The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (New Edition)

The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (New Edition)
Author: Anthony Gottlieb
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0393354229
ISBN 13: 9780393354225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance (New Edition) 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, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. 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.

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.

The Dream of Reason

The Dream of Reason
Author: Anthony Gottlieb
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2001-09-27
ISBN 10: 0140252746
ISBN 13: 9780140252743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of Reason Book Review:

In this landmark new study of Western thought, Gottlieb approaches philosophy through its primary sources, questions many pieces of conventional wisdom, and explains his findings with clarity. From the pre-Socratic philosophers, Plato, and Aristotle to Renaissance visionaries like Erasmus, "philosophy" emerges here as a phenomenon unconfined by any one discipline.

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

The Dream of Reason
Author: Jenny George
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781556595196
ISBN 13: 1556595190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of Reason Book Review:

This stunning debut collection introduces a poetic voice marked by concision, focus, and image-driven strangeness that haunts a midwestern landscape.

The Dream of Reason

The Dream of Reason
Author: Clive Bush
Publsiher: London : Edward Arnold
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029509570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Persuasions

Persuasions
Author: Douglas Wilson
Publsiher: Canon Press & Book Service
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1997-10-01
ISBN 10: 1885767293
ISBN 13: 9781885767295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persuasions Book Review:

They all walk toward the Abyss for different reasons, each of them with varying persuasions. Along the way they meet Evangelist, and as a result they face the Great Persuasion. Some of their conversations are recorded in this book.

The Dreams of Reason

The Dreams of Reason
Author: Heinz R. Pagels
Publsiher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780553347104
ISBN 13: 0553347101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dreams of Reason Book Review:

Describes the ability of computers to simulate complex systems, traces the rise of the science of complexity, and predicts the future influence of computers on business, science, telecommunications, and the military

The Dream of Scipio

The Dream of Scipio
Author: Iain Pears
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-08-06
ISBN 10: 0307370887
ISBN 13: 9780307370884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of Scipio Book Review:

Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its centre, are the elements of this brilliantly ingenious novel, a follow-up to the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost. Now Ian Pears returns with a greatly anticipated novel, so expertly imagined and perfectly constructed the author himself describes it as “a complexity.” The centuries are the 5th (the final days of the Roman Empire); the 14th (the years of the Plague — the Black Death); and the 20th (World War II). The setting for each is the same — Provence — and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, and what joins them thematically is an ancient text — “The Dream of Scipio” — a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. What is the obligation of the individual in a society under siege? What is the role of learning when civilization itself is threatened, whether by acts of man or nature? Does virtue lie more in engagement or in neutrality? “Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless,” warns one of Pears’s characters. The Dream of Scipio is a bona fide novel of ideas, a dazzling feat of storytelling, fiction for our times.

Complete Dream Book

Complete Dream Book
Author: Gillian Holloway
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-07
ISBN 10: 1402220596
ISBN 13: 9781402220593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Dream Book Book Review:

The average person will dream over 150,000 dreams in a lifetime--each one a complex web of imagery and deeper meaning. The Complete Dream Book uses the interpretation of 28,000 actual dreams from contemporary dreamers, just like you, to help you access the substance and meaning of your own dreams. Discover: --Who's who in your dreams --Which dreams recur during certain life stages --The true meaning behind your nightmares --Why you have certain dreams again and again --How to tell if a dream is worth interpreting--and if you've done it correctly --The phenomenon of precognitive dreams The Complete Dream Book is the only dream interpretation book based on concrete data about real people's dreams and how the real events in their lives relate to their nighttime visions.

