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Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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After Foucault

After Foucault

Author: Jonathan Arac Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2020

The essays in this collection assess the impact of Michel Foucault's work on the conditions of disciplinary knowledge in humanistic studies and speculate on the directions we might take from his work. They cover a wide range of fundamental concerns; from philosophy of knowledge in both theoreticl and applied forms, to philology, history, psychoanalysis, feminism and politics. Whether the contributors would be counted as being for or against Foucault, all of them show that their understanding has been altered by the challenges his work has posed. In some cases Foucault's thought is severly criticized as an obstacle to effective understanding or action; in others, his thought offers a resource through which received opinion can be displayed.

Science and Religion in the Thought of Nicolas Malebranche

Science and Religion in the Thought of Nicolas Malebranche

Author: Michael E. Hobart Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2020

Hobart demonstrates how Malebranche's theories of truth, ideas, and intelligible extension were formulated under the influence of mathematics and how these theories conflicted with the assumptions and patterns of thought needed for traditional substance philosophy and natural theology. The conflict produced inconsistencies in key concepts--necessity, infinity, being, faith, and reason--rendering any reconciliation between science and religion intellectually unattainable. Originally published in 1982. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Nietzsche

Nietzsche

Author: Karl Jaspers Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2020

The Collected Works of John Dewey v. 7; 1912-1914, Essays, Books Reviews, Encyclopedia Articles in the 1912-1914 Period, and Interest and Effort in Education

The Collected Works of John Dewey v. 7; 1912-1914, Essays, Books Reviews, Encyclopedia Articles in the 1912-1914 Period, and Interest and Effort in Education

Author: John Dewey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Volume 11 brings together all of Dewey's writings for 1918 and 1919. A Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions textual edition. Dewey's dominant theme in these pages is war and its after-math. In the Introduction, Oscar and Lilian Handlin discuss his philosophy within the historical context: The First World War slowly ground to its costly conclusion; and the immensely more difficult task of making peace got painfully under way. The armi-stice that some expected would permit a return to normalcy opened instead upon a period of turbulence that agitated fur-ther a society already unsettled by preparations for battle and by debilitating conflict overseas. After spending the first half of 1918-19 on sabbatical from Columbia at the University of California, Dewey traveled to Japan and China, where he lectured, toured, and assessed in his essays the relationship between the two nations. From Peking he reported the student revolt known as the May Fourth Move-ment. The forty items in this volume also include an analysis of Thomas Hobbe's philosophy; an affectionate commemorative tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, our Teddy; the syllabus for Dewey's lectures at the Imperial University in Tokyo, which were later revised and published as Reconstruction in Philosophy; an exchange with former disciple Randolph Bourne about F. Mat-thias Alexander's Man's Supreme Inheritance; and, central to Dew-ey's creed, Philosophy and Democracy. His involvement in a study of the Polish-American community in Philadelphia--resulting in an article, two memoranda, and a lengthy report--is discussed in detail in the Introduction and in the Note on the Confidential Report ofConditions among the Poles in the United States.

The Collected Works of John Dewey v. 2; 1902-1903, Journal Articles, Book Reviews, and Miscellany in the 1902-1903 Period, and Studies in Logical Theory and the Child and the Curriculum The Middle Wor

The Collected Works of John Dewey v. 2; 1902-1903, Journal Articles, Book Reviews, and Miscellany in the 1902-1903 Period, and Studies in Logical Theory and the Child and the Curriculum The Middle Wor

Author: John Dewey Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Includes the complete text of Dewey's Studies in Logical Theory and The Child and the Curriculum.

The Collected Works of John Dewey: 1882-1953, Index

The Collected Works of John Dewey: 1882-1953, Index

Author: Anne S. Sharpe, Harriet Furst Simon, Barbara Levine Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

This cumulative index to the thirty-seven volumes of The Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882-1953, is an invaluable guide to The Collected Works. The Collected Works Contents incorporates all the tables of contents of Dewey's individual volumes, providing a chronological, volume-by-volume overview of every item in The Early Works, The Middle Works, and The Later Works. The Title Index lists alphabetically by shortened titles and by key words all items in The Collected Works. Articles republished in the collections listed above are also grouped under the titles of those books. The Subject Index, which includes all information in the original volume indexes, expands that information by adding the authors of introductions to each volume, authors and titles of books Dewey reviewed or introduced, authors of appendix items, and relevant details from the source notes.

