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Philosophy, Volume 1

I do not begin at the beginning when I ask questions such as What is being? or Why is anything at all? Why not nothing? or Who am I? or What do I really want? These questions arise from a situation in which, coming from a past, I find myself.When I become aware of myself I see that I am in a world in which I take my bearings. Previously I had taken things up and dr

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The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Why should modern psychotherapists be interested in philosophy, especially ancient philosophy? Why should philosophers be interested in psychotherapy? There is a sense of mutual attraction between what are, today, two thoroughly distinct disciplines. However, arguably it was not always the case that they were distinct.This book traces the origins of modern cognitive behavi

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Apology

(The) Apology (of Socrates) is Platos version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities. Apology here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the word apologia) of speaking in defense of a cause or of ones beliefs or actions (from t

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Poetics

A complete translation of Aristotles classic that is both faithful and readable, along with an introduction that provides the modern reader with a means of understanding this seminal work and its impact on our culture. In this volume, Joe Sachs (translator of Aristotles Physics, Metaphysics, and the Nicomachean Ethics )also supplements his excellent translation with wel

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Art, Emotion and Ethics

Art, Emotion, and Ethics is a systematic investigation of the relation of art to morality, a topic that has been of central and recurring interest to the philosophy of art since Plato. Berys Gaut explores the various positions that have been taken in this debate, and argues that an artwork is always aesthetically flawed insofar as it possesses a moral defect that is aesthe

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What Love is: And What it Could be

What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life�s perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy-tale romance) and a physical manifestation (

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Charmides, or Temperance

Charmides, or Temperanceby Plato translated by Benjamin JowettThe Charmides is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosune, a Greek word usually translated into English as temperance, self-control, or restraint. As is typical with Platonic dialogues, the two never arrive at a completely

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Rape: A South African Nightmare

Rape: A South African Nightmare unpacks South Africas various relationships to rape, connections between rape culture and the shock/disbelief syndrome that characterises public responses to rape.

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(Per)Versions of Love and Hate

Why, when we are desperately in love, do we endlessly block union with our love object? Why do we often destroy what we love most? Why do we search out the impossible object? Is it that we desire things because they are unavailable, and therefore, to keep desire alive, we need to prevent its fulfilment? Love and hate go hand in hand, since the subject is both attracted and

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Curiouser: On The Queerness Of Children

Simple representations of children that frame what is normative and what is queer are examined in a collection of essays by scholars of childhood and sexuality, including such eminent scholars as Lauren Berlant, Andr Furlani, Judith Halberstam, Ellis Hanson, Paul Kelleher, and others. Simultaneous.

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