Introducing Continental Philosophy

Author: Christopher Kul-Want
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317751
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What makes philosophy on the continent of Europe so different and exciting? And why does it have such a reputation for being 'difficult'? Continental philosophy was initiated amid the revolutionary ferment of the 18th century, philosophers such as Kant and Hegel confronting the extremism of the time with theories that challenged the very formation of individual and social consciousness. Covering the great philosophers of the modern and postmodern eras – from Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida and Deleuze right to up Agamben and Žižek – and philosophical movements from German idealism to deconstruction and feminism – Christopher Kul-Want and Piero brilliantly elucidate some of the most thrilling and powerful ideas ever to have been discussed.

Introducing Derrida

Author: Jeff Collins
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848318871
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Brilliant illustrated guide to the best-known and most controversial continental philosopher of the latter 20th century. Jacques Derrida is the most famous philosopher of the late 20th century. Yet Derrida has undermined the rules of philosophy, rejected its methods, broken its procedures and contaminated it with literary styles of writing. Derrida's philosophy is a puzzling array of oblique, deviant and yet rigorous tactics for destabilizing texts, meanings and identities. 'Deconstruction', as these strategies have been called, is reviled and celebrated in equal measure. Introducing Derrida introduces and explains his work, taking us on an intellectual adventure that disturbs some of our most comfortable habits of thought.

Introducing Philosophy

Author: Dave Robinson
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317581
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Philosophers have always enjoyed asking awkward and provocative questions, such as: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we do? Can we prove that God exists? Can we be certain about anything at all? What is truth? Does language provide us with a true picture of the world? How should we behave towards each other? Do computers think? "Introducing Philosophy" is a comprehensive graphic guide to the thinking of all the significant philosophers of the Western world from Heraclitus to Derrida. It examines and explains their key arguments and ideas without being obscure or solemn. Lively and accessible, it is the perfect introduction to philosophers and philosophical ideas for anyone coming to the subject for the first time.

Key Terms in Literary Theory

Author: Mary Klages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144111453X
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Students of literature, film and cultural studies need to understand key theoretical terms and concepts but often find it hard to get to grips with exactly what they mean. This book provides precise definitions of terms and concepts in literary theory, along with explanations of the major movements and figures in literary and cultural theory and an extensive bibliography. It is designed for the student who needs to know what a particular term means, how it is used, and where it comes from, and enables them to apply the terms and concepts to their own investigations. The three part structure provides clear definitions of key terms and ideas, introductions to major figures including biographical and historical overviews and an annotated guide to important works. This invaluable resource provides readers with an easily accessible and comprehensive reference guide to literary and cultural theory.

Ethik

Author: Dave Robinson
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ISBN: 9783935254243
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Introducing Genetics

Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317816
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"Introducing Genetics" takes readers on a journey through this new science to the discovery of DNA and the heart of the human gene map. In everyday life, many of us increasingly have to make moral decisions where genetics plays a part. This book gives us the information to do so.

50 Schl sselideen der Menschheit

Author: Ben Dupré
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3827429080
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50 Schlüsselideen der Menschheit ist der perfekte Führer zu den wichtigsten Gedanken und Konzepten, die Menschen im Laufe der Jahrhunderte entwickelt haben. In fünfzig leicht verständlichen Essays führt uns Ben Dupré an die einflussreichsten Konzepte und Ideen in Politik, Philosophie, Religion, Wirtschaft, Naturwissenschaft und Kunst heran. Einige davon erscheinen unanfechtbar, andere hochkomplex, wieder andere mysteriös oder nachgerade gefährlich und verachtenswert. Allen gemeinsam ist, dass sie in der Geschichte der Menschheit eine bedeutsame Rolle gespielt und die menschliche Kultur tief geprägt haben.