The Birth Of Tragedy

Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN : 9780141935072
Genre : Philosophy
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A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac, a primal or ecstatic reaction to the sublime. He believed the combination of these states produced the highest forms of music and tragic drama, which not only reveal the truth about suffering in life, but also provide a consolation for it. Impassioned and exhilarating in its conviction, The Birth of Tragedy has become a key text in European culture and in literary criticism.
Category: Philosophy

Basic Flying Instruction

Author : Charles Gidley Wheeler
ISBN : 9780595321605
Genre : Philosophy
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BASIC FLYING INSTRUCTION"Plato compares the human being to a winged chariot driven by a rational charioteer and drawn by two horses, one spirited but amenable to discipline, the other self-indulgent and reluctant to obey commands even when they are accompanied by the whip." Based on his recent philosophy degree course at the University of Durham, novelist, screenwriter, and ex-Navy pilot Charles Gidley Wheeler provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive overview of Western philosophy, its relation to science and logic, and its application to personal, social, and political dilemmas of the twenty-first century. Starting from the premise that nothingness cannot exist, the author shows how both physics and philosophy seem to be leading us to the unavoidable conclusion that to think in terms of an absolute God who has the power to reward or punish us is not only irrational but divisive and dangerous to the survival of mankind. The important conclusion of the book is that until it is universally accepted that we are all one, and that to injure another nation is to injure one's own, wars and terrorism will inevitably continue. "Charles Wheeler has had the bright idea of using his own course in philosophy as a framework for an introduction to the discipline, and has written an accessible and lively book getting across his own particular enthusiasm for Spinoza."-David M. Knight, MA, Dphil, University of Durham "Basic Flying Instruction is a book that will help you fly happily through life."-John Weaver, " an excellent book, clearly suitable for a bright school-age pupil."- B.J. Lenon, M.A., Head Master, Harrow School.
Category: Philosophy

Romantic Desire In Post Modern Art And Philosophy

Author : Jos De Mul
ISBN : 0791442187
Genre : Philosophy
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In this erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy, Jos de Mul sheds a fascinating light on the ambivalent character of our present culture, which oscillates between modern enthusiasm and postmodern irony. Along the way, he engages the work of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Habermas, Lacan, Barthes, and Derrida; visual artists Magritte and Stella; poets Georg and Coleridge; and composers Schonberg, Cage, and Reich, among others, providing a sort of intellectual history of Romantic, Modernist, and Postmodernist "tempers."
Category: Philosophy

Practice Theory And Education

Author : Julianne Lynch
ISBN : 9781317277309
Genre : Education
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Practice Theory and Education challenges how we think about ‘practice’, examining what it means across different fields and sites. It is organised into four themes: discursive practices; practice, change and organisations; practising subjectivity; and professional practice, public policy and education. Contributors to the collection engage and extend practice theory by drawing on the legacies of diverse social and cultural theorists, including Bourdieu, de Certeau, Deleuze and Guattari, Dewey, Latour, Marx, and Vygotsky, and by building on the theoretical trajectories of contemporary authors such as Karen Barad, Yrjo Engestrom, Andreas Reckwitz, Theodore Schatzki, Dorothy Smith, and Charles Taylor. The proximity of ideas from different fields and theoretical traditions in the book highlight key matters of concern in contemporary practice thinking, including the historicity of practice; the nature of change in professional practices; the place of discursive material in practice; the efficacy of refiguring conventional understandings of subjectivity and agency; and the capacity for theories of practice to disrupt conventional understandings of asymmetries of power and resources. Their juxtaposition also points to areas of contestation and raises important questions for future research. Practice Theory and Education will appeal to postgraduate students, academics and researchers in professional practice and education, and scholars working with social theory. It will be of particular interest to those who wish to move beyond the limiting configurations of practice found in contemporary neoliberal, new managerialist and narrow representationalist discourses.
Category: Education


