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Philosophy, history, and tyranny : reexamining the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève
edited by Timothy W. Burns and Bryan-Paul Frost
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
Baker Berry B945.S84 P48 2016

Philosophy after friendship : Deleuze's conceptual personae
Lambert, Gregg, 1961- author
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
Baker Berry B2430.D454 L353 2017

Nancy and visual culture
edited by Carrie Giunta and Adrienne Janus
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Introduction: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Image of Visual Culture / Adrienne Janus -- 1. Cutting and Letting-Be / Martin Crowley -- 2. Dancing Equality: Image, Imitation and Participation / Christopher Watkin -- 3. A Question of Listening: Nancean Resonance, Return and Relation in Charlie Chaplin / Carrie Giunta -- 4. The Image: Mimesis and Methexis / Jean-Luc Nancy, translated by Adrienne Janus -- 5. On the Threshold: Visual Culture, Invisible Nature / Adrienne Janus -- 6. Pornosophy: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Pornographic Image / Peter Banki -- 7. Presentation and Disappearance: Dialogue between Soun-Giu Kim and Jean-Luc Nancy / translated by Adrienne Janus -- 8. Writing in the Place of the Animal / Phillip Warnell -- 9. Together at the Limit: Jean-Luc Nancy, Art and Community / Lorna Collins -- 10. Turning Around the Written Mark, Opening from a Weight of Thought / Robert Luzar -- 11. Uncanny Landscapes of Photography: The Partage of Double-exposure After Jean-Luc Nancy / Chris Heppell.

"In an exciting range of original responses to Nancy's work, these 12 essays reanimate the dialogue between interdisciplinary scholars and practicing artists that originally gave birth to visual culture as a field of study. A new translation of Nancy's essay, 'The Image: Mimesis and Methexis', reveals how Nancy's work informs, challenges and inspires our encounters with visual culture. Jean-Luc Nancy is one of the most original and compelling of those contemporary political and ethical philosophers who, like Jacques Ranciere and Alain Badiou, have turned in recent works towards aesthetics and visual art. Nancy's challenging and inspiring writings on painting, film, photography, video and contemporary visual art have informed the work of scholars of visual culture and aesthetic theory as well as artists, filmmakers and curators"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry B2430.N364 N365 2016

The rationality of perception
Siegel, Susanna, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Baker Berry B828.45 .S54 2017

Hume's reception in early America
edited by Mark G. Spencer
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Baker Berry B1498 .H93 2017

La machine Rousseau
Lisse, Michel, author
Paris : Hermann, [2016]
Baker Berry B2137 .L57 2016

Krausism and the Spanish avant-garde : the impact of philosophy on national culture
Rubio, Christian, author
Amherst, New York : Cambria Press, [2017]
Baker Berry B3061.Z7 R83 2017

Kant's theory of normativity : exploring the space of reason
Pollok, Konstantin, author
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Konstantin Pollok offers the first book-length analysis of Kant's theory of normativity that covers foundational issues in theoretical and practical philosophy as well as aesthetics. Interpreting Kant's 'critical turn' as a normative turn, he argues that Kant's theory of normativity is both original and radical: it departs from the perfectionist ideal of early modern rationalism, and arrives at an unprecedented framework of synthetic a priori principles that determine the validity of our judgments. Pollok examines the hylomorphism in Kant's theory of normativity and relates Kant's idea of our reason's self-legislation to the 'natural right' tradition, revealing Kant's debt to his predecessors as well as his relevance to contemporary debates on normativity. This book will appeal to academic researchers and advanced students of Kant, early modern philosophy and intellectual history.
Baker Berry B2798 .P65 2017

Toleration and understanding in Locke
Jolley, Nicholas, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Baker Berry B1298.T65 J65 2016

Menachem Fisch : the rationality of religious dispute
edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes
Leiden : Boston : 2016
Menachem Fisch: An Intellectual Portrait / Noah J. Efron -- Rational Rabbis: Its Project and Argument / Menachem Fisch -- A Modest Proposal: Toward a Religious Politics of Epistemic Humility / Menachem Fisch -- Judaism and the Religion Crisis of Modern Science / Menachem Fisch Science, Religion, and Rationality: A Neo-Hegelian Approach / Menachem Fisch -- Judaism and the Religious Value of Diversity and Dialogue: Drafting a Jewish Response to Nostra Aetate / Menachem Fisch -- Interview with Menachem Fisch / Hava Tirosh-Samuelson.

