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The Nothing that is

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The Nothing that is by N.A Book Summary:

The value of nothing is explored in rich detail as the author reaches back as far as the ancient Sumerians to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet.

Godhead and the Nothing

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Godhead and the Nothing by Thomas J. J. Altizer Book Summary:

An eminent theologian argues that nothingness is necessary in order to fully actualize the Godhead. Eminent theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer breaks new ground by exploring the ultimate transfiguration of the Godhead as a question of the Nihil or nothingness and God. The Nihil is essential to the full actualization of the Godhead in that it fully occurs in both a primordial and an apocalyptic sacrifice of the Godhead. Virtually unexplored by philosophical and theological thinking, the Nihil is luminously enacted in the deepest expressions of the imagination, and most clearly and decisively so in the Christian epic tradition. Altizer looks at the works of philosophers and theologians such as Spinoza, Barth, Hegel, Nietzsche, and epic writers such as Dante, Milton, and Blake to ultimately posit a God that is necessarily a dichotomous God.

The Nothing Bladerunner

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The Nothing Bladerunner by Epi Arias Book Summary:

THE NOTHING BLADERUNNER is the result of deep self-examination and the exploration of the writer's consciousness as original experience. The collection is a by-product of all the fears, wonders, and anxieties experienced as a result of these encounters and further typifies the struggle of an inner conflict between creative thought and the pervasive impositions of socially-sanctioned ideas.A playful matrix of cliches, unfulfilled romances, and labyrinthian insights, THE NOTHING BLADERUNNER is a compendium of living questions that can only be answered by the inquisitive and creative reader.

The Nothing Machine

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The Nothing Machine by Robert Ziegler Book Summary:

In an era when reality was aestheticized as collectibles, Octave Mirbeau unleashed his fiction like a destructive machine, setting fire to stale material and discredited ideologies, burning them as fuel and expelling texts as clean emissions. In this first English-language overview of all the novels published under Mirbeau's name, this study argues that Mirbeau is unique among his fin-de-siècle peers. Unlike the Decadents, whose art was a reliquary in which dead inspiration was preserved, Mirbeau disengaged himself from the corpses of past works. Abhorring tradition and complacency, Mirbeau elaborated a kinetics of fiction that made the novel into an agent of violent transformation.Contrasting the Decadents' aesthetic of elegant morbidity with Mirbeau's vitalistic view of fiction, this volume shows Mirbeau modeling himself on the figure of the torture artist, cutting up his finished works, building novels to disassemble them, fitting them together in revolutionary ways. Creativity for Mirbeau fertilizesun jardin des supplices, a cemetery smoldering with decomposing texts that are resolved into their constituent parts and then reemerge in different guises. In Mirbeau's writing, lives and art works are only transient aggregates of material, and creativity is immortalized through the perishing of old forms.

The Nothing Story

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The Nothing Story by Alice Namm Book Summary:

It is not uncommon for children to bicker with one another but how much is too much?Alice Nammtells a quirky tale of four young brothers who have nothing better to do than argue with each other. What are they quarreling about and why is it so important? Find out in"The Nothing Story".

The Nothing that is and the Nothing that is Not

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The Nothing that is and the Nothing that is Not by Steven Carter Book Summary:

The Nothing That Is and the Nothing That Is Not is the final volume in a trilogy on interpretations of otherness in the postmodern era. The first two volumes are A Do-It-Yourself Dystopia: The Americanization of Big Brother (University Press of America, 2002) and Leopards in the Temple: Selected Essays 1990-2000 (University Press of America, 2001).

The Nothing Book

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The Nothing Book by Bruce Harris,Harmony Media Inc,Crown Book Summary:

It takes a long time to understand nothing. -- Edward Dahlberg When asked what five books he would take with him to a desert island, George Bernard Shaw replied that he would take five blank books. The Nothing Book is a blank book. The possibilities are endless. Write your own novel, compile a personal cookbook, draw pictures, make lists, keep records, collect autographs, write poetry, plan vacations, start a diary or scrapbook, design clothes, invent needlework or knitting patterns, doodle, compose songs, jot down important dates, keep a guest book, press flowers, gather favorite quotes, accumulate (or invent) funny stories, use your imagination and do your own thing The Nothing Book is your book, it is meant to be whatever you want it to be. As Byron once wrote: 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in't.

