Serial Killers: Being and Killing (Philosophy for Everyone)

By S. Waller

Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone investigates our profound intrigue with mass-murderers. Exploring existential, moral and political questions via an exam of actual and fictional serial killers, philosophy comes alive through an exploration of grisly death.

Presents new philosophical theories approximately serial killing, and relates new learn in cognitive technology to the minds of serial killers
Includes a philosophical examine actual serial killers comparable to Ian Brady, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Zodiac killer, in addition to fictional serial killers corresponding to Dexter and Hannibal Lecter
Offers a brand new phenomenological exam of the writings of the Zodiac Killer
Contains an account of the disappearance of 1 of Ted Bundy's sufferers submitted by means of the association households and associates of lacking individuals and Violent Crime Victims
Integrates the insights of philosophers, teachers, crime writers and law enforcement officials

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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide (Edinburgh Philosophical Guides)

By Douglas Burnham

Every little thing you want to learn about Kant's Critique of natural Reason in a single quantity. The Critique is likely one of the such a lot written-about texts within the heritage of philosophy, notwithstanding, it's also notoriously tricky to learn. Burnham and younger get to the bottom of Kant's textual content passage-by-passage, making the analyzing and appreciation of the first paintings feasible. Designed to be learn along Kant, this process may be priceless for college kids and academics alike.

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Merleau-Ponty's Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of Philosophy (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

By Bryan A. Smyth

Bringing to mild the fundamental philosophical position of Marxism inside Merleau-Ponty's reinterpretation of transcendental phenomenology, this e-book indicates that the belief of this venture hinges methodologically upon a renewed notion of the proletariat qua common class―specifically, that it rests upon a humanist delusion of incarnation which, substantiated by way of Merleau-Ponty's proposal of ‘heroism', locates an goal old purposiveness within the habituated organism of the fashionable subject.

Foregrounding the phenomenological precedence of background over corporeality during this means, Smyth's research recovers the ‘militant' personality of Merleau-Ponty's existential phenomenology. It therefore sheds serious new gentle on his early concept, and demanding situations a few of the major parameters of current scholarship by way of disclosing the intrinsic normativity of his uncomplicated methodological commitments.

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The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z (Ayn Rand Library)

By Ayn Rand, Harry Binswanger

A prolific author, bestselling novelist, and world-renowned thinker, Ayn Rand outlined an entire method of thought--from epistemology to aesthetics. Her writing is so vast and the diversity of concerns she covers so huge, immense that these drawn to discovering her discussions of a given subject could have to look via many assets to find the proper passage. The Ayn Rand Lexicon brings jointly the entire key principles of her philosophy of Objectivism. all started lower than Rand's supervision, this detailed quantity is a useful consultant to her philosophy or cause, self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism--the philosophy so brilliantly dramatized in her novels The Fountainhead, We the dwelling, and Anthem.

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A New History of Western Philosophy

By Anthony Kenny

The person volumes of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed History of Western Philosophy were hailed as "wonderfulauthoritativehugely lucrative" (Times better schooling Supplement) and "genial and hugely obtainable" (London evaluation of Books). Now those 4 superb books were mixed into one really good quantity, offering a continuing sweeping account of the nice considered the Western global. right here readers will locate not just an authoritative advisor to the historical past of philosophy, but in addition a compelling creation to each significant zone of philosophical inquiry. Kenny tells the tale of philosophy chronologically, his vigorous narrative bringing the nice philosophers to lifestyles and filling within the old and highbrow historical past to their paintings. Kenny additionally appears to be like heavily at all the major parts of philosophical exploration: wisdom and figuring out; technology; metaphysics; brain and soul; the character and content material of morality; political philosophy; and God. A New background of Western Philosophy is a stimulating chronicle of the highbrow improvement of Western civilization, permitting readers to track the start and development of philosophy from antiquity to the current day.

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The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Theory and History of Literature, Volume 10)

By Jean-Francois Lyotard

Many definitions of postmodernism specialise in its nature because the aftermath of the fashionable business age while know-how constructed. This ebook extends that evaluation to postmodernism by way of the prestige of technology, know-how, and the humanities, the importance of technocracy, and how the movement of data is managed within the Western global.

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Essays on the Aristotelian Tradition

By Anthony Kenny

Aristotle has arguably been the main influential of all philosophers. this option of works via Aristotle, in addition to essays by means of Aristotle student Anthony Kenny, strains the philosopher's profound effect through the a long time. It covers in-depth his ethics and philosophy of brain and indicates how they supplied the framework for fruitful advancements within the center a long time in addition to immediately. additionally it is numerous contributions to the latest kind of Aristotelian scholarship: computer-assisted stylometry. an individual who has ever been eager about Aristotle's excellent perception and highbrow legacy could be extremely joyful with this attractive collection.

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Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy through Rene Descartes is commonly thought of to be one of many most sensible philosophical books of all time. for lots of, Meditations on First Philosophy is needed studying for varied classes and curriculums. And for others who easily get pleasure from interpreting undying items of vintage philosophical literature, this gem via Rene Descartes is extremely steered. Meditations on First Philosophy might make an awesome present and it's going to be part of everyone's own library.

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The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common (Studies in Continental Thought)

By Alphonso Lingis

"... thought-provoking and meditative, Lingis’s paintings is particularly touching, and provides a refreshingly idiosyncratic antidote to the idle speak that so frequently passes for philosophical writing." ―Radical Philosophy

"... amazing for the readability and singularity of its kinds and voices in addition to for the compelling degree of real philosophic originality which it contributes to questions of group and (its) communication." ―Research in Phenomenology

Articulating the author’s trips and private reports within the idiom of latest continental proposal, Alphonso Lingis launches a devastating critique, pointing up the myopia of Western rationalism. the following Lingis increases problems with indisputable urgency.

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The Myth of the Framework: In Defence of Science and Rationality

In a occupation spanning sixty years, Sir Karl Popper has made essentially the most very important contributions to the 20th century dialogue of technological know-how and rationality. The delusion of the Framework is a brand new choice of a few of Popper's most crucial fabric in this subject.
Sir Karl discusses such matters because the goals of technological know-how, the position that it performs in our civilization, the ethical accountability of the scientist, the constitution of background, and the perennial selection among cause and revolution. In doing so, he assaults highbrow models (like positivism) that exagerrate what technological know-how and rationality have performed, in addition to highbrow models (like relativism) that denigrate what technological know-how and rationality can do. clinical wisdom, in line with Popper, is among the most logical and artistic of human achievements, however it can also be inherently fallible and topic to revision.
In position of highbrow models, Popper deals his personal severe rationalism - a view that he regards either as a concept of knowlege and as an perspective in the direction of human lifestyles, human morals and democracy.
Published in cooperation with the valuable ecu college.

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