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The Law of Psychic Phenomena

By Thomson Jay Hudson
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  • Pages : 302
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The author describes in this book various aspects of hypnosis. His idea was that any contact with "spirits" was contact with the medium's or the subject's own subconscious. Anything else could be explained by telepathy, which he defined as contact between two or more subconsciouses._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351976273
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
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Skepticism is one of the most enduring and profound of philosophical problems. With its roots in Plato and the Sceptics to Descartes, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, skepticism presents a challenge that every philosopher must reckon with. In this outstanding collection philosophers engage with skepticism in five clear sections: the philosophical history of skepticism in Greek, Cartesian and Kantian thought; the nature and limits of certainty; the possibility of knowledge and related problems such as perception and the debates between objective knowledge and constructivism; the transcendental method as a response to skepticism and the challenge of naturalism; overcoming the skeptical challenge. Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries is essential reading for students and scholars in epistemology and the history of philosophy and will also be of interest to those in related disciplines such as religion and sociology.

Aspects of Seventeenth-Century French Drama and Thought

By Robert McBride
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349036005
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Posthumanism

By Stefan Herbrechter
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1780936222
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 980
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What does it mean to be human today? The answer to this question, which is as old as the human species itself, is becoming less and less certain. Current technological developments increasingly erode our traditional humanist reflexes: consciousness, emotion, language, intelligence, morality, humour, mortality - all these no longer demonstrate the unique character and value of human existence. Instead, the spectre of the 'posthuman' is now being widely invoked as the 'inevitable' next evolutionary stage that humans are facing. Who comes after the human? This is the question that posthumanists are taking as their starting point. This critical introduction understands posthumanism as a discourse, which, in principle, includes everything that has been and is being said about the figure of the 'posthuman'. It outlines the genealogy of the various posthuman 'scenarios' in circulation and engages with their theoretical and philosophical assumptions and social and political implications. It does so by connecting the philosophical debate about the future of humanity with a range of texts, including examples from new media, popular culture, science and the media.

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

By Anthony Savile
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1405141158
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
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This fresh orientation to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason presents his central theme, the development of his Transcendental Idealism, as a ground-breaking response to perceived weaknesses in his predecessors' accounts of experiential knowledge. Traces the central theme of the Critique, the development of Kant's Transcendental Idealism. Offers new and original readings of the central arguments in both the Transcendental Aesthetic and the Transcendental Analytic. Appraises the success and failure of Kant's project in the Critique.

Walter Benjamin

By Howard Caygill
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000158756
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Social Science
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This book analyzes the development of Walter Benjamin's concept of experience in his early writings showing that it emerges from an engagement with visual experience, and in particular the experience of colour. It represents Benjamin as primarily a thinker of the visual field.