Search results: Found 35

Listing 1 - 10 of 35 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by
Sovereignty in Ruins

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9780822363026 9780822373391 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100691
Subject: Philosophy
Added to DOAB on : 2017-03-31 11:02:56
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Featuring essays by some of the most prominent names in contemporary political and cultural theory, Sovereignty in Ruins presents a form of critique grounded in the conviction that political thought is itself an agent of crisis. Aiming to develop a political vocabulary capable of critiquing and transforming contemporary political frameworks, the contributors advance a politics of crisis that collapses the false dichotomies between sovereignty and governmentality and between critique and crisis. Their essays address a wide range of topics, such as the role history plays in the development of a politics of crisis; Arendt's controversial judgment of Adolf Eichmann; Strauss's and Badiou's readings of Plato's Laws; the acceptance of the unacceptable; the human and nonhuman; and flesh as a biopolitical category representative of the ongoing crisis of modernity.

Keywords

Philosophy

The Givenness of Desire

Author:
Book Series: Lonergan Studies ISBN: 9781487500313 9781487514709 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100134
Added to DOAB on : 2017-09-15 11:01:39
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book examines the human desire for God through the lens of Bernard Lonergan's 'concrete subjectivity.' With Lonergan as an integrating thread, the author engages a variety of thinkers, including Hans Urs von Balthazar, Jean-Luc Marion, Rene Girard, Lawrence Feingold, John Milbank, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Pope France, among others. The Givenness of Desire investigates our paradoxical desire for God that is rooted in in both the natural and supernatural.

Keywords

Philosophy

A Theory of Regret

Author:
ISBN: 9780822369363 9780822372394 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101000
Added to DOAB on : 2018-04-19 11:02:35
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In A THEORY OF REGRET Brian Price takes up regret as a useful political emotion and, surprisingly, as a way to understand bureaucracy. Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, and Heidegger, as well as examples from film, Price presents a philosophical reflection on the transformative qualities of regret insofar as it provides opportunities to re-evaluate our commitments and to recognize that we are judging ourselves and others differently. According to Price, the impersonality and indifference of bureaucracy is often seen as a structure to forestall regret; however, interacting with bureaucrats can be a pathway for thinking about how to redress past wrongs.

Keywords

Philosophy

The Roots of Respect

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9783110448139 9783110526288 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_630212 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100263
Added to DOAB on : 2017-06-03 11:01:34
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Despite the increasing concern for the issue of respect for persons displayed over the last decades by political philosophers, human-right thinkers, social and ethical theorists, a comprehensive treatment of the problem from a historical-philosophical perspective is conspicuously absent. The present collection of essays aims to contribute to the fulfillment of this gap by offering a reconstruction of the seminal passages in the history of philosophy which testify to the evolution of the idea of respect for persons and the rich array of conceptual specifications that such an idea acquires across the centuries.By analysis of pivotal texts of ancient and modern contemporary philosophy, the volume will try to offer an articulated account of respect which, starting from its primeval connection with the search for esteem and the pursuit of human excellence, gradually evolves towards the recognition of the political status of each citizen and culminates into a true politics of human rights.

Keywords

Philosophy --- Philosophy

Tang Junyi

Author:
Book Series: Modern Chinese Philosophy ISBN: 9789004330146 9789004330139 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627443 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100602
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-16 00:08:19
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Both inside and outside of China, there have been heated debates about Confucian democracy, Confucian values and ethics, and Confucian alternatives to Western models of modernization. In many respects, however, the discussions have reached an impasse: Whereas some observers tend to depict Confucianism as a panacea for all kinds of political and social ills in East Asian and Western societies, others consider it to be a mere vestige of the Chinese tradition which lacks any relevance for contemporary discourse. The present study proposes a way through this impasse based on a critical examination of the modern Confucian project developed by the exiled philosopher Tang Junyi (1909-1978). Tang’s comprehensive reinterpretation of Confucianism ranks among the most ambitious philosophical projects in modern Chinese history.

Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781474412094 9781474431194 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628139 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100133
Subject: Philosophy
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-27 11:01:31
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Like the ancient inquiries into the nature of things, contemporary continental realism and materialism, from Deleuze to the Speculative Realists, embraces a commitment to investigate beings, without subordinating it to analyses of language, consciousness, texts or the social.This pensée brute, traditionally known as metaphysics, dares to question the one and the many, the potential and the actual, the material and immaterial and the world itself. This apparent kinship is not merely thematic, since contemporary thinkers explicitly and repeatedly return to the texts and figures of the Greco-Roman world. In this volume, leading philosophers address these varied, volatile, and novel interactions and themselves contribute to reconceiving and redeploying the problems of ancient metaphysics. Alongside this are 2 original and previously unpublished translations of essays by Gilles Deleuze and Pierre Aubenque.

Augmented Reality

Author:
ISBN: 9783110497007 9783110497656 9783110495836 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628401 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100264
Added to DOAB on : 2017-05-05 11:01:48
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

There is at present no publication specifically dedicated to analyzing the philosophical implications of augmented reality. Applications cover diverse fields like psychopathology and education, implications concern issues as diverse as negative knowledge, group cognition, the internet of things, and ontological issues, among others. In this way, it is intended not only to generate answers, but also, to draw attention to new problems that arise with the diffusion of augmented reality. In order to contemplate these problems from diverse perspectives, the authors are from a variety of fields - philosophy, computer sciences, education, psychology, and many more. Accordingly, the volume offers varied and interesting contributions which are of interest to professionals from multiple disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings: When is Death?

Author:
Book Series: Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife ISBN: 9781137583277 9781137583284 Year: Pages: 167 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58328-4 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2017-11-23 16:11:07
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume provides a series of illuminating perspectives on the timings of death, through in-depth studies of Shakespearean tragedy, criminal execution, embalming practices, fears of premature burial, rumours of Adolf Hitler’s survival, and the legal concept of brain death. In doing so, it explores a number of questions, including: how do we know if someone is dead or not? What do people experience at the moment when they die? Is death simply a biological event that comes about in temporal stages of decomposition, or is it a social event defined through cultures, practices, and commemorations? In other words, when exactly is death? Taken together, these contributions explore how death emerges in a series of stages that are uncertain, paradoxical, and socially contested.

Mensch sein

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9783903122796 9783903122796 Year: Pages: 730 DOI: 10.15203/3122-79-6 Language: English|German
Publisher: innsbruck university press
Subject: Anthropology --- Philosophy
Added to DOAB on : 2018-07-14 11:01:02

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The question of what it means and implies to be human is fundamental to both philosophy and society. At the same time, she runs the risk of being answered with phrases. Even today, various questions about humanity are posed: Can humanity be delimited biologically or in its ways of life from other species or artificial creatures? How do people differ from people? Are language ability or free will essential features of being human? These and other questions were discussed intensively during the 10th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy. This anthology presents a selection of contributions.&#xD;

Keywords

Philosophy --- Humanity --- Philosophie --- Humanität

Philosophy for Militants

Author:
ISBN: 9780998531823 Year: Pages: 80 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0168.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
Added to DOAB on : 2019-06-12 09:24:34
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

“No longer imminent, the End is immanent.” “Ends are ends,” Frank Kermode goes on to clarify, “only when they are not negative but frankly transfigure the events in which they were immanent.” From its imminence to its immanence, not “negative,” “no longer,” but transformative, how is “the End” in turn “transfigured”? In what may ending be said then to consist? To “the end times” of apocalypse and eschatology Giorgio Agamben, following Gianni Carchia, opposes messianism and “messianic time”—to the end of time, in a formula, the time of the end. To the writings of those for whom to philosophize is to learn how to die—from Plato to Montaigne and beyond—one may oppose, in like manner, the writings of Spinoza, who “thinks of death least of all things”—“for nature is Messianic by reason of its eternal and total passing away,” as Benjamin writes—and so in whose pages “wisdom,” transfigured, “is a meditation on life.”

Listing 1 - 10 of 35 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by