The Nothing that is

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The Nothing that is by Daniel Andersson Book Summary:

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The Nothing

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The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi Book Summary:

One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine. Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years,' Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge. Written with characteristic black humour and with an acute eye for detail, Kureishi's eagerly awaited novella will have his readers dazzled once again by a brilliant mind at work.

The Nothing Man

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The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard Book Summary:

At the age of twelve, Eve Black was the only member of her family to survive an encounter with serial attacker the Nothing Man. Now an adult, she is obsessed with identifying the man who destroyed her life. Supermarket security guard Jim Doyle has just started reading The Nothing Man—the true-crime memoir Eve has written about her efforts to track down her family’s killer. As he turns each page, his rage grows. Because Jim’s not just interested in reading about the Nothing Man. He is the Nothing Man. Jim soon beings to realize how dangerously close Eve is getting to the truth. He knows she won’t give up until she finds him. He has no choice but to stop her first ...

The Everything and the Nothing

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The Everything and the Nothing by Meher Baba Book Summary:

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The Nothing and the Everything

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The Nothing and the Everything by Bhāū Kalacurī Book Summary:

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In the Nothing

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In the Nothing by Nia Forrester Book Summary:

Trinity doesn't know exactly how just yet, but she's determined to break free. From her aunt's oppressive household, from memories of her messed-up childhood, and out of her Southeast Washington DC neighborhood where everyone seems to be going nowhere fast. Then she meets Skylar, whose life couldn't be more different from her own; and lands a job in an affluent part of the city where privileged young men and women live rarefied lives, and seem to have everything but appreciate nothing at all. Deeply intrigued by the stylish, carefree-but sometimes selfish and callous-Skylar, Trinity manages to blend seamlessly into her new friend's world, relieved that no one notices that she's different.Until someone does.With good-looks, talent, and a bright future, Ethan, Skylar's boyfriend also has a discerning artist's eye. He knows there's much more to Trinity than she's telling. But as Ethan gets close figuring out Trinity's secrets, he just may find that Skylar has a few of her own.

The Nothing

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The Nothing by Charlene Kiser Book Summary:

Storyline Clayton Thompson, a recent college graduate, believes that the best art in the world is created in the darkest hours of those artists' lives. Fueled by this thought, he decides to self document the process of writing his first story. He films a series of interviews with his best friend and girlfriend ultimately leading to the explanation of his plan - To get dropped off in the unmarked North Georgia Mountains with camera equipment and minimal supplies. Left with no way to communicate with the outside world his sanity is tested as a seeming looming presence is near.

Silver Mirror. The End of the Nothing

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Silver Mirror. The End of the Nothing by Mario Serroni Book Summary:

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Ether by Joe Milutis Book Summary:

Every culture has its own word for this nothing. Synonymous with the idea of absolute space and time, the ether is an ancient concept that has continually determined our definition of environment, our relations to each other, and our ideas about technology. It has also instigated our desire to know something irrepressibly beyond all that. In Ether, the histories of mysticism and the unseen merge with discussions of the technology and science of electromagnetism. Joe Milutis explores how the ideas of Anton Mesmer and Isaac Newton have manifested themselves as the inspiration for occult theories and artistic practices from Edgar Allan Poe’s works to today. In doing so, he demonstrates that fading in and out of scientific favor has not prevented the ether, a uniquely immaterial concept, from being a powerful force for material progress. Milutis deftly weaves the origins of electrical science with alchemical lore, nineteenth-century industrialism with yogic science, and network space with dreams of the absolute. Linking the ether to phenomena such as radio noise, space travel, avant-garde film, and the rise of the Internet, he lends it an almost physical presence and currency. From Federico Fellini to Gilles Deleuze, Japanese anime to Italian Futurism, Jean Cocteau to NASA, Shirley Temple to Wilhelm Reich, Ether traverses geographical boundaries, spiritual planes, and the divide between popular and high culture. Navigating more than three hundred years of the ether’s cultural and artistic history, Milutis reveals its continuous reinvention and tangible impact without ever losing sight of its ephemeral, elusive nature. The true meaning of ether, Milutis suggests, may be that it can never be fully grasped. Joe Milutis is assistant professor of art at the University of South Carolina. His writing has appeared in such publications as ArtByte, Wide Angle, Film Comment, and Cabinet.

