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Ontology, Including being, the soul, life, death

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  • On Romantic Love: Simple Truths about a Complex Emotionby Berit Brogaard

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Romantic love presents some of life's most challenging questions. Can we choose who to love? Is romantic love rational? Can we love more than one person at a time? And can we make ourselves fall out of love? In On Romantic Love, Berit Brogaard attempts to get to the bottom of love's many contradictions. This short book, informed by both historical... more...

  • Finite and Infinite Gamesby James Carse

    Free Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    ?There are at least two kinds of games,? states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. ?One could be called finite; the other infinite.? Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the... more...

  • Life and Times of Davidby Charles Henry Mackintosh

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    A wise king and, by some accounts, a distant ancestor of Jesus, David is one of the most compelling figures depicted in the Bible. In this thoughtful and comprehensive volume, theologian Charles Henry Mackintosh provides rich historical context for gaining a deeper understanding of David and his important contributions to Christianity. more...

  • Annihilationby Christopher Belshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The ever-present possibility of death forces upon us the question of life's meaning and for this reason death has been a central concern of philosophers throughout history. From Socrates to Heidegger, philosophers have grappled with the nature and significance of death. In "Annihilation", Christopher Belshaw explores two central questions at the heart... more...

  • Deathby Geoffrey Scarre

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we reconcile ourselves to the fact of our forthcoming death,... 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...

  • Person sein und Geschichten erzählenby Tim Henning

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    People tell a story about their lives ? a thesis like this is popular in philosophy, cognitive psychology, and cultural studies. However, there has been no detailed argument for this thesis nor even an adaquate theory of narrative language. The present book offers to correct this. It is additionally an independent contribution tothe theory of personal... more...

  • Self-Knowledgeby Brie Gertler

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    In this outstanding introduction Brie Gertler assesses the leading theoretical approaches to self-knowledge, explaining the work of many of the key figures in the field: from Descartes and Kant, through to Bertrand Russell and Gareth Evans, as well as recent work by Tyler Burge, David Chalmers, William Lycan and Sydney Shoemaker. Essential reading... more...

  • Die wunderbare Welt der Sektenby Gerald Willms

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 17.73

    Vom Urchristentum bis zu Scientology, von der Heiligen Römischen Kirche bis zur Kirche des Fliegenden Spaghettimonsters: Gerald Willms entfaltet das Panorama der 2000-jährigen Kultur- und Ideengeschichte der religiösen Bewegungen des Abendlandes. Beginnend mit der »Sekte des Nazareners« und ihres Aufstiegs zum religiösen Global Player, gilt das besondere... more...

  • Grundzüge einer modernen Anthropologieby Michael von Brück; Günter Rager

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 30.81

    Von Beginn menschlicher Reflexion war die Frage, was der Mensch seinem Wesen nach sei und welche Stellung er im Kosmos einnehme, von zentraler Bedeutung, denn schließlich wird in ihr das Selbstverständnis des Menschen thematisiert. Dabei wird die Komplexität der Fragestellung deutlich, da auch nur der Versuch, diese zu beantworten, zahlreiche andere... more...