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Self - Ancient and Modern Insights About Individuality, Life and Death (Hardcover): Richard Sorabji Self - Ancient and Modern Insights About Individuality, Life and Death (Hardcover)
Richard Sorabji
R1,462 Discovery Miles 14 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over the centuries, the idea of the self has both fascinated and confounded philosophers. From the ancient Greeks, who problematized issues of identity and self-awareness, to Locke and Hume, who popularized minimalist views of the self, to the efforts of postmodernists in our time to decenter the human subject altogether, the idea that there is something called a self has always been in steady decline. But for Richard Sorabji, one of our most celebrated living intellectuals, this negation of the self is dispiriting. In Self, he sets out to recover the rich variety of positive accounts of the self from Antiquity right up to the present, while offering his own inspiring view of what precisely the self might be. Drawing on Eastern religion, classical antiquity, and Western philosophy, Sorabji proceeds to tackle a number of thematic debates that have preoccupied philosophers over the ages, including the concept of the self, its sameness and mutability, the idea of the resurrection of the body and spirit, and the fear of death. According to Sorabji, the self is not an undetectable soul or ego, but an embodied individual whose existence is plain to see. It is also neither a linguistic creation nor a psychological fiction, but something that owns both a consciousness and a body. Ultimately, Sorabji argues, the demise of a positive idea of the self stems from much older and more pervasive problems of identity than we realize. Through an astute reading of this tradition, he helps us come to terms with our uneasiness about the subject in an account that will be at the forefront of philosophical debates foryears to come.

Believe In Yourself (Paperback): Joseph Murphy Believe In Yourself (Paperback)
Joseph Murphy
R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Ego and Its Own (Paperback): Max Stirner The Ego and Its Own (Paperback)
Max Stirner; Translated by Steven T. Byington; Introduction by J. L. Walker
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Restitution and the Imaginary - Undoing, Repair and Return in Modernity (Hardcover): Magdalena Zolkos Restitution and the Imaginary - Undoing, Repair and Return in Modernity (Hardcover)
Magdalena Zolkos
R2,013 R1,676 Discovery Miles 16 760 Save R337 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Analyses the social imaginary of undoing, repair and return underpinning the international norm of restitution-making Approaches restitution not just as a legal norm of property return, but as a social imaginary and a cultural-psychoanalytic 'scene' of undoing, repair and return Brings together philosophic-political, socio-legal and cultural-psychoanalytic approaches to the study of restitution Outlines a heterogeneous and multifaceted idea of restitution emergent in modernity, and looks at the peripheries of the modern restitutive tradition in the search for alternatives and counter-traditions This book takes a unique approach grounded in political and cultural discourse to develop a political theory of restitution. Challenging assumptions about restitution in the Western legal and political tradition, where it has become nearly synonymous with reacquisition and where legal studies focus on material objects and claims to their ownership, Zolkos argues that the development of restitutive norms has been auxiliary to the emergence of modern state sovereignty, and excavates the restitutive tradition's mythical-religious substrate. Bringing together texts from within and outwith the Western canon of political theory and philosophy, including the writings of Grotius, Durkheim, Freud, and Klein, as well as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the book undertakes a dual task: reading literary texts as a political theorising of restitution, and reading political or sociological texts as literary narratives with distinctive 'restitutive tropes' of repair, undoing and return.

Stolen Legacy (Paperback): George G. M James Stolen Legacy (Paperback)
George G. M James
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
About Philosophy: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 11th edition): Robert Paul Wolff About Philosophy: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 11th edition)
Robert Paul Wolff
R1,521 Discovery Miles 15 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Four Decades of Student-Friendly Philosophy About Philosophy is an introductory text that covers all the major fields of philosophy in an easy-to-read language, interspersed with short selections from the major philosophers. It has been a best-selling leader in the field for more than forty years and it is written by an internationally recognized author of more than twenty books. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyPhilosophyLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Each chapter ends with a Contemporary Application feature. This feature helps students connect the philosophy of the chapter to a current issue or problem being discussed widely in America. Engage Students - Each chapter starts with a brief biography and discussion of a great philosopher who has contributed to the field of philosophy. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic "MyTest" Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. NEW! Pearson's Reading Hour Program for Instructors Interested in reviewing new and updated texts in Philosophy? Click on the below link to choose an electronic chapter to preview... Settle back, read, and receive a Penguin paperback for your time! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/readinghour/philosophy