Into the Nothing

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Into the Nothing by Gabriel Cousens Book Summary:

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Persons and Immortality

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Persons and Immortality by Kenneth A. Bryson Book Summary:

This book casts the argument for personal immortality into new light as the outcome of systems processes rather than human nature. Personal immortality is the output of becoming human rather than of being human. If this is the case, then God must be seen to enter into personal relationships with us: a view that current science supports.

Testing the Limit

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Testing the Limit by François-David Sebbah Book Summary:

In exploring the nature of excess relative to a phenomenology of the limit, Testing the Limit claims that phenomenology itself is an exploration of excess. What does it mean that "the self" is "given"? Should we see it as originary; or rather, in what way is the self engendered from textual practices that transgress—or hover around and therefore within—the threshold of phenomenologial discourse? This is the first book to include Michel Henry in a triangulation with Derrida and Levinas and the first to critique Levinas on the basis of his interpolation of philosophy and religion. Sebbah claims that the textual origins of phenomenology determine, in their temporal rhythms, the nature of the subjectivation on which they focus. He situates these considerations within the broader picture of the state of contemporary French phenomenology (chiefly the legacy of Merleau-Ponty), in order to show that these three thinkers share a certain "family resemblance," the identification of which reveals something about the traces of other phenomenological families. It is by testing the limit within the context of traditional phenomenological concerns about the appearance of subjectivity and ipseity that Derrida, Henry, and Levinas radically reconsider phenomenology and that French phenomenology assumes its present form.

The Nothing That Is

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The Nothing That Is by David Kawika Eyre Book Summary:

The second full-length collection by David K?wika Eyre shines a light on his life in rural Hawai'i, especially the domestic routines and creatures that populate that world. It also exhibits his maturation as a haiku poet in English, and features several innovations in style and content new to him since his well-received first volume, not a one (2018). The volume is full-color throughout, and includes paintings to highlight section by the noted Swedish artist Emma Eyre, David's daughter.

The Nothing Equation

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The Nothing Equation by Tom Godwin Book Summary:

The space ships were miracles of power and precision; the men who manned them, rich in endurance and courage. Every detail had been checked and double checked; every detail except-- The Nothing Equation.

The Nothing Man

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The Nothing Man by Jim Thompson Book Summary:

War changed Clinton Brown. Permanently disfigured by a tragic military accident, he's struggling to find satisfaction from life as a rewrite man for Pacific City's Courier. Shame has led him to isolate himself from closest friends and even his estranged, still faithfully devoted wife, Ellen. Only the bottle keeps him company. But now Ellen has returned to Pacific City, and she's ready to do whatever it takes to get Brown back. Even if it means exposing his deepest secret ... a painful truth Brown would do anything to stop from coming to light. He'd kill a whole lot of people just to keep this one thing quiet--and soon enough, the bodies just happen to start piling up around him... THE NOTHING MAN is Thompson at his most psychologically astute, in a deeply suspenseful and tragic portrait of one man's journey through the dark side of the Postwar Boom.

The Nothing Things

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The Nothing Things by P. N. Dedeaux Book Summary:

Another classic sorority blowout! Highly exclusive and widely honored Beta Beta Rho has taken on a new group of pledges. Five women elect to put themselves through the most grueling of ordeals, during which all their defenses will be stripped away -- much to the delight of their stern pledgemistresses! The pleasure mounts as these young women leave behind the lowly status of nothing things....

