Download E-books Portraying Analogy (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) PDF

By James F. Ross

The eye of philosophers. linguists and literary theorists has been converging at the diversified and fascinating phenomena of analogy of meaning:the varied notwithstanding comparable meanings of an analogous notice, operating from uncomplicated equivocation to paronymy, metaphor and figurative language. up to now, even if, their makes an attempt at rationalization were piecemeal and inconclusive and no new and complete thought of analogy has emerged. this is often what James Ross bargains the following. within the first complete remedy of the topic because the 15th century, he argues that analogy is a scientific and common function of common languages, with identifiable and law-like features which clarify how the meanings of phrases in a sentence are interdependent. all through he contrasts his with classical and medieval perspectives.

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Download E-books All Gall is Divided: The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast PDF

E. M. Cioran lived at the margins of the trendy international. Like his buddies Beckett and Ionesco, he stood except the entire legitimate trappings of his selected medium of philosophy. now not seeing that Nietzsche has a philosopher printed himself so tremendously. All Gall Is Divided is a breviary of estrangement that rejoices within the contradictions and confusions of human destiny. As his translator Richard Howard comments, “You fraternize with Emil Cioran at your peril, however it is the type of probability that retains you alive.”

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Download E-books Andar, una filosofía PDF

By Frédéric Gros


Título unique: Marcher, une philosophie

Caminar es mucho más que poner un pie delante del otro. ¿Y si solo se pudiera pensar bien a través de los pies?

«Un admirable libro que entusiasmará incluso a los sedentarios empedernidos.»
Le Monde des Livres

Andar no exige ni aprendizaje, ni técnica, ni fabric ni dinero. Sólo requiere de un cuerpo, de espacio y de tiempo. Cada día son más los aficionados a caminar, y todos ellos obtienen los beneficios de esa propensión: sosiego, comunión con l. a. naturaleza, plenitud...

Andar. Una filosofía es un recorrido (a pie), filosófico y literario, en compañía de ilustres autores como Rimbaud, Thoreau o Kant cuyo hilo conductor es el basic hecho de caminar. Andar como experiencia de libertad, como acto solitario y propicio para los angeles ensoñación, como motor de creatividad...

Este libro es una celebración del paseo y una reivindicación de virtudes elementales que parecemos haber olvidado en esta época de prisas y de monotonía. Desde un enfoque cultural, Frédéric Gros se adhiere a los angeles corriente de lo sluggish y nos invita a valorar las ventajas de los angeles lentitud. «Para ir más despacio no se ha encontrado nada mejor que andar. Para andar hacen falta ante todo dos piernas. Todo lo demás es superfluo. ¿Quieren ir más rápido? Entonces no caminen, hagan otra cosa: rueden, deslícense, vuelen».

La crítica ha dicho...
«Un hermoso libro escrito para aquellos que aún no han partido.»
Le Figaro

«Un libro inclasificable en el que l. a. luz de l. a. mañana ilumina las ideas.»

«Un admirable libro que entusiasmará incluso a los sedentarios empedernidos.»
Le Monde des Livres

«Un paseo tranquilo, al ritmo de un pensamiento cálido y pertinente, que de manera eficaz toma tintes de delicado reproche hacia una sociedad en l. a. que los angeles velocidad, con demasiada frecuencia, se confunde con el olvido de l. a. veracidad de las cosas, del yo y de los demás.»

«La fuerza de este libro consiste en invitarnos a inscribir nuesros pasos en itinerarios al mismo tiempo singulares y universales.»

«Un libro tan agradable como profundo.»
La Croix

About the author

Frédéric Gros es profesor de filosofía en los angeles Universidad Paris-XII. Ha trabajado ampliamente en los angeles historia de los angeles psiquiatría (Création et folie, PUF), l. a. filosofía de los angeles pena (Et ce sera justice, Odile Jacob) y el pensamiento occidental de los angeles guerra (États de violence, Gallimard).

Fue también el editor de las últimas lecciones de Foucault en el Collège de France.

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Download E-books Being Different: More Neoplatonism After Derrida (Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval Texts and Contexts) PDF

Having now benefited from doable variations and stories of some of the most vital authors in the Neoplatonic culture of western philosophy, it's time for us to learn those fabrics extra actively by way of the philosophical advancements of the past due 20th century that offer the best possibilities for intertextual exploration. The hermeneutical venture that beckons was once began in Stephen Gersh's "Neoplatonism after Derrida: Parallelograms" (Brill, 2006) and is raised to a better energy in his current quantity. right here a brand new direction is charted within the studying of such historic authors as Proclus, Damascius, Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, and Meister Eckhart via a severe engagement with the deconstructions of pagan and Christian Neoplatonic texts within the writings of Jacques Derrida.

