The Return to Reason Essays in Realistic Philosophy Primary Source Edition

The Return to Reason Essays in Realistic Philosophy   Primary Source Edition
Author: John Wild
Pages: 388
ISBN: 1295548240
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Release: 2014-01-29
Editor: Nabu Press
Language: en

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Causal Realism

Causal Realism
Author: John C. Cahalan
Pages: 503
ISBN: 9780819146229
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Release: 1985
Editor: John C. Cahalan
Language: en

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NOTE: Series number is not an integer: n/a

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia Knowledge in depth

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica  Macropaedia   Knowledge in depth
Author: Anonim
Pages: 1080
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025983078
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Pragmatist Philosophy of Life in Ortega Y Gasset

A Pragmatist Philosophy of Life in Ortega Y Gasset
Author: John Thomas Graham
Pages: 421
ISBN: 0826209386
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Release: 1994
Editor: University of Missouri Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over ten years in preparation, A Pragmatist Philosophy of Life in Ortega y Gasset reveals how open, adaptable, and inventive was pragmatism as Ortega elaborated its philosophical implications and applications for Spain, Europe, and the Americas. It is based on extensive use of the twelve volumes of Ortega's Obras Completas, the eighty microfilm reels of his archive in the Library of Congress, and his large private library in Madrid.

Epistemological Direct Realism in Descartes Philosophy

Epistemological Direct Realism in Descartes  Philosophy
Author: Brian E. O'Neil
Pages: 112
ISBN: UOM:39015002645250
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association

Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
Author: American Catholic Philosophical Association
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007220796
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes a list of members.

Locke Two Treatises of Government

Locke  Two Treatises of Government
Author: John Locke
Pages: 525
ISBN: 0521069033
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Release: 1967-11-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1960, this analysis of all of Locke's publications quickly became established as the standard edition of the Treatises as well as a work of political theory in its own right.

Conjectures and Refutations

Conjectures and Refutations
Author: Karl Raimund Popper
Pages: 412
ISBN: UOM:39015002364803
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Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus
Author: Albert Camus
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780141914176
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Release: 2013-10-31
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781466804272
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Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Science Teaching Reconsidered

Science Teaching Reconsidered
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Undergraduate Science Education
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0309175445
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Release: 1997-03-12
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.

Foundations of Mathematics and other Logical Essays

Foundations of Mathematics and other Logical Essays
Author: Frank Plumpton Ramsey
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781134528035
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780143194620
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Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

Dialectics Without Synthesis

Dialectics Without Synthesis
Author: Naoki Yamamoto
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780520351790
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dialectics without Synthesis explores Japan's active but previously unrecognized participation in the global circulation of film theory during the first half of the twentieth century. Examining a variety of Japanese theorists working in the fields of film, literature, avant-garde art, Marxism, and philosophy, Naoki Yamamoto offers a new approach to cinematic realism as culturally conditioned articulations of the shifting relationship of film to the experience of modernity. In this study, long-held oppositions between realism and modernism, universalism and particularism, and most notably, the West and the non-West are challenged through a radical reconfiguration of the geopolitics of knowledge production and consumption.

The Speculative Turn

The Speculative Turn
Author: Levi Bryant,Nick Srnicek,Graham Harman
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9780980668346
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Release: 2011-01
Editor: re.press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Continental philosophy has entered a new period of ferment. The long deconstructionist era was followed with a period dominated by Deleuze, which has in turn evolved into a new situation still difficult to define. However, one common thread running through the new brand of continental positions is a renewed attention to materialist and realist options in philosophy. Among the leaders of the established generation, this new focus takes numerous forms. It might be hard to find many shared positions in the writings of Badiou, DeLanda, Laruelle, Latour, Stengers, and i ek, but what is missing from their positions is an obsession with the critique of written texts. All of them elaborate a positive ontology, despite the incompatibility of their results. Meanwhile, the new generation of continental thinkers is pushing these trends still further, as seen in currents ranging from transcendental materialism to the London-based speculative realism movement to new revivals of Derrida. As indicated by the title The Speculative Turn, the new currents of continental philosophy depart from the text-centered hermeneutic models of the past and engage in daring speculations about the nature of reality itself. This anthology assembles authors, of several generations and numerous nationalities, who will be at the centre of debate in continental philosophy for decades to come."

On Truth

On Truth
Author: Harry G. Frankfurt
Pages: 101
ISBN: 9780307264220
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Release: 2006
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A philosophical treatise on the nature of truth offers a common-sense and witty approach that examines what it is and its value in a world and culture that seems devoted to falsehood, lies, half-truths, and marketing jargon. 200,000 first printing.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures
Author: Clifford Geertz
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780465093564
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

On Philosophy in American Law

On Philosophy in American Law
Author: Francis J. Mootz
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780521883689
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Release: 2009-03-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of original essays by 38 leading legal theorists marks the 75th anniversary of Karl Llewellyn's essay "On Philosophy in American Law." Llewellyn's succinct and audacious review of the history of American legal philosophy and the prospects for an emerging "legal realism" provides the model for this collection. The diverse and wide-ranging essays describe in direct terms the state of legal philosophy today, often in a manner that provides an accessible summary of the authors' previous work.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780571267385
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Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

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William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

Candide

Candide
Author: Voltaire Voltaire
Pages: 131
ISBN: 9781681959528
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Release: 2016-04-02
Editor: Xist Publishing
Language: en

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Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.