Basic Writings of Existentialism

by Gordon Marino [2004]


pages 532

Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. Contributors include Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ralph Ellison, Martin Heidegger, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo


pages 610

A student-friendly introduction to AS Philosophy, structured around the AQA AS Philosophy specification. From the author team behind the successful Philosophy in Focus series, this book covers 7 popular AS themes in sufficient depth to achieve a top grade. It combines academic rigour with engaging activities. The authors have used their wealth of experience in teaching philosophy to devise a set of helpful features that deepen understanding and exercise the philosophical mind

A History of Philosophy Book Three

by Frederick Copleston [1985]


pages 194

Here in one convenient volume are Volumes VII, VIII, and IX - complete and unabridged - of the acclaimed reference work that has dominated the field of philosophy for two decades. Volume VII considers such world-famous modern Western philosophers as Fichte, Schelling, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Schopenhauer Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. Volume VIII, on British empiricism, the idealist movement in Great Britain, idealism in America, the pragmatist movement, and the revolt against idealism, covers such thinkers as Bentham, Herbert Spencer, T. H. Green, Bradley, Bosanquet, Royce, C. S. Peirce, William James, G. E. Moore, John Dewey, and Bertrand Russell. Volume IX presents the prominent French philosophical thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with full attention to the themes of human freedom and man in society - including Maine de Biran, Comte, Henri Bergson, Garrigou-Lagrange, and Sartre

Moral Relativism

by Steven Lukes [2008]


pages 212

Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can understand one another? Can we abstain from judging one another's practices? Do we truly have divergent views about what constitutes good and evil, virtue and vice, harm and welfare, dignity and humiliation, or is there some underlying commonality that trumps it all?


pages 279

A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking introduces readers to the concepts, methods, and standards for thinking critically about reasons and arguments in virtually any area of practice. While most literature on critical thinking focuses on its formal applications within philosophy, this book offers a broad conception of critical thinking and explores its practical relevance to conducting research across a wide variety of disciplines, including business, education, and the biological sciences. While the book pursues an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, providing examples and illustrations from diverse subjects and fields of research, it also provides strategies to help readers identify the methods and standards that are characteristic of critical thinking in their chosen branches of learning, in their workplace, and in their own lives