. Chapter 5 discusses briefly what is meant by the self-system, and shows that moral codes share some features of resilience with the self- systems into which they are incorporated.     

Author Name :Robert A. Hinde

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RUSSELL ON METAPHYSICS

Russell on Metaphysics brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Russells writing on metaphysics in one volume. Russells major and lasting contribution to metaphysics has been hugely influential and his insights have led to the establishment of analytic philosophy as a dominant stream in philosophy. Stephen Mumford chronicles the metaphysical nature of these insights through accessible introductions to the texts, setting them in context and understanding their continuing importance. The volume is divided into five parts following the development of Russells thought. Starting with papers from his pre-analytic period, the volume collects Russells main realist accounts, his discussions of the prob- lems of universals, and his writing on causation and the laws of nature. The final part covers Russells thoughts on diverse questions of metaphysics that occupied him later in life, including his classic paper on vagueness. Russell on Metaphysics is both a valuable introduction to Bertrand Russell as a metaphysician, and to analytic philosophy and its history.     

Author Name :Stephen Mumford,Bertrand Russell

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PERSONAL IDENTITY

Personal Identity is a comprehensive introduction to the nature of the self and its relation to the body. Harold Noonan places the problem of personal identity in the context of more general puzzles about identity, discussing the major historical theories and more recent debates. The second edition of Personal Identity contains a new chapter on 'animalism' and a new section on vagueness.     

Author Name :Harold W.Noonan

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Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics: An Introduction

Building on the strengths of the first edition, this accessible and user-friendly textbook explores the strategies of comparative research in political science. It begins by examining different methods, then highlights some of the big issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples before discussing the new challenges in the area. Thoroughly revised throughout with the addition of extensive new material, this edition is also supplemented by the availability online of the author's datasets.     

Author Name :Todd Landman

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The Need for Roots

Hailed by Andre Gide as the patron saint of all outsiders, Simone Weil's short life was ample testimony to her beliefs. In 1942 she fled France along with her family, going firstly to America. She then moved back to London in order to work with de Gaulle. Published posthumously The Need for Roots was a direct result of this collaboration. Its purpose was to help rebuild France after the war. In this, her most famous book, Weil reflects on the importance of religious and political social structures in the life of the individual. She wrote that one of the basic obligations we have as human beings is to not let another suffer from hunger. Equally as important, however, is our duty towards our community: we may have declared various human rights, but we have overlooked the obligations and this has left us self-righteous and rootless. She could easily have been issuing a direct warning to us today, the citizens of Century 21.     

Author Name :Simone Weil

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GOD AND DESIGN

Recent discoveries in physics, cosmology and biochemistry have captured the public imagination and made the Design Argument - the theory that God created the world according to a specific plan - the object of renewed scientific and philosophical interest. This accessible but serious introduction to the design problem brings together new perspectives from prominent scientists and philosophers including Paul Davies, Richard Swinburne, Sir Martin Rees, Michael Behe, Elliot Sober and Peter van Inwagen.     

Author Name :Neil A.Manson

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the essential DAVIDBOHM

There are few scientists of the twentieth century whose life's work has created more excitement and controversy than that of physicist David Bohm (1917-1992). For the first time in a single volume, The Essential David Bohm offers a comprehensive overview of Bohm's original works from a non-technical perspective. Including three chapters of previously unpublished material, and a forward by the Dalai Lama, each reading has been selected to highlight some aspect of the implicate order process, and to provide an introduction to one of the most provocative thinkers of our time.     

Author Name :lee nichol

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Colloquial Russian 2- The next step in language learning

Colloquial Russian 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills.     

Author Name :Svetlana le Fleming and Susan E. Kay

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EPISTEMOLOGY-Contemporary Readings

This comprehensive anthology draws together classic and contemporary readings by leading philosophers on epistemology. Ideal for any philosophy student, it will prove essential reading for epistemology courses, and is designed to complement Robert Audi's textbook Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 1998).     

Author Name :Michael Huemer With an introduction by Robert Audi

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PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE-Contemporary Readings

This comprehensive anthology draws together writings by leading philosophers on the philosophy of science. Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay from the editors, guiding students gently into the topic. Accessible and wide-ranging, the text draws on both contemporary and twentieth century sources.     

Author Name :Yuri Balashov and Alex Rosenberg

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Ethics: Contemporary Readings

Ethics: Contemporary Readings is designed to lead any student into the subject, through carefully selected classic and contemporary articles. The book includes articles by the leading figures in the field and provides an excellent entry to the topic. The book complements Harry Gensler's Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 1998).     

Author Name :Harry J.Gensler, Earl W.Spurgin, and James C.Swindal

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JEAN-FRANCOIS LYOTARD

Jean-Franois Lyotard is one of the most celebrated proponents of what has become known as the 'postmodern'. More than almost any other contemporary theorist, he has explored the relations between knowledge, art, politics and history, in ways that offer radical new possibilities for thinking about modern culture. Simon Malpas introduces students to issues at the heart of Lyotard's work, including modernity and the postmodern,the sublime,ethics,history and representation,art and the unpresentable,knowledge, the university and the future.Lyotard's work is impossible to dismiss or ignore for anybody who is serious about contemporary literature and culture, and this guide provides the ideal companion to the wide variety of his critical texts.     

Author Name :Simon Malpas

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Pragmatism and realism

One of the most influential contemporary philosophers, Hilary Putnam's involvement in philosophy spans philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ontology and epistemology and logic.     

Author Name :Hilary Putnam

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a generation of philosophers. For Wittgenstein, logic was something we use to conquer a reality which is in itself both elusive and unobtainable. He famously summarized the book in the following words: 'What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.' David Pears and Brian McGuinness received the highest praise for their meticulous translation. The work is prefaced by Bertrand Russell's original introduction to the first English edition.     

Author Name :Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Wickedness

To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. In Wickedness she sets out to delineate not so much the nature of wickedness as its actual sources. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. She provides us with a framework that accepts its existence yet offers humankind the possibility of rejecting this part of our nature. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity. To read Wickedness is to understand Mary Midgley's reputation as one of the world's greatest moral philosophers.     

Author Name :Mary Midgley

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The Culture Industry

The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture. He argued that the culture industry commodified and standardized all art. In turn this suffocated individuality and destroyed critical thinking. At the time, Adorno was accused of everything from overreaction to deranged hysteria by his many detractors. In today's world, where even the least cynical of consumers is aware of the influence of the media, Adorno's work takes on a more immediate significance. The Culture Industry is an unrivalled indictment of the banality of mass culture.     

Author Name :Theodor W. Adorno

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Aristotle and the Metaphysics

Aristotles' 'Metaphysics' is one of the most important texts in Ancient Philosophy. This GuideBook looks at the Metaphysics thematically and takes the student through the main arguments found in the text. The book introduces and assesses Aristotle's life and the background to the Metaphysics, the ideas and text of the Metaphysics and Aristotle's philosophical legacy.     

Author Name :Vasilis Politis

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IRONY

In a postmodern era of stimulation, mass communication and disenchantment, how are we to recognize sincerity from irony?     

Author Name :Claire Colebrook

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Descartes Belief, scepticism and virtue

Descartes is often regarded as the founder of modern philosophy and is credited with placing the question of what we know and how we know it at centre stage. Descartes: Belief, Scepticism and Virtue seeks to reinsert his work and thought in its contemporary ethical and theological context.     

Author Name :Richard Davies

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Real Metaphysics Essays in honour of D. H. Mellor

Real Metaphysics brings together new articles by leading metaphysicians to honour Hugh Mellor's outstanding contribution to metaphysics. Some of the most outstanding minds of current times shed new light on all the main topics in metaphysics: truth, causation, dispositions and properties, explanation, and time. At the end of the book, Hugh Mellor responds to the issues raised by each of the thirteen contributors and gives us new insight into his own highly influential work on metaphysics.     

Author Name :Hallvard Lillehammer and Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

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On Science Thinking in Action

Thinking in Action is a major new series that takes philosophy to its public. Each book in the series is written by a major international philosopher or thinker, engages with an impor- tant contemporary topic, and is clearly and accessibly written. The series informs and sharpens debate on issues as wide ranging as the Internet, religion, the problem of immigration and refugees and the way we think about science. Punchy, short, and stimulating, Thinking in Action is an indispensable starting point for anyone who wants to think seriously about major issues confronting us today.     

Author Name :Brian Ridley

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Works of Immanuel Kant

This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Sony Reader and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.     

Author Name :Immanual Kant

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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (French: Surveiller et punir: Naissance de la Prison) is a 1975 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. An analysis of the social and theoretical mechanisms behind the massive changes that occurred in western penal systems during the modern age, it focuses on historical documents from France. Foucault argues against the idea that the prison became the consistent form of punishment due mainly to the humanitarian concerns of reformists. He traces the cultural shifts that led to the prison's dominance, focusing on the body and questions of power. Prison is a form used by the "disciplines", a new technological power, which can also be found, according to Foucault, in places such as schools, hospitals, and military barracks.     

