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xii, 97 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Critique of pure madness Book I: Toposophy 1.1 The undamaged and the contagious 1.2 Saturated immanence and transcendence x 1.3 Socratic divergence Book II: Theory of the trans-ject 2.1 Being-outside 2.2 Coalitions 2.3 Ab-solved freedom 2.4 Language and dis-joining 2.5 On the subject of animals Book III: The metaphysical proposition 3.1 The transgression of the principle of the excluded middle 3.2 The leap and the loop 3.3 The unlocatable 3.4 The madwoman of the out-of-place 3.5 Science(s), art, politics What cries out.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277551 20171106
This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside "atopia": not utopia, a dreamt place out of the world where everything would be perfect, but atopia, the internal outside that is at the core of every being. Atopia is neither an object that an "object-oriented ontology" would be able to formalize, nor the matter that "new materialisms" could identify. Atopia is what constitutes the existence of any object or subject, its singularity or more precisely its "eccentricity." Etymologically, to exist means "to be outside" and the book argues that every entity is outside, thrown in the world, wandering without any ontological anchor. In this regard, a radicalized existentialism does not privilege human beings (as Sartre and Heidegger did), but considers existence as a universal condition that concerns every being. It is important to offer a radical existentialism because the current denial of the outside is politically, and aesthetically, damaging. Only an atopian philosophy-a bizarre, extravagant, heretic philosophy-can care for our fear of the outside. For therapeutic element, a radical existentialism favors everything that challenges the compact immanence in which we are trapped, losing capacity to imagine political alternatives. To sustain these alternatives, the book identifies the atopia as a condition of the possibility to break immanence and analyze these breaks in human and animal subjectivity, language, politics and metaphysics.
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Green Library
ix, 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xvi, 353 pages ; 23 cm.
"This book examines the surprising ramifications of Kant's late account of practical reason's obligatory ends as well as a revolutionary implication of his theory of property. It thereby sheds new light on Kant's lace in the history of modern moral philosophy."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
x, 137 pages ; 21 cm
  • Presocratics : ancient antecedents
  • Presocratics : the modern constellation
  • Philosophy
  • Rationality
  • Origins
  • What is at stake.
Green Library
183 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Introduction: Derrida and the New Materialism Chapter One: Reading Derrida Reading Religion Chapter Two: Surviving Christianity Chapter Three: Political Theology Without Sovereignty Chapter Four: Interrupting Heidegger with a Ram: Derrida Reads Celan Chapter Five: Derrida, Lacan and OOO: Philosophy of Religion at the End of the World Chapter Six: Radical Theology and the Event: Caputo's Derridean Gospel Chapter Seven: Deconstructive Plasticity: Malabou's Biological Materialism Chapter Eight: Quantum Derrida: Barad's Hauntological Materialism Afterword: The Sins of the Fathers-A Love Letter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277841 20171218
What are we to make of Jacques Derrida's famous claim that "every other is every other, " if the other could also be an object, a stone or an elementary particle? Derrida's philosophy is relevant not just for human ethical language and animality, but to profound developments in the physical and natural sciences, as well as ecology. Derrida After the End of Writing argues for the importance of reading Derrida's later work from a new materialist perspective. In conversation with Heidegger, Lacan, and Deleuze, and critically engaging newer philosophies of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology, Crockett claims that Derrida was never a linguistic idealist. Furthermore, something changes in his later philosophy something that cannot be simply described as a "turn." In Catherine Malabou's terms, there is a shift from a motor scheme of writing to a motor scheme of plasticity. Crockett explores some of the implications of interpreting Derrida through the new materialist lens of technicity or plasticity, attending to the significance of ethics, religion, and politics in his later work. By reading Derrida from a new materialist perspective, Crockett provides fresh readings of his ideas of sovereignty, religion, responsibility, and mourning. These new readings produce fruitful engagements with the thinkers who have followed Derrida, including Malabou, Timothy Morton, John D. Caputo, and Karen Barad. Here is a new reading of Derrida that moves beyond conventional understandings of poststructuralism and deconstruction, a reading that is responsive to and critical of some of the crucial developments shaping the humanities today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277841 20171218
Green Library
xiii, 264 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
v, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
x, 163 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
266 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Two Case Studies: The Impression-Idea and Simple-Complex Distinctions Chapter 2: Hume's Scientific Realism Chapter 3: The Course of Science: Substance, Language, and Reason Chapter 4: The Science of Body Chapter 5 - Necessary Connection and Substantial Explanation Chapter 6: Explanation and Personal Identity in the Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138503137 20171106
Hume's Science of Human Nature is an investigation of the philosophical commitments underlying Hume's methodology in pursuing what he calls `the science of human nature'. It argues that Hume understands scientific explanation as aiming at explaining the inductively-established universal regularities discovered in experience via an appeal to the nature of the substance underlying manifest phenomena. For years, scholars have taken Hume to employ a deliberately shallow and demonstrably untenable notion of scientific explanation. By contrast, Hume's Science of Human Nature sets out to update our understanding of Hume's methodology by using a more sophisticated picture of science as a model.
