Madness and Death in Philosophy Book

Madness and Death in Philosophy | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Madness and Death in Philosophy by Ferit Guven available in full 233 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Philosophy related to Madness and Death in Philosophy below.

Madness and Death in Philosophy

By Ferit Guven
  • ISBN Code: : 0791483568
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Pages : 233
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 250
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : madness-and-death-in-philosophy.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Demonstrates the significance of the concepts of madness and death for the history of philosophy.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The Death of Desire
    The Death of Desire

    A Book written by M. Guy Thompson, published by Routledge 2016-07-07 - 258 pages - part of Philosophy books.

    Get eBook
  • The Death of Desire
    The Death of Desire

    A Book written by M. Guy Thompson, published by Routledge 2016-07-07 - 212 pages - part of Philosophy books.

    Get eBook
  • Madness and Civilization
    Madness and Civilization

    A Book written by Michel Foucault, published by Vintage 2013-01-30 - 320 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • A Philosophy of Madness
    A Philosophy of Madness

    A Book written by Wouter Kusters, published by MIT Press 2020-12-01 - 800 pages - part of Philosophy books.

    Get eBook
  • Death, Time and the Other
    Death, Time and the Other

    A Book written by Saitya Brata Das, published by Springer Nature 2020-01-27 - 185 pages - part of Philosophy books.

    Get eBook
  • Our Changing Journey to the End: Reshaping Death, Dying, and Grief in America [2 volumes]
    Our Changing Journey to the End: Reshaping Death, Dying, and Grief in America [2 volumes]

    A Book written by Christina Staudt Ph.D.,J. Harold Ellens, published by ABC-CLIO 2013-11-12 - 676 pages - part of Family & Relationships books.

    Get eBook
  • Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding
    Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding

    A Book written by Garry L. Hagberg, published by Springer 2018-10-31 - 365 pages - part of Philosophy books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Philosophy and Its Others

By William Desmond
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438400977
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: philosophy-and-its-others.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Philosophy and its Others responds to the widespread sense that philosophy must renew its intellectual community with other significant ways of being and mind. The author articulates philosophy’s community of mind with the aesthetic, the religious, and the ethical, without losing any of its own distinctive voice. He develops an original and constructive position between these extremes: the Hegelian extreme which reduces the plurality of others to a dialectical totality and the Wittgensteinian and deconstructive options that celebrate plurality, but without a proper sense of the connectedness of philosophy and its others.

Joy and Laughter in Nietzsche’s Philosophy

By Paul E. Kirkland,Michael J. McNeal
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 135022524X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 692
  • Pdf File: joy-and-laughter-in-nietzsche-s-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Analyzing the importance of joy, laughter, and cheerfulness in Nietzsche's thought, this volume addresses an under-examined topic in the secondary literature. By exploring disparate aspects of these interrelated emotions it provides new insights into his key ideas. The contributors-among them philosophers and political scientists-illustrate the significance of these feelings to reveal political ramifications of their affirmative potential and their broader role in Nietzsche's philosophical aims. These include how the joyful disposition Nietzsche commends informs his free spirit's self-overcoming, attempts to revalue all values, and prospects of ultimately transfiguring humanity. Among other topics, scholars assess the Übermensch and shared joy, learning to laugh at oneself, Schopenhauer's jokes, Pascal's cheerfulness, and the Dada movement's subversively playful aesthetic. By contemplating Nietzsche's emphasis on joy and laughter, the volume reveals a thinker who, far from being a caricature of hopeless nihilism, is in fact the hitherto unrecognised champion of an alternative liberatory politics.

Continental Philosophy of Psychiatry

By Alastair Morgan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3031093348
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 908
  • Pdf File: continental-philosophy-of-psychiatry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores how the continental philosophical tradition in the 20th century attempted to understand madness as madness. It traces the paradoxical endeavour of reason attempting to understand madness without dissolving the inherent strangeness and otherness of madness. It provides a comprehensive overview of the contributions of phenomenology, critical theory, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism and anti-psychiatry to continental philosophy and psychiatry. The book outlines an intellectual tradition of psychiatry that is both fascinated by and withdraws from madness. Madness is a lure for philosophy in two senses; as both trap and provocation. It is a trap because this philosophical tradition constructs an otherness of madness so profound, that it condemns madness to silence. However, the idea of madness as another world is also a fertile provocation because it respects the non-identity of madness to reason. The book concludes with some critical reflections on the role of madness in contemporary philosophical thought.

