Awakening The Global Mind: A New Philosophy For Healing Ourselves and Our World [Audiobook]

Awakening The Global Mind: A New Philosophy For Healing Ourselves and Our World [Audiobook]

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Coursera – Introduction to Philosophy (The University of Edinburgh)

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The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley

The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
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Overview: "The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions."
With great wit and stunning intellect – drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam – Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Perennial Philosophy [Audiobook]

The Perennial Philosophy [Audiobook]

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Who is Who?: The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S. Decker +

Who is Who?: The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S. Decker
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Overview: When you have been wandering the cosmos from one end of eternity to another for nearly a thousand years, what’s your philosophy of life, the universe, and everything?

Doctor Who is 50 years’ old in 2013. Through its long life on television and beyond it has inspired much debate due to the richness and complexity of the metaphysical and moral issues that it poses. This is the first in-depth philosophical investigation of Doctor Who in popular culture. From 1963’s An Unearthly Child through the latest series, it considers continuity and change in the pictures that the program paints of the nature of truth and knowledge, science and religion, space and time, good and evil, including the uncanny, the problem of evil, the Doctor’s complex ethical motivations, questions of persisting personal identity in the Time Lord processes of regeneration, the nature of time travel through ‘wibbley-wobbley, timey-wimey stuff, how quantum theory affects our understanding of time; and the nature of the mysterious and irrational in the Doctor’s universe.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Daily Show and Philosophy by Jason Holt

The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News by Jason Holt
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Overview: An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report.

Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way. Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues. Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power head on.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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German Romantic Philosophy by Elizabeth Millán Brusslan+

Brill’s Companion to German Romantic Philosophy by Elizabeth Millán Brusslan, Judith Norman
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Overview: Scholars are finally fully appreciating the philosophical significance of early German Romanticism. _Brill’s Companion to German Romantic Philosophy_ is a collection of original essays showcasing not only the philosophical achievements of romantic writers such as Schlegel and Novalis, but the sophistication, relevance, and influence of romanticism today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Philosophy: The Power Of Ideas by Brooke Noel Moore

Philosophy: The Power Of Ideas, 10th Edition by Brooke Noel Moore, Kenneth Bruder
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Overview: Now it its tenth edition, Philosophy: The Power of Ideas offers a comprehensive overview of Western Philosophy, Eastern Influences, Feminist Philosophy, and Postcolonial thought. Known for its engaging, conversational writing style, each chapter provides clear introductions to even the most difficult philosophical concepts and includes selected primary readings from some of the most important thinkers of all time. Throughout the book, the authors link philosophical ideas to historical developments that affect the lives of everyday people.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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God, Philosophy, Universities by Alasdair MacIntyre +

God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition by Alasdair MacIntyre
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Overview: ‘What does it mean to be a human being?’ Given this perennial question, Alasdair MacIntyre, one of America’s preeminent philosophers, presents a compelling argument on the necessity and importance of philosophy. Because of a need to better understand Catholic philosophical thought, especially in the context of its historical development and realizing that philosophers interact within particular social and cultural situations, MacIntyre offers this brief history of Catholic philosophy. Tracing the idea of God through different philosophers’ engagement of God and how this engagement has played out in universities, MacIntyre provides a valuable, lively, and insightful study of the disintegration of academic disciplines with knowledge. MacIntyre then demonstrates the dangerous implications of this happening and how universities can and ought to renew a shared understanding of knowledge in their mission. This engaging work will be a benefit and a delight to all readers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Philosophy and Design by Pieter E. Vermaas

Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture by Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore
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Overview: This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture. It contains twenty-five essays that focus on engineering designing in its traditional sense, on designing in novel engineering domains, and on architectural and environmental designing. This volume enables the reader to overcome the traditional separation between engineering designing and architectural designing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition [Audiobook]

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Philosophy with the Matrix Movies by O. Bradley Bassler

Diagnosing Contemporary Philosophy with the Matrix Movies by O. Bradley Bassler
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Overview: This book charts the shape of future philosophical investigation by posing the question: “What is the Matrix?” Guided by the example of the Matrix film trilogy, the author examines issues ranging from simulation, proof and action to value, culture and mythology, offering a progressively deeper diagnosis of modern philosophical conditions. In contrast to the contemporary focus upon cognitive science and a commitment to the distinction between appearance and reality, this book helps readers to explore the argument that such abstractions are inevitably displaced by a more concrete distinction between dreaming and waking, with the Matrix as the real and only world we inhabit. Researchers and scholars will find this work an engaging and enlightening examination of reality, via the medium of popular culture and film.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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What Philosophy Is For by Michael Hampe

What Philosophy Is For by Michael Hampe
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Overview: What is the state of philosophy today, and what might it be tomorrow? With What Philosophy Is For, Michael Hampe answers these questions by exploring the relationships among philosophy, education, science, and narrative, developing a Socratic critique of philosophical doctrines.
Philosophers generally develop systematic theories that lay out the basic structures of human experience, in order to teach the rest of humanity how to rightly understand our place in the world. This “scientific” approach to philosophy, Hampe argues, is too one-sided. In this magnum opus of an essay, Hampe aims to rescue philosophy from its current narrow claims of doctrine and to remind us what it is really for-to productively disillusion us into clearer thinking. Hampe takes us through twenty-five hundred years of intellectual history, starting with Socrates. That archetype of the philosophical teacher did not develop strict doctrines and rules, but rather criticized and refuted doctrines. With the Socratic method, we see the power of narration at work. Narrative and analytical disillusionment, Hampe argues, are the most helpful long-term enterprises of thought, the ones most worth preserving and developing again.
What Philosophy Is For is simultaneously an introduction, a critique, and a call to action. Hampe shows how and why philosophy became what it is today, and, crucially, shows what it could be once more, if it would only turn its back on its pretensions to dogma: a privileged space for reflecting on the human condition.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Pursuit of an Authentic Philosophy by David Egan

The Pursuit of an Authentic Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the Everyday by David Egan
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Overview: Superficially, Wittgenstein and Heidegger seem worlds apart: they worked in different philosophical traditions, seemed mostly ignorant of one another’s work, and Wittgenstein’s terse aphorisms in plain language could not be farther stylistically from Heidegger’s difficult prose. Nevertheless, Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations and Heidegger’s Being and Time share a number of striking parallels. In particular, this book shows that both authors manifest a similar concern with authenticity. David Egan develops this position in three stages. Part One explores the emphasis both philosophers place on the everyday, and how this emphasis brings with it a methodological focus on recovering what we already know rather than advancing novel theses. Part Two argues that the dynamic of authenticity and inauthenticity in Being and Time finds homologies in Philosophical Investigations. Here Egan particularly articulates and defends a conception of authenticity in Wittgenstein that emphasizes the responsiveness and reciprocity of play. Part Three considers how both philosophers’ conceptions of authenticity apply reflexively to their own work: each is concerned not only with the question of what it means to exist authentically but also with the question of what it means to do philosophy authentically. For both authors, the problematic of authenticity is intimately linked to the question of philosophical method.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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