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Ontology, Including being, the soul, life, death

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  • The Essence of the Selfby Geoffrey Madell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In this volume, Geoffrey Madell develops a revised account of the self, making a compelling case for why the "simple" or "anti-criterial" view of personal identity warrants a robust defense. Madell critiques recent discussions of the self for focusing on features which are common to all selves, and which therefore fail to capture the uniqueness of... 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$ 19.99

    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...

  • Johannes Hinderbach (1418-1486).by Daniela Rando

    Duncker & Humblot 2008; US$ 93.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Johannes Hinderbach (1418 - 1486), Bischof von Trient, hat die Texte seiner umfangreichen Bibliothek mit Tausenden von Randglossen versehen. Sie bieten in Inhalt und Form Gelegenheit, seinen geistigen und emotionalen Horizont weitgehend zu rekonstruieren: das Rechtsstudium in Wien und Padua, die Karriere als Sekretär und Diplomat... more...

  • Was ist Leben?by Simon Springmann; Asmus Trautsch

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 74.29

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Begriff des Lebens hat in weiten Teilen der akademischen Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts keine zentrale Rolle gespielt. Nachdem ihn die Lebensphilosophie vor allem als Gegensatz zur Vernunft exponiert hatte, wurde er von der europäischen und amerikanischen Philosophie weitgehend den Naturwissenschaften, insbesondere der Biologie,... more...

  • Grundzüge einer modernen Anthropologieby Michael von Brück; Günter Rager

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 34.72

    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...