Author Name :Michel Foucault

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Language and Sexuality

This lively and accessible textbook looks at how we talk about sex and why we talk about it the way we do. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from personal ads to phone sex, from sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault trials, the book provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality. Using a broad definition of sexuality , the book encompasses not only issues surrounding sexual orientation and identity but also questions about the discursive construction of sexuality and the verbal expression of erotic desire. Cameron and Kulick contextualize their findings within current research in linguistics, anthropology and psychology, and bring together relevant theoretical debates on sexuality, gender, identity, desire, meaning and power. Topical and entertaining, this much-needed textbook will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and gender/sexuality studies, as well as anyone interested in the relationship between language and sex.     

Author Name :Deborah Cameron, Don Kulick

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Spinoza

Renowned for his metaphysics, Spinoza made significant contributions to understanding the human mind, the emotions, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Spinoza's life, Michael Della Rocca carefully unpacks and explains Spinoza's philosophy: his metaphysics of substance and argument at the center of his whole system that God is the sole independent substance; his account of the human mind and its relation to the body; his theory that human beings tend towards self-preservation and his most famous work, the Ethics, including the problem of free will; and his writings on the state, religion and scripture.     

Author Name :Michael Della Rocca

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Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was one of the greatest writers and German philosophers of the nineteenth century. His work influenced figures as diverse as Wagner, Freud and Nietzsche. Best known as a pessimist, he was one of the few philosophers read and admired by Wittgenstein. In this comprehensive introduction, Julian Young covers all the main aspects of Schopenhauer's philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Schopenhauer's life and work, he introduces the central aspects of his metaphysics fundamental to understanding his work as a whole: his philosophical idealism and debt to the philosophy of Kant; his attempt to answer the question of what the world is; his account of science; and in particular his idea that 'will' is the essence of all things.     

Author Name :Julian Young

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Rawls

In this superb introduction, Samuel Freeman introduces and assesses the main topics of Rawls' philosophy. Starting with a brief biography and charting the influences on Rawls' early thinking, he goes on to discuss the heart of Rawls's philosophy: his principles of justice and their practical application to society. Subsequent chapters discuss Rawls's theories of liberty, political and economic justice, democratic institutions, goodness as rationality, moral psychology, political liberalism, and international justice and a concluding chapter considers Rawls' legacy.     

Author Name :Samuel Freeman

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Merleau Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the most important philosophers of the Twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but philosophy generally is only now becoming clear. In this lucid and comprehensive introduction, Taylor Carman explains and assesses the full range of Merleau-Pontys philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Merleau-Pontys life and work, subsequent chapters cover fundamental aspects of Merleau-Pontys thought, including his philosophy of perception and intentionality; the role of the body in relation to perception; philosophy of history and culture; and his writings on art and aesthetics, particularly the work of Cezanne. A final chapter considers Merleau-Pontys importance today, examining his philosophy in light of recent developments in philosophy of mind and cognitive science.     

Author Name :Taylor Carman

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Kant

Immanuel Kant is the most significant Enlightenment philosopher. In this outstanding introduction, Paul Guyer uses Kants central conception of autonomy as the key to all the major aspects and issues of Kants thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Kants life and times, Guyer introduces Kants metaphysics and epistemology, carefully explaining his arguments about the nature of space, time and experience in his most influential but difficult work, The Critique of Pure Reason. He offers an explanation and critique of Kants famous theory of transcendental idealism and shows how much of Kants philosophy is independent of this controversial doctrine.     

Author Name :Paul Guyer

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Husserl

In this stimulating introduction, David Woodruff Smith introduces the whole of Husserls thought, demonstrating his influence on philosophy of mind and language, on ontology and epistemology, and on philosophy of logic, mathematics and science. Starting with an overview of his life and works, and his place in twentieth-century philosophy, and in western philosophy as a whole, David Woodruff Smith introduces Husserls concept of phenomenology, explaining his influential theories of intentionality, objectivity and subjectivity. In subsequent chapters he covers Husserls logic, metaphysics, realism and transcendental idealism, and epistemology. Finally, he assesses the significance and implications of Husserls work for contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Including a timeline, glossary and extensive suggestions for further reading, Husserl is essential reading for anyone interested in this eminent philosopher, phenomenology or twentieth-century philosophy.     

Author Name :David W. Smith

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Hegel

Hegel (1770-1831) is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century - from existentialism to analytic philosophy - grew out of reactions against Hegel. He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often misunderstood. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel's thought. He places Hegel in the historical context of nineteenth-century Germany whilst clarifying the deep insights and originality of Hegel's philosophy. A masterpiece of clarity and scholarship, Hegel is both the ideal starting point for those coming to Hegel for the first time and essential reading for any student or scholar of nineteenth century philosophy.     

Author Name :Frederick Beiser

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Darwin

In this invaluable book, Tim Lewens shows in a clear and accessible manner how important Darwin is for philosophy and how his work has shaped and challenged the very nature of the subject. Beginning with an overview of Darwins life and work, the subsequent chapters discuss the full range of fundamental philosophical topics from a Darwinian perspective. These include natural selection; the origin and nature of species; the role of evidence in scientific enquiry; the theory of Intelligent Design; evolutionary approaches to the human mind; the implications of Darwins work for ethics and epistemology; and the question of how social and political thought needs to be updated in the light of a Darwinian understanding of human nature. A concluding chapter assesses the philosophical legacy of Darwins thought. Darwin is essential reading for anyone in the humanities, social sciences and sciences seeking a philosophical introduction to Darwin, or anyone simply seeking a philosophical companion to Darwins own writings.     

Author Name :Tim Lewens

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Aristotle

In this excellent introduction, Christopher Shields introduces and assesses the whole of Aristotle's philosophy, showing how his powerful conception of human nature shaped much of his thinking on the nature of the soul and the mind, ethics, politics and the arts. Beginning with a brief biography, Christopher Shields carefully explains the fundamental elements of Aristotle's thought: his explanatory framework, his philosophical methodology and his four-causal explanatory scheme. Subsequently he discusses Aristotle's metaphysics and the theory of categories and logical theory and his conception of the human being and soul and body. In the last part, he concentrates on Aristotle's value theory as applied to ethics and politics, and assesses his approach to happiness, virtues and the best life for human beings. He concludes with an appraisal of Aristotelianism today.     

Author Name :Christopher Shields

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Julia Kristeva

One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Julia Kristeva has been driving forward the fields of literary and cultural studies since the 1960s. This volume is an accessible, introductory guide to the main themes of Kristeva's work, including her ideas on: *semiotics and symbolism *abjection *melancholia *feminism *revolt. McAfee provides clear explanations of the more difficult aspects of Kristeva's theories, helpfully placing her ideas in the relevant theoretical context, be it literary theory, psychoanalysis, linguistics, gender studies or philosophy, and demonstrates the impact of her critical interventions in these areas. Julia Kristeva is the essential guide for readers who are approaching the work of this challenging thinker for the first time, and provides the ideal opportunity for those with more knowledge to re-familiarise themselves with Kristeva's key terms.     

Author Name :Noelle McAfee

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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt's work offers a powerful critical engagement with the cultural and philosophical crises of mid-twentieth-century Europe. Her idea of the banality of evil, made famous after her report on the trial of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, remains controversial to this day. In the face of 9/11 and the 'war on terror', Arendt's work on the politics of freedom and the rights of man in a democratic state are especially relevant. Her impassioned plea for the creation of a public sphere through free, critical thinking and dialogue provides a significant resource for contemporary thought.     

Author Name :Simon Swift

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Friedrich Nietzsche

It is difficult to imagine a world without common sense, the distinction between truth and falsehood, the belief in some form of morality or an agreement that we are all human. But Friedrich Nietzsche did imagine such a world, and his work has become a crucial point of departure for contemporary critical theory and debate. This volume introduces this key thinker to students of literary and cultural studies, offering a lucid account of Nietzsche's thought on: anti-humanism, good and evil, the Overman, nihilism, the Will to Power. Lee Spinks prepares readers for their first encounter with Nietzsche's most influential texts, enabling them to begin to apply his thought in studies of literature, art and contemporary culture.     

Author Name :Lee Spinks

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Jean-Paul Sartre 1961 Preface to Frantz Fanons Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth (New York: Grove Press, 1968) is a lasting testimony to the genius of Frantz Fanon.     

Author Name :Jean-Paul Sartre

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The Importance of Being Lazy

Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.     

