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  • Taming Wild Thoughtsby Wilfred R. Bion

    Karnac Books 1997; US$ 21.95

    .Taming Wild Thoughts brings together previously unpublished works from two different periods of Bion's life which are linked, as Parthenope Bion Talamo says in her introduction, by the concept of classifying and conceptualizing thought. The first paper, "The Grid", dates from 1963 and is a discussion of great clarity about one of Bion's most widely-used... more...

  • Remembering Placesby Janet Donohoe

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This study provides insight into the human desire to return to important places of our past and to establish places of memory. Drawing upon philosophers such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, Janet Donohoe uses the idea of a palimpsest as a jumping-off point to explore how we make and preserve memories. more...

  • Timeby Eva Hoffman

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Time has always been the great Given, a fact of existence which cannot be denied or wished away; but the character of lived time is changing dramatically. Medical advances extend our longevity, while digital devices compress time into ever briefer units. We can now exist in several time-zones simultaneously, but we suffer from endemic shortages of... more...

  • Driving With Platoby Robert Rowland Smith

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    If life is meaningless as Sartre suggests, what is the point of being born? What does Freud have to say about losing one's virginity or Nietzsche about having a mid-life crisis? From birth to death (and beyond), the best brains in history have thought long and hard about the meaning behind the landmarks that shape our lives - and now acclaimed popular... more...

  • Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Munz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Peter Munz, a former student of both Popper and Wittgenstein, begins his comparison of the two great twentieth-century philosophers, by explaining that since the demise of positivism there have emerged, broadly speaking, two philosophical options: Wittgenstein, with the absolute relativism of his theory that meaning is a function of language games... more...

  • Philosophy Goes to the Moviesby Christopher Falzon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Now emulated in several competing publications, but still unsurpassed in clarity and insight, Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, Third Edition builds on the approach that made the two earlier editions so successful. Drawing on many popular and some lesser known films from around the world, Christopher Falzon introduces... more...

  • The Drama of Love and Deathby Edward Carpenter

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In this fascinating volume, English poet, philosopher and activist Edward Carpenter offers readers a sweeping theory of love and death that is informed by his knowledge of then-cutting-edge science. Drawing comparisons to the behaviors of simple organisms, animals, and past civilizations, Carpenter weaves a unified account of the meaning of life through... more...

  • Within You is the Powerby Henry Thomas Hamblin

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 8.95

    THERE is a power lying hidden in man, by the use of which he can rise to higher and better things. There is in man a greater Self, that transcends the finite self of the sense-man, even as the mountain towers above the plain. The object of this little book is to help men and women to bring their inward powers of mind and spirit into expression, wisely... more...

  • Personby Regine Kather

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 53.71

    Wer ist eine ?Person?? Diese Frage ist nicht erst seit den bioethischen Debatten aktuell. Aber in der heutigen Zeit stellen sich die Probleme, die mit dem Person- und Identitätsbegriff verbunden sind, als besonders dringlich dar. Wen muss, soll und darf man als ?Person? ansprechen, wer hat Anspruch auf Rechte und kann eigenverantwortlich handeln? Die... more...

  • Posthumanismusby Stefan Herbrechter

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 44.76

    Was kommt nach dem Menschen? In allen Bereichen der Wissenschaft sind Entwicklungen im Gange, die unser klassisches Bild vom Menschen und seinen Möglichkeiten erschüttern. Vor allem die Fortschritte der Biotechnologie und der Künstlichen Intelligenz führen dazu, dass ein ?posthumanes? Zeitalter eingeläutet wird. Der Band untersucht diese Entwicklungen... more...