Contemporary Political Philosophy

An Anthology
Author: Robert E. Goodin,Philip Pettit
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405130644
Category: Philosophy
Page: 754
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This authoritative collection of the seminal texts in post-war political philosophy has now been updated and expanded. Reprints key articles, mainly unabridged, touching upon the nature of the state, democracy, justice, rights, liberty, equality and oppression. Includes work from politics, law and economics, as well as from continental and analytic philosophy. Now includes thirteen additional texts, taking account of recent developments in the field and reflecting the most pressing concerns in international affairs. Can be used alongside A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Blackwell Publishing, 1993; second edition in preparation) as the basis for a systematic introduction to the subject.

Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy

An Anthology
Author: Derek Matravers,Jonathan E. Pike
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415302111
Category: Philosophy
Page: 454
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This textbook reflects the buoyant state of contemporary political philosophy, and the development of the subject in the past two decades. It includes seminal papers on fundamental philosophical issues such as: the nature of social explanation distributive justice liberalism and communitarianism citizenship and multiculturalism nationalism democracy criminal justice. A range of views is represented, demonstrating the richness of the philosophical contribution to some of the most contested areas of public policy and political decision making. Each section has an introduction by the editors that situates the papers in the ongoing debate. Further Reading sections feature at the end of each chapter. Readings from the following thinkers are included: Steven Lukes, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Bhikhu Parekh, Antony Duff, G.A. Cohen, Derek Parfit, Roger Scruton, Michael Sandel, Alasdair MacIntrye. Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy will be a valuable resource for upper-level students interested in current thinking in this area.

Politische Philosophie heute

eine Einführung
Author: Will Kymlicka
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593358918
Category: Political science
Page: 297
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Eine grundlegende und umfassende Einführung in die modernen Strömungen der politischen Philosophie: Utilitarismus, Liberalismus, Libertarismus, Marxismus, Kommunitarismus und Feminismus.

Philosophy of Science

An Historical Anthology
Author: Timothy McGrew,Marc Alspector-Kelly,Fritz Allhoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405175435
Category: Philosophy
Page: 660
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By combining excerpts from key historical writings with commentary by experts, Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology provides a comprehensive history of the philosophy of science from ancient to modern times. Provides a comprehensive history of the philosophy of science, from antiquity up to the 20th century Includes extensive commentary by scholars putting the selected writings in historical context and pointing out their interconnections Covers areas rarely seen in philosophy of science texts, including the philosophical dimensions of biology, chemistry, and geology Designed to be accessible to both undergraduates and graduate students

Contemporary Political Philosophy

An Introduction
Author: Will Kymlicka
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198782748
Category: Philosophy
Page: 497
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"This new edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new debates on political liberalism, deliberative democracy, civic republicanism, nationalism, and cultural pluralism." "The book now includes two new chapters on citizenship theory and multiculturalism, in addition to updated chapters on utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, Marxism, communitarianism, and feminism. Extended guides to further reading have been added at the end of each chapter, listing the most important books and articles on each school of thought, as well as relevant journals and web sites."--BOOK JACKET.

Western Philosophy

An Anthology
Author: John G. Cottingham
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405124782
Category: Philosophy
Page: 888
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Western Philosophy: An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophical tradition from ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today. Features substantial and carefully chosen excerpts from all the greats of philosophy, arranged thematically and chronologically Readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments Embraces all the major subfields of philosophy: theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory, and aesthetics Updated edition now includes additional contemporary readings in each section Augmented by two completely new sections on logic and language, and philosophy and the meaning of life