Through the Needle's Eye: Elite Rule and the Illusions of Freedom (Paperback): Chuck Churchill Through the Needle's Eye: Elite Rule and the Illusions of Freedom (Paperback)
Chuck Churchill
R314 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R55 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
My Garden and the Universe (Paperback): David Lindsay My Garden and the Universe (Paperback)
David Lindsay
R345 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Power of Cute (Hardcover): Simon May The Power of Cute (Hardcover)
Simon May
R444 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An exploration of cuteness and its immense hold on us, from emojis and fluffy puppies to its more uncanny, subversive expressions Cuteness has taken the planet by storm. Global sensations Hello Kitty and Pokemon, the works of artists Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum and E.T.-all reflect its gathering power. But what does "cute" mean, as a sensibility and style? Why is it so pervasive? Is it all infantile fluff, or is there something more uncanny and even menacing going on-in a lighthearted way? In The Power of Cute, Simon May provides nuanced and surprising answers. We usually see the cute as merely diminutive, harmless, and helpless. May challenges this prevailing perspective, investigating everything from Mickey Mouse to Kim Jong-il to argue that cuteness is not restricted to such sweet qualities but also beguiles us by transforming or distorting them into something of playfully indeterminate power, gender, age, morality, and even species. May grapples with cuteness's dark and unpindownable side-unnerving, artful, knowing, apprehensive-elements that have fascinated since ancient times through mythical figures, especially hybrids like the hermaphrodite and the sphinx. He argues that cuteness is an addictive antidote to today's pressured expectations of knowing our purpose, being in charge, and appearing predictable, transparent, and sincere. Instead, it frivolously expresses the uncertainty that these norms deny: the ineliminable uncertainty of who we are; of how much we can control and know; of who, in our relations with others, really has power; indeed, of the very value and purpose of power. The Power of Cute delves into a phenomenon that speaks with strange force to our age.

Abstracts and Brief Chronicles of the Time - I. Los, A Chapter (Paperback): Helene Cixous Abstracts and Brief Chronicles of the Time - I. Los, A Chapter (Paperback)
Helene Cixous 1
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Helene Cixous has dreamed for years of "The Book-I-Don't-Write," but each time she approaches it, it withdraws. The-Book-I-Don't-Write is always just out of reach. When Jacques Derrida told her the Book would get written one day, but differently, Cixous tells us she would see it "shining behind a veil, its indecipherable back, upright on heaven's bookshelf, its elegant silhouette, utterly foreign, utterly familiar, of future revenant. I've always thought it would come, naturally. When? After all my deaths? Just before, or just after, the last of my deaths." One day, when she is no longer expecting it, the Book turns up: "Quickly, without taking my eyes off it, I copied it down, staying scrupulously close to its notations, its rhythms, its moments of silence. I found it. Just as you see it." She calls it Los, meaning "loose, detached" in German, her mother's tongue. Or Los like Carlos, the Latin American friend whose unexpected death in May 2014 takes her back to a life they shared and a time the Book will reconstitute in the present, abolishing time: "Suddenly, that morning, I saw the universe of The-Book-I-Don't-Write: it is an infinity of presents." Los, A Chapter is a marvelous exploration of time and relationships. It reimagines scenes from Paris in the late sixties: its cafes, its debates, its political turmoil. Both playful and serious, it is a book in a long line of novels from Balzac to Proust that create worlds both philosophical and concrete. In Los a lost time is regained.

My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Philosophy Paper 2 Metaphysics of God and Metaphysics of mind (Paperback): Dan Cardinal, Gerald... My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Philosophy Paper 2 Metaphysics of God and Metaphysics of mind (Paperback)
Dan Cardinal, Gerald Jones, Jeremy Hayward
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Target success in AQA A-level Philosophy with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that you can rely on to review, strengthen and test students' knowledge. With My Revision Notes, every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid

A Lot of People Are Saying - The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy (Hardcover): Nancy L. Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead A Lot of People Are Saying - The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy (Hardcover)
Nancy L. Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead
R671 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R182 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How the new conspiracists are undermining democracy-and what can be done about it Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new-conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump. In A Lot of People Are Saying, Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it. Classic conspiracy theory insists that things are not what they seem and gathers evidence-especially facts ominously withheld by official sources-to tease out secret machinations. The new conspiracism is different. There is no demand for evidence, no dots revealed to form a pattern, no close examination of shadowy plotters. Dispensing with the burden of explanation, the new conspiracism imposes its own reality through repetition (exemplified by the Trump catchphrase "a lot of people are saying") and bare assertion ("rigged!"). The new conspiracism targets democratic foundations-political parties and knowledge-producing institutions. It makes it more difficult to argue, persuade, negotiate, compromise, and even to disagree. Ultimately, it delegitimates democracy. Filled with vivid examples, A Lot of People Are Saying diagnoses a defining and disorienting feature of today's politics and offers a guide to responding to the threat.

Debt Relations and European Politics - North/South Divides (Hardcover): Stefan Nygard Debt Relations and European Politics - North/South Divides (Hardcover)
Stefan Nygard
R2,283 R1,896 Discovery Miles 18 960 Save R387 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An annual collection of the best research on European and global themes, the Annual of European and Global Studies publishes issues with a specific focus, each addressing critical developments and controversies in the field. Combines a discussion of the multi-layered European and global North-South divide with an effort to retrieve alternatives to the dominant divisive use of debt as staking out claims against another party. Explores the consequences of the erasure of historical temporality in the recent period of "globalization" and "individualization" as well as new registers for political uses of the past under current conditions. Draws on socio-political, moral-philosophical and literary-artistic analyses, tracing the genealogy of debt through European history. Focusing on Europe in a global context to offer critical, historical and philosophical perspectives on debt and guilt Debt enables individuals and collectives to function and to expand their space of manoeuvre, but it also creates hierarchies and possibilities for domination. By drawing on analyses in political philosophy, political science, sociology, history, social theory and media studies, the essays in this collection discover new and forgotten ways of thinking about debt and North-South relations. They combine a discussion of the European and global North-South divide with an effort to retrieve alternatives to the dominant divisive uses of debt in staking out claims against someone else and as a means of social control.

