0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (1)
  • R50 - R100 (3)
  • R100 - R250 (190)
  • R250 - R500 (538)
  • R500+ (3,300)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General

Aristotle's Ethics and Medieval Philosophy - Moral Goodness and Practical Wisdom (Paperback): Anthony Celano Aristotle's Ethics and Medieval Philosophy - Moral Goodness and Practical Wisdom (Paperback)
Anthony Celano
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics had a profound influence on generations of later philosophers, not only in the ancient era but also in the medieval period and beyond. In this book, Anthony Celano explores how medieval authors recast Aristotle's Ethics according to their own moral ideals. He argues that the moral standard for the Ethics is a human one, which is based upon the ethical tradition and the best practices of a given society. In the Middle Ages, this human standard was replaced by one that is universally applicable, since its foundation is eternal immutable divine law. Celano resolves the conflicting accounts of happiness in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, demonstrates the importance of the virtue of phronesis (practical wisdom), and shows how the medieval view of moral reasoning alters Aristotle's concept of moral wisdom.

The Praise of Folly - By Desiderius Erasmus (Paperback): Desiderius Erasmus The Praise of Folly - By Desiderius Erasmus (Paperback)
Desiderius Erasmus
R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Teleology of Reason - A Study of the Structure of Kant's Critical Philosophy (Paperback, Digital original): Courtney... The Teleology of Reason - A Study of the Structure of Kant's Critical Philosophy (Paperback, Digital original)
Courtney D. Fugate
R632 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R53 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work argues that teleological motives lie at the heart of Kant's critical philosophy and that a precise analysis of teleological structures can both illuminate the basic strategy of its fundamental arguments and provide a key to understanding its unity. It thus aims, through an examination of each of Kant's major writings, to provide a detailed interpretation of his claim that philosophy in the true sense must consist of a teleologia rationis humanae.The author argues that Kant's critical philosophy forged a new link between traditional teleological concepts and the basic structure of rationality, one that would later inform the dynamic conception of reason at the heart of German Idealism. The process by which this was accomplished began with Kant's development of a uniquely teleological conception of systematic unity already in the precritical period. The individual chapters of this work attempt to show how Kant adapted and refined this conception of systematic unity so that it came to form the structural basis for the critical philosophy.

Aristotle's Psychology (Paperback): Aristotle, Edwin Wallace Aristotle's Psychology (Paperback)
Aristotle, Edwin Wallace
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Medieval Logic (Paperback): Philotheus Boehner Medieval Logic (Paperback)
Philotheus Boehner
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Be Like the Fox - Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom (Paperback): Erica Benner Be Like the Fox - Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom (Paperback)
Erica Benner 1
R266 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R33 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A ripping read ... fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox' Daily Telegraph Was Niccolo Machiavelli really the cynical schemer of legend - or was he a profound ethical thinker, who tried to save the democratic freedom of Renaissance Florence as it was threatened by ruthless dynasties? This revelatory biography shows us a man of fox-like dissimulation: a master of disguise in dangerous times. 'A gripping portrait of a brilliant political thinker, who understood the dangers of authoritarianism and looked for ways to curb them' The New Yorker 'Compelling ... this unconventional biography questions whether the philosopher deserves his reputation as an advocate for tyranny' Julian Baggini, Financial Times

Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51 (Paperback, Annotated edition): Desiderius Erasmus Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51 (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Desiderius Erasmus; Edited by John N. Grant; Translated by Betty I. Knott-Sharpe
R2,312 Discovery Miles 23 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This sixth of seven volumes devoted to the Adages in the Collected Works of Erasmus completes the translation and annotation of the more than 4000 proverbs gathered and commented on by Erasmus in his Adagiorum Chiliades (Thousands of Adages, usually known more simply as the Adagia). This volume's aim, like that of the others, is to provide a fully annotated, accurate, and readable English version of Erasmus' commentaries on these Greek and Latin proverbs, and to show how Erasmus continued to expand this work, originally published in 1508, until his death in 1536. An indication of Erasmus' unflagging interest in classical proverbs is that almost 500 of the 951 adages translated in this volume did not make their first appearance until the edition of 1533. Following in the tradition of meticulous scholarship for which the Collected Works of Erasmus is widely known, the notes to this volume identify the classical sources and illustrate how the content of his commentaries on the adages often reflects Erasmus' scholarly and editing interests in the classical authors at a particular time. The work was highly acclaimed and circulated widely in Erasmus' time, serving as a conduit for transmitting classical proverbs into the vernacular languages, in which many of the proverbs still survive to this day.

