Philosophy and Religion in German Idealism

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This book contains the selected proceedings of a conference on Religion in German Idealism which took place in Nijmegen, Netherlands in January 2000. The conference was organized by the Centre of German Idealism, which co-ordinates the research on classical German philosophy in the Netherlands and in Belgium, with the support of the Dutch OrganisationContinue reading “Philosophy and Religion in German Idealism”

‘Not Saved: Essays After Heidegger’ by Peter Sloterdijk

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) In order to situate Heidegger’s thought in the history of ideas and problems, Peter Sloterdijk approaches Heidegger’s work with questions such as: If Western philosophy emerged from the spirit of the polis, what are we to make of the philosophical suitability of a man who never made a secret of his stubbornContinue reading “‘Not Saved: Essays After Heidegger’ by Peter Sloterdijk”

Religion und Religionen im Deutschen Idealismus

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Schleiermacher, Hegel und Schelling zahlen zu den Klassikern der modernen Religionsphilosophie – einer Disziplin, an deren Grundung sie massgeblich beteiligt waren. In ihren religionsphilosophischen Werken entwickeln sie nicht nur eine allgemeine Theorie der Religion uberhaupt und eine besondere Theorie der christlichen Religion, sondern widmen sich auch und gerade der historischen Vielfalt der Religionen. DieContinue reading “Religion und Religionen im Deutschen Idealismus”

‘Hegel und die Religion’ von Nadine Mooren

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Vom Linkshegelianismus bis zur Kritischen Theorie ist auf eine Unstimmigkeit im Verhältnis zu Religion und Theologie hingewiesen worden, die der spekulativen Philosophie Hegels aufgrund ihres idealistischen Totalitätsanspruchs eigen sei. Hegels Philosophie stehe zwar für die Säkularisation theologischer Transzendenz, dennoch könne er sein philosophisches System nur unter Zuhilfenahme theologischer Kategorien formulieren, die doch eigentlich überwundenContinue reading “‘Hegel und die Religion’ von Nadine Mooren”

‘Reason in Religion: The Foundations of Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion’ by Walter Jaeschke

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Unique in both scope and critical perspective, Reason in Religion traces the evolution of a distinctive branch of Hegel’s philosophy. Walter Jaeschke takes account of a sweeping oeuvre, from the early theological writings to the Berlin Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, the latter reconstructed as Hegel presented them, permitting a detailed study of the development and changesContinue reading “‘Reason in Religion: The Foundations of Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion’ by Walter Jaeschke”

‘Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion’ by Bernard M. G. Reardon

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) A guide to Hegel’s philosophy of religion for the student who has minimal knowledge of Hegel’s system. The text begins with a clear summary of Hegel’s position in the early theological writings and provides a synopsis and context to his later Berlin lecture courses on the philosophy of religion.

‘Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion: One-Volume Edition of the Lectures of 1827’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) From the beginning of his academic career at the University of Jena in 1801, Hegel lectured frequently on a broad range of topics—philosophical encyclopedia, logic and metaphysics, the philosophies of nature, art, and world history, anthropology and psychology, natural law and political science, philosophy of history and the history of philosophy. But it wasContinue reading “‘Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion: One-Volume Edition of the Lectures of 1827’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

‘The Berlin Phenomenology’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Selected parts of the three volume edition of Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit edited by M. J. Petry published here as a separate work. The ‘Berlin Phenomenology’ should be a reliable basic text and an accurate translation which has several important advantages. The introduction and notes prepared for the present edition should prove helpfulContinue reading “‘The Berlin Phenomenology’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

‘Philosophy of Subjective Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel | Volume Three: Phenomenology and Psychology

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The third volume of the English-German bilingual parallel text edition of the Philosophy of Subjective Spirit / Philosophie des subjektiven Geistes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Phenomenology and Psychology are the second and third division within Philosophy of Subjective Spirit. The Philosophy of Subjective Spirit is the first section of the third part ofContinue reading “‘Philosophy of Subjective Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel | Volume Three: Phenomenology and Psychology”

‘Philosophy of Subjective Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel | Volume Two: Anthropology

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The second volume of the English-German bilingual parallel text edition of the Philosophy of Subjective Spirit / Philosophie des subjektiven Geistes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Anthropology is the first division of the Philosophy of Subjective Spirit, it’s beginning and entry point. The Philosophy of Subjective Spirit is the first section of the thirdContinue reading “‘Philosophy of Subjective Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel | Volume Two: Anthropology”

‘Philosophy of Subjective Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel | Volume One: Introductions

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The first volume of the English-German bilingual parallel text edition of the Philosophy of Subjective Spirit / Philosophie des subjektiven Geistes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. The Philosophy of Subjective Spirit is the first section of the third part of Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences. First published in 1817, Hegel published two additionalContinue reading “‘Philosophy of Subjective Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel | Volume One: Introductions”

