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Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derrida

Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derrida

  • Author: Angelos Evangelou
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319570935
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 286
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Drawing connections between madness, philosophy and autobiography, this book addresses the question of how Nietzsche's madness might have affected his later works. It also explores why continental philosophy after Nietzsche is so fascinated with madness, and how it (re)considers, (re)evaluates and (re)valorizes madness. To answer these questions, the book analyzes the work of three major figures in twentieth-century French philosophy who were significantly influenced by Nietzsche: Bataille, Foucault and Derrida, examining the ways in which their responses to Nietzsche’s madness determine how they understand philosophy as well as philosophy’s relation to madness. For these philosophers, posing the question about madness renders the philosophical subject vulnerable and implicates it in a state of responsibility towards that about which it asks. Out of this analysis of their engagement with the question of madness emerges a new conception of 'autobiographical philosophy', which entails the insertion of this vulnerable subject into the philosophical work, to which each of these philosophers adheres or resists in different ways.

The Character of Consciousness

The Character of Consciousness

  • Author: David J. Chalmers
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199826612
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 624
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In this book David Chalmers follows up and extends his thoughts and arguments on the nature of consciousness that he first set forth in his groundbreaking 1996 book, The Conscious Mind.

Oreille de L'autre

Oreille de L'autre

  • Author: Jacques Derrida,Christie V. Mac Donald
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803265752
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 190
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"Originally published in French in 1982, this collection is a good representation of the range of Derrida's working styles."--South Atlantic Review

EPZ Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle

EPZ Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle

  • Author: Pierre Klossowski
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826477194
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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'The greatest book of philosophy I have ever read, on a par with Nietzsche himself.' Michel Foucault Pierre Klossowski (1905-) is the author of numerous philosophical works, as well as several novels. He published many translations of German poets and philosophers, including Nietzsche himself. Recognised as a masterpiece of Nietzsche scholarship, Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle emphasises and explores the notion of Eternal Return - central to an understanding of Nietzsche's self-denial, self-refutation and self-consumption. Translated by Daniel W. Smith>

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities

  • Author: Peter Levine
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438410638
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 302
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This is a critique of Nietzsche's theory of culture that proposes an alternative paradigm allowing a defense of the humanities against such Nietzschians as Leo Strauss and Derrida.

Nietzsche's Last Laugh

Nietzsche's Last Laugh

Ecce Homo as Satire

  • Author: Nicholas D. More
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107050812
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 235
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Demonstrates that Nietzsche's autobiographical and much-maligned Ecce Homo is a sophisticated satire by which the thinker unifies his disparate corpus.

Derrida and Autobiography

Derrida and Autobiography

  • Author: Robert Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521465816
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 194
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The work of Jacques Derrida can be seen to reinvent most theories; here Robert Smith offers a reading of the philosophy of Derrida and an investigation of theories of autobiography. Smith argues that for Derrida autobiography is not so much a general condition of thought as a general condition of writing that mocks any self-centered finitude of living and dying. In this context, Smith thinks through Derrida's texts in a new way, and finds new perspectives to analyze classical writers including Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud and de Man.

Madness and Death in Philosophy

Madness and Death in Philosophy

Social Impacts of Sydney 2000

  • Author: Ferit Guven
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791483568
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 232
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Demonstrates the significance of the concepts of madness and death for the history of philosophy.

The Subconscious & The Superconscious Planes of Mind (Unabridged)

The Subconscious & The Superconscious Planes of Mind (Unabridged)

Psychology: Diverse States of Consciousness (From the American pioneer of the New Thought movement, known for The Secret of Success, The Arcane Teachings & Reincarnation and the Law of Karma

  • Author: William Walker Atkinson
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026847946
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 90
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Subconscious & The Superconscious Planes of Mind (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Extract: “The great problems of modern psychology are found to consist largely of the phenomena of the mental operations and activities on planes other than those of ordinary consciousness. While the terminology of the subject is still in a state of transition, nevertheless certain terms have sprung into common use and are employed tentatively by those who write and teach of these wonderful regions of the mind.” William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) was a prolific writer. His works treat themes related to the mental world, occultism, divination, psychic reality, and mankind's nature. They constitute a basis for what Atkinson called "New Psychology" or "New Thought".