Foucault and Philosophy

By Timothy O'Leary,Christopher Falzon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781444320107
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 404
  • Pdf File: foucault-and-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Foucault and Philosophy presents a collection of essays fromleading international philosophers and Foucault scholars thatexplore Foucault’s work as a philosopher in relation tophilosophers who were important to him and in the context ofimportant themes and problems in contemporary philosophy Represents the only volume to explore in detailFoucault’s relation with key figures and movements in thehistory of philosophy Explores Foucault's influence upon contemporary and futuredirections in philosophy Brings together a group of outstanding scholars in the fieldand allows them to explore their topic at a high level ofsophistication

Signs in Culture

By Steven Ungar,Betty R. McGraw
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Book Code : 9781587292415
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: signs-in-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Signs in Culture

Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy

By Marke Ahonen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3319034316
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 183
  • Pdf File: mental-disorders-in-ancient-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers a comprehensive study of the views of ancient philosophers on mental disorders. Relying on the original Greek and Latin textual sources, the author describes and analyses how the ancient philosophers explained mental illness and its symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, strange fears and inappropriate moods and how they accounted for the respective roles of body and mind in such disorders. Also considered are ethical questions relating to mental illness, approaches to treatment and the position of mentally ill people in societies of the times. The volume opens with a historical overview that examines ancient medical accounts of mental illness, from Hippocrates' famous Sacred Disease to late antiquity medical authors. Separate chapters interpret in detail the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Galen and the Stoics and a final chapter summarises the views of various strains of Scepticism, the Epicurean school and the Middle and Neo-Platonists. Offering an important and useful contribution to the study of ancient philosophy, psychology and medicine. This volume sheds new light on the history of mental illness and presents a new angle on ancient philosophical psychology.

Deconstruction and Democracy

By Alex Thomson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1847141439
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: deconstruction-and-democracy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'No democracy without deconstruction': Deconstruction and Democracy evaluates and substantiates Derrida's provocative claim, assessing the importance of this influential and controversial contemporary philosopher's work for political thought. Derrida addressed political questions more and more explicitly in his writing, yet there is still confusion over the politics of deconstruction. Alex Thomson argues for a fresh understanding of Derrida's work, which acknowledges both the political dimension of deconstruction and its potential contribution to our thinking about politics. The book provides cogent analysis and exegesis of Derrida's political writings; explores the implications for political theory and practice of Derrida's work; and brings Derrida's work into dialogue with other major strands of contemporary political thought. Deconstruction and Democracy is the clearest and most detailed engagement available with the politics of deconstruction, and is a major contribution to scholarship on the later works of Jacques Derrida, most notably his Politics of Friendship.

Autopsia

By Marius Timmann Mjaaland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110205238
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: autopsia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kierkegaard and Derrida are two of the most influential thinkers of late modernity. Without reducing the difference between philosophy and religion, they both analyze the fundamental questions of human existence: How a human being relates to itself, to death, and to God. In Autopsia, the Norwegian scholar Marius Timmann Mjaaland has analyzed texts by Kierkegaard and Derrida, focusing on their rationality as well as on their content. The result is a far-reaching analysis of how philosophy may approach religious topics without reducing their inherent logos to the supposed universality of human reason.

Bildung and Paideia

By Marie-Élise Zovko,John M. Dillon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 100033578X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: bildung-and-paideia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bildung and Paideia examines traditional humanistic ideals in light of philosophical reflection on the need for education of the whole human being. The study of what it is to be human is traditionally the task of the humanities. In recent years, however, the humanities have been increasingly subordinated to technological, economic, and utilitarian aims. Do the humanities still have a fundamentally distinct task to fulfil in education? Today’s reduction of educational outcomes to measurable competencies and economically exploitable skills is opposed to traditional ideals like that of Greek paideia and the German Romantic concept of Bildung, which emphasized formation of the whole human being. The present volume takes as its point of departure the conviction that the study of ‘the human experience'—whether through philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history, or languages—has something specific to offer in the realm of education today. The individual contributions examine the specific role of philosophy and the humanities in education from ancient times to the present and explore possibilities for conceiving philosophical models of education. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Blanchot and the Outside of Literature

By William S. Allen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501345265
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: blanchot-and-the-outside-of-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Maurice Blanchot's writings have played a critical role in the development of 20th-century French thought, but the implicit tension in this role has rarely been addressed directly. Reading Blanchot involves understanding how literature can have an effect on philosophy, to the extent of putting philosophy itself in question by exposing a different and literary mode of thought. However, as this mode is to be found most substantially in the peculiar density of his fictional writings, rather than in his theoretical or critical works, the demand on readers to grasp its implications for thought is rendered more difficult. Blanchot and the Outside of Literature provides a detailed and far-reaching explication of how Blanchot's works changed in the postwar period during which he arrived at this complex and distinctive form of writing.

