Author: Annette Vowinckel
ISBN: 3159601161
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Der Band stellt die deutsch-amerikanische Philosophin vor, deren Untersuchungen über den Zusammenhang von Totalitarismus und Antisemitismus und die drei Kategorien menschlicher Aktivität "Arbeit", "Herstellen" und "Handeln" sie als eine der bedeutendsten gesellschafts- und politikwissenschaftlichen Theoretikerinnen etablierten. Annette Vowinckel ist Habilitandin am Kulturwissenschaftlichen Seminar der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Text aus der Reihe "Grundwissen Philosophie" mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101007167
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

Kleine Eulen zieht es nach Athen ber das Philosophieren mit Grundschulkindern

Author: Anne Goebels
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3847411721
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Wie entwickeln sich philosophische Gedanken bei Kindern? Wie kann Philosophieunterricht in der Grundschule aussehen? Auf der Basis kontinuierlicher Unterrichtspraxis entwickelt die Autorin in dieser qualitativ-empirischen Arbeit ein Konzept für die Gestaltung von Philosophieunterricht in der Primarstufe – eine Arbeit aus der Praxis für die Praxis. Durch zunehmende religiöse Heterogenität sowie Areligiosität ergibt sich in den Grundschulen ein bildungspolitisches Problem: Der konfessionelle Religionsunterricht erreicht zahlreiche Schülerinnen und Schüler nicht. Einen Alternativ- oder Ersatzfachunterricht gibt es nicht in allen Bundesländern. Auch in Nordrhein-Westfalen gibt es ein solches Unterrichtsangebot bislang nicht. Hier nimmt die Arbeit der Autorin ihren pragmatischen Ausgangspunkt. Sie geht der Frage nach, ob es sinnvoll ist, bereits für die Primarstufe ein philosophisches Unterrichtsfach einzurichten. Zur Untersuchung dieser Frage werden theoretische Grundlagen erörtert, aber auch die konkrete Unterrichtspraxis wird differenziert in den Blick genommen.

The Imperative of Responsibility

Author: Hans Jonas
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226405971
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Discusses the ethical implications of modern technology and examines the responsibility of humanity for the fate of the world

Dimensions of Practical Necessity

Author: Katharina Bauer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319523988
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This collection of essays provides the first systematic investigation of practical necessity and offers novel perspectives on this intriguing phenomenon. While debates on necessity often take place in the realm of metaphysics, there is a form of necessity that is pertinent to practical philosophy. “Here I stand. I can do no other,” a phrase habitually attributed to Martin Luther, is often interpreted as revealing underlying normative reasons that exhibit a special kind of necessitating force, experienced as an inescapable constraint by the agent. However, one of the features that make this phenomenon so fascinating is that this constraint is often deciphered as stemming from a form of necessitation that articulates the agent’s autonomy or practical identity. Luther’s saying serves as a leitmotif for an exploration of different claims and challenges related to practical necessity. As the complex philosophical investigations are based on familiar, everyday experiences the book is accessible to any academic readership.

The Courtesan

Author: Alexandra Curry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698405277
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A timeless novel of one woman who bridged two worlds in a tumultuous era of East meets West The Courtesan is an astonishing tale inspired by the real life of a woman who lived and loved in the extraordinary twilight decades of the Qing dynasty. To this day, Sai Jinhua is a legend in her native land of China, and this is her story, told the way it might have been. The year is 1881. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left an orphan, alone and unprotected after her mandarin father’s summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. For seven silver coins, she is sold to a brothel-keeper and subjected to the worst of human nature. Will the private ritual that is her father’s legacy and the wise friendship of the crippled brothel maid be enough to sustain her? When an elegant but troubled scholar takes Jinhua as his concubine, she enters the close world of his jealous first wife. Yet it is Jinhua who accompanies him--as Emissary to the foreign devil nations of Prussia, Austro-Hungary, and Russia--on an exotic journey to Vienna. As he struggles to play his part in China's early, blundering diplomatic engagement with the western world, Jinhua’s eyes and heart are opened to the irresistible possibilities of a place that is mesmerizing and strange, where she will struggle against the constraints of tradition and her husband’s authority and seek to find “Great Love.” Sai Jinhua is an altered woman when she returns to a changed and changing China, where a dangerous clash of cultures pits East against West. The moment arrives when Jinhua’s western sympathies will threaten not only her own survival, but the survival of those who are most dear to her. A book that shines a small light on the large history of China’s relationship with the West, The Courtesan is a novel that distills, with the economy of a poem, a woman’s journey of untold miles to discern what is real and abiding.

Human Rights and Human Nature

Author: Marion Albers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401786720
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This book explores both the possibilities and limits of arguments from human nature in the context of human rights. Can the concept of human nature provide a basis for understanding fundamental rights? Is it plausible to justify the claim to universal validity of human rights by reference to human nature? Or does the idea of human rights in its modern, post-1945 manifestation go, in essence, beyond human nature? The essays in this volume introduce naturalistic positions and their concomitant critiques. They address the role that human nature both actually does and potentially may play in forming a foundation for and acting as an exemplification of fundamental rights. Beyond that, they give attention to the challenges caused by Life Sciences. Human nature itself is subject to transformation and transgression in an unprecedented manner. The essays reflect on issues such as reproduction, species manipulation, corporeal autonomy and enhancement. Contributors are jurists, philosophers and political scientists from Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Poland and Japan.

Political Practices and International Order

Author: Stefan Heuser
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 382580920X
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International order is one of the most challenging issues in political ethics today, and its place within the multifaceted fleld of politics is frequently debated. The diverse phenomena resulting from 'globalisation' - particularly in the wake of the end of the so-called Cold War - urge us to think about our 'world' in terms of a single political entity. Besides the existing international institutions, however, it is still open to question what this entity should be and what concrete political practices should correspond to it. In the essays collected in this book, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, theologians and policy advisors explore how political practices can be institutionally localised without necessarily becoming incorporated into structures of governance. Political ethics, as presented in this book, seeks to address the particular practices of power, justice, and peace of citizens themselves, and to assess their relevance for the shaping of international insti