Heidegger on Being Uncanny

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Heidegger on Being Uncanny by Katherine Withy Book Summary:

There are bizarre moments when we feel like strangers to ourselves. Through an investigation of Heidegger’s concept of uncanniness, Katherine Withy explores what such experiences reveal. She shows that we can be what we are only if we do not fully understand what it is to be us, and points toward what it is to live well as an uncanny human being.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger by Francois Raffoul,Eric S. Nelson Book Summary:

Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. His ground-breaking works have had a hugely significant impact on contemporary thought through their reception, appropriation and critique. His thought has influenced philosophers as diverse as Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, Adorno, Gadamer, Levinas, Derrida and Foucault, among others. In addition to his formative role in philosophical movements such as phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, deconstruction and post-modernism, Heidegger has had a transformative effect on diverse fields of inquiry including political theory, literary criticism, theology, gender theory, technology and environmental studies. The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger is the definitive reference guide to Heidegger's life and work, presenting fifty-eight original essays written by an international team of leading Heidegger scholars. The volume includes comprehensive coverage of Heidegger life and contexts, sources, influences and encounters, key writings, major themes and topics, and reception and influence. This is the ideal research tool for anyone studying or working in the field of Heidegger Studies today.

The Politics of Nothing

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The Politics of Nothing by Clare Monagle,Dimitris Vardoulakis Book Summary:

This book questions what sovereignty looks like when it is de-ontologised; when the nothingness at the heart of claims to sovereignty is unmasked and laid bare. Drawing on critical thinkers in political theology, such as Schmitt, Agamben, Nancy, Blanchot, Paulhan, The Politics of Nothing asks what happens to the political when considered in the frame of the productive potential of the nothing? The answers are framed in terms of the deep intellectual histories at our disposal for considering these fundamental questions, carving out trajectories inspired by, for example, Peter Lombard, Shakespeare and Spinoza. This book offers a series of sensitive and creative reflections that suggest the possibilities offered by thinking through sovereignty via the frame of nihilism. This book was originally published as a special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique.

The Nothing Men

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The Nothing Men by David Kazzie Book Summary:

AVOIDING ORCHID TESTING IS PUNISHABLE BY LAW U.S. DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION & RECOVERYThree years ago, the Orchid virus swept the globe, turning millions of people into violent predators known as Redeyes and raising fears of mankind's extinction. But as a war that had no precedent raged, the hordes of the infected slowly began to recover. Eight months after it began, the epidemic ended, leaving behind a battered world and millions of survivors haunted by the memory of what they had done in the grips of the infection.Ben Sullivan is one of those Redeyes. He's lost his family, his home, his entire life. So when an act of kindness gives him a chance at a fresh start in a community of those like him, he jumps at the opportunity. But his new friends may be concealing explosive information about humanity's brush with the apocalypse, information that the newly minted U.S. Department od Reconstruction & Recovery would just as soon keep hidden forever.Branded as a terrorist by the government and a traitor by his fellow Redeyes, Ben must stay one step ahead of a relentless Reconstruction agent pursuing him and unravel a conspiracy that threatens to change America forever.

The Nothing We Sink Or Swim in

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The Nothing We Sink Or Swim in by Charles Hadfield Book Summary:

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Beckett and Phenomenology

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Beckett and Phenomenology by Ulrika Maude,Matthew Feldman Book Summary:

A collection of research by leading international scholars on Beckett and phenomenology - both comparing and contrasting his work with key figures in phenomenology and analysing phenomenological themes and their dramatization in Beckett's work.

The Nothing of Everything

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The Nothing of Everything by Rahul Bharti “Raazom’’ Book Summary:

Each verse of this poetic endeavor drenched in mystifying self intoxication, points toward spiritual enlightenment - awakening of the supreme self consciousness, effortlessly and spontaneously. Based on direct experiences of the poet in the absolute selfless state of being, whatever the entire existential flow poured into his hollow body-mind framework, was penned by him on some sheets of paper, which he later compiled in the form of this poetry book titled: The Nothing of Everything. This subtle, nameless - formless flow of existence through entire universal forms, which the poet denotes by the nothing, is the basic content out of which everything originates and finally dissolves into it only. Looking through the real eye (ajna center) beyond the physical human eyes reveals this unified relationship of the entire cosmos with its each individual component. The love affair of the poet with cosmic beloved brought this impossible content of the bliss, silence and beyond into the realm of words and understanding. This shall suffice the starving souls of true seekers who have the potential to become rendezvous with their real self but do not know the right door to knock upon!!

