Category: Philosophy

  • The Eating of the Gods: An Interpretation of Greek Tragedy

    By Jan Kott

    Polish dramatic and literary critic Jan Kott in a lucid account of Greek drama.

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    In The consuming of the Gods the celebrated Polish critic Jan Kott reexamines Greek tragedy from the fashionable point of view. As in his past acclaimed Shakespeare Our modern, Kott offers startling insights and intuitive leaps which hyperlink our global to that of the traditional Greeks. The identify refers back to the Bacchae of Euripides, that tragedy of lust, revenge, homicide, and "the pleasure of consuming uncooked flesh" which Kott reveals paradigmatic in its violence and bloodshed.
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  • The A to Z of Kierkegaard's Philosophy (The A to Z Guide Series)

    The A to Z of Kierkegaard's Philosophy presents a contextual creation to Kierkegaard's nineteenth century international of Copenhagen, a chronology of occasions and key figures in his existence, in addition to definitions of the major platforms of his thought-theology, existentialism, literature, and psychology. The broad bibliographical part covers secondary literature and digital fabrics of support to researchers. The appendix contains unique details on his writings, in addition to a listing of his pseudonyms.
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  • La méditation philosophique : Une initiation aux exercices spirituels

    By Xavier Pavie

    Si los angeles idea de "méditation" fait souvent référence à des pratiques religieuses, notamment à travers le bouddhisme, celle-ci apparaît dans notre civilisation avec los angeles philosophie old. Fondée sur diverses suggestions, l. a. méditation fait partie des célèbres exercices spirituels mis en oeuvre par les Anciens dont l'enjeu est l'amélioration et los angeles transformation de soi. Loin d'être le second d'un recueillement, los angeles méditation dans l. a. philosophie recouvre une pluralité d'activités comme le bilan de soi, l. a. préméditation des maux, and so on. Elle se pratique à l'occasion d'un discussion avec autrui, d'une prom méditative ou encore d'une certaine pratique de l'écriture. l. a. méditation philosophique s'exerce donc dans le monde, et si le philosophe se plonge dans une méditation il reste néanmoins proche de l. a. vie, de los angeles Cité et du quotidien. automobile ce qui lui importe, c'est en quoi los angeles méditation lui permet de mieux vivre là où il se trouve. Les philosophes pratiquant los angeles méditation dans l'Antiquité - mais pas seulement - restent de grandes resources d'inspiration pour notre quotidien. Cet ouvrage est destiné à retrouver ces pratiques intemporelles qui permettent d'appréhender notre monde.
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  • Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories and Ethics

    By Amal Treacher Kabesh

    Exploring the similarities and variations among and throughout masculinities within the center East and the West, Postcolonial Masculinities avoids the consistent reinforcement of divisions and stereotypes created by way of the method of 'othering' and the complicated discourse of the conflict of civilisations, interpreting as an alternative how subjectivities in Western and Arab societies are intertwined, working via envy of the opposite and the will to be straight away an identical and but essentially separate. With a spotlight on England and Egypt, this e-book finds the way during which masculinities are formed in and during a historical past of colonialism and postcolonialism, without reference to color, ethnicity, faith, category, sexuality, or the desires of the person. by way of focusing on the shared floor of postcolonial, masculine subjectivities, Postcolonial Masculinities seems past the dissonance frequently iterated among the it appears rational Western guy and the it seems that oppressive, patriarchal center jap guy. laying off gentle at the shared and exact elements of masculinities around the center East and the West, when illuminating the affects upon them, this booklet will attract social scientists with pursuits in cultural reviews, masculinities, psychoanalytic concept, gender and sexuality, and colonialism and postcolonialism.
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  • Freud and the Non-European

    By Edward W. Said

    Utilizing a magnificent array of fabric from literature, archaeology and social idea, Edward stated explores the profound implications of Freud’s Moses and Monotheism for Middle-East politics this present day. The ensuing ebook finds Said’s abiding curiosity in Freud’s paintings and its very important impression on his own.

    He proposes that Freud’s assumption that Moses used to be an Egyptian undermines any uncomplicated ascription of a natural id, and extra that id itself can't be inspiration or labored via with out the popularity of the bounds inherent in it. acknowledged means that such an unresolved, nuanced experience of id may possibly, if embodied in political truth, have shaped, or may perhaps nonetheless shape, the root for a brand new knowing among Jews and Palestinians. in its place, Israel’s relentless march in the direction of an completely Jewish kingdom denies any feel of a extra advanced, inclusive prior.
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  • Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

    Taste as Experience places the excitement of nutrition on the middle of human adventure. It exhibits how the feel of style informs our personal tastes for and courting to nature, pushes us towards moral practices of intake, and impresses upon us the significance of aesthetics. consuming is usually pushed aside as an important point of survival, and our own delight in foodstuff is taken into account a quirk. Nicola Perullo sees foodstuff because the simply section of the realm we take up every day, constituting our first and most important come upon with the earth.

