Roscoe, John 2011 0-7734-1563-7 292 pages This work examines the philosophical positions of the canonical thinkers of the Western tradition from Descartes to Wittgenstein. It argues that philosophical discourse becomes confused whenever it has no explicit semantic basis.
Casebier, Allan 2006 0-7734-5816-6 164 pages This book provides the reader with the first comprehensive explanation of the much used distinction between modernist and postmodernist art. Where so many readers and appreciators of the arts find the distinction confronting them at every turn but are unable to understand its nature or comprehend its value, the book provides a conceptual map of the terrain in which the distinction functions. At the same time, the notion of a surrealist style often leaves the reader of history of the arts with sheer mystification where clarity would be most welcome. It provides a much needed corrective to this situation by indicating how to identify surrealist art from its opposing styles. The book provides many illustrations in explaining these three dominant artistic styles of the twentieth century.
This work will appeal to academic readers in history of the arts, cinema and art history; theorists and students of literature and film; and general readers in the history of the arts.
Dennis, Christopher 1997 0-7734-8434-5 144 pages Examines Adorno's principal theme: the historical demise of tonality as the basis for the valid practice of musical art. This theme proceeds from his dialectical view of reality, and from the consequences of the historical change that began with the ascendancy of the bourgeoisie. Responses to these circumstances by the principal composers of the period span a continuum from authenticity, in acknowledgment of the end of musical art, achieved in the objectifying constructions of Schoenberg's 12-tone principles; to inauthenticity, in the pretence of Stravinsky's works to maintain a traditional tonality which is really dead. The consequences of this history for contemporary music are presented as Adorno described them in publications subsequent to Philosophy of Modern Music. Inconsistency is noted in Adorno's understanding of what tonality is, and where it actually applies: this casts doubt upon the notion of tonality from which its historical demise supposedly derives. Adorno's characterization of present historical trends is read as negative, and an interpretation of this apparently essentialist position is offered.
Hudnut, Robert K. 1996 0-7734-8817-0 120 pages Examines Emerson's aesthetic as a metaphysical poem about two things: the human act of creation, and the divine. In the transcendental frame of reference, an aesthetic becomes basically a religion and not a philosophy. This study constructs a deductive framework from Emerson's writings, which works from the ground upward toward the Emersonian ideas on art: the "Materials" of Art must be considered before the "Method" of Art, and from these is created a philosophical-theological mold. It particularly examines Emerson's indebtedness to Coleridge, and also mentions earlier influences on both of them, such as Kant, Fichte, Plotinus, Plato, et al.
Dykeman, Therese Boos 1993 0-7734-9266-6 404 pages This text introduces six American women (Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, Mary Whiton Calkins, Judith Sargent Murray, Frances Wright, and Ednah Dow Cheney), and discusses their works as philosophy. This anthology presents a number of works never reprinted and difficult to locate. The works are of interdisciplinary interest: philosophy, feminist philosophy, women's studies, political science, and history.
Antis, Andrew 2013 0-7734-2633-7 744 pages Modern forms of grappling and wrestling martial arts in Japan can trace their historical and philosophical roots back to the Takenouchi School. Antis argues that there is a body of evidence that proves this point, and he expands upon previous work by translating rare historical scrolls, poetry, and other documents. Modern martial arts have spiritual connections to this particular school, and it is presented as a physical and curricular manifestation of philosophical and religious traditions that extend throughout Asian history. The author provides an exhaustive reference guide based on an accumulation of primary sources dealing with this influential Japanese school.
Petty, Jonathan Christian 2022 1-4955-0991-5 188 pages This work employs tenets of Group Mental System theory in considering the musical syntax and affective semantics of Anton Bruckner's last adagio. "The main tenet of this theory is that the sole linguistic object of music, language of the emotions, is Self. Musical language qualifies Self by qualifying its affect (emotions, moods, dispositions). ...[I]t is of particular interest to consider those musical works in which alterations to the Self play a direct role." -Jonathan Christian Petty
von Herrmann, Friedrich-Wilhelm 2008 0-7734-5131-5 232 pages In this work F.-W. von Herrmann, Professor Emeritus of Freiburg Universität im Breisgau, demonstrates the direct influence of Augustine of Hippo on the thought of Husserl and Heidegger. The importance of the translation lies in its presentation of Augustine as a phenomenological thinker on the question of time to an audience unaware of his influence on the contemporary age.
