Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes
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Seeing with the Hands

"Paterson surveys the long and checkered history of the Hypothetical Blind Man from Enlightenment philosophy to contemporary cognitive science. Both lucid and comprehensive, his account takes the fresh approach to set these traditional representations against the testimony of actual blind people, creating a more nuanced and complex understanding of blindness."

A History of Russian Philosophy 1830-1930: Faith, Reason, And The Defense Of Human Dignity
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A History of Russian Philosophy 1830-1930

The great age of Russian philosophy was from 1830 to 1930, a century that spans the Slavophile-Westernizer controversy, through the 'Silver Age' of Russian culture, to the 'philosophical emigration' after the Russian Revolution. This volume is a major history and interpretation of Russian philosophy in this period.

Debord, Time and Spectacle: Hegelian Marxism and Situationist Theory
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Debord, Time and Spectacle (Historical Materialism)

InDebord, Time and SpectacleTom Bunyard provides a detailed philosophical study of the theoretical work of Guy Debord and the Situationist International. Drawing on evidence from Debord’s books, films, letters and notes, Bunyard reconstructs the Hegelian and Marxian ideas that support Debord’s central concept of ‘spectacle’. This affords a reconsideration of Debord’s theoretical claims, and a reinterpretation of his broader work that...

Virtue Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction
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Virtue Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction

"Highly recommended as both a textbook and a research monograph, Van Zyl's Virtue Ethics is at once a thorough, up-to-date, and even-handed survey of the current state of the art and an argumentative contribution to the field. Her book shows not just what virtue ethics as a broad normative theory is, but also what it could become via application to various thorny questions and contexts. Enlightening and edifying: I can't think of a b...

Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal
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Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal

The arts and sciences have evolved primarily through specialization and broadening of scope. Stepping outside of one’s established discipline, however, involves a danger of "shallowness," even if the primary challenge was a "deep" integration problem. All too often, current ways of defining academic disciplines and fields of research fail to do justice to new approaches—a problem this volume tackles as it debates the possible futures...

The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology (Economics as Social Theory)
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The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology

"The Nature of Social Reality is the book that we have all been waiting for: a rigorous philosophical account of social reality, written by a scholar with impeccable credentials as an economist and social theorist. In an intellectual environment in which philosophers are becoming increasingly interested in the nature of social phenomena (and contemporary social scientists have growing cause to examine their implicit philosophical com...

The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy
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The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon

"Solomon Maimon deserves more fame, both as a philosopher and as an autobiographer. In 1790, he published a critique of Kant, who said of it: "none of my opponents have understood me and my essential meaning as well as Maimon". Two years later he brought out his autobiography, praised by both George Eliot in Daniel Deronda and by Kafka in a letter which calls it "the harsh self-presentation of a man running to and fro like a ghost be...

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

The contributors are among the most eminent scholars of Descartes's philosophy, including Cottingham, Roger Ariew, and Stephen Gaukroger (whose biography of Descartes should not be missed). Not all of the essays discuss Descartes's philosophy, however. Indeed, as Daniel Garber remarks, "in the seventeenth century Descartes was at very least equally well known for his mechanistic physics" as for any of his philosophical writings. The ...

How They Rule the World: The 22 Secret Strategies of Global Power
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How They Rule the World

I bought this book because Penguin Random House UK stopped printing it after pressure from a fake grassroots group funded by Israel named "Campaign Against Anti-Semitism" forced the publisher to stop printing it. I probably wouldn't have paid attention or even known about the book without the hullabaloo. What bothers me is the publisher already self-censored by omitting a Spanish-language chapter about the Rothschild family and later...

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The Cambridge Companion to Darwin

"Unquestionably, the thoroughness of [The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 2nd Edition and The Cambridge Companion to the 'Origin of Species'] will be caviar for professional scholars. But they will also appeal to a wider readership for offering clear and up-to-date expositions of the historical developments and theoretical principles of Darwin's evolutionary thinking. ... these volumes are undeniably a great introduction to Darwin, hi...