Download E-books La Théorie du voyage : Inédit (Biblio Essais) PDF

By Michel Onfray

Partir, emboîter le pas des bergers, c’est expérimenter un style de panthéisme extrêmement païen et retrouver l. a. hint des dieux anciens […]. L’élection de l. a. planète tout entière pour son périple vaut condamnation de ce qui ferme et asservit : le Travail, l. a. Famille et l. a. Patrie, du moins pour les entraves les plus visibles […]. Asocial, insociable, irrécupérable, le nomade forget about l’horloge et fonctionne au soleil ou aux étoiles, il s’instruit des constellations et de l. a. direction de l’astre dans le ciel, il n’a pas de montre, mais un œil d’animal exercé à distinguer les aubes, les aurores, les orages, les éclaircies, les crépuscules, les éclipses, les comètes, les scintillements stellaires, il sait lire los angeles matière des nuages et déchiffrer leurs promesses, il interprète les vents et connaît leurs habitudes. Le caprice gouverne ses projets.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Act Accordingly: A Philosophical Framework PDF

By Colin Wright

You will have precisely one existence within which to do every little thing you’ll ever do. Act for that reason. Act hence is a philosophical framework written to assist humans develop into the absolute best model of themselves. instead of providing a one-size-fits-all code of ideals or behaviors, the guidelines offered during this deliberately concise e-book motivate readers to query their long-held biases, their definition of self assurance, their point of self-sustainability, and the measure to which they enable themselves to adapt their ideals through the years. There’s no time just like the current to…act therefore.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books In Search of Consistency: Ethics And Animals (Human-Animal Studies) PDF

By Lisa Kemmerer

In seek of Consistency: Ethics and Animals
Brill educational, 2006
At the intersection of animal rights, environmental ethics, and spiritual studies, looking for Consistency systematically examines the paintings of influential students Tom Regan (animal rights), Peter Singer (utilitarian ethics), Andrew Linzey (theologian), and Paul Taylor (environmental ethics), then explores ethics and animals throughout six global religions (Indigenous faiths, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam). This enormous, ground-breaking quantity not just introduces key thinkers and progressive rules of the earlier, but in addition explores "the sanctity of life," exploring an fascinating ethical concept, "The reduce damage Maxim," rooted within the popular ethical beliefs of impartiality and consistency. In seek of Consistency questions what it capability to be human and demanding situations our assumed position within the universe.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Coming Home to China PDF

In the summer time of 2005, unique geographer Yi-Fu Tuan ventured to China to talk at a global architectural convention, returning for the 1st time to where he had left as a baby sixty-four years before.  He traveled from Beijing to Shanghai, addressing collage audiences, floating down the Yangtze River on a riverboat, and traveling his former domestic in Chongqing. 

 

In this mesmerizing quantity, Tuan’s early life thoughts and musings at the areas encountered in this homecoming are interspersed with new lectures, attractive overarching ideas of human geography in addition to the altering chinese language panorama. all through, Tuan’s interactions together with his hosts, together with his colleague’s little ones, or even with a garrulous journey consultant, supply insights into person who has spent his existence learning position, tradition, and self.

 

At the start of his journey, Tuan puzzled if he will be a stranger between those who appeared like him. through its finish, he reevaluates his personal self-definition as a hyphenated American and sheds new gentle on human identity’s complicated roots in background, geography, and language.

 

Yi-Fu Tuan is writer of Cosmos and fireplace, pricey Colleague, and Space and position, all from Minnesota. He retired from the college of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations) PDF

By Stanislaw Lem

The Polish author Stanislaw Lem is healthier recognized to English-speaking readers because the writer of the 1961 technology fiction novel Solaris, tailored right into a meditative movie by means of Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by means of Steven Soderbergh. all through his writings, comprising dozens of technological know-how fiction novels and brief tales, Lem provided deeply philosophical and bitingly satirical reflections at the boundaries of either technology and humanity.

In Summa Technologiae—his significant paintings of nonfiction, first released in 1964 and now to be had in English for the 1st time—Lem produced an interesting and caustically logical philosophical treatise approximately human and nonhuman existence in its previous, current, and destiny types. After 5 many years Summa Technologiae has misplaced none of its highbrow or serious importance. certainly, lots of Lem’s conjectures approximately destiny applied sciences have now come real: from synthetic intelligence, bionics, and nanotechnology to the risks of data overload, the concept that underlying web se's, and the assumption of digital fact. extra vital for its endured relevance, notwithstanding, is Lem’s rigorous research into the parallel improvement of organic and technical evolution and his end that expertise will outlive humanity.

