Totalitarianism: Part Three of The Origins of Totalitarianism #ad - Identifying terror as the very essence of this form of government, she discusses the transformation of classes into masses and the use of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world—and in her brilliant concluding chapter, she analyzes the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination.
The most original and profound—therefore the most valuable—political theoretician of our times. Dwight macdonald, The New Leader.
Imperialism: Part Two Of The Origins Of TotalitarianismMariner Books #ad - Index. This middle volume focuses on the curious and cruel epoch of declining European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
Antisemitism: Part One of The Origins of Totalitarianism Harvest BookMariner Books #ad - The first volume of arendt’s celebrated three-part study of the philosophical origins of the totalitarian mind. Index. This volume focuses on the rise of antisemitism in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Voyage OutOpen Road Media #ad - Forster. For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer. Dalloway E. M. As poignant as anything in modern fiction”: An English girl comes of age on a journey to South America in this debut novel by the author of Mrs.
Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative. New republic this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love.
The Voyage Out #ad - With an appearance by clarissa dalloway—and a fateful encounter between her husband and Rachel—Virginia Woolf’s debut novel anticipates the groundbreaking brilliance of her later works while displaying all their wit, insight, and heartbreaking sensitivity. Aboard her father’s cargo ship, her aunt and uncle, young Rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter.
Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics, Civil Disobedience, On Violence, Thoughts on Politics and RevolutionMariner Books #ad - And in two additional essays, Hannah Arendt delves into issues of revolution and violence. Civil disobedience” examines various opposition movements, from the Freedom Riders to the war resisters to the segregationists. Taking an in-depth look at the tumult of the 1960s and ’70s, one of the great political philosophers of our era examines how these crises challenged the American form of government.
Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics, Civil Disobedience, On Violence, Thoughts on Politics and Revolution #ad - Lying in politics” is a penetrating analysis of the Pentagon Papers that deals with the role of image-making and public relations. Four thought-provoking political essays by the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism. Wise and insightful, these pieces offer historical perspective on problems and controversies that still plague the United States in the twenty-first century.
Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle AgesMariner Books #ad - The philosopher’s ideas spread like wildfire across Europe, offering the scientific view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. A true account of a turning point in medieval history that shaped the modern world, from “a superb storyteller” and the author of When Jesus Became God Los Angeles Times.
Thomas aquinas, roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Aristotle himself. Los angeles times “rubenstein’s lively prose, his lucid insights and his crystal-clear historical analyses make this a first-rate study in the history of ideas. Publishers Weekly. Aristotle’s children transports us back to this pivotal moment in world history, rendering the controversies of the Middle Ages lively and accessible, and allowing us to understand the philosophical ideas that are fundamental to modern thought.
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The rediscovery of these ancient ideas would spark riots and heresy trials, cause major upheavals in the Catholic Church—and also set the stage for today’s rift between reason and religion.
Kierkegaard's Writings, VII, Volume 7: Philosophical Fragments, or a Fragment of Philosophy/Johannes Climacus, or De omnibus dubitandum est. Two books in one volumePrinceton University Press #ad - This volume contains a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, of two works written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus. Life does not acquire any meaning for him, and all this is the fault of philosophy. A note by kierkegaard suggests how he might have finished the work: "Doubt is conquered not by the system but by faith, just as it is faith that has brought doubt into the world!
". Probably written between november 1842 and april 1843 but unfinished and published only posthumously, this book was described by Kierkegaard as an attack on modern speculative philosophy by "means of the melancholy irony, which did not consist in any single utterance on the part of Johannes Climacus but in his whole life.
When he has gone as far in that direction as he can go and wants to come back, he cannot do so. Johannes does what we are told to do--he actually doubts everything--he suffers through all the pain of doing that, becomes cunning, almost acquires a bad conscience. In philosophical fragments he begins with Greek Platonic philosophy, exploring the implications of venturing beyond the Socratic understanding of truth acquired through recollection to the Christian experience of acquiring truth through grace.
Kierkegaard's Writings, VII, Volume 7: Philosophical Fragments, or a Fragment of Philosophy/Johannes Climacus, or De omnibus dubitandum est. Two books in one volume #ad - Through climacus, kierkegaard contrasts the paradoxes of Christianity with Greek and modern philosophical thinking. Published in 1844 and not originally planned to appear under the pseudonym Climacus, the book varies in tone and substance from the other works so attributed, but it is dialectically related to them, as well as to the other pseudonymous writings.
