The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
Author: A. C. Grayling
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 0241980860
ISBN 13: 9780241980866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Philosophy Book Review:

'A cerebrally enjoyable survey, written with great clarity and touches of wit . . . The non-western section throws up some fascinating revelations' Sunday Times The story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But there has been no comprehensive and entertaining, single-volume history of this great intellectual journey since 1945. With his characteristic clarity and elegance A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today. And, since the story of philosophy is incomplete without mention of the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world, he gives a comparative survey of them too. Intelligible for students and eye-opening for philosophy readers, he covers epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates in these areas of enquiry, through the ideas of the celebrated philosophers as well as less well-known influential thinkers. He also asks what we have learnt from this body of thought, and what progress is still to be made. The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy for decades, remarkable for its range and clarity, this is a landmark work.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Locke on Human Understanding

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Locke on Human Understanding
Author: Jonathan Lowe
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0415100909
ISBN 13: 9780415100908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Locke on Human Understanding Book Review:

Locke is the most important figure in the history of English philosophy. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, he stressed the importance of experience for knowledge and the critical role of the philosopher.

Locke

Locke
Author: E. Jonathan Lowe,Professor of Philosophy E J Lowe
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415283489
ISBN 13: 0415283485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locke Book Review:

In this introduction to Locke's thought, E.J. Lowe covers all the major aspects of his philosophy. Lowe concentrates on introducing and assessing Locke in a contemporary philosophical setting, & explains why he remains so important today.

The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication

The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication
Author: Lisa Jack,Jane Davison,Russell Craig
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 1135071586
ISBN 13: 9781135071585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication Book Review:

One of the prime purposes of accounting is to communicate and yet, to date, this fundamental aspect of the discipline has received relatively little attention. The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication represents the first collection of contributions to focus on the power of communication in accounting. The chapters have a shared aim of addressing the misconception that accounting is a purely technical, number-based discipline by highlighting the use of narrative, visual and technological methods to communicate accounting information. The contents comprise a mixture of reflective overview, stinging critique, technological exposition, clinical analysis and practical advice on topical areas of interest such as: The miscommunication that preceded the global financial crisis The failure of sustainability reporting The development of XBRL How to cut clutter With an international coterie of contributors, including a communication theorist, a Big Four practitioner and accounting academics, this volume provides an eclectic array of expert analysis and reflection. The contributors reveal how accounting communications represent, or misrepresent, the financial affairs of entities, thus presenting a state-of-the-art assessment on each of the main facets of this important topic. As such, this book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including: postgraduate students in management and accounting; established researchers in the fields of both accounting and communications; and accounting practitioners.

A Companion to Locke

A Companion to Locke
Author: Matthew Stuart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-11-09
ISBN 10: 1405178159
ISBN 13: 9781405178150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Locke Book Review:

This collection of 28 original essays examines the diverse scope of John Locke’s contributions as a celebrated philosopher, empiricist, and father of modern political theory. Explores the impact of Locke’s thought and writing across a range of fields including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, political theory, education, religion, and economics Delves into the most important Lockean topics, such as innate ideas, perception, natural kinds, free will, natural rights, religious toleration, and political liberalism Identifies the political, philosophical, and religious contexts in which Locke’s views developed, with perspectives from today’s leading philosophers and scholars Offers an unprecedented reference of Locke’s contributions and his continued influence

Subjects of Experience

Subjects of Experience
Author: E. J. Lowe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2006-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780521031554
ISBN 13: 0521031559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subjects of Experience Book Review:

This innovative study proposes and explores a distinctly non-Cartesian dualism of self and body.

The Cambridge Companion to Locke

The Cambridge Companion to Locke
Author: Vere Chappell,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994-06-24
ISBN 10: 9780521387729
ISBN 13: 0521387728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Locke Book Review:

This convenient, accessible guide provides a systematic survey of Locke's philosophy informed by the most recent scholarship and covers his theory of ideas, and his philosophies of mind, language, and religion.

Locke

Locke
Author: Michael Ayers
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 682
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780415100304
ISBN 13: 0415100305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locke Book Review:

Locke was originally published in two volumes, Epistemology and Ontology. This paperback edition has within its covers the full text of both volumes.John Locke is the greatest English philosopher. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, one of the most influential books in the history of thought, is his greatest work. In this study the historical meaning and philosophical significance of Locke's Essay are investigated more comprehensively than ever before.Locke was originally published in two volumes, Epistemology and Ontology. This paperback edition has within its covers the full text of both volumes.

