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The Story of Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 543

The Story of Philosophy

Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche

What is Philosophy?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

What is Philosophy?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1994
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  • Publisher: Verso

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What is Ancient Philosophy?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 362

What is Ancient Philosophy?

Pierre Hadot shows how the various schools, trends, and ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy all strove to transform the individual s mode of perceiving and being in the world. For the ancients, philosophical theory and the philosophical way of life were inseparably linked. Hadot asks us to consider whether and how this connection might be reestablished today."

The Philosophy Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Philosophy Book

  • Author(s): DK

An innovative and accessible guide to more than 2,000 years of thought To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Philosophy eBook changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, succinct quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this ebook cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject. Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. The Philosophy eBook untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics. Covers major and niche topics, from moral ethics to philosophies of religion

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 407

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-10-27
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

A major new edition of the best-selling and most authoritative paperback dictionary of philosophy available. Contains over 3,000 entries, including over 500 new entries, as well as biographies of nearly 500 philosophers. A wide-ranging and reliable source of reference for advanced students, a solid support for teachers, and an excellent introduction to philosophy for beginners. - ;This best-selling dictionary is written by one of the most famous philosophers of our time, and widely recognised as the best dictionary of its kind. Wide-ranging and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. Clear, concise and easy to use, it provides lively and accessible coverage...

Meditations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Meditations

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

The Philosophy of Food
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

The Philosophy of Food

This book explores food from a philosophical perspective, bringing together leading philosophers to consider the most basic questions about food. Each essay analyses many contemporary debates in food studies. Slow Food, sustainability, food safety, and politics, and addresses such issues as happy meat, aquaculture, veganism, and table manners.

Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy
  • Language: en

Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy

Early modern philosophers looked for inspiration to the later ancient thinkers when they rebelled against the dominant Platonic and Aristotelian traditions. The impact of the Hellenistic philosophers (principally the Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics) on such philosophers as Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza and Locke was profound and is ripe for reassessment. This collection of essays offers precisely that. Leading historians of philosophy explore the connections between Hellenistic and early modern philosophy in ways that take advantage of new scholarly and philosophical advances. The essays display a challenging range of methods and will be an invaluable point of reference for philosophers, historians of ideas and classicists.

Fashion
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 188

Fashion

Lars Svendsen draws upon the writings of thinkers from Adam Smith to Roland Barthes to analyze fashion as both a historical phenomenon and a philosophy of aesthetics.

Introduction to The Philosophy of History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 123

Introduction to The Philosophy of History

"An elegant and intelligent translation. The text provides a perfect solution to the problem of how to introduce students to Hegel in a survey course in the history of Western philosophy." -- Graham Parkes, University of Hawaii