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Materialism and Empirio-Criticism

Materialism and Empirio-Criticism

Critical Comments on a Reactionary Philosophy

  • Author: V. I. Lenin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780898758931
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 391
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This text is a classic of Lenin - his essay explores materialism and its relation to capitalism and how Communism can get over this psychological wish for material and empirical ownership.

Exciting femme fatale

Exciting femme fatale

Bonds of irresistible desire

  • Author: Heinz Duthel
  • Publisher: neobooks
  • ISBN: 374274075X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 337
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I feel like a man who goes to the trash can and looks for things that other peoples do not want and gave thrown away. WOMAN? Very simple, say the fanciers of simple formulas: she is a womb, an ovary; she is a female – this word is sufficient to define her. "At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols." In the Middle Ages, the idea of the dangers of female sexuality, typified by Eve, was commonly expressed in medieval romances as a wicked, seductive enchantress, the prime example being Morgan le Fay. The femme fatale flourished in the Romantic period in the works of John Keats, notably "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "Lamia". Along with them, there rose the gothic novel, The Monk featuring Matilda, a very potent femme fatale. This led to her appearing in the work of Edgar Allan Poe, and as the vampiress, notably in Carmilla and Brides of Dracula. The Monk was greatly admired by the Marquis de Sade, for whom the femme fatale symbolised not evil, but all the best qualities of Women, with his novel Juliette being perhaps the earliest wherein the femme fatale triumphs. Pre-Raphaelite painters frequently used the classic personifications of the femme fatale as a subject. No longer was she merely the dancing-girl who extorts a cry of lust and concupiscence from an old man by the lascivious contortions of her body; who breaks the will, masters the mind of a King by the spectacle of her quivering bosoms, heaving belly and tossing thighs; she was now revealed in a sense as the symbolic incarnation of world-old Vice, the goddess of immortal Hysteria, the Curse of Beauty supreme above all other beauties by the cataleptic spasm that stirs her flesh and steels her muscles, - a monstrous Beast of the Apocalypse, indifferent, irresponsible, insensible, poisoning.

Philosophy in Russia

Philosophy in Russia

From Herzen to Lenin and Berdyaev

  • Author: Frederick Copleston
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441129901
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 462
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Philosophy in Russia covers its subject broadly and in detail from the eighteenth century to Lenin and beyond into the post-Stalin period. It offers a continuous history of the development of philosophical thought in Russia, and portraits of individual and influential thinkers. The author devotes careful analysis to radicals such as Bakunin, Herzen, Chernyshevsky and Lavrov, and to the Marxists such as Plekhanov and Lenin. He also discusses the thought of writers such as Kireevsky, Leontiev and Solovyev, and examines the philosophically relevant ideas of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. He also discusses Russian thinkers in exile, such as Berdyaev, Frank, N. O. Lossky and Shestov.For historical reasons philosophical thought in Russia has tended to become socially or politically committed thought. To what extent genuine philosophical thought has proved to be compatible with the monopoly enjoyed by Marxism-Leninism in the fields of education and publishing is a crucial question discussed in this authoritative study.

Bayesians Versus Frequentists

Bayesians Versus Frequentists

A Philosophical Debate on Statistical Reasoning

  • Author: Jordi Vallverdú
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662486385
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 110
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This book analyzes the origins of statistical thinking as well as its related philosophical questions, such as causality, determinism or chance. Bayesian and frequentist approaches are subjected to a historical, cognitive and epistemological analysis, making it possible to not only compare the two competing theories, but to also find a potential solution. The work pursues a naturalistic approach, proceeding from the existence of numerosity in natural environments to the existence of contemporary formulas and methodologies to heuristic pragmatism, a concept introduced in the book’s final section. This monograph will be of interest to philosophers and historians of science and students in related fields. Despite the mathematical nature of the topic, no statistical background is required, making the book a valuable read for anyone interested in the history of statistics and human cognition.

A Documentary History of Communism in Russia

A Documentary History of Communism in Russia

From Lenin to Gorbachev

  • Author: Robert V. Daniels
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 1611680581
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 428
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An extensive revision of the valued but unobtainable 1960 edition. Nearly 300 key documents are now readily available in translation.