Author Name :Al Gini

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Self-Knowledge and the Self

In this clear and reasoned discussion of self- knowledge and the self, the author asks whether it is really possible to know ourselves as we really are. He illuminates issues about the nature of self-identity which are of fundamental importance in moral psychology, epistemology and literary criticism. Jopling focuses on the accounts of Stuart Hampshire, Jean-Paul Sartre and Richard Rorty, and dialogical philosophical psychology and illustrates his argument with examples from literature, drama and psychology.     

Author Name :David A Jopling

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The Power of Concentration

A series of twenty lessons designed to help develop and improve the power of concentration. (Summary by Andrea Fiore). To make a success of anything you must be able to concentrate your entire thought upon the idea you are working out, posits the author. In The Power of Concentration, author Theron Q. Dumont sets out to help readers learn how concentrate and use their powers of concentration to become more successful, overcome bad habits and achieve their personal goals. This is an excellent book for individuals who are fans of the works of Theron Q. Dumont and also those who are interested in reading an important and popular self-help book.     

Author Name :Theron Q. Dumont

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Eight Minute Meditation

In recent years, mainstream Americans have begun to come around to meditation in a big way-and scientific studies are suggesting that the physical and mental benefits are solid and real. But to many, it remains something mystical and inaccessible...and spiritually-oriented tomes on the market don't do much to make it easier. As interest in meditation continues to grow, this book offers a simple, no-nonsense program to help beginners experience reduced stress and increased focus in only eight minutes a day. Designed by meditation expert and bestselling author Victor Davich, this program teaches the basic principles of meditation while clearing up the misconceptions and myths that too often get in the way.     

Author Name :Victor N. Davich

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Love is a Sweet Chain: Desire, Autonomy and Friendship in Liberal Political Theory

Notions of love intersect with ideas on personal liberty, obligation, individuality, self, and difference in this study. James Martel contends that theorists' inattention to the subject has impoverished our explorations of political discourse.     

Author Name :JAMES R.MARTEL

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Falling In Love

Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love. Renowned psychologist Ayala Pines shows us why we fall for the people we do, and argues convincingly that we love neither by chance nor by accident. She offers sound advice for making the right choices when it comes to this complicated emotion. Packed with helpful suggestions for those seeking love and those already in it, this book is about love's many puzzles.     

Author Name :ayala malach pines

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Manual of the Warrior of Light

Manual of the Warrior of Light is a 1997 collection of Paulo Coelho's teachings summed up into one volume. It includes proverbs, extracts from the Tao Te Ching, the Bible, the book of Chuang Tzu, the Talmud and various other sources, and is written in the form of short philosophical passages. This book is written as if it were an actual handbook for a supposedly Templar or Paladin warrior, the warrior however being a metaphor not for those who serve a certain lord, an ideal or the weak, but for those in pursuit of their dreams and who appreciate the miracle of life.     

Author Name :Paulo Coelho

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Manual of the Warrior of Light

Manual of the Warrior of Light is a 1997 collection of Paulo Coelho's teachings summed up into one volume. It includes proverbs, extracts from the Tao Te Ching, the Bible, the book of Chuang Tzu, the Talmud and various other sources, and is written in the form of short philosophical passages. This book is written as if it were an actual handbook for a supposedly Templar or Paladin warrior, the warrior however being a metaphor not for those who serve a certain lord, an ideal or the weak, but for those in pursuit of their dreams and who appreciate the miracle of life.     

Author Name :Paulo Coelho

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address

Eisenhower's farewell address (sometimes referred to as "Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation"[1]) was the final public speech of Dwight D. Eisenhower as President of the United States, delivered in a television broadcast on January 17, 1961. Although the speech is best known for its warning about the growing militaryindustrial complex, it also contained warnings about planning for the future and the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending.     

Author Name :Dwight D. Eisenhower:

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The Philosophy of Horror: Or Paradoxes of the Heart

Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon. A fan and serious student of the horror genre, Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works, as well as of the horror masterpieces. Working from a philosophical perspective, he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them. What, after all, are those "paradoxes of the heart" that make us want to be horrified?     

Author Name :Noel Carroll

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Violence and Phenomenology

This book pursues the problem of whether violence can be understood to be constitutive of its own sense or meaning, as opposed to being merely instrumental. Dodd draws on the resources of phenomenological philosophy, and takes the form of a series of dialogues between figures both inside and outside of this tradition. The central figures considered include Carl von Clausewitz, Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernst Jnger, and Martin Heidegger, and the study concludes with an analysis of the philosophy of Jan Patocka.     

Author Name :James Dodd

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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

Spanning a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and beyond, this volume takes its readers into one of the most exciting periods in the history of philosophy. It includes not only the thinkers of the Latin West but also the profound contributions of Islamic and Jewish philosophers such as Avicenna and Maimonides. Leading specialists examine what it was like to study philosophy in the cultures and institutions of the Middle Ages. Supplementary material includes chronological charts and biographies of the major thinkers.     

Author Name :A. S. McGrade

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Nietzsche and Modern German Thought

Nietzsche is no longer a marginal figure in the study of philosophy. This collection of specially commissioned essays reflects the emergence of a serious interest amongst philosophers, sociologists and political theorists. By considering Nietzsche's ideas in the context of the modern philosophical tradition from which it emerged, his importance in contemporary thought is refined and reaffirmed. Modern German thought begins with Kant and has rarely escaped his influence.     

Author Name :Keith Ansell-Pearson

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Internalism and Epistemology The Architecture of Reason

This book is a sustained defence of traditional internalist epistemology. The aim is threefold: to address some key criticisms of internalism and show that they do not hit their mark, to articulate a detailed version of a central objection to externalism, and to illustrate how a consistent internalism can meet the charge that it fares no better in the face of this objection than does externalism itself. This original work will be recommended reading for scholars with an interest in epistemology.     

Author Name :Timothy McGrew and Lydia McGrew

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The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault

This book is the first to systematically reconstruct Michel Foucaults political and philosophical thought across his career. It argues, in the areas of epistemology, power, subjectivity, resistance, politics, and ethics, that Foucaults work represents the articulation of a consistent and progressive philosophical and political viewpoint. The work is thus an important intervention into the field of Foucault studies, where many continue to claim that Foucaults work is contradictory, nonsensical, or nihilistic.     

Author Name :Mark G. E. Kelly

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Cicero: On Moral Ends

This new translation makes one of the most important texts in ancient philosophy freshly available to modern readers. Cicero was an intelligent and well-educated amateur philosopher, and in this work he presents the major ethical theories of his time in a way designed to get the reader philosophically engaged in the important debates. Raphael Woolf's translation does justice to Cicero's argumentative vigor as well as to the philosophical ideas involved, while Julia Annas' introduction and notes provide a clear and accessible explanation of the philosophical context of the work.     

Author Name :Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Metaphysics A contemporary introduction Third edition

Metaphysics: A contemporary introduction is for students who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a fresh look at the central topics in metaphysics, making this essential reading for any student of the subject. This third edition is revised and updated and includes two new chapters on Time and Causation.     

Author Name :Michael J. Loux

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Margaret Cavendish: Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy

Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the picture of nature as a grand machine that was propounded by Hobbes and Descartes; she also rejects the alternative views of nature that make reference to immaterial spirits. Instead she develops an original system of organicist materialism, and draws on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women's contributions to philosophy and science.     

Author Name :Margaret Cavendish Duchess of Newcastle

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Philosophy of Language Second Edition

Philosophy of Language provides a comprehensive, meticulous survey of twentieth-century and contemporary philosophical theories of meaning. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with a thematic overview of the different approaches to meaning, the book provides students with the tools necessary to understand contemporary analytic philosophy. Beginning with a systematic look at Freges foundational the- ories on sense and reference, Alexander Miller goes on to offer an exceptionally clear exposition of the development of subsequent argu- ments in the philosophy of language. Communicating a sense of active philosophical debate, the author confronts the views of the early theorists, taking in Frege, Russell and logical positivism and going on to discuss the scepticism of Quine, Kripke and Wittgenstein. The work of philosophers such as Davidson, Dummett, Searle, Fodor, McGinn, Wright, Grice and Tarski is also examined in depth.     

Author Name :Alexander Miller

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ARISTOTLE: Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to Aristotle's best known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum, which were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus. The theme of the work is the Socratic question which had previously been explored in Plato's works, of how men should best live. In his Metaphysics, Aristotle described how Socrates turned philosophy to human questions, whereas Pre-Socratic philosophy had only been theoretical.     

Author Name :Aristotle

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Francis Bacon: The New Organon

Francis Bacon's New Organon, published in 1620, was revolutionary in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimental science. It challenged the entire edifice of the philosophy and learning of Bacon's time, and left its mark on all subsequent discussions of scientific method. This volume presents a new translation of the text into modern English by Michael Silverthorne, together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets the work in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities.     

