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AbysmalA Critique of Cartographic Reason

Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Gunnar Olsson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple ... More

Aristotle's Dialogue with SocratesOn the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Ronna Burger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080505
eISBN:
9780226080543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life for a human being? Aristotle's exploration of this question in the Nicomachean Ethics has established it as a founding work of Western philosophy, though its teachings have long ... More

Aristotle's PoliticsLiving Well and Living Together

Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Eugene Garver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226284026
eISBN:
9780226284040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

“Man is a political animal,” Aristotle asserts near the beginning of the Politics. In this reading of one of the foundational texts of political philosophy, this book traces the surprising ... More

Art and Truth after Plato

Art and Truth after Plato

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite its foundational role in the history of philosophy, Plato's famous argument that art does not have access to truth or knowledge is now rarely examined, in part because recent philosophers ... More

Articulating the WorldConceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Joseph Rouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The most difficult challenge for naturalists in philosophy is accounting for scientific understanding of nature as itself a scientifically intelligible natural phenomenon. This book advances ... More

Autonomy After AuschwitzAdorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Martin Shuster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant’s notion of autonomy remains influential and important, not only for his immediate successors, but also well beyond them. This notion, however, is exposed to a powerful critique in Horkheimer ... More

Borrowed KnowledgeChaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines

Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines

Stephen H. Kellert

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429786
eISBN:
9780226429809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

What happens to scientific knowledge when researchers outside the natural sciences bring elements of the latest trend across disciplinary boundaries for their own purposes? Researchers in fields from ... More

Coming to MindThe Soul and Its Body

Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contrary to popular rumor, brain science has not shown that souls are an illusion – not if by soul we mean what it is about a person that acts and thinks, often creatively, what makes choices and ... More

Confronting Aristotle's EthicsAncient and Modern Morality

Confronting Aristotle's Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality

Eugene Garver

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226283982
eISBN:
9780226284019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284019.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. Some might say that the good life means doing good—improving one's community and the lives of others. ... More

Contesting Nietzsche

Contesting Nietzsche

Christa Davis Acampora

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923901
eISBN:
9780226923918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923918.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work offers a rethinking of Friedrich Nietzsche’s crucial notion of the agon. Analyzing an array of primary and secondary sources and synthesizing decades of Nietzsche scholarship, it shows how ... More

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