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Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education

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How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already…
Gravity and Grace
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Simone Weil, the French philosopher, political activist, and religious mystic, was little known when she died young in 1943. Four years later the philosopher-farmer Gustave Thibon compiled La pesanteur et la grâce from the notebooks she left in his keeping.…
The Man Without Content
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|October 12, 1999

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In this book, one of Italy's most important and original contemporary philosophers considers the status of art in the modern era. He takes seriously Hegel's claim that art has exhausted its spiritual vocation, that it is no longer through art that Spirit…
Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche

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This major work by Laurence Lampert provides a new interpretation of modern philosophy by developing Nietzsche's view that genuine philosophers set out to determine the direction of culture through their ideas and that they conceal the radical nature of their…
Sound Figures
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Theodor Adorno is one of this century's most influential thinkers in the areas of social theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and music. Throughout the essays in this book, all of which concern musical matters, he displays an astonishing range of cultural reference,…
Categories. On Interpretation. Prior Analytics

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE , was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the…
Passage To Modernity: An Essay on the Hermeneutics of Nature and Culture

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Did modernity begin with the Renaissance and end with post-modernity? In this book a distinguished scholar challenges both these assumptions. Louis Dupré discusses the roots, development, and impact of modern thought, tracing the fundamental principles of…
Metaphysics, Volume II: Books 10-14. Oeconomica. Magna Moralia

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE , was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the…
Parts of Animals. Movement of Animals. Progression of Animals

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE , was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the…
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
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A superb classroom edition with a detailed introduction and extensive notes by Anthony Flew, author of Hume's Philosophy of Belief. This also includes Hume's autobiography, My Own Life; Hume's An abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature; the key passage Why a…
Sublime Poussin
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"Art history and art theory are inseparable. A history of art can be achieved only through the simultaneous construction of a theory of art." These words of the eminent scholar and critic Louis Marin suggest why he considered the paintings and the writings of…
Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics

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This volume is a comprehensive survey of contemporary thought on a wide range of issues and provides students with the basic background to current debates in metaphysics.