Author Name :Francis Bacon

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Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was hailed by Bertrand Russell as 'one of the supreme intellects of all time'. A towering figure in seventeenth-century philosophy, his complex thought has been championed and satirized in equal measure, most famously in Voltaire's Candide. In this outstanding introduction to his philosophy, Nicholas Jolley introduces and assesses the whole of Leibniz's philosophy. Beginning with an introduction to Leibniz's life and work, he carefully introduces the core elements of Leibniz's metaphysics: his theories of substance, identity and individuation; monads and space and time; and his important debate over the nature of space and time with Newton's champion, Samuel Clarke. He then introduces Leibniz's theories of mind, knowledge, and innate ideas, showing how Leibniz anticipated the distinction between conscious and unconscious states, before examining his theory of free will and the problem of evil. An important feature of the book is its introduction to Leibniz's moral and political philosophy, an overlooked aspect of his work.     

Author Name :Nicholas Jolley

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The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture

Containing four hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, with John Ruskin is Salman Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping rubs shoulders with Jacques Derrida as do Julia Kristeva and Kropotkin. With its global reach, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing as well as an index of names and key terms.     

Author Name :Justin Wintle

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Hume's Moral Theory

Hume's moral theory was the most important contribution to the sustained debate among the British Moralists of the 17th and 18th centuries. J. L. Mackie's classic text examines this debate and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main problems of moral philosophy.     

Author Name :J.l Mackie

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The New Imperialism

The New Imperialism' builds a conceptual framework to expose the underlying forces at work behind these momentous shifts in US policies and politics. The compulsions behind the projection of US power on the world as a 'new imperialism' are here, for the first time, laid bare for all to see.This new paperback edition contains an Afterword written to coincide with the result of the 2004 American presidental election.     

Author Name :David Harvey

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IMMANUEL KANT: Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science

Immanuel Kant was actively concerned with issues in the philosophy of natural science throughout his career. The Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science presents his most mature reflections on these themes in the context of both his critical philosophy, presented in the Critique of Pure Reason, and the natural science of his time. This volume features a new translation which is especially clear and accurate, together with an historical and philosophical introduction and a guide to further reading.     

Author Name :IMMANUEL KANT

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AQUINAS

"This is by far the best book we have on Aquinas's philosophy as a whole, and it will undoubtedly become a standard point of reference for anyone interested in his work" Robert Pasnau, Mind "This book is an astounding achievement. It will not be superseded for decades. It will surely remain on the bibliography for as long as Thomas Aquinas is regarded as a major thinker, for as long then as there is Western philosophy"Fergus Kerr, Ars Disputandi     

Author Name :Eleonore Stump

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Weakness of the Will

Since before Plato, philosophers have puzzled over why it is that people will sometimes deliberately take the worst course of action. The book begins by examining the various theories put forward by Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and a selection of medieval philosophers and discusses how and why later philosophers avoid the problem. In the second section, Justin Gosling argues that familiar ways of viewing the problem mislocate the apparent irrationality of weakness. The author then moves on to the traditional cases of being overcome by passion to argue for a further sense in which weakness may be thought irrational, and to open up an unusually wide field of examples for consideration.     

Author Name :Justin Gosling

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Reinhold: Letters on the Kantian Philosophy

Reinhold's Letters on the Kantian Philosophy is arguably the most influential book ever written concerning Kant. It propelled Kant's Critical Philosophy, which had previously enjoyed an equivocal reception, into the central position which it has held to this day. It also brought fame to Reinhold, who became a professor at Jena and later developed his own "Elementary Philosophy". This volume presents the first English translation of the work, together with an introduction that sets it in its philosophical and historical contexts.     

Author Name :Karl Leonhard Reinhold

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Perception

Questions about perception remain some of the most difficult and insoluble in both epistemology and in the philosophy of mind. This controversial but highly accessible introduction to the area explores the philosophical importance of those questions by re-examining what had until recent times been the most popular theory of perception - the sense-datum theory. Howard Robinson surveys the history of the arguments for and against the theory from Descartes to Husserl. He then shows that the objections to the theory, particularly Wittgenstein's attack on privacy and those of the physicalists, have been unsuccessful. He argues that we should return to the theory sense-data in order to understand perception. In doing so he seeks to overturn a consensus that has dominated the philosophy of perception for nearly half a century.     

Author Name :Howard Robinson

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Vagueness

Vagueness provides the first comprehensive examination of a topic of increasing importance in metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. Timothy Williamson traces the history of this philosophical problem from discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece to modern formal approaches such as fuzzy logic. He illustrates the problems with views which have taken the position that standard logic and formal semantics do not apply to vague language, and defends the controversial realistic view that vagueness is a kind of ignorance--that there really is a grain of sand whose removal turns a heap into a non-heap, but we cannot know which one it is.     

Author Name :Timothy Williamson

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Schleiermacher: Lectures on Philosophical Ethics

This is the first English translation of Friedrich Schleiermacher's mature ethical theory. Situated between the better-known positions of Kant and Hegel, Schleiermacher's ethics represent an under-explored option within the rich and creative tradition of German idealism. Although Schleiermacher is known to English readers primarily as a theologian and hermeneuticist, many German scholars have argued that his philosophical work in ethics constitutes his most outstanding intellectual achievement. This edition includes an historical and philosophical introduction and notes on further reading.     

Author Name :Friedrich Schleiermacher

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Heidegger and ethics

Heidegger and ethics is a contentious conjunction of terms. Martin Heidegger himself rejected the notion of ethics, while his endorsement of Nazism is widely seen as unethical. This major new study examines the complex and controversial issues involved in bringing them together. By working backwards through his work, from his 1964 claim that philosophy has been completed to Being and Time, his first major work, Joanna Hodge questions Heidegger's denial that his enquires were concerned with ethics. She discovers a form of ethics in Heidegger's thinking which elucidates his important distinction between metaphysics and philosophy. Against many contemporary views, she proposes therefore that ethics can be retrieved and questions the relation between ethics and metaphysics that Heidegger had made so pervasive.     

Author Name :Joanna Hodge

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An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy

In this clearly written undergraduate textbook, Stephen Laumakis explains the origin and development of Buddhist ideas and concepts, focusing on the philosophical ideas and arguments presented and defended by selected thinkers and sutras from various traditions. He starts with a sketch of the Buddha and the Dharma, and highlights the origins of Buddhism in India. He then considers specific details of the Dharma with special attention to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology, and examines the development of Buddhism in China, Japan, and Tibet, concluding with the ideas of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.     

Author Name :Stephen J. Laumakis

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Hegel, Kant and the Structure of the Object

Hegel's holistic metaphysics challenges much recent ontology with its atomistic and reductionist assumptions; Stern offers us an original reading of Hegel and contrasts him with his predecessor, Kant.     

Author Name :Robert Stern

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Hobbes and Bramhall on Liberty and Necessity

This volume presents the famous seventeenth-century controversy in which Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall debate these questions and others. The complete texts of their initial contributions to the debate are included, together with selections from their subsequent replies to one another and from other works of Hobbes.     

Author Name :Thomas Hobbes, John Bramhall, Vere Chappell

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HUME

Many recent books on Hume have concentrated only on particular issues in his philosophy and have presented at best a fragmentary picture. This study, which is intelligible to the virtual beginner in philosophy as well as being of interest to Hume scholars and to philosophers dealing with the problems he discussed, offers a more consistent, unified interpretation and emphasizes the interest and importance of Hume's views for philosophers today.     

Author Name :Barry Stroud

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Hegels Critique of Modernity: Reconciling Individual Freedom and the Community

Hegel's enduring importance lies in the fact that his philosophy sheds light on many contemporary problems; his conception of freedom enables us to reconcile many of the differences that divide liberalism and communitarianism. While liberalism tends to overemphasize the individual and devalue the community, communitarianism tends to do the reverse. One of his central aims is to integrate liberalism's concern for the political rights and interests of individuals within the framework of a community. He tries to reconcile the individual and community in a way that creates the proper mix of liberty and authority. One of Hegel's goals is to discover social structures that will allow individuals to escape the alienation that characterizes contemporary life.     

Author Name :Timothy C. Luther

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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume VII The Nineteenth Century

The Nineteenth Century provides a broad, scholarly introduction to nineteenth-century philosophy. It also contains a glossary of philosophical terms and a chronological table of philosophical and cultural events.     

Author Name :C.L.Ten

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Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: And Other Writings

David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1748, is a concise statement of Hume's central philosophical positions. It develops an account of human mental functioning which emphasizes the limits of human knowledge and the extent of our reliance on (non-rational) mental habits. It then applies that account to questions of free will and religious knowledge before closing with a defence of moderate scepticism. This volume, which presents a modified version of the definitive 1772 edition of the work, offers helpful annotation for the student reader, together with an introduction that sets this profoundly influential work in its philosophical and historical contexts. The volume also includes a selection of other works by Hume that throw light on both the circumstances of the work's genesis and its key themes and arguments.     

