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Oppression And Liberty

Author : Simone Weil
ISBN : 0415255600
Genre : Social Science
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In this remarkable work, Weil analyses the causes of oppression, its mechanisms and forms, and questions revolutionary responses while presenting a prophetic view of a way forward.

One Dimensional Man

Author : Herbert Marcuse
ISBN : 9781134438792
Genre : Philosophy
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One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radicals' way of seeing and experiencing life. Published in 1964, it fast became an ideological bible for the emergent New Left. As Douglas Kellner notes in his introduction, Marcuse's greatest work was a 'damning indictment of contemporary Western societies, capitalist and communist.' Yet it also expressed the hopes of a radical philosopher that human freedom and happiness could be greatly expanded beyond the regimented thought and behaviour prevalent in established society. For those who held the reigns of power Marcuse's call to arms threatened civilization to its very core. For many others however, it represented a freedom hitherto unimaginable.

On The Nature Of The Psyche

Author : C.G. Jung
ISBN : 9781136848841
Genre : Psychology
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Jung's discovery of the 'collective unconscious', a psychic inheritance common to all humankind, transformed the understanding of the self and the way we interpret the world. In On the Nature of the Psyche Jung describes this remarkable theory in his own words, and presents a masterly overview of his theories of the unconscious, and its relation to the conscious mind. Also contained in this collection is On Psychic Energy, where Jung defends his interpretation of the libido, a key factor in the breakdown of his relations with Freud. For anyone seeking to understand Jung's insights into the human mind, this volume is essential reading.

Studies In Humanities And Social Sciences

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ISBN : UOM:39015066390595
Genre : Humanities
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On Liberty

Author : John Stuart Mill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019986103
Genre : Liberty
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In powerful and persuasive prose, Mill asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty. This new edition offers students of political science and philosophy, in an inexpensive volume, one of the most influential studies on the nature of individual liberty and its role in a democratic society.

The Myths Of Time

Author : Hugh Rayment-Pickard
ISBN : 0232524939
Genre : Religion
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Your life is made of time. But what does your lifetime mean?The Myths of Time is an original and stimulating examination of the theology of time and history drawing from art, literature, philosophy, theology and reflections on everyday life to show how we experience time. Connecting postmodernism with St Augustine, Blade Runner with Samuel Beckett and Shakespeare with Sigmund Freud, Rayment-Pickard argues that time is given meaning by a cluster of basic myths about human destiny. These myths stretch through primitive Christianity and operate powerfully in contemporary secular culture.The Myths of Time shows that far from being an abstract singular concept, we view time in a complex and multi-layered way which has strong implications for how we behave and approach our lives.

The God Who Lives

Author : Adam Pryor
ISBN : 9781630873226
Genre : Religion
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Christian theology has affirmed throughout its history that God is a living God. But what does it mean that God lives? Why does it matter? Does God live like us? If God does not live like us what is the difference between our living and God's living? These are the questions Adam Pryor addresses in The God Who Lives. The book considers life as a conceptual problem, examining how new studies about the emergence of life have critical implications for interpreting the religious symbol God is living. In particular, Pryor suggests how absence and desire, what is termed abstential desire, are critical principles of life for scientific and philosophical thinking today. He goes on to develop a constructive theological proposal in which the theological meaning of the symbol God is living is interpreted in terms of the insights garnered from the principle of abstential desire, concluding that God can be understood as akin to the role played by absence in living things. Life is an absent but effective whole in relation to the material parts of which it is comprised. God as living is a similarly effective absence in relation to the world.

The Road To Serfdom

Author : Friedrich August Hayek
ISBN : 0415253896
Genre : Business & Economics
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Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

The Philosophy Of Society

Author : Roger Beehler
ISBN : UOM:39015000535370
Genre : Social Science
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Thinkers Of The Twentieth Century

Author : Roland Turner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118475537
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Major thinkers in various intellectual disciplines are featured in Thinkers of the Twentieth Century. Your patrons will find this guide a perfect start to their studies on 450 intellectuals from philosophy, theology, literary criticism, aesthetics, history, social sciences, politics and the sciences. Entries are divided into two parts. "Part One" includes: a biography, complete bibliography and reading list of the major books and articles written about the entrant. "Part Two" consists of an extended 1,000 to 3,000 word essay on the entrant. These essays explain in clear, comprehensible language the work of the entrant and his/her influence on the intellectual of the 20th century.

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