Category Archives: Philosophy

The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Communism; History / General; History / Europe … Continue reading

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Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping (Bradford Books)

The field of neuroimaging has reached a watershed. Brain imaging research has been the source of many advances in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science over the last decade, but recent critiques and emerging trends are raising foundational issues of methodology, … Continue reading

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The Concept of Passivity in Husserl’s Phenomenology (Contributions To Phenomenology)

In Chapter 1, I explain why temporal syntheses, although distinguished from associative syntheses, count among the most fundamental phenomena of the passive sphere. I draw on Husserl’s account of absolute consciousness, which ‘sublates’ pairs of opposites such as form/content and … Continue reading

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Interpretation of Law in the Global World: From Particularism to a Universal Approach

The volume examines the impact of applying transnational ruleson the repertory, methods and practice of legal interpretation. It scrutinizes how globalization processes in law – those reaching top-down (such as European law), as well as those developing bottom-up (such as … Continue reading

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The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (The Routledge Guides to the Great Books)

Wittgenstein is the most influential twentieth century philosopher in the English-speaking world. In the Philosophical Investigations, his most important work, he introduces the famous ‘private language argument’ which changed the whole philosophical view of language. Wittgenstein and the Philosophical Investigations … Continue reading

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Time and Identity (Topics in Contemporary Philosophy)

The concepts of time and identity seem at once unproblematic and frustratingly difficult. Time is an intricate part of our experience—it would seem that the passage of time is a prerequisite for having any experience at all—and yet recalcitrant questions … Continue reading

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Rationality and the Genetic Challenge: Making People Better? (Cambridge Law, Medicine and Ethics)

Should we make people healthier, smarter, and longer-lived if genetic and medical advances enable us to do so? Matti Häyry asks this question in the context of genetic testing and selection, cloning and stem cell research, gene therapies and enhancements. … Continue reading

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Kant’s Doctrine of Right: A Commentary

Published in 1797, the Doctrine of Right is Kant’s most significant contribution to legal and political philosophy. As the first part of the Metaphysics of Morals, it deals with the legal rights which persons have or can acquire, and aims … Continue reading

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The Origins of Responsibility (Studies in Continental Thought)

François Raffoul approaches the concept of responsibility in a manner that is distinct from its traditional interpretation as accountability of the willful subject. Exploring responsibility in the works of Nietzsche, Sartre, Levinas, Heidegger, and Derrida, Raffoul identifies decisive moments in … Continue reading

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An Ethics of Interrogation

The act of interrogation, and debate over its use, pervade our culture, whether through fictionalized depictions in movies and television or discussions of real-life interrogations on the news. But despite daily mentions of the practice in the media, there is … Continue reading

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