‘Hegel’s Æsthetics: A Critical Exposition’ by John Steinfort Kedney

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Hegel’s Æsthetics explains Hegel’s essential thought without going into minute detail or over ground that could be easily found elsewhere. It claims that one needs to understand Hegel’s philosophy of the Idea in order to fully understand his later philosophy of art. The book is divided into three: I. the fundamental philosophy of Hegel’sContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Æsthetics: A Critical Exposition’ by John Steinfort Kedney”

Between Kant & Hegel: Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) What kind of a inconsiderate schmuck must one be to give a book the exact same title as some other well-known work in the exact same area of study already bears? Anyway. . . This volume fills a gap in philosophical literature by providing a collection of writings from the generation of thinkers betweenContinue reading “Between Kant & Hegel: Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism”

‘Foundations of Natural Right’ by Johann Gottlieb Fichte

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Fichte’s thought marks a crucial transitional stage between Kant and post-Kantian philosophy. Foundations of Natural Right, thought by many to be Fichte’s most important work of political philosophy, applies his ideas to fundamental issues in political and legal philosophy, covering such topics as civic freedom, right, private property, contracts, family relations, and the foundationsContinue reading “‘Foundations of Natural Right’ by Johann Gottlieb Fichte”

‘Fichte’s Theory of Subjectivity’ by Frederick Neuhouser

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Fichte’s Theory of Subjectivity elucidates the central issues in the work of Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762–1814), a figure crucial to the movement of philosophy from Kant to German idealism. It explains Fichte’s notion of subjectivity and how his particular view developed out of Kant’s accounts of theoretical and practical reason. Fichte argued that the subjectContinue reading “‘Fichte’s Theory of Subjectivity’ by Frederick Neuhouser”

‘Foundations of Hegel’s Social Theory: Actualizing Freedom’ by Frederick Neuhouser

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This work tries to understand the philosophical foundations of Hegel’s social theory by articulating the normative standards at work in his claim that the three central social institutions of the modern era—the nuclear family, civil society, and the constitutional state—are rational or good. The central question is: what, for Hegel, makes a social orderContinue reading “‘Foundations of Hegel’s Social Theory: Actualizing Freedom’ by Frederick Neuhouser”

‘Hegel’s Idea of a Phenomenology of Spirit’ by Michael N. Forster

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In Hegel’s Idea, Forster advances a unique and compelling new reading of Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel’s seminal work which has acquired a paradoxical reputation as one the most important and most impenetrable and inconsistent philosophical books of all time. His approach differs from that of previous scholars in two ways: he reads the work as a whole—not piecemeal,Continue reading “‘Hegel’s Idea of a Phenomenology of Spirit’ by Michael N. Forster”

‘Hegel and the Transformation of Philosophical Critique’ by William F. Bristow

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) An original and illuminating study of Hegel’s hugely influential but notoriously difficult Phenomenology of Spirit. Hegel describes the method of this work as a “way of despair”, meaning thereby that the reader who undertakes its inquiry must be open to the experience of self-loss through it. Whereas the existential dimension of Hegel’s work hasContinue reading “‘Hegel and the Transformation of Philosophical Critique’ by William F. Bristow”

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) “We will never be finished with the reading or rereading of Hegel.”—Jacques Derrida Offering a new translation of the famous chapter IV (“Self-Consciousness”) of Phenomenology of Spirit, this book reflects the far-reaching insights of contemporary Hegelian scholarship. Included is extensive commentary as well as a review of its reception by such important twentieth-century thinkers as Kojève, Heidegger, Sartre, Gadamer, Bataille, Deleuze,Continue reading “Hegel’s Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness”

‘The Jena System, 1804-05: Logic & Metaphysics’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) As he worked on the Jena system, Hegel’s understanding of the nature of logic and its connection with metaphysics underwent changes crucial to his later system. As a result, logic acquired a new and expanded significance for him. This text is thus the key to an understanding of the works of Hegel’s maturity, andContinue reading “‘The Jena System, 1804-05: Logic & Metaphysics’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

‘Lectures on the Philosophy of Spirit 1827-8’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Hegel’s lectures of 1827-8 go far beyond the previously published Encyclopedia outline, and provide a new introduction to the Philosophy of Spirit. In many respects a relatively “new” Hegel text, first published in Germany in 1994, it is a transcription made by Johann Eduard Erdmann, a German philosopher who attended Hegel’s lectures as aContinue reading “‘Lectures on the Philosophy of Spirit 1827-8’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

