Introduction à Wittgenstein

Né dans la Vienne impériale de 1889 et mort à Cambridge en Angleterre en 1951, Ludwig Wittgenstein est un philosophe autodidacte dont le rayonnement a dépassé le cercle académique pour atteindre la culture populaire. Ce livre propose une introduction claire à une pensée réputée difficile et énigmatique. Il prend pour fi l conducteur la vie de Wittgenstein et reste au plus près de son texte. Quelle est la différence entre le " premier...

La Philosophie Pour les Nuls

La philosophie vous paraît compliquée, ennuyeuse, " prise de tête ", élitiste ? Soit. Mais le pensez-vous vraiment ? Le sens de la vie, la beauté, l'amour, la mort : pour comprendre ces concepts, il n'est pas nécessaire d'avoir fait dix ans d'études, ni de connaître le grec et l'allemand ! Parce que la philosophie est l'affaire de tous, cet ouvrage vous invite à dialoguer avec les plus grands penseurs : Platon, Rousseau, Nietzsche, S...

Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

What are the things that we assert, believe, and desire? The orthodox view among philosophers is eternalism: these are contents that have their truth-values eternally. Transient Truths provides the first book-length exposition and defense of the opposing view, temporalism: these are contents that can change their truth-values along with changes in the world. Berit Brogaard argues that temporal contents are contents and propositions i...

Philosophical Foundations of Property Law

Property has long played a central role in political and moral philosophy. Philosophers dealing with property have tended to follow the consensus that property has no special content but is a protean construct - a mere placeholder for theories aimed at questions of distributive justice and efficiency. Until recently there has been a relative absence of serious philosophical attention paid to the various doctrines that shape the actua...

The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy.An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history of ancient philosophy and thought, and explores its influence on philosophical and religious schools worldwide. Over thirty chapters are divided ...

Time: A Vocabulary of the Present

The critical condition and historical motivation behind Time Studies                                                                                             The concept of time in the post-millennial age is undergoing a radical rethinking within the humanities. Time: A Vocabulary of the Present newly theorizes our experiences of time in relation to developments in post-1945 cultural theory and arts practices. Wide ranging and the...

The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Nietzsche On Morality

Nietzsche is one of the most important and controversial thinkers in the history of philosophy. His writings on moral philosophy are amongst the most widely read works, both by philosophers and non-philosophers. Many of the ideas raised are both startling and disturbing, and have been the source of great contention

Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective, 2nd Edition

It is more important than ever that a business must be both ethical and profitable. In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition, Norman E. Bowie shows that by applying Kant's three formulations of the categorical imperative, and by doing the right thing for the right reason, a business can achieve success in both of these fields. Bowie uses examples such as building trust, transparency through open book management, and resp...

Russell's Logical Atomism

David Bostock presents a critical appraisal of Bertrand Russell's philosophy from 1900 to 1924--a period that is considered to be the most important in his career. Russell developed his theory of logic from 1900 to 1910, and over those years wrote the famous work Principia Mathematica with A. N. Whitehead. Bostock explores Russell's development of 'logical atomism', which applies this logic to problems in the theory of knowledge and ...

The Enlightenment of Vairocana

The Enlightenment of Vairocana is a covering for two books that study a famous Buddhist scripture with given Sanskrit titles of Vairocanabhisambodhitantra or Mahavairocanasutra. The first book, by Alex Wayman, translates the second chapter, which contains the body mandala of Vairocana's Compassion, copiously using Buddhaguhya's commentary, study of some other chapters such as the final one on fire lineage, and includes much introduct...