The Frontier Within

The Frontier Within

Essays by Abe Kobo

  • Author: Kōbō Abe
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535090
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 224
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Abe Kobo (1924–1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and plays of the absurd. However, he also wrote theoretical criticism for which he is lesser known, merging literary, historical, and philosophical perspectives into keen reflections on the nature of creativity, the evolution of the human species, and an impressive range of other subjects. Abe Kobo tackled contemporary social issues and literary theory with the depth and facility of a visionary thinker. Featuring twelve essays from his prolific career—including "Poetry and Poets (Consciousness and the Unconscious)," written in 1944, and "The Frontier Within, Part II," written in 1969—this anthology introduces English-speaking readers to Abe Kobo as critic and intellectual for the first time. Demonstrating the importance of his theoretical work to a broader understanding of his fiction—and a richer portrait of Japan's postwar imagination—Richard F. Calichman provides an incisive introduction to Abe Kobo's achievements and situates his essays historically and intellectually.

Experimental Practice

Experimental Practice

Technoscience, Alterontologies, and More-Than-Social Movements

  • Author: Dimitris Papadopoulos
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 1478002328
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 344
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In Experimental Practice Dimitris Papadopoulos explores the potential for building new forms of political and social movements through the reconfiguration of the material conditions of existence. Rather than targeting existing institutions in demands for social justice, Papadopoulos calls for the creation of alternative ontologies of everyday life that would transform the meanings of politics and justice. Inextricably linked to technoscience, these “alterontologies”—which Papadopoulos examines in a variety of contexts, from AIDS activism and the financialization of life to hacker communities and neuroscience—form the basis of ways of life that would embrace the more-than-social interdependence of the human and nonhuman worlds. Speaking to a matrix of concerns about politics and justice, social movements, matter and ontology, everyday practice, technoscience, the production of knowledge, and the human and nonhuman, Papadopoulos suggests that the development of alterontologies would create more efficacious political and social organizing.

The Austro-Marxists 1890--1918

The Austro-Marxists 1890--1918

A Psychobiographical Study

  • Author: Mark E. Blum
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813162165
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In the brilliant world of Vienna at the turn of the century four men -- Karl Renner, Otto Bauer, Max Adler, and Friedrich Adler -- sought to develop political and economic resolutions to the racial and cultural tensions that were beginning to strain the bonds of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In this highly original study of these Austro-Marxists, Mark E. Blum uses the insights of depth psychology to trace the roots of their political philosophy in their family and social backgrounds. The Austro-Marxists 1890--1918 is the first book to offer a systematic examination of the thought and milieu of these four thinkers. The only major work on the subject in English, it is a significant contribution to the history of European socialism and, in particular, to the development of Marxist thought outside Russia.

Das Wesen der menschlichen Kopfarbeit

Das Wesen der menschlichen Kopfarbeit

  • Author: Joseph Dietzgen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 130
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Dictionary of Philosophy

Dictionary of Philosophy

  • Author: Murad Saifulin,Ivan Timofeevich Frolov,Richard R. Dixon
  • Publisher: International Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 464
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An Objective Theory of Probability (Routledge Revivals)

An Objective Theory of Probability (Routledge Revivals)

  • Author: Donald Gillies
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136810811
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 262
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This reissue of D. A. Gillies highly influential work, first published in 1973, is a philosophical theory of probability which seeks to develop von Mises’ views on the subject. In agreement with von Mises, the author regards probability theory as a mathematical science like mechanics or electrodynamics, and probability as an objective, measurable concept like force, mass or charge. On the other hand, Dr Gillies rejects von Mises’ definition of probability in terms of limiting frequency and claims that probability should be taken as a primitive or undefined term in accordance with modern axiomatic approaches. This of course raises the problem of how the abstract calculus of probability should be connected with the ‘actual world of experiments’. It is suggested that this link should be established, not by a definition of probability, but by an application of Popper’s concept of falsifiability. In addition to formulating his own interesting theory, Dr Gillies gives a detailed criticism of the generally accepted Neyman Pearson theory of testing, as well as of alternative philosophical approaches to probability theory. The reissue will be of interest both to philosophers with no previous knowledge of probability theory and to mathematicians interested in the foundations of probability theory and statistics.

Philosophical Sovietology

Philosophical Sovietology

The Pursuit of a Science

  • Author: Helmut Dahm,J.E. Blakeley,George L. Kline
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400940319
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 282
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On February 24-25, 1956, in a closed session of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita S. Khrushchev made his now famous speech on the crimes of the Stalin era. That speech marked a break with the past and it marked the end of what J.M. Bochenski dubbed the "dead period" of Soviet philosophy. Soviet philosophy changed abruptly after 1956, especially in the area of dialectical materialism. Yet most philosophers in the West neither noticed nor cared. For them, the resurrection of Soviet philosophy, even if believable, was of little interest. The reasons for the lack of belief and interest were multiple. Soviet philosophy had been dull for so long that subtle differences made little difference. The Cold War was in a frigid period and reinforced the attitude of avoiding anything Soviet. Phenomenology and exis tentialism were booming in Europe and analytic philosophy was king on the Anglo-American philosophical scene. Moreover, not many philosophers in the West knew or could read Russian or were motivated to learn it to be able to read Soviet philosophical works. The launching of Sputnik awakened the West from its self complacent slumbers. Academic interest in the Soviet Union grew.