Theory of Knowledge Third Edition (Paperback, 3 Rev Ed): Nicholas Alchin, Carolyn P. Henly Theory of Knowledge Third Edition (Paperback, 3 Rev Ed)
Nicholas Alchin, Carolyn P. Henly
R1,082 Discovery Miles 10 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A unique narrative through the latest TOK guide from two of the IB's most respected experts - Guides students by helping them examine the nature of knowledge and ways of knowing - Develops diverse and balanced arguments by raising questions in a variety of contexts - Provides complete support assessment - Includes all the new ways of knowing and areas of knowledge Also available This Student's Book is supported by Dynamic Learning, which offers Teaching and Learning Resources that include a guide to teaching the course and classroom activities, plus a unique lesson builder tool to help teachers collate and organise a range of resources into lessons. The Dynamic Learning package also includes a Whiteboard eTextbook version of the book for front of class teaching and lesson planning. Also from later in the year, please look out for assignable and downloadable Student eTextbooks

The Shark Tank Billionaire - How Mark Cuban is Dominating the Sport of Business (Paperback): Ivan Fernandez The Shark Tank Billionaire - How Mark Cuban is Dominating the Sport of Business (Paperback)
Ivan Fernandez
R294 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R44 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hope and Christian Ethics (Hardcover): David Elliot Hope and Christian Ethics (Hardcover)
David Elliot
R2,161 R2,005 Discovery Miles 20 050 Save R156 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The theological virtue of hope has long been neglected in Christian ethics. However, as social, civic and global anxieties mount, the need to overcome despair has become urgent. This book proposes the theological virtue of hope as a promising source of rejuvenation. Theological hope sustains us from the sloth, presumption and despair that threaten amid injustice, tragedy and dying; it provides an ultimate meaning and transcendent purpose to our lives; and it rejoices and refreshes us 'on the way' with the prospect of eternal beatitude. Rather than degrading this life and world, hope ordains earthly goods to our eschatological end, forming us to pursue social justice with a resilience and vitality that transcend the cynicism and disillusionment so widespread at present. Drawing on Thomas Aquinas and virtue ethics, the book shows how the virtue of hope contributes to human happiness in this life and not just the next.

Great Political Theories V.2 - A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French... Great Political Theories V.2 - A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French Revolution to Modern Times (Paperback)
M. Curtis, Michael Curtis
R406 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This carefully selected compilation of the significant writings of the great political philosophers, scientists, and thinkers has long been an invaluable guide to the general reader as well as to the serious student of history, political science, and government. Such essential forces as Revolution, Idealism, and Nationalism are examined in detail and expounded by their leading exponents. Professor Curtis has written running commentary that places the extracts and their authors in the sequence of modern history.

My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Philosophy Paper 1 Epistemology and Moral Philosophy (Paperback): Dan Cardinal, Gerald Jones,... My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Philosophy Paper 1 Epistemology and Moral Philosophy (Paperback)
Dan Cardinal, Gerald Jones, Jeremy Hayward
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Target success in AQA A-level Philosophy with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that you can rely on to review, strengthen and test students' knowledge. With My Revision Notes, every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid

My Revision Notes: WJEC and Eduqas A level Religious Studies Religion and Ethics (Paperback): Clare Lloyd My Revision Notes: WJEC and Eduqas A level Religious Studies Religion and Ethics (Paperback)
Clare Lloyd
R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Target success in WJEC and WJEC Eduqas A-level Religious Studies with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that you can rely on to review, strengthen and test students' knowledge. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert advice and examples of typical mistakes to avoid

Anti-Pragmatism (Paperback): Albert Schinz Anti-Pragmatism (Paperback)
Albert Schinz
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Intellectual and Moral Problem of Goethe's Faust (Paperback): Alexander Wysard The Intellectual and Moral Problem of Goethe's Faust (Paperback)
Alexander Wysard
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties; Volume I (Hardcover): Francis Wayland George Lillie Craik The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties; Volume I (Hardcover)
Francis Wayland George Lillie Craik
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Under the Highest Leadership (Hardcover): John Douglas Adam Under the Highest Leadership (Hardcover)
John Douglas Adam
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Soul, Its Sorrows and Its Aspirations (Paperback): Francis William Newman The Soul, Its Sorrows and Its Aspirations (Paperback)
Francis William Newman
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Analogy of Religion (Paperback): Joseph Butler The Analogy of Religion (Paperback)
Joseph Butler
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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