‘Lectures on Natural Right and Political Science: The First Philosophy of Right’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) These lectures constitute the translation of earliest version of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, namely the lectures on “Natural Right and Political Science” delivered in Heidelberg in 1817-18. This transcription of the lectures remained in obscurity until the manuscript containing law student Peter Wannenmann’s transcription of the lectures was discovered in 1982 and published aContinue reading “‘Lectures on Natural Right and Political Science: The First Philosophy of Right’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

Critique of Hegel’s ’Philosophy Of Right’ by Karl Marx

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This complete translation of Marx’s critical commentary on paragraphs 261–313 of Hegel’s Philosophy Of Right, a major work in political theory. Marx subjects Hegel’s doctrine on the internal constitution of the state to a lengthy analysis. It was Marx’s first attempt to criticize Hegel’s philosophy in general and his political philosophy in particular. ItContinue reading “Critique of Hegel’s ’Philosophy Of Right’ by Karl Marx”

‘Philosophy of Right’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Complete and unabridged, this edition of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s 1821 classic offers a comprehensive view of the philosopher’s influential system. In the Philosophy of Right, Hegel applies his most important concept—the dialectics—to law, rights, morality, the family, economics, and the state. The last of Hegel’s works to be published in his lifetime, this volume combinesContinue reading “‘Philosophy of Right’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

‘Introduction to the Philosophy of History’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) lived in a time of startling changes. The American and French Revolutions, the Industrial Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the restructuring of European empires, and the rise of nationalism—all these, and more, inspired Hegel to look for a pattern, some order and meaning, in the diversity of historicalContinue reading “‘Introduction to the Philosophy of History’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

‘Hegel and the Philosophy of Right’ by Dudley Knowles

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Hegel’s philosophy is essential to the history of ideas and to the development of philosophy and thought ever since. His Philosophy of Right is one of the great works in political philosophy and its importance to contemporary philosophy has been ongoing. It offers very important contributions to topics of great interest in political philosophyContinue reading “‘Hegel and the Philosophy of Right’ by Dudley Knowles”

‘System of Ethical Life and First Philosophy of Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The first English translation and detailed interpretation of Hegel’s System der Sittlichkeit (1802-3) and Philosophie des Geistes by Harris and Knox, papers which are the two earliest surviving versions of Hegel’s social theory. Hegel’s central concept of the spirit evolved in these two works. An excellent contribution to greater and complete understanding of Hegel, this volume providesContinue reading “‘System of Ethical Life and First Philosophy of Spirit’ by Georg W. F. Hegel”

‘The Athenian Owl and the Gallic Rooster—Dusk or Dawn?’ by Klaus Vieweg

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In Hegel’s metaphor of the owl of Minerva, thought is represented using the images of a goddess, an animal, together with a time of day, dusk. World history must first reach a certain stage of development before sufficient knowledge is possible. The general, universalistic concept of freedom, the idea of the freedom of all,Continue reading “‘The Athenian Owl and the Gallic Rooster—Dusk or Dawn?’ by Klaus Vieweg”

‘The Unity of Reason: Essays on Kant’s Philosophy’ by Dieter Henrich

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Kant holds a key position in the history of modern philosophy as the last great figure to belong fully to both the Anglo-American analytic tradition and the Continental tradition. As one the world’s foremost scholars of Kant and German Idealism, Dieter Henrich combines an encyclopedic knowledge of Kant’s texts with an equally profound understanding of theContinue reading “‘The Unity of Reason: Essays on Kant’s Philosophy’ by Dieter Henrich”

G. W. F. Hegel, Philosophie des Rechts: Die Vorlesung von 1819/1820, Herausgegeben von Dieter Henrich

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Hegel hat seine Vorlesung über Rechtsphilosophie insgesamt sechsmal vollständig gehalten. Ein besonderes Interesse gilt der Vorlesung des Wintersemesters 1819/20, weil Hegel zu dieser Zeit die entscheidende Überarbeitung vornimmt, die dem Drucktext seiner Philosophie des Rechts zugrundeliegt und damit das Hegel-Bild nachhaltig bestimmt hat.

“The Real Meaning of Hegel’s Master—Slave Dialectic” by Andrew Cole

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This paper responds to recent misreading’s of Hegel’s famous dialectic of the master and slave found within the most memorable section of Phenomenology of Spirit and finds textual support in Hegel’s work. It can, above all, be shown to be a materialist critique of feudalism so rigorous and perceptive, so illustrative of the dynamicsContinue reading ““The Real Meaning of Hegel’s Master—Slave Dialectic” by Andrew Cole”