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Green Library
147 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
xii, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements 1 Introduction: Identity in Changing Times â The Historical Development of Anekantavada â â First Stage: Discourse within the Jain Community â â Second Stage: Indian Inter-school Discourse â â Third Stage: Colonial Discourse â â Fourth Stage: Global Discourse â The Structure of the Book 2 Who are the Jains? A Community between Indian Tradition and Global Modernity â The Fordmakers â Beliefs and Worship â Punya and Papa â The Historical Development of Jainism â Conclusion 3 Jains in Inner-indian Dialogue â The Schools of Indian Philosophy â The Historical Development of Jain Philosophy â The Classical Concept of Anekantavada â Plurality in Jain Ontology â â Indian Ontologies â â An Ontology of Organic Plurality â â Origination, Destruction and Persistence â â Substance, Qualities and Modifications â â The Complex Union of Reality â Classical Applications â â Universals â â Relations â â Cause and Effect â â The Nature of the Soul â Plurality in Jain Discursive Logic â â Logic in India â â The Nyaya Inference Model â â The Aim of Indian Logic â â Jain Logic: Every Statement is Conditional â â Sevenfold Predication â â Yasovijaya's Interpretation of the Saptabhangi â â Sankara's Criticism of Jain Logic â â Jain Logic, Nyaya Logic, Western Logic â Plurality and Perfect Knowledge â â Jain Soteriology â â The Stages of Knowledge â â Limited Knowledge: The View-points â â False Views and Absolutism â â What the Omniscient Know â â Plurality in the Light of Omniscience â â Kundakunda's Two Viewpoints â Conclusion 4 Plurality in Modern Jain Dialogues â Tolerance and Interreligious Dialogue â â The World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago â â Indian Inclusivism â â The Limits of Jain Tolerance â â Gandhi and Shrimad Rajchandra â â Anekantavada as Intellectual Non-violence â â Anekantavada as Relativism â â Identity, Values and Doctrine â Jainism in Dialogue with Science â â The Historical Context â â A Scientific Religion? â â Jainism as Scientific Theory â Jain Diplomacy â â Jain Environmental Activism â â Acharya Sushil Kumar and Religious Diplomacy â Conclusion 5 Jain Dialogic Identity - Then and Now â Anekantavada between Philosophy and Rhetorics â Four Understandings of anekantavada â â A Philosophical Understanding of anekantavada â â A Conservative Modern Understanding of anekantavada â â A Modernist Understanding of anekantavada â â A Lay Orthodox Understanding of anekantavada â Who Speaks for anekantavada? â Conclusion Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339309 20171218
In Jain Approaches to Plurality Melanie Barbato offers a new perspective on the Jain teaching of plurality (anekantavada) and how it allowed Jains to engage with other discourses from Indian inter-school philosophy to global interreligious dialogue. Jainism, one of the world's oldest religions, has managed to both adapt and preserve its identity across time through its inherently dialogical outlook. Drawing on a wide range of textual sources and original research in India, Barbato analyses the encounters between Jains and non-Jains in the classical, colonial and global context. Jain Approaches to Plurality offers a comprehensive introduction to anekantavada as a non-Western resource for understanding plurality and engaging in dialogue. "Building upon earlier work in this field without simply reduplicating it, Melanie Barbato's work delves deeply into the question of the relevance of Jain approaches to religious and philosophical diversity to contemporary issues of inter-religious dialogue, and dialogues across worldviews more generally. (...) This work is a most welcome contribution to the conversation." - Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College. April 2017. Author of Jainism: An Introduction.