Nietzsche and the Philosophers

By Mark T. Conard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315310473
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: nietzsche-and-the-philosophers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nietzsche is undoubtedly one of the most original and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. With ideas such as the overman, will to power, the eternal recurrence, and perspectivism, Nietzsche challenges us to reconceive how it is that we know and understand the world, and what it means to be a human being. Further, in his works, he not only grapples with previous great philosophers and their ideas, but he also calls into question and redefines what it means to do philosophy. Nietzsche and the Philosophers for the first time sets out to examine explicitly Nietzsche’s relationship to his most important predecessors. This anthology includes essays by many of the leading Nietzsche scholars, including Keith Ansell-Pearson, Daniel Conway, Tracy B. Strong, Gary Shapiro, Babette Babich, Mark Anderson, and Paul S. Loeb. These excellent writers discuss Nietzsche’s engagement with such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Socrates, Hume, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Rousseau, and the Buddha. Anyone interested in Nietzsche or the history of philosophy generally will find much of great interest in this volume.

The Legacy of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Laughter

By Lydia Amir
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429000863
  • Total of Pages : 500
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 141
  • Pdf File: the-legacy-of-nietzsche-s-philosophy-of-laughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book investigates the role of humor in the good life, specifically as discussed by three prominent French intellectuals who were influenced by Nietzsche's thought: Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, and Clément Rosset. Lydia Amir begins by discussing Nietzsche’s reception in France, and she explains why and how he came to be considered a "philosopher of laughter" in the French academe. Each of the subsequent three chapters focuses on the significance of humor and laughter in the good life as advocated by Bataille, Deleuze, and Rosset. These chapters also explore the complex relationship between the comic and the tragic, and of humor and laughter to irony, satire, and ridicule. The Legacy of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Laughter makes an invaluable contribution to recent interpretive work done on Bataille and Deleuze, and offers further introduction to the relatively understudied Rosset. It illuminates the philosophies of these three thinkers, their connection to Nietzsche, and, overall, the significant role that humor plays in philosophy.

Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy

By Nadir Lahiji
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474228534
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: adventures-with-the-theory-of-the-baroque-and-french-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Analysing the reception of contemporary French philosophy in architecture over the last four decades, Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy discusses the problematic nature of importing philosophical categories into architecture. Focusing particularly on the philosophical notion of the Baroque in Gilles Deleuze, this study examines traditional interpretations of the concept in contemporary architecture theory, throwing up specific problems such as the aestheticization of building theory and practice. Identifying these and other issues, Nadir Lahiji constructs a concept of the baroque in contrast to the contemporary understanding in architecture discourse. Challenging the contemporary dominance of the Neo-Baroque as a phenomenon related to postmodernism and late capitalism, he establishes the Baroque as a name for the paradoxical unity of 'kitsch' and 'high' art and argues that the digital turn has enhanced the return of the Baroque in contemporary culture and architectural practice that he brands a pseudo-event in the term 'neobaroque'. Lahiji's original critique expands on the misadventure of architecture with French Philosophy and explains why the category of the Baroque, if it is still useful to keep in architecture criticism, must be tied to the notion of Post-Rationalism. Within this latter notion, he draws on the work of Alain Badiou to theorize a new concept of the Baroque as Event. Alongside close readings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Michel Foucault related to the criticism of the Baroque and Modernity and discussions of the work of Frank Gehry, in particular, this study draws on Jacque Lacan's concept of the baroque and presents the first comprehensive treatment of the psychoanalytical theory of the Baroque in the work of Lacan.