‘Hegel im Kontext’ von Dieter Henrich

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In diesem bereits klassischen Band zeigt Dieter Henrich, was es heißt, das Ganze von Hegels Denken durch präzise Einzelstudien zu erschließen. Nicht der philosophiegeschichtliche Überblick, sondern die genaue Analyse historischer Konstellationen und die schrittweise Rekonstruktion zentraler Argumente erweisen sich hier als Königsweg zum Verständnis des Philosophen. Dabei führt Henrich auf folgenreiche Weise begriffliche Mittel der angloamerikanischenContinue reading “‘Hegel im Kontext’ von Dieter Henrich”

‘Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy: The Return to Subjectivity’ by Dieter Freundlieb

DOWNLOAD(low quality .epub) Dieter Henrich is one of the most respected and frequently cited philosophers in Germany today. His extensive and highly innovative studies of German Idealism and his systematic analyses of subjectivity have significantly impacted on advanced German philosophical and theological debates. Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy presents a comprehensive analysis of Henrich’s workContinue reading “‘Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy: The Return to Subjectivity’ by Dieter Freundlieb”

‘The Idea of Hegel’s “Science of Logic”’ by Stanley Rosen

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Although Hegel considered Science of Logic essential to his philosophy, it has received scant commentary compared with the other three books he published in his lifetime. Here philosopher Stanley Rosen rescues the Science of Logic from obscurity, arguing that its neglect is responsible for contemporary philosophy’s fracture into many different and opposed schools of thought. ThroughContinue reading “‘The Idea of Hegel’s “Science of Logic”’ by Stanley Rosen”

‘Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory’ by Lisa Herzog

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory analyses the constructions of the market in the thought of Adam Smith and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and discusses their relevance for contemporary political philosophy. Combining the history of ideas with systematic analysis, it contrasts Smith’s view of the market as a benevolently designed ‘contrivance of nature’Continue reading “‘Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory’ by Lisa Herzog”

‘Hegel on Beauty’ by Julia Peters

DOWNLOAD(.epub) While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing Hegel’s views on beauty front and center. Peters asksContinue reading “‘Hegel on Beauty’ by Julia Peters”

‘Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature’ translated by Michael John Petry

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) If the Hegelian system is to be fully appreciated, it has to be grasped as a whole. Experience has shown that this is no easy matter, not only because the general principles involved in its structuralization have never been clearly presented and effectively criticized, but because, in the range of its subject matter, itContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature’ translated by Michael John Petry”

Jugoslavija: Smrt Države

DOWNLOAD(2x .pdf & 6x .mkv) Smrt Jugoslavije, kasneje preimenovano v Jugoslavija: Smrt Države v novejši in posodobljeni različici, je z BAFTA* nagrajena dokumentarna serija v šestih delih posneta s strani britanskega BBC in najprej predvajana leta 1995, kot hkrati tudi ime knjige spisane s strani Allan Little in Laura Silber, ki spremlja dokumentarec. Knjiga terContinue reading “Jugoslavija: Smrt Države”

‘Hegel im verdrahteten Gehirn’ von Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Hegel ist veraltet. Aber gerade deshalb – so die Pointe von Meisterdenker Slavoj Žižek – können wir durch seine Linse die Gegenwart besser verstehen. Anstatt also zu ermitteln, was an Hegels Denken heute noch aktuell ist, dreht Žižek die Frage um: Wie sieht unsere Gegenwart aus, wenn wir sie mit Hegel betrachten? Und esContinue reading “‘Hegel im verdrahteten Gehirn’ von Slavoj Žižek”

‘Žižek and the Rhetorical Unconscious: Global Politics, Philosophy, and Subjectivity’ by Robert Samuels

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This book builds on a critique of Slavoj Žižek’s work to outline a new theory of psychoanalytic rhetoric. It turns to Žižek because not only is he one of the most popular intellectuals in the world, but, this book argues, his discourse is shaped by a set of unconscious rhetorical processes that also determineContinue reading “‘Žižek and the Rhetorical Unconscious: Global Politics, Philosophy, and Subjectivity’ by Robert Samuels”

‘Žižek Studies—The Greatest Hits (So Far)’ edited by David J. Gunkel & Paul A. Taylor

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This compendium assembles and presents the best work published in the field of Žižek Studies over the last ten years, providing teachers, students, and researchers with a carefully curated volume of leading-edge scholarship addressing the unique and sometimes eclectic work of Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek. The chapters included in this collection haveContinue reading “‘Žižek Studies—The Greatest Hits (So Far)’ edited by David J. Gunkel & Paul A. Taylor”

‘Lacan: A Genealogy’ by Miguel de Beistegui

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Lacan: A Genealogy provides a genealogical account of Lacan’s work as a whole, from his early writings on paranoid psychosis to his later work on the real and surplus enjoyment. Beistegui argues that Lacan’s work requires an in-depth genealogy to chart and interpret the his key concept of desire. The genealogy is both a historicalContinue reading “‘Lacan: A Genealogy’ by Miguel de Beistegui”

