Paul Ricoeur Between Theology and Philosophy by Boyd Blundell

Paul Ricoeur Between Theology and Philosophy: Detour and Return by Boyd Blundell
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Overview: Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) remains one of philosophy of religion’s most distinctive voices. Ricoeur was a philosopher first, and while his religious reflections are very relevant to theology, Boyd Blundell argues that his philosophy is even more relevant. Using Ricoeur’s own philosophical hermeneutics, Blundell shows that there is a way for explicitly Christian theology to maintain both its integrity and overall relevance. He demonstrates how the dominant pattern of detour and return found throughout Ricoeur’s work provides a path to understanding the relationship between philosophy and theology. By putting Ricoeur in dialogue with current, fundamental, and longstanding debates about the role of philosophy in theology, Blundell offers a hermeneutically sensitive engagement with Ricoeur’s thought from a theological perspective.
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Avatar and Philosophy by William Irwin, George A. Dunn +

Avatar and Philosophy: Learning to See by William Irwin, George A. Dunn
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Overview: James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting to know the Na’vi, an alien species, enlarge our vision and help us to "see" both our world and ourselves in new ways?

Avatar and Philosophy is a revealing journey through the world of Pandora and the huge range of philosophical themes raised by James Cameron’s groundbreaking film
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Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Overview: Philosophy of Mind is the third and final part of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, the collection in which Hegel (1730-1831) offered an overview of his life’s work. Though originally written in 1817, he revised it in 1830, thus providing a finished form the year before his death.
Hegel used the three parts of the Encyclopaedia – Science of Logic, Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Mind – as a basis for lectures at the Universities of Heidelberg which he joined in 1816, and in Berlin in 1820.
Philosophy of Mind is itself divided into three parts. Section 1 is titled Mind Subjective – The Soul (with subsections Anthropology, Phenomenology of Mind, and Psychology); section 2 is titled Mind Objective (with subsections Law, The Morality of Consciousness and the Moral Life); and Section 3 Absolute Mind (Art, Revealed Religion, Philosophy). So Hegel follows the development of the human mind through the various layers of consciousness, then institutions and structures of society and finally through art, religion and philosophy. The classic translation by William Wallace is based on Hegel’s final 1830 version.
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Elements of Philosophy of Right by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Elements of the Philosophy of Right by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Overview: Elements of The Philosophy of Right, a key work in the output of Georg Wilhelm Hegel (1770-1831), appeared in 1820 – and was arguably his last major publication. His intention was to state his views on the philosophy of law, political and social theory and ethics. Appearing as it did in a crucial time for the Prussian state – still affected by the Napoleonic wars and their aftermath – it was viewed differently by those on both the left and the right of the political spectrum.
The essence, for Hegel, was the rule of law. It is divided into three main parts: Abstract Right (the main topics being Property, Contract and ‘Wrong’); Morality (Purpose and Responsibility, Intention and Well-being, The Good and Conscience); and Ethical Life (The Family, the Civic Community and the State).
Within, Hegel considers central matters including free will, freedom and natural right; and he counts law and politics as a single whole, overturning centuries of separation in philosophic discussion. And he declares, ‘The state is not a work of art. It is in the world, in the sphere of caprice, accident, and error. Evil behaviour can doubtless disfigure it in many ways, but the ugliest man, the criminal, the invalid, the cripple, are living men. The positive thing, the life, is present in spite of defects, and it is with this affirmative that we have here to deal.’
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The Philosophy of Hegel by Allen Speight

The Philosophy of Hegel by Allen Speight
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Overview: Few philosophers can induce as much puzzlement among students as Hegel. His works are notoriously dense and make very few concessions for a readership unfamiliar with his systematic view of the world. Allen Speight’s introduction to Hegel’s philosophy takes a chronological perspective on the development of Hegel’s system. In this way, some of the most important questions in Hegelian scholarship are illuminated by examining in their respective contexts works such as the Phenomenology and the Logic. Speight begins with the young Hegel and his writings prior to the Phenomenology focusing on the notion of positivity and how Hegel’s social, economic and religious concerns became linked to systematic and logical ones. He then examines the Phenomenology in detail, including its treatment of scepticism, the problem of immediacy, the transition from consciousness to self-consciousness, and the emergence of the social and historical category of Spirit. The following chapter explores the Logic, paying particular attention to a number of vexed issues associated with Hegel’s claims to systematicity and the relation between the categories of Hegel’s logic and nature or spirit (Geist). The final chapters discuss Hegel’s ethical and political thought and the three elements of his notion of absolute spirit: art, religion and philosophy, as well as the importance of history to his philosophical approach as a whole.
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The Philosophy Book by Gregory Bassham

