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Philosophy in a Meaningless Life

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ISBN: 9781474247702 9781350017511 9781474247672 9781474247689 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101120
Subject: Philosophy
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Provides an account of the nature of philosophy which is rooted in the question of the meaning of life. It makes a powerful and vivid case for believing that this question is neither obscure nor obsolete, but reflects a quintessentially human concern to which other traditional philosophical problems can be readily related; allowing them to be reconnected with natural interest, and providing a diagnosis of the typical lines of opposition across philosophy's debates. James Tartaglia looks at the various ways philosophers have tried to avoid the conclusion that life is meaningless, and in the process have distanced philosophy from the concept of transcendence.

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Emotion, Reason and Action in Kant

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ISBN: 9781350078369 9781350078376 9781350078383 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102499
Subject: Philosophy
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This book explores how, in Kant’s world view, our actions are informed, contextualized and dependent on the tension between emotion and reason. Arguing that affects and passions are illnesses of the mind, because both hinder the sovereignty of reason, Borges demonstrates Kant’s recognition of the malleability of reason. To this end, the book explores the full range of negative and positive emotions in Kant’s work, including self-control, compassion, sympathy, as well as anger. Kant’s argument on the gendered nature of emotion, that women’s innate morality disciplined men’s tendency to behave in immoral ways, is also discussed. Finally, Borges shows how Kant’s theory of emotion includes both physiological and cognitive aspects.

Emotion, Reason and Action in Kant is an important new contribution to Kant Studies, suitable for students of Kant, ethics, and moral psychology.

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Philosophy --- Philosophy --- Immanuel Kant --- Emotion --- Reason

War and Peace in the Western Political Imagination

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ISBN: 9781474258708 9781474258722 9781474258715 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102558
Subject: History
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The study of war in all periods of prehistory and recorded history has always commanded the attention of historians, dramatists, poets and artists. The study of peace has, however, not yet gained a comparable readership, and the subject is attracting an increasing amount of scholarly research.This volume presents the first work of academic research to tackle this imbalance head on. It looks at war and peace through the ages, from the Classical world through to the 18th century. It considers the nature and advocacy of war and peace both from an historical perspective but also a philosophical one, particularly looking at how universal peace, which began as a personal philosophy, became over the centuries a political philosophy that underpins much of modern society’s attitudes towards warfare and militarism.

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