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Francesca Alesse

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Francesca Alesse

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Francesca Alesse

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Wittgensteins Bilddenken

12 Studien zur Philosophie des Bildes

Ulrich Richtmeyer

Wittgensteins Bilddenken schließt an die gegenwärtigen Bemühungen sowohl um eine allgemeine Bildtheorie als auch eine Theorie des Wissenschaftsbildes an. Der hier gehobene Schatz bildtheoretischer Einsichten Wittgensteins sowie die Besonderheit seines Bilddenkens bringen neue Impulse in die Diskussion.
Ulrich Richtmeyer zeigt, dass der allgemein als ein Sprachphilosoph anerkannte und dabei im Laufe vieler Jahre der Rezeption entsprechend kanonisierte Philosoph Ludwig Wittgenstein auch ein sehr produktiver und eigenständiger Bildphilosoph gewesen ist. Es soll dabei keineswegs nur um die provozierende These einer Verschiebung der Medienpräferenz in der Auslegeordnung des Philosophen gehen, sondern vielmehr um zwei andere, ganz bodenständige Ziele, die sich glücklicherweise miteinander verbinden lassen: erstens um eine Erweiterung unseres Verständnisses seines philosophischen Gesamtwerkes und zweitens um eine Bereicherung unseres Verständnisses der genuinen Medialität des Bildes.
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Philosophical Horizons

Metaphysical Investigation in Chinese Philosophy

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Guorong Yang

Edited by Paul D'Ambrosio and Ady Van den Stock

Professor Yang Guorong is one of the foremost living philosophers in China, and is widely known for the development of his “concrete metaphysics.” In Philosophical Horizons Yang offers penetrating discussions of some of the most important issues in modern philosophy—especially those topics related to comparative and Chinese philosophy. Drawing freely and adroitly on Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist texts, while staging a dialogue with Western thinkers such as from Kant and Hegel to Marx, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein, Yang shows how contemporary Chinese philosophy has adopted, localized, and critically developed Western ideas alongside traditional Chinese concepts.
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Pacifism, Politics, and Feminism

Intersections and Innovations

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Edited by Jennifer Kling

Pacifism, Politics, and Feminism: Intersections and Innovations discusses a) how feminist analyses allow for and encourage the re-conceptualization of concepts and ideas once thought familiar from traditional ethical and political philosophy, and b) traditional political topics and issues through pacifist and feminist lenses. The chapters that focus on the former explore the possibility of “queering” such concepts as autonomy, violence, resistance, peace, religion, and politics, while the chapters that focus on the latter bring feminist and pacifist sensibilities and arguments to bear on classic political questions such as when and how violence and war are justified, the appropriateness of various responses to climate change, and the correct way to engage with such topics and themes in educational, institutional settings. Contributors are David Boersema, Barrett Emerick, Tamara Fakhoury, Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon, William C. Gay, Jennifer Kling, John Lawless, Megan Mitchell, and Harry van der Linden.
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Gómez Pereira's Antoniana Margarita

A Work on Natural Philosophy, Medicine and Theology

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Edited by José Manuel García-Valverde and Peter Maxwell-Stuart

Nearly a century before Descartes, Gómez Pereira published the Antoniana Margarita with the purpose of demonstrating the thesis of animal automatism, among many other things. The author included in his book several proofs of animal insensitivity and an original model aimed at explaining animal behaviour in the grounds of a purely mechanical system. In this sense, Pereira's work represents a critical appraisal of the traditional scholastic theory of the animal mind, as well as one of the first efforts to develop this question in the field of empirical observation and physio¬logical knowledge. It is precisely for this reason that Gómez Pereira must be recognized as one of the most valuable thinkers of the Spanish Renaissance. The editors, García Valverde and Maxwell-Stuart, offer the first critical edition of the Latin text, a careful translation and an extensive study that contextualizes its content in the philosophy of the sixteenth century.