Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 154151842X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 708

View: 7310

During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the trial and execution of King Charles I and the creation of the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. In his book, Hobbes argued that a strong and undivided central government was necessary to maintain societal order. By accepting the rule of a sovereign authority figure—which Hobbes called the "Leviathan" after the biblical sea monster—humans could avoid being ruled instead by self-interest and fear, and so escape humankind's natural state of war and violence. This is an unabridged version of Hobbes's most famous philosophical text, which established social contract theory and remained influential in political philosophy for centuries.
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cumulative listing

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 8983

First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.
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Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Subject

Page: N.A

View: 9700

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A Translation of Sein und Zeit

Author: Martin Heidegger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791426777

Category: Philosophy

Page: 487

View: 7632

A new, definitive translation of Heidegger's most important work.
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Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122204

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 2990

Kant's attempt to establish the principles behind the faculty of judgment remains one of the most important works on human reason. This third of the philosopher's three Critiques forms the very basis of modern aesthetics.
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In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age

Author: Hans Jonas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226405971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

View: 4227

Discusses the ethical implications of modern technology and examines the responsibility of humanity for the fate of the world
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perspectives and prospects

Author: Jos de Mul

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048522986

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4940

Helmut Plessner (18921985) was one of the founders of philosophical anthropology, and his book 'The Stages of the Organic and Man', first published in 1928, has inspired generations of philosophers, biologists, social scientists, and humanities scholars. This volume offers the first substantial introduction to Plessners philosophical anthropology in English, not only setting it in context with such familiar figures as Bergson, Cassirer, and Merleau-Ponty, but also showing Plessners relevance to contemporary discussions in a wide variety of fields in the humanities and sciences.
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Author: John RAWLS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 623

View: 8299

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.
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Author: Thomas Glavinic

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847676340

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1749

There’s nothing moving outside. No cars. No buses. No people. No birds. Nothing. No one. Anywhere. An ordinary man wakes up on an ordinary day to find that he’s the only living creature in the entire city. The radio and TV are suddenly filled with white noise, there’s no newspaper, the Internet is down and no one’s answering the phone. Jonas is the last living being on the planet. What happened? How? Why? And why is he still here? Thriller and philosophical investigation wrapped up in an intensely compelling, eerie mystery, Night Work is compulsive and exhilarating – but don’t read it when you’re all alone...
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Author: Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 613

View: 2188

A history of German literature to 1990, written from a post-Reunification standpoint.
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Cultural and Social Perspectives

Author: Christoph Brumann,Evelyn Schulz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136318836

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3041

Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary planning debates. Further, it addresses the implications of Japan's biggest social problem – the demographic decline – for Japanese cities, and demonstrates the serious challenges and exciting possibilities that result from the impending end of Japan's urban growth. Presenting a synthetic approach that reflects both the physical aspects and the social significance of urban spaces, this book scrutinizes the precise patterns of urban expansion and shrinkage. In doing so, it also summarizes current theories of public space, urban space, and the body in space which are relevant to both Japan and the wider international debate. With detailed case studies and more general reflections from a broad range of disciplines, this collection of essays demonstrates the value of cross-disciplinary cooperation. As such, it is of interest to students and scholars of geography and urban planning as well as history, anthropology and cultural studies.
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Author: Bo Stråth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052016504

Category: History

Page: 517

View: 4333

This book contributes to the debate on what Europe means by demonstrating the complexities and contradictions inherent in the concept. They are seen most clearly when Europe is viewed from a long historical perspective. During the closing decades of the twentieth century Europe emerged as one of the main points of reference in both the cultural and the political constructs of the global community. An obsession with the concept of European identity is readily discernible. This process of identity construction provokes critical questions which the book aims to address. At the same time the book explores the opportunities offered by the concept of Europe to see how it may be used in the construction of the future. The approach is one of both deconstruction and reconstruction. The issue of Europe is closely related in the book to more general issues concerning the cultural construction of community. The book should therefore be seen as the companion of "Myth and Memory in the Construction of Community," which is also published by PIE-Peter Lang in the series Multiple Europes. The book appears within the framework of a research project on the cultural construction of community in modernisation processes in comparison. This project is a joint enterprise of the European University Institute in Florence and the Humboldt University in Berlin sponsored by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund.
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