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Emile By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Emile, or On Education, is a treatise on the nature of education and on the nature of man, which tackles fundamental political and philosophical questions about the relationship between the individual and society. The text is divided into five books: the first three are dedicated to the child Emile, the fourth to an exploration of the adolescent, and the fifth to outlining the education of his female counterpart Sophie, as well as to...

Nature By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is an essay that puts forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Chapters include: Nature; Commodity; Beauty; Language; Discipline; Idealism; Spirit; and, Prospects.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 (although dated 1690) with the printed title An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding.

Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy
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Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy

'This highly recommended volume is original in its conception and impressive in its execution. The pairing of classical interpretations with reactions by top current philosophers is excellently done. Specialists and students alike will benefit from this outstanding collection of seminal discussions of leading figures from Kant through Freud.'

Knowledge in Ferment: Dilemmas in Science, Scholarship and Society
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Knowledge in Ferment: Dilemmas in Science, Scholarship and Society

Fundamental controversies, or basic oppositions between methods and approaches, occur in all fields of science and scholarship.  Often these dilemmas arise at the nexus of science and society, or when several sciences or disciplines clash.  Paradoxically, as much as one might prefer to do without them, these dilemmas are indispensable to the progress of scientific scholarship.  Knowledge in Ferment collects the reflections of ninetee...

Peirce for Architects
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Peirce for Architects

Ideas gain legitimacy as they are put to some practical use. A study of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) supports this pragmatism as a way of thinking about truth and meaning. Architecture has a strong pragmatic strand, not least as we think of building users, architecture as a practice, the practical demands of building, and utility. After all, Vitruvius placed firmness and delight in the company of utilitas amongst his demands on...

Kant’s Deduction From Apperception: An Essay on the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories, 2 edition
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Kant's Deduction From Apperception: 2 edition

In focusing on the systematic deduction of the categories from a principle, Schulting takes up anew the controversial project of the eminent German Kant scholar Klaus Reich, whose monograph “The Completeness of Kant's Table of Judgments” made the case that the logical functions of judgement can all be derived from the objective unity of apperception and can be shown to link up with one another systematically. Common opinion among Kan...

The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
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The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard

This companion probes the full depth of Kierkegaard's thought revealing its distinctive subtlety. The topics covered include Kierkegaard's views on art and religion, ethics and psychology, theology and politics, and knowledge and virtue. Much attention is devoted to the influence of Kierkegaard in 20th century philosophy. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Kierkegaard currently available. Advanced ...

Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History
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Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History

"Victorian Skin draws upon a wealth of literary, scientific and philosophical texts from across the nineteenth century to pursue a richly rewarding discussion on how shifting attitudes towards the body's surface relate to fundamental questions about the boundaries of the self, the inscription of identity and the unfolding of history.... It is interdisciplinary work in literary studies at its best: endlessly curious about the tangled ...

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
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The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognized alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century. His abiding concern was the primacy of the ethical relation to the other person and his central thesis was that ethics is first philosophy. His work has had a profound impact on a number of fields outside philosophy--such as theology, Jewish studies, literature and cul...