Introducing Nietzsche

Introducing Nietzsche

  • Author: Laurence Gane,Piero
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 9781840466270
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 175
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Is God dead? Is traditional morality just 'a useful mistake'? Does 'the will to power' lead to the Holocaust? What are the limitations of scientific knowledge? Is human evolution complete or only just beginning? All of these questions are raised by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy. It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of Nietzsche for our present time. His extraordinary insights into human psychology, morality, religion and power seem quite clairvoyant today: existentialism, psychoanalysis, semiotics and postmodernism are plainly anticipated in his writings. Introducing Nietzsche reflects the diversity and depth of this great 19th-century thinker. It show Nietzsche as a fearless critic of vanity and bad faith - the philosopher who Freud believed had 'greater self-knowledge than anyone I have read'.

Nietzsche For Beginners

Nietzsche For Beginners

  • Author: Marc Sautet
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • ISBN: 1939994179
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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Not only does Nietzsche For Beginners delve into the scandalous life and considerable works of Friedrich Nietzsche, it also give a clear picture of the puzzling time in which he lived. We meet the luminaries of the day – Richard Wagner, Bismarck, Freud, and Darwin – and see their influences on his work. We also receive introductions to some of the great minds that preceded and shaped his writing. Luther, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Kant. Sautet clarifies the individual philosophers and their contributions, making the book an important introduction to philosophy. Nietzche’s famous ménage à trois, his theories of Superman, of the Antichrist of nihilism, and Zarathustra, and his posthumous and misinformed use by the Nazis make for a fascinating read.

Thinking the Impossible

Thinking the Impossible

French Philosophy Since 1960

  • Author: Gary Gutting
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191057452
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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The late 20th century saw a remarkable flourishing of philosophy in France. The work of French philosophers is wide ranging, historically informed, often reaching out beyond the boundaries of philosophy; they are public intellectuals, taken seriously as contributors to debates outside the academy. Gary Gutting tells the story of the development of a distinctively French philosophy in the last four decades of the 20th century. His aim is to arrive at an account of what it was to 'do philosophy' in France, what this sort of philosophizing was able to achieve, and how it differs from the analytic philosophy dominant in Anglophone countries. His initial focus is on the three most important philosophers who came to prominence in the 1960s: Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida. He sets out the educational and cultural context of their work, as a basis for a detailed treatment of how they formulated and began to carry out their philosophical projects in the 1960s and 1970s. He gives a fresh assessment of their responses to the key influences of Hegel and Heidegger, and the fraught relationship of the new generation to their father-figure Sartre. He concludes that Foucault, Derrida, and Deleuze can all be seen as developing their fundamental philosophical stances out of distinctive readings of Nietzsche. The second part of the book considers topics and philosophers that became prominent in the 1980s and 1990s, such as the revival of ethics in Levinas, Derrida, and Foucault, the return to phenomenology and its use to revive religious experience as a philosophical topic, and Alain Badiou's new ontology of the event. Finally Gutting brings to the fore the meta-philosophical theme of the book, that French philosophy since the 1960s has been primarily concerned with thinking the impossible.

The Domestication of Derrida

The Domestication of Derrida

Rorty, Pragmatism and Deconstruction

  • Author: Lorenzo Fabbri
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826497780
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 150
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An important new book analyzing the way in which Richard Rorty has tried to reconcile the thought of Jacques Derrida with the American pragmatist and liberal tradition.

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Simon Critchley
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191578320
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 168
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Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Philosophy of Fear

A Philosophy of Fear

  • Author: Lars Svendsen
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861897863
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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Surveillance cameras. Airport security lines. Barred store windows. We see manifestations of societal fears everyday, and daily news reports on the latest household danger or raised terror threat level continually stoke our sense of impending doom. In A Philosophy of Fear, Lars Svendsen now explores the underlying ideas and issues behind this powerful emotion, as he investigates how and why fear has insinuated itself into every aspect of modern life. Svendsen delves into science, politics, sociology, and literature to explore the nature of fear. He examines the biology behind the emotion, from the neuroscience underlying our “fight or flight” instinct to how fear induces us to take irrational actions in our attempts to minimize risk. The book then turns to the political and social realms, investigating the role of fear in the philosophies of Machiavelli and Hobbes, the rise of the modern “risk society,” and how fear has eroded social trust. Entertainment such as the television show “Fear Factor,” competition in extreme sports, and the political use of fear in the ongoing “War on Terror” all come under Svendsen’s probing gaze, as he investigates whether we can ever disentangle ourselves from the continual state of alarm that defines our age. Svendsen ultimately argues for the possibility of a brighter, less fearful future that is marked by a triumph of humanist optimism. An incisive and thought-provoking meditation, A Philosophy of Fear pulls back the curtain that shrouds dangers imagined and real, forcing us to confront our fears and why we hold to them.