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Green Library

13. Kant for architects [2018]

xvi, 145 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Why Kant Now? 1. Placing Kant: The City of Konigsberg/ Kaliningrad. 2. The Critical Project and Architecture. 3. The Precarious Situation of Architecture and its Relation to Beauty. 4. From the Sublime to the Cosmopolitical: Building for an Infinitely Better Future. 5. Building Cosmopolitically?: "Fluid Geography" and "Total Thinking". Conclusion: Architects of the Future Unite! Further Reading. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415698689 20171211
This book introduces architects to a philosopher, Immanuel Kant, whose work was constantly informed by a concern for the world as an evolving whole. According to Kant, in this interconnected and dynamic world, humans should act as mutually dependent and responsible subjects. Given his future-oriented and ethico-politically concerned thinking, Kant is a thinker who clearly speaks to architects. This introduction demonstrates how his ideas bear pertinently and creatively upon the world in which we live now and for which we should care thoughtfully. Kant grounded his enlightened vision of philosophy's mission using an architectural metaphor: of the modest 'dwelling-house'. Far from constructing speculative 'castles in the sky' or vertiginous 'towers which reach to the heavens', he tells us that his humble aim is rather to build a 'secure home for ourselves', one which appropriately corresponds at once to the limited material resources available on our planet, and to our need for firm and solid principles to live by. This book also explores Kant's notions of cosmopolitics, which attempts to think politics from a global perspective by taking into account the geographical fact that the earth is a sphere with limited land mass and natural resources. Given the urgent topicality of sustainable development, these Kantian texts are of particular interest for architects of today. Students of architecture, who are necessarily trained in negotiating between theory and practice, gain much from considering Kant, whose critical project also consisted of testing and exploring the viability of ideas, so as to ascertain to what extent, and crucially, how ideas can have a constructive effect on the whole world, and on us as active agents therein.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415698689 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
379 pages ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 167 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
xxii, 456 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
viii, 164 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. Mind, Narrativity, and the Euro-Romance 1.1 The Narratological Essence of Mind 1.2 (A Narratological Narrative About) the Euro-Romance 2. Integral Consciousness 2.1 Experience 2.2 Phantasmagoria 2.3 Serio-Comedy 2.4 Philosophical Autobiography 2.5 Phenomenology of Mind 3. Embeddedness, Serio-Comedy, and the Third Ape 3.1 Embedded Existence 3.2 Embeddedness 3.3 Existence 3.4 Embedded Existence 3.5 The Serio-Comic Sense of Existence 3.6 A Philosophical Primatology 3.7 Mind as a Possibly Illegal Alien 3.8 De Profundis Clamavi 3.9 De Altus Clamavi 3.10 The Primatological View 3.11 deWaal's Bipolar Ape, or Apes as People 3.12 A Revised Diagnosis of Bipolarity, or People-as-Apes 3.13 Understanding Our Phantasmagoric Selves 3.14 The Adaptivity of Maladaptivity: The Human Brilliant Idiot 4. Welcome to the Fragmentorium! It's Ridiculous! 4.1 Failed (Serio-)Comedy #1: Crash in Practice 4.2 Failed (Serio-)Comedy #2: Mash-Up/Crash-Up 4.3 (Failed(?)) Serio-Comedy #3: Legacy Mania 4.4 (Maybe) Failed Serio-Comedy #4: Mash-up Legacy Breakdown 4.5 Failed Serio-Comedy #5: Anything and Everything 4.6 Failed Serio-Comedy #6: Gluttonous Media Overdose 4.7 A Crash of Civilization(s) 4.8 Zarathustra Returns to an Even Motlier Cow to Post an Imaginary Blog 4.9 Don't Tread on "My" Identity: Imaginary Victim Culture 4.10 Civilization is Mono(mania)culture, and That Might be Bad 4.11 Serio-Comic Relief?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138064119 20171106
The human mind has proven uniquely capable of unraveling untold mysteries, and yet, the mind is fundamentally challenged when it turns back on itself to ask what it itself is. How do we conceive of mind in this postmodern world; how can we use philosophical anthropology to understand mind and its functions? While philosophers and social scientists have made important contributions to our understanding of mind, existing theories are insufficient for penetrating the complexities of mind in the 21st century. Mind Unmasked: A Political Phenomenology of Consciousness draws on 20th century philosophies of consciousness to explain the phenomenon of mind in the broadest sense of the word. Michael A. Weinstein and Timothy M. Yetman develop a thought provoking discourse that moves beyond the nature of the human experience of mind at both the individual and interpersonal levels and present a meditation on life in the contemporary world of global mass-mediated human culture.