Bretzke, James T. 2001 0-7734-7318-1 584 pages This comprehensive research bibliography compiles, annotates, indexes and cross-references resources in the principal Western languages of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish which focus on East Asia (principally China, Japan, and Korea) in the primary areas of philosophy and religious studies, with supporting resources in theology, history, culture, and related social sciences. The bibliography is organized both thematically and geographically, and the index gives not only author’s and subject’s names, but includes a wide range of topics and sub-topics as well. A notable additional feature of this bibliography is the inclusion of extensive Internet-based resources, such as a wide variety of web-sites, discussion lists, electronic texts, virtual libraries, online journals and related material which allow for easy further research.
“Of particular interest are subsections on current subjects of interest (business and economic ethics, human rights, etc,). Bretzke’s inclusion of annotated East Asia Internet Resources is also extremely useful.” – Philip L. Wickeri
Bouwsma, O.K. 1995 0-7734-8885-5 460 pages Bouwsma's notes focus on sections of the Philosophical Investigations and Blue Book with the aim of helping a reader understand the unique insights which Wittgenstein brought to philosophy. Wittgenstein's writing is indirect, fragmented, and presupposes an occupation with specific philosophical problems. Established philosophers argue over the simplest interpretations, such as whether he was an empiricist, nominalist or skeptic. Bouwsma's work helps the reader appreciate Wittgenstein's insights. Bouwsma understands and can demonstrate how to apply Wittgenstein to the theories of other philosophers such as Descartes, Plato, and St. Augustine. This volume will be useful as a reference for philosophers and students working with the Philosophical Investigations and Blue Book.
Colella, E. Paul 1992 0-77349800-1 232 pages The purpose of this book is to provide a detailed examination of the social theory present within the ethics of C. L. Lewis. To date, no one has devoted sustained attention to Lewis' conception of the good social order. This volume utilizes previously unpublished manuscript materials. It presents his ideas from within the framework of his pragmatic philosophy as a whole, growing out of its positions on knowledge and value. Lewis' philosophy emerges from this study as a consistent and cohesive whole possessing a profoundly pragmatic core. This volume is a complement and supplement to the literature currently available on this important American pragmatist.
Sagadeev, A.V. 1999 0-7734-3206-X 408 pages For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers.
Sagadeev, A.V. 1999 0-7734-3192-6 280 pages For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers.
Nikiforov, Vladimir 2006 0-7734-5594-9 460 pages This monograph can be called a forensic study of the lethal effects of the First World War on the European cultural tradition. Philosophy was considered as the foundation of that tradition. The monograph describes this metamorphosis taking as the case study of the problem of the individual, this “nucleus of genuinely German thought” (Troeltsch). The monograph contains a critical analysis of the problem of the individual as it was treated in the 1900s by the pure phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and the transcendental axiology of Heinrich Rickert. Mikhail Bakhtin creates a new approach to the problem of the individual bringing together and transforming the ideas of Marx and Stirner, Lotze and Nietzsche, Simmel and Windelband, William James and Max Weber. The present study may be the first step to demonstrate the potential of Bakhtin’s early work which remains largely undiscovered.
Gallagher, David 2010 0-7734-1440-1 228 pages A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for
Bobik, Joseph 1990 0-88946-302-6 250 pages Bobik's comments on Conrad's commentary extract whatever is of philosophical value in the De Unitate et Uno. An account of the work and thought of Gundissalinus is provided to serve as a useful background in understanding the philosophical value of the work
Smith, John-Christian 2000 0-7734-7648-2 253 pages This work is a systematic organization of resources for study of the three central works of the Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Commons Sense (1764), Essays on the Intellectual Powers (1785), and Essays on the Active Powers (1788). Comprehensive subject and name indices allow the reader to quickly access and organize the full range of passages on specific topics and historical figures. The first ever glossary of Reidian terms references their definitive occurrences in the texts. A concise biography describes Reid’s personal life, publishing record, and scholarly role as the founder of the Scottish School of Commonsense Philosophy. In a general introduction, the author presents the essential elements of Reid’s theory of perception and epistemology, which anticipated modern perspectives in philosophy and psychology. There is also a detailed, critical summary of the Inquiry, followed by the most extensive bibliography of works relevant to Reid scholarship published to date.
Beyer, Jason A. 2007 0-7734-5322-9 248 pages This book seeks to make the case that philosophical naturalism serves as a better explanation of the range of human experience than Judeo-Christian theism. ‘Naturalism’ is defined as the view that all substantial or concrete entities are physical in nature; further, the physical world does not exist for a purpose or reason. Avoiding the usual naturalist approach of criticizing theistic arguments, this study first defines the nature of explanation and what makes one explanation better than another before producing an argument that naturalism serves as a better explanation of all things.
