Download Paracelso: Magia, medicina e profezia alla fine dei tempi by Charles Webster PDF

By Charles Webster

Theophrastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), meglio noto con il nome di Paracelso, fu medico, convinto sostenitore della magia naturale, attivista radicale durante l. a. prima fase della Riforma, e uno dei più acuti commentatori delle principali questioni sociali e religiose del suo pace. Grazie all’impiego di una vasta gamma di fonti edite e inedite, Charles Webster offre al lettore uno straordinario affresco della vita e dell’opera di Paracelso, analizza il suo impegno consistent with una riforma complessiva del clero e delle professioni mediche e legali, e descrive le sue aspettative consistent with los angeles chiesa cristiana del futuro, sottolineandone le affinità con l. a. dottrina spiritualista propugnata dagli anabattisti. Un viaggio istruttivo e avvincente, che si finish con le speculazioni apocalittiche di Paracelso, espressione quanto mai vivida di quel senso di crisi e di attesa della effective dei tempi, dove sembrano riflettersi le inquietudini della sua convulsa e travagliata epoca. Scritto con uno stile narrativo elegante e sobrio, questo libro è l. a. biografia definitiva dell’uomo conosciuto come ‘Paracelso il Grande’.

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Download The Letters of George Santayana, Book One [1868]--1909: The by George Santayana,William G. Holzberger,Herman J. PDF

By George Santayana,William G. Holzberger,Herman J. Saatkamp,Herman J. Saatkamp Jr.

edited and with an advent through William G. Holzberger because the first choice of George Santayana's letters used to be released in 1955, presently after his dying, many extra letters were positioned. The Works of George Santayana, quantity V, brings jointly a complete of 3,081 letters. the amount is split chronologically into 8 books of approximately similar size. publication One covers the longest time period, in impression spanning Santayana's correspondence from the Eighties via many of the first decade of the 20 th century. It illuminates Santayana's lifestyles from the age of 19 till good into his heart years, whilst he had verified his specialist occupation as an entire professor at Harvard.In his advent, William Holzberger summarizes their value as follows: "We locate in Santayana's letters not just a distillation of his philosophy but additionally a mess of latest views at the released paintings. The responses to his correspondents are full of spontaneous reviews on and restatements of his basic philosophical principles and rules. simply because Santayana's philosophy used to be no longer for him something aside, yet fairly the root of his life, the letters point out the ways that his complete lifestyles was once permeated and directed by means of that philosophy."

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Download Verlernen: Denkwege bei Hannah Arendt (German Edition) by Marie Luise Knott,Nanne Meyer PDF

By Marie Luise Knott,Nanne Meyer

"Ich rühre nie wieder eine intellektuelle Geschichte an!" 1933, den Bankrott des Denkens und der Urteilskraft vor Augen, verließ Hannah Arendt, die Schülerin von Martin Heidegger und Karl Jaspers, ihre Heimat, die Philosophie und Deutschland. Um in den Besitz einer eigenen Sprache für das Gesehene und Gehörte, Geschehene und Getane zu gelangen, begann sie im Exil ihre Wege des 'Verlernens', die sie später ihre lebenslange Verstehensarbeit nannte.

Marie Luise Knott skizziert Erkenntniswege, mit deren Hilfe sich Hannah Arendt, die Theoretikerin der Freiheit, kollektive "Lebenslügen" und vorgefasste Meinungen austreibt, die am Denken hindern. Die Kraft der Bilder und der Begriffe machen den Denkraum Hannah Arendts zu einem verlässlichen Ort, in dem der Leser seine eigene denkerische Ratlosigkeit aufgehoben weiß und sich selbst in "wesentliche gedankliche Prozesse" verwickeln kann. - Verlernen ist mehr als ein Buch über das Nachleben dieser Ausnahmedenkerin. Arendts Wege des Verlernens erweisen sich als Anstöße zu politischem Handeln und Urteilen.

Nominiert für den Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse in der Kategorie "Sachbuch/Essayistik"

Begründung der Jury:
"Marie Luise Knott erschließt das Denken Hannah Arendts einfühlsam, unaufgeregt und eindringlich. So erscheinen Lachen, Übersetzen, Verzeihen und Dramatisieren als Techniken, um Freiheit zu gewinnen."

