The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought by Ayn Rand

By Ayn Rand

Written within the final many years of Rand's lifestyles, those items mirror a existence lived on precept, a probing brain, and a passionate depth.

within the years among her first public lecture in 1961 and her final in 1981, Ayn Rand spoke and wrote approximately themes as assorted as schooling, drugs, Vietnam, and the demise of Marilyn Monroe. In The Voice of Reason, those items are accrued jointly in publication shape for the 1st time.

Written within the final many years of Rand's existence, they replicate a lifestyles lived on precept, a probing brain, and a passionate depth. With them are 5 essays by means of Leonard Peikoff, Rand's longtime affiliate and literary executor. The paintings concludes with Peikoff's epilogue, ''My Thirty Years with Ayn Rand: An highbrow Memoir,'' which solutions the query, what used to be Ayn Rand rather like? very important examining for all pondering participants, this assortment communicates not just Rand's singular worldview but in addition the penetrating cultural and political research to which it supplies upward push.

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Essential History: Jacques Derrida and the Development of by Joshua Kates

By Joshua Kates

However widely--and differently--Jacques Derrida will be considered as a ''foundational'' French philosopher, the main simple questions pertaining to his paintings nonetheless stay unanswered: Is Derrida a pal of cause, or philosophy, or fairly the main radical of skeptics? Are language-related themes--writing, semiosis--his imperative trouble, or does he fairly write approximately anything else? And does his suggestion shape a procedure of its personal, or does it essentially include commentaries on person texts? This publication seeks to handle those questions via returning to what it claims is key heritage: the advance of Derrida's center inspiration via his engagement with Husserlian phenomenology. Joshua Kates recasts what has emerge as referred to as the Derrida/Husserl debate, by way of forthcoming Derrida's proposal traditionally, via its improvement. in line with this developmental work, crucial background culminates by means of supplying discrete interpretations of Derrida's book-length 1967 texts, interpretations that elucidate the beforehand principally opaque relation of Derrida's curiosity in language to his concentrate on philosophical matters. A primary reinterpretation of Derrida's venture and the works for which he's most sensible recognized, Kates's learn models a brand new demeanour of operating with the French philosopher that respects the novel singularity of his proposal in addition to the customarily diverse goals of these he reads. this type of view is in truth ''essential'' if Derrida stories are to stay an important box of scholarly inquiry, and if the arts, extra as a rule, are to have entry to a replenishing resource of residing theoretical matters.

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Freedom and its misuses : Kierkegaard on anxiety and despair by Kierkegaard, Søren; Beabout, Gregory R.; Kierkegaard, Søren

By Kierkegaard, Søren; Beabout, Gregory R.; Kierkegaard, Søren

Treating Kierkegaard as either an exceptional philosopher and a corrective to our time, this paintings presents bills of his key thoughts of hysteria and depression. It explains the unconventional importance of those suggestions for our figuring out of freedom, and exhibits how humanity can take advantage of Kierkegaard's labours. Foreword via Alastair McKinnon

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Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and by Taigen Dan Leighton (Author), Joan Halifax Roshi (Foreword)

By Taigen Dan Leighton (Author), Joan Halifax Roshi (Foreword)

Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. they don't seem to be otherworldly gods with superhuman characteristics yet shining examples of our personal maximum power. Archetypes of knowledge and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are robust and compelling photographs of awakening. pupil and Zen instructor Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most vital of those archetypal figures, bringing them alive as mental and religious wellsprings.

Emphasizing the universality of non secular rules, Leighton unearths points of bodhisattvas expressed in numerous prevalent smooth personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to mom Teresa. This version includes a revised and improved advent that frames the ebook as a fascinating and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. it truly is up to date all through to make it of extra use to students and an ideal better half to survey classes of worldwide religions or a 200-level direction on Buddhism.

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The Underside of Modernity: Apel, Ricoeur, Rorty, Taylor and by Enrique Dussel, Eduardo Mendieta

By Enrique Dussel, Eduardo Mendieta

Dussel indicates how North American and ecu philosophers have presupposed a no-longer-acceptable philosophy of heritage that has led them to fall right into a "developmental fallacy," the assumption that there's a linear series that strikes from the pre-modern, underdeveloped, or with a view to industrialisation, to the fashionable, constructed, and industrialised.

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Modern Approaches to Wettability: Theory and Applications by Robert J. Good, Carel J. van Oss (auth.), Malcolm E.

By Robert J. Good, Carel J. van Oss (auth.), Malcolm E. Schrader, George I. Loeb (eds.)

Striking a stability among utilized and theoretical learn, this paintings info some of the makes use of of wettability and translates experimental info from quite a few viewpoints, together with the 'separation of forces' and the 'equation of nation approaches.'

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