A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

By Rupert Read
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429947739
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 573
  • Pdf File: a-film-philosophy-of-ecology-and-enlightenment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inspired by the philosophy of Wittgenstein and his idea that the purpose of real philosophical thinking is not to discover something new, but to show in a strikingly different light what is already there, this book provides philosophical readings of a number of ‘arthouse’ and Hollywood films. Each chapter contains a discussion of two films—one explored in greater detail and the other analyzed as a minor key which reveals the possibility for the book's ideas to be applied across different films, registers, and genres. The readings are not only interpretive, but they offer a way of thinking and feeling about, with, and through films which is genuinely transformative. Rupert Read’s main contention is that certain films can bring about a change in how we see the world. He advocates an ecological approach to film-philosophy analysis, arguing that film can re-shape the viewer’s relationship to the environment and other living beings. The transformative 'wake-up call' of these films is enlightenment in its true sense. The result is a book that ambitiously aims to change, though film, how we think of ourselves and our place in the world, at a time when such change is more needed than ever before.

Alien and Philosophy

By Jeffrey A. Ewing,Kevin S. Decker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119280850
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 390
  • Pdf File: alien-and-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Alien and Philosophy: I Infest, Therefore I Am presents a philosophical exploration of the world of Alien, the simultaneously horrifying and thought-provoking sci-fi horror masterpiece, and the film franchise it spawned. The first book dedicated to exploring the philosophy raised by one of the most successful and influential sci-fi franchises of modern times Features contributions from an acclaimed team of scholars of philosophy and pop culture, led by highly experienced volume editors Explores a huge range of topics that include the philosophy of fear, Just Wars, bio-weaponry, feminism and matriarchs, perfect killers, contagion, violation, employee rights and Artificial Intelligence Includes coverage of H.R. Giger’s aesthetics, the literary influences of H.P. Lovecraft, sci-fi and the legacy of Vietnam, and much more!

Nietzsche Philologist: Philosopher and Cultural Critic

By Franson Manjali
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Allied Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category :
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: nietzsche-philologist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book contains the proceedings of Seminar, Nietzsche: Philologist, Philosopher and Cultural Critic held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in Nov 2004. The papers appearing here were written by scholars from India, France, Germany and Spain.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

By Mark Juergensmeyer,Wade Clark Roof
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452266565
  • Total of Pages : 1528
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-global-religion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Global Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. The encyclopedia includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures and dispersions of peoples; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion—both negative and positive—to multicultural society. The volumes include essays on the contemporary religious society of every country in the world. The contributors to the encyclopedia are leading authorities on these topics from around the world. The editors, Mark Juergensmeyer and Wade Clark Roof., are sociologists of religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Philosophical Letters: or, modest Reflections upon some Opinions in Natural Philosophy

By Duchess of Margaret Cavendish Newcastle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 444
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 446
  • Pdf File: philosophical-letters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Philosophical Letters: or, modest Reflections upon some Opinions in Natural Philosophy" by Duchess of Margaret Cavendish Newcastle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Interventions in Contemporary Thought

By Rockhill Gabriel Rockhill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474405371
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 554
  • Pdf File: interventions-in-contemporary-thought.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With a critical eye, Gabriel Rockhill guides you through complex debates in history, politics and aesthetics, giving you an overview of key issues and central figures, including Foucault, Derrida, Castoriadis, Badiou and Ranciere.Rockhill also engages in a nuanced exploration of recent work that calls into question the stereotype of 'prominent figures' and 'intellectual movements. Far from hiding behind towering figures of the intellectual world, Rockhill stakes out positions in relationship to them and formulates precise arguments in favour of a new understanding of the historical relationship between art and politics.

Philosophy Begins in Wonder

By Michael Funk Deckard,Peter Losonczi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1556357826
  • Total of Pages : 390
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: philosophy-begins-in-wonder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Philosophy begins with wonder, according to Plato and Aristotle. Yet Plato and Aristotle did not expand a great deal on what precisely wonder is. Does this fact alone not raise curiosity in us as to why this passion or concept is important? What is wonder's role in science, philosophy, or theology except to end thinking or theorizing as soon as one begins? The primary purpose of this book is to show how seventeenth-and eighteenth-century developments in natural theology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science resulted in a complex history of the passion of wonder-a history in which the elements of continuation, criticism, and reformulation are equally present. Philosophy Begins in Wonder provides the first historical overview of wonder and changes the way we see early modern Europe. It is intended for readers who are curious-who wonder-about how modern philosophy and science were born. The book is for scholars and educated readers alike. "Some very famous scholars have claimed that in the Enlightenment and Scientific worldview there is no place for wonder. Michael Funk Deckard and Peter Losonczi are to be congratulated for assembling such a fine, focused collection that, among its many virtues, dispels the myth of the disappearance of wonder at the dawn of Modernity. Plato and Aristotle agreed that philosophy begins in wonder, but famously disagreed about where it ends. Plato would not be surprised that even in knowing ages, wonder can be truth's consequence." ERIC SCHLIESSER, Leiden University "This rich and provocative collection of essays could bear fruit in a dozen or more books, each of them already here in gist. May it be so." JOHN WILSON, Editor, Books & Culture "(This is) an illuminating collection of essays which traces the religious, scientific, and philosophical history of wonder, and which will be a much-needed and long-awaited aid to all those interested in exploring this important yet understudied topic." SOPHIA VASALOU, European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin

