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Merab Mamardashvili, Alisa Slaughter, Julia Sushytska

A Spy for an Unknown Country: Essays and Lectures by Merab Mamardashvili

Soviet-era philosopher Merab Mamardashvili developed an original and subtle philosophical system distinct from both his orthodox and dissident colleagues. This volume provides English-speaking audiences with a range of his lectures and writings on ancient philosophy, civil society, the European ...

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James Richard Mensch

Decisions and Transformations

To say that we are embodied subjects is to affirm that we are both extended and conscious: both a part of the material world and a place where that world comes to presence. The ambiguity inherent in our being both can be put in terms of a double “being in.” Thus, while it is true that the ...

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Allegory in Early Greek Philosophy examines the role that allegory plays in Greek thought, particularly in the transition from the mythic tradition of the archaic poets to the philosophical traditions of the Presocratics and Plato. It explores how a mode of speech that "says one thing, but ...

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In the 1930s, a young Samuel Beckett confessed to a friend that he had been living his life according to an ‘abject self-referring quietism’. Andy Wimbush argues that ‘quietism’—a philosophical and religious attitude of renunciation and will-lessness—is a key to understanding ...

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Raymond C Barfield, Alexander Gungov, Donald Phillip Verene

The Poetic Apriori: Philosophical Imagination in a Meaningful Universe

Theories about the nature and function of philosophical imagination depend on our understanding of what kind of universe we inhabit. Some theories are compelling if the universe is meaningful as a whole, but they make no sense if it is not. Raymond C. Barfield discusses conditions that would be ...

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Filippo Bertolini

Natur – Wert – Mensch

Lässt sich ein moralisches Verhältnis des Menschen zur Natur rational begründen? Auf der Suche nach einer rationalen Fundierung einer Umweltethik beleuchtet Filippo Bertolini das ethische Problem der Interaktion zwischen Mensch und Natur aus der Perspektive der Analytischen Philosophie ...

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Dustin Peone argues that memory is the foundation of philosophical thought. This may seem strange to the contemporary reader, but it is something that philosophers themselves have known since before Socrates. Peone advocates a doctrine of “memory as philosophy” that ties philosophical ...

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Is there such a thing as a fundamental reality, something which was around before our universe came into existence and which will still remain when all matter, time, and space itself ultimately disappear? Something fundamental which, in turn, can make space and time and matter arise from ...

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Catarina Belo explores the question of spirit in the history of philosophy and in various philosophical disciplines, highlighting its meaning and significance for Thomas Aquinas, George Berkeley, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, among other major figures. Belo argues that some of the ...

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Peter Kleinert

Physik & Metaphysik

Welche Frage wiegt schwerer als die nach unserer Stellung in der Welt? Wer sie heute noch zulässt und nach Antworten sucht, der „muss die Errungenschaften und die Problematik der Quantentheorie einbeziehen“, meint der Physiker und Wissenschaftsphilosoph Bernard d’Espagnat, und fügt sogar ...

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