The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo s Dialogue

Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136010963
Format: PDF, ePub
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The publication in 1632 of Galileo’s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican marked a crucial moment in the ‘scientific revolution’ and helped Galileo become the ‘father of modern science’. The Dialogue contains Galileo’s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus’s hypothesis of the earth’s motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became known as ‘the greatest scandal in Christendom’. In The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue, Maurice A. Finocchiaro introduces and analyzes: the intellectual background and historical context of the Copernican controversy and Inquisition trial; the key arguments and critiques that Galileo presents on both sides of the ‘dialogue’; the Dialogue’s content and significance from three special points of view: science, methodology, and rhetoric; the enduring legacy of the Dialogue and the ongoing application of its approach to other areas. This is an essential introduction for all students of science, philosophy, history, and religion wanting a useful guide to Galileo’s great classic.

The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Gerard J Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136181245
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Written by one of the most important founding figures of Western philosophy, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics represents a critical point in the study of ethics which has influenced the direction of modern philosophy. The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics introduces the major themes in Aristotle’s great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Aristotle’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Aristotle’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence. With further reading included throughout, this text is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.

The Routledge Guidebook to Plato s Republic

Author: Nickolas Pappas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136205438
Format: PDF, ePub
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Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic introduces the major themes in Plato’s great book and acts as a companion for reading the work, examining: The context of Plato’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Plato’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence. With further reading included throughout, this text follows Plato’s original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.

The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations

Author: Marie McGinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136170693
Format: PDF
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Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations introduces and assesses: Wittgenstein's life The principal ideas of the Philosophical Investigations Some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work Wittgenstein's philosophical method and its connection with the form of the text. With further reading included throughout, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this masterpiece.

The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger s Being and Time

Author: Stephen Mulhall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136190864
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The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger’s Being and Time examines the work of one of the most controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Heidegger’s writings are notoriously difficult, requiring careful reading. This book analyses his first major publication, Being and Time, which to this day remains his most influential work. The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger’s Being and Time explores: The context of Heidegger’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Heidegger’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence. Following Heidegger’s original work closely, this guidebook examines the two central themes of scepticism and death. Mulhall skilfully examines the relationship between the book’s two parts, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.

The Routledge Guidebook to The New Testament

Author: Patrick Gray
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351804421
Format: PDF
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As part of the Christian canon of scripture, the New Testament is one of the most influential works in history. Its impact can be seen in many different fields, but without an awareness of the historical, cultural, social, and intellectual context of early Christianity, it can be difficult for modern-day readers to fully understand what the first-century authors were trying to say and how the first readers of the New Testament would have understood these ideas. The Routledge Guidebook to the New Testament offers an academic introduction to the New Testament examining: The social and historical context in which the New Testament was written The primary text, supporting students in close analysis from a range of consensus positions The contemporary reception and ongoing influence of the New Testament With further reading suggestions, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of religion and philosophy, and all those wishing to engage with this important work.

The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau s Civil Disobedience

Author: Bob Pepperman Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317576535
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreau’s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers how posthumous edits to Civil Disobedience have altered its intended meaning. It introduces the reader to: the context of Thoreau’s work and the background to his writing the significance of the references and allusions the contemporary reception of Thoreau’s essay the ongoing relevance of the work and a discussion of different perspectives on the work. Providing a detailed analysis which closely examines Thoreau’s original work, this is an essential introduction for students of politics, philosophy and history, and all those seeking a full appreciation of this classic work.

Ethik

Author: Baruch de Spinoza
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843036624
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Baruch de Spinoza: Ethik. In geometrischer Weise behandelt in fünf Teilen Ethica ordine geometrico demonstrata. In den Hauptteilen zwischen 1662 und 1665 entstanden und in den Jahren bis zu Spinozas Tod (1677) mehrfach überarbeitet. Erstausgabe in: Opera posthuma, Amsterdam 1677. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch J. L. Schmidt unter dem Titel »Baruch von Spinozas Sittenlehre«, Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig 1744. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Jakob Stern von 1888. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Spinoza: Ethik. Aus dem Lateinischen von Jakob Stern. Herausgegeben von Helmut Seidel, Leipzig: Philipp Reclam jun., 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Porträt des Philosophen Baruch de Spinoza, Ölgemälde um 1665, im Besitz der Gemäldesammlung der Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Weniger als nichts

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351873427X
Format: PDF
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Seit zwei Jahrhunderten operiert die westliche Philosophie im Schatten von Hegel. Es ist ein sehr langer Schatten, und jede neue Philosophengeneration ersinnt seither neue Wege, um aus ihm herauszutreten. Während die einen dies mittels neuer theoretischer Konzepte versuchen, überziehen die anderen sein Denken schlicht mit Hohn und Spott. Slavoj Žižek unternimmt in seinem monumentalen Buch erst gar nicht den Versuch, aus diesem Schatten herauszutreten, macht es sich aber auch keineswegs darin bequem. Seine Devise lautet nicht: Zurück zu Hegel! Sondern: Wir müssen hegelianischer sein als der Meister selbst, um wie er die Brüche und Verwerfungen in der Realität verstehen und kritisieren zu können. In dieser hyperhegelianischen Manier und mit gewohnt pointierten Abschweifungen in (fast) alle Bereiche von Philosophie, Kunst und Leben rettet Žižek Hegels radikal emanzipatorisches Projekt für unsere Zeit.