By Duncan Richter
The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy is meant for a person who desires to comprehend extra in regards to the philosophy and the lifetime of this enigmatic philosopher. The ebook includes an introductory evaluation of his existence and paintings, a timeline of the most important correct occasions in and after his existence, an intensive bibliography, and, particularly, an A-Z of principles, humans, and areas which have been fascinated about his philosophy and its reception. The dictionary is written without specific time table and comprises entries on philosophers (and others) who encouraged Wittgenstein, these he prompted in flip, and a few of the most figures in modern Wittgenstein scholarship. feedback for extra interpreting also are integrated, in addition to a advisor to the literature on Wittgenstein and a bibliography damaged down by way of topic area.
By Richard Reeves
A younger activist and highly-educated Cambridge Union debater, Mill may develop into in time the highest-ranked English philosopher of the 19th century, the writer of the landmark essay On Liberty and some of the most passionate reformers and advocates of his progressive, opinionated age. As a journalist he fired off a weekly article on Irish land reform because the humans of that state starved, as an MP he brought the 1st vote on women's suffrage, fought to maintain free-speech and adverse slavery, and, in his inner most existence, pursued for 2 many years a love affair with one other man's spouse.
To comprehend Mill and his contribution, Richard Reeves explores his existence and paintings in tandem. His publication is a riveting and authoritative biography of a guy raised to advertise happiness, whose existence was once spent within the pursuit of fact and liberty for all.
By Jabez L. Van Cleef
By Clare O'Farrell
By John Kaag
The epic knowledge contained in a misplaced library is helping the writer flip his existence around
John Kaag is a dispirited younger thinker at sea in his marriage and his occupation whilst he stumbles upon West Wind, a smash of an property within the hinterlands of recent Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard thinker William Ernest Hocking. Hocking used to be one of many final actual giants of yank philosophy and an instantaneous highbrow descendent of William James, the daddy of yank philosophy and psychology, with whom Kaag feels a deep kinship. it truly is James’s query “Is existence worthy living?” that courses this extraordinary book.
The books Kaag discovers within the Hocking library are crawling with bugs and whole of mildew. yet he resolves to revive them, as he instantly acknowledges their significance. not just does the library at West Wind comprise handwritten notes from Whitman and inscriptions from Frost, yet there are startlingly infrequent first variants of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As Kaag starts to catalog and skim via those worthwhile volumes, he embarks on an exhilarating trip that leads him to the life-affirming tenets of yankee philosophy—self-reliance, pragmatism, and transcendence—and to a super younger Kantian who joins him within the recovery of the Hocking books.
Part highbrow background, half memoir, American Philosophy is eventually approximately love, freedom, and the position that knowledge can play in turning one’s lifestyles around.
By Alison Calhoun
By Andi Weiss
Diese handverlesene Sammlung enthält neben den bewegendsten Perlen seiner bisherigen Bücher auch einige neue Erfahrungsberichte. Eine wunderbare Einladung, uns immer wieder bewusst zu machen, dass wir getragen werden - manchmal sogar, ohne dass wir es merken.
By Dugald Stewart
By Nicholas Dent
By H. G. Wells