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This epoch-making book cuts through confused thinking and forces us to re-examine many cherished ideas about knowledge, imagination, consciousness and the intellect. The result is... Read more
This epoch-making book cuts through confused thinking and forces us to re-examine many cherished ideas about knowledge, imagination, consciousness and the intellect. The result is a classic example of philosophy.
The Concept of Mind Paperback edition by Gilbert Ryle
Ayer rejected metaphysical claims about god, the absolute, and objective values as completely nonsensical. First published in 1936 when he was only 24, this work shook the foundations of Anglo-American philosophy and made its author notorious.
After his father's early death Jean-Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date. This work provides background to the philosophy of one of the profoundest thinkers of the twentieth century.
Features essays about communism and socialism, the problem of evil, Erasmus and the reform of the Church, reason and truth, and whether God is happy. This book deals with some of the eternal problems of philosophy and the most vital questions of our age.
Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? In this book, the author argues if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. It also argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty.
A story of the troubled life of an introspective historian, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism. It chronicles Antoine's struggle with the realisation that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning.
Simone Weil was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century: a philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist and political activist. This anthology spans the wide range of her thought, and includes an extract from her best-known work 'The Need for Roots', exploring the ways in which modern society fails the human soul; her thoughts on the misuse of language by those in power; and the...
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