The Philosophy Book: From the Vedas to the New Atheists, 250 Milestones in the History of Philosophy by Gregory Bassham
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Overview: Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality-and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato’s theory of forms to Ockham’s Razor, Pascal’s Wager, Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature, existentialism, feminism, Philosophical Zombies, and the Triple Theory of Ethics. Beautifully illustrated and filled with unexpected insights, The Philosophy Book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers.
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Philosophy’s Moods by Hagi Kenaan

Philosophy’s Moods: The Affective Grounds of Thinking by Hagi Kenaan, Ilit Ferber (auth.), Hagi Kenaan, Ilit Ferber (eds.)
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Overview: Philosophy’s Moods is a collection of original essays interrogating the inseparable bond between mood and philosophical thinking. What is the relationship between mood and thinking in philosophy? In what sense are we always already philosophizing from within a mood? What kinds of mood are central for shaping the space of philosophy? What is the philosophical imprint of Aristotle’s wonder, Kant’s melancholy, Kierkegaard’s anxiety or Nietzsche’s shamelessness? Philosophy’s Moods invites its readers to explore the above questions through diverse methodological perspectives. The collection includes fourteen contributions by internationally renowned scholars as well as younger and emerging voices. In pondering the place of the subjective and personal roots that thinking is typically called to overcome, the book challenges and articulates an alternative to a predominant tendency in philosophy to view the theoretical content and the affective side of thought as opposed to one another.
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Philosophy Demystified by Robert Arp, Jamie Carlin Watson

Philosophy Demystified by Robert Arp, Jamie Carlin Watson
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Overview: Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with an overview of Western philosophy and coverage of correct reasoning and critical thinking. The book goes on to discuss major branches of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. In-depth examples, detailed diagrams, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning..
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Philosophy For Dummies by way of Martin Cohen

Philosophy For Dummies (UK Edition) by way of Martin Cohen
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Overview: Confused by way of metaphysics? In a clutter with aesthetics? Intimidated by way of Kant? Then glance no additional! Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition is a whole crash-course in philosophical idea, masking key philosophers, philosophical historical past and principle and the large questions that have an effect on us nowadays. Tying in with usual UK curricula and together with core subjects equivalent to common sense, ethics and political philosophy, this unbiased, knowledgeable information cuts during the jargon to provide the information. Whether you are a philosophy pupil or a whole novice, Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition gets you pondering and speaking about philosophy very quickly, and with most self assurance.
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Plato’s Philosophy of Science


Plato’s Philosophy of Science
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Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy [Audiobook]

Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy [Audiobook]

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U2 and Philosophy through Mark A. Wrathall

U2 and Philosophy: How to Decipher an Atomic Band (Popular Culture and Philosophy Book 21) through Mark A. Wrathall
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Overview: Is it imaginable to be a dedicated Christian and a rock famous person? Can political activists make excellent track? Do vastly a success rock bands in point of fact care about AIDS and poverty in Africa, or is it simply some other image-enhancing schtick? U2 and Philosophy ponders those and different seeming dichotomies within the profession of the Irish supergroup. For over 20 years, U2 has been probably the most greatest acts in rock track. They’ve produced over a dozen platinum and multiplatinum data and gained 15 Grammy Awards. Critics all over have praised the band’s considerate, advanced lyrics and the artistry in their track. At the similar time, Bono, the gang’s lead singer, has devoted himself to political and social reasons, blurring the road between rock megastar and revered statesman. Offering contemporary perception into the band’s track and activism, those thought-provoking essays permits enthusiasts to find philosophy during the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 during the eyes of philosophers.
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Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy by means of Dorothea Olkowski

Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy of Freedom: Freedom’s Refrains by means of Dorothea Olkowski , Eftichis Pirovolakis
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Overview: This quantity addresses the problem of freedom within the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. This is all of the tougher in that Deleuze-Guattari virtually by no means use the time period freedom, who prefer as a substitute, the concept that of the chorus. The essays accumulated within the quantity display that freedom has been understood in a remarkably slim sense and that in reality freedom operates because the chorus in each and every realm of concept and introduction. The motivating method in those essays is Deleuze-Guattari’s emphasis at the irreality of media and capitalistic signal regimes, which they understand to have taken over even the practices of philosophy, the humanities, and science. By providing a transparent and tasty remedy of the underexplored factor of freedom, this quantity strikes the dialogue of Deleuze-Guattari’s philosophy ahead in tactics that may enchantment to researchers in Continental philosophy and a variety of different disciplines.
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Transhumanism – Engineering the Human Condition: History, Philosophy and Current Status

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