F C S Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism

Author: Mark J. Porrovecchio
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739165887
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1864–1937) was the foremost first generation British pragmatist; he is also the most overlooked pragmatist. F. C. S. Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism: The Rhetoric of a Philosophical Rebel, by Mark J. Porrovecchio, provides the first comprehensive examination of his philosophical career, examining the rhetorical practices that gave rise to his pragmatic humanism and the ways those strategies led to his erasure from the intellectual history of pragmatism.

Other Logics

Author: Admir Skodo
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004270183
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Other Logics: Alternatives to Formal Logic in the History of Thought and Contemporary Philosophy, edited by Admir Skodo, an array of historical and philosophical chapters decenter the idea of formal logic as the most accurate, timeless, and abstract description of all thought and reasoning.

Crepuscular Dawn

Author: Paul Virilio
Publisher: Semiotext
Format: PDF
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The "genetic bomb" marks a turn in the history of humanity.

The Scientific Outlook

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351540637
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'A scientific opinion is one which there is some reason to believe is true; an unscientific opinion is one which is held for some reason other than its probable truth.' - Bertrand Russell One of Russell's most important books, this early classic on science illuminates his thinking on the promise and threat of scientific progress. Russell considers three questions fundamental to an understanding of science: the nature and scope of scientific knowledge, the increased power over nature that science affords, and the changes in the lives of human beings that result from new forms of science. With customary wit and clarity, Russell offers brilliant discussions of many major scientific figures, including Aristotle, Galileo, Newton and Darwin. With a new introduciton by David Papineau, King's College, London.

Ontologized Ethics

Author: Elvis Imafidon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739185047
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Ontologized Ethics is a collection of essays in meta-ethics with an emphasis on philosophical discourse in the African context. It focuses primarily on the extent to which metaphysical beliefs may or may not justify moral beliefs, thereby revisiting the issue of the ‘is-ought’ relationship.

First and Last Things

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984142856
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In this collection of insightful essays, science fiction master H. G. Wells sets forth his views on life, ethics, religion, and a host of other moral, ethical and metaphysical matters. First and Last Things offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind and manner of thinking of a groundbreaking creative genius.

Kantian Antitheodicy

Author: Sami Pihlström
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319408836
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This book defends antitheodicism, arguing that theodicies, seeking to excuse God for evil and suffering in the world, fail to ethically acknowledge the victims of suffering. The authors argue for this view using literary and philosophical resources, commencing with Immanuel Kant’s 1791 “Theodicy Essay” and its reading of the Book of Job. Three important twentieth century antitheodicist positions are explored, including “Jewish” post-Holocaust ethical antitheodicism, Wittgensteinian antitheodicism exemplified by D.Z. Phillips and pragmatist antitheodicism defended by William James. The authors argue that these approaches to evil and suffering are fundamentally Kantian. Literary works such as Franz Kafka’s The Trial, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, are examined in order to crucially advance the philosophical case for antitheodicism.