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Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher

by Alfred I Tauber Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9780691145525
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Freud began university intending to study both medicine and philosophy. But he was ambivalent about philosophy, regarding it as...

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Paradox

by Margaret Cuonzo The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/2014
ISBN:
9780262525497
Format:
Pbk 240 pages

Thinkers have been fascinated by paradox since long before Aristotle grappled with Zeno's. In this volume in The MIT Press Essential...

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Burning with Desire: the Conception of Photography

by Geoffrey Batchen The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/1999
ISBN:
9780262522595
Format:
Pb+ 286 pages

'Given its ambitious and groundbreaking scope, Burning with Desire is bound to become the touchstone for any further consideration...

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Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

by Susan Buck-Morss The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/1991
ISBN:
9780262521642
Format:
Pbk 512 pages

Walter Benjamin's magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialectics of Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive...

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In Praise of Reason: Why Rationality Matters for Democracy

by Michael P Lynch The MIT Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780262526050
Format:
Pb+ 184 pages

Why does reason matter, if (as many people seem to think) in the end everything comesdown to blind faith or gut instinct? Why...

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Badiou Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

by Alex Ling I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781780762609
Format:
Pbk 160 pages

He has been regarded with suspicion by some, as an anti-postmodernist who dared to write about unfashionable concepts such as...

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Vocation and Responsibility of the Philosopher

by Gianni Vattimo Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
08/2010
ISBN:
9780231152426
Format:
Hbk 168 pages

Over the course of his career, Gianni Vattimo has assumed a number of public and private identities and has pursued multiple intellectual...

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What Makes Us Think? A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue about Ethics Human Nature and the Brain

by Jean-Pierre Changeux Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
02/2002
ISBN:
9780691092850
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

Will understanding our brains help us to know our minds? Or is there an unbridgeable distance between the work of neuroscience...

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Modernity and Its Discontents – Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

by Steven Smith Yale University Press
Pub Date:
12/2016
ISBN:
9780300198393
Format:
Hbk 416 pages

Steven Smith examines the concept of modernity, not as the end product of historical developments but as a state of mind. He explores...

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Thoughtings: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes in Poetry to Think With

by Peter Worley and Andrew Day Crown House Publishing
Pub Date:
09/2012
ISBN:
9781781350874
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

Thoughtings is a poetry collection with a difference.The name ‘Thoughtings’ was inspired by a 5-year old who, when asked to...

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On the Museum's Ruins

by Douglas Crimp The MIT Press
Pub Date:
05/1995
ISBN:
9780262531269
Format:
Pb+ 368 pages

Crimp's essays comprise one of the most interesting and incisive bodies of work on practices of contemporary art in relationships...

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Is Oedipus Online?: Siting Freud after Freud

by Jerry Aline Flieger The MIT Press
Pub Date:
05/2005
ISBN:
9780262562072
Format:
Pbk 428 pages

'Can Freud be 'updated' in the twenty-first century, or is he a venerated but outmoded genius?' asks Jerry Aline Flieger. In Is...

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Beneath the Surface: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology

by Eric Katz, A Light and D Rothenberg The MIT Press
Pub Date:
06/2000
ISBN:
9780262611497
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

Includes 4 chapters by Australian contributors: * Ariel Salleh, University of Western Sydney * Arran Gare - Swinburne...

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Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock Welles Renoir

by Irving Singer The MIT Press
Pub Date:
10/2005
ISBN:
9780262693288
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

Although Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Jean Renoir do not pontificate about 'eternal verities or analytical niceties,' as...

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Slim Book about Narrow Content

by Gabriel Segal The MIT Press
Pub Date:
06/2000
ISBN:
9780262692304
Format:
Pb+ 189 pages

Philosophies of mind & language defending the idea of internalism. A good understanding of the nature of a property requires...

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