Free philosophy Kindle books for 05 Nov 18

Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey (American Philosophy)

by Larry A. Hickman

Larry A. Hickman presents John Dewey as very much at home in the busy mix of contemporary philosophyâ??as a thinker whose work now, more than fifty years after his death, still furnishes fresh insights into cutting-edge philosophical debates. Hickman argues that it is precisely the rich, pluralistic mix of contemporary philosophical discourse, with its competing research programs in French-inspired postmodernism, phenomenology, Critical Theory, Heidegger studies, analytic philosophy, and neopragmatismâ??all busily engaging, challenging, and informing one anotherâ??that invites renewed examination of Dewey’s central ideas.

Hickman offers a Dewey who both anticipated some of the central insights of French-inspired postmodernism and, if he were alive today, would certainly be one of its most committed critics, a Dewey who foresaw some of the most trenchant problems associated with fostering global citizenship, and a Dewey whose core ideas are often at odds with those of some of his most ardent neopragmatist interpreters.

In the trio of essays that launch this book, Dewey is an observer and critic of some of the central features of French-inspired postmodernism and its American cousin, neopragmatism. In the next four, Dewey enters into dialogue with contemporary critics of technology, including Jürgen Habermas, Andrew Feenberg, and Albert Borgmann. The next two essays establish Dewey as an environmental philosopher of the first rankâ??a worthy conversation partner for Holmes Ralston, III, Baird Callicott, Bryan G. Norton, and Aldo Leopold. The concluding essays provide novel interpretations of Dewey’s views of religious belief, the psychology of habit, philosophical anthropology, and what he termed “the epistemology industry.”

William James on the Courage to Believe (American Philosophy Book 8)

by Robert J. O’Connell

William James’ celebrated lecture on “The Will to Believe” has kindled spirited controversy since the day it was delivered. In this lively reappraisal of that controversy, Father O’Connell contributes some fresh contentions: that James’ argument should be viewed against his indebtedness to Pascal and Renouvier; that it works primarily to validate our “over-beliefs” ; and most surprising perhaps, that James envisages our “passional nature” as intervening, not after, but before and throughout, our intellectual weighing of the evidence for belief.

Peirce’s Philosophical Perspectives (American Philosophy Book 3)

by Vincent G. Potter

This collection focuses primarily on Peirce’s realism, pragmatism, and theism, with attention to his tychism and synechism.

Conta-gotas: Máximas & reflexões (Portuguese Edition)

by Pedro Meira Monteiro

Conta-gotas apresenta a produção de máximas e reflexões do professor de literatura brasileira da Universidade Princeton, Pedro Meira Monteiro.

Num tempo já marcado pela forma condensada e pela rapidez das novas mídias, Meira Monteiro atualiza a longa tradição de se escrever aforismos para refletir sobre os tempos fragmentados do novo século.

Gota por gota, palavra por palavra, a contemporaneidade é pensada através do filtro da literatura: “O fim é o fim da poesia”.

Segundo Fernando Paixão – que assina a apresentação -, “Em doses mínimas, o veneno faz bem ao intelecto”.

Common Questions,Great Answers: In Buddha’s Words

by Tushar Gundev

The great intellectual answers given by Buddha on general questions like ,” how ,why and when the cosmos came in to existence, what are imponderables, what happens after death etc.” This book provides detailed description of answers and the story in which the discussions took place. The interesting and peculiar nature of the answers given by Buddha on general questions is what makes this book interesting.
This book also provides extracts from Pali canon.

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