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Montaigne and the Origins of Modern Philosophy

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ISBN: 9780810129658 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101383
Subject: Philosophy
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Montaigne’s Essays are rightfully studied as giving birth to the literary form of that name. Ann Hartle’s Montaigne and the Origins of Modern Philosophy argues that the essay is actually the perfect expression of Montaigne as what he called "a new figure: an unpremeditated and accidental philosopher." Unpremeditated philosophy is philosophy made sociable—brought down from the heavens to the street, where it might be engaged in by a wider audience. In the same philosophical act, Montaigne both transforms philosophy and invents "society," a distinctly modern form of association. Through this transformation, a new, modern character emerges: the individual, who is neither master nor slave and who possesses the new virtues of integrity and generosity. In Montaigne’s radically new philosophical project, Hartle finds intimations of both modern epistemology and modern political philosophy.

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The Undiscovered Country: Essays in Canadian Intellectual Culture

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781927356326 9781927356333 9781926836485 Year: Pages: 306 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork for a critical theory of neoliberal globalization. The essays are organized into three parts. The opening part offers a nuanced critique of the Hegelian confidence and progressivism that has come to dominate Canadian intellectual life. Through an analysis of the work of several prominent Canadian thinkers, among them Charles Taylor and C. B. Macpherson, Angus suggests that Hegelian frames of reference are inadequate, failing as they do to accommodate the fact of English Canada

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Canada --- culture --- philosophy

Was ist wahre Freiheit?

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Book Series: SAPERE ISBN: 9783161523663 9783161564338 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-156433-8 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103626
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Bei Epiktets Unterredung Über die Freiheit handelt es sich nicht nur um einen exemplarischen Text eines authentischen Stoikers (um 100 n. Chr.), sondern um ein Programm antiker Lebenskunst. Freiheit als "Leben, wie man will" wird interpretiert als Unterscheidung des "Fremden" vom "Eigenen" und als "sich an Gott anschließen".

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Philosophy --- Stoa --- Freiheit --- Lebenskunst

Fashion Myths

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Book Series: Kultur- und Medientheorie ISBN: 9783837624373 9783839424377 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627780 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100526
Subject: Social Sciences
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Besides products and services multinational corporations also sell myths, values and immaterial goods. Such 'meta-goods' (e.g. prestige, beauty, strength) are major selling points in the context of successful marketing and advertising. Fashion adverts draw on deeply rooted human values, ideals and desires such as values and symbols of social recognition, beautification and rejuvenation. Although the reference to such meta-goods is obvious to some consumers, their rootedness in philosophical theories of human nature is less apparent, even for the marketers and advertisers themselves. This book is of special interest for researchers and students in the fields of Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Marketing, Advertising, Fashion, Cultural Critique, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology, and for anyone interested in the ways in which fashion operates.

Thinking and Killing - Philosophical Discourse in the Shadow of the Third Reich

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ISBN: 9781614511014 9781614511281 Year: Pages: 116 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Philosophy
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This book explores the phenomenon of the Third Reich from a philosophical perspective. It concentrates on the ways in which the subjects and experiences of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism are conceived by eight German thinkers from the Continental tradition. These eight intellectuals include Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Carl Schmitt, Ernst Jünger, Jean Améry, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Jan Assmann. Based on careful philosophical examinations of both known and unknown texts of these eight thinkers (including an English translation of two forgotten texts by Schmitt and Jünger), this study exposes and then explores the tension between ideology and philosophy, between submission to authority and genuine critical thinking, all of which constitute the essence of the Continental philosophical tradition. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art

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Book Series: Framing Film ISBN: 9789048513833 9789089642912 Year: Pages: 448 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Arts in general
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This vibrantly illustrated introduction to the emerging field of the preservation and presentation of media art brings together the contributions of authors from all over Europe and the United States. This volume can serve as a textbook for students in advanced degree programs in media art and museum studies, as well as an invaluable introduction for general readers. A potent combination of incisive scholarly articles and focused case studies, Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art offers a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practical skills of preserving media art.

