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By Henry David Thoreau

Creation and Annotations by way of invoice McKibben

First released in 1854, Henry David Thoreau's groundbreaking publication has prompted generations of readers and maintains to motivate and tell someone with an open brain and a love of nature.

With invoice McKibben supplying a newly revised creation and precious annotations that position Thoreau firmly in his function as cultural and religious seer, this gorgeous version of Walden for the hot millennium is extra available and suitable than ever.

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Download Will to Power, Nietzsche’s Last Idol by Jean-Etienne Joullié PDF

By Jean-Etienne Joullié

The e-book proposes a critique of Nietzsche's works 'from within'. In doing so, it solutions the ongoing query requested by way of any reader of Nietzsche: Why did he come to a decision to not write the most important paintings he stated he may write?

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Download Death (Art of Living Series) by Todd May PDF

By Todd May

The truth that we are going to die, and that our dying can come at any time, pervades the whole thing of our dwelling. there are numerous how one can take into consideration and care for demise. between these methods, despite the fact that, lots of them are makes an attempt to flee its grip. during this booklet, Todd may well seeks to confront dying in its energy. He considers the prospect that our mortal deaths are the top folks, and asks what this may suggest for our residing. What classes do we draw from our mortality? and the way may well we are living as creatures who die, and who recognize we'll die?In answering those questions, may well brings jointly divergent views on demise. the 1st holds that loss of life isn't really an evil, or not less than that immortality will be a ways worse than demise. the second one holds that loss of life is certainly an evil, and that there's no escaping that truth. may well indicates that if we're to dwell with loss of life, we have to carry those views jointly. Their convergence yields either a good looks and a tragedy to our dwelling which are inextricably entwined.Drawing at the options of many philosophers and writers - historic and glossy - in addition to his personal adventure, might places ahead a specific view of the way we would take into consideration and, extra importantly, dwell our lives in view of the inescapability of our demise. in any case, he argues, it truly is exactly the contingency of our lives that needs to be grasped and which has to be folded into the hours or years that stay to every people, in order that we will stay every one second as if it have been instantaneously a hyperlink to an doubtful destiny and but maybe the single hyperlink now we have left.

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Download Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Sartrean by Jean-Pierre Boule, Enda McCaffrey PDF

By Jean-Pierre Boule, Enda McCaffrey

On the middle of this quantity is the statement that Sartrean existentialism, such a lot well known within the Nineteen Forties, quite in France, remains to be proper as a manner of reading the area at the present time. movie, by means of reflecting philosophical matters within the activities and offerings of characters, keeps and extends a convention during which paintings exemplifies the certainty of existentialist philosophy. In a scholarly but available kind, the participants take advantage of the wealthy interaction among Sartre's philosophy, performs and novels, and a couple of modern movies together with No kingdom for outdated males, misplaced in Translation and The Truman convey, with film-makers together with the Dardenne brothers, Michael Haneke, and Mike Leigh. This quantity can be of curiosity to scholars who're coming to Sartre's paintings for the 1st time and to those that want to learn movies inside of an existentialist perspective.

“One of the strengths of the quantity total is the breadth of ways to and functions of Sartrean pondering, from the non-public and political to the atheistic and creative. there's additionally a fresh number of motion pictures less than consideration…their edited assortment is especially welcome facts in aid of the proposition that considering Sartre and picture jointly can produce stimulating and insightful movie philosophy.” · magazine of latest ecu Studies

“As somebody who teaches either French cinema and existentialism classes, i might count on scholars of existentialism particularly to be keen about discussing this intersection of general recommendations and such fresh motion pictures. The essays are considerate, educated and illuminating. whereas a few of the interpretations of the philosophy, and from time to time of Sartre’s imaginitive texts, will be unorthodox, scholars and students will locate a lot right here with which to mirror and interact. jointly, they definitely reveal the richness of an existentialist interrogation of which means and purposefulness of motion on this planet, and the level to which modern cinema keeps to end up fertile fabric for philosophical enquiry.” · H-France

"All of the essays listed here are positive items of their personal correct, and the gathering definitely succeeds in its objective of unveiling the relevance of Sartre for the examine of latest cinema. It whets the urge for food for a extra systematic attention of what a Sartrean method of cinema could be" · glossy & modern France

“[This quantity] will offer a great tool, specifically for college kids looking to find out about Sartre and existentialism but additionally for college students exploring the appliance of philosophy to the certainty of cinema.” · Douglas Morrey, college of Warwick

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Download Critical Theory: The Key Concepts by Dino Franco Felluga PDF

By Dino Franco Felluga

Critical idea: the major Concepts introduces over three hundred widely-used phrases, different types and concepts drawing upon well-established methods like new historicism, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and narratology in addition to many new severe theories of the final 20 years comparable to Actor-Network conception, worldwide reports, serious Race conception, and Speculative Realism. This booklet explains the foremost recommendations on the middle of a large range of influential theorists from Agamben to Žižek. Entries diversity from concise definitions to longer extra explanatory essays and comprise phrases such as:

  • Aesthetics
  • Desire
  • Dissensus
  • Dromocracy
  • Hegemony
  • Ideology
  • Intersectionality
  • Late Capitalism
  • Performativity
  • Race
  • Suture

Featuring cross-referencing all through, a considerable bibliography and index, Critical thought: the most important Concepts is an obtainable and easy-to-use consultant. This e-book is a useful creation masking quite a lot of matters for somebody who's learning or has an curiosity in serious thought (past and present).

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Download Existentialist Cinema by William C. Pamerleau PDF

By William C. Pamerleau

An exploration of the connection among cinema and existentialism, by way of their mutual skill to explain the human , this ebook combines analyses of themes within the philosophy of movie with an exploration of particular existentialist subject matters expressed within the movies of Fellini, Bergman and Woody Allen, between others.

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Download Heidegger: An Introduction by Richard Polt PDF

By Richard Polt

Richard Polt offers a full of life and available advent to at least one of the main influential and intellectually challenging philosophers of the fashionable period. overlaying the total diversity of Heidegger's idea, Polt skillfully communicates the essence of the thinker, allowing readers, specifically these new to his writings, to method his works with self assurance and perception. Polt offers the questions Heidegger grappled with and the positions he followed, and likewise analyzes chronic issues of distinction among competing colleges of interpretation. The e-book starts by way of exploring Heidegger's critical situation, the query of Being, and his method of doing philosophy. After contemplating his surroundings, character, and early suggestion, it conscientiously takes readers via his best-known paintings, Being and Time. Heidegger concludes with highlights of its subject's later idea, supplying directions for figuring out Contributions to Philosophy and different vital texts. It offers precise awareness to the philosopher's political involvement with the Nazis within the Thirties, indicating the strengths and weaknesses of the reactions to his politics, reactions starting from exculpation to accomplish condemnation.

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Download Existentialism, Feminism, and Simone de Beauvoir by Joseph Mahon PDF

By Joseph Mahon

Simone de Beauvoir made her personal targeted contribution to existentialism within the kind of an ethics which diverged sharply from that of Jean-Paul Sartre. In her novels and philosophical essays of the Forties she produced not only a recognizably existentialist ethics, but in addition a personality ethics and an ethics for violence. those issues, stemming from her personal own philosophical history, supply an essential, modern resonance to her paintings. De Beauvoir's feminist vintage the second one intercourse displays her prior philosophical pursuits, and is significantly reinforced by way of this effect. This publication defends her existentialist feminism opposed to the various reproaches which were levelled opposed to it over a number of many years, no longer least the feedback that it really is steeped in Sartrean masculinism.

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