Category: Philosophy

Nietzsche, Tension, and the Tragic Disposition

By Matthew Tones

Nietzsche, pressure, and the Tragic Disposition exposes the function of anxiety in Nietzsche’s restoration, in his mature proposal, of the Greek tragic disposition. Matthew Tones examines the ontological constitution of the tragic disposition offered in Nietzsche's earliest paintings at the Greeks after which explores its presence in issues of anxiety within the extra mature matters with the Aristocracy. In pursuing this ontological starting place, Tones builds upon the centrality of a naturalist argument derived from the impact of the pre-Platonic Greeks. He examines the ontological element of the tragic disposition, pointed out in Nietzsche’s earliest interpretations of Greek phusis and within the inherent tensions of the chthonic found in this hylemorphic starting place, to illustrate the significance of anxiety to Nietzsche’s restoration of a brand new the Aristocracy. by means of bringing to mild the sensible significance of anxiety within the ontological for the Greeks, the publication identifies various issues of anxiety found in diversified points of Nietzsche’s later paintings. as soon as those facets are elaborated, the evolving impact of anxiety is proven to play a valuable function within the re-emergence of the noble who possesses the tragic disposition.

With good argumentation linking Nietzsche with the pre-Platonic Greek culture, Nietzsche, pressure, and the Tragic Disposition brings new insights to stories of metaphysics, ontology, naturalism, and German, continental, and Greek philosophies.

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Sincerity: How a Moral Ideal Born Five Hundred Years Ago Inspired Religious Wars, Modern Art, Hipster Chic, and the Curious Notion That We All Have Something to Say (No Matter How Dull)

By R. Jay Magill Jr.

Humans have lengthy been duped through "straight-talking" politicians, confessional talk-show hosts, and fake-earnest advertisers. As sincerity has turn into suspect, the upright and sincere have taken safe haven in irony. but our fight for authenticity in back-to-the-woods hobbies, folksy songwriting, and a longing for plainspoken presidential candidates
betrays our eager for the holy grail of sincerity.

Bringing deep old point of view and a super modern spin to Lionel Trilling's 1972 Sincerity and Authenticity, R. Jay Magill Jr. argues that we can't shake sincerity's deep theological prior, emotional resonance, and the experience of moral sense it has carved within the Western soul. From Protestant theology to work via loopy humans, from French satire to the anti-hipster circulate, Magill navigates background, faith, artwork, and politics to create a portrait of an excellent that, regardless of its abuse, continues to be a wierd magnetic north in our secular ethical compass.

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Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution

By Christopher Phillips

“A provocative extension of Jefferson’s unique plan.”—Kirkus Reviews
Thomas Jefferson believed that each new release of usa citizens may still rewrite our structure from scratch—to replicate the growth of the human brain and, so much of all, to keep up the innovative spirit. He will be dismayed that it’s thought of untouchable nowadays. taking on Jefferson’s reason, Christopher Phillips leads a motley staff of american citizens around the fruited undeniable in an offbeat Constitutional conference. His structure Café venture is sparking a much-needed dialog approximately our founding record and forging universal floor at a time while our kingdom wishes it so much.

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A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

By Wing-Tsit Chan

A resource e-book in chinese language Philosophy is a milestone alongside the complicated and hard highway to major figuring out by means of Westerners of the Asian peoples and a enormous contribution to the reason for philosophy. it's the first anthology of chinese language philosophy to hide its whole historic improvement. It offers enormous choices from all of the nice thinkers and colleges in each period--ancient, medieval, smooth, and contemporary--and contains of their entirety essentially the most very important classical texts. It offers with the basic and technical in addition to the extra basic points of chinese language proposal. With its new translation of resource fabrics (some translated for the 1st time), its explanatory aids the place worthy, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this quantity could be an critical advisor for students, for students, for critical readers drawn to understanding the genuine China.

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A Companion to Analytic Philosophy

A better half to Analytic Philosophy is a entire consultant to many major analytic philosophers and ideas of the final hundred years.

  • Provides a complete advisor to a few of the most vital analytic philosophers of the final 100 years.
  • Offers transparent and wide research of profound recommendations corresponding to fact, goodness, wisdom, and beauty.
  • Written via probably the most extraordinary philosophers alive, a few of whom have entries within the ebook dedicated to them.

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The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self

By Thomas Metzinger

We’re used to puzzling over the self as an self reliant entity, whatever that we both have or are. In The Ego Tunnel, thinker Thomas Metzinger claims another way: No such factor as a self exists. The wide awake self is the content material of a version created by way of our brain—an inner photograph, yet one we won't event as a picture. every thing we adventure is “a digital self in a digital reality.”

But if the self isn't “real,” why and the way did it evolve? How does the mind build it? can we nonetheless have souls, unfastened will, own autonomy, or ethical responsibility? In a time whilst the technology of cognition is turning into as arguable as evolution, The Ego Tunnel offers a stunningly unique tackle the secret of the mind.

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Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness

By Henri Bergson

Bergson argues at no cost will via displaying that the arguments opposed to it come from a confusion of alternative conceptions of time. in preference to physicists' thought of measurable time, lifestyles is perceived in human adventure as a continual and immeasurable movement instead of as a succession of marked-off states of consciousness.

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Kant and the Demands of Self-Consciousness

By Pierre Keller

Pierre Keller examines Kant's conception of self-consciousness and argues that it succeeds in explaining how either subjective and goal event are attainable. He argues for a brand new figuring out of Kant's belief of self-consciousness because the skill to summary not just from what one occurs to be experiencing, but additionally from one's personal own identification. through constructing this new interpretation he's in a position to argue that transcendental self-consciousness underwrites a common conception of objectivity and subjectivity while.

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The Perennial Philosophy

By Aldous Huxley

An encouraged accumulating of spiritual writings that unearths the "divine truth" universal to all faiths, gathered via Aldous Huxley

"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be discovered one of the conventional lore of peoples in each quarter of the area, and in its absolutely built types it has a spot in each of the better religions."

With nice wit and attractive intellect—drawing on a various array of faiths, together with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the religious ideals of assorted non secular traditions and explains how they're united via a standard human craving to event the divine. The Perennial Philosophy comprises choices from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, in addition to the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan ebook of the useless, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, between many others.

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Rhetoric and Ethics in the Cybernetic Age: The Transhuman Condition

It has turn into more and more tricky to disregard the ways in which the centrality of recent media and applied sciences ― from the worldwide networking of knowledge platforms and social media to new chances for changing human genetics ― appear to make out of date our conventional methods of puzzling over ethics and persuasive verbal exchange inherited from previous humanist paradigms. This e-book argues that instead of devoting our severe energies in the direction of critiquing humanist touchstones, we must always in its place research the ways that media and applied sciences have constantly labored as an important cultural forces in shaping ethics and rhetoric. Pruchnic combines this historic itinerary with serious interrogations of various cultural and technological websites ― the good judgment of games and synthetic intelligence, the ethics of existence extension in modern medication, the transition to computer-automated buying and selling in global inventory markets, the country of serious conception within the modern humanities ― besides leading edge analyses of the works of such figures because the Greek Sophists, Kenneth Burke, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Gilles Deleuze. This ebook argues that our greatest options for crafting persuasive conversation and generating moral kin among contributors could be those who creatively reflect and applicable, instead of withstand, the logics of dominant types of media and technology.

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