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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95
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.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99
Is jealousy eliminable? What are the connections between pride the sin and the pride insisted on by identity politics? How can one override a society's account of its rituals? The discussion throughout this text is motivated by the Spinozist hope that understanding our lives can help change them. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 11.99
The great question of the meaning of life breaks down into a number of different questions, some of which must be answered differently and uniquely. Baggini offers philosophy not as a direct answer to this age-old question, but a method of sorts that gives us the resources for answering these smaller questions. more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 50.00
In this innovative study, the author argues that we can only understand the deduction of the categories in Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" in terms of his attempt to fathom the psychological prerequisites of thought. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 139.00
What makes an event count as an action? Typical answers appeal to the way in which the event was produced: e.g., perhaps an arm movement is an action when caused by mental states (in particular ways), but not when caused in other ways. Andrew Sneddon argues that this type of answer, which he calls "productionism", is methodologically and... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95
The possibilities for philosophy have never been greater and more fruitful than now and never more tragically squandered. Philosophy can become relevant once again, suggests Pedro Blas González, if we drop the pointless analytical hair-splitting and sel more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 10.99
What does it mean to suffer? What enables some people to emerge from tragedy while others are spiritually crushed by it? Why do so many Americans think of suffering as something that happens to other people-who usually deserve it? These are some of the questions at the heart of this powerful book. Combining reportage, personal narrative, and moral... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 14.00
Today's greatest luminaries generously share personal stories about their most challenging experience-and provide the healing wisdom that helped them emerge fortified with inner-peace, strengthened faith, and a deeper understanding of life. Features pieces by: Dean Ornish Rachel Naomi Remen Bernie Siegel Joan Borysenko Harriet Lerner Belleruth... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 159.00
Education is the transmission of knowledge and skill from one generation to another, and is vitally significant for the growth and unfolding of the living individual. It manifests the quintessential ability of the logos to differentiate life in self-individualization from within, and in its spread through inter-generative networks. Without reaching... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 154.00
The Passion of Infinity generates a historical narrative surrounding the concept of the irrational as a threat which rational culture has made a series of attempts to understand and relieve. It begins with Sophocles? Oedipus , inwhomhuman reason collides with the archaic force of the religious. It then moves through Aristotle?s ethics, psychology and... more...