Author Name :David Hume

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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume II From Aristotle to Augustine

This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the work of philosophers who wrote in Greek and Latin from the mid-fourth century BC to the fifth century ADfrom the death of Plato to the beginning of Christian philosophy. Five chapters are devoted to Aristotle and the Peripatetic school, three to the major Hellenistic schoolsthe Epicurean, Stoic and the Sceptictwo to the arguments of mathematicians and biologists, and one each to Neo- Platonism and Augustine.     

Author Name :David Furley

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Aquinas:Dispute Questions on Virtue

The great medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) was Dominican regent master in theology at the University of Paris, where he presided over a series of academic debates on ethical topics. This volume offers new translations of disputed questions on the nature of virtue. The introduction explains how Aquinas' theory of virtue fits into his conception of ethics as a whole, and clarifies Aquinas's views by explaining the institutional and intellectual context in which the disputed questions were debated.     

Author Name :Thomas Aquinas

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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume IX Philosophy of Science, Logic and Mathematics in the Twentieth Century

Volume IX of the Routledge History of Philosophy surveys ten key topics in the philosophy of science, logic and mathematics in the twentieth century. Each of the essays is written by one of the worlds leading experts in that field. The papers provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject in question, and are written in a way that is accessible to philosophy undergraduates and to those outside of philosophy who are interested in these subjects. Each chapter contains an extensive bibliography of the major writings in the field.     

Author Name :Stuart G.Shanker

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Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion: And Other Writings

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo (known also as Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia, "Philon", and Philo the Jew, was a Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher born in Alexandria), and Cleanthes of Assos debate the nature of God's existence. While all three agree that a god exists, they differ sharply in opinion on God's nature or attributes and how, or if, humankind can come to knowledge of a deity. In the Dialogues, Hume's characters debate a number of arguments for the existence of God, and arguments whose proponents believe through which we may come to know the nature of God. Such topics debated include the argument from design -- for which Hume uses a house -- and whether there is more suffering or good in the world (argument from evil).     

Author Name :David Hume

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The history and philosophy of social science

Scott Gordon provides a magisterial review of the historical development of the social sciences from their beginnings in renaissance Italy to the present day.     

Author Name :Scott Gordon

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Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics

This volume brings together major works by German thinkers who were extremely influential in the crucial period of aesthetics prior to and after Kant. It includes the first translation into English of Schiller's Kallias Letters and Moritz's on the Artistic Imitation of the Beautiful, and new translations of some of Hlderlin's most important theoretical writings and works by Hamann, Lessing, Novalis and Schlegel. The volume features an introduction in which J.M. Bernstein places the works in their historical and philosophical context.     

Author Name :J. M. Bernstein

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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume VIII Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy

This volume provides a broad, scholarly introduction to twentieth century continental philosophy for students of philosophy and related disciplines. It includes a glossary of technical terms.     

Author Name :Richard Kearney

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Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the Twentieth Century

This volume presents a chronological survey of some central topics in twentieth-century philosophy in the English-speaking world. A companion volume focuses on logic, the philosophy of science and related subjects, while another covers recent continental philosophy.1 By way of a broad introduction to the essays printed here I shall discuss some characteristic features of modern Anglo-American philosophy.     

Author Name :John V.Canfield

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Giordano Bruno: Cause, Principle and Unity: And Essays on Magic

Giordano Bruno's notorious public death in 1600, at the hands of the Inquisition in Rome, marked the transition from Renaissance philosophy to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. This volume presents new translations of Cause, Principle and Unity, in which he challenges Aristotelian accounts of causality and spells out the implications of Copernicanism for a new theory of an infinite universe, as well as two essays on magic, in which he interprets earlier theories about magical events in the light of the unusual powers of natural phenomena.     

Author Name :Giordano Bruno

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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume VI The Age of German Idealism

This volume traces the emergence of German Idealism from Kant and his predecessors through the first half of the nineteenth century, ending with the irrationalism of Kierkegaard. Each chapter has been written by a distinguished scholar in the field, and contributors include Lewis White Beck (on the German background), Daniel Bonevac, Don Becker, Patrick Gardiner (on Kant), Daniel Breazeale (on Fichte and Schelling), Robert C.Solomon, Willem deVries and Leo Rauch (on Hegel), Kathleen M.Higgins (on Schopenhauer), Robert Nola (on the Young Hegelians, including Marx) and Judith Butler (on Kierkegaard).     

Author Name :Robert C.Solomon and Kathleen M.Higgins

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Camus

Reflecting the profound influence he continues to exert on popular consciousness, Camus examines the complete body of works of French author and philosopher Albert Camus, providing a comprehensive analysis of Camus most important worksmost notably The Myth of Sisyphus, The Stranger, The Fall, The Plague, and The Rebelwithin the framework of his basic ethical orientation. Makes Camus concerns clear in terms that will resonate with contemporary readers Reveals the unity and integrity of Camus writings and political activities Discusses Camus ongoing relevance by showing how he prefigures many postmodern positions in philosophy, literature, and politics.     

Author Name :David Sherman

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The Renaissance and Seventeenth-century Rationalism

This volume provides a broad, scholarly introduction to this period for students of philosophy and related disciplines, as well as some original interpretations of these authors. It includes a glossary of technical terms and a chronological table of philosophical, scientific and other cultural events.     

Author Name :G.H.R.Parkinson

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A Beginners Guide to Nietzsches Beyond Good and Evil

A concise and very readable summary of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, geared toward students embarking on their studies and general readers. It is an ideal companion for those new to the study of this challenging and often misunderstood classic. Offers clear explanations of the central themes and ideas, terminology, and arguments. Includes a glossary of difficult terms as well as helpful biographical and historical information. Illustrates arguments and ideas with useful tables, diagrams, and images; and includes references to further reading. Forms part of a series of Guides designed specifically for A-level philosophy students by an experienced teacher and founder of the popular website Philosophy Online     

Author Name :Gareth Southwell

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Routledge History of Philosophy Volume III Medieval Philosophy

The Routledge History of Philosophy provides a chronological survey of the history of Western philosophy, from its beginnings up to the present time. Its aim is to discuss all major philosophical developments in depth, and with this in mind, most space has been allocated to those individuals who, by common consent, are regarded as great philosophers. But lesser figures have not been neglected, and it is hoped that the reader will be able to find, in the ten volumes of the History, at least basic information about any significant philosopher of the past or present.     

Author Name :John Marenbon

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DEWEY

This book is an attempt to specify some of the most important features of that picture and how they bear on the way philosophy conducts argument. As a vehicle for this purpose it has sometimes seemed useful to illustrate by drawing on disputes in which Dewey participated, e.g. with Bertrand Russell or Arthur Lovejoy. But it has sometimes seemed more useful to confront Deweys views with those of philosophers, such a Hume and Aristotle, who flourished long before he did, as well as with those philosophers who have written since his death, such as Thomas Nagel and Bernard Williams. These disputes are not rehearsed to determine who should be declared the victor, but to illustrate how difference in outlook leads to a difference in the way argument is conducted.     

Author Name :J.E.Tiles

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Sextus Empiricus: Against the Logicians

By far the most detailed surviving examination by any ancient Greek sceptic of epistemology and logic, this work critically reviews the pretensions of non-sceptical philosophers, to have discovered methods for determining the truth, either through direct observation or by inference from the observed to the unobserved. A fine example of the Pyrrhonist sceptical method at work, it also provides extensive information about the ideas of other Greek thinkers, which in many instances, are poorly preserved in other sources.     

Author Name :Sexto Empiricus

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12 Modern Philosophers

Featuring essays from leading philosophical scholars, 12 Modern Philosophers explores the works, origins, and influences of twelve of the most important late 20th Century philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Draws on essays from well-known scholars, including Thomas Baldwin, Catherine Wilson, Adrian Moore and Lori Gruen. Locates the authors and their oeuvre within the context of the discipline as a whole. Considers how contemporary philosophy both draws from, and contributes to, the broader intellectual and cultural milieu.     

Author Name :Christopher Belshaw and Gary Kemp

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NEGATIVE DIALECTICS Theodor W.Adorno

This is the first British paperback edition of this modern classic written by one of the towering intellectual of the twentieth century. Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was a leading member of the Frankfurt School. His books include The Jargon of Authenticity, Dialectic of Enlightenment (with Max Horkheimer), and Aesthetic Theory     

Author Name :Theodore W.Adorno

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Political Theory in Transition

During the past two decades there has been increasing dissatisfaction with established political categories, on the grounds that they no longer fit many of the facts of contemporary life, or adequately express many contemporary political ideals. Political Theory in Transition explores the principal reasons for this dissatisfaction and outlines some of the most influential responses to it. This book covers many of the important areas in political theory including: Communitarianism; Identity; Feminism; Liberalism; Citizenship; Democracy; Power; Authority; Legitimacy; Nationalism; Globalization; and the Environment.     