Kort, Eva 2015 1-4955-0287-2 116 pages This book opens a new dialogue for philosophical treatments of humor and comedy. It traces their history from the Dionysian Performance Tradition and brings a fresh perspective to the issue as it recasts standard interpretations of the Aristotelian theory in broader terms that offer new grounds for distinguishing ‘humor’, ‘comedy’ and ‘mirth’.
Varvis, Stephen 1992 0-7734-9976-8 240 pages Using methods from the study of the history of consciousness, this study analyzes symbols such as "philosophy," "participation," and the various images Boethius employs to describe his intellectual process and goal. Its triple argument -- from its internal symbols, from sympathetic readers, and from opponents -- confirms the arguments for the meaning of the Consolation as the attempt of a Christian thinker to avail himself of philosophical thinking as a divine gift in which his own mind participated. It offers to medieval scholarship patterns of analysis which illuminate the patterns of medieval consciousness, and the shift to early modern ways of seeing and thinking. Crosses fields (history, philosophy, theology, literature) and periods (late antique to early modern), and relies on interpretive methodology.
Dykeman, Therese Boos 2009 0-7734-4685-0 344 pages This text argues for a more comprehensive history of early American philosophy than has previously been available by focusing on three seventeenth and eighteenth century American women philosophers—Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray —and comparing their philosophical views with those of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
Yan, Jinfen 2009 0-7734-4702-4 508 pages This work examines the range of work in which value theorists are engaging in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The essays illustrate the ways in which value theorists from different parts of the world draw on an increasingly broad range of intellectual thought, including Chinese, European and African traditions.
Wybrow, Cameron 1993 0-7734-9207-0 376 pages The present volume fills a gap in scholarship in three ways. First, it provides the reader with a concise introduction to Foster's life and thought, by means of a biographical essay and a complete bibliography of Foster's published work. Second, it contains unabridged reprints of the seven Foster articles (including the classic Mind trio) which are most concerned with the relations between religion and science. Third, and perhaps most important, it contains a number of responses to Foster by contemporary scholars representing a wide range of academic disciplines and theological persuasions. Stanley Jaki, Francis Oakley and others have contributed lively critiques and further theoretical explorations, stimulated by Foster, concerning nature, creation, science, Christianity, and modernity. This volume is an absolute prerequisite for all further work on Foster. It also makes a vital contribution to the areas of theology, philosophy, and intellectual history, especially regarding the concepts of `creation' and `nature', two notions which have become increasingly important to serious philosophical and religious discourse about the human situation today.
Santrac, Aleksandar S. 2005 0-7734-6057-8 228 pages Jean Baudrillard is one of the outstanding representatives both of French poststructuralism and postmodernism. Because of radical criticism it was not possible for him to establish a logically coherent theoretical system; the philosophical aspects of his work are specifically merged, therefore, into a critical asystematic fragmentarism, which is the subject of this work.
Sagadeev, A.V. 1999 0-7734-3227-2 452 pages Presents original conceptions of formation and development of eastern Aristotelianism, which developed the philosophical traditions of antiquity in the medieval ‘theology-oriented” society of the Moslem East. The author gives a conceptual analysis of the philosophical doctrines of the prominent Arab thinkers: Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes).
Vaughan, William 2003 0-7734-7022-0 284 pages Vaughan carefully explains the essential Heidegger concepts regarding historicity, language, truth, freedom, world, and art. Devotees of Heidegger may at last discover a measure of clarity in Vaughan’s exposition of Heidegger's corpus.
Fanning, Bryan 2007 0-7734-5414-4 256 pages This study examines key thinkers who have offered influential accounts of the implications of specific belief about the nature of reality, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Locke and Nietzsche. It also addresses interpretations of these accounts by influential figures with the social sciences such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, John Dewey, Frederick Hayek, John Rawls, H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Hannah Arendt, Zigmunt Bauman and Richard Rorty. The aim throughout is to highlight the centrality of past and present ‘metaphysics’ to present day debates about moral community, jurisprudence, human rights and the relationship between the individual and collective good.
Schwerin, Alan K. 1993 0-7734-1933-0 220 pages A new and accessible anthology designed to introduce students to some of the central issues of philosophy, including the nature of philosophy, perception and knowledge of the external world, as well as the relationship between mind and body.
