Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Philosophers

Georges Canguilhem, philosophe, historien des sciences by collectif

By collectif

Médecin, philosophe, successeur de Gaston Bachelard à l. a. tête de l'Institut d'histoire des sciences et thoughts de l'université de Paris, Georges Canguilhem est l'un des fondateurs de los angeles culture épistémologique française. Penseur à l. a. postérité déjà nombreuse, il a tiré de ses études médicales l. a. matière d'une interrogation profonde sur les sciences du vivant qui s'avère d'une extraordinaire actualité.
Ce livre, fruit d'un colloque foreign, s'emploie pour los angeles première fois à déployer dans toutes ses dimensions, scientifique, philosophique, éthique et politique, los angeles complexité de l'oeuvre de Canguilhem.

Show description

Continue Reading →

Karl Marx (Spanish Edition) by Francis Wheen

By Francis Wheen

La biografía más humana, cercana y amena de uno de los filósofos más influyentes de todos los tiempos

Las rules de Karl Marx son probablemente las que más han influido en el mundo después de las de Jesucristo. En esta apasionante y en ocasiones muy divertida biografía se nos presenta por primera vez a Karl Marx en su faceta más humana. Un apasionado agitador, que pasó casi toda su vida encerrado en l. a. sala de lectura del Museo Británico; un hombre sociable y simpático que, sin embargo, acabó enemistado con casi todos sus amigos; un abnegado padre de familia que dejó embarazada a l. a. criada; un intelectual profundamente serio al que le gustaba beber, contar chistes y fumar puros y un hijo pródigo al que su madre le dijo: «Habría preferido que reunieras un capital en vez de escribir sobre él.» l. a. vida y las principles de Marx, su encanto y su cólera, se muestran en toda su complejidad y contradicción: los angeles de un brillante y provocador filósofo que vivió, como en los libros de Dickens, los tiempos difíciles de un caballero venido a menos.

Otros escritores y periodistas opinan...

«Leería cualquier cosa escrita por Wheen, incluso una biografía de Marx.»

Nick Hornby

«Este libro es una delicia.»

Niall Ferguson

«Un libro magnífico, divertido y fascinante, un triunfo de Wheen.»


Show description

Continue Reading →

Siegfried Kracauer: An Intellectual Biography (Key by Graeme Gilloch

By Graeme Gilloch

This significant new ebook bargains a much-needed creation to the paintings of Siegfried Kracauer, one of many major highbrow figures within the orbit of the Frankfurt institution of severe conception. it truly is a part of a well timed revival and reappraisal of his specified contribution to our severe knowing of modernity, the interrogation of mass tradition, and the popularity of either the dynamism and diminution of human event within the hustle and bustle of the modern city. In stressing the intense number of Kracauer’s writings (from scholarly philosophical treatises to journalistic fragments, from comedian novels to categorized reviews) and the staggering variety of his topics (from technology and concrete architectural visions to slapstick and dancing girls), this insightful publication unearths his basic and formative impact upon serious thought and argues for his very important relevance for cultural research today.

Kracauer’s paintings is special by means of an acute sensitivity to the ‘surface manifestations’ of pop culture and a witty, eminently readable literary kind. In exploring and making available the paintings of this impressive philosopher, this e-book should be fundamental for students and scholars operating in lots of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields: sociology and social concept; movie, media and cultural reports; city stories, cultural geography and architectural thought; philosophy and significant Theory.

Show description

Continue Reading →

The Discovery of Chance by Aileen M. Kelly

By Aileen M. Kelly

The highbrow Alexander Herzen used to be as well-known in his day as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Aileen Kelly offers the 1st totally rounded research of the farsighted genius whom Isaiah Berlin referred to as the forerunner of a lot twentieth-century idea. For Herzen, historical past, like Darwinian nature, was once an improvisation either restricted and inspired by way of chance.

Show description

Continue Reading →

Livin' the Blues: Memoirs of a Black Journalist and Poet by Frank Marshall Davis,John Edgar Tidwell

By Frank Marshall Davis,John Edgar Tidwell

Frank Marshall Davis was once a well known poet, journalist, jazz critic, and civil rights activist at the Chicago and Atlanta scene from the Nineteen Twenties via Nineteen Forties. He was once an intimate of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright and an influential editor on the Chicago night Bulletin, the Chicago Whip, the Chicago Star, and the Atlanta World. He renounced his writing profession in 1948 and moved to Hawaii, forgotten until eventually the Black Arts flow rediscovered him within the 1960s.

Because of his early self-exile from the literary limelight, Davis's lifestyles and paintings were shrouded in secret. Livin' the Blues bargains us an opportunity to rediscover this proficient poet and author and stands as an incredible instance of black autobiography, related in shape, type, and message to these of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright.

"Both a social remark and highbrow exploration into African American existence within the 20th century."—Charles Vincent, Atlanta History