Against the Self-Images of the Age - Essays on Ideology and Philosophy (Hardcover): Alasdair MacIntyre Against the Self-Images of the Age - Essays on Ideology and Philosophy (Hardcover)
Alasdair MacIntyre
R2,390 Discovery Miles 23 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the few professional philosophers whose writings span both technical analytical philosophy and those general moral or intellectual questions that laymen often suppose to be the province of philosophy but that are seldom discussed within its bounds. The unity of this book-made up both of original and previously published pieces-lies in its attempt to expose this dichotomy and to link beliefs and moral theories with philosophical criticism. The author successively criticizes Christianity, Marxism, and psychoanalysis for their failure to express the forms of thought and action that constitute our contemporary social life, and argues that a greater understanding of our complex world will require a more thorough inquiry into the philosophy of the social sciences.

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar - A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology (Hardcover): Ross D. Inman Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar - A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology (Hardcover)
Ross D. Inman
R3,053 Discovery Miles 30 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of the first full-length treatments of wholes and their parts. Another aim of the book is to further develop the newly revived area concerning the question of fundamental mereology, the question of whether wholes are metaphysically prior to their parts or vice versa. Inman develops a fundamental mereology with a grounding-based conception of the structure and unity of substances at its core, what he calls substantial priority, one that distinctively allows for the fundamentality of ordinary, medium-sized composite objects. He offers both empirical and philosophical considerations against the view that the parts of every composite object are metaphysically prior, in particular the view that ascribes ontological pride of place to the smallest microphysical parts of composite objects, which currently dominates debates in metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. Ultimately, he demonstrates that substantial priority is well-motivated in virtue of its offering a unified solution to a host of metaphysical problems involving material objects.

Musse in mystischer Literatur - Paradigmen geistig tatigen Lebens bei Meister Eckhart (German, Hardcover): Anna Keiling Musse in mystischer Literatur - Paradigmen geistig tatigen Lebens bei Meister Eckhart (German, Hardcover)
Anna Keiling
R1,866 R1,654 Discovery Miles 16 540 Save R212 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature (Paperback): Francis Bacon Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature (Paperback)
Francis Bacon
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The City of the Sun (Paperback): Thomas W Halliday The City of the Sun (Paperback)
Thomas W Halliday; Tommaso Campanella
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature (Paperback): Francis Bacon Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature (Paperback)
Francis Bacon
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Anatomy of Melancholy - (Unabridged) (Paperback): Robert Burton The Anatomy of Melancholy - (Unabridged) (Paperback)
Robert Burton
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Story and Philosophy for Social Change in Medieval and Postmodern Writing - Reading for Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017):... Story and Philosophy for Social Change in Medieval and Postmodern Writing - Reading for Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Allyson Carr
R3,058 Discovery Miles 30 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book bridges medieval and contemporary philosophical thinkers, examining the relationship between fiction and philosophy for bringing about social change. Drawing on the philosophical reading and writing practices of medieval author Christine de Pizan and twentieth-century philosopher Luce Irigaray, and through an engagement with Hans-Georg Gadamer's work on tradition and hermeneutics, it develops means to re-write the stories and ideas that shape society. It argues that reading for change is possible; by increasing our capacity to perceive and engage tradition, we become more capable of positively shaping the forces that shape us. Following the example of the two women whose work it explores, Story and Philosophy works through philosophy and narrative to deeply transform the allegorical, political, and continental tradition it engages. It is essential reading for students and scholars interested in medieval studies, feminist studies, and critical theory.