Squires, Jeremy S. 1998 0-7734-8239-3 264 pages This study analyses the work of a spanish writer who in the 1950s was considered to be one of the foremost peninsular novelists of his generation. Known principally for his two early novels, Industrias y andanzas de Alfanhuí and El Jarama, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio is often thought to have fallen silent since his second novel won the prestigious Nadal Prize in 1955, even though he has continued to write and publish just as extensively as before, albeit with less emphasis on the composition of fiction. This book provides, for the first time, an exposition of his philosophical writings – those on learning and cognition (as they emerge from his discussion, in the Comentarios (1973) of Jean Itard’s largely unsuccessful attempts to educate the wild boy of Aveyron) as well as those on reading, writing, and the nature of creativity in his quasi-Cervantine work, Las Semanas del jardín (1974). A consideration of these ‘forgotten’ works entails a reassessment both of Sánchez Ferlosio’s novels, particularly El Jarama, and a critique of some of the critical orthodoxies which have grown up around the objetivista movement of the 1950s.
Parr, Adrian 2003 0-7734-6564-2 240 pages This study explores the work of Leonardo da Vinci with the aim of developing a concept of creative production, It argues that the conditions of a truly creative practice require an imaginative re-working of the real so that new and unforeseen realities can emerge. Studying Leonardo’s notebooks and sketches, where a cross-pollination of theory and practice abounds, it shows that creativity is critical power that operates in between the real and ideal, confounding the clear-cut distinction between them.
Sweet, William 2006 0-7734-5587-6 440 pages These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.
Peden, W. Creighton 1989 0-88946-103-1 350 pages Thirty-two essayists provide scholarly insight and opportunities for constructive dialogue on social philosophical theory regarding freedom, equality, and social change.
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Plantinga, Theodore 1992 0-7734-9575-4 202 pages This is an original exploration of how the narratives people construct as they go about everyday living are shaped by certain limitations and regular patterns at work in individual memory. The book draws on themes in Walter Ong's analysis of memory and orality. It also explores the relations between memory aids/supports and memory itself. The recognition of records as playing a role in memory adds a collective dimension and raises questions about the nature of historical truth. The ethical theme is based on the thesis that the past can be redeemed or changed not just on the level of narrative but also on the level of additional actions that can be related to prior actions in such a way as to justify a new narration of the events taken together.
Parkin, John 1997 0-7734-8459-0 324 pages This volume examines six theorists of humour who have emerged as particularly influential in the 20th century: Henri Bergson, Sigmund Freud, Mikhail Bakhtin, Arthur Koestler, Northrop Frye, and Helene Cixous. Their major theories are reviewed and tested, and major principles of the theories are set in context with one another, while also being inserted into an over-view which borrows from all of them but is determined by none.
Schueler, George Frederick 1989 0-88946-344-1 150 pages Examines a series of defenses of the view that there can be no reasons for acting which are not connected to the agent's motives. The author argues that all such accounts fail owing to a failure to distinguish deliberation from the explanation of the action.
Lee, Sander H. 1992 0-88946-338-7 776 pages Fifty-five essays by eminent contemporary philosophers on such topics as "The Devaluation of Value," "The Rationality of Pleasure-Seeking Animals," "Goethe's Moral Thinking," "The Second Death of Jean-Paul Sartre," "The Significance of Human Life after Auschwitz," and "What Can You Do with Art?" Complete with an appendix giving the history of the American Society for Value Inquiry and two additional appendices.
Wagstaff, Graham F. 2001 0-7734-7406-4 516 pages The first part of this volume critically reviews modern philosophical approaches to justice, charts the rise and fall of equity theory in psychology, and describes the conceptual turmoil that has resulted since its decline. The second part of the book argues that by combining the results of modern psychological research into justice and sociobiology with our knowledge of the ancient philosophical traditions of justice, and tracing some of the historical development of these traditions, it is possible to define fundamental, unifying, core principles of justice, and to gain a unique insight into the roots of problems that now confront theorists and researchers. It is not only a unique treatise on the nature of justice, it also serves as a valuable integrated interdisciplinary reference source in an otherwise fragmented area.
Eliopoulos, Panos 2021 1-4955-0880-3 544 pages From the authors' introduction: "Among the many losses which followed the philosophical domination of Plato and Aristotle, one is central to this introduction. Until Nietzsche, serious thought has been associated with, often defined as, systematic thought in prose. As a result, the profound moral and political insights embedded in poetry and tragedy have been neglected or relegated to imaginative speculation. ...In this book we try to extrude some of Euripedes's moral and political thought from Medea. ...[T]his great masterpiece has not been understood as completely as might be expected of a play so famous and so thoroughly examined over the last twenty-five hundred years."
