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- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 35.00
Friedrich Schillers Abhandlung Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen in einer Reihe von Briefen (1795) gehört zu den wirkmächtigsten theoretischen Texten zur Schönheit und zur Kunst um 1800. In diesen ?gelehrten Briefen? gelingt Schiller nicht nur eine Legitimation der Kunst in Zeiten revolutionären Umbruchs in Europa, sondern auch eine Vermittlung... more...
- UPA 2010; US$ 29.99
This book explores the thinking of philosophers and theologians about controversies concerning animal consciousness and animal rights. The special contribution of the book is a presentation of Bernard Lonergan's theory about consciousness and the operations of the mind. The author tests this theory against present-day research with apes. more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 36.00
As one of America's "public intellectuals," John Dewey was engaged in a lifelong struggle to understand the human mind and the nature of human inquiry. According to Thomas C. Dalton, the successful pursuit of this mission demanded that Dewey become more than just a philosopher; it compelled him to become ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
What is the will? And what is its relation to human action? Throughout history, philosophers have been fascinated by the idea of 'the will': the source of the drive that motivates human beings to act. However, there has never been a clear consensus as to what the will is and how it relates to human action. Some philosophers have taken the will to... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99
Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 131.00
If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how 'ancient' and 'modern' can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 26.95
'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... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 39.95
Ziel des vorliegenden Bandes ist es, das Thema Konflikt umfassend und in seiner ganzen Breite aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Disziplinen zu behandeln. Wie gehen Primaten, Menschen wie Tiere, mit Konflikten um, und welche Bewältigungsstrategien sind entwickelt worden? Das Besondere und Neue dieses Bandes liegt in der transdisziplinären, historischen... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 105.00
Engaging with current research in the philosophy of emotions, both analytic and continental, the author argues that reductionist accounts of emotions leave us in a state of poverty regarding our understanding of our world and of ourselves. more...