The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Dream of Enlightenment  The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Author: Anthony Gottlieb
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 163149208X
ISBN 13: 9781631492082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy Book Review:

Anthony Gottlieb’s landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell’s classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy. Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in his sequel, The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period—from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution—Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy. As Gottlieb explains, all these men were amateurs: none had much to do with any university. They tried to fathom the implications of the new science and of religious upheaval, which led them to question traditional teachings and attitudes. What does the advance of science entail for our understanding of ourselves and for our ideas of God? How should a government deal with religious diversity—and what, actually, is government for? Such questions remain our questions, which is why Descartes, Hobbes, and the others are still pondered today. Yet it is because we still want to hear them that we can easily get these philosophers wrong. It is tempting to think they speak our language and live in our world; but to understand them properly, we must step back into their shoes. Gottlieb puts readers in the minds of these frequently misinterpreted figures, elucidating the history of their times and the development of scientific ideas while engagingly explaining their arguments and assessing their legacy in lively prose. With chapters focusing on Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Pierre Bayle, Leibniz, Hume, Rousseau, and Voltaire—and many walk-on parts—The Dream of Enlightenment creates a sweeping account of what the Enlightenment amounted to, and why we are still in its debt.

The Dream of Reason A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

The Dream of Reason  A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance
Author: Anthony Gottlieb
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 9780393339635
ISBN 13: 0393339637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of Reason A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance Book Review:

"His book...supplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell."—A. C. Grayling Already a classic in its first year of publication, this landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy, "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001.

Spiritual Enlightenment The Damnedest Thing

Spiritual Enlightenment   The Damnedest Thing
Author: Jed McKenna
Publsiher: Wisefool Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-11-25
ISBN 10: 0980184827
ISBN 13: 9780980184822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Enlightenment The Damnedest Thing Book Review:

A MASTERPIECE of illuminative writing, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing is mandatory reading for anyone following a spiritual path. Part exposé and part how-to manual, this is the first book to explain why failure seems to be the rule in the search for enlightenment, and how the rule can be broken. :: Book One of Jed McKenna's Enlightenment Trilogy. Contains Bonus Material.

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat
Author: Steven Lukes
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9781859840733
ISBN 13: 1859840736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat Book Review:

By turns witty and profound, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is a novel in the spirit of Gulliver's Travels or Animal Farm. Telling the story of the travels of a Professor Caritat, who is in search of the perfect world, Steven Lukes us on an irreverent romp through the history of western political philosophy. Doing for that discipline what Sophie's World did for philosophy in general, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is both a refreshing humorous introduction to the clasing ideologies of our time, and a passionate defence of the much-abused Enlightenment and its core values of reason, freedom and tolerance.

Dream Nation

Dream Nation
Author: Stathis Gourgouris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780804727259
ISBN 13: 0804727252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Nation Book Review:

Against the backdrop of ever-increasing nationalist violence during the last decade of the twentieth century, this book challenges standard analyses of nation formation by elaborating on the nation’s dream-like hold over the modern social imagination. The author argues that the national fantasy lies at the core of the Enlightenment imaginary, embodying its central paradox: the intertwining of anthropological universality with the primacy of a cultural ideal. Crucial to the operation of this paradox and fundamental in its ambiguity is the figure of Greece, the universal alibi and cultural predicate behind national-cultural consolidation throughout colonialist Europe. The largely unpredictable institution of a modern Greek nation in 1830 undoes the interweaving of Enlightenment and Philhellenism, whose centrifugal strands continue to unravel the certainty of European history, down to the current internal predicaments of the European Community or the tragedy of the Balkan conflicts.

Dream Psychology

Dream Psychology
Author: Sigmund Freud
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 3736807678
ISBN 13: 9783736807679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Psychology Book Review:

This classic work by the Father of Psychoanalysis, is essential reading for any serious student of psychology. Dr. Freud covers the hidden meanings within our dreams, especially repressed sexual desires, the purpose of our conscious and unconscious minds, and the importance of dreams to our wellbeing. This title is, in essence, a comprehensive analysis of Freud's psychoanalytical studies, research and empirical observations. Freud begins by explaining the meaning of dreams through presentations of varied real examples. He then proceeds to explain the causes of dreams and their relation to past and on-going events in our lives, he analyses dream elements, and then explores specified topics such as sexual thoughts in dreams and humans desires and wishes.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN 10: 0199839514
ISBN 13: 9780199839513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Review:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now
Author: Steven Pinker
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0698177886
ISBN 13: 9780698177888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enlightenment Now Book Review:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment
Author: Anthony Pagden
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN 10: 019966093X
ISBN 13: 9780199660933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enlightenment Book Review:

This book tells nothing less than the story of how the modern, Western view of the world was born. Cultural and intellectual historian Anthony Pagden explains how, and why, the ideal of a universal, global, and cosmopolitan society became such a central part of the Western imagination in the ferment of the Enlightenment - and how these ideas have done battle with an inward-looking, tradition-oriented view of the world ever since. Cosmopolitanism is an ancient creed; but in its modern form it was a creature of the Enlightenment attempt to create a new 'science of man', based upon a vision of humanity made up of autonomous individuals, free from all the constraints imposed by custom, prejudice, and religion. As Pagden shows, this 'new science' was based not simply on 'cold, calculating reason', as its critics claimed, but on the argument that all humans are linked by what in the Enlightenment were called 'sympathetic' attachments. The conclusion was that despite the many tribes and nations into which humanity was divided there was only one 'human nature', and that the final destiny of the species could only be the creation of one universal, cosmopolitan society. This new 'human science' provided the philosophical grounding of the modern world. It has been the inspiration behind the League of Nations, the United Nations and the European Union. Without it, international law, global justice, and human rights legislation would be unthinkable. As Anthony Pagden argues passionately and persuasively in this book, it is a legacy well worth preserving - and one that might yet come to inherit the earth.

The Islamic Enlightenment

The Islamic Enlightenment
Author: Christopher de Bellaigue
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN 10: 1448139678
ISBN 13: 9781448139675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Islamic Enlightenment Book Review:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017 'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday Times The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt. Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment – the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Modern ideals and practices were embraced across the region, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. The Islamic Enlightenment looks behind the sensationalist headlines in order to foster a genuine understanding of Islam and its relationship to the West. It is essential reading for anyone engaged in the state of the world today.

Challengers Competition and Reelection

Challengers  Competition  and Reelection
Author: Jonathan S. Krasno
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1997-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780300068740
ISBN 13: 0300068743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challengers Competition and Reelection Book Review:

Why do US Senators have a harder time winning re-election than members of the House of Representatives? This text argues that Senate challengers are more likely to be experienced politicians who wage intense, costly media campaigns than are those who take on House incumbents.

Enlightenment

Enlightenment
Author: Debra A. K. Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 9780692859582
ISBN 13: 0692859586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enlightenment Book Review:

Does it seem like things are happening quicker for others than they happen for you? Does it seem like you are repeating the same lessons over and over again? Does your life appear to be spiraling out of control without explanation? Enlightenment - Looking Back To Move Forward explores why we are unable to consistently move towards our ultimate goal and change inevitable negative results into a positive end. Through Enlightenment's main character, Taffnee, author and motivational speaker, Debra A. K. Thompson, helps you find meaning and purpose through introspection, examination and humor while also sharing how to escape the path of frustration and find the path to a happier life.

Living the Dream

Living the Dream
Author: Lyla Payne
Publsiher: Trisha Leigh Ziegenhorn
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10: 150253388X
ISBN 13: 9781502533883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Dream Book Review:

An unfortunate and embarrassing incident that precipitated Audra Stuart’s breakup last winter sent her scurrying for cover, unwilling to show her face again at Whitman University. When her roommate Blair Paddington tracks her down and learns what happened, she convinces Audra that letting her jackass ex win is not the answer…but that maybe going to Sebastian Blair for help just might be. Sebastian has established a reputation of being the guy without scruples—the one who can get you what you want, no questions asked. For a price. His price for Audra Stuart? Pretend to be his girlfriend so he can legitimize himself and maybe snag a job from one of his “friends” before graduation. To get her friends (and his) to buy the ruse the two of them have to get in deep—so deep that they forget they’re supposed to be pretending. Sebastian Blair is about to fall hard, but he can’t help but worry. Because the girl he loves is bound to learn he was behind the incident that sent her tumbling his direction in the first place.

Artificial Gods

Artificial Gods
Author: Thomm Quackenbush
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781771150576
ISBN 13: 1771150572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Gods Book Review:

All Jasmine wanted was a calm summer in Pine Bush. When she sees a UFO her first night home from college, she is willing to brush it off as swamp gas reflected off Venus, until two men arrive at her door to harass her into silence about a picture she did not take. Soon she realizes Men in Black may be the least of her worries and that ignoring the Grays and their plans for her will only embolden them. If she doesn't figure out why she is so interesting to aliens, Men in Black, and a mysterious man who seems to brush off harm, she may not have an autumn to look forward to.