Author Name :Noel O Sullivan

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Dudley Knowles: Political Philosophy

This comprehensive introduction to the major thinkers and topics in political philosophy explores the philosophical traditions which continue to inform our political judgements. Dudley Knowles introduces the ideas of key political thinkers including Hobbes, Locke, Marx and Mill and influential contemporary thinkers such as Berlin, Rawls and Nozick. He outlines central problems in political philosophy and encourages the reader to critically engage with all the issues discussed. The individual chapters discuss and analyse: utilitarianism liberty rights justice obligation democracy Political Philosophy is ideally suited to students taking introductory courses in political theory and philosophy.     

Author Name :Dudley Knowles

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THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS

Anyone who has the temerity to write a book on the Presocratics requires a remarkably good excuse. The surviving fish from the Presocratic shoal, fortuitously angled from Times vast ocean, have been gutted, anatomized, and painstakingly described by generations of scholars; and it might reasonably be supposed that further dissection would be a vain and unprofitable exercise.     

Author Name :Jonathan Barnes

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Logic An Introductory Course

This is an introduction to logic. It is designed for the level of first year university students with no background in mathematics. My intention is to convey some sense of the utility of formal systems in the representation and analyses of deductive arguments. In addition attention is given to some of the philosophical problems which arise in the course of this and to some of the philosophical benefits which result.     

Author Name :W.H.Newton-Smith

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Utopia

Utopia is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More published in 1516. More's imagining of Utopia presents a solution to many of the social ills discussed in the first part of the text, yet seems also to embody a rejection of More's own well-documented Catholic beliefs. The novel popularized the concept of Utopian societies in literary works, and can even be credited with the first introduction of the Greek term utopia into the English language. Utopia begins with written correspondence between Thomas More and several people he had met on the continent: Peter Giles, town clerk of Antwerp, and Jerome Busleiden, counselor to Charles V. More chose these letters, which are communications between actual people, to further the plausibility of his fictional land.     

Author Name :Thomas More

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THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of science.     

Author Name :Stathis Psillos and Martin Curd

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Knowledge of the External World

Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He casts doubt on the generally accepted reasons for putting the problem aside and proposes an entirely new approach. By considering the history of the problem from Descartes to Kant, Aune shows that analogous arguments create difficulties for the contemporary philosophical consensus. He makes it clear that the problem remains acute, particualarly for our understanding of scientific evidence. The solution he proposes draws upon contemporary philosophy of science and probability theory.     

Author Name :Bruce Aune

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Augustine: On the Trinity, Books 8 to15

This is the first new rendition for a generation of The City of God, the first major intellectual achievement of Latin Christianity and one of the classic texts of Western civilisation. When he began to write The City of God in 413, St. Augustine's intention was to defend the Christian Church against the charge of having brought about the Sack of Rome in 410. Outgrowing this initial purpose, the work evolved into a detailed critique of the political and moral tradition of Rome and a synthesis of Platonism and Christianity which must stand as one of the most significant achievements in Western intellectual history.     

Author Name :Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

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INTRODUCING LYOTARD Art and Politics

The first truly introductory text on Lyotard, this book situates Lyotard's interventions in the postmodern debate in the wider context of his rethinking of the politics of representation.     

Author Name :Bill Readings

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ON WAITING,THINKING IN ACTION

'This is a quite remarkable book, a pleasure to read. Not only is it clear and informative but also by turns witty, melancholic and insightful. The book is astonishingly erudite, but wears this learning so lightly and so charmingly that it is both easy and gripping to read.' Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London Penelope waits by her loom for Odysseus, Vladimir and Estragon wait for Godot, all of us have to wait: for buses, phone calls and the kettle to boil. But do we know what the checking of one's watch and pacing back and forth is really all about? What is the relationship between waiting and time? Is there an ethics of waiting, or even an art of waiting? Do the internet, online shopping and text messaging mean that waiting has come to an end? On Waiting explores such and similar questions in compelling fashion. Drawing on some fascinating examples, from the philosopher Henri Bergson's musings on a lump of sugar to Kate Croy waiting in Wings of the Dove to the writings of Rilke, Bishop, and Carver, On Waiting examines this ever-present yet overlooked phenomenon from diverse angles in fascinating style. On Waiting is the first book to present a philosophy of waiting.     

Author Name :HAROLD SCHWEIZER

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Isaac Newton: Philosophical Writings

In this volume, Newton's principal philosophical writings are for the first time collected in a single place. They include excerpts from the Principia and the Opticks, his famous correspondence with Boyle and with Bentley, and his equally significant correspondence with Leibniz, which is often ignored in favor of Leibniz's later debate with Samuel Clarke. Newton's exchanges with Leibniz place their different understandings of natural philosophy in sharp relief. In a historical and philosophical introduction, Andrew Janiak examines Newton's philosophical positions and his relations to canonical figures in early modern philosophy.     

Author Name :Sir Isaac Newton

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Herder: Philosophical Writings

Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803) is one of the most important German philosophers of the eighteenth century, who had enormous influence on later thinkers such as Hegel, Schleiermacher and Nietzsche. His wide-ranging ideas were formative in the development of linguistics, hermeneutics, anthropology and bible scholarship, and even today they retain their vitality and relevance to an extraordinary degree.     

Author Name :Johann Gottfried von Herder

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Attacking Anxiety and Depression

This book gives an positive outlook in day to day life.     

Author Name :Susan Polis Schutz

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IMMANUEL KANT: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

This new, revised edition of Kant's Prolegomena, the best introduction to the theoretical side of his philosophy, presents his thought clearly through careful attention to his original language. Also included are selections from the Critique of Pure Reason, which fill out and explicate some of Kant's central arguments (including famous sections of the Schematism and Analogies), and in which Kant himself explains his special terminology.     

Author Name :IMMANUEL KANT

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Plato: The Symposium

The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385380 BC. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and (in later day interpretations) is the origin of the concept of Platonic love. Love is examined in a sequence of speeches by men attending a symposium, or drinking party. Each man must deliver an encomium, a speech in praise of Love (Eros). The party takes place at the house of the tragedian Agathon in Athens.     

Author Name :Platon

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Fichte: The System of Ethics

Fichte's System of Ethics, originally published in 1798, is at once the most accessible presentation of its author's comprehensive philosophical project, The Science of Knowledge or Wissenschaftslehre, and the most important work in moral philosophy written between Kant and Hegel. This study integrates the discussion of our moral duties into the systematic framework of a transcendental theory of the human subject. Ranging over numerous important philosophical themes, the volume offers a new translation of the work together with an introduction that sets it in its philosophical and historical contexts.     

Author Name :Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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Spinoza: Theological Political Treatise

Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (1670) is one of the most important philosophical works of the early modern period. In it Spinoza discusses at length the historical circumstances of the composition and transmission of the Bible, demonstrating the fallibility of both its authors and its interpreters. He argues that free enquiry is not only consistent with the security and prosperity of a state but actually essential to them, and that such freedom flourishes best in a democratic and republican state in which individuals are left free while religious organizations are subordinated to the secular power.     

Author Name :Benedictus de Spinoza

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Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments

The Theory of Moral Sentiments is a 1759 book by Adam Smith. It provided the ethical, philosophical, psychological, and methodological underpinnings to Smith's later works. This lays the foundation for a general system of morals, and is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. By means of the idea of sympathy and the mental construct of an impartial spectator, Smith formulated highly original theories of conscience, moral judgment and the virtues.     

Author Name :Adam Smith

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Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Nietzsche regarded 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' as his most important work, and his story of the wandering Zarathustra has had enormous influence on subsequent culture. Nietzsche uses a mixture of homilies, parables, epigrams and dreams to introduce some of his most striking doctrines, including the Overman, nihilism, and the eternal return of the same. This edition offers a new translation by Adrian Del Caro which restores the original versification of Nietzsche's text and captures its poetic brilliance.     

Author Name :Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Descartes: The World and Other Writings

Descartes' The World offers the most comprehensive vision of the nature of the world since Aristotle, and is crucial for an understanding of his later writings, in particular the Meditations and Principles of Philosophy. Above all, it provides an insight into how Descartes conceived of natural philosophy before he started to reformulate his doctrines in terms of a skeptically driven epistemology.     

Author Name :Ren Descartes

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Hamann: Writings on Philosophy and Language

Johann Georg Hamann (1730 1788) is a major figure not only in German philosophy but also in literature and religious history. In his own time he wrote penetrating criticisms of Herder, Kant, Mendelssohn, and other Enlightenment thinkers; after his death he was an important figure for Goethe, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and others. It was only in the twentieth century, however, that the full and radical extent of his 'linguistic' critique of philosophy was recognized. This 2007 volume presents a translation of a wide selection of his essays, including both famous and lesser-known works. Hamann's enigmatic prose-style was deliberately at odds with Enlightenment assumptions about language, and a full apparatus of annotation explains the numerous allusions in his essays. The volume is completed by a historical and philosophical introduction and suggestions for further reading.     

