Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity: The by Andrew Wernick

By Andrew Wernick

This booklet deals an exhilarating reinterpretation of Auguste Comte, the founding father of French sociology. Andrew Wernick offers the 1st in-depth critique of Comte's proposal of faith and its position in his pondering on politics, sociology and philosophy of technological know-how. He areas Comte's principles in the context of post-1789 French political and highbrow background, and of contemporary philosophy, in particular postmodernism. Wernick relates Comte to Marx and Nietzsche as seminal figures of modernity and examines key positive factors of contemporary and postmodern French social idea, tracing the inherent flaws and disintegration of Comte's method.

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Between reason and experience : essays in technology and by Andrew Feenberg

By Andrew Feenberg

The applied sciences, markets, and administrations of cutting-edge wisdom society are in quandary. we are facing habitual mess ups in each area: weather swap, strength shortages, fiscal meltdown. The procedure is damaged, regardless of every thing the technocrats declare to understand approximately technology, expertise, and economics. those difficulties are exacerbated through the truth that this present day strong applied sciences have unexpected results that disrupt daily life; the hot masters of expertise usually are not restricted by means of the classes of expertise, and speed up swap to the purpose the place society is in consistent turmoil. In among cause and adventure, major thinker of know-how Andrew Feenberg makes a case for the interdependence of reason--scientific wisdom, technical rationality--and event. Feenberg examines varied elements of the tangled dating among expertise and society from the point of view of severe concept of know-how, an process he has pioneered during the last two decades. Feenberg issues to 2 examples of democratic interventions into expertise: the web (in which person initiative has motivated layout) and the environmental stream (in which technology coordinates with protest and policy). He examines methodological purposes of severe concept of know-how to the case of the French Minitel computing community and to the dating among nationwide tradition and expertise in Japan. eventually, Feenberg considers the philosophies of know-how of Heidegger, Habermas, Latour, and Marcuse. The sluggish extension of democracy into the technical sphere, Feenberg argues, is likely one of the nice political modifications of our time.

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Feuerbach by Leopoldo Sandonà

By Leopoldo Sandonà

Ludwig Feuerbach, esponente della sinistra hegeliana, è considerato l’“anello di collegamento” tra Hegel e Marx, in quanto trasferì l’idealismo hegeliano sul terreno della realtà, del finito, della concretezza. Inoltre, elaborò il concetto di “alienazione religiosa”, secondo il quale l’individuo deve riappropriarsi di ciò che aveva originariamente proiettato in Dio, vale a dire della coscienza di sé, del suo essere, dei suoi ideali. L’assoluto, appunto, non è altro che l’uomo e questi non potrà trovare che in se stesso l’ideale che ricerca. Anche questo concetto verrà rielaborato da Marx in senso materialista estendendolo alla critica dell’alienazione dell’uomo nella società capitalistica. in keeping with molti commentatori, Feuerbach è il pensatore che ha superato storicamente l’astrattezza della filosofia idealistica mettendo al centro l. a. soggettività e los angeles coscienza di sé, cardini dello sviluppo del pensiero filosofico di wonderful Ottocento e del Novecento.

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Starting with Mill by John R. Fitzpatrick

By John R. Fitzpatrick

John Stuart Mill used to be probably the most vital and influential British philosophers. while one considers his total highbrow contributions, Mill is arguably an important highbrow determine of the 19th century. protecting the entire key innovations of his paintings, beginning with Mill offers an available creation to the information of this highly major philosopher.

Clearly established in line with Mill's key works, the publication leads the reader via an intensive evaluate of the advance of his inspiration, leading to a extra thorough figuring out of the roots of his philosophical matters. providing assurance of the entire diversity of Mill's rules, the publication explores his contributions to metaphysics and epistemology, good judgment, psychology, political economic climate, ethics, utilitarianism, and liberalism. The booklet introduces the most important thinkers whose paintings proved influential within the improvement of Mill's notion, together with Jeremy Bentham, James Mill, Adam Smith, John Locke and the opposite British Empiricists.