The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World, 1776-1914Grove Press #ad - Anyone with a passing interest in economic history will thoroughly enjoy” this account of how industry transformed the world The Seattle Times. This “entertaining and informative” account weaves together the dramatic stories of giants such as edison, and John “Iron Mad” Wilkinson, and Daimler with lesser-known or entirely forgotten characters, Wedgwood, including a group of Japanese samurai who risked their lives to learn the secrets of the West, Watt, who didn’t let war between England and France stop him from plumbing Paris The Wall Street Journal.
Integrating lively biography with technological clarity, Weightman converts the Industrial Revolution into an enjoyably readable period of history. Booklist “skillfully stitching together thumbnail sketches of a large number of inventors, architects, engineers, and visionaries. . . . Weightman expertly marshals his cast of characters across continents and centuries, if competitive, forging a genuinely global history that brings the collaborative, business of industrial innovation to life.
The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World, 1776-1914 #ad - The new york times Book Review . In less than one hundred and fifty years, an unlikely band of scientists, forged of steel and iron, and water, entrepreneurs, and made it into something entirely new, and political refugees took a world made of wood and powered by animals, spies, wind, and powered by steam and fossil fuels.
The Life of the Mind: The Groundbreaking Investigation on How We Think Combined 2 Volumes in 1Mariner Books #ad - This final achievement, presented here in a complete one-volume edition, may be seen as a legacy to our own and future generations. In a shift from her previous writings, most of which focus on the world outside the mind, this work was planned as three volumes that would explore the activities of the mind considered by Arendt to be fundamental.
What emerged is a rich, willing, considered in terms of thinking, challenging analysis of human mental activity, and judging. A passionate, humane intelligence addressing itself to the fundamental problem of how the mind operates. Newsweek considered by many to be hannah arendt’s greatest work, The Life of the Mind investigates thought itself, published as she neared the end of her life, as it exists in contemplative life.
The Red Flag: A History of CommunismGrove Press #ad - The best and the most accessible one-volume history of communism now available . . . Detailed and scholarly but written in lively prose, this is a rich, satisfying account of the most successful utopian political movement in history. Publishers Weekly, starred review. Priestland also shows how communism, in all its varieties, appealed to different societies for different reasons, in some as a response to inequalities and in others more out of a desire to catch up with the West.
A far-reaching, vividly written account. Foreign affairs in the red flag, oxford professor david priestland tells the epic story of a movement that has taken root in dozens of countries across two hundred years, from its birth after the French Revolution to its ideological maturity in nineteenth-century Germany to its rise to dominance and subsequent fall in the twentieth century.
Beginning with the first modern communists in the age of robespierre, Gorbachev, Mao, Priestland examines the motives of thinkers and leaders including Marx, Engels, Stalin, Che Guevara, Ho Chi Minh, Lenin, Castro, and many others. But paradoxically, while destroying one web of inequality, Communist leaders were simultaneously weaving another.
The Red Flag: A History of Communism #ad - It was this dynamic, together with widespread economic failure and an escalating loss of faith in the system, that ultimately destroyed Soviet Communism itself. At a time when global capitalism is in crisis and powerful new political forces have arisen to confront Western democracy, The Red Flag is essential reading if we are to apply the lessons of the past to navigating the future.
The New Science of Politics: An Introduction Walgreen Foundation LecturesUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Wilson, american Political Science Review"This book is beautifully constructed. The subtitle of the book, an introduction, clearly indicates that The New Science of Politics is an invitation to join the search for the recovery of our full humanity. From the new foreword by dante germino"This book must be considered one of the most enlightening essays on the character of European politics that has appeared in half a century.
The New Science of Politics: An Introduction Walgreen Foundation Lectures #ad - . Is one of the most distinguished interpreters to Americans of the non-liberal streams of European thought. Compressed within the draconian economy of the six Walgreen lectures is a complete theory of man, society, and history, presented at the most profound and intellectual level. The new science is aptly titled, for Voegelin makes clear at the outset that a 'return to the specific content' of premodern political theory is out of the question.
. A significant accomplishment in the retheorization of our age. Anthony harrigan, Christian Century.