‘Posthuman Glossary’ edited by Rosi Braidotti & Maria Hlavajova

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under the pressure of new contemporary concerns, however, we are experiencing a “posthuman condition”; the combination of new developments-such as the neoliberal economics of global capitalism, migration, technological advances, environmentalContinue reading “‘Posthuman Glossary’ edited by Rosi Braidotti & Maria Hlavajova”

‘Chevengur’ by Andrei Platonov

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Platonov’s epic novel was written in 1927-28, but only small pieces have been published in the USSR, and even the emigre Russian edition is seriously flawed by omissions. The reasons for the censorship are not hard to find. Platonov argued that it was an ‘honest attempt to portray the beginning of Communist society,’ butContinue reading “‘Chevengur’ by Andrei Platonov”

‘Collected Works’ by Andrey Platonov

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Platonov produced a great body of work, including fiction, plays poetry, essays, and scenarios. The chasm between the ideals of the “new men” and the reality of provincial life is one of Platonov’s main themes. The Party boss who is blind to suffering and real problems is one of his favorite villains. His favoriteContinue reading “‘Collected Works’ by Andrey Platonov”

‘The Anti-Sexus’ by Andrey Platonov

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In 1926, Russian Marxist author Andrey Platonov composed The Anti-Sexus, a remarkable text which remained, like so many of his other writings, unpublished during his lifetime. The work is a fictional brochure, issued by the company Berkman, Châteloy, and Son, Ltd. and “translated” from French by Platonov, that advertised an electromagnetic instrument promising toContinue reading “‘The Anti-Sexus’ by Andrey Platonov”

‘Soul’ by Andrey Platonov

DOWNLOAD(.epub) The Soviet writer Andrey Platonov saw much of his work suppressed or censored in his lifetime. In recent decades, however, these lost works have reemerged, and the eerie poetry and poignant humanity of Platonov’s vision have become ever more clear. For Nadezhda Mandelstam and Joseph Brodsky, Platonov was the writer who most profoundly registeredContinue reading “‘Soul’ by Andrey Platonov”

The Portable Platonov

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Platonov vividly presents the dreams of the builders of socialism in all their inarticulate confusion, with a sympathy not lessened by an unaparalleled awareness of their tragic consequences. Through incongruity of verbal choices and juxtapositions Platonov expanded the limits of meaning and lent words new and unexpected dimensions. After a lifetime of persecution AndreyContinue reading “The Portable Platonov”

‘PHILOSOPHY: Spinoza, Kant, Hegel and… Badiou!’ by Slavoj Žižek

Section I: Introduction – Spinoza INTRODUCTION One of the unwritten rules of today’s academia from France to the US is the injunction to love Spinoza. Everyone loves him, from the Althusserian strict “scientific materialists” to Deleuzean schizo-anarchists, from rationalist critics of religion to the partisans of liberal freedoms and tolerances, not to mention feminists likeContinue reading “‘PHILOSOPHY: Spinoza, Kant, Hegel and… Badiou!’ by Slavoj Žižek”

Collected Clinical Papers of Sigmund Freud: Five Volume Set

DOWNLOAD(5x .pdf) Collected Clinical Papers of Sigmund Freud were written and edited as the constituent basis for psychoanalysis, containing the only published record of his clinical investigations, all of his other work being essentially founded on and derived from them. Offering the reader a comprehensive chronicle of Freud’s work and of the development of his ideasContinue reading “Collected Clinical Papers of Sigmund Freud: Five Volume Set”

‘Delusion and Dream in Jensen’s Gradiva & Other Essays’ by Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Delusion and Dream in Jensen’s Gradiva (German: Der Wahn und die Träume in W. Jensens “Gradiva”) is a long essay written in 1907, an analysis of the German novelist Wilhelm Jensen’s story Gradiva, is his first work to deal explicitly and systematically with literature and aesthetics, although he had commented at some length onContinue reading “‘Delusion and Dream in Jensen’s Gradiva & Other Essays’ by Sigmund Freud”

Collected Works of Sigmund Freud (Delphi Classics)

DOWNLOAD(.epub) The Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between patient and psychoanalyst. Freud developed therapeutic techniques including the use of free association and transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Freud’s redefinition of sexuality led him to formulate the Oedipus complex asContinue reading “Collected Works of Sigmund Freud (Delphi Classics)”

‘Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason’ by Theodor W. Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Winner of the 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award Kant is a pivotal thinker in Adorno’s intellectual world. Although he wrote monographs on Hegel, Husserl, and Kierkegaard, the closest Adorno came to an extended discussion of Kant are two lecture courses, one concentrating on the Critique of Pure Reason and the other on the Critique of PracticalContinue reading “‘Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason’ by Theodor W. Adorno”

