The Life and Teaching of Karl Marx (Routledge Revivals) by Max Beer

By Max Beer

First released in English in 1921, this work was once initially written via popular Marxist historian Max Beer to commemorate the centenary of Marx’s beginning. it's a definitive biography, filled with attention-grabbing own info and a transparent and finished account of Marx’s fiscal and old doctrines a unique function of this exact work is the recent mild thrown on Marx’s perspective to the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat" and Bolshevist equipment in general.

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Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography by John A Hall

By John A Hall

A outstanding account of the existence and suggestions of the thinker and linguist.

Ernest Gellner used to be a multilingual polymath who set the time table within the examine of nationalism and the sociology of Islam for a whole new release of teachers and scholars. This definitive biography follows his trajectory from his early years in Prague, Paris and England to overseas luck as a thinker and public highbrow. recognized either for his hugely built-in philosophy of modernity and for combining a appreciate for nationalism with an appreciation for technology, Gellner was once passionate in his defence of cause opposed to each for of relativism.

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John Stuart Mill: A Biography by Nicholas Capaldi

By Nicholas Capaldi

Nicholas Capaldi's 2004 biography of John Stuart Mill strains the ways that Mill's many endeavours are similar and explores the importance of Mill's contribution to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of faith, and the philosophy of schooling. He exhibits how Mill used to be groomed for his lifestyles via either his father James Mill, and Jeremy Bentham, the 2 so much popular philosophical radicals of the early 19th century. but Mill revolted by contrast schooling and built friendships with either Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who brought him to Romanticism and political conservatism. a different function of this biography is the eye dedicated to his courting with Harriet Taylor. nobody exerted a better impression than the lady he used to be finally to marry. Nicholas Capaldi finds simply how deep her impression was once on Mill's considering the emancipation of women.

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Jung For Beginners by Jon Plantania,Joe Lee

By Jon Plantania,Joe Lee

Carl Gustav Jung merged japanese mysticism with Western psychology, introduced medical respectability to faith, laid the root for ‘the New Age,’ and is moment merely to Freud in impact and significance on the earth of psychoanalysis. Many contemplate him a genius, yet many others disagree.

Scholar and scientific psychologist Jon Platania, PhD, offers Jung as a a little bit opportunistic and dissociated personality whose most famed old occasions have been his holiday with Freud and his questionable sojourn with the mental elite of the German 3rd Reich. at the different aspect of Jung's complicated genius, there's a deeply religious guy who laid the basis for a extra confident method of our smooth figuring out of the human psyche in either theology and psychology. he's remembered by way of many because the "Swiss general practitioner of the Soul".

Dr. Platania then takes us on a journey of the paintings that made Jung one of many pillars of recent psychology. And what a physique of labor it's. Jung’s open-mindedness used to be astounding. anyplace he went—Calcutta, Egypt, Palestine, Kenya—Jung realized anything that elevated his perspectives. His open-ended psychology included Yoga, meditation, prayer, alchemy, mythology, astrology, numerology, the I Ching—even alien craft! He taught us that psychology and faith can't simply coexist peacefully jointly, yet that they could increase us, motivate us, and aid us whole ourselves.

Freud, for all of his brilliance, decreased us to little greater than vessels of hormones with excessive IQs. Jung, for all of his flaws, gave us again our souls.

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A Living Book - Autobiographical Reflections 1 by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

By Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Artists create works which are exterior to themselves utilizing exterior fabrics; they focus their efforts in this exterior subject, and so they create marvels. yet i'm going to say that, for me, actual artists are people who are in a position to take themselves, at the start, as their inventive subject. the entire tools of the non secular existence can be found to them to assist and encourage them during this job.

within the psychic global, we will be musicians, poets, architects, sculptors, and so forth. The paintings performed through disciples of Initiatic technological know-how comprises all of the arts. What a discovery it was once for me, the day I understood that i may paintings on subject which was once no longer international to me – my very own topic. for this reason I in basic terms paintings at writing my very own ebook, that's to claim, myself. i have not written something except the ebook that's me. you'll say, ‘But what in regards to the books we read?’ I don’t write them, i've got entrusted this paintings to definite humans. My activity is simply to jot down my very own e-book, and while I converse I achieve this within the wisdom that i'm additionally writing. certain, whilst I converse i'm striving to print heavenly writings in your souls

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Siegfried Kracauer: An Intellectual Biography (Key by Graeme Gilloch

By Graeme Gilloch

This significant new ebook deals a much-needed advent to the paintings of Siegfried Kracauer, one of many major highbrow figures within the orbit of the Frankfurt institution of severe concept. it really is a part of a well timed revival and reappraisal of his special contribution to our severe realizing of modernity, the interrogation of mass tradition, and the popularity of either the dynamism and diminution of human event within the hustle and bustle of the modern city. In stressing the extreme number of Kracauer’s writings (from scholarly philosophical treatises to journalistic fragments, from comedian novels to labeled stories) and the mind-blowing variety of his issues (from technological know-how and concrete architectural visions to slapstick and dancing girls), this insightful booklet finds his basic and formative effect upon serious conception and argues for his important relevance for cultural research today.