Lazarevic, Milo 2021 1-4955-0866-8 350 pages Professor Milo Lazarevic composes in this masterful book his paintings, sculptures and eclectic objects (from full color plates), revealing his insightful philosophical and artistic awareness of "intuitive reality." This bilingual English and Serbo-Croatian, 9"x12" full-color multimedia compilation of Dr. Lazarevic's artistic works (350 pages) represents the author's esteemed career as an art educator as well as a highly esteemed, award winning painter and sculptor.
Greene, David B. 2005 0-7734-6268-6 508 pages One of the most significant figures in contemporary German philosophy and ethics, Heimo Hofmeister has recently published landmark works in medical ethics and the nature of warfare. A Russian translation of this book has already been published in 2000 and a second edition in German came out at the same time, and is almost sold out. This is the much awaited, first English translation of Dr. Heimo Hofmeister’s groundbreaking work.
Zimmerman, Robert L. 2005 0-7734-5996-0 1992 pages The present study renovates the standard narrative of how German philosophy progressed from Kant to Hegel to Nietzsche. It rejects the long-held assumption that Hegel and Nietzsche overturn Kantian metaphysics and aesthetics. It instead demonstrates, through clear and insightful discussions, the very particular manners in which Hegel and Nietzsche, in regard to questions of truth, value, and beauty, renovate and bring to fruition these three key aspects of Kant’s Critical Philosophy.
Shen, Leah 2022 1-4955-1029-8 484 pages From the Introduction: "The project investigates a poetics of creative kong (emptiness) by studying the philosophical origins of the notion of emptiness in Indian Buddhism as well as its development in China from ancient times through the 17th century. I argue for the philosophical and religious significance of kong in the Chinese context as being open-minded, non-obsessive, and creative. The poetics and aesthetics of kong owes a significant debt to Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. The senses of kong enabled the writers and artists of the late Ming and early Qing to link with the immanent vividness of the world, and to evoke their creativity in literary and artistic practices when they tried to establish a close relationship to nature, instead of interfering with it." (pg. 2)
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Heiser, John H. 1991 0-88946-288-7 108 pages Examines how Plotinus relates language not only to philosophical reasoning, but to noesis, the intuitive and comprehensive act of intellection, and how he relates language to Union with the One, a union "beyond speech and beyond noesis."
Szabados, Béla 2010 0-7734-3817-3 300 pages This book challenges conventional portraits of Ludwig Wittgenstein that narrowly depict him as a philosopher’s philosopher. Rather, this study demonstrates Wittgenstein’s engagement with social, ethical and cultural questions, including aspects of otherness.
Kim, Dal-Yong 2009 0-7734-3780-0 288 pages This study argues that esoteric ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and James Frazer provide answers to ontological questions about the origin and substance of poets looking beyond the established rationalist codes of the industrial society.
The ideas also give comprehensive critical insight into creative bases on which the poets’ various mystical or occult ideas work to produce their distinct creative characters.
Bhatnagar, R.S. 2005 0-7734-6227-9 284 pages Philosophical assessment of abstract and symbolic notions underlying the spiritual visions of the saints is not an easy task. Professor Bhatnagar has admirably done this work. In ten chapters of this treatise he clarifies the mystical experiences and sayings of medieval Muslim saints and examines them from philosophical standpoint. This monograph has its groundings in intensive study of the primary sources in the original like Kashf al-Mah?j?b of Al-Hujw?r?, Ris?la of Al-Qushayr?, Kit?b al-luma’ of Al-Sarr?j, Kit?b al-ta’ arruf of Kal?b?dh? and Tadhikirat al-awliy?’ of ‘At?t??r. Quotations of the saints have been given in original language.
Professor Bhatnagar feels that the teachings of the prophet of Islam are best understood by the S??f?s on account of their mystical experiences gained on the Path of God. According to the author, the chief tenets of medieval Sufism are mah?abbat (love for God), ma’rifa (knowledge of God) and al-tawh??d (soul’s unification with God). Besides, this work is an impartial assessment of divergent tar?q (S??f? sects) and schools of S??f? thought. In addition, the author has examined the philosophical doctrines of the eminent S??f?s of India.
This substantial treatise on theory and practice of medieval S??fism written by an Indian scholar of Philosophy and Islamic mysticism is an excellent addition to the existing knowledge of S?fi thought.
