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Ontology, Including being, the soul, life, death

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  • The Nature of the Selfby Paul Gulian Cobben

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 152.37

    The human self is a free self that gets shape in a society in which it is both equal to the others (as the legal person who recognizes the others as free and equal) and unique (as the moral person who is not exchangeable to the others). Therefore, the modern debate on society is dominated by the determination of the relation between right... more...

  • Unity and Time in Metaphysicsby Ludger Honnefelder; Edmund Runggaldier SJ; Benedikt Schick

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 103.37

    The contributions to this collection deal with the fundamental problem of unity, which plays a decisive role in many contemporary debates (even when this role is not acknowledged). Questions like whether there can be unities that persist through time ? e.g. persons who remain the same throughout their lives ? are discussed from various perspectives.... more...

  • Speculative Philosophyby Donald Phillip Verene

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 82.99

    In this illuminating volume, Donald Phillip Verene challenges philosophy to pass beyond the limits of criticism and reflection toward a form of speculative philosophy that express the Hegelian sense in which the True is the whole and the Socratic sense in which the aim of philosophy is self-knowledge. more...

  • The Problem Is the Solutionby Marcella Bakur Weiner; Mark B. Simmons

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2009; US$ 77.99

    Weiner and Simmons show us how to rely on the natural, spontaneous images that emerge from our dreams, daily life, relationship problems, and symptoms as the seeds of our own healing. We must recognize that our problems have not been randomly inflicted on us; they have a purpose, to act as guideposts pointing the way toward healing and wholeness. more...

  • Menschliches Lebenby Sebastian Knell; Marcel Weber

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 32.61

    Human existence and its temporal limits are central themes of western culture. In addition to discussing fundamental metaphysical questions (what distinguishes a living from a dead thing?) and ethical questions (what status does a human embryo have?), this book examines questions surrounding the possibility of radically extending one's life... more...

  • Meaning in Life and Why It Mattersby Susan Wolf; John Koethe; Robert M. Adams; Nomy Arpaly; Jonathan Haidt; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36

    Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern... more...

  • Self-Construction and the Formation of Human Values: Truth, Language, and Desireby Teodros Kiros

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 35.00

    This volume presents a theoretical defense of the potential of ordinary individuals to construct values and through them to become self-empowering, responsible participants in a democratic community. Rather than conceiving of power as domination, the author identifies true power as self-empowerment, a notion based on self-construction. He proposes... more...

  • The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kindsby Helen Beebee; Nigel Sabbarton-Leary

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori--is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of science. At the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke's views about the existence and scope of the necessary a posteriorito... more...

  • Life and Death in Freud and Heideggerby Havi Carel

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 67.20

    Life and Death in Freud and Heidegger argues that mortality is a fundamental structuring element in human life. The ordinary view of life and death regards them as dichotomous and separate. This book explains why this view is unsatisfactory and presents a new model of the relationship between life and death that sees them as interlinked. Using Heidegger’s... more...

  • Eternity and Meby Allan Kellehear

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    Eternity and Me by Allan Kellehear is a work that stimulates one to take stock of one's life and reassess values and ideals. Kellehear is of the view that the opportunity to comprehend life from a new perspective and to weigh the past in a dispassionate manner is afforded as death draws near. The emotional turmoil at such a time can lead to self-discovery,... more...