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The Life Of The Mind

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : 0156519925
Genre : Philosophy
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Discusses the nature of thought and volition, examines past philosophical theories, and clarifies the relation between will and freedom
Category: Philosophy

The Life Of The Mind

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : 9780547541471
Genre : Philosophy
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“A passionate, humane intelligence addressing itself to the fundamental problem of how the mind operates.” —Newsweek Considered by many to be Hannah Arendt’s greatest work, published as she neared the end of her life, The Life of the Mind investigates thought itself, as it exists in contemplative life. In a shift from her previous writings, most of which focus on the world outside the mind, this work was planned as three volumes that would explore the activities of the mind considered by Arendt to be fundamental. What emerged is a rich, challenging analysis of human mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. This final achievement, presented here in a complete one-volume edition, may be seen as a legacy to our own and future generations.
Category: Philosophy

Prescribing The Life Of The Mind

Author : Charles W. Anderson
ISBN : 0299138305
Genre : Philosophy
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Looks at how the ideal of practical reason can reconcile academia’s research aims with public expectations for universities in the preparation of citizens, the training of professionals, and the communication of a cultural inheritance.
Category: Philosophy

The Life Of The Mind

Author : Émile Cailliet
ISBN : UCAL:$B285194
Genre : Christianity
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The Life Of The Mind

Author : James V. Schall
ISBN : 9781497646742
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In The Life of the Mind, Georgetown University’s James V. Schall takes up the task of reminding us that, as human beings, we naturally take a special delight and pleasure in simply knowing. Because we have not only bodies but also minds, we are built to know what is. In this volume, Schall, author of On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs (ISI Books), among many other volumes of philosophical and political reflection, discusses the various ways of approaching the delight of thinking and the way that this delight begins in seeing and hearing and even in making and walking. We must be attentive to and cultivate the needs of the mind, argues Schall, for it is through our intellect that all that is not ourselves is finally returned to us, allowing us to live in the light of truth.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Life Of The Mind In Old English Poetry

Author : Antonina Harbus
ISBN : 9042008148
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ideas about the human mind are culturally specific and over time vary in form and prominence. The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry presents the first extensive exploration of Anglo-Saxon beliefs about the mind and how these views informed Old English poetry. It identifies in this poetry a particular cultural focus on the mental world and formulates a multivalent model of the mind behind it, as the seat of emotions, the site of temptation, the container of knowledge, and a heroic weapon. The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry treats a wide range of Old English literary genres (in the context of their Latin sources and analogues where applicable) in order to discover how ideas about the mind shape the narrative, didactic, and linguistic design of poetic discourse. Particular attention is paid to the rich and slippery vernacular vocabulary for the mind which suggests a special interest in the subject in Old English poetry. The book argues that Anglo-Saxon poets were acutely conscious of mental functions and perceived the psychological basis not only of the cognitive world, but also of the emotions and of the spiritual life.
Category: Literary Criticism

Love Song For The Life Of The Mind

Author : Gene Fendt
ISBN : 9780813214856
Genre : Philosophy
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Love Song for the Life of the Mind develops the view of comedy that, the author argues, would have been set out in Aristotle's missing second book of Poetics. As such it is both a philosophical and a historical argument about Aristotle; and the theory of comedy it elucidates is meant to be trans-historically and trans-culturally accurate.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Rajni Kothari
ISBN : UOM:39015052548792
Genre : India
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Memoirs of Indian social activist chiefly on contemporary issues of post-1947 Indian politics.
Category: India

The Coen Brothers

Author : James Mottram
ISBN : UOM:39015049998381
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The Coen Brothers: The Life of the Mind takes the reader through every one of their eight films, including O Brother Where Art Thou? A chapter on each film provides an analysis and detailed profiles of the brothers' chief collaborators and players, as well as a full synopsis and credits. The author also examines projects that the Coens have been involved in, including Sam Raimi's Crimewave. A must-read for the Coen aficionado and newcomer alike, this is the most up-to-date and in-depth study of their body of work yet published."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Revolution Of The Mind

Author : Mark Polizzotti
ISBN : 0979513782
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Aptly described by playwright Eugene Ionesco as one of the four or five great reformers of modern thought, Andre Breton (1896-1966) was the founder and prime mover of Surrealism, the most influential artistic and literary movement of the 20th century. Poet and theorist, artistic impresario and political agitator, Breton was a man of paradoxical character: inspiring one moment, crushingly tyrannical the next; embracing friends like Brunuel, Dali, Duchamp, Miro, Man Ray, Aragon and Eluard, only to exile them as enemies later. From its emergence from Dada after World War I through its culmination in the 1960s, here is the Surrealist world in detail. --Black Widow Press.
Category: Biography & Autobiography