What Nietzsche Really Said

Author: Robert C. Solomon
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0805210946
Format: PDF
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Publisher Fact Sheet A lucid overview of one of the most talked about philosophers of our time, skillfully written with sophistication, wit, & the desire to simultaneously educate & entertain.

The Seduction of Unreason

Author: Richard Wolin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400825967
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Fifteen years ago, revelations about the political misdeeds of Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man sent shock waves throughout European and North American intellectual circles. Ever since, postmodernism has been haunted by the specter of a compromised past. In this intellectual genealogy of the postmodern spirit, Richard Wolin shows that postmodernism's infatuation with fascism has been widespread and not incidental. He calls into question postmodernism's claim to have inherited the mantle of the left--and suggests that postmodern thought has long been smitten with the opposite end of the political spectrum. In probing chapters on C. G. Jung, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Georges Bataille, and Maurice Blanchot, Wolin discovers an unsettling commonality: during the 1930s, these thinkers leaned to the right and were tainted by a proverbial "fascination with fascism." Frustrated by democracy's shortcomings, they were seduced by fascism's grandiose promises of political regeneration. The dictatorships in Italy and Germany promised redemption from the uncertainties of political liberalism. But, from the beginning, there could be no doubting their brutal methods of racism, violence, and imperial conquest. Postmodernism's origins among the profascist literati of the 1930s reveal a dark political patrimony. The unspoken affinities between Counter-Enlightenment and postmodernism constitute the guiding thread of Wolin's suggestive narrative. In their mutual hostility toward reason and democracy, postmodernists and the advocates of Counter-Enlightenment betray a telltale strategic alliance--they cohabit the fraught terrain where far left and far right intersect. Those who take Wolin's conclusions to heart will never view the history of modern thought in quite the same way.

The Embrace of Unreason

Author: Frederick Brown
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307595153
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Exploring the chaotic forces unleashed by the Dreyfus Affair, an acclaimed biographer and cultural historian recounts Europe's—and France's—darkest modern years following the horror of World War I, which resulted in the country's era of militant authoritarianism. 25,000 first printing.

Nietzsche Daybreak

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521599634
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A new edition of this important work of Nietzsche's 'mature' philosophy.

Nietzsche s Philosophy of Education

Author: Mark E. Jonas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351003488
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Education makes the case that Nietzsche’s ?philosophy has ?significant import for the theory and contemporary practice of education, arguing that ?some of ?Nietzsche?'s most important ?ideas ?have been misunderstood by ?previous ?interpreters. ?In ?providing novel reinterpretations of ?Nietzsche's ?ethical theory, political? philosophy? and philosophical anthropology ?and outlining concrete ways in which ?these ideas can enrich teaching and learning in modern democratic schools, the book sets itself apart? from previous works on Nietzsche?. This is one of the first ?extended engagements with Nietzsche’s philosophy ?which attempts to determine his true legacy for democratic education. ?In its engagement with both the vast secondary literature on Nietzsche's philosophy and the educational implications of his philosophical vision, this book makes a unique contribution to both the philosophy of education and Nietzsche scholarship. In addition, its ?development of four concrete pedagogi?cal approaches from Nietzsche's educational ideas ?makes the book a potentially helpful guide to meeting the practical challenges of ?contemporary teaching. This book will be of great interest to Nietzsche scholars, researchers in the philosophy of education and???students studying educational foundations.

Foot Soldier of the Constitution A Memoir Parody

Author: Teesta Cheatalvad
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365700038
Format: PDF
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This is an unparalleled love story between Mr. Kanha Kumar (the best orator, best PhD student, best political leader, bestselling author in India) and Dr. Teesta Cheatalvad (the best doctor, best journalist and most promising author in India). Love started in PANU Campus Hostel room. Love flourished in the demonetization bank queues. Would they be able to break the barrier of religion, politics and “cash crunch” and live happily ever after?

Believing Bullshit

Author: Stephen Law
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616144122
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This book identifies eight key mechanisms that can transform a set of ideas into a psychological flytrap. The author suggests that, like the black holes of outer space, from which nothing, not even light, can escape, our contemporary cultural landscape contains numerous intellectual black-holes—belief systems constructed in such a way that unwary passers-by can similarly find themselves drawn in. While such self-sealing bubbles of belief will most easily trap the gullible or poorly educated, even the most intelligent and educated of us are potentially vulnerable. Some of the world’s greatest thinkers have fallen in, never to escape. This witty, insightful critique will help immunize readers against the wiles of cultists, religious and political zealots, conspiracy theorists, promoters of flaky alternative medicines, and various other nutcases by clearly setting out the tricks of the trade by which such insidious belief systems are created and maintained. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Twilight of the Idols

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN: 8892590251
Format: PDF
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Twilight of the Idols was written in just over a week, between 26 August and 3 September 1888, while Nietzsche was on holiday in Sils Maria. As Nietzsche's fame and popularity was spreading both inside and outside Germany, he felt that he needed a text that would serve as a short introduction to his work. Originally titled A Psychologist's Idleness, it was renamed Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer. The former title, Götzen-Dämmerung in German, is a pun on the title of Richard Wagner's opera, Götterdämmerung, or 'Twilight of the Gods'. Götze is a German word for "idol" or "false god". Walter Kaufmann has suggested that in his use of the word Nietzsche might be indebted to Francis Bacon.

Reading Nietzsche

Author: Robert C. Solomon
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195066739
Format: PDF
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Addressing the issue of how to read Nietzsche, this book presents an accessible series of essays for students and general readers on Nietzsche's individual works, written by such distinguished Nietzsche scholars as Frithjof Bergmann, Arthur Danto, Bernd Magnus, Christopher Middleton, Eric Blondel, Lars Gustaffson, Alexander Nehamas, Richard Schacht, Gary Shapiro, Hugh Silverman, and Ivan Soll. Among the works discussed are On the Genealogy of Morals, Beyond Good and Evil, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of the Idols and The Will to Power.

What Is Philosophy

Author: Gilles Deleuze
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530668
Format: PDF
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Called by many France's foremost philosopher, Gilles Deleuze is one of the leading thinkers in the Western World. His acclaimed works and celebrated collaborations with Félix Guattari have established him as a seminal figure in the fields of literary criticism and philosophy. The long-awaited publication of What Is Philosophy? in English marks the culmination of Deleuze's career. Deleuze and Guattari differentiate between philosophy, science, and the arts, seeing as means of confronting chaos, and challenge the common view that philosophy is an extension of logic. The authors also discuss the similarities and distinctions between creative and philosophical writing. Fresh anecdotes from the history of philosophy illuminate the book, along with engaging discussions of composers, painters, writers, and architects. A milestone in Deleuze's collaboration with Guattari, What Is Philosophy? brings a new perspective to Deleuze's studies of cinema, painting, and music, while setting a brilliant capstone upon his work.