Author Name :Johann Georg Hamann

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Philosophy and the Vision of Language

Philosophy and the Vision of Language is a philosophical interpretation of the recourse to language in analytic philosophy over the twentieth century, examining the enduring significance of the linguistic turn that inaugurated the analytic tradition and still determines many of its characteristic methods and problems.     

Author Name :Paul M. Livingston

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Needs and Moral Necessity

Needs and Moral Necessity analyses ethics as a practice, explains why we have three moral theory-types, consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics, and argues for a fourth needs-based theory.     

Author Name :Soran Reader

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Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction

Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction introduces the student to the main issues and theories in twentieth century philosophy of language, focusing specifically on linguistic phenomena.     

Author Name :William G. Lycan

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The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings

The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings addresses the problems an Anselmian perfect being faces in contexts involving unlimited options. Recent advances in the theory of vagueness, the metaphysics of multiverses and hyperspace, the theory of dynamic or sequential choice, the logic of moral and rational dilemmas, and metaethical theory provide the resources to formulate the new challenges and the Anselmian responses with an unusual degree of precision. Almeida shows that the challenges arising in the unusual contexts involving unlimited options sometimes produce metaphysical surprise.     

Author Name :Michael J. Almeida

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Husserl's Constitutive Phenomenology: Its Problem and Promise

If Edmund Husserl's true philosophy lay in his unpublished research manuscripts, as he argues, then it is in these rather than the "introductions" and fragmentary studies he published during his lifetime that we may possibly find a systematic of his philosophy. This work constitutes a study of the full range of Husserl's writings with the special task of uncovering there the systematic presentation or presentations of the transcendental phenomenological problematic.     

Author Name :Bob Sandmeyer

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Kants Theory of the Self

The self for Kant is something real, and yet is neither appearance nor thing in itself, but rather has some third status. Appearances for Kant arise in space and time where these are respectively forms of outer and inner attending (intuition). Melnick explains the "third status" by identifying the self with intellectual action that does not arise in the progression of attending (and so is not appearance), but accompanies and unifies inner attending. As so accompanying, it progresses with that attending and is therefore temporal--not a thing in itself.     

Author Name :Arthur Melnick

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Hegel

In this clear, critical examination of the ideas of one of the greatest and most influential of modern philosophers, M.J. Inwood makes Hegel's arguments fully accessible. He considers Hegel's system as a whole and examines the wide range of problems that it was designed to solve - metaphysical, epistemological theological and political. He concentrates especially on the logical and metaphysical ideas which underpin the system and which supply the key to understanding much of what is obscure in Hegel's thought.     

Author Name :M.J.Inwood

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Modern Philosophy The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Modern Philosophy is an exploration of the ideas of six major thinkers from Descartes to Hume. It takes a fresh and engaging look at the common themes that dominate this period, as well as examining the differences in the work of the six philosophers. Through vivid and witty prose, Richard Francks skilfully presents ideas that have informed the development of philosophy as we know it, and which present a challenge to beliefs and attitudes that most of us now share. In this work we find the source of modern philosophical inquiry - questions such as the existence of God, the Mind and Body problem, the idea of self, and the existence of the world had their birth in these texts - as well as broader questions about political and social philosophy.     

Author Name :Richard Francks

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Space Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography

The first to engage Foucault's geographies in detail from a wide range of perspectives, this book is framed around his discussions with the journal Herodote in the mid 1970s. The contributors (including a number of key figures such as David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara Mills, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah) discuss just what they find valuable - and frustrating - about Foucault's geographies. This is a book which will both surprise and challenge.     

Author Name :Jeremy W. Crampton, Stuart Elden

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Philosophy of Science

Many introductions to this field start with the problem of justifying scientific knowledge but Alexander Bird begins by examining the subject matter, or metaphysics, of science. Using topical scientific debates he vividly elucidates what it is for the world to be governed by laws of nature. This idea provides the basis for explanations and causes and leads to a discussion of natural kinds and theoretical entities. With this foundation in place he goes on to consider the epistemological issues of how science arrives at knowledge, favouring a treatment of scientific reasoning based on inference to the best explanation.     

Author Name :Alexander Bird

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ETHICS

Benn stimulates a concern for moral discourse through an initial discussion of moral objectivity and relativism, a central problem for ethical theory as well as one of the most immediate and practical concerns in our contemporary world. He suggests that most of the arguments offered in support of relativism are really arguments for tolerance and elucidates the crucial distinction and its implications. His emphasis on showing the reader how to think critically about the issues is brought to bear on key moral concepts throughout the book. Free will and determinism, pleasure and happiness, reasons and causes, authority, and rationality are examined with insight and clarity. Benn's elegant and perceptive treatment makes Ethics an ideal text for undergraduate courses. The guides to further reading provided in each chapter help the reader pursue interesting topics and facilitate using the book in conjunction with primary sources.     

Author Name :Piers Benn

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History of Shit

History of Shit is a 1978 book by French psychoanalyst Dominique Laporte (19491984). It uses an idiosyncratic method of historical genealogy derived from, among others, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Georges Bataille, and Michel Foucault, to show how the development of sanitation techniques in Western Europe affected the formation of modern notions of individuality. Laporte examines this influence through the historical processes of urbanization, the apotheosis of nationalism, practices of capitalist exchange, and linguistic reform.     

Author Name :Dominique Laporte

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Beyond Good and Evil

In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.     

Author Name :Friedrich Nietzsche

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Aesthetics

This book presents an up-to-date introduction to the subject that captures the excitement and passion of art itself. It opens by exploring why art is important to us and goes on to grip the reader with a discussion of all of the areas central to aesthetics: aesthetic experience, representation, expression, definition of art, evaluation, interpretation, structuralism and post-structuralism, truth and morality. It draws upon the great thinkers on art, Plato and Kant, Croce and Beardsley, including the most recent iconoclastic views of Barthes and Derrida.     

Author Name :Colin Lyas

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and other clinical tales

In his most extraordinary book, one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Oliver Sackss The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; patients no longer able to recognize people and common objects; patients stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; patients whose limbs have become alien; patients who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sackss splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicines ultimate responsibility: the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.     

Author Name :Oliver Sacks

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Silent Spring

Rachel Carsons Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carsons passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century. In 2012 we invite you to join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of this great work.     

Author Name :Rachel Carson

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A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help nonscientists understand the questions being asked by scientists today: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? Hawking attempts to reveal these questions (and where we're looking for answers) using a minimum of technical jargon. Among the topics gracefully covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time, and physicists' search for a grand unifying theory. This is deep science; these concepts are so vast (or so tiny) as to cause vertigo while reading, and one can't help but marvel at Hawking's ability to synthesize this difficult subject for people not used to thinking about things like alternate dimensions.     

Author Name :Stephen hawking

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Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

A useful reader's guide and a colorful 16-page introduction precede this encyclopedia's 750 articles. Volume 1 also offers a chronology that covers the subject from 4.5 billion years ago to 2007 and notes contributors and their affiliations. However, many of them are listed as "independent scholars" and their affiliation or expertise is unclear. An alphabetical list of the set's entries appears in each volume. The articles cover a variety of topics relating to global warming and climate change such as social effects and scientific causes. Entries on individual countries and key figures are also included. While the articles are full of useful information, the writing is not always clear and there are grammar issues throughout that make for choppy reading. In addition, some of the content is most appropriate for AP students. The layout is basic, featuring double columns of text on each page, with a few black-and-white stock photographs scattered throughout. Entries conclude with "see also" references, which are not always thorough, and a bibliography. The appendix presents charts and tables of relevant data ("Ice Age Temperature Changes," "Recent Sea Level Rise"), and each volume concludes with a comprehensive index. Additional.Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.     

Author Name :S. George Philander

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CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices

"Let food be your medicine, medicine your food."-Hippocrates, 2400 B.C.When the "Father of Medicine" uttered those famous words, spices were as important for medicine, embalming, preserving food, and masking bad odors as they were for more mundane culinary matters. Author James A. Duke predicts that spices such as capsicum, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, onion, and turmeric will assume relatively more medicinal importance again, as the economic costs and knowledge of the side-effects of prescription pharmaceuticals increase. After all, each spice contains thousands of useful phytochemicals. Pharmaceuticals usually contain only one or two.Discover the Science behind the FolkloreSpices are important medicines that have withstood the empirical tests of millennia. Nearly 5,000 years ago Charak, the father of Ayurvedic medicine, claimed that garlic lightens the blood, reduces tumors, and is an aphrodisiac tonic. Today scientists say it thins the blood, prevents cancer, and increases libido. For centuries people worldwide have used spices to cure a myriad of ailments and to preserve foods. Now science is proving that these spices may preserve us with their antioxidant and antiseptic activities.     

