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Unknown Quantity - Paul Virilio
Writer and critic Paul Virilio is considered to be one of the most important and incisive contemporary critics of technology and its moral, political and cultural implications. His latest catalogue, published to accompany an exhibition he has conceived for the Foundation Cartier in Paris, examines the philosophical issues raised by our confrontation with accidents and their impact on our world. Accidents capture our attention, surprise or shock us,
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Identity, Cause, And Mind: Philosophical Essays - Sydney Shoemaker
An expanded edition of Sydney Shoemaker's collection of his work on interrelated issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. Reproducing all of the original papers, many of which are now regarded as classics, and including four papers published since the first edition appeared in 1984, Identity, Cause, and Mind is aimed at philosophers and students alike.
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The Representational Theory of Mind - Kim Sterelny
This book is not a conventional introduction to the philosophy of mind, nor is it a contribution to the physicalist/ dualist debate. Instead The Representational Theory of Mind demonstrates that we can construct physicalist theories of important aspects of our mental life. Its aim is to explain and defend a physicalist theory of intelligence in two parts: the first six chapters consist of an exposition, elaboration and defence of human sentience (the
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State, Power, Socialism - Nicos Poulantzas, Patrick Camiller, Stuart Hall
Developing themes of his earlier works, Poulantzas here advances a vigorous critique of contemporary Marxist theories of the state, arguing against a general theory of the state, and identifying forms of class power crucial to socialist strategy that goes beyond the apparatus of the state. This new edition includes an introduction by Stuart Hall, which critically appraises Poulantzas’s achievement.
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The Human Cloning Debate - Glenn McGee
Scottish biologist Ian Wilmuts 1997 cloning of a sheep, Dolly, pushed the possibilities for scientific manipulation of life to new extremes. This is the first book to present Wilmuts own thoughts on the troubling ramifications of this technology, and this new edition addresses recent developments in stem cell research. The previous edition was chosen as one of The New York Times Top 100 Books for 1998.
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Contemporary French Philosophy: Modernity and the Persistence of the Subject - Caroline Williams
"Caroline Williams marks what is distinctive about 20th Century French philosophy's interrogation of the subject and demonstrates its historical continuity in a lucid, balanced and utterly convincing way." David Wood, Vanderbilt University French philosophy and cultural theory continue to hold a prestigious and influential position in European thought. One of the central themes of contemporary French philosophy is its concern with the theoretical and
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Clear Thinking - Hy Ruchlis, Hyman Ruchlis
This lively introduction to the basis of critical analysis shows how to evaluate evidence, isolate facts, and use sound reasoning skills in everyday situations. Chapters focus on: The Importance of Clear Thinking; The Nature of Facts; The Reasoning Process; Language and Reasoning; Common Errors in Reasoning; Conflicting Opinions; Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination; How Opinions Are Influenced; and much more.
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Waiting For Godot In Sarajevo: Theological Reflections On Nihilsim, Tragedy, And Apocalypse - David Toole
In the summer of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, an event which led to the horror of World War I and which many historians suggest marked the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1992, Sarajevo again lurched into prominence as the focal point of one of the century’s bloodiest civil wars. Yet Sarajevo at one point epitomized the dreams of the Enlightenment, a city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims peacefully coexisted. In
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Paradoxe sur le com?dien - Denis Diderot
Pour Diderot, le th??tre ne saurait ?tre pure d?lectation, il doit prendre sa place dans le grand mouvement expressif, critique et novateur auquel, personnellement, il a d?lib?r?ment consacr? la majeure part de son activit? d'homme.