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Download Idealism, Pragmatism, and Feminism: The Philosophy of Ella by John Kaag PDF

By John Kaag

Idealism, Pragmatism, and Feminism presents an account of the lifestyles and writings of Ella Lyman Cabot (1866-1934), a girl who obtained formal education, yet now not formal attractiveness, within the box of classical American philosophy. It highlights the topics of idealism, pragmatism and feminism as they emerged during occupation as an academic reformer and ethicist that spanned approximately 4 a long time. Cabot's writings, built in graduate seminars at Harvard and Radcliffe on the flip of the century supplement, and in lots of situations expect, the taking into consideration the "fathers" of the yankee philosophical cannon: Charles Sanders Peirce, Josiah Royce, William James, and John Dewey. Her formal philosophical writing specializes in the options of development, creativity, and the ethical imagination—a incontrovertible fact that is principally attention-grabbing on condition that those ideas are built by means of a girl who confronted critical hindrances in her own and highbrow improvement. certainly, those recommendations aren't in simple terms philosophical beliefs, yet sensible instruments that Ella Lyman Cabot used to barter the gender roles and highbrow marginalization that she faces on the flip of the century. The self-discipline of philosophy used to be very sluggish to include the insights of ladies into its self-definition. An research of the writings of Ella Lyman Cabot unearths this aspect, but additionally the pointed ways that she sought to specific her certainly artistic insights.

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Download Il gatto di Montaigne (Italian Edition) by Saul Frampton,Elisa Banfi PDF

By Saul Frampton,Elisa Banfi

Nel 1570, a soli trentasette anni, Michel de Montaigne dà le dimissioni dalla carica di magistrato e si ritira nel castello di famiglia in Dordogna, a meditare sui lutti che l’hanno colpito di recente. È convinto che neppure a lui resti molto da vivere, né gli dispiace, perché come Lucrezio non crede che di consistent with sé il prolungamento dell’esistenza rappresenti un piacere. Scopre consistent withò di sbagliarsi: l’ozio, invece di assicurargli los angeles tranquillità sperata, finisce in step with stimolare l. a. mente e l. a. sensibilità unica del nobiluomo, che si dedica alle dissertazioni divenute universalmente observe come i Saggi. Montaigne scopre il potere del quotidiano, il valore del particolare, l’importanza dell’hic et nunc; scopre in se stesso una vitalità che lo porta a superare il proprio pessimismo e a elaborare una nuova filosofia esistenziale. A cercare (e trovare?) un antidoto alla paura della morte.

Con perspicacia e ironia, in un libro straordinariamente godibile, Saul Frampton ci racconta uno dei pensatori più originali e divertenti del Rinascimento, uno scrittore che ha influenzato i grandi della letteratura mondiale, ma che trascende los angeles sua epoca consistent with parlare ancora al lettore di oggi della vita nella sua essenza e di come assaporarla appieno.

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Download "WHAT SET YOU FROM" by Andre LaGrone PDF

By Andre LaGrone

This publication shed's gentle at the explanation why such a lot of youths from either useful and dysfunctional family members buildings opt for the streets as their larger college of knowlege.
It acts as a theasuarus for road vanacular and provides intending to accronyms equivalent to "C.R.I.P.S.", in addition to disclose myths approximately sure origins similar to SAGGIN, and Gang shades.
extra importantly it's going to supply mom and dad a heads up as to what the indicators to association are and aide with preventive upkeep. For the early life it is going to provide them evidence rather than struggle tales, and allow them to come to a decision climate to be come members or stay at the Band Wagon.
"Metal Sharpens Mtal yet males sharpen Men"............. TEACH

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Download Maimonides: Life and Thought by Moshe Halbertal PDF

By Moshe Halbertal

Maimonides was once the best Jewish thinker and criminal student of the medieval interval, a towering determine who has had a profound and lasting effect on Jewish legislations, philosophy, and non secular realization. This ebook offers a accomplished and available creation to his existence and paintings, revealing how his philosophical sensibility and outlook expert his interpretation of Jewish tradition.

