Herder: Philosophical Writings

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder,Michael N. Forster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794091

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

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A translation of Herder's most important and characteristic philosophical writings.

Multilingualism in Modernist Fiction

Author: J. Taylor-Batty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137367962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 8145

This new study argues that modernist literature is characterised by a 'multilingual turn'. Examining the use of different languages in the fiction of a range of writers, including Lawrence, Richardson, Mansfield, Rhys, Joyce and Beckett, Taylor-Batty demonstrates the centrality of linguistic plurality to modernist forms of defamiliarisation.

Berkeley: Philosophical Writings

Author: George Berkeley,Desmond M. Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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Provides texts from the full range of Berkeley's contributions to philosophy, and sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts.

Kant: Political Writings

Author: Immanuel Kant,H. S. Reiss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398374

Category: History

Page: 311

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This edition includes two important texts illustrating Kants's view of history along with notes and a comprehensive bibliography.

The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790–1870)

Author: Allen W. Wood,Songsuk Susan Hahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316175650

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The latest volume in the Cambridge Histories of Philosophy series, the Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century brings together twenty-nine leading experts in the field and covers the years 1790–1870. Their twenty-eight chapters provide a comprehensive survey of the period, organising the material topically. After a brief editor's introduction, it begins with three chapters surveying the background of nineteenth-century philosophy: followed by two on logic and mathematics, two on nature and natural science, five on mind and language (including psychology, the human sciences and aesthetics), four on ethics, three on religion, seven on society (including chapters on the French Revolution, the decline of natural right, political economy and social discontent), and three on history, which deal with historical method, speculative theories of history and the history of philosophy.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

View: 2953

The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Hamann: Writings on Philosophy and Language

Author: Kenneth Haynes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946552X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Johann Georg Hamann (1730–88) is a major figure not only in German philosophy but also in literature and religious history. In his own time he wrote penetrating criticisms of Herder, Kant, Mendelssohn, and other Enlightenment thinkers; after his death he was an important figure for Goethe, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and others. It was only in the twentieth century, however, that the full and radical extent of his 'linguistic' critique of philosophy was recognized. This volume presents a translation of a wide selection of his essays, including both famous and lesser-known works. Hamann's enigmatic prose-style was deliberately at odds with Enlightenment assumptions about language, and a full apparatus of annotation explains the numerous allusions in his essays. The volume is completed by a historical and philosophical introduction and suggestions for further reading.

Kant: Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

And Other Writings

Author: Immanuel Kant,Allen Wood,George Di Giovanni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. This volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context.

Dictionary of Untranslatables

A Philosophical Lexicon

Author: Barbara Cassin,Emily Apter,Jacques Lezra,Michael Wood

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1344

View: 560

Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas. Covers close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms that defy easy translation between languages and cultures Includes terms from more than a dozen languages Entries written by more than 150 distinguished thinkers Available in English for the first time, with new contributions by Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more Contains extensive cross-references and bibliographies An invaluable resource for students and scholars across the humanities

Plato: The Symposium

Author: Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139469906

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 6355

Plato's Symposium, written in the early part of the 4th century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato's mentor, and Alcibiades, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates' praise of philosophical desire, and an argument for the superiority of the philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction, by Frisbee C. C. Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context.

Lectures on Metaphysics

Author: Immanuel Kant,Karl Ameriks,Steve Naragon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 696

View: 429

This volume contains the first translation into English of notes from Kant's lectures on metaphysics.

The Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics

Author: Michael N. Forster,Kristin Gjesdal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187605

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

View: 4287

Explores the relevance of hermeneutics for modern human sciences, its history and development, and its key philosophical debates.

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-century Philosophy

Author: Knud Haakonssen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521867436

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1407

View: 8835

This two-volume set presents a comprehensive and up-to-date history of eighteenth-century philosophy. The subject is treated systematically by topic, not by individual thinker, school, or movement, thus enabling a much more historically nuanced picture of the period to be painted.

Kritische Wälder

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843071748

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 376

View: 8500

Johann Gottfried Herder: Kritische Wälder Entstehungszeit: Spätsommer 1768–1769. Entstanden teils als Würdigung Lessings 1766 erschienenem »Laokoon«, teils als Instrument im Vergeltungskampf gegen Klotz, der seine Anonymität aufdeckte. Erstdruck: Leipzig (Breitkopf) 1769. Das vierte Wäldchen erschien erst posthum 1846 in: »Lebensbilde«. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Johann Gottfried Herder: Kritische Wälder oder Betrachtungen, die Wissenschaft und Kunst des Schönen betreffend, nach Maßgabe neuerer Schriften. 1769, in: Herders Sämmtliche Werke. Herausgegeben von Bernhard Suphan, Band 3, Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1878. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Johann Gottfried Herder (Gemäldevon Anton Graff, 1785). Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Author: Immanuel Kant,Mary J. Gregor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521626958

Category: Philosophy

Page: 76

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Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an expression of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government. This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant's argument.