Humanities  /  Philosophy
Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780822967019
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies
Description:
The philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand (1905-1982) is a cultural phenomenon. Her books have sold more than twenty-eight million copies, and countless individuals speak of her writings as having significantly influenced their lives. Despite her popularity, Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism has received little serious attention from academic philosophers.

Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition

Retracing the Origins of Conflict
Format: Paperback
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9780822967415
Pub Date: 30 May 2024
Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Description:
The story of the “conflict thesis” between science and religion—the notion of perennial conflict or warfare between the two—is part of our modern self-understanding. As the story goes, John William Draper (1811–1882) and Andrew Dickson White (1832–1918) constructed dramatic narratives in the nineteenth century that cast religion as the relentless enemy of scientific progress. And yet, despite its resilience in popular culture, historians today have largely debunked the conflict thesis.
Chiasmi International 24 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9788869774331
Pub Date: 11 Mar 2024
Description:
ANTHROPOCENE AND CRITICAL PHENOMENOLOGY. CRITICAL PHENOMENOLOGY AFTER MERLEAU-PONTY (PART II). AROUND MERLEAU-PONTY.
Atmospheres Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9788869774447
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Atmospheric Spaces
Description:
The contagious joy of a party, the solemn silence in a church, the gloomy atmosphere of endless rows of identical houses in an ugly city. Through a criticism of the reification and psychologization that goes back to the very beginning of Western philosophy, Hermann Schmitz offers a fundamentally new theory of embodiment and feelings based on atmospheres, unstable but powerful phenomena that fill the “surfaceless spaces” of lived experience. This collection of essays, selected by Schmitz himself, offers a comprehensive portrait of his theory, both in its fundamental outlines and later progress.
Beyond the Bible, Beyond the West Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 548
ISBN: 9788869774539
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Beyond the Bible, Beyond the West is a research in ontological hermeneutics: it is critical of “textual positivism” – which makes the univocity and clarity of a text the main goal of its task – and also of “cultural positivism” – a cultural matrix that elevates univocity and clarity as the ultimate goal of contemporary systems. This essay indirectly sketches a cultural critique and not only a theological one. Means, medium and guarantor of this ontological indelible reserve are ambivalence and paradox.
Initiatic Religious Experience in Neoplatonism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9788869774461
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
This volume, written from a diachronic perspective, is devoted to the initatic and deeply transformative dimension of religious experience in Neoplatonic philosophy which aims at restoring the soul’s condition prior to its descent into matter. It brings together philosophers and historians of religions, specializing in the study of mithraism, theurgy, Christian mysticism and the philosophical exegesis of the Chaldean Oracles.
In Reality Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9788869774010
Pub Date: 05 Mar 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Bergson is rightly considered the philosopher of duration. Has this theory, however, been sufficiently elucidated? Is there a domain, aside from life itself, to which the characteristics of duration can be meaningfully ascribed?
Critique of Liberal Reason Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9788869774409
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Our historical period is characterized by a vision of liberal heritage and a capitalist economic path. But it is far from obvious what “liberal” really means here, and what connection it has with capitalism. The current volume thus first attempts to provide a clarification of the long-term genesis of “liberal reason” in the West, following its development in the seventeenth century down to the present day.
Just in Time / Giusto in tempo Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9788869774171
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The volume contains the proceedings of an international conference exploring the concept of 'contemporaneity' from different perspectives and in reference to different disciplinary fields (philosophy, literature and art theory). In the chronological motion of historiography, contemporaneity is conceptualised as simply being the present era, one that follows modernity. Such thinking overlooks a more complex understanding of the contemporary, which is, in its original meaning, the co-presence of different times, a disconnection of temporal continuity, a rupture in the present, which becomes a meeting point where the past and the future intersect.
Myth and Ideology Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9788869774300
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The Kyoto School was the most important philosophical current in Japan during the 20th century. In the context of a growing interest in Japanese philosophy, as well as in non-European philosophy in general, this essay represents the first attempt to set the political thought of Kiyoshi Miki (1897-1945) and Jun Tosaka (1900-1945) in dialogue with contemporary thought. Miki and Tosaka were both leftist thinkers interested in thinking through political action “from below.
Osmospheres Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9788869774317
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Atmospheric Spaces
Description:
Offering an overview of the relationship between smell and atmospheres as proposed within the humanities, this volume aims at interpreting the “olfactive” as a cross-sensorial and ecological modality of perception. It investigates osmospheres - i.e.
Philosophy and Madness: From Kant to Hegel and Beyond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9788869774416
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
This book aims to reflect on mental illness through considering the influence that criticism and German idealism exerted on directions of philosophical, scientific and psychoanalytical thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and which can still be perceived today. It aims, therefore, not only to offer today's cultural and scientific debate an analysis of otherwise undetected aspects of classical German philosophy but also to shed light on subjects and issues present within current philosophical, psychiatric and scientific investigation.
The Gesture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9788869774195
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Written by four hands, the current volume moves on two planes that fruitfully intersect and sometimes conflict in their interpretations. On the one hand, Petar Bojanič proposes that gestures are not parasitic of social acts but instead constitute a supporting element. From this interpretative angle, gestures contribute to the constitution of a group or institution.
The Political Languages of Western Civilisation Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9788869774348
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
The book offers a study of ancient rhetoric within a philosophical reflection that aims to reconstruct its history. Through the various definitions of rhetoric and all its practical, ethical, social and political implications, the author leads us to the rhetorical languages of today, developed within the democracies and the so-called populisms that characterize the West – or rather, what remains of it.
The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 12 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780822946892
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
Description:
The twelfth volume of The Correspondence of John Tyndall contains 326 letters and covers the fifteen months of Tyndall’s life from March 1871 through May 1872, a time when he was a central figure in the field and had a substantial reputation in both the UK and the US. It begins just before the publication of Fragments of Science in April and Hours of Exercise in May. It includes a number of small but public disputes about science.
The Invention of Imagination Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780822947400
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Description:
Aristotle was the first philosopher to divide the imagination—what he called phantasia—from other parts of the psyche, placing it between perception and intellect. A mathematician and philosopher of mathematical sciences, Aristotle was puzzled by the problem of geometrical cognition—which depends on the ability to “produce” and “see” a multitude of immaterial objects—and so he introduced the category of internal appearances produced by a new part of the psyche, the imagination. As Justin Humphreys argues, Aristotle developed his theory of imagination in part to explain certain functions of reason with a psychological rather than metaphysical framework.