Philosophy of Action

An Anthology
Author: Jonathan Dancy,Constantine Sandis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118604512
Category: Philosophy
Page: 405
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This is the best conspectus of the philosophy of action since 1945 I have seen: an excellent selection of articles, nicely organized, with concise and reliable introductions that guide the reader deftly through each topic.” John Hyman, The Queen’s College, Oxford, UK “Philosophy of Action: An Anthology offers the reader thirty-seven of the best previously published papers on action in the last half-century or so. It is far more comprehensive than earlier collections and has minimal overlap with them. Each of the six parts commences with a helpful overview by the editors of the issues and problems that arise in the papers. They skillfully set the stage for the papers that follow. The collection will not only become first choice as the text for courses in the Philosophy of Action, but will be of great use to the professional philosopher of action, who will have these papers collected in one convenient place for the first time.” David-Hillel Ruben, University of London, UK Philosophy of Action: An Anthology brings together a selection of the most influential classic and contemporary essays on the subject by leading scholars, from the 1960s to the present day. In creating a unique collection of essays on the subject, the book answers a pressing need for an anthology in which many voices contribute to offer an introductory and unprecedented survey of the field. The essays, arranged thematically and accompanied by expert introductions written by the editors, cover action and agency, volition and causation, intention and intentional action, reasons and motivation, the explanation of action, and responsibility and free agency. Edited by leading scholars in philosophy, both highly regarded for their work in the area, this is an invaluable resource for teaching upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of action, and as a general reference volume of seminal papers on the subject.

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

The Analytic Tradition, An Anthology
Author: Peter Lamarque,Stein Haugom Olsen
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1119222443
Category: Philosophy
Page: 744
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For over fifty years, philosophers working within the broader remit of analytic philosophy have developed and refined a substantial body of work in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, curating a core foundation of scholarship which offers rigor and clarity on matters of profound and perennial interest relating to art and all forms of aesthetic appreciation. Now in its second edition and thoroughly revised, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art—The Analytic Tradition: An Anthology captures this legacy in a comprehensive introduction to the core philosophical questions and conversations in aesthetics. Through 57 key essays selected by leading scholars Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen, this anthology collects modern classics as well as new contributions on essential topics such as the identification and ontology of art, interpretation, values of art, art and knowledge, and fiction and the imagination. New to this edition are selections which treat aesthetic experience more widely, including essays on the aesthetics of nature and aesthetics in everyday life. Other carefully-chosen pieces analyze the practice and experience of specific art forms in greater detail, including painting, photography, film, literature, music, and popular art such as comics. This bestselling collection is an essential resource for students and scholars of aesthetics, designed to foster a foundational understanding of both long-standing and contemporary topics in the field.

Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644051615
Category: Social Science
Page: 944
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

Modern Philosophy - From Descartes to Nietzsche

An Anthology
Author: Steven M. Emmanuel,Patrick Goold
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631214212
Category: Philosophy
Page: 544
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Modern Philosophy: An Anthology features a broad range of selections from important but seldom anthologized works in the philosophy of psychology, natural science, morality, politics and religion. Features a broad range of selections from works in the philosophy of psychology, natural science, morality, politics and religion. Places the modern thinkers in conversation with each other, including Leibniz on Descartes and Spinoza, Reid on Locke and Hume, and Kant on Hobbes. Offers important, but seldom anthologized primary works.

Hoffnung, die wirkt

Wie sich Menschen angesichts schwerer Krankheit behaupten
Author: Jerome Groopman
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641023556
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
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Hoffnung kann ein entscheidendes Moment der Heilung sein. Jerome Groopman, der als Therapeut jahrzehntelang mit schwer kranken Menschen zu tun hatte, entwickelte ein Konzept, in dem die Fähigkeit, zu hoffen im Kampf mit der Krankheit konsequent genutzt werden kann. Erinnerungen, soziale Bindungen, der Glaube – all dies sind Einflussfaktoren, die die Immunantwort des Menschen entscheidend beeinflussen. Diese Erkenntnis bedeutet mehr Verantwortung als den meisten Behandlern bewusst ist; denn es hängt entscheidend von ihren Äußerungen und Botschaften ab, ob der Patient genügend Hoffnung aufbringen kann, um sich der Krankheit zu stellen. Groopman zeigt dabei, dass medizinische Wahrheiten nicht übertüncht werden müssen, um durch das Prinzip Hoffnung die Körperabwehr zu mobilisieren.