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Download E-books What Is Philosophy?: An Introduction PDF

By Alistair Sinclair

What's Philosophy? presents a quick yet finished view of the total box of philosophy. The query, what's philosophy?, is responded in a forthright and specified approach. it's tricky to work out any universal components underlying the entire diverse philosophies and events of philosophy. The so-called, nice philosophers, appear to have little in universal with one another. The historical past of western philosophy contains a bewildering number of philosophical events that pop up from nowhere. Philosophy itself looks an unfathomable topic that applies far and wide and nowhere. This e-book is sensible of these kind of disparities and confusions. while somebody says, not anyone is aware what philosophy is, that individual has no longer idea a lot in regards to the topic. the good philosophers concept deeply approximately philosophy and arrived at transparent principles pertaining to simply what it's. there is not any getting clear of philosophy and this e-book indicates the significance of philosophy in our strategies and our lives. It additionally makes transparent the position that philosophy has performed in making western tradition so dominant within the early twenty-first century. during this publication, Alistair Sinclair provides an orderly view of philosophy, of what it is composed and the place it sounds as if to be going, and offers a unified view of ways philosophy constructed traditionally in western tradition. the writer exhibits how philosophy has usually moved from dogmatism to scepticism and vice versa. it really is a fantastic creation for all these wishing to profit extra in regards to the topic and people questions that have exercised many of the nice thinkers of the earlier.

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Download E-books Existentialism (A Brief Insight) PDF

With its emphasis on individuality, freedom, and private accountability, existentialism was once one of many twentieth century’s most important philosophical hobbies. via such writers as Sarte, de Beauvoir, and Camus, it motivated literature, the humanities and arts, and politics. Thomas R. Flynn examines the philosophy’s center ideals, targeting numerous key existential topics, and introduces the major existentialist thinkers, from Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Sartre.


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Download E-books The Art of Living: The Stoics on the Nature and Function of Philosophy (BCPaperbacks) PDF

By John Sellars

It is a normal to assert that during antiquity philosophy was once conceived as a life-style or an paintings of dwelling, yet accurately what such claims quantity to has remained uncertain. If historic philosophers did imagine that philosophy should still remodel an individual's lifestyle, then what belief of philosophy stands at the back of this declare? John Sellars explores this question through an in depth account of old Stoic rules concerning the nature and serve as of philosophy. He considers the Socratic historical past to Stoic wondering philosophy and Sceptical objections raised via Sextus Empiricus, and provides readings of overdue Stoic texts through Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. Sellars argues that the notion of philosophy as an 'art of living', inaugurated through Socrates and constructed by way of the Stoics, has persevered in view that antiquity and is still a residing substitute to trendy makes an attempt to assimilate philosophy to the average sciences. It additionally allows us to reconsider the connection among an individual's philosophy and their biography. The e-book seems the following in paperback for the 1st time with a brand new preface through the author.

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Download E-books Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault PDF

By Pierre Hadot

This publication provides a background of religious routines from Socrates to early Christianity, an account in their decline in sleek philosophy, and a dialogue of the various conceptions of philosophy that experience observed the trajectory and destiny of the idea and perform of non secular workouts. Hadot's e-book demonstrates the level to which philosophy has been, and nonetheless is, principally else a fashion of seeing and of being on the planet.

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Download E-books Serial Killers: Being and Killing (Philosophy for Everyone) PDF

By S. Waller

Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone investigates our profound intrigue with mass-murderers. Exploring existential, moral and political questions via an exam of actual and fictional serial killers, philosophy comes alive through an exploration of grisly death.

Presents new philosophical theories approximately serial killing, and relates new examine in cognitive technological know-how to the minds of serial killers
Includes a philosophical examine actual serial killers comparable to Ian Brady, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Zodiac killer, in addition to fictional serial killers akin to Dexter and Hannibal Lecter
Offers a brand new phenomenological exam of the writings of the Zodiac Killer
Contains an account of the disappearance of 1 of Ted Bundy's sufferers submitted by way of the association households and acquaintances of lacking individuals and Violent Crime Victims
Integrates the insights of philosophers, teachers, crime writers and law enforcement officials

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