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  • Platonicus amorby Achim Wurm

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 119.00

    This analysis of the historical understanding of Marsilio Ficino?s commentary on Plato?s Symposium sets it in relationship to the philosophical interpretation of Eros in Plato and Plotinus, while at the same time providing a multi-faceted description of the place of Ficino?s philosophy in the intellectual and spiritual development of the... more...

  • Selbstbewusstsein in der Spätantikeby Matthias Perkams

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    The three ancient commentaries on Aristotle's On the Soul ( De anima ) are interesting because the commentators, as neo-Platonists, understand the soul completely differently than Aristotle. For them, the soul is the inseperable life principle of the body, a spiritual entity. In response to this challenge, the commentator Priscian (ca. 530... more...

  • John Stuart Millby Various

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    John Stuart Mill: His Life and Works is a collection of twelve biographical and philosophical sketches written by Herbert Spencer, Henry Fawcett, Frederic Harrison and other authors. John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873) was a great liberal thinker of the nineteenth century, a noted philosopher, political theorist, Member of Parliament, and one of the... more...

  • Struktur und Dynamik in Kants Kritikenby Werner Moskopp

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The objective of this study is to demonstrate the coherence of Kant?s Critiques from a transcendental-critical perspective. To achieve this, the author paraphrases the Critiques , and interprets them from a common epistemic horizon; furthermore he takes up relevant positions from the research literature. The accents set by this view lead... more...

  • Creative Evolutionby Henri Bergson; Arthur Mitchell

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 5.99

    French philosopher Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution was published in 1907 and translated into English in 1911. Very popular at the time, it gives an alternate mechanism for evolution - that it is motivated by an "élan vital" a vital impetus, also graspable as our natural creative urge. It also looks at Bergson's conception... more...

  • Kant und die Zukunft der europäischen Aufklärungby Heiner Klemme

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00

    The philosophy of the Enlightenment still greatly influences our thinking today. This is especially true of Immanuel Kant, whose writings on moral philosophy, theory of law, philosophy of history, and political theorymoulded decisively the concept Enlightenment based on terms like reason, critique, and immaturity. The contributions deal with... more...

  • Nietzsche und Frankreichby Clemens Pornschlegel; Martin Stingelin

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    Friedrich Nietzsche held France in high esteem throughout his life. France was at the same time the country in which he allowed himself to believe to be understood. Nietzsche and France surveys a multitude of diverse encounters distinguished by their interplay with one another and explores them in their historical and systematic dimensions,... more...

  • The Afterlife of the Platonic Soulby Maha El-Kaisy; John Dillon

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    Plato's doctrine of the soul, its immaterial nature, its parts or faculties, and its fate after death (and before birth) came to have an enormous influence on the great religious traditions that sprang up in late antiquity, beginning with Judaism (in the person of Philo of Alexandria), and continuing with Christianity, from St. Paul on through... more...

  • The Anti-Christby Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; H. L. Mencken

    The Floating Press 1918; US$ 5.99

    Tangle with one of the most astoundingly vexing minds that the Western philosophical canon has ever produced. In The Anti-Christ, Nietzsche first defined his concept of the will to power, the animating force that he sees as the motivation behind most human behavior. Whether you are a non-believer or a committed Christian, Nietzsche's detailed critique... more...

  • Discourse on the Methodby Rene Descartes

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    One of the most influential books ever written, Descartes' Discourse on the Method delves into some of the most basic and profound philosophical problems facing humanity. Follow this great mind through the logical processes that ultimately led him to conclude, "I think, therefore I am" -- and to change Western philosophy forever in the... more...