Ueber Die Freiheit

Author : John Stuart Mill
ISBN : BSB:BSB10769966
Genre : Liberty
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Category: Liberty

On Liberty And Other Essays

Author : John Stuart Mill
ISBN : 0199535736
Genre : Philosophy
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Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government, and The Subjection of Women show Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today - issues of the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits of and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. In his Introduction John Gray describes these essays as applications of Mill's doctrine of the Art of Life, as set out in A System of Logic. Using the resources of recent revisionist scholarship, he shows Mill's work to be far richer and subtler than traditional interpretations allow.
Category: Philosophy

Die H Rigkeit Der Frau

Author : John Stuart Mill
ISBN : BSB:BSB10769971
Genre : Women's rights
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Category: Women's rights

The God Confusion

Author : Gary Cox
ISBN : 9781623569808
Genre : Religion
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What is God? Does he exist? Can we know? The God Confusion offers a down-to-earth beginner's guide for anyone interested in these questions. It does not evangelize for God and religion or, indeed, for atheism, secularism and science. Instead, it explores in a witty yet objective and balanced way the idea of God and the strengths and weaknesses of the standard arguments for his existence. Gary Cox shows that the philosophical reasoning at the heart of these arguments is logically incapable of moving beyond speculation to any kind of proof. The only credible philosophical position is therefore agnosticism. The God Confusion defends science generally and the theory of evolution in particular. It argues that if religion is not to appear increasingly outdated and ridiculous in the eyes of free-thinking, educated people, it must accommodate science and accept that science has replaced the old God of the gaps as an explanation of natural phenomena. Concluding that God may or may not exist, on the grounds that science, philosophy and theology are inherently incapable of proving or disproving his existence, The God Confusion acknowledges that religious faith based on a deliberate commitment to live as though there is a moral God is a coherent notion and a worthwhile, even prudent enterprise. At the same time, it rejects the idea of inner certainty as mere wishful thinking, arguing that it is not a coherent basis for belief and is simply bad faith.
Category: Religion

Philosophy In 50 Milestone Moments

Author : Dan Smith
ISBN : 9780857627612
Genre : Philosophy
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This is not an average text book--it is a lively, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to philosophy, its history, and its practitioners. Philosophy in 50 Milestone Moments is a comprehensive guide to philosophy from around the world and through the ages. It makes a great work reference, and is a stimulating read as you enjoy concise and straightforward explanations of specific terms and concepts. What makes the book unique, however, is that it is based around a timeline of landmark events. By using a chronological approach, the reader is gently guided from one subject to another while tracking the historical evolution of the discipline. If philosophy is all Greek to you, then this book will make you think again.
Category: Philosophy

Political Thinkers

Author : David Boucher
ISBN : 9780198708926
Genre :
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Political Thinkers is the most comprehensive introduction to Western political thought written by a team of internationally renowned scholars. The third edition provides students with a clear and engaging introduction to the canon of great theorists, from Socrates and the Sophists to contemporary thinkers such as Rawls and Arendt. Each chapter begins with a helpful chapter guide, a biographical sketch of the thinker, a list of their key texts, and their key ideas. Part introductions and a concluding chapter enable readers to understand the social and political contexts that inspired political thinkers to write. The third edition features two brand new chapters on Hannah Arendt, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and Hugo Grotius, whose work on just war continues to inform international law today.

Reading Political Philosophy

Author : Derek Matravers
ISBN : 9781134692378
Genre : Philosophy
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This clear and thorough introduction provides students with the skills necessary to understand the main thinkers, texts and arguments of political philosophy and thought. Each chapter comprises a brief overview of a major political thinker, followed by an introduction to one or more of their most influential works and an introduction to key secondary readings. Key features include: * exercises * reading notes * guides for further reading The book introduces and assesses: Machiavelli's Prince; Hobbes' Leviathan; Locke's Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau's Social Contract; Marx and Engels' German Ideology (Part 1); Mill's On Liberty and The Subjection of Women. Reading Political Philosophy requires no previous knowledge of philosophy or politics and is ideal for newcomers to political philosophy and political thought.
Category: Philosophy

Philosophy In The Modern World

Author : Anthony Kenny
ISBN : 9780198752790
Genre : Philosophy
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Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the development of philosophy from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. The first part of the book offers a lively narrative introducing the major thinkers in their historical context. The reader is then guided through the nine main areas of philosophical work in the period, offering a serious engagement with the ideas and arguments. Among those we meet are Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Sartre, Marx, Darwin and Freud, Wittgenstein and Russell.Philosophy in the Modern World completes the four-volume set of the New History of Western Philosophy, which offers a unified overview of the entire development of western philosophy, allowing readers to trace themes from antiquity to the present day. The story is illuminated by a selection of intriguing and beautiful illustrations.
Category: Philosophy