The Nowhere Kids

The Nowhere Kids
Author: Calvin Locke
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 9781535403412
ISBN 13: 1535403411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nowhere Kids Book Review:

The Dream Fighters are growing up. They've succeeded in their first task. Now, they must face a new enemy, and a new set of challenges. This entry vastly expands the Dream Fighter universe, bringing exciting elements to the forefront. 'The Nowhere Kids' are Dream Fighters who the academy has lost contact with. No one knows for sure what happened to them, just that they vanished in the Dream World. It turns out they hadn't gone very far and they plan to destroy the academy and the Dream Fighters. Just as the Dream Fighters started to enjoy peace after the war with Sarlak and the Gorgons, things start to heat up again. Jillian has a vision of a bridge collapse and is told she must stop it from happening. Danny hears voices, taunting him, saying they are coming for him. He decides to investigate. Where the old academy once stood a new one has sprung up. This one looks more modern, with incredible technology. Danny has been named Headmaster, a title he is very uncomfortable with, after Sarlak's defeat and Uncle Johnny's retirement. At a young age he must decide if he will act as the Dream Fighters' leader or savior, and decides he must save them from the coming attack.Even with his immense powers, he is defenseless against this force. When the Dream Fighters discover Danny has been captured, they launch a rescue mission, unaware that a large, technologically advanced enemy awaits them. Braden assumes control of the rescue force, and must somehow figure out how to beat an enemy that clearly outnumbers him in both fighters and machines. This fourth installment in the Dream Fighter Chronicles shows the fighters growing up and facing serious decisions with dangerous consequences. Enemies old and new will appear, along with a class of new recruits with unique powers. In investigating the Nowhere Kids, the Dream Fighters discover many secrets, including who Allie (the Academy Library Learning Intelligence) really is. Packed with action and excitement, The Nowhere Kids will keep readers turning pages as several plots come together in an ending no one could see coming. Can the Dream Fighters figure out how to defeat an enemy clearly superior to them?

Enchanted Dreams

Enchanted Dreams
Author: Chrissy Peebles
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 9781507532690
ISBN 13: 1507532695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enchanted Dreams Book Review:

Zoey Sanders is spending her senior year at a mysterious castle in Scotland that she believes is haunted. The mystery deepens and she has strong speculations that spirits are inhabiting her body at night when she dreams. As she tries to figure out what is going on, two students fall into a deep coma. Something sinister is happening and Zoey is determined to figure it out. She also vows to save the castle spirits that desperately need her help.

The Color Green

The Color Green
Author: C. Royce
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN 10: 9781537747361
ISBN 13: 1537747363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Green Book Review:

'At Last An Expose Revealing The Social And Economic History Both Of The Dollar And Of American Finance!'...

Madame Pantomime s Balinese Dream

Madame Pantomime s Balinese Dream
Author: Madame Pantomime
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2017-07-16
ISBN 10: 9781548981761
ISBN 13: 1548981761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madame Pantomime s Balinese Dream Book Review:

This adult coloring book contains 36 unique coloring pages based on the charming early twentieth-century textile designs of the Indonesian artist and illustrator Mas Prignadie. Printed on one side of the paper. Imagery includes botanicals, birds and insects incorporated into designs that vary in complexity. The light-weight paper quality of this economy edition makes this coloring book most suitable for use with colored pencils or crayons. Paper does hold up to markers (water or alcohol-based) if a heavy-weight bleeder page is used. Not suitable for use with watercolors.

When Honey Dreams

When Honey Dreams
Author: Deann Stone
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2017-05-20
ISBN 10: 9781519687845
ISBN 13: 1519687842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Honey Dreams Book Review:

Honey sleeps.... A Lot! And when she sleeps, she dreams of great of adventures! You won't believe all the things Honey can do in her dreams!

Dream Plan Pursue Coloring Book

Dream Plan Pursue Coloring Book
Author: Linda Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2015-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780692568859
ISBN 13: 0692568859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Plan Pursue Coloring Book Book Review:

This fun and original coloring book is a companion to the exciting book "Patty Platypus Dream Big!" highlighting each of Patty Sue's friends in the rainforest. Any child in your life, will celebrate their love for the book about Patty and her friends "dreams" by filling the pages of this coloring book with bright colors using a different technique. A great gift idea that will spark their creativity and keeps them busy and entertained for hours. This coloring book introduces a unique art form and is a great value. Each page contains one high quality images for little ones to paint or color.