Lemco, Gary 1992 0-7734-9962-8 160 pages Through a close reading of relevant primary and secondary literature, this study describes and evaluates Yoder's eschatologically informed critique of Constantinianism and his alternative theory of Christian social action. The study finds that the relationship between Yoder's eschatology and his view of Christian social ethics is characterized by a lack of conceptual coherence at numerous points. The conclusions are largely critical of Yoder's project, as neither his critique of Constantinianism, nor his proposed alternative, is displayed with exacting historical accuracy and conceptual precision.
Goldsmith, Marcella Tarozzi 2012 0-7734-2551-9 188 pages Nietzsche’s Classification of Human Types as Key to his Evolutionary Theory sheds new light on Nietzsche’s theory of free will and the concept of freedom. The book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book examines Nietzsche’s categorization of human types, which Nietzsche labels as the bound spirit, the free spirit, and the Ubermensch. The second part of the book demonstrates how Nietzsche’s categorization of human types is connected to the concepts of freedom, will, and truth. Not only does Goldsmith show the contradictions within Nietzsche’s categorization of humans as they apply to his theory of the will to power, but she also points out that within Nietzsche’ nihilistic explanation of human existence there is a sense of freedom within the will to power that drives humans to their greatest achievements. The book is a major contribution to the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche, one of the world’s greatest philosophers, and it will appeal to scholars in the fields of continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, twentieth century philosophy, and the social sciences.
von Morstein, Petra 1986 0-88946-326-3 275 pages Presents a theory of art according to which artworks represent kinds of experiences; also provides a philosophical understanding of the distinct peculiarities inherent in the experiencing of art.
Kennedy, David 2010 0-7734-1430-4 256 pages “Philosophical Dialogue with Children” is a collection of essays that explores our common presuppositions about childhood and children’s thinking, and challenges adults to re-examine their notions about children’s capacity to engage in philosophical dialogue in group settings like the classroom.
Gillette, Gregory 2009 0-7734-4772-5 240 pages Isaac Barrow largely responsible for that preservation and promulgation of the Euclidean tradition which, on the one hand, invigorated the physical science and mathematics of Newton and others, and on the other hand, allowed for an ongoing engagement with classical Greek mathematics, which continues down to the present day. Barrow’s philosophy of mathematics remains relevant to many key issues still at the forefront of modern philosophies of mathematics.
Yan, Jinfen 2013 0-7734-4349-5 384 pages This refreshing work draws upon a multitude of fields including philosophy and psychology from both the eastern and western traditions in order to construct an inclusive view of ethics and gender. The goal is to better understand the crucial role that group awareness plays in advocating support in gender justice issues. This study includes the first ever English translation of the epic 12th Century work, Plaint of Lady Wang.
Holowchak, Mark Andrew 2010 0-7734-3825-4 300 pages This collection of essays philosophically examines strength, considered in its brute, physical sense. This is the only book of its kind solely dedicated to physical strength. Each contributor has expertise in strength sports, three at the world-class level, or in an area of philosophy of sport, related to strength.
Chekki, Dan 2003 0-7734-6734-3 312 pages This important book presents the quintessence of the Virasaiva philosophy as revealed in the dialogues of the Virasaiva philosophers and revolutionary mystics of the twelfth century. These spiritually stimulating and intellectually challenging discourses are reminiscent of the Dialogues of Plato. Virasaiva thinkers proclaimed and practiced a monotheistic ideal, and values associated with human rights, gender equality, liberty and fraternity, a strong work ethic, social justice, community service, cultural diversity, non-violence, environmental protection and sustainable development. This landmark volume is an indispensable authoritative resource for scholars and educated readers interested in religion, philosophy, and culture.
Johnson, Charles 1992 0-7734-9915-6 744 pages This study examines several traditional philosophical problems as they are presented in works of literature and cinema. Instead of wading through dry, classical discourse, the joy and intrigue of reading and doing philosophy is gained by examining the same philosophical topics in dramatic settings. Works include Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and The Hunting of the Snark, Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up, and Joseph Heller's Catch-22.
Shein, Louis J. 1991 1-4955-0930-3 120 pages Lev Shestov is a strange and, in many respects, unique phenomenon in the history of Russian and philosophic thought. His approach to philosophical problems was so different from the traditional that it created difficulties in assimilating the essence of his thought. This is an attempt to clarify Shestov's work. The sudden death of Dr. Louis J.Shein prevented the completion of this work, but the editors of the Edwin Mellen Press decided that despite the unfinished nature of the manuscript, its contribution to scholarship renders it worthy of publication as Shein left it, with only minor editing adjustments.
