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Mirror of Minds

Psychological Beliefs in English Poetry

by Geoffrey Bullough
Language: English
Release Date: December 15, 1962

The aim of the author, who has long been interested in the history of ideas, has been to give some illustrations of the ways in which at various periods English poetry has reflected current views of the human mind, with special reference to such topics as its place in the cosmos, its relations with...
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Images of History

Kant, Benjamin, Freedom, and the Human Subject

by Richard Eldridge
Language: English
Release Date: June 1, 2016

Developing work in the theories of action and explanation, Eldridge argues that moral and political philosophers require accounts of what is historically possible, while historians require rough philosophical understandings of ideals that merit reasonable endorsement. Both Immanuel Kant and Walter...
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Early Postmodernism

Foundational Essays

Language: English
Release Date: August 1, 2012

In the decade that followed 1972, the journal boundary 2 consistently published many of the most distinguished and most influential statements of an emerging literary postmodernism. Recognizing postmodernism as a dominant force in culture, particularly in the literary and narrative imagination, the...
Cover of History and Anti-History in Philosophy
Language: English
Release Date: July 5, 2017

History and Anti-History in Philosophy demonstrates the viability of the idea of the unity of philosophic thinking and the reflective practice of the history of philosophy. It is a concise in-depth history of the deconstructive turn in philosophy, and of the styles of historical and interpretive contextualization...
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by Voltaire, Thomas Kiernan
Language: English
Release Date: September 8, 2015

Have you ever wondered how different worldviews have shaped history? How dominant religious or political groups have changed the way past events have been interpreted, written, and recorded? Voltaire, the greatest philosophical mind to come out of the Enlightenment, has tackled these very questions...
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History and Freedom

Lectures 1964-1965

by Theodor W. Adorno
Language: English
Release Date: November 5, 2014

Despite all of humanity's failures, futile efforts and wrong turnings in the past, Adorno did not let himself be persuaded that we are doomed to suffer a bleak future for ever. One of the factors that prevented him from identifying a definitive plan for the future course of history was his feelings...
Cover of Musical Encounters with Deleuze and Guattari
Language: English
Release Date: January 12, 2017

This is the first volume to mobilize encounters between the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and the rich developments in cultural studies of music and sound. The book takes seriously the intellectual and political challenge that the process philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari poses for previous...
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by Miranda Anderson
Language: English
Release Date: July 8, 2015

The Renaissance Extended Mind explores the parallels and contrasts between current philosophical notions of the mind as extended across brain, body and world, and analogous notions in literary, philosophical, and scientific texts circulating between the fifteenth century and early-seventeenth century.
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The Hedgehog and the Fox

An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History - Second Edition

by Isaiah Berlin
Language: English
Release Date: June 2, 2013

"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War...
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by Baby Professor
Language: English
Release Date: February 15, 2017

Before a great discovery, the Renaissance scientists had to endure long days of working in sometimes unhygienic places. You need to know these gross facts in order to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the work these early scientists did for the sake of knowledge. Are you ready to read the dirty truth? Then open this book today!
Cover of Florence, Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History
by Baby Professor
Language: English
Release Date: February 15, 2017

The renaissance period is long gone but its influence can still be felt up until the present times. Reading the contents of this book, your child will understand more about the period and why Florence, Italy seems to be the hub of the most powerful people during this era. Be prepared for some mind-blowing questions only your child can think of. Get a copy today!
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Everyday Examples

An Introduction to Philosophy

by Professor David Cunning
Language: English
Release Date: January 29, 2015

"Free will: mental energy that poofs into existence from scratch?" In pairing key ideas from the history of philosophy with examples from everyday life and culture, David Cunning produces a clear, incisive and engaging introduction to philosophy. Everyday Examples explores historical...
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by László F. Földényi (Foldenyi)
Language: English
Release Date: April 26, 2016

Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer László Földényi as “one of the most brilliant essayists of our time.”  Földényi’s extraordinary Melancholy, with its profusion of literary, ecclesiastical, artistic, and historical insights, gives proof to such praise. His book, part history of...
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The Rebuke of History

The Southern Agrarians and American Conservative Thought

by Paul V. Murphy
Language: English
Release Date: January 14, 2003

In 1930, a group of southern intellectuals led by John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Donald Davidson, and Robert Penn Warren published I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition. A stark attack on industrial capitalism and a defiant celebration of southern culture, the book has raised the...
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