Released on 1997-04-01Categories Philosophy

Socrates in 90 Minutes

Socrates in 90 Minutes

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 9781461703556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 89

View: 556

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading.”—Richard Bernstein, New York Times. “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”—Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal. These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensive and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.
Released on 1996-09-01Categories Philosophy

Aristotle in 90 Minutes

Aristotle in 90 Minutes

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 9781461709749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 87

View: 612

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading.”—Richard Bernstein, New York Times. “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”—Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal. These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensive and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.
Released on 2000-11-10Categories Philosophy

Derrida in 90 Minutes

Derrida in 90 Minutes

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 9781461662372

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

View: 263

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading.”—Richard Bernstein, New York Times. “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”—Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal. These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensive and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.
Released on 1993-01-01Categories Fiction

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 9781461741350

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 495

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and you might expect it to be fantastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous. It is all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the kind of novel that he is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life....The story is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr. Huxley is at the top of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.
Released on 1992-08-01Categories Fiction

Ape and Essence

Ape and Essence

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 9781461741367

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 765

When Aldous Huxley's Brave New World first appeared in 1932, it presented in terms of purest fantasy a society bent on self-destruction. Few of its outraged critics anticipated the onset of another world war with its Holocaust and atomic ruin. In 1948, seeing that the probable shape of his anti-utopia had been altered inevitably by the facts of history, Huxley wrote Ape and Essence. In this savage novel, using the form of a film scenario, he transports us to the year 2108. The setting is Los Angeles where a "rediscovery expedition" from New Zealand is trying to make sense of what is left. From chief botanist Alfred Poole we learn, to our dismay, about the twenty-second-century way of life. "It was inevitable that Mr. Huxley should have written this book: one could almost have seen it since Hiroshima is the necessary sequel to Brave New World."—Alfred Kazin. "The book has a certain awesome impressiveness; its sheer intractable bitterness cannot but affect the reader."—Time.
Released on 1999-07-20Categories History

A Fever in Salem

A Fever in Salem

Author: Laurie Winn Carlson

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 9781566633390

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 986

This new interpretation of the New England Witch Trials offers an innovative, well-grounded explanation of witchcraft's link to organic illness. While most historians have concentrated on the accused, Laurie Winn Carlson focuses on the afflicted. Systematically comparing the symptoms recorded in colonial diaries and court records to those of the encephalitis epidemic in the early twentieth century, she argues convincingly that the victims suffered from the same disease. A unique blend of historical epidemiology and sociology. —Katrina L. Kelner, Science. Meticulously researched...the author marshalls her arguments with clarity and persuasive force. —New Yorker
Released on 2016-05-20Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Author: David E. Cartwright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442267954

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

View: 251

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on all of Schopenhauer’s books, significant philosophical ideas and concepts, as well as entries covering significant figures in his life and those influenced by this thinking.. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Arthur Schopenhauer.
Released on 1997Categories Philosophy

Hegel in 90 Minutes

Hegel in 90 Minutes

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: PSU:000048861762

Category: Philosophy

Page: 87

View: 147

Offers a brief profile of the German philosopher, discusses his dialectical method, and assesses the influence of his theories