Blackman, Larry Lee 2005 0-7734-6108-6 388 pages This anthology consists of twelve essays concerning the thought of University of Iowa Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Panayot Butchvarov, together with his comments on each. Butchvarov’s work reveals extraordinary breadth and depth, running the gamut of metaphysics (including proto-ontology), epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. Unusual for contemporary philosophers, he is sympathetic both to continental phenomenology and existentialism and also to British-American analytical philosophy. Highly eclectic, he draws upon the views of Descartes, Hume, Kant, Meinong, Moore, Wittgenstein (both “early” and “later”), and Sartre as well as other classical and contemporary thinkers, but at the same time he is quite original, setting forth and defending a range of bold, often controversial, theses on identity, existence, reality, knowledge, language, mind, consciousness, goodness, and universals.
Hübscher, Arthur 1990 0-88946-787-0 528 pages In Denker gegen den Strom Hübscher elucidated the main doctrines of Schopenhauer's philosophy by tracing its development within and against the various intellectual and philosophical currents of Schopenhauer's time. Cultivates new ways of understanding Schopenhauer's philosophy and contemporary relationships.
Roscoe, John 2009 0-7734-4829-2 320 pages This work is intended to challenge Frege’s Begriffsschrift as the foundation of philosophical work which either uses formal methods or is inspired by them. Whilst it is emphatically not a work of Wittgensteinian scholarship, it attempts the synthesis of the antithetical ideas associated with Wittgenstein, (1) the Picture-Theory, and (2) the language-game conceived as the ultimate level of explanation.
Jones, John D. 1990 0-88946-273-9 396 pages The first full-scale philosophical investigation into the meaning of poverty. A conceptual and phenomenological analysis of poverty, undertaken (1) to pose poverty as a philosophical problem in the context of a philosophy of human existence, and (2) to analyze the conceptual framework in which poverty is interpreted in other disciplines.
Barnett, Peter H. 1996 0-7734-8775-1 156 pages Peter Barnett has spent much of his philosophical career exploring alternatives to discursive argument as a means of philosophical communication. He has used diagrams, grids, sculpture, games, and practical jokes, in addition to the technique of sustained questioning.
Ouren, Dallas 1991 0-7734-9940-7 224 pages In his Examination of Sir Wm. Hamilton's Philosophy, John Stuart Mill criticized Hamilton's thought as a "tissue of inconsistencies." Ouren examines Mill's criticisms in detail, examining how Mill misinterpreted Hamilton. He also chronicles the decline and fall of Hamilton's reputation and discusses his relationship to the Scottish School of Philosophy, especially Reid. He criticizes the "Oil/Water" thesis that Hamilton is merely an unstable mixture of Reid and Kant, stressing the importance of Aristotle and scholasticism for Hamilton's thought.
LeFew-Blake, Penelope 2001 0-7734-7437-4 152 pages Eliot, Schreiner, Woolf, and Lessing are among the women writers of the British tradition whose work reveals a debt to Schopenhauer’s theory of the will and his aesthetic concepts.
Neeley, G. Steven 2003 0-7734-6873-0 236 pages This is one of the only studies to argue that a consistent reading of Schopenhauer is possible, making it a significant contribution to the literature. It argues convincingly that the prominent objections to Schopenhauer’s philosophy are based upon crude misunderstandings of the text.
Ausmus, Harry J. 1996 0-7734-8891-X 360 pages This study demonstrates that what is positive in Nietzsche's thought was already more clearly expressed in Schopenhauer's philosophy, and what is questionable was already criticized. It also demonstrates the religiosity of Nietzsche's thought, which is a secularized form of certain aspects of Christian theology, which leads to an elevation of psychology over metaphysics, lending support to a trend that has dominated much of twentieth-century thought. The book calls for a diminution in the importance of psychology, and recommends that metaphysics be reestablished in its rightful position by 'starting over' with the philosophy of Schopenhauer.
Jordan, Neil 2010 0-7734-3800-9 244 pages This work explores Schopenhauer’s ethics and central aspects of his philosophy of value, discussing his conception of the individual character, his determinism, his depiction of the states of virtue and salvation, and the value that life has when understood in Schopenhauer’s terms. The book also investigates the nature and depth of Schopenhauer’s pessimism, and the extent to which it is rooted in his metaphysics.
Dumitrescu, Corina Anderson 2021 1-4955-0821-8 368 pages Drs. Dumitrescu and Craiovan presents this edited collection of papers from the international conference on “The Philosophy of Law from Enlightenment to the Contemporary Period.”