Show description

Continue Reading →

The Letters of Martin Buber by Martin Buber,Nahum N. Glatzer,Paul Mendes-Flohr

By Martin Buber,Nahum N. Glatzer,Paul Mendes-Flohr

Edited through Profesor Nahum N. Glatzer and Paul Mendes-Flohr

“No topic how fabulous it can be, the human mind that desires to maintain to a airplane above the occasions of the day seriously is not alive,” wrote Martin Buber in 1932. The correspondence of Martin Buber unearths a character passionately concerned with the entire cultural and political occasions of his day.
Drawn from the three-volume German version of his correspondence, this assortment contains letters either to and from the best personalities of his day—Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitzer, Hemann Hesse, Franz Kafka, and Stefan Zweig, Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, S.Y. Agnon, Gershom Scholem, and Franz Rosenzweig. those exchanges catch the dynamics of 7 a long time of lived heritage, mirrored during the eyes of a guy who used to be the moral sense of his generation.
One of the major non secular thinkers of the 20 th century, Buber is healthier identified for his paintings of non secular existentialism, I and Thou. a primary mover within the German-Jewish renaissance of the Twenties, he taught comparative faith and Jewish ethics on the college of Frankfurt. Fleeing the Nazis in 1938, Buber made his domestic in Jerusalem, the place he taught social philosophy on the Hebrew collage. As resident sage of Jerusalem, he built a world popularity and following, and carried on a full of life correspondence on social, political, and non secular concerns until eventually the top of his life.
Included during this assortment are Buber’s exchanges with many americans within the latter a part of his existence: Will Herberg, Walter Kaufmann, Maurice Friedman, Malcolm Diamond, and different people who sought his suggestion and information. within the voices of those letters, a full-blooded portrait emerges of a towering mind ever striving to reside as much as philosophy of social engagement.

Show description

Continue Reading →

Auguste Comte (Key Sociologists) by Mike Gane

By Mike Gane

Auguste Comte is commonly stated because the founding father of the technology of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. during this attention-grabbing learn, the 1st significant reassessment of Comte’s sociology for a few years, Mike Gane attracts on contemporary scholarship and provides a brand new interpreting of this notable determine.

Comte’s contributions to the background and philosophy of technological know-how have decisively stimulated confident methodologies. He coined the time period ‘sociology’ and gave it its first content material, and he's well known for having brought the sociology of gender and emotion into sociology. what's much less renowned besides the fact that, is that Comte contributed to ethics, and certainly coined the notice ‘altruism’. 

In this significant paintings Gane examines Comte's sociological imaginative and prescient and indicates that, simply because he idea sociology may and may be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he thought of issues resembling fetishism, polytheism, destiny, love, and the family among sociology, technology, theology and culture.

This attention-grabbing account of the start of sociology is an unprecedented introductory textual content on Comte. Gane’s paintings is an important learn for all sociologists and scholars of the discipline.

Show description

Continue Reading →

Nietzsche: The Man and his Philosophy by R. J. Hollingdale

By R. J. Hollingdale

Hollingdale's biography continues to be the one top account of the lifestyles and works for the coed or nonspecialist. This vintage biography of Nietzsche was once first released within the Nineteen Sixties and was once enthusiastically reviewed on the time. lengthy out of print, it's now reissued with its textual content up-to-date within the gentle of contemporary study. The biography chronicles Nietzsche's highbrow evolution and discusses his friendship and breach with Wagner, his perspective towards Schopenhauer, and his indebtedness to Darwin and the Greeks. It follows the years of his adulthood and his psychological cave in in 1889. the ultimate a part of the booklet considers the advance of the Nietzsche legend in the course of his years of insanity. R. J. Hollingdale, one of many preeminent translators of Nietzsche, permits Nietzsche to talk for himself in a translation that transmits the vividness and virtuosity of Nietzsche's many kinds. this is often the suitable ebook for an individual attracted to Nietzsche's lifestyles and paintings who needs to profit why he's this kind of major determine for the advance of recent suggestion. R. J. Hollingdale has translated and edited a number of of Nietzsche's texts, in addition to different prestigious German thinkers. Mr. Hollingdale labored within the editorial division of the dad or mum for over 20 years and has written ebook experiences for the mum or dad and the days Literary Supplement.

Show description

Continue Reading →

Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu,Sherab Chodzin Kohn

By Kenji Tokitsu,Sherab Chodzin Kohn

Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan within the 15th century, was once a well known samurai warrior. He has develop into a martial arts icon, identified not only as an undefeated dueler, but additionally as a grasp of battlefield process. Kenji Tokitsu turns a serious eye on Musashi's existence and writings, isolating truth from fiction, and giving a transparent photograph of the guy at the back of the parable.

Musashi's best-known paintings, The publication of 5 Rings, presents undying perception into the character of clash. Tokitsu interprets and gives wide remark on that well known paintings, in addition to 3 different brief texts on approach that have been written earlier than it, and an extended, later paintings entitled "The technique to Be Alone." Tokitsu is a considerate and educated consultant, placing the old and philosophical elements of the textual content into context, and illuminating the etymological nuances of specific eastern phrases and words. As a contemporary martial artist and a pupil, Tokitsu presents a view of Musashi's lifestyles and concepts that's available and correct to brand new readers and martial arts students.

Show description

Continue Reading →

Mircea Eliade (Italian Edition) by Alessandro Mariotti

By Alessandro Mariotti

Mircea Eliade, filosofo e saggista, è uno dei maggiori storici delle religioni del Novecento, oltre che uno dei primi orientalisti advert aver introdotto gli studi sullo Yoga in Occidente. Questa biografia ripercorre, come un accorato tributo, los angeles sua vita: da adolescente goffo e malinconico, con una smisurata passione in step with lo studio, si dedica agli esperimenti di chimica e alle scienze naturali, a cui seguiranno gli studi di letteratura e filosofia (a soli quattordici anni pubblica il suo primo racconto: "Romanzo di un adolescente miope"). Dopo los angeles formazione in Romania, il viaggio in India come studente di filosofia, il soggiorno in Portogallo, gli anni parigini fino all'esplosione della fama mondiale e al conseguimento della cattedra di Storia delle Religioni all'Università di Chicago. I due saggi "Tecniche dello Yoga" e "Sciamanismo e le tecniche dell'estas" restano i suoi contributi più significativi nel campo della Storia delle Religioni, e propongono una riflessione inedita sull'Uomo.

Show description

Continue Reading →