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On TyrannyCorrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Leo Strauss, Victor Gourevitch, and Michael S. f

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

On Tyranny is Leo Strauss' classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue Hiero, or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising ... More

The One Culture?A Conversation about Science

The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

So far the “science wars” have generated far more heat than light. Combatants from one or the other of what C. P. Snow famously called “the two cultures” (science versus the arts and humanities) have ... More

Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

Rudolf A. Makkreel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249315
eISBN:
9780226249452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249452.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This work is about how philosophy can contribute to the challenges that hermeneutics faces in interpreting an ever-changing world. It proposes an orientational and reflective approach to ... More

The Other RenaissanceItalian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Rocco Rubini

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides an overdue cultural translation of modern Italian intellectual and philosophical history, a development bookended by Giambattista Vico and Antonio Gramsci. It shows Italian ... More

The Philosophy of Autobiography

The Philosophy of Autobiography

Christopher Cowley (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book explores a new area, the philosophy of autobiography. There are many long-standing philosophical discussions surrounding concepts relating to autobiography: the self, personal identity, ... More

The Philosophy of Improvisation

The Philosophy of Improvisation

Gary Peters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662787
eISBN:
9780226662800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662800.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Improvisation is usually either lionized as an ecstatic experience of being in the moment or disparaged as the thoughtless recycling of clichés. Eschewing both of these orthodoxies, this book ranges ... More

Philosophy of PseudoscienceReconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience? This book seeks to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as “the demarcation problem.” This issue ... More

The Powers of Pure ReasonKant and the Idea of Cosmic Philosophy

The Powers of Pure Reason: Kant and the Idea of Cosmic Philosophy

Alfredo Ferrarin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226243153
eISBN:
9780226243290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243290.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The book is a full-fledged examination of Kant on reason. Reason is about a comprehensive vision that understands itself (from sciences and cognitions to action to all objects of its legislation) in ... More

The Practices of the Self

The Practices of the Self

Charles Larmore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226468877
eISBN:
9780226468549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is the nature of the fundamental relation we have to ourselves that makes each of us a self? To answer this question, this book develops a systematic theory of the self, challenging the ... More

The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy

The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy

Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143156
eISBN:
9780226143774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143774.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this book, originally written as a dissertation for his diplôme d'études supérieures in 1953 and 1954, Derrida reveals what he sees as an internal tension in Husserl's central notion of genesis, ... More

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