kollekció: Filozófia

“Tévedni emberi dolog, de azért velem is előfordulhat.”
(Rejtő Jenő)

Jodi Picoult - Tizenkilenc ​perc
Tizenkilenc ​perc alatt lenyírhatod a ház előtt a füvet. Befestheted a hajad. Megnézheted egy hokimeccs első harmadát... Tizenkilenc perc alatt meg tudod állítani a világot, és akár le is szállhatsz róla.

Paulo Coelho - O ​Demônio e a Senhorita Prym
Uma ​cidade decadente parada no tempo nas montanhas... Uma jovem sonhadora que lia livros na margem do rio e ambicionava sair da aldeia... Uma velha permanentemente sentada diante da sua porta, assistida pelo espírito do seu falecido marido... Um estrangeiro com barras de ouro... Estes são os personagens e o cenário de uma história em que o estrangeiro, certamente o Demónio, segundo a velha, propõe à jovem, senhorita Prym, dar as barras de ouro à pequena comunidade... mas a contrapartida era assustadora. Edição didáctica com sugestões de leitura de Rita Sousa Lopes.

Karl Pilkington - More ​Moaning
After ​going on a journey of discovery in The Moaning of Life, the enlightened one - otherwise known as Karl Pilkington - finds himself back on the road. In his search for the answers to life's big questions, Karl has therapy in Tokyo to try and reduce the size of his head, he spends time in California with a man and his five wives, in New York he tries his hand at painting with his own vomit and travels to Berlin to have his future predicted by a blind man, via his bum cheeks. Will his travels around the world bring him any closer to the meaning of life? Find out in his hilarious new book.

Steven Pinker - Matt Ridley - Alain de Botton - Malcolm Gladwell - Do ​Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?
Four ​of the world’s most renowned thinkers take on one of the biggest debates of the modern era. “It’s just a brute fact that we don't throw virgins into volcanoes any more. We don't execute people for shoplifting a cabbage. And we used to.” - Steven Pinker “The idea that because things have gotten better in the past they will continue to do so in the future is a fallacy I would have thought confined to the lower reaches of Wall Street.” - Malcolm Gladwell

Viktor E. Frankl - …trotzdem ​Ja zum Leben sagen
Mehrere ​Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.

Paulo Coelho - O ​Alquimista
O ​Alquimista relata as aventuras de Santiago, um jovem pastor andaluz, que um dia abandona o seu rebanho para ir em busca de uma quimera: realizar o seu destino e cumprir a sua Lenda Pessoal. Numa viagem através do deserto, Santiago descobrirá a sua forma de alquimia, de aprender a ouvir a voz do coração e a ver além do que os olhos nos dão a ver, encontrando um sentido profundo para a sua vida.

Alice Walker - We ​Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Ismeretlen szerző - Metszéspontok ​a fenomenológia és a hermeneutika határvidékén
Talán ​nem túlzás állítani, hogy a kortárs kontinentális filozófia két legmarkánsabb és legjelentősebb irányzata a fenomenológia és a filozófiai hermeneutika. E két filozófiai megközelítésmód története a kezdetektől fogva szorosan összefonódott. A fenomenológia gondolatrendszerének kidolgozása Edmund Husserl nevéhez fűződik, aki Logische Untersuchungen címmel írt munkájára támaszkodva dolgozta ki a transzcendentális fenomenológiát. A fiatalabb fenomenológusok azonban többnyire nem maradtak meg a transzcendentális fenomenológia keretei között, hanem új utakat kerestek, konfliktusba kerülve a fenomenológiai mozgalom alapítójával, Husserllel. A hermeneutikai és a fenomenológiai gondolatvilág ütköztetése és összeötvözése új törekvések kiindulópontjává vált, elsősorban Martin Heidegger alapműve, a Lét és idő rendkívüli hatásának következtében. A filozófiai hermeneutika későbbi, máig befolyásos kidolgozását Hans-Georg Gadamernek köszönhetjük, aki az 50-es években Heidegger munkásságára támaszkodva írta meg az Igazság és módszert, melyet ezen irányzat második alapműveként tartanak számon. A hermeneutika és a fenomenológia tárgykörében már számos tanulmánykötet, fordítás és értekezés jelent meg hazánkban, mely tény önmagában is jelzi, hogy meglehetősen nagy a szakmai érdeklődés e tematika iránt. A kötet e két tradíció konfliktusait próbálja meg körbejárni magyar és nemzetközileg elismert külföldi kutatók tanulmányain keresztül.

Daniel C. Dennett - From ​Bacteria to Bach and Back
One ​of America’s foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind. How did we come to have minds? For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists, poets, and philosophers, who have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled ability to create, imagine, and explain. Disciples of Darwin have long aspired to explain how consciousness, language, and culture could have appeared through natural selection, blazing promising trails that tend, however, to end in confusion and controversy. Even though our understanding of the inner workings of proteins, neurons, and DNA is deeper than ever before, the matter of how our minds came to be has largely remained a mystery. That is now changing, says Daniel C. Dennett. In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, his most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet, he builds on ideas from computer science and biology to show how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. Part philosophical whodunit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett’s legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought. In his inimitable style―laced with wit and arresting thought experiments―Dennett explains that a crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Language, itself composed of memes, turbocharged this interplay. Competition among memes―a form of natural selection―produced thinking tools so well-designed that they gave us the power to design our own memes. The result, a mind that not only perceives and controls but can create and comprehend, was thus largely shaped by the process of cultural evolution. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers, scientists, and thinkers, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain anyone eager to make sense of how the mind works and how it came about.

