The Great Philosophers

Author: James Garvey
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848585157
Release Date: 2005-09-26
Genre: Philosophy

Philosophy has been under way for more than two thousand years. The Great Philosophers traces the biggest and most influential thoughts in philosophy's long stride through history, beginning with the Ancient Greeks and Early Romans, the first philosophical thinkers in the West, to whom much is owed. How their concerns became the concerns of t...

The Great Philosophers

Author: Jeremy Stangroom
ISBN: 0760791961
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Philosophers, Ancient

Profiles thirty-seven philosophers while concisely describing their primary ideas and the major theme of their work. The philosophers were selected as the greatest philosopical thinkers for each of the philosophical schools and for their contribution to the history and future of the field of philosophy.

Philosophy as a Way of Life

Author: Pierre Hadot
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631180338
Release Date: 1995-08-03
Genre: Philosophy

This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises. Hadot's book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and still is, above all else a way of seeing and of being in the world.

The Great Philosophers Socrates Plato Aristotle and Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author: Jeremy Stangroom
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784280628
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Philosophy

No matter how you view philosophy, regardless of what you think it is, this series from The Independent will give you a strong sense of the life and work of the very best thinkers in the philosophical neighbourhood, dealing carefully and rationally with the most human of questions, the hardest questions, the questions which matter most. William James, in his last great work Some Problems of Philosophy, wrote that philosophy 'sees the familiar as if it were strange, and the strange as if it were familiar. It can take things up and lay them down again. Its mind is full of air that plays round every subject . It rouses us from our native dogmatic slumber and breaks up our caked prejudices'. This series shows how philosophical argument can be profoundly disconcerting in this way; how it leads people to question everything they thought they knew about existence, knowledge and ethics.


Author: Roy Brand
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231160445
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Philosophy

Explores the key role of passion, desire and love in the development of western philosophy, in a book that looks at such philosophers as Socrates, Rousseau, Nietzsche and more.

The Art of Living

Author: Alexander Nehamas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520224902
Release Date: 2000-03
Genre: History

In this wide-ranging, brilliantly written account, Nehamas provides an incisive reevaluation of Socrates' place in the Western philosophical tradition and shows the importance of Socrates for Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault.

The Passion of Michel Foucault

Author: James Miller
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674001575
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.

Transformative Philosophy

Author: Thomas Wallgren
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739113615
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Philosophy

The cross-fruition between analytical philosophy and continental philosophical traditions has stimulated a wide-ranging debate about the role of philosophy and the use of argument and reason in culture. Through a discussion of salient themes in the analytical tradition, in the work of the later Wittgenstein, and in critical theory,Transformative Philosophy articulates a novel conception of philosophy as a transformative care for self and others.

The Ideology of Tyranny

Author: G. Preparata
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230341418
Release Date: 2007-09-14
Genre: Philosophy

The book ascribes the late state of paralysis affecting dissent in America to the adoption of a peculiar gospel of divisiveness, which was promoted in the Eighties by importing from France the "theories" of philosopher Michel Foucault.

Philosophie f r Dummies

Author: Tom Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527707522
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Philosophy

Fanden Sie Philosophie eigentlich schon immer interessant, aber haben sich nie so recht herangetraut? Dann ist dies das Buch für Sie! ”Philosophie für Dummies“ ist eine Einführung in die Gedanken große Denker und die verschiedenen Disziplinen, aber vor allem auch eine Ermunterung, sich selbst Gedanken zu machen - über den Sinn des Lebens, ethische Vorstellungen, die Frage, was wir überhaupt wissen können ...

Der t gliche Stoiker

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783960920717
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Self-Help

Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit "Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.