A Short History of Modern Philosophy

From Descartes to Wittgenstein

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 9272

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.

A Short History of Modern Philosophy

From Descartes to Wittgenstein

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498446

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 3986

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.

Meisterdenker: Kant

1724 - 1804

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783926642431

Category:

Page: 140

View: 6893

Denker des Abendlandes

eine Geschichte der Philosophie

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868201277

Category:

Page: 430

View: 2561

Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278409

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 2837

Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others.

An Unended Quest

Author: Karl Raimund Popper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415285896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 315

View: 8861

At the age of eight, Karl Popper was puzzling over the idea of infinity and by fifteen was beginning to take a keen interest in his father's well-stocked library of books. Unended Quest recounts these moments and many others in the life of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, providing an indispensable account of the ideas that influenced him most. As an introduction to Popper's philosophy, Unended Quest also shines. Popper lucidly explains the central ideas in his work, making this book ideal for anyone coming to Popper's life and work for the first time.

Zur Geschichte der neueren Philosophie

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Schelling

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849634957

Category:

Page: 227

View: 8036

Diese umfangreiche Münchner Vorlesung befasst sich mit Schellings Lieblingsthema, der Naturphilosophie, und reflektiert damit auch auf Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz und andere Philosophen seiner Zeit. Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

Denken

Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511

Category:

Page: 260

View: 1158

Sprache und Geist

mit einem Anhang: Linguistik und Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518276198

Category: Psycholinguistics

Page: 188

View: 9816

Das Haus Wittgenstein

die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Familie

Author: Alexander Waugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596182282

Category: Eccentrics and eccentricities

Page: 439

View: 8745

A portrait of the Wittgenstein family of Vienna traces the triumphs and vicissitudes of a star-crossed dynasty held together by a love of music yet torn apart by money, madness, conflicts of loyalty, and the cataclysmic upheaval of two world wars.

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

Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 794

View: 6156

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.

Name und Notwendigkeit

Author: Saul A. Kripke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518286562

Category: Name - Analytische Philosophie

Page: 191

View: 8786

Geschichte der Philosophie

Author: Bryan Magee,Bernd Leineweber,Sibille Mischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831090587

Category:

Page: 244

View: 4668

Berkeley

A Portrait

Author: Damian Ilodigwe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

View: 4052

"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.

Geschichte der griechischen Philosophie

Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

View: 7541

Luciano De Crescenzo erzählt mit mediterraner Fabulierlust von den griechischen Philosophen und schmuggelt unter so bekannte Namen wie Sokrates, Platon und Epikur auch die seiner Nachbarn und Bekannten aus Neapel. So fügt sich das Heute mit dem Damals zusammen, der moderne Alltag mit der antiken Schule des Denkens.