A Contextualistic Worldview

A Contextualistic Worldview

Author: Lewis Edwin Hahn Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

This selection of articles by Lewis E. Hahn addresses the philosophical school of contextualism and four contemporary American philosophers: John Dewey, Henry Nelson Wieman, Stephen C. Pepper, and Brand Blanshard. Stressing the relatively recent contextualistic worldview, which he considers one of the best world hypotheses, Hahn seeks to achieve a broad perspective within which all things may be given their due place. After providing a brief outline, Hahn explains contextualism in relation to other philosophies. In his opening chapter, as in later chapters, he expresses contextualism as a form of pragmatic naturalism. In spite of Hahn's high regard for contextualism, however, he does not think it would be good if we were limited to a single worldview. The more different views we have and the more different sources of possible light we have, the better our chances that some of these cosmic maps will shed light on our world and our place in it.

Time in the Ditch

Time in the Ditch

Author: John McCumber Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

In Time in the Ditch, John McCumber explores the effect of McCarthyism on American philosophy in the 1940s and 1950s. The possibility that the political pressures of the McCarthy era might have skewed the development of the discipline has rarely been addressed in the subsequent half century. Why was silence maintained for so long? And what happens, McCumber asks, when political events and pressures go beyond interfering with individual careers to influence the nature of a discipline itself?

The Collected Works of John Dewey v. 4; 1907-1909, Journal Articles and Book Reviews in the 1907-1909 Period, and the Pragmatic Movement of Contemporary Thought and Moral Principles in Education The M

The Collected Works of John Dewey v. 4; 1907-1909, Journal Articles and Book Reviews in the 1907-1909 Period, and the Pragmatic Movement of Contemporary Thought and Moral Principles in Education The M

Author: John Dewey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Volume 11 brings together all of Dewey's writings for 1918 and 1919. A Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions textual edition. Dewey's dominant theme in these pages is war and its after-math. In the Introduction, Oscar and Lilian Handlin discuss his philosophy within the historical context: The First World War slowly ground to its costly conclusion; and the immensely more difficult task of making peace got painfully under way. The armi-stice that some expected would permit a return to normalcy opened instead upon a period of turbulence that agitated fur-ther a society already unsettled by preparations for battle and by debilitating conflict overseas. After spending the first half of 1918-19 on sabbatical from Columbia at the University of California, Dewey traveled to Japan and China, where he lectured, toured, and assessed in his essays the relationship between the two nations. From Peking he reported the student revolt known as the May Fourth Move-ment. The forty items in this volume also include an analysis of Thomas Hobbe's philosophy; an affectionate commemorative tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, our Teddy; the syllabus for Dewey's lectures at the Imperial University in Tokyo, which were later revised and published as Reconstruction in Philosophy; an exchange with former disciple Randolph Bourne about F. Mat-thias Alexander's Man's Supreme Inheritance; and, central to Dew-ey's creed, Philosophy and Democracy. His involvement in a study of the Polish-American community in Philadelphia--resulting in an article, two memoranda, and a lengthy report--is discussed in detail in the Introduction and in the Note on the Confidential Report ofConditions among the Poles in the United States.

Michael Polanyi

Michael Polanyi

Author: Mark T. Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

The polymath Michael Polanyi first made his mark as a physical chemist, but his interests gradually shifted to economics, politics, and philosophy, in which field he would ultimately propose a revolutionary theory of knowledge that grew out of his firsthand experience with both the scientific method and political totalitarianism. In this sixth entry in ISI Books' Library of Modern Thinkers' series, Mark T. Mitchell reveals how Polanyi came to recognize that the roots of the modern political and spiritual crisis lay in an errant conception of knowledge that served to foreclose any possibility of making meaningful statements about truth, goodness, or beauty. Polanyi's theory of knowledge as ineluctably personal but also grounded in reality is not merely of historical interest, writes Mitchell, for it proposes an attractive alternative for anyone who would reject both the hubris of modern rationalism and the ultimately nihilistic implications of academic postmodernism.

Wittgenstein in the 1930s

Wittgenstein in the 1930s

Author: David G. (University of Iowa) Stern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Wittgenstein's 'middle period' is often seen as a transitional phase connecting his better-known early and later philosophies. The fifteen essays in this volume focus both on the distinctive character of his teaching and writing in the 1930s, and on its pivotal importance for an understanding of his philosophy as a whole. They offer wide-ranging perspectives on the central issue of how best to identify changes and continuities in his philosophy during those years, as well as on particular topics in the philosophy of mind, religion, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of mathematics. The volume will be valuable for all who are interested in this formative period of Wittgenstein's development.

Artmachines

Artmachines

Author: Anne Sauvagnargues Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Artmachines presents, constructs and transforms the thought of Deleuze and Guattari, excavating a new philosophy of individuation and creative production from their work. The essays range over literature, art, cinema, philosophy, psychoanalysis and politics to converge around the concepts of individuation, ecology, territory, the machine, transversality and the refrain.