‘Philosophy of New Music’ by Theodor W. Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In 1949, Theodor W. Adorno’s Philosophy of New Music was published, coinciding with the prominent philosopher’s return to a devastated Europe after his exile in the United States. Intensely polemical from its first publication, every aspect of this work was met with extreme reactions, from stark dismissal to outrage. Even Arnold Schoenberg reviled it.  Despite theContinue reading “‘Philosophy of New Music’ by Theodor W. Adorno”

‘Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic’ by Theodor W. Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Theodor Adorno’s first major published work appeared in German bookshops in February 1933. Kierkegaard challenges not only the founder but also the whole tradition of existentialism, and played an important role in the formation of the Frankfurt School’s Critical Theory.

‘Neue Slowenische Kunst—Predictions of Fire’ by Michael Benson

WATCH / DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Predictions of Fire or Prerokbe ognja is a 1996 documentary film by American filmmaker Michael Benson about Neue Slowenische Kunst. In 1991, Slovenia’s quick secession from SFR Yugoslavia marked the first spark in the Yugoslav Wars that defined the first chapter of the post-cold war era. Using an inventive combination of reportage,Continue reading “‘Neue Slowenische Kunst—Predictions of Fire’ by Michael Benson”

‘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 was an Italian Chemist who was arrested during the Second World War as a member of the anti-Fascist resistance and deported to Auschwitz in 1944. He died prematurely in Turin in April 1987. Levi has long been admiredContinue 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”

‘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”

What is Education?

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This book sets itself a difficult and essential task: nothing less than opening a new epoch of thought on the practice of what education is. – Alain Badiou What is education? This volume collects some of the foremost voices in contemporary thought to think through this question from their unique perspectives. Revealing the contentions andContinue reading “What is Education?”

‘Is it Still Possible to be a Hegelian Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The main feature of the historical thought proper is not “mobilism” (the motif of the fluidification or historical relativization of all forms of life), but the full endorsement of a certain impossibility: after a true historical break, one simply cannot return to the past, one cannot go on as if nothing happened – ifContinue reading “‘Is it Still Possible to be a Hegelian Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘With Hegel Beyond Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The essayistic nature of Fredric Jameson’s short new book on G. W. F. Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit should not blind us to the fact that the book offers a systematic interpretation of the entire inner structure of Hegel’s first masterpiece. Although The Hegel Variations comes from someone for whom reading Hegel is like eatingContinue reading “‘With Hegel Beyond Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Studies in Hysteria’ by Sigmund Freud & Josef Breuer

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Hysteria—the tormenting of the body by the troubled mind—is among the most pervasive of human disorders; yet, at the same time, it is the most elusive. Freud’s recognition that hysteria stemmed from traumas in the patient’s past transformed the way we think about sexuality. Studies in Hysteria is one of the founding texts ofContinue reading “‘Studies in Hysteria’ by Sigmund Freud & Josef Breuer”

‘Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis: Reflections on Seminar XVII’

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) This collection is the first extended interrogation in any language of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XVII. Originally delivered just after the Paris uprisings of May 1968, Seminar XVII marked a turning point in Lacan’s thought; it was both a step forward in the psychoanalytic debates and an important contribution to social and political issues. Collecting importantContinue reading “‘Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis: Reflections on Seminar XVII’”

‘The Other Side of Psychoanalysis’ by Jacques Lacan

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Revolutionary and innovative, Jacques Lacan’s work lies at the epicentre of modern thought about otherness, subjectivity, sexual difference and enjoyment. Lacan’s deliberation on psychoanalysis and contemporary social order offers welcome, readable access to the brilliant authors seminal thinking on Freud, Marx and Hegel; patterns of social and sexual behaviour; and the nature and functionContinue reading “‘The Other Side of Psychoanalysis’ by Jacques Lacan”

‘Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction’ by Roberto Harari

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The informal tone of these ten lectures by Roberto Harari reflects their original character as classes held at El Centro de Extension Psicoanalitica del Centro Cultural General, San Martin Buenos Aires. Destined for a wider audience than just the psychoanalytical camp, his work presents the Lacanian endeavor without presupposition of specialized knowledge—and yet withoutContinue reading “‘Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction’ by Roberto Harari”

‘The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis’ by Jacques Lacan

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Jacques Lacan’s writings, and especially the seminars for which he has become famous, offer a controversial, radical reappraisal of the legacy bequeathed by Freud. This volume is based on a year’s seminar in which Lacan addressed a larger, less specialized audience than ever before, among whom he could not assume familiarity withContinue reading “‘The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis’ by Jacques Lacan”

‘Endings: Questions of Memory in Hegel and Heidegger’ edited by Rebecca Comay & John McCumber