Tassone, Giuseppe 2002 0-7734-7281-9 368 pages This book challenges the current general mood of disillusionment of belief in progress. By confronting the nihilistic – Nietzsche and Heidegger – and the utopian – Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marcuse – critiques of progress, it pursues a revitalization of the humanist tradition.
“. . . an ambitious and challenging book on the philosophy of history that explores the theme of progress from an original perspective. His method is both historical and conceptual, combining an intellectual history of the concept of progress with the development of a number of distinctions within the field of progressive philosophies of history. His work also has a critical edge, uncovering progressive philosophies of history at the core of theoretical works that profess to renounce progress. . . . The core of the book is a fascinating interpretation of the work of Nietzsche with an original and provocative reading of Thus Spake Zarathustra. This makes an important contribution to Nietzsche studies . . . an original and thoughtful contribution to a number of issues currently in the history of philosophy and social theory.” – Howard Caygill
Benbow, Heather Merle 2009 0-7734-4722-9 196 pages This book examines at the gender dimensions of orality in German culture and thought around 1800. It uncovers oral resonances in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, demonstrates that pedagogical and didactic literature about women and girls is based on a suppression of female orality, contrasts medicalized models of (open) female and (closed) male bodies and reinterprets two classic literary heroines in terms of their oral conformity and excess.
Kelly, Gary M. 2021 1-4955-0922-2 264 pages From the Abstract:
"...this book aims to integrate the thematic question of who man is and the disciplinary question of how man knows, treating the Essay in its own right, standing on its own feet. The book will maintain that the Essay delivers an audial self combining the thematic who and the disciplinary how, a self whose reason links sense to soul through originating the activities of speaking, listening and hearing. These activities are grounded in an audial self whose internal reasoned operations include contemplation, anticipation and suspension, not only delivering sense to soul, but recalling and ratifying the self in man to self."
Brooks, Linda M. 1996 0-7734-8752-2 248 pages Exploring theories of the sublime from Neoclassicism to the Postmodern, this study questions the widely-accepted view of the sublime as an aesthetics that glorifies the self. It argues that the aesthetics of terror that pervaded 18th and early 19th-century Europe was part of a generic movement toward the dissipation of the unity underwriting conventional concepts of identity. Closely analyzing the divisiveness underlying the sublime in Burke's Enquiry, Kant's third Critique, Schiller's ten years of aesthetic essay, and Coleridge's scattered aesthetic writings, the study moves beyond such leading scholars of the sublime as Thomas Weiskel, Frances Ferguson, Jean-François Lyotard, and Neil Hertz, offering a perspective on the sublime that breaks new ground in our understanding of romantic identity and its relation to the postmodern self.
Przetacznik, Frank 1994 0-7734-9256-9 680 pages This book demonstrates that, under contemporary principles of international law, war is an illegal institution in the international relations between States. War myths and fallacious doctrines meant to show the necessity of war are refuted and their falsehood and absurdity demonstrated. Also, it is established that the distinguished philosophers, political and social thinkers as well as statesmen, Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, consider war as a calamity or as a crime. All the documents concerning war from the establishment of the League of Nations to September 30, 1992 are also analyzed.
Sanchez, Carlos Alberto 2010 0-7734-3836-X 236 pages This collection of essays was inspired or influenced by the seminal work of John Haddox in his 50 years working as a philosopher and activist at the University of Texas, El Paso. The book includes papers in Latin American and Mexican philosophy, philosophy and activism, and Native American thought.
Rochelle, Gerald 1991 0-7734-9767-6 116 pages Keeling leads us to a view that our conventional idea of time is mistaken and that the true nature of what we misperceive as temporality is to be found in the nature of change. The work which was the last philosophical enterprise of his career constitutes only part of a more complete work which he had in mind. Keeling reviews our common views of time and finds that though in our everyday lives they are satisfactory enough, none of them are satisfactory as philosophical criteria. Keeling describes a world where the present, as the domain of change, is the only reality and the only place where action can occur. The successive renewal of presentness is the ultimate significance of what we believe in as time.
Craig, Anita P. 2006 0-7734-5931-6 188 pages The studies presented here have a central point of departure: it is remarkable that we, as biological organisms in a social world, configure our lives in terms of selves. This work succeeds in bringing together different but related disciplines concerned with people and the histories and conditions of their lives.
Maclachlan, D.L.C. 2010 0-7734-1385-5 200 pages This work presents the plausible mind-body theories that connect bodily life with intentional thought and consciousness. It proposes a unified account of a world containing both thoughtful, conscious beings and 'mere' physical objects.