Ethics in Practice

An Anthology
Author: Hugh LaFollette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790774
Category: Philosophy
Page: 752
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The fourth edition of Ethics in Practice offers an impressive collection of 70 new, revised, and classic essays covering 13 key ethical issues. Essays integrate ethical theory and the discussion of practical moral problems into a text that is ideal for introductory and applied ethics courses. A fully updated and revised edition of this authoritative anthology of classic and contemporary essays covering a wide range of ethical and moral issues Integrates ethical theory with discussions of practical moral problems, and includes three essays on theory written specifically for this volume Nearly half of the essays are written or revised exclusively for this anthology, which now also features eleven essays new to this edition, as well as expanded sections discussing theory, reproductive technologies, war and terrorism, and animals Content allows teachers to discuss discrete practical issues (e.g., euthanasia), focus on the broader grouping of topics (e.g., life and death), or focus on common themes which bridge sections (sexism, moral standing, individualism and community) Section introductions not only outline the basic issues discussed in the essays, but relate them to theoretical perspectives and practical issues discussed elsewhere in the book. Guides students with supporting introductory essays on reading philosophy, theorizing about ethics, writing a philosophy paper, and a supporting web site at

Galen und das hellenistische Erbe

Verhandlungen des IV. Internationalen Galen-Symposiums veranstaltet vom Institut für Geschichte der Medizin am Bereich Medizin (Charité) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 18.-20. September 1989
Author: Jutta Kollesch,Diethard Nickel
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515060844
Category: Medical
Page: 214
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Die Beitrage des Tagungsbandes befassen sich mit verschiedenen Aspekten des Problems, wie der Arzt Galen von Pergamon (2. Jh. n. Chr.) das geistige Erbe der hellenistischen Zeit rezipiert hat. Da das von ihm verarbeitete medizinische und philosophische Gedankengut unterschiedlichster Provenienz nahezu vollstandig aus nicht mehr erhaltenen Schriften hellenistischer Autoren stammt, bildet Galens Werk eine wesentliche Quelle fuer unsere Kenntnis der geistigen Stromungen im Hellenismus. In dem Buch wird zum erstenmal der Versuch unternommen, diese Thematik systematisch zu behandeln und die verschiedenartigen Formen der Aneignung des Erbes durch Galen nachzuweisen.

Mind and cognition

an anthology
Author: William G. Lycan,Jesse J. Prinz
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 877
View: 358

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First published in 1990, Mind and Cognition: An Anthology is now firmly established as a popular teaching apparatus for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mind. Brings together the most important classic and contemporary articles in philosophy of mind and cognition Completely revised and updated throughout, in response to feedback from teachers in the field Now includes 20 new readings Each updated part opens with a brief, synoptic introduction to the individual field and a comprehensive further reading list Each section also includes three to four of the most influential papers that have been written in the philosophy of mind over the last 40 years

Environmental Ethics

An Anthology
Author: Andrew Light,Holmes Rolston, III
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631222941
Category: Philosophy
Page: 568
View: 5508

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Environmental Ethics: An Anthology brings together both classic and cutting-edge essays which have formed contemporary environmental ethics, ranging from the welfare of animals versus ecosystems to theories of the intrinsic value of nature.

From Modernism to Postmodernism

An Anthology Expanded
Author: Lawrence E. Cahoone
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631232131
Category: Philosophy
Page: 640
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This revised and expanded second edition of Cahoone's classic anthology provides an unparalleled collection of the essential readings in modernism and postmodernism. Places contemporary debate in the context of the criticism of modernity since the seventeenth century. Chronologically and thematically arranged. Indispensable and multidisciplinary resource in philosophy, literature, cultural studies, social theory, and religious studies.