Carnap Brought Home

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Carnap Brought Home by H. Reck,Steve Awodey,Carsten Klein Book Summary:

Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) is considered the pioneer of logical positivism, but his work was thought to have been repudiated. Recently he has been undergoing a reappraisal, and this book of essays by leading philosophers, logicians, and art historians attempts to return Carnap to his rightful place. The philosopher's early days as a utopianist, the root of his thought in neo-Kantianism, his social and political activism - all are explored in these important essays.

In Praise of Nothing

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In Praise of Nothing by Ellen M. Chen Book Summary:

This is the fi rst work devoted to an expositi on on Daoist metaphysics and presenti ng Dao as a feminine principle. The work should be of interest to scholars and general readers in many disciplines: Comparati ve philosophy, religious studies, metaphysics, Asian studies, Chinese studies... etc.

Making the Nothing Something God Art

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Making the Nothing Something God Art by Marcia Batiste Alexander Shoguri,Marcia Batiste Smith,Wilson Alexander Shoguri Book Summary:

God makes something out of every essence, presence, vibration.

The Phenomenological Movement

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The Phenomenological Movement by E. Spiegelberg Book Summary:

The present attempt to introduce the general philosophical reader to the Phenomenological Movement by way of its history has itself a history which is pertinent to its objective. It may suitably be opened by the following excerpts from a review which Herbert W. Schneider of Columbia University, the Head of the Division for International Cultural Cooperation, Department of Cultural Activities of Unesco from 1953 to 56, wrote in 1950 from France: The influence of Husserl has revolutionized continental philosophies, not because his philosophy has become dominant, but because any philosophy now seeks to accommodate itself to, and express itself in, phenomenological method. It is the sine qua non of critical respectability. In America, on the contrary, phenomenology is in its infancy. The average American student of philosophy, when he picks up a recent volume of philosophy published on the continent of Europe, must first learn the "tricks" of the phenomenological trade and then translate as best he can the real impon of what is said into the kind of imalysis with which he is familiar . . . . No doubt, American education will graduaUy take account of the spread of phenomenological method and terminology, but until it does, American readers of European philosophy have a severe handicap; and this applies not only to existentialism but to almost all current philosophical literature. ' These sentences clearly implied a challenge, if not a mandate, to all those who by background and interpretive ability were in a position to meet it.

The Call to Radical Theology

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The Call to Radical Theology by Thomas J. J. Altizer,Lissa McCullough,David E. Klemm Book Summary:

The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.

The Globalization of Nothing 2

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The Globalization of Nothing 2 by George Ritzer Book Summary:

The Globalization of Nothing is back in a revised and completely updated Second Edition. In this reconceptualized volume, author George Ritzer focuses his attention squarely on the processes of globalization and how they relate to McDonaldization. This revision is shorter, more concise, and spends much less space on the Nothing-Something continuum that he introduced in the First Edition.

Unified Science

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Unified Science by B.F. McGuinness Book Summary:

a priori, and what is more, to a rejection based ultimately on a posteriori findings; in other words, the "pure" science of nature in Kant's sense of the term had proved to be, not only not pure, but even false. As for logic and mathematics, the decisive works of Frege, Russell, and White head suggested two conclusions: first, that it was possible to construct mathematics on the basis of logic (logicism), and secondly, that logical propositions had an irrevocably analytic status. But within the frame work of logicism, the status of logical propositions is passed on to mathematical ones, and mathematical propositions are therefore also conceived of as analytic. All this creates a situation where the existential presupposition contained in the Kantian question about the possibility of judgements that are both synthetic and a priori must, it seems, be rejected as false. But to drop this presupposition is, at the same time, to strike at the very core of Kant's programme of putting the natural sciences on a philosophical foundation. The failure of the modern attempt to do so suggests at the same time a reversal of the relationship between philosophy and the individual sciences: it is not the task of philosophy to meddle with the foundations of the individual sciences; being the less successful discipline, its task is rather to seek guidance from the principles of rationality operative in the individual sciences.

Invitation to Philosophy

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Invitation to Philosophy by Yuval Stienitz Book Summary:

Through a series of imagined discussions between renowned philosophers and critical interlocutors, Steinitz presents classical positions on topics such as mind/body, epistemology, and freedom/determinism for undergraduates without a background in philosophical reading. Paper edition (unseen), $6.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Critchley Book Summary:

Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.