‘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”

‘Political Writings’ by Immanuel Kant

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) The original edition of Kant: Political Writings was first published in 1970, and has long been established as the principal English-language edition of this important body of writing. In this new, expanded edition, two important texts illustrating Kants’s view of history are included for the first time: his reviews of Herder’s IdeasContinue reading “‘Political Writings’ by Immanuel Kant”

‘The Untruth of Reality: The Unacknowledged Realism of Modern Philosophy’ by Jure Simoniti

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) The common feature of many present-day “new realisms” is a general diagnosis according to which, with Kant, Western philosophy lost any contact with the outside world. In The Untruth of Reality, Jure Simoniti, in contrast, points out the necessary realist side of modern philosophy, arguing that the possibility of realism has alwaysContinue reading “‘The Untruth of Reality: The Unacknowledged Realism of Modern Philosophy’ by Jure Simoniti”

‘Hegel’s Logic as the Exposition of God from the End of the World’ by Jure Simoniti

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The article attempts to reconstruct the logical space within which, at the beginning of Hegel’s Logic, “being” and “nothing” are entitled to emerge and receive their names. In German Idealism, the concept of “being” is linked to the form of a proposition; Fichte grounds a new truth-value on the absolute thesis of the “theticalContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Logic as the Exposition of God from the End of the World’ by Jure Simoniti”

‘True Sacrifice: On Hegel’s Presentation of Self-Consciousness’ by Zdravko Kobe

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The paper provides a modest reading of Hegel’s treatment of self-consciousness in his Phenomenology of Spirit and tries to present it as an integral part of the overall project of the experience of consciousness leading from understanding to reason. Its immediate objective is, it is argued, to think the independence and dependence, that isContinue reading “‘True Sacrifice: On Hegel’s Presentation of Self-Consciousness’ by Zdravko Kobe”

‘Why Psychoanalysis? Three Interventions’ by Alenka Zupančič

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In Why Psychoanalysis?, Alenka Zupančič outlines the relationship between the ontological, the ethical and the aesthetical spheres of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. In three bold interventions she investigates the question of Being, Freedom and Comedy. Taking her departure from issues of sex, cause, and horror Zupančič reinterprets Kant’s philosophical categories and outlines a unique theoryContinue reading “‘Why Psychoanalysis? Three Interventions’ by Alenka Zupančič”

‘Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime’ by Bruno Latour

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people.  What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerfulContinue reading “‘Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime’ by Bruno Latour”