"Menachem Fisch is the Joseph and Ceil Mazer Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Chair of the Graduate School of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is also the Senior Fellow of the Kogod Center for the Renewal of Jewish Thought at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem. Trained in physics, philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science, Fisch has confronted epistemological questions and applied his answers to Jewish philosophy, integrating it into the larger discourse of religion and science. His work brings a creative combination of historical, philosophical, and critical insights to an analysis of Talmudic texts, thereby establishing a new and original understanding of rabbinic legal reasoning"--
Baker Berry B5800 .M46 2016

The Bloomsbury research handbook of Chinese philosophy and gender
edited by Ann A. Pang-White
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Baker Berry B125 .B56 2016

A short history of German philosophy
Hösle, Vittorio, 1960- author
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
This concise but comprehensive book provides an original history of German-language philosophy from the Middle Ages to today. In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, Vittorio Hosle traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on other aspects of German culture, including literature, politics, and science. Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the book addresses the philosophical changes brought about by Luther's reformation, and then presents a detailed account of the classical age of German philosophy, including the work of Leibniz and Kant; the rise of a new form of humanities in Lessing, Hamann, Herder, and Schiller; the early Romantics; and the Idealists Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. The following chapters investigate the collapse of the German synthesis in Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, and Nietzsche.0Turning to the twentieth-century, the book explores the rise of analytical philosophy in Frege and the Vienna and Berlin circles; the foundation of the historical sciences in Neo-Kantianism and Dilthey; Husserl's phenomenology and its radical alteration by Heidegger; the Nazi philosophers Gehlen and Schmitt; and the main West German philosophers, including Gadamer, Jonas, and those of the two Frankfurt schools. Arguing that there was a distinctive German philosophical tradition from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the book closes by examining why that tradition largely ended in the decades after World War II. A philosophical history remarkable for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is an invaluable book for students of philosophy and anyone interested in German intellectual and cultural history.
Baker Berry B2521 .H67 2017

Seminare Kant-Leibniz-Schiller
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976, author
Frankfurt am Main : Vittorio Klostermann, [2013]-
Baker Berry B3279 .H45 1976 Bd.84.1

Plotinus
Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Life, works, and philosophical background -- The world according to Plotinus -- The one and the genesis of intellect -- Intellect -- Soul -- The physical world -- The human being, part 1: the lower soul and the body -- The human being, part 2: the higher soul and we ourselves -- Ethics, part 1: virtue, happiness, and the ethics of everyday life -- Ethics, part 2: mystical experience, theodicy and freedom, beauty -- Plotinus' legacy and influence.
Baker Berry B693.Z7 E945 2017

Überlegungen : (Schwarze Hefte)
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976, author
Frankfurt am Main : Vittorio Klostermann, [2014]
[1]. II-VI (1931-1938) -- [2]. VII-XI (1938/39) -- [3]. XII-XV (1939-1941).
Baker Berry B 3279 .H45 1976 Bd.94

Dignāga's investigation of the percept : a philosophical legacy in India and Tibet
Douglas Duckworth, Malcolm David Eckel, Jay L. Garfield, John Powers, Yeshes Thabkhas, Sonam Thakchöe
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
"While a short work of only eight verses and a three-page autocommentary, the Investigation of the Percept has inspired epistemologists for centuries and has had a wide-ranging impact in India, Tibet, and China. Dignaga, one of the major figures in Buddhist epistemology, explores issues such as the relation between the mind and its percepts, the problems of idealism and realism, and the nature of intentionality in this brief but profound text. This volume provides a comprehensive history of the text in India and Tibet from 5th century India to the present day. This team of philologists, historians of religion and philosophers who specialize in Tibetan, Sanskrit and Chinese philosophical literature has produced the first study of the text and its entire commentarial tradition. Their approach makes it possible to employ the methods of critical philology and cross-cultural philosophy to provide readers with a rich collection of studies and translations, along with detailed philosophical analyses that open up the intriguing implications of Dignaga's thought and demonstrate the diversity of commentarial approaches to his text. The comprehensive nature of the work reveals the richness of commentary in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and shows surprising parallels between the modern West and traditional Buddhist philosophy."--
Baker Berry B133.D653 A5333 2016