Wounded Heroes

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ISBN: 9780199672783 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Philosophy --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Vulnerability is not often associated with virtue. Yet to be vulnerable is central to human experience. In this book, McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy have important insights to offer about the nature of human vulnerability and how human beings might better come to terms with their own vulnerability. While studies of Greek heroism and virtue often focus on strength of character, prowess in war, or the achievement of honor for oneself or one’s society, McCoy examines another side to Greek thought that extols the recognition and proper acceptance of vulnerability. McCoy begins with the literary works of Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Philoctetes before expanding her analysis to philosophical works. There, she analyzes imagery of wounding in Plato’s Gorgias and Symposium as well as Aristotle’s work on the vulnerability inherent in friendship and an innovative interpretation of tragic catharsis in the Poetics. As much a work of philosophy as of classical textual analysis, McCoy’s work aims at a deeper understanding of the virtues of vulnerability for individuals and societies alike.

Demokratie und Transzendenz

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837622782 9783839422786 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839422786 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103275
Subject: Political Science
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Demokratische Verfassungsordnungen sind fragil und voraussetzungsreich. Worauf beruht ihre Gründung und ihr Bestand? Welche Ressourcen werden für ihre Konstituierung und Stabilisierung in Anspruch genommen? Der Band gibt eine neue Antwort auf diese alten Fragen: Obwohl demokratische Ordnungen in ihrer eigenen Wahrnehmung auf Autonomie und Selbstgesetzgebung beruhen, greifen sie zu ihrer Rechtfertigung auf Geltungsressourcen zurück, über die sie nicht oder nur bedingt verfügen. Sie leben demnach von Transzendenz, wie an ausgewählten Diskursen und Praktiken der Ordnungsbegründung vom 15. Jahrhundert bis hin zur Gegenwart gezeigt wird.

Die Machbarkeit politischer Ordnung

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837622478 9783839422472 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839422472 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103273
Subject: Political Science
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Wie ist stabile Ordnung möglich? Auf diese Kernfrage der Politikwissenschaft gibt der Band neue Antworten. Das Spektrum der Beiträge erstreckt sich von der Entfaltung der Theorie sozialer Wirklichkeitskonstruktion über diskursanalytische Detailstudien zu den politischen Ordnungen Ost-, Westdeutschlands und Europas, die zeigen, wie Rekurse auf Transzendenz der Hervorbringung und Stabilisierung politischer Ordnung dienen, bis hin zu fallbezogenen Verbindungen von Theorie und Empirie, die das Scheitern ("Afghanistan"), das Gelingen ("Heimat") sowie die natürlichen Fundamente ("Soziobiologie") sozialer Ordnungskonstruktion in den Blick nehmen.

Zuteilungskriterien im Gesundheitswesen: Grenzen und Alternativen

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Book Series: KörperKulturen ISBN: 9783837622904 9783839422908 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839422908 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103310
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Mit Blick auf die vielfach postulierten hohen Kosten des Gesundheitswesens steht bei Allokationsentscheidungen nicht zuletzt die ethische Bewertung von Maßnahmen zur Förderung des Wohlergehens - des Einzelnen ebenso wie der Gesellschaft - im Mittelpunkt. Dieses Buch bietet eine Einführung in ausgewählte gesundheitsökonomische Bewertungssysteme, die von der reinen Kostenanalyse bis hin zu Nutzwert-Vergleichen reicht. Die Bewertungsmodelle werden multiperspektivisch u.a. mit Rückgriff auf Gerechtigkeitstheorien, Konzeptionen der Lebensqualität sowie aus individual- und sozialethischer Sicht diskutiert - mit dem Ziel, Grenzen und Alternativen zur Bewertung von Zuteilungskriterien im Gesundheitswesen neu zu verorten.

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