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The Unity of Philosophical Experience by Etienne Gilson

By Etienne Gilson

Etienne Gilson the easiest precis of this booklet is within the authors phrases from the forword: "It is the right kind objective and scope of the current e-book to teach that the background of philosophy makes philosophical feel, and to outline its which means in regard to the character of philosophical wisdom itself. therefore, a few of the doctrines, in addition to the sure elements of those doctrines, that have been taken under consideration during this quantity, shouldn't be regarded as arbitrarily chosen fragments from a few abridged description of the medieval and smooth philosophy, yet as a sequence of concrete philosophical experiments specifically selected for his or her dogmatic value. each one of them represents a distinct try to take care of philosophical wisdom in accordance with a definite approach, and them all, taken jointly, make up a philosophical event. the truth that all these experiments have yielded a similar end result will, as i'm hoping, justify the typical conclusion...that there's a centuries lengthy event of what philosophical wisdom is—and that such an adventure indicates a notable unity."

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War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands by Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, Hans Cools

By Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, Hans Cools

Exploring the results of warfare on kingdom strength in early smooth Europe, this booklet asks if army pageant elevated rulers' energy over their matters and cast extra smooth states, or if the lines of warfare holiday down political and administrative platforms. evaluating England and the Netherlands within the age of warrior princes similar to Henry VIII and Charles V, it examines the improvement of latest army and financial associations, and asks how mobilization for warfare replaced political relationships all through society.Towns in England, reminiscent of Norwich, York, Exeter, and Rye, are in comparison with cities within the Netherlands, corresponding to Antwerp, Leiden, 's-Hertogenbosch and Valenciennes, to work out how the magistrates' relatives with valuable executive and the city population have been changed by means of conflict. nice noblemen from the Howard and Percy households are set along their equivalents from the homes of Cro and Egmond to envision the function of recruitment, military command, and heroic attractiveness in preserving noble energy. the broader interactions of matters and rulers in wartime are reviewed to degree how successfully warfare prolonged princes' claims on their matters' loyalty and repair, their goals to manage information and opinion and to advertise nationwide id, and their skill to control the financial system and harness non secular switch to dynastic reasons. the result's a compelling yet nuanced photo of societies and polities validated and formed through the pressures of ever extra difficult struggle.

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Hegel's Social Philosophy: The Project of Reconciliation by Michael O. Hardimon

By Michael O. Hardimon

This publication presents an authoritative account of Hegel's social philosophy at a degree that presupposes no really expert wisdom of the topic. Hegel's social thought is designed to reconcile the person with the trendy social international. Michael Hardimon explores the concept that of reconciliation intimately and discusses Hegel's perspectives at the dating among individuality and social club, and at the kinfolk, civil society, and the country.

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Ethical Emotivism by Stephen Satris (auth.)

By Stephen Satris (auth.)

The basic contributions of this paintings are in 3 overlapping different types: (i) the heritage of principles (and specifically the background of the assumption of price) and ethical philosophy in either continental and Anglo-American traditions, (ii) the identity and interpretation of moral emotivism as one of many significant twentieth-century moral theories, and (iii) the evolution of a philosophically workable kind of moral emotivism as a substitute to utilitarianism and Kantianism. additionally, alongside the way in which, many specific issues are touched upon, e. g. , the relation of Hume to Stevenson and emotivism, the facti worth contrast, and human emotional and social nature. The paintings starts off through hard the got account of the advance of twentieth-century ethical philosophy, i. e. , the account that happens in all of the famous ancient books (such as G. c. Kerner, The Revolution in moral thought, Oxford, 1966; G. 1. Warnock, modern ethical Philosophy, London, 1967; W. D. Hudson, sleek ethical Philosophy, London, 1967; Mary Warnock, Ethics considering the fact that 1900, third ed. , Oxford, 1978; and W. D. Hudson, A Century of ethical Philosophy, big apple, 1980). This acquired account is not just the valuables of students of the historical past of contemporary ethical philosophy yet can also be in general assumed by means of philosophers themselves, and is repeated fairly uncritically within the literature at large.

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