Kracauer’s paintings is special through an acute sensitivity to the ‘surface manifestations’ of pop culture and a witty, eminently readable literary kind. In exploring and making obtainable the paintings of this amazing philosopher, this publication should be critical for students and scholars operating in lots of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields: sociology and social concept; movie, media and cultural experiences; city reports, cultural geography and architectural concept; philosophy and significant Theory.

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Galen and the World of Knowledge (Greek Culture in the Roman by Christopher Gill,Tim Whitmarsh,John Wilkins

By Christopher Gill,Tim Whitmarsh,John Wilkins

Galen is an important scientific author in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and in addition tremendous priceless for figuring out Graeco-Roman notion and society within the moment century advert. This quantity of essays locates him firmly within the highbrow lifetime of his interval, and therefore goals to make greater feel of the clinical and philosophical 'world of information' that he attempts to create. How did Galen current himself as a reader and an writer compared to different intellectuals of his day? peculiarly, how did he model himself as a clinical practitioner, and the way does that self-fashioning relate to the functionality tradition of second-century Rome? Did he see medication as taking up a few of the conventional roles of philosophy? those and different questions are freshly addressed by way of top overseas specialists on Galen and the highbrow lifetime of the interval, in a stimulating assortment that mixes studying with accessibility.

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In den Stürmen des Lebens hältst du mich (German Edition) by Kara Tippetts

By Kara Tippetts

Kara Tippetts kennt das Leben in all seinen Facetten. Sie weiß um die mütterliche regimen, die es braucht, um für vier Kinder zu sorgen. Sie freut sich, sie aufwachsen zu sehen. Sie ist glücklich verheiratet mit ihrem Ehemann Jason ... und sie weiß, dass sie mit Mitte dreißig an Krebs erkrankt ist. Im Endstadium.

In ihrem Buch zieht sie keine Schlüsse, warum uns manches im Leben so hart trifft. Sie bittet uns vielmehr darum, sie zu begleiten - auf ihrer inneren Reise castle von der Angst und dem Wunsch nach Kontrolle hin zu jenem gnädigen Frieden, über den Gott verheißt, dass er jegliche menschliche Vernunft übersteigt. Sie erlebt dabei hautnah, wie sehr Gott bei uns ist. Jeden Tag. Und sie spürt, dass die ganz alltägliche Treue der Schlüssel zu jenem Frieden sein kann, der es sogar schafft, Kummer und Schmerz in etwas Wunderschönes zu verwandeln.

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Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin by Janet Biehl

By Janet Biehl

Murray Bookchin used to be not just essentially the most major and influential environmental philosophers of the 20 th century--he used to be additionally some of the most prescient. From business agriculture to nuclear radiation, Bookchin has been on the vanguard of each significant ecological factor because the very starting, usually offering an answer ahead of most folk even famous there has been a problem.

Ecology or disaster: The lifetime of Murray Bookchin is the 1st biography of this groundbreaking environmental and political philosopher. writer Janet Biehl labored as his collaborator and copyeditor for 19 years, enhancing his each note. because of her large own background with Bookchin in addition to her entry to his papers and archival learn, Ecology or Catastrophe deals particular perception into his own existence. founding father of the social ecology flow, Bookchin first began elevating environmental matters in 1952. He foresaw worldwide warming within the Nineteen Sixties or even then argued that we must always inspect renewable power resources as a substitute to fossil fuels. cautious of insecticides and different chemical compounds utilized in business agriculture, he was once additionally an early suggest of small-scale natural farming, which has constructed into the current locavore flow and the revival of natural markets. Even Occupy can hint the origins of its leaderless constitution and normal assemblies to the nonhierarchical organizational shape Bookchin constructed as a libertarian socialist.

Bookchin believed that social and ecological matters have been deeply intertwined. confident that capitalism pushes companies to maximise gains and forget about humanist issues, he argued that eco-crises may be resolved by means of a brand new social association. His answer used to be Communalism, a brand new type of libertarian socialism that he built. An optimist and utopian, Bookchin believed within the potentiality for people to take advantage of cause to resolve all social and ecological problems.

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A. J. Gordon: An Epic Journey of Faith and Pioneering Vision by Kevin Belmonte

By Kevin Belmonte

the tale of A. J. Gordon recounts an epic journey—one of religion, personality, and pioneering imaginative and prescient. A sterling educator, philanthropist, and usher in of heaven, he used to be a very good soul, and his existence a resplendent legacy. This impeccably researched biography brings Dr. Gordon’s global to existence, charting his upward thrust to foreign prominence and his paintings with nice friends and associates like D. L. Moody. Born in rural New Hampshire, he was once, in lots of methods, a renaissance guy: an educator, philanthropist, writer, journal editor, antislavery suggest, trustee of Brown college, and the pastor of Clarendon highway Church in Boston. He additionally led groundbreaking challenge paintings between Boston’s immigrant groups, mainly chinese language and Hebrew teams. They loved his paintings between them. In 1889, Gordon based the Boston Missionary education university to provide underprivileged children an schooling they wouldn't have had another way. institution was once unfastened, and classes (taught by way of Ivy League–educated teachers) have been open to younger males and younger ladies of many ethnicities— African-American, chinese language, and Hebrew scholars between them. Gordon stoutly weathered storms of feedback over this, yet he continued. His presents as an writer resonate nonetheless, and his many books are actually housed in areas just like the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.

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