    Perullo has lengthy saw people's nutrients practices and has listened to their nutrition stories. He attracts on years of analysis to provide an explanation for the complicated meanings at the back of our meals offerings and the considering that accompanies our gustatory activities. He additionally considers our indifference towards nutrition as a strength influencing us up to engagement. For Perullo, style is worth and knowledge. It can't be lowered to mere chemical or cultural components yet embodies the standard and volume of our earthly experience.

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  • Les Joueurs d'échecs

    By Jean-Louis Schefer

    Reprenant au détail l'analyse systématique d'un tableau vénitien du XVIe siècle, Une partie d'échecs, le présent essai entend déplacer les grilles formelles d'une première e-book. Ce travail de jeunesse avait donné lieu à un malentendu qui s'est nommé sémiologie des arts visuels. L'auteur était une ombre, il y manquait l. a. chair, l. a. peinture et los angeles comédie des passions simulées, c'est-à-dire les raisons de notre attachement aux fictions. Ce livre-ci, à son journey, s'annule de lui-même : tout doit s'effacer. Le plaisir est l. a. disparition de son objet, l'assurance de son évanouissement. L'objet d'élection ne meurt pas, il devient le passé. Seule l. a. jouissance en est le présent.
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  • When Self-Consciousness Breaks: Alien Voices and Inserted Thoughts (Philosophical Psychopathology)

    By G. Lynn Stephens

    In this e-book, G. Lynn Stephens and George Graham learn verbal hallucinations and proposal insertion as examples of what they name "alienated self-consciousness." In such situations, an issue is without delay or introspectively conscious of an episode in her psychological lifestyles yet stories it as alien, as someway as a result of one other person.

    Stephens and Graham discover different types of questions about verbal hallucinations and suggestion insertion. the 1st is their phenomenology -- what the adventure is like for the topic. the second one issues the consequences of alien episodes for our normal realizing of self-consciousness. Psychopathologists examine alien episodes for what they demonstrate in regards to the underlying pathology of psychological ailment. As philosophers, the authors ask what they exhibit concerning the underlying mental constitution and tactics of human self-consciousness.

    The authors recommend that alien episodes are as a result of a disturbed experience of employer, a situation within which the topic not has the feel of being the agent who thinks or includes out the idea. Distinguishing the feel of subjectivity from that of company, they make the case that the experience of service provider is a key point in self-consciousness.

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  • Portulans

    By Alain Badiou

    Almagestes se rapportait essentiellement au Langage. Portulans concerne l. a. Subjectivité - mieux vaudrait dire les figurations romanesques de cette building idéologique particulière que depuis deux ou trois siècles on appelle : sujet, personne, individu, moral sense, et au dépérissement de laquelle nous avons le bonheur ambigu d'assister.Ce qu'Almagestes tentait au niveau des constructions élémentaires de l'expression romanesque (styles, codes, syntaxes...), Portulans l'entreprend donc, d'une manière infiniment plus classique, au niveau des "grandes formes" : description, narration, chronologie, personnages, scènes, and so on. C'est dire qu'à los angeles différence d'Almagestes, Portulans est un roman.Cependant ce roman demeure critique, puisque aussi bien le aspect de vue de l. a. subjectivité n'est pas, pour l'auteur, celui de los angeles vérité. De là que Portulans enveloppe los angeles possibilité d'une double lecture. On peut y voir un roman traditionnel, où sept personnages, peut-être huit, et peut-être neuf, tissent et défont, dans des aventures ordonnés, le réseau cellular de leurs rapports. Mais on peut considérer que ces personnages composent les diverses figures structurées d'une seule subjectivité, progressivement inscrite dans le mécanisme deadly qui les gouverne tous sans qu'ils le sachent, si même ils le pressentent : ainsi se trouve montré que le Sujet trouve son être inévitable dans un Jeu où ce qui s'atteste n'est que son manque.La lecture de Portulans se trouve être, de ce fait, inverse de celle d'Almagestes. Le finest livre dispersait des thèmes simples dans une prolifération culturelle délibérement hétérogène et retorse. L'idée de Portulans, c'est-à-dire los angeles constitution souterraine qui en est le sujet véritable, n'est guère basic. Mais son évidence extérieure est celle d'un roman "d'autrefois", qu'il n'est pas interdit de lire pour le calme intérêt des histoires qu'il raconte, des personnages qu'il invente et des lieux qu'il décrit.
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  • Philosophy and Computer Science (Bureaucarcies, Pulbic Administration, and Public Policy)

    Colburn (computer technological know-how, U. of Minnesota-Duluth) has a doctorate in philosophy and a sophisticated measure in machine technology; he is labored as a philosophy professor, a working laptop or computer programmer, and a examine scientist in synthetic intelligence. right here he discusses the philosophical foundations of man-made intelligence; the recent come across of technology and philosophy (logic, versions of the brain and of reasoning, epistemology); and the philosophy of machine technology (touching on math, abstraction, software program, and ontology).
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