Dream of Reason

Dream of Reason
Author: Rosa Chacel
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2009-10
ISBN 10: 0803214731
ISBN 13: 9780803214736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream of Reason Book Review:

A masterpiece of modernist fiction about one man’s search for meaning, Dream of Reason (La sinrazón) reveals Rosa Chacel as an intellectual and literary innovator whose work stands alongside that of Joyce, Proust, and Woolf. This meditative novel, grounded in the thinking of Spain’s great modern philosopher Ortega y Gasset, unfolds as the journal of a bourgeois chemist who makes his way in Buenos Aires just before and during the Spanish Civil War. Tracing his relationship with three women, Santiago Hernández explores the power of his own intentions and the limits of human reason. His introspective experiment, set against the background of world-altering events, documents the workings of a self-absorbed mind speculating on the inseparability of self and circumstance and is a brilliant enactment of how, from such tensions, narrative emerges.

The Dream of Reason

The Dream of Reason
Author: Clive Bush
Publsiher: London : Edward Arnold
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4374522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
Author: A. C. Grayling
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1984878751
ISBN 13: 9781984878755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Philosophy Book Review:

The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers The story of philosophy is the story of who we are and why. An epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents, it explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the worldviews and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates through Christianity's capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Bringing together these many threads that all too often run parallel, he surveys in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world. Accessible for students and revelatory to enthusiasts of philosophy, Grayling's narrative brings to life the work of both famous historical figures and less well-known but influential thinkers, bridging epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates within these areas of enquiry. He dramatizes the interchange between and within eras and epochs, making thrilling the grand dance of human thought. He asks what we have learned, but also what progress is still to be made. Destined to be Grayling's magnum opus, and astonishing in its range and accessibility, this is a landmark work.

Dream on It

Dream on It
Author: Lauri Loewenberg
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 9781429967860
ISBN 13: 1429967862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream on It Book Review:

Your dreams hold the key to a better, fuller life. There is a reason we dream at night. It's not random nonsense. When we are dreaming, we are thinking on a much deeper, more insightful level than when we're awake. When we're dreaming, we're actually problem solving...it's just in a different language. Our minds are speaking to us in codes: warning, helping, and guiding us through our constantly evolving situations in life. The mind, through dreams, is trying to alert us to problems it wants fixed. The truth is, our best thinking isn't done in the shower, it's done while we dream. In fact, when we say, "Let me sleep on it," what we're really saying is, "Let me dream on it." In this easy-to-use guide, renowned dream analyst Lauri Quinn Loewenberg gives you the tools to interpret the often confounding language of dreams. You will learn how to: * unlock the hidden dream communications your mind wants you to know * understand commonly occurring people, places and animals as extensions of your personality * decipher the real meaning behind nightmares like falling, drowning, and being chased * discover the big messages in seemingly small dream elements as Lauri guides you through dozens of real-life dreams * use your dreams as a tool to solve your everyday problems and effect real change in your life and relationships * reference the most important dream symbols with a comprehensive dream dictionary

The Dream That Kicks

The Dream That Kicks
Author: Michael Chanan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1134816804
ISBN 13: 9781134816804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream That Kicks Book Review:

The Dream the Kicks is a classic account of the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain. In this new paperback edition, which has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent scholarship of early cinema, Michael Chanan provides a fasciniating account of the rich and hitherto hidden history of the origins of film. Chanan demonstrates that the theory of `the persistence of vision', which led to the invention of moving pictures, has been superceded by modern scientific findings. In its place, he puts forward a theory of invention as a type of bricolage, and shows that cinematography was a product of the forces of nineteenth century capitalism. He discusses the wealth of influences, both popular and bourgeois, on the culture of early cinema, including diorama, the magic lantern, itinerant entertainers and music hall. He looks at the relationship between film and photography, and considers the nascent film business, the ways in which early cinema was received by its audiences and the developing aesthetics of cinema in its first fifteen years.