Letters to Roman Ingarden : self-portrait in letters
Stein, Edith, Saint, 1891-1942, author
Washington, D.C. : ICS Publications, Institute of Carmelite Studies, [2014]
Edith Stein and Roman Ingarden, both students of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, corresponded extensively between 1917 and 1938. These 162 letters, most published here for the first time, reveal a friendship that spanned the adult lives of these two important 20th-century thinkers. Through Stein's letters, the reader can follow her through her student days, her conversion from Judaism to Catholicism, her professional life, and her decision to become a Carmelite nun in the Carmel of Cologne, where she took the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. The letters end in 1938, when the Nazi threat escalating throughout Eastern Europe made correspondence difficult, especially across national borders. Four years later Edith Stein was arrested in the Netherlands by the Nazi SS, transported to Auschwitz, and was killed in the gas chambers. Roman Ingarden survived World War II, continued his academic work in Poland, and died in 1970. Although Ingarden's letters to her have not been found, Stein's to him also help us understand the life of this Polish phenomenologist and aesthetician, his life in Poland, his intellectual development, his own writings and academic career, and the editorial assistance Stein provided for all of the works he published in German. Translated from the newest critical German edition by Dr. Hugh Candler Hunt, this premiere English edition of her correspondence volume 12 of ICS Publications Collected Works of Edith Stein gives us a fascinating and intimate window into Edith Stein's rich life and personality, revealing her warmth and humor, deep capacity for friendship, and remarkable intellectual and spiritual depth. Included are 13 photos, bibliography and index.--Publisher.
Baker Berry B3332.S672 E54 1986 v.12

The book of Lord Shang : apologetics of state power in early China
Shang, Yang, -338 B.C., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry B128.S472 E6 2017

I, me, mine : back to Kant, and back again
Longuenesse, Béatrice, 1950- author
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Preface and acknowledgments -- Conventions. Introduction. Part 1 Back to... : Uses of "I" -- Non-thetic self-consciousness and uses of "I". Part 2 ... Kant : Kant on "I think" -- Kant on "I" and the soul -- Kant on the identity of persons. Part 3 ... and back again : Kant's "I" in "I think" and Freud's "ego" -- Kant's "I" in the moral "I ought to" and Freud's "super-ego" -- Epilogue. Bibliography -- General index -- Name index.

Beatrice Longuenesse presents an original exploration of our understanding of ourselves and the way we talk about ourselves. In the first part of the book she discusses contemporary analyses of our use of 'I' in language and thought, and compares them to Kant's account of self-consciousness, especially the type of self-consciousness expressed in the proposition 'I think.' According to many contemporary philosophers, necessarily, any instance of our use of 'I' is backed by our consciousness of our own body. For Kant, in contrast, 'I think' just expresses our consciousness of being engaged in bringing rational unity into the contents of our mental states. In the second part of the book, Longuenesse analyzes the details of Kant's view and argues that contemporary discussions in philosophy and psychology stand to benefit from Kant's insights into self-consciousness and the unity of consciousness. The third and final part of the book outlines similarities between Kant's view of the structure of mental life grounding our uses of 'I' in 'I think' and in the moral 'I ought to', on the one hand: and Freud's analysis of the organizations of mental processes he calls 'ego' and 'superego' on the other hand. Longuenesse argues that Freudian metapsychology offers a path to a naturalization of Kant's transcendental view of the mind. It offers a developmental account of the normative capacities that ground our uses of 'I', which Kant thought could not be accounted for without appealing to a world of pure intelligences, distinct from the empirical, natural world of physical entities.
Baker Berry B2799.S37 L66 2017

On the soul : part 1, soul as form of the body, parts of the soul, nourishment, and perception
Alexander, of Aphrodisias
London : Bloomsbury, ©2012
This is Part I of the first English translation of the philosopher Alexander of Aphrodisias' treatise "On the Soul."
Baker Berry B535.A63 D413 2012

Global justice : the basics
Williams, Huw Lloyd, 1980- author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
From social justice to international justice -- From social justice to global justice -- Beyond cosmopolitan and communitarian? -- The path to global justice -- Global justice in movement and practice -- Challenges from alternative visions of global justice.
Baker Berry B105.J87 W55 2017

To be a machine : adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death
O'Connell, Mark, 1979- author
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
System crash -- An encounter -- A visitation -- Once out of nature -- A short note on the singularity -- Talkin' AI existential risk blues -- A short note on the first robots -- Mere machines -- Biology and its discontents -- Faith -- Please solve death -- The Wanderlodge of eternal life -- A short note on endings and beginnings.

"A globe-spanning investigation into the Transhumanist movement, considering the tech billionaires, scientific luminaries, and DIY body-hackers attempting to prolong, improve, and ultimately transcend the limits of human life"--
Baker Berry B821 .O365 2017

The ethics of the family in Seneca
Gloyn, Liz, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Model mothers -- A band of brothers -- The mystery of marriage -- The desirable contest between fathers and sons -- The imperfect imperial family -- Rewriting the family.

