The Phenomenology of Spirit is Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's most widely discussed philosophical work; its German title can be translated as either The Phenomenology of Spirit or The Phenomenology of Mind. Hegel described the work as an “exposition of the coming to be of knowledge”.
"Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."-- Immanuel Kant
Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our own time: between the Platonic belief in absolute truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-century reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and twentieth-century Fascism; between the romanticism of Schiller and Byron and the militant--and sometimes genocidal--nationalism that convulses the modern world.
This new edition features a revised text that supplants all previous versions, a new foreword in which award-winning novelist John Banville discusses Berlin's life and ideas, particularly his defense of pluralism, and a substantial new appendix that provides rich context, including letters by Berlin and previously uncollected writings, most notably his virtuoso review of Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy.
The Red Book is a red leather‐bound folio manuscript crafted by the Swiss physician and psychologist Carl Gustav Jung between 1915 and about 1930. It recounts and comments upon the author's imaginative experiences between 1913 and 1916, and is based on manuscripts first drafted by Jung in 1914–15 and 1917.
Art, Love, Melancholy, Philosophy, Semiotics and Psychoanalysis
by Julia Kristeva
Julia Kristeva is a highly influential French philosopher and writer whose work encompasses semiotics linguitics women in China modern America the intellectual or dissident concepts such as the power of horror abjection melancholy and the chora or 'semiotic, pre-oedipal realm' the Madonna and maternal world and avant garde modernists such as Artaud, Joyce, Mallarme and Beckett.
In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, ecouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?
A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. He moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times
“I was born in a country of brooks and rivers, in a corner of Champagne, called Le Vallage for the great number of its valleys. The most beautiful of its places for me was the hollow of a valley by the side of fresh water, in the shade of willows...My pleasure still is to follow the stream, to walk along its banks in the right direction, in the direction of the flowing water, the water that leads life towards the next village...Dreaming beside the river, I gave my imagination to the water, the green, clear water, the water that makes the meadows green. ...The stream doesn’t have to be ours; the water doesn’t have to be ours. The anonymous water knows all my secrets. And the same memory issues from every spring.”
Simulacra and Simulation is a 1981 philosophical treatise by Jean Baudrillard, in which the author seeks to examine the relationships between reality, symbols, and society, in particular the significations and symbolism of culture and media involved in constructing an understanding of shared existence.
Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture, he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent. Speaking in a voice that combines intellectual ease with the belief that theory itself can contribute to practical political change, Bhabha has become one of the leading post-colonial theorists of this era
Synimi i këtij hulumtimi - të bërë nën perspektivën e gjendjes së jashtëzakonshme "nën të cilën jetojmë" - ishte nxjerrja në dritë e fiksionit që kushteton tërë atë arcarum imperii që shtrihet në themelet e kohës sonë; dëftimi i faktit se qendra sekrete e pushtetit është vendi i gjendjes së jashtëzakonshme, por se, njëkohësisht, kjo qendër është në thelb një hapësirë boshe, ku veprimi njerëzor pa asnjë raport me të drejtën përballet me një normë pa asnjë raport me jetën. Kjo nuk do të thotë se makina nuk është efikase, megjithë qendrën e saj të zbrazët. Përkundrazi, ajo çka u përpoqëm të tregonim ishte se makina ka vijuar të funksionojë pothuaj pa ndërprerje qysh nga Lufta e Parë Botërore dhe, përmes fashizmit e nacional-socializmit, deri në ditët tona, duke bërë që gjendja e jashtëzakonshme të marrë sot një shpërndarje të paparë planetare.
E kemi humbur botën: i kemi shndërruar gjërat në fetishe ose malle për t'u shitur, në para bixhozi për strategjinë tonë; kurse filozofitë tona, akozmiste, pa kozmos, që prej një gjysmë shekuli, nuk merren më veçse me gjuhën ose politikën, me shkrimin ose logjikën.
"Ese të Zgjedhura" është libri i parë i Slavoj Žižek i botuar në gjuhën shqipe. Ky libër do të shërbejë si hyrje në filozofinë dhe kornizën teorike të Žižekut për të gjithë të interesuarit në filozofi. Përmbajtja e eseve është po aq e ndryshme sa edhe tërësia e tij teorike.
Libri i Astrit Salihut Aporitë e Modernës: Kritika e Rrëfimeve tē Mëdha, me qasjen e vet kritike, me koherencën në zbërthimin e aspekteve pertinente të koncepcioneve moderne e bashkëkohore filozofike, që i përkasin një tematike qartësisht të pakufizuar, na ofron një studim të thelluar, shumë të rëndësishëm për zhvillimin e refleksionit filozofik. Ky studim do të kontribuojë që probleme të rëndësishme të filozofisë së sotme të bëhen pjesë përbërëse e horizontit tonë kulturor.
Matthew Arnold's famous series of essays, which were first published in book form under the title Culture and Anarchy in 1869, debate important questions about the nature of culture and society. Arnold seeks to find out what culture really is, what good it can do, and if it is really necessary. He contrasts culture, which he calls the study of perfection, with anarchy, the mood of unrest and uncertainty that pervaded mid-Victorian England.
This edition reproduces the original book version, revealing the immediate historical context and controversy of the piece. The introduction and notes broaden out the interpretative approach to Arnold's text, elaborating on the complexities of the religious context. The book also reinforces the continued importance of Arnold's ideas its influences in the face of the challenges of multi-culturalism and post-modernism.
On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality of earlier cultures. The result is a book which raises profoundly disquieting issues about the violence of both ethics and interpretation. Nietzsche questions moral certainties by showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, before turning on his own arguments in order to call their very presuppositions into question. The Genealogy is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. This edition places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience.