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When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, ...
The Lives of Michel Foucault
When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and novelists the world over. But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery.In The Lives of Michel Foucault written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucault's former lover David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucault's life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings. In this new edition, Foucault scholar Stuart Elden has contributed a new postface assessing the contribution of the biography in the light of more recent literature.
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34.11 USD

The Lives of Michel Foucault

by David Macey
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The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual life Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, emigrating alone to the United States. He was astonishingly prolific until his untimely ...
Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic
The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual life Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, emigrating alone to the United States. He was astonishingly prolific until his untimely death at age fifty-nine, writing some dozen major books, all marked by breathtaking erudition and a provocative essayistic style. He single-handedly rehabilitated Nietzsche's reputation after World War II and was enormously influential in introducing postwar American readers to existentialism. Until now, no book has examined his intellectual legacy. Stanley Corngold provides the first in-depth study of Kaufmann's thought, covering all his major works. He shows how Kaufmann speaks to many issues that concern us today, such as the good of philosophy, the effects of religion, the persistence of tragedy, and the crisis of the humanities in an age of technology. Few scholars in modern times can match Kaufmann's range of interests, from philosophy and literature to intellectual history and comparative religion, from psychology and photography to art and architecture. Corngold provides a heartfelt portrait of a man who, to an extraordinary extent, transfigured his personal experience in the pages of his books. This original study, both appreciative and critical, is the definitive intellectual life of one of the twentieth century's most engaging yet neglected thinkers. It will introduce Kaufmann to a new generation of readers and serves as a fitting tribute to a scholar's incomparable libido sciendi, or lust for knowledge.
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51.19 USD

Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic

by Stanley Corngold
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The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger John Berger was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of postwar Europe. As a novelist, he won the Booker Prize in 1972, donating half his prize money to the Black Panthers; as a TV presenter he ...
A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger
The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger John Berger was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of postwar Europe. As a novelist, he won the Booker Prize in 1972, donating half his prize money to the Black Panthers; as a TV presenter he changed the way we looked at art in Ways of Seeing; as a storyteller and political activist he defended the rights and dignity of workers, migrants and the oppressed around the world. In 1953 he wrote: 'Far from dragging politics into art, art has dragged me into politics.' He remained a revolutionary up to his death in January, 2017. In A Writer of Our Time, Joshua Sperling places Berger's life and works within the historical narrative of postwar Britain and beyond. The book also explores, through the work, the larger questions that vexed a generation: the purpose of art, the nature of creative freedom, the meaning of commitment. Drawing on extensive interviews, close readings and a wealth of archival sources only recently made available, the book brings the many different faces of John Berger together and shows him as one of the most vital, and brilliant, thinkers and storytellers of our time.
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34.12 USD

A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

by Joshua Sperling
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When Luis de Molina died in Madrid in 1600, he had every reason to believe he was about to be anathametized by Pope Clement VIII. The Protestant Reformation was splitting Europe, tribunals of the Inquisition met regularly in a dozen Spanish cities, and the Pope had launched a commission two ...
Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge
When Luis de Molina died in Madrid in 1600, he had every reason to believe he was about to be anathametized by Pope Clement VIII. The Protestant Reformation was splitting Europe, tribunals of the Inquisition met regularly in a dozen Spanish cities, and the Pope had launched a commission two years earlier to investigate Molina's writings. Molina was eventually vindicated, though the decision came seven years after his death. In the centuries that followed Molina was relegated to relatively minor status in the history of theology until a renaissance of interest in recent years. His doctrine of God's middle knowledge, in particular, has been appropriated by a number of current philosophers and theologians, with apologist William Lane Craig calling it one of the most fruitful theological ideas ever conceived. In Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge, author Kirk R. MacGregor outlines the main contours of Molina's subtle and far-reaching philosophical theology, covering his views on God's foreknowledge, salvation and predestination, poverty and obedience, and social justice. Drawing on writings of Molina never translated into English, MacGregor also provides insight into the experiences that shaped Molina, recounting the events of a life fully as dramatic as any of the Protestant Reformers. With implications for topics as wide-ranging as biblical inerrancy, creation and evolution, the relationship between Christianity and world religions, the problem of evil, and quantum indeterminacy, Molina's thought remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Most significantly, perhaps, it continues to offer the possibility of a rapprochement between Calvinism and Arminianism, a view of salvation that fully upholds both God's predestination and human free will. As the first full-length work ever published on Molina, Kirk MacGregor's Luis de Molina provides an accessible and insightful introduction for scholars, students, and armchair theologians alike.
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26.240000 USD

Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge

by Kirk R. MacGregor
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After his intellectual biography of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Miles Hollingworth now turns his attention to one of Augustine's greatest modern admirers: The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein's influence on post-war philosophical investigation has been pervasive, while his eccentric personal life has entered folklore. Yet his religious mysticism has remained ...
Ludwig Wittgenstein
After his intellectual biography of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Miles Hollingworth now turns his attention to one of Augustine's greatest modern admirers: The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein's influence on post-war philosophical investigation has been pervasive, while his eccentric personal life has entered folklore. Yet his religious mysticism has remained elusive and undisturbed. In Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hollingworth continues to pioneer a new kind of biographical writing. It stands at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and literary criticism, and is as much concerned with the secret agendas of life writing as it is with its subjects. Here, Wittgenstein is allowed to become the ultimate test case. From first to last, his philosophy sought to demonstrate that intellectual certainty is a function of the method it employs, rather than a knowledge of the existence or non-existence of its objectsa devastating insight that appears to make the natural and the supernatural into equally useless examples of each other. Scattered in every direction by this challenge to meaning, this biography attempts to retrieve itself around the spirit of the man who could say such things. This act of recovery thus performs what could not otherwise be explained, which is something like Wittgenstein's private conversation with God.
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39.23 USD