Preceding Richard Dawkins’s figuring out of evolution as a blind watchmaker through greater than 20 years, Lem posits evolution as opportunistic, shortsighted, extravagant, and illogical. Strikingly unique and nonetheless well timed, Summa Technologiae resonates with a variety of modern debates approximately details and new media, the lifestyles sciences, and the rising courting among expertise and humanity.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Art of War PDF

By Sun Tzu

Clash is an inevitable a part of existence, based on this historical chinese language vintage of procedure, yet every little thing essential to care for clash properly, honorably, victoriously, is already current inside us. Compiled greater than thousand years in the past by way of a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The artwork of battle remains to be maybe the main prestigious and influential ebook of process on the planet, as eagerly studied in Asia via glossy politicians and bosses because it has been through army leaders seeing that precedent days. As a research of the anatomy of businesses in clash, The paintings of battle applies to festival and clash often, on each point from the interpersonal to the foreign. Its objective is invincibility, victory with no conflict, and unassailable energy via figuring out the physics, politics, and psychology of clash.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Kant's Copernican Revolution: The Transcendental Horizon PDF

Immanuel Kant brought us to a brand new approach of doing philosophy which indicates how the human individual can clutch basically these beneficial properties of his or her global which she or he is ready to discover via his or her personal specific mode of expertise. whatever looks at the horizon of human awareness needs to look lower than the determinate stipulations of house and time. accordingly human wisdom is proscribed. we will by no means have one to at least one correspondence with the thing of data. For transcendental philosophical mirrored image, every little thing which appears to be like in human event is phenomena. the newness of Kant's experimental process in philosophy opens up new methods of exploring and realizing what's keen on the realizing technique.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Way Back to Paradise: Restoring the Balance between Magic and Reason PDF

By Joseph M. Felser

Paradise isn't the kingdom of being in concord, however the means of harmonizing. it's not a backyard of bliss, however the bliss of gardening.

Paradise is ready mending the self, restoring the stability, getting again into song, bringing all our discarded and forgotten elements into the entire. that suggests being attentive to and honoring synchronicities, precognitive desires, telepathic communications, visions--and all demeanour of studies of psychic sensitivity.

Philosophy professor Joe Felser learned that what he calls the "decrepit, decaying cultural ideologies," in completely favoring cause and common sense, have been aside from the both genuine international of magic and psychic actions. He started to examine, and the nearer he seemed, the extra he found.

But he wasn't able to abandon the realm of cause and common sense. as a substitute, he desired to see if he may possibly be able to mixture the two.

He did. the result's this booklet. In The as far back as Paradise, Felser takes you thru his day, exhibiting what way of life seems like in case you reside that mix. His tales, either magical and moderate, aspect the best way towards a brand new form of paradise, one fitted to the twenty first century.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Seducer's Diary PDF

"In the immense literature of affection, The Seducer's Diary is an complicated curiosity--a feverishly highbrow try and reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic good fortune, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This paintings, a bankruptcy from Kierkegaard's first significant quantity, Either/Or, springs from his courting along with his fiancée, Regine Olsen. Kierkegaard fell in love with the younger lady, ten years his junior, proposed to her, yet then broke off their engagement a yr later. This occasion affected Kierkegaard profoundly. Olsen turned a muse for him, and a flood of volumes resulted. His try to set correct, in writing, what he feels used to be a mistake in his courting with Olsen taught him the key of "indirect communication." The Seducer's Diary, then, turns into Kierkegaard's try and painting himself as a scoundrel and hence make their holiday more straightforward for her.

Matters of marriage, the moral as opposed to the cultured, dread, and, more and more, the severities of Christianity are contemplated via Kierkegaard during this extreme work.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics PDF

By Kenan Malik

The tale of the worldwide look for ethical truths

In this notable and groundbreaking e-book, Kenan Malik explores the historical past of ethical proposal because it has built over 3 millennia, from Homer’s Greece to Mao’s China, from old India to fashionable the US. It tells the tales of the good philosophers, and breathes existence into their rules, whereas additionally hard lots of our so much loved ethical beliefs.

Engaging and provocative, the search for an ethical Compass confronts a few of humanity’s inner most questions. the place do values come from? Is God invaluable for ethical assistance? Are there absolute ethical truths? It additionally brings morality right down to earth, exhibiting how, all through heritage, social wishes and political wants have formed ethical pondering. it's a heritage of the realm advised in the course of the background of ethical idea, and a background of ethical idea that casts new gentle on international history.

From the booklet edition.

Show description

Continue reading