This book is the first extensive study of the role of the family in the work of Seneca. It offers a new way of reading philosophy that combines philosophical analysis with social, cultural and historical factors to bring out the ways in which Stoicism presents itself as in tune with the universe. The family serves a central role in an individual's moral development - both the family as conventionally understood, and the wider conceptual family which Stoicism constructs. Innovative readings of Seneca's work bring out the importance of the family to his thought and how it interacts with other Stoic doctrines. We learn how to be virtuous from observing and imitating our family, who can be biological relatives or people we choose as our intellectual ancestors. 'The Ethics of the Family in Seneca' will be of particular interest to researchers in Roman Stoicism, imperial culture and the history of the family.
Baker Berry B618 .G56 2017

The incorporeal : ontology, ethics, and the limits of materialism
Grosz, E. A. author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
The Stoics, materialism, and the incorporeal -- Spinoza, substance, and attributes -- Nietzsche and Amor Fati -- Deleuze and the plane of immanence -- Simondon and the preindividual -- Ruyer and an embryogenesis of the world.

Philosophy has inherited a powerful impulse to embrace either dualism or a reductive monism-either a radical separation of mind and body or the reduction of mind to body. But from its origins in the writings of the Stoics, the first thoroughgoing materialists, another view has acknowledged that no forms of materialism can be completely self-inclusive-space, time, the void, and sense are the incorporeal conditions of all that is corporeal or material. Elizabeth Grosz argues that the ideal is inherent in the material and the material in the ideal, and, by tracing its development over time, she makes the case that this same idea reasserts itself in different intellectual contexts. Grosz shows that not only are idealism and materialism inextricably linked but that this "belonging together" of the entirety of ideality and the entirety of materiality is not mediated or created by human consciousness. Instead, it is an ontological condition for the development of human consciousness. Grosz draws from Spinoza's material and ideal concept of substance, Nietzsche's amor fati, Deleuze and Guattari's plane of immanence, Simondon's preindividual, and Raymond Ruyer's self-survey or autoaffection to show that the world preexists the evolution of the human and that its material and incorporeal forces are the conditions for all forms of life, human and nonhuman alike.
Baker Berry B825 .G76 2017

Foucault : the birth of power
Elden, Stuart, 1971- author
Cambridge, UK ; Polity Press, 2017
Introduction : out of the 1960s -- Measure : Greece, Nietzsche, Oedipus -- Inquiry : revolt, ordeal, proof -- Examination : punishment, war, economy -- Madness : power, psychiatry and the asylum -- Discipline : surveillance, punishment and the prison -- Illness : medicine, disease and health -- Conclusion : towards Foucault's last decade.
Baker Berry B2430.F724 E425 2017

Philosophy in the Islamic world
edited by Ulrich Rudolph, Rotraud Hansberger, and Peter Adamson ; English translation by Rotraud Hansberger
Leiden : Boston : [2017]-
Volume 1. 8th-10th centuries.
Baker Berry B741 .P4413 2017

Plato and Plotinus on mysticism, epistemology, and ethics
Yount, David J., author
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
The ultimate experience: the evidence of mysticism in Plato and Plotinus -- Epistemology: Plato and Plotinus on knowledge -- Ethics: Plato and Plotinus on happiness, how to live, and how not to live.

This book argues against the common view that there are no essential differences between Plato and the Neoplatonist philosopher, Plotinus, on the issues of mysticism, epistemology, and ethics. Beginning by examining the ways in which Plato and Plotinus claim that it is possible to have an ultimate experience that answers the most significant philosophical questions, David J. Yount provides an extended analysis of why we should interpret both philosophers as mystics. The book then moves on to demonstrate that both philosophers share a belief in non-discursive knowledge and the methods to attain it, including dialectic and recollection, and shows that they do not essentially differ on any significant views on ethics. Making extensive use of primary and secondary sources, it shows the similarities between the thought of these two philosophers on a variety of philosophical questions, such as meditation, divination, wisdom, knowledge, truth, happiness and love.
Baker Berry B395 .Y68 2017

From Stoicism to Platonism : the development of philosophy, 100 BCE-100 CE
edited by Troels Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press : 2017
From Stoicism to Platonism' describes the change in philosophy from around 100 BCE, when monistic Stoicism was the strongest dogmatic school in philosophy, to around 100 CE, when dualistic Platonism began to gain the upper hand - with huge consequences for all later Western philosophy and for Christianity. It is distinguished by querying traditional categories like 'eclecticism' and 'harmonization' as means of describing the period. Instead, it highlights different strategies of 'appropriation' of one school's doctrines by philosophers from the other school, with all philosophers being highly conscious of their own identity. The book also sets out to break down the traditional boundaries between, on the one hand, the study of Greco-Roman philosophy in the period and, on the other hand, that of contemporary Hellenistic Jewish and early Christian writings with a philosophical profile. In these ways, the book opens up an immensely fruitful period in the history of philosophy.
Baker Berry B505 .F77 2017

