1313 books (66 pages) in this category
<p><p><i>The Physics</i> is a foundational work of western philosophy, and the crucial one for understanding Aristotle?s views on matter, form, essence, causation, movement, space, and time. This richly annotated, scrupulously accurate, and
by Damon Young
We are not born readers, we learn to turn words into worlds. But why is fine writing lauded while excellent reading is ignored?<br><br>In <i>The Art of Reading</i>, philosopher Damon Young reveals the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a
by Peter B. Lewis
Arthur Schopenhauer devoted his adult life to the articulation of a philosophy for the world, a philosophy that would benefit mankind by providing a solution to the riddle of existence. Often considered a thoroughgoing pessimist, Schopenhauer in
A Philosophical Introduction
by Jack Copeland
Presupposing no familiarity with the technical concepts of either philosophy or computing, this clear introduction reviews the progress made in AI since the inception of the field in 1956. Copeland goes on to analyze what those working in AI ...
by Ian Buchanan
by Sarah Bakewell
<b>Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize</b><BR><b></b> <BR><b>Paris, near the turn of 1932-3.</b> Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de ...
by David Ashford
The philosophy of Ayn Rand has had a role equal or greater than that of Milton Friedman or F.A. Hayek in shaping the contemporary neo-liberal consensus. Its impact was powerful on architects of Reaganomics such as Alan Greenspan, former Director
by Martin Seligman
"From the author of the international bestseller, <i>Learned Optimism</i>, comes a ground-breaking look at the nature of happiness and how everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. Martin E. Seligman is the international ...
by Christopher Zurn
<p>With his insightful and wide-ranging theory of recognition, Axel Honneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt School tradition of critical social theory. Combining insights from philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, political economy, ...
Thinking Outside the Batter's Box
by Eric Bronson
<div>William Irwin has taken philosophy out of the academy and put it on the bestseller list. The series has been featured in The New York Times and People, and on NPR's All Things Considered. Now philosophy finds its real home — in the ...
by Mark D. White
The Dark Knight of the Soul
by William Irwin
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery?<br /> <br /> Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions?<br /> <br /> Is Batman better than Superman?<br /> <br /> If everyone followed Batman's example,<br /> <br ...
Badass or Boyscout?
by Nicolas Michaud
<p>Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? In <i>Batman, Superman, and Philosophy</i>, 26 ...
Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up?
by Josef Steiff
170 Ways to Transform Your Day
by Patrick Lindsay
Patrick Lindsay reminds us that all power is in the present moment. Even small changes today can have an immediate, transformative impact on your life - and you are the vehicle for this change. Be Happy draws together timeless wisdom and ...
The Complete Text of Pr?jug?s
by Jacques Derrida
<p>?How to judge ? Jean-Francois Lyotard?? It is from this initial question that one of France?s most heralded philosophers of the twentieth century begins his essay on the origin of the law, of judgment, and the work of his colleague ...
Epigenesis and Rationality
by Catherine Malabou
Is contemporary continental philosophy making a break with Kant? The structures of knowledge, taken for granted since Kant s Critique of Pure Reason, are now being called into question: the finitude of the subject, the phenomenal given, a priori
by Lewis Vaughn
by Alain Badiou
Since the book's first publication in 1988, Alain Badiou's Being and Event has established itself of one of the most important and controversial works in contemporary philosophy and its author as one of the most influential thinkers of our time.
by Jacques Ranciere
<p><br>From "Almanac of Fall" (1984) to "The Turin Horse "(2011), renowned Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr has followed the collapse of the communist promise. The "time after" is the time when we are less interested in histories and their ...