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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 Philosophy ScareThe Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War

The Philosophy Scare: The Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War

John McCumber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396385
eISBN:
9780226396415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book argues that the domestic tumult of the early Cold War favored a “new and improved” philosophical paradigm for America, better adapted to the times than other approaches. Comprised of ... 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

Reading Leo StraussPolitics, Philosophy, Judaism

Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Steven B. Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Interest in Leo Strauss is greater now than at any time since his death, because of the link between his thought and the political movement called “neoconservatism.” This book depicts Strauss not as ... More

Real American EthicsTaking Responsibility for Our Country

Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Albert Borgmann

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066349
eISBN:
9780226066356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066356.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

America is a country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it is also embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even ... More

Reforming PhilosophyA Victorian Debate on Science and Society

Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society

Laura J. Snyder

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767338
eISBN:
9780226767352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Victorian period in Britain was an “age of reform.” It is therefore not surprising that two of the era's most eminent intellects described themselves as reformers. Both William Whewell and John ... More

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