Boccaccio the Philosopher - An Epistemology of the Decameron (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Filippo Andrei Boccaccio the Philosopher - An Epistemology of the Decameron (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Filippo Andrei
R3,067 Discovery Miles 30 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores the tangled relationship between literary production and epistemological foundation as exemplified in one of the masterpieces of Italian literature. Filippo Andrei argues that Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron has a significant though concealed engagement with philosophy, and that the philosophical implications of its narratives can be understood through an epistemological approach to the text. He analyzes the influence of Dante, Petrarch, Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, and other classical and medieval thinkers on Boccaccio's attitudes towards ethics and knowledge-seeking. Beyond providing an epistemological reading of the Decameron, this book also evaluates how a theoretical reflection on the nature of rhetoric and poetic imagination can ultimately elicit a theory of knowledge.

What Can You Believe If You Don't Believe in God? (Paperback): Michael Werner What Can You Believe If You Don't Believe in God? (Paperback)
Michael Werner
R351 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R43 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Orator - The Mirror of Eloquence (Paperback): Lazarus Pyot The Orator - The Mirror of Eloquence (Paperback)
Lazarus Pyot; Edited by Ryan Murtha; Alexander Silvayn
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lord is My Sheep - Gospel of Human (Paperback): Abhijit Naskar Lord is My Sheep - Gospel of Human (Paperback)
Abhijit Naskar
R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Aquinas (Paperback): Ralph McInerny Aquinas (Paperback)
Ralph McInerny
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This lively and highly accessible introduction to the thought of Thomas Aquinas focuses on his philosophy while making clear its openness to theology as reflection on Revelation.
Introduces students this great philosopher of the middle ages in one short book.
Brings together alternative approaches to Aquinas' thought.
Uses key texts to describe the trajectory of Aquinas' philosophy and the legacy it left behind.
This is the first title in a new Polity series, Classic Thinkers.

The Guide of the Perplexed - Abridged Edition (Paperback): Moses Maimonides The Guide of the Perplexed - Abridged Edition (Paperback)
Moses Maimonides; Edited by Julius Guttmann; Translated by Chaim Rabin
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
As a Man Thinketh - (Abridged and Annotated for the Secular Reader) (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition): Odin Halvorson,... As a Man Thinketh - (Abridged and Annotated for the Secular Reader) (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition)
Odin Halvorson, James Allen
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Christian Humanism - A Liturgy (Paperback): Robert William Christie Christian Humanism - A Liturgy (Paperback)
Robert William Christie
R316 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Love Over Religion - Why I left Christianity (Paperback): Danica Allen Love Over Religion - Why I left Christianity (Paperback)
Danica Allen
R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy - Medieval and Modern (Paperback): Maurice De Wulf An Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy - Medieval and Modern (Paperback)
Maurice De Wulf
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
A Vindication of Love - Reclaiming…
Cristina Nehring Paperback R350 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310
The Dust of Death - The Sixties…
Os Guinness Paperback R500 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140
The Sentences: Book 3 - On the…
Peter Lombard Paperback R944 Discovery Miles 9 440
Discourse on Method and Meditations on…
Rene Descartes Paperback R320 Discovery Miles 3 200
Al-Kindi - An Annotated Bibliography
Nicholas Rescher Paperback R591 Discovery Miles 5 910
The Secret of Secrets - The Scholarly…
Steven G. Williams Hardcover R2,332 Discovery Miles 23 320
Philosophy Bites Back
David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton Hardcover R275 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330
The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon
John M. Robertson Hardcover R5,813 Discovery Miles 58 130
Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings
Niccolo Machiavelli Paperback R367 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330
On Human Nature
Thomas Aquinas Paperback R411 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690

 

Partners