Moshe Halbertal vividly describes Maimonides's adolescence in Muslim Spain, his family's flight to North Africa to flee persecution, and their eventual resettling in Egypt. He attracts on Maimonides's letters and the tales of his contemporaries, either Muslims and Jews, to supply new insights into his character and the conditions that formed his considering. Halbertal then turns to Maimonides's criminal and philosophical paintings, reading his 3 nice books--Commentary at the Mishnah, the Mishneh Torah, and the Guide of the Perplexed. He discusses Maimonides's conflict opposed to all makes an attempt to personify God, his conviction that God's presence on the planet is mediated during the typical order instead of via miracles, and his finding of philosophy and technological know-how on the summit of the non secular lifetime of Torah. Halbertal examines Maimonides's philosophical positions on primary questions similar to the character and boundaries of spiritual language, construction and nature, prophecy, windfall, the matter of evil, and the that means of the commandments.

A beautiful success, Maimonides deals an extraordinary examine the existence and considered this crucial Jewish thinker, student, and theologian.

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Download A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives by David Stuttard PDF

By David Stuttard

The political leaders, writers, artists and philosophers of historic Greece became a number of urban states right into a pan-Mediterranean civilization. yet who have been those humans, what will we understand in their lives and the way did they have interaction with each other? This hugely readable, unique new method of telling the historical past of Greece weaves jointly the lives of the movers and shakers of the Greek international right into a non-stop narrative up until eventually the increase of Rome.
From arithmetic to politics, from portray and sculpture to game, the reader will meet either the recognized and not more recognized figures similar to Milo, the Olympic wrestler; Aspasia, the bright woman highbrow; Zeuxis, the painter who invented trompe l'oeil; and Epaminondas, who taught strategies to Philip of Macedon.
David Stuttard has written a number of books at the Classical international together with 'The Parthenon: energy and Politics at the Acropolis'.

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Download Ockham Explained (Ideas Explained) by Rondo Keele PDF

By Rondo Keele

Ockham Explained is a crucial and much-needed source on William of Ockham, some of the most very important philosophers of the center a long time. His eventful and debatable lifestyles used to be marked by means of sharp occupation strikes and educational and ecclesiastical battles. At 28, Ockham used to be a conservative English theologian centred obsessively at the nature of language, yet by way of forty, he had remodeled right into a fugitive friar, accused of heresy, and eventually safe via the German emperor as he composed incendiary treatises calling for robust limits on papal authority. This publication presents a radical grounding in Ockham’s existence and his many contributions to philosophy. It starts with an summary of the philosopher's early life and the Aristotelian philosophy he studied as a boy. next chapters hide his rules on language and common sense; his metaphysics and vaunted "razor," in addition to his competitors’ "anti-razor" theories; his invention of the church-state separation; and lots more and plenty extra. The concluding bankruptcy sums up Ockham's compelling philosophical character and explains his glossy appeal.

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Download Fanon For Beginners by Deborah Baker Wyrick PDF

By Deborah Baker Wyrick

Philosopher, psychoanalyst, flesh presser, propagandist, prophet...although tricky to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) is without doubt one of the most crucial thinkers of the 20 th century and one in every of our strongest writers on race and revolution.

The e-book opens with a biography, following Fanon from his birthplace of Martinique via strive against in global struggle II and schooling in France, to his heroic involvement within the fights for Algerian independence and African decolonization. After a quick dialogue of Fanon’s political and cultural impacts, the most part of the ebook covers the 3 critical phases of Fanon’s thought:

  • the look for black id, as provided in Black dermis, White Masks, Fanon's lovely analysis of racism
  • the fight opposed to colonialism, as defined in "A demise Colonialism" and "Toward the African Revolution," essays centering on Algeria’s struggle of independence
  • the strategy of decolonization, as analyzed in The Wretched of the Earth, the ebook that prolonged insights won in Algeria to Africa and the 3rd World
Fanon For Beginners concludes by means of interpreting Fanon’s impression on political perform, corresponding to the Black energy stream within the usa, on literary idea, and on political experiences displaying how his works and phrases proceed to have a profound influence on modern cultural debate.e. 

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