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The Reconstruction of Humanity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 247

The Reconstruction of Humanity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1971
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-century Philosophers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 947

Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-century Philosophers

The biographical dictionary also includes a number of general entries dealing with important schools of philosophy, such as the Vienna Circle, or currents of thought, such as vitalism. These allow the reader to set the individual biographies in the context of the philosophical history of the period. The structure of the book is alphabetical by philosopher. Each entry is identically structured for ease of access and covers: nationality; dates and place of birth and death; philosophical style or school; areas of interest; higher education; significant influences; main appointments; main publications; secondary literature; account of intellectual development and main ideas; and critical reception and impact. At the end of the book a glossary gives accounts of the schools, movements and traditions to which these philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes enable the reader to access the information in several ways: by nationality; by major areas of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics; by major influences on the thinker concerned e.g. Plato, Kant, Wittgenstein.

The New Media Monopoly
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 299

The New Media Monopoly

"Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better." —Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy "No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate consolidation to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them." —Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media? Praise for the First Edition of The Media Monopoly: "A groundbreaking work that charts a historical shift in the orientation of the majority of America's communications ...

Overdiagnosed
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Overdiagnosed

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-01-18
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  • Publisher: Beacon Press

From a nationally recognized expert, an exposé of the worst excesses of our zeal for medical testing Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, most of whom will not benefit from treatment, might be harmed by it, and would arguably be better off without scree...

Feminist Interpretations of Mary Daly
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 452

Feminist Interpretations of Mary Daly

This open-ended anthology is a journey into the very canon that Mary Daly has argued to be patriarchal and demeaning to women. This volume deauthorizes the official canon of Western philosophy and disrupts a related story told by some feminists who claim that Daly&’s work is unworthy of re-reading because it contains fatal errors. The editors and contributors attempt to prove that Mary Daly is located in the Western intellectual tradition. Daly may be highly critical of conventional Western epistemological and theological traditions, but she nevertheless appropriates themes &“out-of-context&” for the building of her own systematic philosophy. The following are just a few of the many th...

Graceful Exits
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Graceful Exits

The personal narratives of nine 20th-century Catholic female authors -- Monica Baldwin, Antonia White, Mary McCarthy, Mary Gordon, Mary Daly, Barbara Ferraro, Patricia Hussey, Karen Armstrong, and Patricia Hampl -- speak eloquently about the process of departure from the church and its institutions. This study explores each author's breaking of the taboo associated with women leaving their "proper place." It locates five themes at the heart of all of their narratives: reversal, boundary crossing, diaspora, renaming, and recycling. Debra Campbell grapples with the spirituality of departure depicted by all nine women, for whom the very process of leaving Catholic institutions is a Catholic enterprise. These narratives support the popular maxim that no one ever really leaves the church. In the final chapter, Campbell examines narratives of return, confirming the book's overarching theme that neither departure nor return is ever finished.

Heidegger and Marcuse
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 158

Heidegger and Marcuse

The main purpose of the book is to expand the scope of revisionary studies of the thirties by analyzing novels using recent innovations in critical theory. The book adds to the research of Barbara Foley, Michael Denning, Alan Wald, and others who have challenged Cold-War-era accounts of the decade's socialist and communist culture. The book explores leftist literature from the thirties as balanced between two antithetical philosophical modalities: identity and ideology. Writers create identitarian fiction, he argues, as they attempt to appeal to a mainstream audience using familiar types and patterns culled from mass culture. They engage ideology, on the other hand, when they use narrative as a means of critiquing those same types and patterns using strategies of ideological critique similar to those of their European contemporary Georg Lukács.

Another Kind of Public Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

Another Kind of Public Education

In this fiercely intelligent yet accessible book, one of the nation's leading sociologists and experts on race calls for "another kind of public education"--one that opens up more possibilities for democracy, and more powerful modes of participation for young people of color.

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 772

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-02-17
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  • Publisher: SAGE

- what is the relationship between the social sciences and the natural sciences? - where do today's dominant approaches to doing social science come from? - what are the main fissures and debates in contemporary social scientific thought? - how are we to make sense of seemingly contrasting approaches to how social scientists find out about the world and justify their claims to have knowledge of it? In this exciting handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the main philosophical currents and traditions at work in the social sciences today. Starting with the history of social scientific thought, this handbook sets out to explore that core fundamentals of social science practice, from issues of ontology and epistemology to issues of practical method. Along the way it investigates such notions as paradigm, empiricism, postmodernism, naturalism, language, agency, power, culture, and causality. Bringing together in one volume leading authorities in the field from around the world, this book will be a must-have for any serious scholar or student of the social sciences.

Suicide
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Suicide

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988-05-02
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  • Publisher: Beacon Press

Provides information on suicide statistics and gives advice on how to recognize the warning signs of a potential suicide attempt, how to intervene when a suicide has been attempted, and how to comfort families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. This updated and expanded edition contains a discussion of euthanasia and living wills and a list of crisis centers around the United States. From the Trade Paperback edition.