Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy
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Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy

'This highly recommended volume is original in its conception and impressive in its execution. The pairing of classical interpretations with reactions by top current philosophers is excellently done. Specialists and students alike will benefit from this outstanding collection of seminal discussions of leading figures from Kant through Freud.'

Knowledge in Ferment: Dilemmas in Science, Scholarship and Society
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Knowledge in Ferment: Dilemmas in Science, Scholarship and Society

Fundamental controversies, or basic oppositions between methods and approaches, occur in all fields of science and scholarship.  Often these dilemmas arise at the nexus of science and society, or when several sciences or disciplines clash.  Paradoxically, as much as one might prefer to do without them, these dilemmas are indispensable to the progress of scientific scholarship.  Knowledge in Ferment collects the reflections of ninetee...

Peirce for Architects
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Peirce for Architects

Ideas gain legitimacy as they are put to some practical use. A study of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) supports this pragmatism as a way of thinking about truth and meaning. Architecture has a strong pragmatic strand, not least as we think of building users, architecture as a practice, the practical demands of building, and utility. After all, Vitruvius placed firmness and delight in the company of utilitas amongst his demands on...

Kant’s Deduction From Apperception: An Essay on the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories, 2 edition
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Kant's Deduction From Apperception: 2 edition

In focusing on the systematic deduction of the categories from a principle, Schulting takes up anew the controversial project of the eminent German Kant scholar Klaus Reich, whose monograph “The Completeness of Kant's Table of Judgments” made the case that the logical functions of judgement can all be derived from the objective unity of apperception and can be shown to link up with one another systematically. Common opinion among Kan...

The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
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The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard

This companion probes the full depth of Kierkegaard's thought revealing its distinctive subtlety. The topics covered include Kierkegaard's views on art and religion, ethics and psychology, theology and politics, and knowledge and virtue. Much attention is devoted to the influence of Kierkegaard in 20th century philosophy. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Kierkegaard currently available. Advanced ...

Platon und die Folgen
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Platon und die Folgen

“… Als Kenner der platonischen Dialoge erläutert uns Quarch Platons Philosophie der Lebendigkeit, einen Kosmos, in dem alles beseelt und von Leben durchdrungen ist. ... liefert Platon zahlreiche Inspirationen für eine neue Ökologie, ein soziales Zusammenleben und eine zeitgemäße spirituelle Lebenskunst.” (Heribert Holzinger, in: abenteuer philosophie, Heft 156, April-Juni 2019)

Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science
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Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

"Humanity and nature have been defended on many sides from the onslaught of science and technology, but in this book Frodeman expertly confronts what is arguably the greatest challenge of them all, transhumanism." – Steve Fuller, Author of Humanity 2.0, University of Warwick, UK.

Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History
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Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History

"Victorian Skin draws upon a wealth of literary, scientific and philosophical texts from across the nineteenth century to pursue a richly rewarding discussion on how shifting attitudes towards the body's surface relate to fundamental questions about the boundaries of the self, the inscription of identity and the unfolding of history.... It is interdisciplinary work in literary studies at its best: endlessly curious about the tangled ...

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
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The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognized alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century. His abiding concern was the primacy of the ethical relation to the other person and his central thesis was that ethics is first philosophy. His work has had a profound impact on a number of fields outside philosophy--such as theology, Jewish studies, literature and cul...

The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
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The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas

"This excellent collection of essays on the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas constitutes another very fine volume in the Cambridge Companion series....The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas ably fulfills this commitment to students and nonspecialists with essays by the leading scholars of the philosophy of Aquinas, written in a manner easily accessible to novices but without sacrificing scholarly sophistication. These essays will also be of ...