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  • Political Responsibilityby Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned to ethics to theorize politics in what seems to be an increasingly depoliticized age. Yet the move toward ethics has obscured the ongoing value of political responsibility and the vibrant life it represents as an effective response to power. Sounding the alarm for those who care about robust... more...

  • Any Guru Will Doby Phil Brown

    University of Queensland Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    A humorous look at a usually lofty and intimidating topicthe meaning of lifethis book documents one man's uphill journey to enlightenment. Explaining the attractions (and pitfalls) of a pick-and-choose approach, the discussion covers Eastern and Western beliefs, all the while elucidating their practices through personal anecdotes. An attack of existentialism, a dogged... more...

  • Ancient Philosophyby William J. Prior

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    Before Socrates, philosophers sought explanations for naturally-occurring phenomena from earthquakes and eclipses to the existence of the entire cosmos. But the Socratic era saw a great shift towards questions much closer to the human experience. Philosophers became concerned with life and how to live it, the nature of knowledge and reality, the soul... more...

  • Abolishing Freedomby Frank Ruda

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 20.00

    Pushing back against the contemporary myth that freedom from oppression is freedom of choice, Frank Ruda resuscitates a fundamental lesson from the history of philosophical rationalism: a proper concept of freedom can arise only from a defense of absolute necessity, utter determinism, and predestination. Abolishing Freedom demonstrates how the... more...

  • Action, Decision-Making and Forms of Lifeby Jesús Padilla Gálvez

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    The book is exceptional because it applies the notion of foms of life to the context of human action. It provides answers to the following questions: Why do we act in a specific way? Why do we make particular decisions? Does one's form of life and language games determine our actions and decisions? Wittgenstein proposes a holistic method which enables... more...

  • Synonymie und Ersetzbarkeitby Maik Sühr

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Die Bände dieser Reihe diskutieren theoretische Probleme der Sprachwissenschaft, die traditionelle Fragen der Philosophie berühren. Zu den möglichen Themen gehören z.B. die Grundlagen der Linguistik als Wissenschaft, syntaktische Theorien sowie theoretische Fragestellungen der Semantik, Pragmatik und Phonetik. more...

  • Bewusstsein/Consciousnessby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Der Deutsche Idealismus gehört zu den bedeutendsten und wirkungsmächtigsten Epochen der neuzeitlichen Philosophie. Die Verständigung über den Begriff der Philosophie und über das, was philosophische Theoriebildung zu leisten vermag, wurde entscheidend von der systematischen Philosophie nach Kant geprägt und wird bis heute von ihr in... more...

  • Culture Control Critiqueby Frida Beckman

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 42.99

    Culture Control Critique is an attempt to address the current crisis in cultural critique, situate it in relation to what it sees as a powerful tendency toward political allegory in contemporary Anglo-American mainstream culture, and analyse how this tendency can be understood in relation to the totalizing tendencies of control society. more...

  • The Immanent Wordby Katie Terezakis

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    The Immanent Word establishes that the philosophical study of language inaugurated in the 1759 works of Hamann and Lessing marks a paradigm shift in modern philosophy; it analyzes the transformation of that shift in works of Herder, Kant, Fichte, Novalis and Schlegel. It contends that recent studies of early linguistic philosophy obscure the most... more...

  • Karl Leonhard Reinhold’s Transcendental Psychologyby Faustino Fabbianelli

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Reinhold’s Elementary Philosophy is the first system of transcendental philosophy after Kant. The scholarship of the last years has understood it in different ways: as a model of Grundsatzphilosophie , as a defense of the concept of freedom, as a transformation of philosophy into history of philosophy. The present investigation intends... more...