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Late Modern Philosophy

Author : Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
ISBN : 9781405146883
Genre : Philosophy
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Part of the Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy series, this survey of late modern philosophy focuses on the key texts and philosophers of the period whose beliefs changed the course of western thought. Gathers together the key texts from the most significant and influential philosophers of the late modern era to provide a thorough introduction to the period. Features the writings of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Kant, Rousseau, Bentham and other leading thinkers. Examines such topics as empiricism, rationalism, and the existence of God. Readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors, who are leading scholars in the field.

History Of Ethics

Author : Daniel Star
ISBN : 9781119235873
Genre : Philosophy
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Is there an objective moral standard that applies to all our actions? To what extent should I sacrifice my own interests for the sake of others? How might philosophers of the past help us think about contemporary ethical problems? As the most recent addition to the Blackwell Readings in Philosophy series, History of Ethics: Essential Readings with Commentary brings together rich and varied excerpts of canonical work and contemporary scholarship to span the history of Western moral philosophy in one volume. Editors Star and Crisp, noted scholars in their fields, expertly introduce the readings to illuminate the main philosophical ideas and arguments in each selection, and connect them to broader themes. These detailed and incisive editorial commentaries make the primary source texts accessible to students while guiding them chronologically through the history of Western ethics. Structured around a thematic table of contents divided into three distinct sections, History of Ethics charts patterns in the development of ethical thought across time to highlight connections between intellectual movements. Selections range from the work of well-known figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, and Mill to the work of philosophers often overlooked by such anthologies, including Butler, Smith, Sidgwick, Anscombe, Foot, and Frankena. Star and Crisp skillfully arrange the collection to connect readings to contemporary issues and interests by featuring examples such as Aquinas on self-defense and the doctrine of double effect, Kant on virtue, and Mill’s The Subjection of Women. Written for students and scholars of ethics, History of Ethics is a comprehensive collection of readings with expert editorial commentary that curates the most important and influential work in the history of ethics in the Western world.

Downton Abbey And Philosophy

Author : William Irwin
ISBN : 9781118386613
Genre : Philosophy
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A unique philosophical look at the hit television seriesDownton Abbey Who can resist the lure of Downton Abbey and the triumphsand travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admireBates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill toViolet's caustic wit. Downton Abbey and Philosophy draws onsome of history's most profound philosophical minds to delve deeplyinto the dilemmas that confront our favorite characters. WasMatthew right to push Mary away after his injury in the war? WouldLord Grantham have been justified in blocking Lady Sybil's marriageto Tom Branson? And is Thomas really such a bad person? Offers fresh and intriguing insights into your favoriteDownton Abbey characters, plot lines, and ideas Addresses many of your most pressing questions about DowntonAbbey's story and characters, such as: Should Daisy have liedto William about her feelings toward him—especially to thepoint of marrying him? Should Mr. Bates have been upfront with Annafrom the beginning about his past? Views Downton Abbey through the lens of some of the mostinfluential philosophical thinkers, from Saint Augustine and DavidHume to Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill Ventures upstairs and downstairs to examine key themesinvolving ethics, virtue, morality, class, feminism, the humancondition, and more Philosophical speculation awaits on every page of this essentialDownton Abbey companion. So take a seat in your personallibrary, have the butler pour a cup of tea, and start reading!

Oxford Studies In Metaphysics

Author : Karen Bennett
ISBN : 9780192563279
Genre : Philosophy
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Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philsophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.

Ancient Philosophy

Author : Nicholas Smith
ISBN : UVA:X030253983
Genre : Philosophy
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Part of The Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series, this survey of ancient philosophy explores the scope of ancient philosophy, focusing on the key philosophers and their texts, examining how the foundations of philosophy as we know it were laid. Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists Brings together the key primary writings of Thales, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, Plotinus, and many others Is broken down into eight chronological sections for easy comprehension and comparison The readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors

Kant S Theory Of Action

Author : Richard McCarty
ISBN : 9780199567720
Genre : Philosophy
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Students of Immanuel Kant's ethical theory have had difficulty understanding basic questions of his theory of action: What are the causes of our actions? How do we act with free will? What makes an action virtuous? What is a good will? Richard McCarty presents a well argued, unusual and controversial interpretation, based on the historical context of Kant's thought, and on ideas expressed in his lecture notes on psychology and ethics.

Proceedings And Addresses Of The American Philosophical Association

Author : American Philosophical Association
ISBN : MINN:31951P01027276J
Genre : Philosophy
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Jewish Cryptotheologies Of Late Modernity

Author : Agata Bielik-Robson
ISBN : 9781317684497
Genre : Philosophy
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This book aims to interpret ‘Jewish Philosophy’ in terms of the Marrano phenomenon: as a conscious clinamen of philosophical forms used in order to convey a ‘secret message’ which cannot find an open articulation. The Marrano phenomenon is employed here, in the domain of modern philosophical thought, where an analogous tendency can be seen: the clash of an open idiom and a secret meaning, which transforms both the medium and the message. Focussing on key figures of late modern, twentieth century Jewish thought; Hermann Cohen, Gershom Scholem, Walter Benjamin, Franz Rosenzweig, Theodor Adorno, Ernst Bloch, Jacob Taubes, Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, this book demonstrates how their respective manners of conceptualization swerve from the philosophical mainstream along the Marrano ‘secret curve.’ Analysing their unique contribution to the ‘unfinished project of modernity,’ including issues of the future of the Enlightenment, modern nihilism and post-secular negotiation with religious heritage, this book will be essential reading for students and researchers with an interest in Jewish Studies and Philosophy.

The Scientific Life

Author : Steven Shapin
ISBN : 9780226750170
Genre : Science
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Who are scientists? What kind of people are they? What capacities and virtues are thought to stand behind their considerable authority? They are experts—indeed, highly respected experts—authorized to describe and interpret the natural world and widely trusted to help transform knowledge into power and profit. But are they morally different from other people? The Scientific Life is historian Steven Shapin’s story about who scientists are, who we think they are, and why our sensibilities about such things matter. Conventional wisdom has long held that scientists are neither better nor worse than anyone else, that personal virtue does not necessarily accompany technical expertise, and that scientific practice is profoundly impersonal. Shapin, however, here shows how the uncertainties attending scientific research make the virtues of individual researchers intrinsic to scientific work. From the early twentieth-century origins of corporate research laboratories to the high-flying scientific entrepreneurship of the present, Shapin argues that the radical uncertainties of much contemporary science have made personal virtues more central to its practice than ever before, and he also reveals how radically novel aspects of late modern science have unexpectedly deep historical roots. His elegantly conceived history of the scientific career and character ultimately encourages us to reconsider the very nature of the technical and moral worlds in which we now live. Building on the insights of Shapin’s last three influential books, featuring an utterly fascinating cast of characters, and brimming with bold and original claims, The Scientific Life is essential reading for anyone wanting to reflect on late modern American culture and how it has been shaped.

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