Author Name :James A. Duke

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A Call To Liberation

In this book Swamiji tell us the meaning and depth of liberation and especialy goes on the guru- disciple relationship.It gives a great impact to us.     

Author Name :Swami Chidananda

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Self Realization : Its Meaning and Method

Know thyself and be free this perennial wisdom-teaching rings the eternal message of the ageless quest of all creation-bound fields of self-awareness, whether these be persons, things or whatever evolving species. The character of self ingrained everywhere and in everything explains loves as well as hatreds, war as well as peace, statis as well as dynamis, life as well as death. But for the assertion of an inscrutable and transcendent apperception and nonobjective consciousness playing hide and seek and masquerading through all forms of existence, perpetually, the drama of the universe would not have remained that eluding mystery which it purports to be and has been for ever and ever. Here is an attempt to ponder over this most essential of all needs, this pressing call from within and without and from all sides in the life of everyone.     

Author Name :Swami Krishnananda

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Path To Blessedness

The book PATH TO BLESSEDNESS is a simple exposition of the inner Science of Self-realisation through the path of self-subdual, mind-control, concentrationandmeditation. It isall about thenowwell-knownYoga-Aphorismsof thegreat sage and teacher of India known asMaharshi PATANJALI who taught about five thousand years ago and left for humanity the quintessence of theYoga-Science in his short, terse andmeaning-filled Sutras or brief aphorisms.     

Author Name :Swami Chidananda

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Guidelines to Illumination

This book vividly gives the fundamentals of spiritual life and serves the purpose of giving some practical and useful information in this direction.     

Author Name :Swami Chidananda

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Bliss Is Within

In this book Swami Chidananda brings about a better understanding for spiritual life that he concludes the book saying 'bliss is within' .He explains the meaning of yoga,devotion,meditation,spiritual life and many more.     

Author Name :Swami Chidananda

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The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment, healer and philosopherDeepak Choprafollows up on his runaway bestseller,The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by extending and reinterpreting his spiritual laws for parents. "From the day your baby is born, you are a teacher of spirit," Chopra writes. "Look upon spirituality as a skill in living, since that is what it is. I believe in imparting these skills as early as possible by whatever means a child can understand." To meet this end, Chopra translates his own "laws" so that even the youngest child can comprehend them. For instance, Chopra's First Law, "The source of all creation is pure consciousness ... pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest," translates as "everything is possible." In his wise and deceptively simple program (focusing each day of the week on one of the seven laws), Chopra suggests ways for parents to teach children truly spiritual values by incorporating spiritual goals into family life.     

Author Name :Deepak Chopra

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Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra

It's an academic, yet non-scholarly, study of the Lotus Sutra in relation to many various theories of hermaneutics and related movements in acedemic study of literature. While it does expand religious concepts within the Lotus Sutra, in a very concrete way, this is a literary, academic, or theory oriented study of the Lotus sutra that helps to explore areas of the text in much the way Dogen explores the Lotus sutra. This work also happens to explore Dogen's own personalized interpretations of the work which come through in the Shobogenzo, as well as helping us place into context his Hua Yen doctrinal background before coming to the Zen school.     

Author Name :Taigen Dan Leighton

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Walk in the Light And Twenty-Three Tales

Uncluttered by the complexities of plot and character that daunt so many readers of the longer Russian masterpieces, Tolstoy's tales illumine eternal truths with forceful brevity. While inspired by a sense of spiritual certainty, their narrative quality, subtle humor, and visionary power lift them far above the common run of "religious" literature. Moralists purport to tell us what our lives should mean, and how we should live them. Tolstoy, on the other hand, has an uncanny gift for simply conveying what it means to be truly alive.From "Walk in the Light," a parable-like piece that reflects Tolstoy's fascination with the early Christians, to beloved tales such as "Ivan the Fool," "A Prisoner in the Caucasus," and "What Men Live By," the stories in this volume have stood the test of time for over a century. Together they form a rare treasure-trove you will want to return to often.     

Author Name :Leo Tolstoy

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Inspiring Thoughts

This book contains the inspiring and knowledgeable life thoughts of Swami Sivanandaji.     

Author Name :Swami Sivananda Saraswati

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Sin and Redemption

This book discusses the role of sin and redemption in King Lear, Paradise Lost, The Scarlet Letter, and many more works.     

Author Name :Blake Hobby, Harold Bloom

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What Becomes of The Soul After Death

The problem of life beyond death has been one of the most fascinating questions for Man. This book treats in detail of the subject and tries to furnish an answer to the age long question "What becomes of the Soul after Death?"     

Author Name :Swami Sivananda Saraswati

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Self Knowledge

The lessons given in this book are particularly addressed to those who have no faith in religion, God, the Law of Karma, theory of reincarnation, a life beyond and an after-world (metempsychosis, eschatology, etc.).     

Author Name :Sri Swami Sivananda

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Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death: What Children Need to Know

How do you explain death to a 3-year-old? Even if it's just a pet goldfish that died, how do you explain that he's gone forever? What does that mean when you are barely a thousand days old? The answer? Simply with many questions back to the child of the "What do you think happens" nature. The author points out what parents know but often forget when confronted with a suddedn "What is death?" question: what kids want and need to know changes with age. And the author does a good job through pretend conversations with a child to help the reader see what might be going through the kids head at different ages.     

Author Name :Linda Goldman

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The Path Beyond Sorrow

A book dealing extensively with spiritual values of life and suggestive methods for transcending mundane existence.     

Author Name :Swami Chidananda

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Infinite Love Is the Only Truth: Everything Else Is Illusion

This book is all about more examination of how all is a virtual reality game - the "Matrix," generated by Consciousness itself to challenge itself and explore the possibilities of existence when separation and limitation are the basis of perception. Icke throws in a number of interesting photos.Icke is a truly groundbreaking author in connecting holistic science, spiritual development, and research into dark polarity power structures. By helping us understand these topics he has employed some nice wit and come to the realization that it's all an Illusion of sorts.     

Author Name :David Icke

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Be Not Afraid

In Be Not Afraid, Arnold addresses fears that every person faces - fear of illness, aging, death, and loss, fear of vulnerability, and fear of suffering. A pastoral councelor who has worked with the dying for three decades, Arnold knows that the biggest challenges in life are the ones that won't fit the script, and which each of us therefore has to deal with in our own unique way. All the same he is convinced that there are plenty of common truths worth holding to the light.     

Author Name :Johann Christoph Arnold

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Conquest of Fear

This book explains the causes of fear and its eradication.     

Author Name :Swami Sivananda Saraswati

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Meditation and Its Utility In Daily Life With Practical Hints

Meditation is not for a few but is necessary for all human beings. So, a wonderful discovery of man is to keep his inner self in touch with the SOURCE in a wakeful state for longer periods continuously through specific type of systematic practices. This is called the art of meditation. And such a person is said to be a YOGI without any discretion/distinction of caste, creed, color and country.     

Author Name :Swami Premananda

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Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

This book is for people who want to think about the big themes: knowledge, reason, truth, mind, freedom, destiny,identity, God, goodness, justice. These are not the hidden preserve of specialists. They are things that men and omen wonder about naturally, for they structure the ways we think about the world and our place in it. In this book I try to introduce ways of thinking about the big themes. I also introduce some of the things thinkers have had to say about them.     

Author Name :Simon Blackburn

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Philosophy of Science

What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. He also looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. The final chapter touches on the conflicts between science and religion, and explores whether science is ultimately a good thing.     

Author Name :Samir Okasha

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Visions of Compassion

This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this volume includes excerpts from these extraordinary dialogues as well as engaging essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives.     

Author Name :Richard J. Davidson,Anne Harrington

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Conquest of Anger

In this text Swami Sivanandaji explains the ways to conquer anger and likewise how a person can become good.     

Author Name :Swami Sivananda Saraswati

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Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are significant mental health illnesses that impair lives and cost society millions of dollars in health care expenses and lost productivity. Greater awareness of anxiety disorders is essential for both the general public and health professionals if those who suffer from them are to be identified, receive proper treatment, and have a chance at leading fulfilling lives.To that end, Anxiety begins with a historical overview of the ways in which anxiety disorders have been understood, from the prehistoric era until the present time, examining the disorders from the perspectives of conceptualization, classification, research, and treatment. Subsequent chapters examine these themes in light of our current understanding and approaches to anxiety disorders. Current diagnostic and assessment methods are discussed, as are modern treatment options. The book concludes with a survey of the future directions in research for the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders.     

Author Name :Cheryl Winning Ghinassi

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International Dictionary of Hospitality Management

The International Dictionary of Hospitality Management is the must have companion for all those working or studying in the field of hospitality management. With over 728 entries, it covers everything you need to know, from a concise definition of back office systems, to management accounting and yield management.     

Author Name :Judy Holcomb and Abraham Pizam

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