Ludwig Wittgenstein

by Miles Hollingworth
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Friedrich Nietzsche's work blasted the foundation of western thinking. The death of God, the UEbermensch, and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers. Nietzsche himself thought that all philosophy was autobiographical and in this myth-shattering book, Sue Prideaux ...
I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche's work blasted the foundation of western thinking. The death of God, the UEbermensch, and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers. Nietzsche himself thought that all philosophy was autobiographical and in this myth-shattering book, Sue Prideaux brings readers into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. From his placid, devoutly Christian upbringing, overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father, through his lonely philosophising on high mountains, to the horror and pathos of his final descent into madness, Prideaux explores Nietzsche's intellectual, emotional and spiritual life with insight and sensitivity. The book is studded with unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him, including Richard and Cosima Wagner, Lou Salome - the femme fatale who broke his heart - and his rabidly nationalist and anti-Semitic sister Elizabeth, who betrayed him by manipulating his texts and putting them to infinite misuse at the hands of the Nazis. Today, Nietzsche's ideas continue to be adopted by both the left and the right. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand the philosopher who foresaw - and sought solutions to - our own troubled times.
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42.66 USD

I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

by Sue Prideaux
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Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century - a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas - especially his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty and political despotism - have become ...
In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure
Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century - a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas - especially his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty and political despotism - have become even more prescient and vital today. But who was the man behind such influential views? In Search of Isaiah Berlin tells the compelling story of a decades-long collaboration between Berlin and his editor, Henry Hardy, who made it his vocation to bring Berlin's huge body of work into print. Hardy discovered that Berlin had written far more than people thought, much of it unpublished. As he describes his struggles with Berlin, who was almost on principle unwilling to have his work published, an intimate and revealing picture of the self-deprecating philosopher emerges. This is a unique portrait of a man who gave us a new way of thinking about the human predicament, and whose work had for most of his life remained largely out of view.
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34.12 USD

In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure

by Henry Hardy
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The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a natural potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter of nature, but requires that people be molded by a complex constellation of political ...
The Anxiety of Freedom: Imagination and Individuality in Locke's Political Thought
The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a natural potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter of nature, but requires that people be molded by a complex constellation of political and educational institutions. In this eloquent and provocative book, Uday Singh Mehta investigates in the major writings of John Locke the implications of this tension between individuals and the institutions that mold them. The process of molding, he demonstrates, involves an external conformity and an internal self-restraint that severely limit the scope of individuality. Mehta explores the centrality of the human imagination in Locke's thought, focusing on his obsession with the potential dangers of the cognitive realm. Underlying Locke's fears regarding the excesses of the imagination is a political anxiety concerning how to limit their potential effects. In light of Locke's views on education, Mehta concludes that the promise of liberation at the heart of liberalism is vitiated by its constraints on cognitive and political freedom.
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10.450000 USD

The Anxiety of Freedom: Imagination and Individuality in Locke's Political Thought

by Uday Singh Mehta
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The Astrological Autobiography of a Medieval Philosopher: Henry Bate's Nativitas (1280-81)
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115.500000 USD

The Astrological Autobiography of a Medieval Philosopher: Henry Bate's Nativitas (1280-81)

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Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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15.750000 USD

Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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In This World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning
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26.250000 USD

In This World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning

by Nicholas Wolterstorff
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Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy
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34.11 USD

Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy

by Roger Lipsey
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Lives of the Eminent Philosophers: by Diogenes Laertius
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52.490000 USD

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers: by Diogenes Laertius

by Diogenes Laertius
CD-Audio
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Lives of the Eminent Philosophers: by Diogenes Laertius
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83.990000 USD

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers: by Diogenes Laertius

by Diogenes Laertius
CD-Audio
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Spiritual Friendship: Rudolf Steiner and Christian Morgenstern
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22.17 USD

Spiritual Friendship: Rudolf Steiner and Christian Morgenstern

by Peter Selg
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Autobiography of Sunyogi
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18.900000 USD

Autobiography of Sunyogi

by Sunyogi Umasankar
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Enchiridion
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7.340000 USD

Enchiridion

by Epictetus
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Lives of the Eminent Philosophers
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21.790000 USD

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

by Diogenes Laertius
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Spinoza, His Life and Philosophy
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34.600000 USD

Spinoza, His Life and Philosophy

by Johannes Colerus, Frederick Pollock
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Spinoza, His Life and Philosophy
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52.450000 USD

Spinoza, His Life and Philosophy

by Johannes Colerus, Frederick Pollock
Hardback
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Spinoza, His Life and Philosophy
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52.450000 USD

Spinoza, His Life and Philosophy

by Johannes Colerus, Frederick Pollock
Hardback
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The Life of Sir Thomas More
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45.100000 USD

The Life of Sir Thomas More

by William Roper
Hardback
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The Life of Sir Thomas More
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28.300000 USD

The Life of Sir Thomas More

by William Roper
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Henri Bergson: The Philosophy of Change
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23.050000 USD

Henri Bergson: The Philosophy of Change

by Herbert Wildon Carr
Hardback
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Arthur Schopenhauer, His Life and His Philosophy
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16.750000 USD

Arthur Schopenhauer, His Life and His Philosophy

by Helen Zimmern
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The Life of Friedrich Nietzsche
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29.350000 USD

The Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

by Thomas Michael Kettle, Joseph M 1882-1959 Hone, Daniel Halevy
Hardback
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Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
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22.000000 USD

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

by Charles Babbage
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Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
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31.450000 USD

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

by Charles Babbage
Hardback
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The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers
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20.950000 USD

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

by Diogenes Laertius
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The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers
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31.450000 USD

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

by Diogenes Laertius
Hardback
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