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In this collection of essays, leading scholars provide a variety of models from which to view the unique relationship between the bodies of thought of Heidegger and Hegel, revealing how these philosophers offer ways of thinking historically that understand such thinking not merely as extensions and elaborations of a given paradigm but as activelyContinue reading “‘Endings: Questions of Memory in Hegel and Heidegger’ edited by Rebecca Comay & John McCumber”

‘Ecstasy, Catastrophe: Heidegger from Being and Time to the Black Notebooks’ by David Farrell Krell

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) Lectures on ecstatic temporality and on Heidegger’s political legacy. In Ecstasy, Catastrophe, David Farrell Krell provides insight into two areas of Heidegger’s thought: his analysis of ecstatic temporality in Being and Time (1927) and his “political” remarks in the recently published Black Notebooks (1931–1941). The first part of Krell’s book focuses on Heidegger’s interpretation of time, whichContinue reading “‘Ecstasy, Catastrophe: Heidegger from Being and Time to the Black Notebooks’ by David Farrell Krell”

‘Contagion: Sexuality, Disease, and Death in German Idealism and Romanticism’ by David Farrell Krell

DOWNLOAD(low quality .pdf) Although the Romantic Age is usually thought of as idealizing nature as the source of birth, life, and creativity, David Farrell Krell focuses on the preoccupation of three key German Romantic thinkers—Novalis, Schelling, and Hegel—with nature’s destructive powers—contagion, disease, and death. Table of Contents: Introduction Part One: Thaumaturgic Idealism: Novalis’s Scientific-Philosophical NotebooksContinue reading “‘Contagion: Sexuality, Disease, and Death in German Idealism and Romanticism’ by David Farrell Krell”

‘Basic Writings’ by Martin Heidegger

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This book offers a selection from the writings of the German thinker Martin Heidegger, born September 26, 1889, in Messkirch, died May 26, 1976, in Freiburg. Its dual purpose is to provide English speaking students of philosophy and of the arts and sciences with (1) an introduction to Heidegger’s thought, and (2) essays particularlyContinue reading “‘Basic Writings’ by Martin Heidegger”

‘Infectious Nietzsche’ by David Farrell Krell

DOWNLOAD(low quality .pdf) Krell explores health, illness, and creativity in the life and thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. Drawing on a varied literature of philosophical reflections on health, and analyzing Nietzsche’s confrontation with traditional values, Krell skillfully engages the legacy of Platonism and Western metaphysics that is at the core of Nietzsche’s thought. Nietzsche’s genealogical critique,Continue reading “‘Infectious Nietzsche’ by David Farrell Krell”

‘The Tragic Absolute: German Idealism and the Languishing of God’ by David Farrell Krell

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The Tragic Absolute argues that German Idealist and Romantic theories of literature and aesthetic judgment, especially when it comes to tragedy, are closer to the heart of metaphysics and ethics than previously thought. Explores the contributions of Schelling, Hölderlin, Novalis, Hegel, and Nietzsche to the aesthetics of tragedy and charts the fate of theContinue reading “‘The Tragic Absolute: German Idealism and the Languishing of God’ by David Farrell Krell”

‘The Freudian Subject’ by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) What is the subject in Freud? The author draws on a wide range of French critical thought to argue that the subject is always fundamentally identification, in an even more radical sense than has previously been postulated. Rigorously examining the texts of Freud, he arrives at compelling re-readings of familiar concepts, concluding with aContinue reading “‘The Freudian Subject’ by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen”

‘Hegel’s Phenomenology: Dialogues on the Life of Mind’ by Jacob Loewenberg

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) One of the classics in the 1960s in Hegel’s scholarship, an original analysis, cast in dialogue form. In recent years, Hegel has been receiving attention from American philosophers, including Robert Brandom and Robert Pippin. For much of the 20th century, Hegel and his 1807 Phenomenology of Spirit were little studied in the United States,Continue reading “‘Hegel’s Phenomenology: Dialogues on the Life of Mind’ by Jacob Loewenberg”

‘Hegel’s Quest for Certainty’ by Joseph C. Flay

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In a major contribution to Hegel scholarship, Professor Flay has written two books in one. The first is a close and original reading of the Phenomenology of Spirit and the second, an invaluable source book containing a bibliography (more than 450 titles) and footnotes which discuss in detail the secondary resource material. The main strength ofContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Quest for Certainty’ by Joseph C. Flay”

‘Samuel Beckett and the Meaning of Being: A Study in Ontological Parable’ by Lance St. John Butler

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) “The easiest thing of all is to pass judgement on what has a solid substantial content; it is more difficult to grasp it and most of all difficult to do both together and produce the systematic exposition of it.” —Georg W. F. Hegel Since at least 1960 there has been a great deal ofContinue reading “‘Samuel Beckett and the Meaning of Being: A Study in Ontological Parable’ by Lance St. John Butler”