Author : C.J. Cala
ISBN : 9781490967509
Genre : Philosophy
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23: The Collected Works of C.J. Cala contains 23 literary selections by the author: Of Philosophers and Fools; The Coin Collection; The Scrolls of an Impartial Sage; Cat's Pajamas; Machine-Breath Bridge; Mother Dandy's Nonmalmania; Rejected Writings; Image; The Phosphene Fortress (Dada Daze); Mirror-man: A Five-page Paper; 'Othering' Ourselves: A Five-page Paper; In Answer to Your E-Mail; Thirty Siamese Cyclopes (Volume 1); Thirty Siamese Cyclopes (Volume 2); Nuptials; Beyond Fields of Rabbit's Foot; Thirty Siamese Cyclopes (Volume 3); 99 Penny Poems; Vampires: Count Vlor and Lady Vlen; Fragmented Findings; Absurd Creatures; The Chrysopoeia King; and Entertamement. Bonus Material includes four additional works: Reviews Written, Elnenok, Past Strands of Cirrus; and Pen-heads. NOTE: *Four Different Faces, Three Poems, Snowy Clouds, Boy Pussy, and Some Blue Suited Bird are not included in this work. C.J. Cala is the author of numerous “schizonautic” texts that are centered on exploring the relativity of holistic reality.
Category: Philosophy

S Ren Kierkegaard Entweder Oder

Author : Hermann Deuser
ISBN : 9783110437294
Genre : Philosophy
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Søren Kierkegaards frühes Hauptwerk Entweder– Oder (1843) bezeichnet in genialer Weise die Wendung der Philosophie des 19. Jahrhunderts zur Konkretion des humanen Existierens in Handlungssituationen. Damit steht dieses „Monstrum von einem Buch“ in der Tradition von Idealismus und Romantik, um sie zu verabschieden: In der Art eines modernen Romans, der die Sprachformen virtuos wechselt, zugleich in der Analyse der Lebensformen des Ästhetischen, Ethischen und Religiösen. „Papiere von A“ heißen die gesammelten Aphorismen, Mozart-Interpretationen, schwermütigen Texte samt „Tagebuch des Verführers“ - „Papiere von B“ die beiden großen Lehrbriefe zur Verteidigung der Ehe und des ethisch Allgemeinen überhaupt. So erscheint die ästhetische Unmittelbarkeit als Krise, die Ethik der Selbst-Wahl als Lösung, die wiederum im religiösen Selbst-Verhältnis ihre ultimative Grenze ahnen lässt. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes– ein Ergebnis internationaler Zusammenarbeit– erschließen Kierkegaards Existenzwissenschaft, die Denken und Lebensgefühl des 20./21. Jahrhunderts vorweg hat zur Sprache bringen können. Die Exegese dieses Klassikers geschieht auf der Basis der neuen Edition von Søren Kierkegaards Skrifter, an die sich die begonnene Deutsche Søren Kierkegaard Edition anschließt.
Category: Philosophy

Ecce Homo

Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN : 9780486146706
Genre : Philosophy
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The philosopher's dramatically egotistical autobiography employs masterful language to convey ever-relevant ideas: the importance of questioning traditional morality, establishing autonomy, and making a commitment to creativity. Essential reading.
Category: Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook Of The New Cultural History Of Music

Author : Jane F. Fulcher
ISBN : 9780199354092
Genre : History
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This volume demonstrates a new approach to cultural history, as it now being practiced by both historians and musicologists, and the field's quest to grasp the realms of human experience, understanding, communication and meaning through the study of music and of musical practices. The contributors employ a resonant new methodological synthesis which combines the theoretical perspectives drawn from the "new cultural history" and "new musicology" of the 1980s with recent social, sociological, and anthropological theories.
Category: History

Three Faces Of Saul

Author : Sarah Nicholson
ISBN : 9780567009432
Genre : Religion
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A fascinating intertextual study of the classic biblical tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel, as first narrated in biblical narrative and later reworked in Lamartine's drama Saul: Tragédie and Thomas Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. Plot and characterization are each explored in detail in this study, and in each of the narrations the hero's tragic fate emerges both as the result of a character flaw and also as a consequence of the ambivalent role of the deity, showing a double theme underlying not only the biblical vision but also its two very different retellings nearer to our own times.
Category: Religion