Eugene Thacker - Starry ​Speculative Corpse
Could ​it be that the more we know about the world, the less we understand it? Could it be that, while everything has been explained, nothing has meaning? Extending the ideas presented in his book In The Dust of This Planet, Eugene Thacker explores these and other issues in Starry Speculative Corpse. But instead of using philosophy to define or to explain the horror genre, Thacker reads works of philosophy as if they were horror stories themselves, revealing a rift between human beings and the unhuman world of which they are part. Along the way we see philosophers grappling with demons, struggling with doubt, and wrestling with an indifferent cosmos. At the center of it all is the philosophical drama of the human being confronting its own limits. Not a philosophy of horror, but a horror of philosophy. Thought that stumbles over itself, as if at the edge of an abyss. Starry Speculative Corpse is the second volume of the "Horror of Philosophy" trilogy, together with the first volume, In The Dust of This Planet, and the third volume, Tentacles Longer Than Night.

Eugene Thacker - In ​The Dust of This Planet
The ​world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in which we live - a central motif of the horror genre. Thacker's discourse on the intersection of horror and philosophy is utterly original and utterly captivating...In the Dust of This Planet is an encyclopedic grimoire instructing us in the varieties of esoteric thought and infernal diversions that exist for the reader's further investigation, treating us to a delightful stroll down a midway of accursed attractions that alone are worth the ticket of this volume. (Thomas Ligotti, author of The Conspiracy Against the Human Race)

Eugene Thacker - Tentacles ​Longer Than Night
Our ​contemporary horror stories are written in a world where there seems little faith, lost hope, and no salvation. All that remains is the fragmentary and occasionally lyrical testimony of the human being struggling to confront its lack of reason for being in the vast cosmos. This is the terrain of the horror genre. Eugene Thacker explores this situation in Tentacles Longer Than Night. Extending the ideas presented in his book In The Dust of This Planet, Thacker considers the relationship between philosophy and the horror genre. But instead of taking fiction as the mere illustration of ideas, Thacker reads horror stories as if they themselves were works of philosophy, driven by a speculative urge to question human knowledge and the human-centric view of the world, ultimately leading to the limit of the human—thought undermining itself, in thought. Tentacles Longer Than Night is the third volume of the "Horror of Philosophy" trilogy, together with the first volume, In The Dust of This Planet, and the second volume, Starry Speculative Corpse.

Gabrielle Bernstein - The ​Universe Has Your Back
Through ​acceptance, surrender, and a commitment to her continually evolving spiritual path, New York Times best-selling author and international speaker Gabrielle Bernstein has been transforming her fear into faith. Her stories and universal lessons provide a framework for releasing the blocks to what everyone most longs for: happiness, security, and a clear direction. These lessons can help us relinquish the need to control in order to relax into a sense of certainty and freedom — to stop chasing life and truly live. Ride the swell of your energy and true power to find strength when you are down, synchronicity and support when you are lost, safety in the face of uncertainty, and joy in what might otherwise be pain. Bernstein has secrets to reveal, and she is determined to unleash the presence of your power with the comforting knowledge that the Universe has your back.

Michael Newton - Destiny ​of Souls
A ​pioneer in uncovering the secrets of life, internationally recognized spiritual hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton takes you once again into the heart of the spirit world. His groundbreaking research was first published in the bestselling Journey of Souls, the definitive study on the afterlife. Now, in Destiny of Souls, the saga continues with 70 case histories of real people who were regressed into their lives between lives. Dr. Newton answers the requests of the thousands of readers of the first book who wanted more details about various aspects of life on the other side. Destiny of Souls is also designed for the enjoyment of first-time readers who haven't read Journey of Souls. Explore the meaning behind your own spiritual memories as you read the stories of people in deep hypnosis, and learn fascinating details about: —Our purpose on Earth—Soul mates and spirit guides—Spiritual settings and where souls go after death—Soul travel between lives—Ways spirits connect with and comfort the living—The soul-brain connection —Why we choose certain bodies

Giovanni Chiaramonte - Andrey A. Tarkovsky - Instant ​Light
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Ryan Holiday - The ​Daily Stoic
Why ​have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

Dr. Harangozó József - Dimenziótlan ​világ
Előszó A ​mai "modern" világunkban az emberiségnek rá kellett döbbennie arra, hogy az élete vakvágányra futott. Önmagát és a környezetét esztelenül pusztítja. A legújabbkor büszke a tudományos vívmányaira, azt hiszi, hogy az egész világ kapuja tárva-nyitva áll előtte. Csak a közelmúlt eseményeinek félelmetes rémei ijesztettek ránk, s fájdalmasan vettük tudomásul, hogy a "tudomány" eszközei még a fennmaradásunkat sem képesek biztosítani. Elszomorító a jelenkor képe!

Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder - Ludwig Tieck - Egy ​művészetrajongó szerzetes vallomásai
Az ​1790-es években Wackenroder gyermekkori jó barátjával, Tieckkel bejárta a mai Bajorország és Szászország városait, melynek során nagy hatást tett rájuk a német középkori és reneszánsz művészeti hagyomány. Az e kötetben közölt írások ebben az időszakban készültek, és egy új művészeteszmény kialakulásáról tanúskodnak. Ez a könyvecske a német romantika egyik első dokumentuma.