Fragen des Alltagslebens

Fragen des Alltagslebens

  • Author: Leo Trotzki
  • Publisher: MEHRING Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3886346595
  • Category: History
  • Page: 289
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In diesem Band liegen die wichtigsten Artikel und Reden Leo Trotzkis zu den Fragen des Alltags, der Kultur und der Erziehung in der jungen Sowjetunion vor. Sie sind ein Ergebnis der Diskussion, wie die vom alten Zarenregime ererbte Rückständigkeit und Kulturlosigkeit der Massen überwunden werden könnten. Die Überschriften der einzelnen Artikel, die 1923 in der Prawda erschienen, sprechen für sich: 'Die Zeitung und ihre Leser', 'Schnaps, Kirche und Kino', 'Von der alten Familie – zur neuen' und 'Der Kampf um die Sprachkultur' sind Beispiele für die ungebrochene Überzeugung, dass es möglich ist, die bisher unterdrückten Massen mittels Erziehung und kulturellen Angeboten wie dem Kino, örtlichen Bibliotheken usw. aus ihrer früheren Passivität zu befreien. Die Verbesserung der menschlichen Gesellschaft erscheint hier nicht als eine unerreichbare Utopie, der höchstens Sonntagsreden gewidmet sind, sondern als praktische Aufgabe der Aufklärung und Bemühung um Kultur. Die volle Aufmerksamkeit Trotzkis galt den unterdrücktesten Schichten in der Gesellschaft: 'Der alltägliche männliche Egoismus kennt tatsächlich weder Maß noch Grenzen. Um das Alltagsleben vollständig umgestalten zu können, muss man es mit den Augen der Frauen betrachten können.' Ergänzt wird diese Sammlung um den bekannten Essay Leo Trotzkis 'Ihre Moral und unsere' aus dem Jahr 1938, in dem er sich mit denjenigen auseinandersetzt, die unter dem Banner der Moral die Oktoberrevolution mit dem Stalinismus sowie die Haltung Trotzkis und Lenins mit den Verbrechen der Bürokratie gleichsetzten.

Ernst-Mach-Studienausgabe

Ernst-Mach-Studienausgabe

  • Author: Ernst Mach
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783942106061
  • Category: Knowledge, Theory of
  • Page: 490
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Current History and Forum ...

Current History and Forum ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Bloch-Almanach

Bloch-Almanach

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy, German
  • Page: N.A
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Geschichte der Philosophie im Umriss

Geschichte der Philosophie im Umriss

ein Leitfaden zur Uebersicht

  • Author: Albert Schwegler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 216
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Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1964/1966

Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1964/1966

In Memory of Norwood Russell Hanson

  • Author: Robert S. Cohen,Marx W. Wartofsky
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401035083
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 489
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This third volume of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science contains papers which are based upon Colloquia from 1964 to 1966. In most cases, they have been substantially modified subsequent to presentation and discussion. Once again we publish work which goes beyond technical analysis of scientific theories and explanations in order to include philo sophical reflections upon the history of science and also upon the still problematic interactions between metaphysics and science. The philo sophical history of scientific ideas has increasingly been recognized as part of the philosophy of science, and likewise the cultural context of the genesis of such ideas. There is no school or attitude to be taken as de fining the scope or criteria of our Colloquium, and so we seek to under stand both analytic and historical aspects of science. This volume, as the previous two, constitutes a substantial part of our final report to the U. S. National Science Foundation, which has continued its support of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science by a grant to Boston University. That report will be concluded by a subse quent volume of these Studies. It is a pleasure to record our thanks to the Foundation for its confidence and funds. We dedicate this book to the memory of Norwood Russell Hanson. During this academic year of 1966-67, this beloved and distinguished American philosopher participated in our Colloquium, and he did so before.

Dekonstruktion des Christentums

Dekonstruktion des Christentums

  • Author: Jean-Luc Nancy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783037340103
  • Category:
  • Page: 277
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