‘Mass Psychology & Other Writings’ by Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Freud’s religious unbeliefs are too easily dismissed as the standard scientific rationalism of the twentieth-century intellectual, yet he scorned the high-minded humanism of his contemporaries. In Mass Psychology and Analysis of the ‘I’ he explores the notion of ‘mass-psychology’ – his findings would prove all too prophetic in the years that followed. Writings suchContinue reading “‘Mass Psychology & Other Writings’ by Sigmund Freud”

‘Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex’ by Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Remembered for having developed and popularized the field of psychoanalysis virtually singlehandedly, Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers of the early twentieth century. Psychosexual development is a key area of Freud’s body of work. This volume brings together in-depth discussions of three of Freud’s most innovative ideasContinue reading “‘Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex’ by Sigmund Freud”

‘On Murder, Mourning & Melancholia’ by Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.epub) These works were written against a background of war and racism. Freud sought the sources of conflict in the deepest memories of humankind, finding clear continuities between our ‘primitive’ past and ‘civilized’ modernity. In Totem and Taboo he explores institutions of tribal life, tracing analogies between the rites of hunter-gatherers and the obsessions ofContinue reading “‘On Murder, Mourning & Melancholia’ by Sigmund Freud”

‘New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future’ by James Bridle

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world. In reality, we are lost in a sea of information,Continue reading “‘New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future’ by James Bridle”

The Complete Works of Primo Levi

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Primo Levi’s entire body of work, newly translated, with an introduction by Toni Morrison Primo Levi has long been admired for his harrowing account of suffering in Auschwitz, If This Is a Man. Among the thousands of survivors who have written about their experiences, Levi’s work stands out for its understanding of the human condition andContinue reading “The Complete Works of Primo Levi”

‘The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon’ by Mark A. Wrathall

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was one of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has profoundly influenced philosophers including Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Richard Rorty, Hubert Dreyfus, Stanley Cavell, Emmanuel Levinas, Alain Badiou, and Gilles Deleuze. HisContinue reading “‘The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon’ by Mark A. Wrathall”

‘The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature’ by Georg Lukács

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Georg Lukács wrote The Theory of the Novel in 1914-1915, a period that also saw the conception of Rosa Luxemburg’s Spartacus Letters, Lenin’s Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, Spengler’s Decline of the West, and Ernst Bloch’s Spirit of Utopia. Like many of Lukács’s early essays, it is a radical critique of bourgeois culture and stems from aContinue reading “‘The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature’ by Georg Lukács”

‘Pasolini’s Lasting Impressions: Death, Eros, and Literary Enterprise in the Opus of Pier Paolo Pasolini’ edited by Ryan Calabretta-Sajder

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Noted as a ‘civil poet’ by Alberto Moravia, Pier Paolo Pasolini was a creative and philosophical genius whose works challenged generations of Western Europeans and Americans to reconsider not only issues regarding the self, but also various social concerns. Pasolini’s works touched and continues to inspire students, scholars, and intellectuals alike to question theContinue reading “‘Pasolini’s Lasting Impressions: Death, Eros, and Literary Enterprise in the Opus of Pier Paolo Pasolini’ edited by Ryan Calabretta-Sajder”

‘Descartes: A Study of His Philosophy’ by Anthony Kenny

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Kenny’s Descartes is notably good & important book, designed to help undergraduate and graduate students in understanding Descartes’ philosophy. The book concentrates on Descartes’ epistemology, metaphysics & philosophy of mind. The penultimate chapter, on Matter & Motion, contains a succinct account of Descartes’ mechanism & a critique of the a priori side of hisContinue reading “‘Descartes: A Study of His Philosophy’ by Anthony Kenny”