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The many faces of philosophy : reflections from Plato to Arendt, edited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

Label
The many faces of philosophy : reflections from Plato to Arendt
Title
The many faces of philosophy
Title remainder
reflections from Plato to Arendt
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Philosophy is a dangerous profession, risking censorship, prison, even death. And no wonder: philosophers have questioned traditional pieties and threatened the established political order. Some claimed to know what was thought unknowable; others doubted what was believed to be certain. Some attacked religion in the name of science; others attacked science in the name of mystical poetry; some served tyrants; others were radical revolutionaries. This historically-based collection reveals their hopes and hesitations, their triumphs and struggles, their deepest doubts and convictions. These pieces discuss not only philosophy, but personal travails, struggles with daily life, personal relationships, as well as insights into philosophy itself and the nature of humanity. Together they reveal philosophy's true face: obsessive, curious, lonely and wise
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
100
Index
no index present
LC call number
B72
LC item number
.M346 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Rorty, Amélie
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  • Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy
  • Filosofen
Label
The many faces of philosophy : reflections from Plato to Arendt, edited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Witnessing philosophers -- I. From Plato to Maimonides. Plato : a philosopher educates a tyrant -- Seneca : philosophy as a guide to life -- Augustine : two cities : two roads to knowledge -- Al Ghazali : my life -- Abelard and Eloise : calamities and credos -- Moses Maimonides : why I write ... and how I write -- II. From Bacon to Hume. Francis Bacon : how to think well -- René Descartes : moving toward clarity and Adrien Baillet : Descartes' dream -- Blaise Pascal : the limits of thought -- Thomas Hobbes : "Justice I teach and reverence justice" and John Aubrey : "The life of Hobbes" -- Baruch Spinoza : wisdom and the improvement of the understanding -- John Locke : the origins of philosophical ideas -- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz : God, mind, and logic -- George Berkeley : philosophy does not need abstract ideas -- David Hume : my life and Adam Smith : "Mr. David Hume
  • III. From Vico to Schopenhauer. Giambattista Vico : imagination, language, and the inventions of philosophy -- Voltaire : good sense and nonsense -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau : meditations on my troubled heart -- Denis Diderot : clarity against dogmatic superstition -- Immanuel Kant : the tasks of philosophy -- Johann Gottfried Herder : culture and the stages of the imagination -- Johann Gottlieb Fichte : idealism and self-reflection -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel : the new science of philosophy -- Arthur Schopenhauer : vitality and the tasks of life -- IV. From Bentham to Russell. Jeremy Bentham : accounting for rationality -- John Stuart Mill : education and social progress -- Karl Marx : philosophy as political critique and Friedrich Engels : speech at the graveside of Marx -- Søren Kierkegaard : the many faces of an author -- Friedrich Nietzsche : overcoming my life -- Charles Sanders Peirce : autobiographical note -- William James : philosophy and emergent morality -- John Dewey : from absolutism to experimentalism -- George Santayana : my host the world -- Bertrand Russell : why a became a philosopher
  • V. From Wittgenstein Appiah. Ludwig Wittgenstein : logical arrangements -- Martin Heidegger : my way to phenomenology -- Rudolph Carnap : autobiography -- Jean-Paul Sartre : self-portrait at seventy -- Simone de Beauvoir : writing a life of writing -- Takatura Ando : a philosopher in the midst of war -- Hans-Georg Gadamer : philosophical apprenticeships -- Hannah Arendt : thinking through the good life -- Isaiah Berlin : my intellectual path -- G.E.M. Anscombe : my interests in philosophy -- Kwame Anthony Appiah : the many sources of philosophic reflections
Control code
70705061
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1 online resource (xxix, 512 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780195134025
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70705061
Label
The many faces of philosophy : reflections from Plato to Arendt, edited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Witnessing philosophers -- I. From Plato to Maimonides. Plato : a philosopher educates a tyrant -- Seneca : philosophy as a guide to life -- Augustine : two cities : two roads to knowledge -- Al Ghazali : my life -- Abelard and Eloise : calamities and credos -- Moses Maimonides : why I write ... and how I write -- II. From Bacon to Hume. Francis Bacon : how to think well -- René Descartes : moving toward clarity and Adrien Baillet : Descartes' dream -- Blaise Pascal : the limits of thought -- Thomas Hobbes : "Justice I teach and reverence justice" and John Aubrey : "The life of Hobbes" -- Baruch Spinoza : wisdom and the improvement of the understanding -- John Locke : the origins of philosophical ideas -- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz : God, mind, and logic -- George Berkeley : philosophy does not need abstract ideas -- David Hume : my life and Adam Smith : "Mr. David Hume
  • III. From Vico to Schopenhauer. Giambattista Vico : imagination, language, and the inventions of philosophy -- Voltaire : good sense and nonsense -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau : meditations on my troubled heart -- Denis Diderot : clarity against dogmatic superstition -- Immanuel Kant : the tasks of philosophy -- Johann Gottfried Herder : culture and the stages of the imagination -- Johann Gottlieb Fichte : idealism and self-reflection -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel : the new science of philosophy -- Arthur Schopenhauer : vitality and the tasks of life -- IV. From Bentham to Russell. Jeremy Bentham : accounting for rationality -- John Stuart Mill : education and social progress -- Karl Marx : philosophy as political critique and Friedrich Engels : speech at the graveside of Marx -- Søren Kierkegaard : the many faces of an author -- Friedrich Nietzsche : overcoming my life -- Charles Sanders Peirce : autobiographical note -- William James : philosophy and emergent morality -- John Dewey : from absolutism to experimentalism -- George Santayana : my host the world -- Bertrand Russell : why a became a philosopher
  • V. From Wittgenstein Appiah. Ludwig Wittgenstein : logical arrangements -- Martin Heidegger : my way to phenomenology -- Rudolph Carnap : autobiography -- Jean-Paul Sartre : self-portrait at seventy -- Simone de Beauvoir : writing a life of writing -- Takatura Ando : a philosopher in the midst of war -- Hans-Georg Gadamer : philosophical apprenticeships -- Hannah Arendt : thinking through the good life -- Isaiah Berlin : my intellectual path -- G.E.M. Anscombe : my interests in philosophy -- Kwame Anthony Appiah : the many sources of philosophic reflections
Control code
70705061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 512 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195134025
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70705061

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