Locke

Locke
Author: Nicholas Jolley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0198752008
ISBN 13: 9780198752004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locke Book Review:

This book is a general introduction to the philosophy of John Locke, one of the most influential thinkers in modern times. Nicholas Jolley aims to show the fundamental unity of Locke's thought in his masterpiece, the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In this work Locke advances a largely coherent and consistent theory of knowledge; as against Descartes he argues that knowledge is possible to the extent that it concerns essences which are constructions of the human mind. Locke's famousdiscussions of individual topics, such as substance, personal identity, and free will, are all designed to contribute to the goal of analysing the nature and limits of knowledge. The book ends with a chapter on Locke's political philosophy which underlines the interest in promoting a more tolerant society that is common to both the Essay and the Two Treatises of Government.

More Kinds of Being

More Kinds of Being
Author: E. J. Lowe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-23
ISBN 10: 1118963865
ISBN 13: 9781118963869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Kinds of Being Book Review:

Taking into account significant developments in the metaphysical thinking of E. J. Lowe over the past 20 years, More Kinds of Being:A Further Study of Individuation, Identity, and the Logic of Sortal Terms presents a thorough reworking and expansion of the 1989 edition of Kinds of Being. Brings many of the original ideas and arguments put forth in Kinds of Being thoroughly up to date in light of new developments Features a thorough reworking and expansion of the earlier work, rather than just a new edition Reflects the author's conversion to what he calls 'the four-category ontology,' a metaphysical system that takes its inspiration from Aristotle Provides a unified discussion of individuation and identity that should prove to be essential reading for philosophers working in metaphysics.

Liberalism in Empire

Liberalism in Empire
Author: Andrew Sartori
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2014-07-03
ISBN 10: 0520281683
ISBN 13: 9780520281684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberalism in Empire Book Review:

While the need for a history of liberalism that goes beyond its conventional European limits is well recognized, the agrarian backwaters of the British Empire might seem an unlikely place to start. Yet specifically liberal preoccupations with property and freedom evolved as central to agrarian policy and politics in colonial Bengal. Liberalism in Empire explores the generative crisis in understanding property’s role in the constitution of a liberal polity, which intersected in Bengal with a new politics of peasant independence based on practices of commodity exchange. Thus the conditions for a new kind of vernacular liberalism were created. Andrew Sartori’s examination shows the workings of a section of liberal policy makers and agrarian leaders who insisted that norms governing agrarian social relations be premised on the property-constituting powers of labor, which opened a new conceptual space for appeals to both political economy and the normative significance of property. It is conventional to see liberalism as traveling through the space of empire with the extension of colonial institutions and intellectual networks. Sartori’s focus on the Lockeanism of agrarian discourses of property, however, allows readers to grasp how liberalism could serve as a normative framework for both a triumphant colonial capitalism and a critique of capitalism from the standpoint of peasant property.

The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke

The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke
Author: John W. Yolton
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780801442902
ISBN 13: 0801442907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke Book Review:

Using his intimate knowledge of John Locke's writings, John W. Yolton shows that Locke comprehends human understanding as a subset of a larger understanding of other intelligent Beings--angels, spirits, and an omniscient God. Locke's books on Christianity (The Reasonableness of Christianity and Paraphrases of St. Paul's Epistles) have received extensive analysis and commentary, but little attention has been given to the place of his Essay concerning Human Understanding in his religious and theological beliefs. Yolton shows that Locke's account of what it is to be human in that work is profoundly religious.Yolton's book opens with an attempt to sort out several important terms basic to Locke's account of identity: man, self, person, and soul. A number of rarely examined components of Locke's thought emerge: the nature of man, the nature of a human being, and the place of man in the universe among the other creatures. Some will be surprised to learn that the domain of God, angels, and spirits is a part of Locke's universe, where it is considered the hoped-for destination of the just.The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke also includes Yolton's exploration of Locke's commitment to immaterial principles for understanding the world; his obsession with happiness; the dialectical tensions between man, person, and soul; several interesting conjectures about spirits; and the notion of natural philosophy that includes speculation about spirits as well as bodies. --Vere Chappell, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, and Editor, The Cambridge Companion to Locke "Choice"

The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy

The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy
Author: Dean A. Kowalski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 1118074556
ISBN 13: 9781118074558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy Book Review:

A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle. Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite Big Bang Theory characters, story lines, and ideas Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science, semiotics, religion, and the human condition Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on The Big Bang Theory, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more Essential reading for every Big Bang Theory fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science to "tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God."

