Philosophy

Recent Philosophy, 2 Volumes

Hegel to the Present

Author: Etienne Gilson,Thomas Langan,Armand A. Maurer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597524867

Category: Philosophy

Page: 896

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The philosophical unity so visible in Europe at the time of the Reformation and still perceptible during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries began to disintegrate in the early years of the nineteenth century. The accession of new languages to the status of scientific languages, the rise of nationalistically minded generations of philosophers, the progressive multiplication of the professors of philosophy, many of whom became philosophical writers, created a new historical situation. Descartes wrote his 'Meditations' in Latin, so they were read at once in the whole of civilized Europe; one hundred year later, Condillac could not read Locke in the original, and when Kant published his masterwork in German, it remained for many years a sort of mystery philosophy chiefly known from summaries, interpretations, and even criticisms. It is therefore almost unavoidable to take into account the nationalities of the philsophers in the nineteenth century and, up to a point at least, to order their doctrines accordingly. --from the Preface
Philosophy

The Legacy of Positivism

Author: Michael Singer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230288529

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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This book gives a unique historical and interpretive analysis of a widely pervasive mode of thought that it describes as the legacy of positivism. Viewing Auguste Comte as a pivotal figure, it charts the historical origins of his positivism and follows its later development through John Stuart Mill and Émile Littré. It shows how epistemological shifts in positivism influenced parallel developments in the human and legal sciences, and thereby treats legal positivism and positivism as it is understood in the human sciences within a common framework.
Social Science

The Returns of Fetishism

Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea

Author: Charles de Brosses,Rosalind C. Morris,Daniel H. Leonard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646489X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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For more than 250 years, Charles de Brosses’s term “fetishism” has exerted great influence over our most ambitious thinkers. Used as an alternative to “magic,” but nonetheless expressing the material force of magical thought, de Brosses’s term has proved indispensable to thinkers as diverse as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Derrida. With this book, Daniel H. Leonard offers the first fully annotated English translation of the text that started it all, On the Worship of Fetish Gods, and Rosalind C. Morris offers incisive commentary that helps modern readers better understand it and its legacy. The product of de Brosses’s autodidactic curiosity and idiosyncratic theories of language, On the Worship of Fetish Gods is an enigmatic text that is often difficult for contemporary audiences to assess. In a thorough introduction to the text, Leonard situates de Brosses’s work within the cultural and intellectual milieu of its time. Then, Morris traces the concept of fetishism through its extraordinary permutations as it was picked up and transformed by the fields of philosophy, comparative religion, political economy, psychoanalysis, and anthropology. Ultimately, she breaks new ground, moving into and beyond recent studies by thinkers such as William Pietz, Hartmut Böhme, and Alfonso Iacono through illuminating new discussions on topics ranging from translation issues to Africanity and the new materialisms.
Philosophy

Epistemology and Political Philosophy in Gilbert Simondon

Individuation, Technics, Social Systems

Author: Andrea Bardin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401798311

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

View: 6919

This combination of historiography and theory offers the growing Anglophone readership interested in the ideas of Gilbert Simondon a thorough and unprecedented survey of the French philosopher’s entire oeuvre. The publication, which breaks new ground in its thoroughness and breadth of analysis, systematically traces the interconnections between Simondon’s philosophy of science and technology on the one hand, and his political philosophy on the other. The author sets Simondon’s ideas in the context of the epistemology of the late 1950s and the 1960s in France, the milieu that shaped a generation of key French thinkers such as Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida. This volume explores Simondon’s sources, which were as eclectic as they were influential: from the philosophy of Bergson to the cybernetics of Wiener, from the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty to the epistemology of Canguilhem, and from Bachelard’s philosophy of science to the positivist sociology and anthropology of luminaries such as Durkheim and Leroi-Gourhan. It also tackles aspects of Simondon’s philosophy that relate to Heidegger and Elull in their concern with the ontological relationship between technology and society and discusses key scholars of Simondon such as Barthélémy, Combes, Stiegler, and Virno, as well as the work of contemporary protagonists in the philosophical debate on the relevance of technique. The author’s intimate knowledge of Simondon’s language allows him to resolve many of th e semantic errors and misinterpretations that have plagued reactions to Simondon’s many philosophical neologisms, often drawn from his scientific studies.
English imprints

Catalogue of Printed Books

A-A.

Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English imprints

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Bibliography

Bibliographie de la France

Author: Adrien Jean Quentin Beuchot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 1736

Bibliographie de la France

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Bibliographie de l'Empire français, ou Journal général de l'imprimerie et de la librairie
Bibliography

Polybiblion

Revue bibliographique universelle

Author: Gustave Pawlowski,Henri Stein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Polybiblion

revue bibliographique universelle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Juvenile Nonfiction

French prose and criticism, 1790 to World War II

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 528

View: 9090

A collection of twenty-six critical essays on French prose and criticism from 1790 to World War II.
Union catalogs

National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 6954

Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Johnson's Universal Cyclopedia

A New Edition

Author: Charles Kendall Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 2915

Philosophy

Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395109

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

View: 5388

'The life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short' Written during the chaos of the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan asks how, in a world of violence and horror, can we stop ourselves from descending into anarchy? Hobbes' case for a 'common-wealth' under a powerful sovereign - or 'Leviathan' - to enforce security and the rule of law, shocked his contemporaries, and his book was publicly burnt for sedition the moment it was published. But his penetrating work of political philosophy - now fully revised and with a new introduction for this edition - opened up questions about the nature of statecraft and society that influenced governments across the world. Edited with a new introduction by Christopher Brooke
Education

Education and Sociology

Author: Émile Durkheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029079209

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Social Science

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

Author: Emile Durkheim,Carol Cosman,Mark Sydney Cladis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192832559

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 7778

In this title, Emile Durkheim set himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigated what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion - totemism among the Aborigines of Australia. Aboriginal religion was an avenue "to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man, by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity". The need and capacity of men and women to relate socially lies at the heart of Durkheim's exploration, in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe. This edition provides an introduction to Durkheim's ideas. This book is intended for students and teachers of religious studies, sociology of religion, sociology, anthropology; general readers of philosophy and religion.