‘Spirit’s Philosophical Bildung: Image and Rhetoric in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and Science of Logic’ by Daniel Horace Fernald

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This work focuses on the role played by rhetoric and images in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, and in the transition to his Science of Logic. Daniel Horace Fernald argues that the rhetoric and imagery of the Phenomenology constitute the work’s substance. His conclusion shows the entire Phenomenology to be an aporia, an impasse designed to teach the central lesson that the True,Continue reading “‘Spirit’s Philosophical Bildung: Image and Rhetoric in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and Science of Logic’ by Daniel Horace Fernald”

‘Freud and Man’s Soul: An Important Re-Interpretation of Freudian Theory’ by Bruno Bettelheim

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Has Sigmund Freud been seriously misunderstood? The book argues that mistranslation has distorted Freud’s work in English and led students to see a system intended to cooperate flexibly with individual needs as a set of rigid rules to be applied by external authority. This provocative argument cuts through the myths to reveal a greater,Continue reading “‘Freud and Man’s Soul: An Important Re-Interpretation of Freudian Theory’ by Bruno Bettelheim”

‘Camera Obscura: Of Ideology’ by Sarah Kofman

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Marx, Freud, Nietzsche―in vastly different ways all three employed the metaphor of the camera obscura in their work. In this classic book―at last available in an English translation―the distinguished French philosopher Sarah Kofman offers an extended reflection on this metaphor. She contrasts the mechanical function of the camera obscura as a kind of copyContinue reading “‘Camera Obscura: Of Ideology’ by Sarah Kofman”

‘Nietzsche and Metaphor’ by Sarah Kofman

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Winner of the 1994 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award. This long-overdue translation brings to the English-speaking world the work that set the tone for the post-structuralist reading of Nietzsche. The issue of style, of why Nietzsche wrote as he did, is fundamental, on any level, to reading his texts. Some Nietzsche critics (in particular,Continue reading “‘Nietzsche and Metaphor’ by Sarah Kofman”

Who Comes After the Subject?

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This book is a rare and outstanding thorough foray into a post-humanist future, deconstructing subjectivity in a variety of guises. Who Comes After the Subject offers the most comprehensive overview to date of contemporary French thinking on the question of the “subject.” Nineteen philosophers and critics offer diverse perspectives on the subject as it hasContinue reading “Who Comes After the Subject?”

‘The Enigma of Woman: Woman in Freud’s Writings’ by Sarah Kofman

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Didn’t Freud himself predict it? Feminists would take to the warpath against his texts, which, on the subject of women, would be seen as rife with masculine prejudice. The woman question has indeed provoked opposition not only from without but from within the very heart of psychoanalysis, has unleashed a veritable internecine war: womenContinue reading “‘The Enigma of Woman: Woman in Freud’s Writings’ by Sarah Kofman”

Speculations After Freud: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Culture

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Psychoanalysis has transformed our culture. We constantly use and refer to ideas from psychoanalysis, often unconsciously. Psychology, philosophy, politics, sociology, women’s studies, anthropology, literary studies, cultural studies, and other disciplines have been permeated by the competing schools of psychoanalysis. But what of psychoanalysis itself? Where is it going one hundred years after Freud’s ownContinue reading “Speculations After Freud: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Culture”

‘Socrates: Fictions of a Philosopher’ by Sarah Kofman

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Socrates is an elusive figure, Sarah Kofman asserts, and he is necessarily so since he did not write or directly state his beliefs. “With Socrates,” she writes in her introduction, “we will never leave fiction behind.” Kofman suggests that Socrates’s avowal of ignorance was meant to be ironic. Later philosophers who interpreted his textContinue reading “‘Socrates: Fictions of a Philosopher’ by Sarah Kofman”

‘After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism’ by Robert B. Pippin

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In his Berlin lectures on fine art, Hegel argued that art involves a unique form of aesthetic intelligibility—the expression of a distinct collective self-understanding that develops through historical time. Hegel’s approach to art has been influential in a number of different contexts, but in a twist of historical irony Hegel would die just beforeContinue reading “‘After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism’ by Robert B. Pippin”

‘The Persistence of Subjectivity: On the Kantian Aftermath’ by Robert B. Pippin

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The Persistence of Subjectivity examines several approaches to, and critiques of, the core notion in the self-understanding and legitimation of the modern, ‘bourgeois’ form of life: the free, reflective, self-determining subject. Since it is a relatively recent historical development that human beings think of themselves as individual centers of agency, and that one’s entitlementContinue reading “‘The Persistence of Subjectivity: On the Kantian Aftermath’ by Robert B. Pippin”