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Green Library
xv, 218 pages ; 24 cm
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface By Way of Introduction Chapter 1: Man, Time, and A Man in His Times on the Precipice On Meeting Kojeve The Double Dare from a Modern's Modern The Double Dare ... ... from a Modern's Modern Chapter 2: Kojevian Time Phenomenology and the Time-Tyrant Problem The Nature and Importance of Time Phenomenology Self-Worth and the Origin of Kojevian Time Kojeve's Time as Related to Space The Story of Master-tyrant and Slave as Seen in Kojeve's Time Phenomenology Kojeve's Time-Tyrant Dilemma Kojeve's Master-tyrant Outside Human Time Kojeve's Master-tyrant Outside Animal Time Kojeve's Time-Tyrant Problem in the Context of Kojeve's Philosophy Sparing the Double Dare from Double Talk: The Plausibility of Kojeve's Reading of Time into Tyranny Chapter 3: Time Phenomenology In and On Kojeve Reenter Kojeve's Time Temptations in Reading Kojeve: Timeliness and the End of Time A Kitchen in Sokolniki: Contours of the Present Human Time The Either/Or of the Time-Tyrant Problem The Case Study of Napoleon The Descending Napoleon The Ascending Napoleon The Legacy of the Time-Tyrant Dilemma: A Kojevian "Politics" Based on Universality Kojeve's Samurai The Struggle for Possession of the Universal: the Time-Tyrant Problem as the Fulcrum of the Strauss-Kojeve Exchange Chapter 4: Attempt of Kojeve's Thinkers to Resolve the Time-Tyrant Problem The Importance of Kojevian Ideas In a Manner of Speaking: Kojevian Circularity - the Script of the Dual, the Instantaneous and the Total Speaking Of and About Master-Tyrants: Kojeve's "Top Down" and "Bottom Up" Response "Top Down" Revelation "Bottom Up" Dialectic Audition One: Revelation and the Kojevian Wise Man The Wise Man as Revealing The Wise Man As Revealed The Wise Man Transformed to Philosopher in the Face of the Master-Tyrant: The Case Study of Socrates and Thrasymachus Audition Two: the Philosopher's Role in Dialectic and the Conundrum of Kojevian Desire in Human Time Kojeve's Nuclear Culture of Two and the Strauss Critique of Homogeneity Kojeve's Escape from the Time-Tyrant Dilemma: a Renege of the Double Dare Through Encounters with Nature Chapter 5: In the Shadow of War: The Beginning of Kojeve's Answer to the Time-Tyrant Problem Wartime and Evolution in Kojeve's Corpus The Turn in Kojeve's Outline Droit as Time Proceeds Practical Implications of Kojeve's Turn in the Outline Chapter 6: As Sand-Patties Become Sand Castles: Enter Kojeve's Bourgeois Tyrant The Move Toward a Master-tyrant at Work Kojeve's Broad Understanding of the Political through the Jurisprudential Kojeve's Noble and Ignoble Political Animals Chapter 7: Kojeve's Return to Conventional Politics - at an Unconventional Time Of Kojeve's Time First, Of Kojeve's Times Second A Reprise: Inside-Out Time Phenomenology in the Post-War Kojeve Politics Beyond Desire for Desire: Time and Kojevian Authority Instructions to the Chief and the Conundrum of Implementation in the "Germ" of the End State The Time of the Introduction Reexamined: A Bifurcated Present to Match a Bifurcated Master-tyrant Of Wise Men Reconsidered and Reread: The Strauss-Kojeve Exchange as a Final Futile Attempt to Pair the Master-Tyrant with a Thinker Bibliography Primary sources Secondary Sources Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412865418 20171121
Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice maintains that political philosopher Alexandre Kojeve (1901-68) has been both famously misunderstood and famous for being misunderstood. Kojeve was famously understood by interpreters for seeing an "end of history" (an end that would display universal free democracies and even freer markets) as critical to his thought. He became famously misunderstood when interpreters, at the end of the twentieth century, placed such an end at the center of his thought. This book reads Kojeve again - as a thinker of time, not its end. It presents Kojeve as a philosopher and precisely as a time phenomenologist, rather than as a New Age guru. The book shows how Kojeve's time is inherently political, and indeed tyrannical, for being about his understanding of human relation. However, Kojeve's views on time and tyranny prove his undoing for making rule impossible because of what the book terms the "time-tyrant problem." Kojeve's entire political corpus is best understood as an attempt to rectify this problem. So understood, Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice provides fresh perspective on the true nature of Kojevian irony, Kojeve's aims in the Strauss-Kojeve exchange, and how Kojeve at his best captures a philosophical, phenomenological time, one that marks some of the most dynamic and unique events of the twentieth century. Headlines have largely erased the notion that history has ended. Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice, on the other hand, provides the philosophical justification for arguing that the end of the last millennium was not an end and that, for his view of time, Kojeve remains a thinker for the times ahead.ã ã .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412865418 20171121
Green Library
160 p. ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 252 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Das Realismusproblem als Scheinproblem
  • Das Realismusproblem als Scheinproblem bei Carnap
  • Die Scheinproblem-These
  • Empirischer vs. metaphysischer Realismus
  • Auf dem Weg zur Wissenschaftslogik
  • Das Realismusproblem als Scheinproblem bei Schlick
  • Die Position des frühen Schlick
  • Schlicks Wiener Wende
  • Verifikationsprinzip und 'Fundamentalismus'
  • Empirischer Realismus als "konsequenter Empirismus"?
  • Weiterführende Ansätze
  • Nagel und Stein
  • Fine
  • Das Realismusproblem als Sprachproblem
  • Das Realismusproblem als Sprachproblem bei Reichenbach
  • Reichenbachs früher Kantianismus
  • Der Übergang zum Empirismus
  • Experience and Prediction
  • Entscheidungen, Projektionen und die "cubical world" : Analogie
  • Induktive oder pragmatische Begründung des realistischen 'Rahmenwerks'?
  • Auf dem Weg zur Position des späten Reichenbach
  • Das Realismusproblem als Sprachproblem bei Feigl
  • Feigl und der Wiener Kreis
  • Feigl in Amerika
  • "Existential Hypotheses"
  • Das Symposion von 1950
  • Bezüge zum Leib-Seele-Problem
  • Das Realismusproblein als Sprachproblem bei Hempel und beim späteren Carnap
  • Vorbemerkungen zu Hempel
  • Carnap über den "methodologischen Charakter" theoretischer Begriffe
  • Hempel über das "Dilemma des Theoretikers"
  • Ramseyfizierung à la Hempel vs. Ramseyfizierung à la Carnap
  • Alles nur ein sprachliches Problem?
  • Weiterführende Ansätze
  • Maxwell
  • Putnam und Psillos
  • Das Realismusproblem als Wirklichkeitsproblem
  • Das Realismusproblem als Wirklichkeitsproblem bei Kraft
  • Die philosophischen Anfänge Krafts
  • Kraft im und zum Wiener Kreis
  • Grundzüge eines konstruktiven Realismus, Empirismus
  • Was blieb vom Wiener Kreis?
  • Das Realismusproblem als Wirklichkeitsproblem bei Kaila
  • Kailas frühe Kritik am logischen Positivismus
  • Die beiden "Beiträge" zum logischen Empirismus
  • Das Invarianzprinzip
  • Messung und Strukturen
  • Die Position des späten Kaila
  • Metrologischer Strukturenrealismus?
  • Die natürliche Ontologie der Physik
  • Realismus und Strukturen
  • "Denn was man messen kann, das existiert auch..."
  • Die invariantistische Klammer
  • Schluss
  • Literatur.
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