A Short History of Modern Philosophy

From Descartes to Wittgenstein

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 207

Discover for yourself the pleasures of philosophy! Written both for the seasoned student of philosophy as well as the general reader, the renowned writer Roger Scruton provides a survey of modern philosophy. Always engaging, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. He identifies all the principal figures as well as outlines of the main intellectual preoccupations that have informed western philosophy. Painting a portrait of modern philosophy that is vivid and animated, Scruton introduces us to some of the greatest philosophical problems invented in this period and pursued ever since. Including material on recent debates, A Short History of Modern Philosophy is already established as the classic introduction. Read it and find out why.

Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 371

With Sartre, Merleau-Ponty was the foremost French philosopher of the post-war period. What makes this work so important is that it returned the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato.

Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida

Author: Forrest Baird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1232

View: 997

First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.

Philosophic Classics

From Plato to Derrida

Author: Forrest E. Baird

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1197

View: 855

ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY. Plato. Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo (72c-83c, 114e-end). Meno. Republic (Book II 368c-376c, Book III, 412b-417b, Book IV 427c-448e, Book V complete: 448e-480a, Book VI-VII 502c-521b). Aristotle. Categories (Chapters 1-5). Physics (Book II complete). Metaphysics (Bk I, 1-4, 6, 9; and XII, 6-9).

From Descartes to Wittgenstein

a short history of modern philosophy

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

View: 936

Summarizes the metaphysical, ethical, and political ideas of the major modern philosophers and examines their impact on the history of philosophy

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 794

View: 746

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

Berkeley

A Portrait

Author: Damian Ilodigwe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

View: 557

"Berkeley is popular in the philosophical tradition as the philosopher who denied the existence of matter in favour of spiritual substance. His esse est percipi thesis is understandably seen as a recipe for subjective idealism. While there is a point to this reading of Berkeley, it remains to be seen whether it does justice to the full significance of Berkeley's opposition to philosophical materialism. In this book, essentially a sympathetic reconstruction of Berkeley's philosophy, Ilodigwe approaches Berkeley's Immaterialism from the standpoint of the philosophical issues raised by the emergence of modern science in the seventeenth century. He argues that when approached in this manner, Berkeley's opposition to philosophical materialism not only emergesas an attempt to overcome false abstractions, but it also becomes possible to make sense of his claimed alliance with common sense in his battle against philosophical materialism. While the realist portrait of Berkeley that emerges from this exercise is not free from difficulties, it arguably offers us a fuller conspectus of Berkeley's philosophy of immaterialism."--pub. desc.

Walford's guide to reference material

Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1147

View: 569

Examine descriptions of 8,300 plus critically evaluated and recommended reference resources available in all formats.Organized by Universal Decimal Classification, the topics covered are those usually found in the 100s -- Philosophy and Psychology, 200s -- Religion, 300s -- Social Sciences, and the 900s -- Geography, Biography and History.This volume particularly reflects the proliferation of travel and tourist guides, and reference works on Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the collapse of comnunism. Over the last few years an enormous expansion has also been noted of reference works in both religion and philosophy.