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
Author: E. J. Lowe,E. Jonathan Lowe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2000-01-20
ISBN 10: 9780521654289
ISBN 13: 0521654289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind Book Review:

A lucid and wide-ranging introduction suitable for readers with a basic grounding in philosophy.

Locke

Locke
Author: Nicholas Jolley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780198752004
ISBN 13: 0198752008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locke Book Review:

Movement and the Ordering of Freedom

Movement and the Ordering of Freedom
Author: Hagar Kotef
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN 10: 0822375753
ISBN 13: 9780822375753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movement and the Ordering of Freedom Book Review:

We live within political systems that increasingly seek to control movement, organized around both the desire and ability to determine who is permitted to enter what sorts of spaces, from gated communities to nation-states. In Movement and the Ordering of Freedom, Hagar Kotef examines the roles of mobility and immobility in the history of political thought and the structuring of political spaces. Ranging from the writings of Locke, Hobbes, and Mill to the sophisticated technologies of control that circumscribe the lives of Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank, this book shows how concepts of freedom, security, and violence take form and find justification via “regimes of movement.” Kotef traces contemporary structures of global (im)mobility and resistance to the schism in liberal political theory, which embodied the idea of “liberty” in movement while simultaneously regulating mobility according to a racial, classed, and gendered matrix of exclusions.

The Cambridge Companion to Locke s Essay Concerning Human Understanding

The Cambridge Companion to Locke s  Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Author: Lex Newman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-03-05
ISBN 10: 1139827235
ISBN 13: 9781139827232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Locke s Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book Review:

First published in 1689, John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is widely recognised as among the greatest works in the history of Western philosophy. The Essay puts forward a systematic empiricist theory of mind, detailing how all ideas and knowledge arise from sense experience. Locke was trained in mechanical philosophy and he crafted his account to be consistent with the best natural science of his day. The Essay was highly influential and its rendering of empiricism would become the standard for subsequent theorists. This Companion volume includes fifteen new essays from leading scholars. Covering the major themes of Locke's work, they explain his views while situating the ideas in the historical context of Locke's day and often clarifying their relationship to ongoing work in philosophy. Pitched to advanced undergraduates and graduate students, it is ideal for use in courses on early modern philosophy, British empiricism and John Locke.

The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-12-29
ISBN 10: 1101553731
ISBN 13: 9781101553732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Willpower Instinct Book Review:

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: • Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. • Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. • Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower • Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. • Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. • Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Forms of Thought

Forms of Thought
Author: E. J. Lowe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2013-04-11
ISBN 10: 1107001250
ISBN 13: 9781107001251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forms of Thought Book Review:

Lowe investigates the forms of thought, showing how this study is crucial to understanding the powers of the intellect.

Authority in the Modern State

Authority in the Modern State
Author: Harold J. Laski
Publsiher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-18
ISBN 10: 1584772751
ISBN 13: 9781584772750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authority in the Modern State Book Review:

A Solution to the Problem of Authority. Originally published: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1919. x, [19]-398 pp. This work was intended to be a sequel to Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty (1917). Here Laski argues that sovereignty is best understood as a type of authority, and he supports his case with examples drawn principally from modern French history. After tracing the origins of his subject, Laski considers the significance of Bonald, Lamennais, Royer-Collard and the Syndicalist movement. Laski was a professor at Harvard at the time of publication. He was Justice Holmes' protege and notes in his preface that some of the ideas in this book were drawn from their discussions. "This book is especially valuable because it warns us not to exaggerate the importance of law... If the individuals in the legislatures and the departments of justice and on the bench do not stand for the best things men stand for, men begin to wonder whether, after all, that government ought to endure. (...) So, in order to make people loyal to the state, you must make the state the kind of institution that they want to be loyal to. Such is the lesson of this very able book." --Zechariah Chafee, Jr. Harvard Law Review 32:979-983. Harold J. Laski [1893-1950] was a teacher, political scientist, and leader of the Labour Party. His ideas influenced the work of Felix Frankfurter and Oliver Wendell Holmes, who were two of his closest friends. His work also influenced Jawaharlal Nehru who would go on to become India's first prime minister."