Without Opposite

Without Opposite

Author: Marcel Eschauzier

Publisher: Independently Published

Published: 2022-03-31

Total Pages: 114

ISBN-13:

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Her beauty and her brother's crime put everyone to the test: Can Shatarupa survive the guilt? Can the philosophers rein their passions before they spiral out of control? Are you ready to awaken and unlock Tao? Nothing is what it seems in this sizzling, brainy adventure that makes philosophy sexy again. But beware, it's hard to put down. And when you're through, the world may look different-forever


Existential Rationalism

Existential Rationalism

Author: Marcel Eschauzier

Publisher: Independently Published

Published: 2021-08-18

Total Pages: 177

ISBN-13:

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Words and equations cannot contain the existence stream. Science's confused adulation of reality breeds irrational fantasies like the quantum computer. Now, there is an alternative. Existential rationalism reconciles reason with Tao. The hero of this adventure is the first person: you and me. Join the exhilarating expedition into human knowledge that connects the dots between Schrödinger and Lao Tzu, Einstein and Kierkegaard, Heisenberg and Freud. At last, David Hume's centuries-old challenge to reason has been met. The depth, precision, and plain language make this a stunning story for both newcomers and experts in philosophy, psychology, and physics.


40 lessons to get children thinking: Philosophical thought adventures across the curriculum

40 lessons to get children thinking: Philosophical thought adventures across the curriculum

Author: Peter Worley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2015-10-31

Total Pages: 120

ISBN-13: 1472916107

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This is the type of book many teachers will keep on their desk and use the exercises very regularly; for me it is up there with Geoff Petty's 'Evidence-Based Teaching' and Paul Ginnis's 'The Teacher's Toolkit' as an essential resource. Worley is an excellent clear writer, who communicates very complex ideas very well.” Francis Gilbert [http://www.francisgilbert.co.uk/], teacher, teacher trainer and author of ' I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here' Inspire your class to think more deeply about curriculum subjects and get them actively taking part in exciting philosophy experiments today! This new book by bestselling author and founder of The Philosophy Foundation Peter Worley is a collection of practical lesson and activity plans to use in the primary classroom to get children thinking philosophically and creatively around different curriculum areas. The sessions - called thought adventures - use thought experiments, stories and poems to get children discussing and understanding topics more deeply. Each session is explained step-by-step, with everything you need to 'do' and 'say' spelled out, and all the equipment you need listed with instructions on how to set up each session. You can implement the sessions in the classroom either as a complete lesson or as an activity within another lesson. All the sessions are tried and tested by Peter and his colleagues at The Philosophy Foundation who work with primary schools on a regular basis.


African Philosophical Adventures

African Philosophical Adventures

Author: John Murungi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2023

Total Pages: 173

ISBN-13: 179365297X

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"African Philosophical Adventures calls for a recognition and affirmation of African philosophy as an adventure. This understanding fosters and cultivates inquisitive open-mindedness and is animated by wonder"--


Sophie's World

Sophie's World

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published: 2007-03-20

Total Pages: 544

ISBN-13: 1466804270

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.


Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy

Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy

Author: Nadir Lahiji

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2016-09-22

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 1474228534

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Analysing the reception of contemporary French philosophy in architecture over the last four decades, Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy discusses the problematic nature of importing philosophical categories into architecture. Focusing particularly on the philosophical notion of the Baroque in Gilles Deleuze, this study examines traditional interpretations of the concept in contemporary architecture theory, throwing up specific problems such as the aestheticization of building theory and practice. Identifying these and other issues, Nadir Lahiji constructs a concept of the baroque in contrast to the contemporary understanding in architecture discourse. Challenging the contemporary dominance of the Neo-Baroque as a phenomenon related to postmodernism and late capitalism, he establishes the Baroque as a name for the paradoxical unity of 'kitsch' and 'high' art and argues that the digital turn has enhanced the return of the Baroque in contemporary culture and architectural practice that he brands a pseudo-event in the term 'neobaroque'. Lahiji's original critique expands on the misadventure of architecture with French Philosophy and explains why the category of the Baroque, if it is still useful to keep in architecture criticism, must be tied to the notion of Post-Rationalism. Within this latter notion, he draws on the work of Alain Badiou to theorize a new concept of the Baroque as Event. Alongside close readings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Michel Foucault related to the criticism of the Baroque and Modernity and discussions of the work of Frank Gehry, in particular, this study draws on Jacque Lacan's concept of the baroque and presents the first comprehensive treatment of the psychoanalytical theory of the Baroque in the work of Lacan.


