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8. Transcendental philosophy

8. Transcendental philosophy  

Roger Scruton

in Kant: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775482
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.003.0008
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chapter
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9780192801999
Kant's immediate successors regarded Kant as having changed the course of philosophy. However, even during his lifetime, the intellectual world was torn by controversy over the meaning of ... More
6. Utopia

6. Utopia  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781353
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663842.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199663842
Given what we know about love, what ought we to do about it? ‘Utopia’ looks to the future and discusses the potential for ‘love’ in the human race. Will the neuroscience of love result in ... More
3. The eclipse of meaning

3. The eclipse of meaning  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777219
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199532179
How, in a world where sense-making is so frail and fragmentary, can we recognise a resplendent meaning? If the world is indeterminate, then despair is not possible. ‘The eclipse of meaning’ ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776380
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0001
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9780192853608
What are animals and what are their mental lives like? The Introduction provides a historical sketch of traditional thinking about animals and the emergence of the animal rights movement. ... More
12. The appeal of psychoanalysis

12. The appeal of psychoanalysis  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776793
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0012
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9780192854551
‘The appeal of psychoanalysis’ explains why Freud's work became so popular. Freud did not invent the subconscious, but he was the first to apply it clinically. Despite his lack of interest ... More
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction  

Terry Eagleton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777219
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.001.0001
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book
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9780199532179
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction shows how centuries of thinkers — from Shakespeare and Schopenhauer to Marx, Sartre, and Beckett — have tackled the conundrum of ... More
2. The problem of meaning

2. The problem of meaning  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777219
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532179
With the question ‘What is the meaning of life?’ we see problems with every word in the question. Some might argue that the word ‘what’ should be substituted with ‘who’. What does ‘meaning’ ... More

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