The Philosopher's Autobiography: A Qualitative Study by Shlomit C. Schuster

By Shlomit C. Schuster

Throughout the a long time philosophers have tested their very own lives in an try either to discover a few which means and to provide an explanation for the roots in their philosophical views. This quantity is an advent to philosophical autobiography, a wealthy yet hitherto overlooked literary style that questions the self, its social context, and lifestyles normally. the writer analyzes consultant narratives from antiquity to postmodernity, focusing particularly on 3 case reports: the autobiographies of St. Augustine, Rousseau, and Sartre. in the course of the research of those exemplary texts, philosophical mirrored image at the self emerges as a legitimate substitute to Freudian psychoanalysis and as a manner of selling self-renewal and change.

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Erotismo y prudencia: Biografía intelectual de Leo Strauss by Gregorio Luri Medrano

By Gregorio Luri Medrano

¿Quién period Leo Strauss y qué decía exactamente? Hay quienes se jactan de haber descubierto el «indiscutible carácter falocrático» de su filosofía, quienes lo ven como el moderno del «mito de los angeles tradición» y quienes alimentan su apacible conciencia crítica desenmascarando conspiraciones políticas que tendrían a Leo Strauss como su inspirador filosófico. Nada nuevo, en realidad, en l. a. historia de los angeles filosofía. A lo largo de estas páginas Gregorio Luri nos acerca al pensador judeo-alemán con una mirada desarmada, descubriendo en el pensador judeo-alemán un filósofo libre y relevante que no está mirando al pasado sino al presente. Erotismo y prudencia tiene los angeles ambiciosa pretensión de, al mismo tiempo, mostrar a Leo Strauss y las razones de los angeles influencia de quien se puede decir, cabalmente, que es el único filósofo del siglo XX que ha creado una escuela de pensamiento que está hoy más viva que nunca.

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The Man With No Head: The life and ideas of Douglas Harding by Richard Lang,Victor Lunn-Rockliffe

By Richard Lang,Victor Lunn-Rockliffe

Douglas Harding (1909–2007) all started asking the query ‘Who am I?’ as a tender guy. Rejecting his father’s fundamentalist faith he determined to place apart what he’d been informed approximately himself and search for himself at his id. Harding made an marvelous discovery – his physique used to be not only his human body yet was once a many-levelled procedure starting from the main far-off galaxy to the closest particle. on the centre of this all-inclusive onion-like constitution Harding stumbled on his precise Self, the formless truth in the back of all his appearances.

Harding wrote many books approximately ‘who we actually are’, exploring its profound implications in our lives and its reference to the center message of the world’s nice religions. He additionally invented experiments that time on to the ‘headless’ fact at our centre. Harding’s paintings is a paradigm shift, a bounce right into a profoundly new method of seeing ourselves.

This image biography unearths who this nice guy was once and what he discovered.

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Blood In West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy by Brandon Kirk

By Brandon Kirk

This riveting account is the 1st accomplished exam of the Lincoln County feud, a quarrel so virulent it rivaled that of the notorious Hatfields and McCoys. The clash started over own grievances among Paris Brumfield, a neighborhood distiller and trees guy, and Cain Adkins, a preacher, instructor, health practitioner, and justice of the peace. The dispute quick overtook the small Appalachian neighborhood of Hart, West Virginia, leaving at the least 4 lifeless and igniting a decade-long vendetta. in line with neighborhood and nationwide newspaper articles and oral histories supplied by way of descendants of the feudists, this strong narrative gains larger-than-life characters locked in lethal clash.

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Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm

By James Romm

From acclaimed classical historian, writer of Ghost at the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born author and the erudition of a student” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The crusade of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The manhattan occasions publication Review), a  high-stakes drama packed with homicide, insanity, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of background at the grand scale.

on the middle, the tumultuous lifetime of Seneca, historical Rome’s preeminent author and thinker, starting with banishment in his fifties and next appointment as show to twelve-year-old Nero, destiny emperor of Rome. Controlling them either, Nero’s mom, Julia Agrippina the more youthful, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth spouse of Emperor Claudius.

James Romm seamlessly weaves jointly the lifestyles and written phrases, the ethical struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that enmeshed Seneca the more youthful within the twisted imperial family members and the perverse, paranoid regime of Emperor Nero, despot and madman.

Romm writes that Seneca watched over Nero as instructor, ethical consultant, and surrogate father, and, at seventeen, whilst Nero all of sudden ascended to turn into emperor of Rome, Seneca, a guy by no means avid for political strength grew to become, with Nero, the ruler of the Roman Empire. We see how Seneca was once in a position to keep an eye on his younger pupil, how, less than Seneca’s impact, Nero governed with intelligence and moderation, banned capital punishment, decreased taxes, gave slaves the fitting to dossier court cases opposed to their vendors, pardoned prisoners arrested for sedition. yet with time, as Nero grew useless and disappointed, Seneca was once not able to carry sway over the emperor, and among Nero’s mom, Agrippina—thought to have poisoned her moment husband, and her 3rd, who was once her uncle (Claudius), and rumored to have entered into an incestuous courting together with her son—and Nero’s father, defined via Suetonius as a assassin and cheat charged with treason, adultery, and incest, how lengthy may well the younger Nero were contained?
Dying each Day is a portrait of Seneca’s ethical fight in the middle of insanity and extra. In his treatises, Seneca preached a rigorous moral creed, exalting heroes who defied threat to do what was once correct or embody a noble loss of life. As Nero’s adviser, Seneca was once awarded with a extra complicated set of selections, because the basically guy in a position to summoning the higher point of Nero’s nature, but, last at Nero’s part and colluding within the evil regime he created.