The Abyss Above

By Silke-Maria Weineck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 0791488284
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: the-a.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.

Gilles Deleuze, Postcolonial Theory, and the Philosophy of Limit

By Réda Bensmaïa
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350004375
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: gilles-deleuze-postcolonial-theory-and-the-philosophy-of-limit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Does a philosopher have an 'identity'? What kind of 'identity' is mobilized when the work of a philosopher becomes a major reference for certain schools of thought, as in the case of Gilles Deleuze and postcolonial theory? Have the promoters of a generalized Deleuzeanism taken care their usage of his specialized work does him justice? Few exponents of postcolonial and subaltern theories now dispute the influence that Deleuze's work exerted on the intellectuals and theorists who developed those theories. However, this book contends that postcolonial and subaltern theorists have engaged with Deleuzean thought in ways that have perhaps produced a long series of misunderstandings – for which Deleuze himself is not responsible. By engaging with recent innovations in North African culture and by examining the dissemination of Deleuze's identities across a broad range of postcolonial theory, Réda Bensmaïa shows that the 'encounter' between Deleuze and the postcolonial movement can only be understood through the idea of a 'transcendental' field, in which Deleuze and his postcolonial followers find themselves captured.

Dead Letters to Nietzsche, or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy

By Joanne Faulkner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Book Code : 0821443291
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: dead-letters-to-nietzsche-or-the-necromantic-art-of-reading-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dead Letters to Nietzsche examines how writing shapes subjectivity through the example of Nietzsche’s reception by his readers, including Stanley Rosen, David Farrell Krell, Georges Bataille, Laurence Lampert, Pierre Klossowski, and Sarah Kofman. More precisely, Joanne Faulkner finds that the personal identification that these readers form with Nietzsche’s texts is an enactment of the kind of identity-formation described in Lacanian and Kleinian psychoanalysis. This investment of their subjectivity guides their understanding of Nietzsche’s project, the revaluation of values. Not only does this work make a provocative contribution to Nietzsche scholarship, but it also opens in an original way broader philosophical questions about how readers come to be invested in a philosophical project and how such investment alters their subjectivity.

Greek Literature and Philosophy

By Gregory Nagy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136540792
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 323
  • Pdf File: greek-literature-and-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume is available on its own or as part of the seven volume set, Greek Literature. This collection reprints in facsimile the most influential scholarship published in this field during the twentieth century. For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for Greek Literature [ISBN 0-8153-3681-0]. A full table of contents can be obtained by email: [email protected]

Practicing Philosophy

By Lydia Amir,Aleksandar Fatić
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443886599
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: practicing-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume presents the state of the art of philosophical practice worldwide from the perspectives of leading philosophical practitioners, both counselors and institutional consultants. Philosophical practice has developed in different directions in different parts of the world, with the focus in Europe and North America being mostly on client counseling and corporate consultancy, while in Asia it is more community-based and more closely aligned with psychotherapy. In all cases, philosophical practitioners strive to transcend the boundaries of academic philosophy and reach out to the public, to corporations, to the policy makers, to the medical, legal and many other professions. The chapters of this book illustrate both the breadth of philosophical practice and its various methodological directions, while, at the same time, showing how philosophy can be relevant to everyday life, not just for individuals, but for the economy, the government, international organizations, the helping and therapeutic professions, and the educational system. The volume is primarily a companion for students of applied philosophy on all levels, as well as for modern psychotherapists, educational professionals and academics. It is designed to support a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in philosophy and applied psychology, ranging from ancient ethics to philosophical practice sui generis, or to the philosophy of psychology.

