Why must we believe that God is dead? Can we accept that traditional morality is just a ‘useful mistake’? Did the principle of ‘the will to power’ lead to the Holocaust? What are the limitations of scientific knowledge? Is human evolution complete or only beginning? It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Friedrich Nietzsche for our present epoch. His extraordinary insights into human psychology, morality, religion and power seem quite clairvoyant today: existentialism, psychoanalysis, semiotics and postmodernism are plainly anticipated in his writings – which are famously enigmatic and often contradictory.“Introducing Nietzsche” is the perfect guide to this exhilarating and oft-misunderstood philosopher.
Rupert Woodfin - Introducing Marxism
Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say? "Introducing Marxism" provides a fundamental account of Karl Marx's original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast 20th century revolutions. It assesses Marxism's Russian disciples, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin who forged a ruthless dogmatic Communism. The book examines the alternative Marxist approaches of Gramsci, the Frankfurt School of critical theory and the structuralist Marxism of Althusser in the 1960s. It marshals postmodern interpretations of Marxism and raises the spectre of 'post-Marxism' in Derrida's confrontation with Fukuyama's 'end of history' doctrine.
Liu Binjie - China's Philosophy on Foreign Affairs in the 21st Century
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Anthony Kenny - A New History of Western Philosophy
This is no less than a guide to the ideas that have undergirded Western civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the story of Western philosophy from ancient Greece to our own day. He introduces us to the great thinkers and their ideas, and pursues themes which have been constant concerns of philosophy. Through this monumental work, we discover how questions asked and answers offered by the great thinkers of the past remain vividly alive today.
Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World
When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.
Michael Hardt - Gilles Deleuze
The key to understanding Deleuze’s complete body of work. “Hardt’s interpretations are exceptionally well-grounded in the history of philosophical discourse, a discourse he exercises with discipline and rare insight. As the only major work on Deleuze in English, this book will undoubtedly set the standard for any future study of one of France’s most important thinkers-and it is a very high standard, indeed.” --Peggy Kamuf “A coherent and systematic reading of a philosopher who has consistently courted the incoherent and systematic. . . . What we must avoid are encounters with those who cultivate sad passions (the men of ressentiment in the Nietzschean formulation); and we must increase our power to compose new relationships with compatible bodies with whom we share a common notion. Hardt’s exceptional book is one such joyful encounter.” Times Literary Supplement
Ismeretlen szerző - Manga and Philosophy
Arguably the most important pop-culture import from the East to the West, manga is a phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. Yet just as much as it is a source of visual splendor and riveting storylines, manga — _the_ herald of the exotic and über-hip — stimulates intense philosophical interest. Drawing from Japanese art traditions, influenced by the impact of World War II, and a significant player in cross-cultural exchange, manga has rapidly become a literary force worldwide. Readers of all ages eagerly await the next installment of their favorite manga series and delight in discovering new titles. _Manga and Philosophy_ joins the lively discussion about manga by examining some of its major forms (_lolicon_ to _shonen_ to _shojo_), best titles (_Death Note_ to _Space Battleship Yamato_ to _Gunslinger Girl_), and the cultural factors surrounding it. Can demons be good? Is it morally wrong to sexualize schoolgirls? What do giant robots teach us about the ethics of war? All of these questions and more are dealt with professionally and accessibly, making _Manga and Philosophy_ all but indispensable for fans and scholars alike.
Ismeretlen szerző - Anime and Philosophy
_Anime and Philosophy_ focuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core. _Astro Boy_, _Dragon Ball Z_, _Ghost in the Shell_, and _Spirited Away_ are just a few of the films analyzed in this book. In these stories about monsters, robots, children, and spirits who grapple with the important questions in life we find insight crucial to our times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and the meaning — or meaninglessness — of life. Anime has become a worldwide phenomenon, reaching across genres, mediums, and cultures. For those wondering why so many people love anime or for die-hard fans who want to know more, _Anime and Philosophy_ provides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.
Thomas Lamarre - The Anime Machine
Despite the longevity of animation and its significance within the history of cinema, film theorists have focused on live-action motion pictures and largely ignored hand-drawn and computer-generated movies. Thomas Lamarre contends that the history, techniques, and complex visual language of animation, particularly Japanese animation, demands serious and sustained engagement, and in _The Anime Machine_ he lays the foundation for a new critical theory for reading Japanese animation, showing how anime fundamentally differs from other visual media. _The Anime Machine_ defines the visual characteristics of anime and the meanings generated by those specifically "animetic" effects–the multiplanar image, the distributive field of vision, exploded projection, modulation, and other techniques of character animation–through close analysis of major films and television series, studios, animators, and directors, as well as Japanese theories of animation. Lamarre first addresses the technology of anime: the cells on which the images are drawn, the animation stand at which the animator works, the layers of drawings in a frame, the techniques of drawing and blurring lines, how characters are made to move. He then examines foundational works of anime, including the films and television series of Miyazaki Hayao and Anno Hideaki, the multimedia art of Murakami Takashi, and CLAMP's manga and anime adaptations, to illuminate the profound connections between animators, characters, spectators, and technology. Working at the intersection of the philosophy of technology and the history of thought, Lamarre explores how anime and its related media entail material orientations and demonstrates concretely how the "animetic machine" encourages a specific approach to thinking about technology and opens new ways for understanding our place in the technologized world around us.