Dying each Day is the 1st booklet to inform the compelling and nightmarish tale of the philosopher-poet who was once nearly a king, tied to a tyrant—as Seneca, the paragon of cause, watched his pupil spiral into insanity and whose descent observed 5 family members murders, the hearth of Rome, and a savage purge that destroyed the very best minds of the Senate’s golden age.

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On the Boundary: A Life Remembered by Fred Dallmayr

By Fred Dallmayr

The e-book documents the author’s own and highbrow maturation over a interval of 9 a long time. This maturation was once by no means simply self-propelled, yet continually happened in line with teachings and reviews. located as a “being-in-the-world”, the author’s reports succeed in from international struggle II through the chilly struggle to fresh “terror wars.” Intellectually, he participated in and reacted to a few significant views: from phenomenology, existentialism, and important idea to hermeneutics, postmodernism, and post-secularism. Exchanges with multiples interlocutors helped to form his detailed outlook or profile; which privileges self-other contacts over the ego, discussion over monologue, and dialogical cosmopolitanism over chauvinistic strength politics. Implicit during this rising profile is a choice for potentiality over reality and of relationality over static identification. Shunning doctrinal formulation or accomplished “systems”, the author’s lifestyles hence is proven to be easily a trip, an event to what comes, an itinerary (mentis in Deum).

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Dream Notes by Theodor W. Adorno

By Theodor W. Adorno

"Dreams are as black as death."
—Theodor W. Adorno

Adorno was once serious about his desires and wrote them down all through his existence. He envisaged publishing a set of them even though within the occasion not more than a number of seemed in his lifetime.

Dream Notes deals a range of Adornos writings on desires that span the final twenty-five years of his existence. Readers of Adorno who're familiar with high-powered reflections on philosophy, track and tradition may perhaps locate them disconcerting: they supply an amazingly frank and uninhibited account of his internal wants, guilt emotions and anxieties. Brothel scenes, torture and executions determine prominently. they're provided straightforwardly, at face price. No try out is made to interpret them, to narrate them to the occasions of his existence, to psychoanalyse them, or to set up any connections with the significant issues of his philosophy.

Are they fiction, autobiography or an try to catch a pre-rational, quasi-mythic kingdom of cognizance? No transparent solution will be given. Taken jointly they supply a hugely constant photo of a measurement of expertise that's usually missed, person who rounds out and deepens our wisdom of Adorno whereas holding anything of the enigmatic caliber that energized his personal thought.

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Foucault sa pensée, sa personne (Bibliothèque Idées) (French by Paul Veyne

By Paul Veyne

Ami de Michel Foucault pendant plus de trente ans, Paul Veyne livre ici un portait amical et intime de l'homme et de sa pensée. On découvre un Foucault aux antipodes du penseur gauchiste et structuraliste souvent décrit : loin de partager les vastes espérances de Mai sixty eight, il ne croyait pas à une politique révolutionnaire, comme y croyait un Sartre, et s'est conduit en réformiste qui entreprenait de corriger sur des issues précis le monde social comme il va.
Ce portrait philosophico-politique sans complaisance révèle un Foucault inattendu, un philosophe sceptique, un empiriste qu'il faut rapprocher de Montaigne. Comme nous le dit Paul Veyne : « Les fausses généralités et les discours varient à travers le temps ; mais, à chaque époque, ils passent pour vrais. Si bien que los angeles vérité se réduit à dire vrai, à parler conformément à ce qu'on admet être vrai et qui fera sourire un siècle plus tard. L'originalité de los angeles recherche de Michel Foucault est de travailler sur los angeles vérité dans le temps. »

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Vida y obra de Ramón Llull. Filosofía y mística (Breviarios) by Joaquín Xirau,Fondo de Cultura Economica

By Joaquín Xirau,Fondo de Cultura Economica

Filósofo, poeta y teólogo nacido en Palma de Mallorca probablemente en 1233, Ramón Llull se consagró a los angeles vida religiosa inspirado por l. a. misión de convertir infieles. Su actividad misionera y sus esfuerzos educativos se vieron reflejados en numerosos escritos que tuvieron una amplia difusión en su época y alcanzaron un lugar de honor en los angeles historia de l. a. literatura medieval española. los angeles presente obra recoge aquellas de sus principles que han influido con mayor fuerza en l. a. evolución del pensamiento universal.

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