Contemporary Debates in Epistemology Ernest Sosa Fully updated with new topics covering the latest developments and debates, the second edition of this highly influential text retains its unique combination of accessibility and originality. Second edition of a highly influential text that has already become a standard in the field, for students and professional researchers alike, due to its impressive line-up of contributors, and its unique combination of accessibility and originality Twenty-six essays in total, covering 13 essential topics Features five new topics that bring readers up to speed on some of the latest developments in the field, and give them a glimpse of where it's headed: Should knowledge come first? Do practical matters affect whether you know? Is virtuous motivation essential to knowing? Can knowledge be lucky? Can evidence be permissive? Substantially updates two other debates: Is there immediate justification? Can belief be justified through coherence alone?
Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy Christman John This collection of 24 essays, written by eminent philosophers and political theorists, brings together fresh debates on some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights, equality, constitutionalism, the value of democracy, identity and political neutrality. Presents fresh debates on six of the fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, invites the reader to participate in the exchange of arguments and paves the way for further discussion Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in political philosophy, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers Offers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate
Confrontation. A Conversation with Aude Lancelin Badiou Alain Everything in their respective positions divides them: Alain Badiou is the thinker of a revitalized communism and Alain Finkielkraut the mournful observer of the loss of values. The two opponents, gathered here for their first-ever debate, have irreconcilable visions. Yet neither is a stranger to controversy, and in this debate they make explicit the grounds of their personal dispute as well as addressing, in a frank and open exchange, their ideas and theories. Guided by Aude Lancelin, the two philosophers discuss subjects as diverse as national identity, Israel and Judaism, May 1968, and renewed popularity of the idea of communism. Their passionate debate is more than just the sum total of their disagreements, however, for neither of them is satisfied with the state of our society or the direction in which its political representatives persist in taking it. They agree that there needs to be change and their confrontation in this volume shows the importance of asking difficult questions, not only of each other, but also of our political systems.
Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy Stephen Angle C. Confucian political philosophy has recently emerged as a vibrant area of thought both in China and around the globe. This book provides an accessible introduction to the main perspectives and topics being debated today, and shows why Progressive Confucianism is a particularly promising approach. Students of political theory or contemporary politics will learn that far from being confined to a museum, contemporary Confucianism is both responding to current challenges and offering insights from which we can all learn. The Progressive Confucianism defended here takes key ideas of the twentieth-century Confucian philosopher Mou Zongsan (1909-1995) as its point of departure for exploring issues like political authority and legitimacy, the rule of law, human rights, civility, and social justice. The result is anti-authoritarian without abandoning the ideas of virtue and harmony; it preserves the key values Confucians find in ritual and hierarchy without giving in to oppression or domination. A central goal of the book is to present Progressive Confucianism in such a way as to make its insights manifest to non-Confucians, be they philosophers or simply citizens interested in the potential contributions of Chinese thinking to our emerging, shared world.
Critical Thinking and Learning Mark Mason By introducing current debates in the field of critical thinking and posing new questions from contributing scholars, Critical Thinking and Learning examines the received wisdom in the field of critical thinking and learning. Examines the different perspectives in the field of critical thinking and learning Provides insights into critical thinking by posing new questions from contributing authors Introduces cross-cultural viewpoints into the dominant 'western'-based educational viewpoint Highlights differences among a variety of thinkers in the field
Critical Pedagogy and Race Zeus Leonardo Critical Pedagogy and Race argues that a rigorous engagement with race is a priority for educators concerned with equality in schools and in society. A landmark collection arguing that engaging with race at both conceptual and practical levels is a priority for educators. Builds a stronger engagement of race-based analysis in the field of critical pedagogy. Brings together a melange of theories on race, such as Afro-centric, Latino-based, and postcolonial perspectives. Includes historical studies, and social justice ideas on activism in education. Questions popular concepts, such as white privilege, color-blind perspectives, and race-neutral pedagogies.
Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone. A Philosophical Tour de Force Fritz Allhoff Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling – Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.
Cова Минервы вылетает в сумерки. Избранные философские тексты ХХI века Владимир Кутырёв Подводятся итоги 40-летней философской работы Владимира Кутырёва. В книге опубликованы обзор его текстов конца ХХ и избранные статьи XXI века по проблемам сохранения жизненного мира людей от подавления стихийной экспансией Hi-технологий и искусственной реальностью.
Рассматривается превращение философии Просвещения в идеологию постчеловеческого мира. Теоретическим фундаментом отрицания человека стало «забвение Бытия» вплоть до признания в качестве Абсолюта «Ничто». В эсхатологическом повороте к небытию отразилось открытие наукой завернутого в скатерть-самобранку ящика Пандоры с микро- и мега-размерами, виртуализмом, искусственным интеллектом и нигитологией света. Неспособность людей управлять прогрессом технологий – роковая причина деградации жизни и природы.
В. А. Кутырев – антропоконсерватор. Развиваемая им философия Сопротивления самоапокалипсису опирается на онтологию предметности, археоавангардный реализм и феноменологический субстанциализм. Все его тексты пронизаны пафосом защиты человека. В данном с(из)борнике – на дальних метафизических подступах. Веруя в коэволюцию возможных миров, он отстаивает их «нашу реализацию». Книга написана понятийно точно (профессионально), и в тоже время образно (одушевленная). Преподавателям, аспирантам, магистрам философии, всем, кто не утратил потребность в осмысленном существовании.
Danto and His Critics Mark Rollins Updated and revised, the Second Edition of Danto and His Critics presents a series of essays by leading Danto scholars who offer their critical assessment of the influential works and ideas of Arthur C. Danto, the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University and long-time art critic for The Nation. Reflects Danto's revisions in his theory of art, reworking his views in ways that have not been systematically addressed elsewhere Features essays that critically assess the changes in Danto's thoughts and locate Danto's revised theory in the larger context of his work and of aesthetics generally Speaks in original ways to the relation of Danto's philosophy of art to his theory of mind Connects and integrates Danto's ideas on the nature of knowledge, action, aesthetics, history, and mind, as well as his provocative thoughts on the philosophy of art for the reader
Dao õpetus. Daodejing Lao-Zi Dao õpetuse ehk Daodejingi enam kui 2500 aasta vanused tarkused pärinevad väidetavalt Hiina filosoof Laozilt. See on üks maailma vanimaid ja paljutõlgitumaid raamatuid, millest tänaseks on valminud mitu erinevat eestikeelset tõlget. Käesolev väljaanne tutvustab neist esimest, 1937 ilmunud August Wesley soome ja inglise keele vahendusel tehtud tõlget. Peep Sõber
Dating - Philosophy for Everyone. Flirting With Big Ideas Fritz Allhoff Progressing from the first flirtatious moment of eye contact to the selection of a “mate,” this enlightening book offers playful philosophical explorations of the dating game for anyone who has dated, is dating, or intends to date again. Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into the dating game Helps demystify coupling in the 21st century for those young daters just entering the fray, and those veterans returning to the game Features contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, health sciences, professional ethics, and engineering and applied sciences Opens with Carrie Jenkins’ ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first published in The Philosopher’s Magazine