Alex Bandy - Chocolate and Chess
Chocolate and Chess is a Holocaust story with a twist that shocked even Elie Wiesel, a Cold War story, with spy vs. spy intrigue, an intellectual story and, alas, also very much a human story. It reads like a thriller, but it is the true tale of Imre Lakatos, the brilliant philosopher of the London School of Economics, who was a mystery to colleagues, friends and lovers - and to Britain's MI5. Surviving the Holocaust, he wanted to start anew and devoted his energies to building the Hungarian Communist Party. Surviving torture and incarceration by his comrades, he left for England for another fresh start. But the secret services of countries on both sides of the Cold War divide remained interested in him and England denied him citizenship despite the backing of esteemed colleagues like Karl Popper. Based on previously classified Western counterintelligence and Hungarian secret police archives, this book endeavors to fill gaps in the knowledge of both cognoscenti and counterspies.
Jane Roberts - The Magical Approach
The Seth books are world-renowned for comprising one of the most profound bodies of work ever written on the true nature of reality. In this brand new volume of original material, Seth invites us to look at the world through another lens #150;#150; a magical one. Seth reveals the true, magical nature of our deepest levels of being, and explains how we have allowed it to become inhibited by our own beliefs and conventional thinking. The Magical Approach teaches us how to live our lives spontaneously, creatively, and according to our own natural rhythms. It helps us to discover and tune into our natural, instinctive behavior. By applying the principles in this book, readers will learn to trust their impulses and discover the highest expression of their creativity. We are indeed dealing with two entirely different approaches to reality and to solving problems #150;#150; methods we will here call the rational method and the magical one. The rational approach works quite well in certain situations, such as mass production of goods, or in certain kinds of scientific measurements #150;#150; but all in all the rational method, as it is understood and used, does not work as an overall approach to life, or in the solving of problems that involve subjective rather than objective measurements or calculations. The magical approach has far greater weight, if you use it and allow yourselves to operate in that fashion, for it has the weight of your basic natural orientation.
Michael Morpurgo - Mum's the Word!
Something strange is going on - instead of grumbling, Egbert the goat is sining and dancing! And he's even greedier than usual. But why doesn't Farmer Rafferty complain when Egbert eats all his carrots? Albertine the goose has an idea...
Tomm Moore - The Secret of Kells
History, myth and legend collide in this full-colour illustrated storybook of the Oscar nominated animated feature Brendan and the Secret of Kells. Twelve-year-old Brendan’s life in the monastery at Kells is not very exciting until Aidan arrives. Suddenly life is one big adventure. In the forest Brendan is rescued from wolves by Aisling, a mysterious green-eyed girl. In the cave of the Dark One, he risks his life to steal the eye of the serpent god, Crom Cruach. Meanwhile Aidan is keeping a secret that will become Brendan’s biggest challenge, and the Vikings get nearer and nearer … This exciting story is brought to life through stunning visuals and includes a section of facts about the real Book of Kells.
Neil Gaiman - Dave McKean - Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers
An amazing portfolio of dark and arresting imagery, THE SANDMAN DUST COVERS: THE COLLECTED SANDMAN COVERS presents the haunting artwork of this critically acclaimed and award-winning epic. Through these dynamic pieces, Dave McKean reflected the mesmerizing mythology, adult nature, and imaginative storytelling that made the story of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, such a groundbreaking series.Featuring an exclusive Sandman tale, this collection also includes insightful and revealing cover commentaries by Sandman author Neil Gaiman.
Kovács András Bálint - The cinema of Béla Tarr
The Cinema of Béla Tarr is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary’s most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Bela Tarr’s career through a close personal and professional relationship for more than twenty-five years. András Bálint Kovács traces the development of Tarr's themes, characters, and style, showing that almost all of his major stylistic and narrative innovations were already present in his early films and that through a conscious and meticulous recombination of and experimentation with these elements, Tarr arrived at his unique style. The significance of these films is that, beyond their aesthetic and historical value, they provide the most powerful vision of an entire region and its historical situation. Tarr's films express, in their universalistic language, the shared feelings of millions of Eastern Europeans.
Caroline Alexander - Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition
The carpenter has a very fine cat who is known as "Mrs. Chippie"... -- from the diary of Commander F. A. Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance When Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty-nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival, including Mrs. Chippy, the ship's estimable cat. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal. Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history--from a unique point of view.
Bátri Blanka - Fazekas Katalin - Computer English For Everyday Use - Student's Book
The course is designed for people who study Information Technology and Computer Science, or work in the IT sector. The student's book is suitable for use in higher education, vocational training and adult education programs with elementary to pre-intermediate level students who want to improve their general and professional language skills in the context of IT. It can be used both in regular classes and distance-education.
Clive Barker - Abarat - Absolute Midnight
“ _I_ _know_ _that_ _many_ _of_ _you_ _here_ _have_ _waited_ _years_ _for_ _this_ _Hour_,” _Mater_ _Motley_ _said_, _using_ _that_ _voice_ _that_, _though_ _it_ _was_ _barely_ _conversational_ _in_ _volume_, _was_ _somehow_ _heard_ _everywhere._ “ _The_ _waiting_ _is_ _over_. _Tomorrow_ _there_ _will_ _be_ _no_ _dawn_. _Only_ _midnight_, _absolute_ _and_ _eternal_.” ___ And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems. Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way. The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT.
Clive Barker - Abarat - Days of Magic, Nights of War
A FINAL WAR IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. . . . Candy Quackenbush’s adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting stranger by the hour. Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchman to capture her. Why? she wonders. What would Carrion want with a girl from Minnesota? There is a mystery here. And Carrion, along with his fiendish grandmother Mater Motley, suspects that whatever Candy is, she could spoil their plans to take control of the Abarat. Now Candy's companions must race against time to save her from the clutches of Carrion, and she must solve the mystery of her past before the forces of Night and Day clash and Absolute Midnight descends upon the islands.