In Praise of Reason

In Praise of Reason
Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2012-03-16
ISBN 10: 0262300346
ISBN 13: 9780262300346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Reason Book Review:

A spirited defense of the relevance of reason for an era of popular skepticism over such matters as climate change, vaccines, and evolution. Why does reason matter, if (as many people seem to think) in the end everything comes down to blind faith or gut instinct? Why not just go with what you believe even if it contradicts the evidence? Why bother with rational explanation when name-calling, manipulation, and force are so much more effective in our current cultural and political landscape? Michael Lynch's In Praise of Reason offers a spirited defense of reason and rationality in an era of widespread skepticism—when, for example, people reject scientific evidence about such matters as evolution, climate change, and vaccines when it doesn't jibe with their beliefs and opinions. In recent years, skepticism about the practical value of reason has emerged even within the scientific academy. Many philosophers and psychologists claim that the reasons we give for our most deeply held views are often little more than rationalizations of our prior convictions. In Praise of Reason gives us a counterargument. Although skeptical questions about reason have a deep and interesting history, they can be answered. In particular, appeals to scientific principles of rationality are part of the essential common currency of any civil democratic society. The idea that everything is arbitrary—that reason has no more weight than blind faith—undermines a key principle of a civil society: that we owe our fellow citizens explanations for what we do. Reason matters—not just for the noble ideal of truth, but for the everyday world in which we live.

Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father
Author: Barack Obama
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-01-09
ISBN 10: 9780307394125
ISBN 13: 0307394123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams from My Father Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman

Selling the Dream

Selling the Dream
Author: Ken Campbell
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 0143188283
ISBN 13: 9780143188285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selling the Dream Book Review:

Drawing on decades of combined experience in hockey at all levels, Ken Campbell and Jim Parcels pull back the curtain on hockey to show just how far our national game has strayed from its roots. What they reveal is a system driven by unrealistic expectations of a financial windfall, where minor-hockey fees and new sticks for kids are deemed “investments”— and where there is no shortage of entrepreneurs more than happy to take money from starry-eyed parents. Always informative, often shocking, Selling the Dream is not only a guidebook for legions of hockey parents across the country, its a defence of the game we all love, and of childhood itself.

The Dream of a Democratic Culture

The Dream of a Democratic Culture
Author: T. Lacy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 1137042621
ISBN 13: 9781137042620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of a Democratic Culture Book Review:

This book presents a moderately revisionist history of the great books idea anchored in the following movements and struggles: fighting anti-intellectualism, advocating for the liberal arts, distributing cultural capital, and promoting a public philosophy, anchored in mid-century liberalism, that fostered a shared civic culture.

The Dream Frontier

The Dream Frontier
Author: Mark J. Blechner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1134893906
ISBN 13: 9781134893904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream Frontier Book Review:

The Dream Frontier is that rare book that makes available the cumulative wisdom of a century's worth of clinical examination of dreams and then reconfigured that wisdom on the basis of research in cognitive neuroscience. Drawing on psychodynamic theorists and neuroscientific researchers with equal fluency and grace, Mark Blechner introduces the reader to a conversation of the finest minds, from Freud to Jung, from Sullivan to Erikson, from Aserinksy and Kleitman to Hobson, as the work toward an understanding of dreams and dreaming that is both scientifically credible and personally meaningful. The dream, in Blechner's elegantly conceived overview, offers itself to the dreamer as an answer to a question yet to be asked. Approached in thi open-ended manner, dreams come to reveal the meaning-making systems of the unconscious in the total absence of waking considerations of reality testing and communicability. Systems of dream interpretation arise as helpful, if inherently limited, strategies for apprehending this unconscious quest for meaning. Whereas students will appreciate Blechner's concise reviews of the various schools of dream interpretation, teachers and supervisors will value his astute reexamination of the very process of interpretating dreams, which includes the manner in which group discussion of dreams may be employed to correct for individual interpretive biases. Elegantly written, lucidly argued, deftly synooptic but never ponderous in tone, The Dream Frontier provides a fresh outlook on the century just passed along with the keys to the antechambers of the new century's reinvestigation of fundamental questions of conscious and unconscious mental life. It transcends the typical limits of interdisciplinary reportage and brings both researcher and clinician to the threshold of a new, mutually enriching exploration of the dream frontier in search of basic answers to basic questions.