Philosophy and Social Hope

Philosophy and Social Hope

  • Author: Richard Rorty
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141946113
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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Richard Rorty is one of the most provocative figures in recent philosophical, literary and cultural debate. This collection brings together those of his writings aimed at a wider audience, many published in book form for the first time. In these eloquent essays, articles and lectures, Rorty gives a stimulating summary of his central philosophical beliefs and how they relate to his political hopes; he also offers some challenging insights into contemporary America, justice, education and love.

Reinterpreting Modern Culture

Reinterpreting Modern Culture

An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche's Philosophy

  • Author: Paul van Tongeren
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • ISBN: 1557531560
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 322
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) presents himself several times as a physician of culture. He considers it his task to make a diagnosis of the culture of his age, to point to the latent or patent diseases, but also to the possibilities to overcome them. His diagnosis, prognosis, and prescriptions implied an overcoming of traditional interpretation of what is going on in the main domains of culture: knowledge, morality, religion, and art. This book presents Nietzsche's thoughts on knowledge and reality, on morality and politics, and on religion. Preceding these main dialogues is an introduction on the art of reading Nietzsche's texts and on his art of writing.

Philosophy of Law

Philosophy of Law

An Introduction

  • Author: Mark Tebbit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315281007
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 314
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Philosophy of Law: An Introduction provides an ideal starting point for students of philosophy and law. Setting it clearly against the historical background, Mark Tebbit quickly leads readers into the heart of the philosophical questions that dominate philosophy of law today. He provides an exceptionally wide-ranging overview of the contending theories that have sought to resolve these problems. He does so without assuming prior knowledge either of philosophy or law on the part of the reader. The book is structured in three parts around the key issues and themes in philosophy of law: What is the law? – the major legal theories addressing the question of what we mean by law, including natural law, legal positivism and legal realism. The reach of the law – the various legal theories on the nature and extent of the law’s authority, with regard to obligation and civil disobedience, rights, liberty and privacy. Criminal law – responsibility and mens rea, intention, recklessness and murder, legal defences, insanity and philosophies of punishment. This new third edition has been thoroughly updated to include assessments of important developments in philosophy and law in the early years of the twenty-first century. Revisions include a more detailed analysis of natural law, new chapters on common law and the development of positivism, a reassessment of the Austin–Hart dispute in the light of recent criticism of Hart, a new chapter on the natural law–positivist controversy over Nazi law and legality, and new chapters on criminal law, extending the analysis of the dispute over the viability of the defences of necessity and duress.

The Heidegger Controversy

The Heidegger Controversy

A Critical Reader

  • Author: Richard Wolin
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262731010
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 305
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This anthology is a significant contribution to the debate over the relevance of Martin Heidegger's Nazi ties to the interpretation and evaluation of his philosophical work. Included are a selection of basic documents by Heidegger, essays and letters by Heidegger's colleagues that offer contemporary context and testimony, and interpretive evaluations by Heidegger's heirs and critics in France and Germany.In his new introduction, "Note on a Missing Text," Richard Wolin uses the absence from this edition of an interview with Jacques Derrida as a springboard for examining questions about the nature of authorship and personal responsibility that are at the heart of the book.Richard Wolin is Professor of Modern European Intellectual History and Humanities at Rice University. He is the author of Walter Benjamin, The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger, and The Terms of Cultural Criticism: The Frankfurt School, Existentialism and Poststructuralism.

Glas

Glas

  • Author: Jacques Derrida
  • Publisher: Bison Books
  • ISBN: 0803265816
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 262
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Jacques Derrida is probably the most famous European philosopher alive today. The University of Nebraska Press makes available for the first English translation of his most important work to date, Glas. Its appearance will assist Derrida's readers pro and con in coming to terms with a complex and controversial book. Glas extensively reworks the problems of reading and writing in philosophy and literature; questions the possibility of linear reading and its consequent notions of theme, author, narrative, and discursive demonstration; and ingeniously disrupts the positions of reader and writer in the text. Glas is extraordinary in many ways, most obviously in its typography. Arranged in two columns, with inserted sections within these, the book simultaneously discusses Hegel’s philosophy and Jean Genet’s fiction, and shows how two such seemingly distinct kinds of criticism can reflect and influence one another. The customary segregation of philosophy, rhetoric, psychoanalysis, linguistics, history, and poetics is systematically subverted. In design and content, the books calls into question “types” of literature (history, philosophy, literary criticism), the ownership of ideas and styles, the glorification of literary heroes, and the limits of literary representation.