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The Philosophy Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 355

The Philosophy Book

  • Author(s): DK

Discover how our big social, political and ethical ideas are formed with The Philosophy Book. Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Philosophy in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for beginners looking to learn and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Philosophy Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Philosophy, with: - Key quotes from more than 100 of the great thinkers of philosophy - Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs ...

History of Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 558

History of Philosophy

Surveys key figures and schools of thought in the evolution of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the existentialists

Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001-11-13
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

The author presents his interpretations of Marxism, and Lenin's philosophy as well as discussing his ideas on ideology and the state.

Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Philosophy

A compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy - reading, listening, discussing and writing - aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance.

Philosophy of Perception
  • Language: en

Philosophy of Perception

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2021-06-18
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The philosophy of perception investigates the nature of our sensory experiences and their relation to reality. In the Second Edition of this popular book, William Fish introduces the subject thematically, setting out the major theories of perception together with their motivations and attendant problems. While providing historical background to debates in the field, this comprehensive overview focuses on recent presentations and defenses of the different theories, and looks beyond visual perception to take into account the role of other senses. The Second Edition organizes the contents into two main parts: the first deals with philosophical theories of perception, and the second covers key t...

Led Zeppelin and Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 311

Led Zeppelin and Philosophy

Looks at the philosophy behind some of the biggest names in pop culture, including movies, video games, music groups, and more.

Children's Book of Philosophy
  • Language: en

Children's Book of Philosophy

  • Author(s): DK

Learn to think big and tackle life's trickiest questions, such as "What am I here for?" and "Who decides what's right and wrong?". Children’s Book of Philosophy is a perfect introduction to the great thinkers who’ve tried to make sense of the world. From ancient times to modern day, people have asked questions such as “Who am I?”, “Is the world real?”, and “Is it ever right to tell a lie?”. Meet famous philosophers from history including Socrates, Confucius, Immanuel Kant, Simone de Beauvoir, and many others who have studied the complex issues of everyday life. Using simple text and fun illustrations to get your mind working, Children’s Book of Philosophy will make big ideas easy to understand. Examine the problems that have puzzled people for hundreds, or even thousands, of years – and ponder your way through them in clear and logical stages. The book's lively approach is designed to encourage children to start thinking for themselves and to show them that anyone can be a philosopher.

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 534

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology is a collection of the important works of both the forerunners of philosophy of technology and contemporary theorists, addressing a full range of topics on technology as it relates to ethics, politics, human nautre, computers, science, and the environment.

The Making of a Confederate
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

The Making of a Confederate

Despite the advances of the civil rights movement, many white southerners cling to the faded glory of a romanticized Confederate past. In The Making of a Confederate, William L. Barney focuses on the life of one man, Walter Lenoir of North Carolina, to examine the origins of southern white identity alongside its myriad ambiguities and complexities. Born into a wealthy slaveholding family, Lenoir abhorred the institution, opposed secession, and planned to leave his family to move to Minnesota, in the free North. But when the war erupted in 1860, Lenoir found another escape route--he joined the Confederate army, an experience that would radically transform his ideals. After the war, Lenoir, li...

Philosophy of Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of Languageintroduces the non-specialist to the main issues and theories in twentieth-century philosophy of language, focusing specifically on linguistic phenomena. Part I explores several theories of how proper names, descriptions, and other terms bear a referential relation to non-linguistic objects. Part II surveys competing theories of linguistic meaning and compares their various advantages and liabilities. Part III introduces the basic concepts of linguistic pragmatics, includes a detailed discussion of the problems of indirect force, and Part IV examines linguistic theories of metaphor.