Between Foucault and Derrida

By Yubraj Aryal
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 0748697705
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: between-foucault-and-derrida.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explores the biographical, historical and philosophical connections between Jacques Derrida and Michel FoucaultBetween Foucault and Derrida explores the notorious Cogito debate and includes: the central articles, an important piece by Jean-Marie Beyssade, along with a letter Foucault wrote to Beyssade in response both these pieces available for the first time in English translation. In the second part of the book, 10 essays written by some of the most well-known scholars working in contemporary continental philosophy address the various philosophical intersections and divergences of these two profoundly important thinkers.Key FeaturesThe first collection of the central essays involved in the Cogito debate between Foucault and DerridaIncludes the first English translations of Jean-Marie Beyssades important 1973 article on the debate and Foucault's letter in responseSome of the best-known scholars working in continental philosophy today examine where Foucault and Derrida converge and diverge, and how they ultimately shaped each others projectsContributorsAmy Allen, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.Ellen Armour, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Tennessee, USA. Yubraj Aryal, University of Montreal, Canada and New York University, USA. Jean-Marie Beyssade, University of Paris IV, France.Vernon W. Cisney, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, USA.Fred Evans, Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, USA.Peter Gratton, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.Leonard Lawlor, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.Edward McGushin, Stonehill College, Massachusetts, USA.Nicolae Morar, University of Oregon, Oregon, USA. Jeff Nealon, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.Christopher Penfield, Purdue University, Indiana, USA.Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue University, Indiana, USA. Paul Rekret, Richmond, The American International University in London, UK. Alan Schrift, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA.

Foucault

By Clare O'Farrell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349131067
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 868
  • Pdf File: foucault.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A discussion of the writings of Michael Foucault, focusing particularly on "Histoire de la Folie" written at the beginning of his career and "What is Enlightenment?" written at the end. Foucault's work is examined as a reflection on the "limits" of history, society and culture.

Tragic Sense of Life (Philosophy Classic)

By Miguel de Unamuno
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 744
  • Pdf File: tragic-sense-of-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tragic Sense of Life is one of the most outstanding philosophical essays of Miguel de Unamuno. Under the influence of Søren Kierkegaard and of Saint Ignacio de Loyola, among others, author made a deep foray into the existential problems of contemporary man, radically distancing himself from the Aristotelian prime mover and affirming the spiritual need to believe in a personal God.

Memories and Monsters

By Eric R. Severson,David M. Goodman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351660373
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 527
  • Pdf File: memories-and-monsters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Memories and Monsters explores the nature of the monstrous or uncanny, and the way psychological trauma relates to memory and narration. This interdisciplinary book works on the borderland between psychology and philosophy, drawing from scholars in both fields who have helped mould the bourgeoning field of relational psychoanalysis and phenomenological and existential psychology. The editors have sought out contributions to this field that speak to the pressing question: how are we to attend to and contend with our monsters? The authors in this volume examine the ways in which we might best relate to our monsters, and how the legacies of ancient traumas and anxieties continue to affect our current stories, memories and everyday practices. Covering such manifestations of the monstrous as racism, crimes against humanity, trauma as portrayed in music and art, and the Holocaust, this book explores the impact the uncanny has on our individual and collective psyches. By focusing on a very specific theme, and one that excites the imagination, Memories and Monsters stokes the flames of an important current movement in relational psychoanalysis. It will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as professionals in psychology and graduate school students and tutors in the fields of both psychology and philosophy.

Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

By Various
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 135160225X
  • Total of Pages : 2442
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: routledge-library-editions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This 11-volume set reissues a host of classic titles on Continental Philosophy. Written by leading scholars in the field, they form an essential reference resource that tackles philosophers and subjects such as Deleuze, Derrida, hermeneutics and phenomenology.

The Virus in the Age of Madness

By Bernard-Henri Lévy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300257384
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 956
  • Pdf File: the-virus-in-the-age-of-madness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A trenchant look at how the coronavirus reveals the dangerous fault lines of contemporary society With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web universe, the coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably altered societies around the world. In this sharp essay, world-renowned philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy interrogates the many meanings and metaphors we have assigned to the pandemic—and what they tell us about ourselves. Drawing on the philosophical tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Lacan and Foucault, Lévy asks uncomfortable questions about reality and mythology: he rejects the idea that the virus is a warning from nature, the inevitable result of global capitalism; he questions the heroic status of doctors, asking us to think critically about the loci of authority and power; he challenges the panicked polarization that dominates online discourse. Lucid, incisive, and always original, Lévy takes a bird’s-eye view of the most consequential historical event of our time and proposes a way to defend human society from threats to our collective future.