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Human PredicamentsAnd What to Do about Them

Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

John Kekes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is about understanding and coping with exceptionally difficult problems that stand in the way of living as we think we should. Living that way depends on pursuing possibilities that ... More

The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

Stanley Rosen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226065885
eISBN:
9780226065915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel considered Science of Logic essential to his philosophy, it has received scant commentary compared with the other three books he published in his lifetime. This ... More

In Search of Goodness

In Search of Goodness

Ruth W. Grant (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does a good life look like? How do people become good? Are there multiple, competing possibilities for what counts as a good life, all equally worthy? Or, is there a unified and transcendent ... More

InteranimationsReceiving Modern German Philosophy

Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Robert B. Pippin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259659
eISBN:
9780226259796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

I distinguish here between work on historical figures in philosophy as a form of history and as philosophy, and I defend a conception of the latter. The second and related point takes up the ... More

Kant and Phenomenology

Kant and Phenomenology

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723402
eISBN:
9780226723419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723419.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Phenomenology, together with Marxism, pragmatism, and analytic philosophy, dominated philosophy in the twentieth century—and Edmund Husserl is usually thought to have been the first to develop the ... More

Kant’s OrganicismEpigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Jennifer Mensch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021980
eISBN:
9780226022031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022031.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Because it laid the foundation for nearly all subsequent epistemologies, Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason has overshadowed his other interests in natural history and the life sciences, which ... More

Living Up to Death

Living Up to Death

Paul Ricoeur

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226713496
eISBN:
9780226713502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713502.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When French philosopher Paul Ricoeur died in 2005, he bequeathed to the world a highly regarded, widely influential body of work which established him as one of the greatest thinkers of our time. He ... More

Maimonides and SpinozaTheir Conflicting Views of Human Nature

Maimonides and Spinoza: Their Conflicting Views of Human Nature

Joshua Parens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226645742
eISBN:
9780226645766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645766.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Until the last century, it was generally agreed that Maimonides was a great defender of Judaism, and Spinoza—as an Enlightenment advocate for secularization—among its key opponents. However, a new ... More

Moralizing TechnologyUnderstanding and Designing the Morality of Things

Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things

Peter-Paul Verbeek

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852911
eISBN:
9780226852904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Technology permeates nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Cars enable us to travel long distances, mobile phones help us to communicate, and medical devices make it possible to detect and cure ... More

Music in German PhilosophyAn Introduction

Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Oliver Furbeth (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though many well-known German philosophers have devoted considerable attention to music and its aesthetics, surprisingly few of their writings on the subject have been translated into English. This ... More

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