Black Mirror and Philosophy

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Author: David Kyle Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2019-11-26

Total Pages: 403

ISBN-13: 1119578264

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A philosophical look at the twisted, high-tech near-future of the sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror, offering a glimpse of the darkest reflections of the human condition in digital technology Black Mirror―the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society—shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control.In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker’s sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror’s anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show’s five seasons—including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch—and concludes with general essays that explore the series’ broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including: Have we given social media too much power over our lives? Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth? Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced? What rights should a “cookie” have? Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker’s morality plays for the modern world, where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.


The Philosophy Gym

The Philosophy Gym

Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2003-12-16

Total Pages: 312

ISBN-13: 9780312314521

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Unique and accessible explanations to some of life's biggest questions, obtained through a series of irresistable mental challenges


Wittgenstein and Derrida

Wittgenstein and Derrida

Author: Henry Staten

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Published: 1984-01-01

Total Pages: 212

ISBN-13: 9780803291690

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"By linking Wittgenstein with Derrida, Staten suggests that the intellectual relevance of deconstruction is wider than the English-speaking public has recognized."?Studies in the Humanities "This work is altogether first rate. It is informative, faithful, rigorous and completely original in its problematization. It is an original theoretical advance which I believe will mark an essential step forward in the field."?Jacques Derrida "Staten has plenty of philosophical acuity and critical sensitivity as well as wide philosophical scholarship, and he writes in a clear, muscular style which illuminates the issues sometimes profoundly without in any way concealing their difficulty and complxity. . . . Wittgenstein and Derrida should be essential reading not only for anyone interested in the current critical debate but also for philosophers."?Bernard Harrison, University of Sussex, England This book examines Aristotle, Kant, and especially Husserl to bring to light Derrida's development of the classical philosophical concepts of form (eidos), verbal formula (logos), the object-in-general, and time. The later work of Wittgenstein is then examined in detail and Wittgenstein's "zigzag" writing in the Philosophical Investigations is interpreted as deconstructive syntax, directed, like Derrida's work, against the dominance of the philosophical concern with the form of an entity. Henry Staten is a professor of English and philosophy at the University of Utah.


Notes on Bergson and Descartes

Notes on Bergson and Descartes

Author: Charles Peguy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Published: 2019-02-12

Total Pages: 304

ISBN-13: 1532650736

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Charles Péguy (1873–1914) was a French religious poet, philosophical essayist, publisher, social activist, Dreyfusard, and Catholic convert. There has recently been a renewed recognition of Péguy in France as a thinker of unique significance, a reconsideration inspired in large part by Gilles Deleuze’s Différence et répétition, which ranked him with Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. In the English-speaking world, however, access to Péguy has been hindered by a scarcity of translations of his work. This first complete translation of one of his most important prose works, with accompanying interpretive introduction and notes, will introduce English-speaking readers to a new voice, which speaks in a powerful and original way to a modern West in a condition of cultural and spiritual crisis. The immediate circumstance of the writing of this last prose essay, unfinished at the time of Péguy’s early death, was the placing of Henri Bergson’s philosophical works on the Catholic Index, and Péguy’s undertaking to defend his former teacher from his critics, both Catholic and secular. But the subject of Bergson is also a springboard for the exploration of the perennial themes—philosophical, theological, and literary—most central to Péguy’s thought.