Kant's embedded cosmopolitanism : history, philosophy, and education for world citizens
Cavallar, Georg, 1962- author
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2015]
Baker Berry B2750 .K28 no.183

Anmerkungen I-V (Schwarze Hefte 1942-1948)
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976, author
Frankfurt am Main : Vittorio Klostermann, [2015]
Baker Berry B3279 .H45 1976 Bd.97

The democratic theory of Hans-Georg Gadamer
Walhof, Darren R., 1969- author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry B3248.G34 W35 2017

Apperzeption und dynamisches Naturgesetz in Kants Opus postumum : ein Kommentar zu "Übergang 1-14"
Rollmann, Veit-Justus, author
Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
Innerhalb der Literatur zu Kants Opus postumum fehlt bislang ein Kommentar des zentralen Entwurfs „Übergang 1-14“. Die Studie liefert eine systematische Interpretation und bezieht die Ergebnisse auf Kants Schriften – vor allem auf die Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Kants Grundlegung der Naturlehre als einer wirklichen Wissenschaft der Natur wird so in einen transzendentalphilosophischen Rahmen eingebettet.
Baker Berry B2750 .K28 no.181

Kant and the interests of reason
Raedler, Sebastian, 1977- author
Berlin : De Gruyter, 2015
Machine generated contents note: 1.Humans as hybrids -- Kant's conception of reason -- Freedom and necessity -- The problem of transcendental freedom -- Conclusion -- 2.A brief exercise in transcendental idealism -- The nature of necessity -- The doctrine of ideas -- The doctrine of practical knowledge -- Conclusion -- 3.The moral law -- What is the moral law? -- Morality and the interests of reason -- Conclusion -- 4.The fact of reason -- The Grundlegung account -- The transition to the fact of reason -- The fact of reason -- Conclusion -- 5.The will -- The faculty of desire -- Negative freedom -- The highest maxim -- The principle of self-love -- Problems with Kant's theory of the will -- Conclusion -- 6.Value -- The predispositions of human nature -- Kant's theory of value -- Value and teleology -- Conclusion -- 7.The highest good -- The ambiguity in Kant's conception of the highest good -- The juridical conception of the highest good -- The maximal conception of the highest good -- Conclusion -- 8.Aufklarung -- The history of reason -- Aufklarung -- The possibility of progress -- Conclusion -- 9.Social life -- Human beings are destined for society -- Entering civil society -- Ethical community -- The highest good as a social conception of the good life -- Conclusion -- 10.Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Works by Kant -- Secondary literature.
Baker Berry B2750 .K28 no.182

Martin Heidegger : the philosophy of another beginning
Dugin, Aleksandr, author
Arlington, VA : Raddix/Washington Summit Publishers, 2014
Baker Berry B3279.H49 D795 2014

Hegel on the proofs and personhood of God : studies in Hegel's logic and philosophy of religion
Williams, Robert R., 1939- author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Hegel's analysis of his culture identifies nihilistic tendencies in modernity i.e., the death of God and end of philosophy. Philosophy and religion have both become hollowed out to such an extent that traditional disputes between faith and reason become impossible because neither any longer possesses any content about which there could be any dispute; this is nihilism. Hegel responds to this situation with a renewal of the ontological argument (Logic) and ontotheology, which takes the form of philosophical trinitarianism. Hegel on the Proofs and Personhood of God examines Hegel's recasting of the theological proofs as the elevation of spirit to God and defense of their content against the criticisms of Kant and Jacobi. It also considers the issue of divine personhood in the Logic and Philosophy of Religion. This issue reflects Hegel's antiformalism that seeks to win back determinate content for truth (Logic) and the concept of God. While the personhood of God was the issue that divided the Hegelian school into left-wing and right-wing factions, both sides fail as interpretations. The center Hegelian view is both virtually unknown, and the most faithful to Hegel's project. What ties the two parts of the book together-Hegel's philosophical trinitarianism or identity as unity in and through difference (Logic) and his theological trinitarianism, or incarnation, trinity, reconciliation, and community (Philosophy of Religion)-is Hegel's Logic of the Concept. Hegel's metaphysical view of personhood is identified with the singularity (Einzelheit) of the concept. This includes as its speculative nucleus the concept of the true infinite: the unity in difference of infinite/finite, thought and being, divine-human unity (incarnation and trinity), God as spirit in his community.
Baker Berry B2949.G63 W55 2017

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