Does It Matter

Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577318390
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Philosophy

This classic series of essays represents Alan Watts's thinking on the astonishing problems caused by our dysfunctional relationship with the material environment. Here, with characteristic wit, a philosopher best known for his writings and teachings about mysticism and Eastern philosophy gets down to the nitty-gritty problems of economics, technology, clothing, cooking, and housing. Watts argues that we confuse symbol with reality, our ways of describing and measuring the world with the world itself, and thus put ourselves into the absurd situation of preferring money to wealth and eating the menu instead of the dinner. With our attention locked on numbers and concepts, we are increasingly unconscious of nature and of our total dependence on air, water, plants, animals, insects, and bacteria. We have hallucinated the notion that the so-called external world is a cluster of objects separate from ourselves, that we encounter it, that we come into it instead of out of it. Originally published in 1972, Does It Matter? foretells the environmental problems that arise from this mistaken mind-set. Not all of Watts's predictions have come to pass, but his unique insights will change the way you look at the world.

Alan Watts Here and Now

Author: Peter J. Columbus
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438441993
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Philosophy

Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.

Bibliography of Occult and Fantastic Beliefes vol 4 S Z

Author: Paul Smith (collective pseudonym)
Publisher: Buike Science And Music
Release Date: 2017-07-08
Genre: History

EDITION of undercover-collective "Paul Smith", probably Melbourne/Australia - general purpose: mental hygiene in "esoteric matters", special purpose: esoterism around "Rennes-le-Chateau and Berenger Sauniere" - covering ca. 21.000 titles in 2017

Myth and Ritual in Christianity

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807013757
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Philosophy

"First published as a Beacon paperback in 1968"--T.p. verso.


ISBN: IND:30000115874012
Release Date: 1970

Twentieth century shapers of American popular religion

Author: Charles H. Lippy
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:49015002844505
Release Date: 1989-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"a collection of insightful essays, each highlighting the most significant formative experiences in its subject's life and analyzing his or her influence on religious institutions and sentiments." Reference Books Bulletin

Political Archive of Paul de Man

Author: Martin McQuillan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748665648
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

Taking de Man's recently published manuscript Textual Allegories as a point of departure, 13 experts revisit de Man's account of Rousseau and what he calls a 'Theotropic Allegory'. The volume is framed by an introduction by leading de Man scholar, Martin

Man as a Sign

Author: Augusto Ponzio
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110874426
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Anthony Collins The Man and His Works

Author: James O'Higgins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401032179
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: History

This book is the study of a man who caught my interest both because of his own character and of the variety of his activities. It is an attempt to see him in his relationship, intellectual and literary, with the Europe of his day, to gauge his position in the development of Seventeenth and Eighteenth century thought, to examine the origins of his ideas and their effect and to place him in the social context of the England of the early Eighteenth century. The period in which he lived, coming at the beginning of the Enlightenment, was seminal for our own world and the man himself is of contemporary significance because of the similarity of his outlook, ifnot of his beliefs, to that of many today. He was at the centre of the major theological controversy of the Seventeen twenties and was one of the most contentious figures of his time. I would like to acknowledge my obligation to the scholars and librarians who have assisted me in producing this work: to Dr. E. A. O. Whiteman of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and to Mrs. M. Kneale, late of the same College; to Bodley's librarian Dr. R. Shackleton; to Dr. D. Rogers, Mr. D. G. Neill and to the staff of the Bodleian, especially those who work in Duke Humphrey; to the librarians of Christ Church, All Souls, St. John's, Wadham, Exeter and Corpus Christi Colleges, Oxford; to Mr. F. G. Emmison, Miss H. E. T.

Paul de Man Routledge Revivals

Author: Christopher Norris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136971013
Release Date: 2009-12-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

Paul de Man - literary critic, literary philosopher, "American deconstructionist" - changed the landscape of criticism through his rigorous theories and writings. Upon its original publication in 1988, Christopher Norris' book was the first full-length introduction to de Man, a reading that offers a much-needed corrective to the pattern of extreme antithetical response which marked the initial reception to de Man's writings. Norris addresses de Man's relationship to philosophical thinking in the post-Kantian tradition, his concern with "aesthetic ideology" as a potent force of mystification within and beyond that tradition, and the vexed issue of de Man's politics. Norris brings out the marked shift of allegiance in de Man's thinking, from the thinly veiled conservative implications of the early essays to the engagement with Marx and Foucault on matters of language and politics in the late, posthumous writing. At each stage, Norris raises these questions through a detailed close reading of individual texts which will be welcomed by those who lack any specialised knowledge of de Man's work.

Ideology Rhetoric Aesthetics For de Man

Author: Andrzej Warminski
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748681273
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Readings of de Man's critique of aesthetic ideology and the strange 'materiality' that emerges from it. This volume explicates Paul de Man's late project of a critique of aesthetic ideology and attempts to extend it in ways productive for critical thought. After a reading of de Man's work in all its rigour - and hence also the aesthetic theory of Kant, Schiller, and Hegel- the book goes on to uncover a 'material moment' in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that lives on in Marx and in the Marxist tradition. The book also elucidates de Man's critical reading of Heidegger on the example of Holderlin-a moment essential for de Man's shifts to the question of rhetoric and then to the question of ideology-and ends with a reading of Derrida's 'last' text on de Man and its uncanny self-inscription in Rousseau's episode of the stolen ribbon.