The Allegory of the Cave

Titre : The Allegory of the Cave
Auteur : Plato
Éditeur : Lulu.com
ISBN-13 : 9781365673221
Libération : 2017-01-11

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The Allegory of the Cave is a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter, in which Plato elucidates his Theory of Forms. Plato's Allegory is considered one of Western philosophy's most important metaphors.

The Seventh Function of Language

Titre : The Seventh Function of Language
Auteur : Laurent Binet
Éditeur : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN-13 : 9780374715083
Libération : 2017-08-01

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From the prizewinning author of HHhH, “the most insolent novel of the year” (L’Express) Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies—struck by a laundry van—after lunch with the presidential candidate François Mitterand. The world of letters mourns a tragic accident. But what if it wasn’t an accident at all? What if Barthes was . . . murdered? In The Seventh Function of Language, Laurent Binet spins a madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia, starring such luminaries as Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Julia Kristeva—as well as the hapless police detective Jacques Bayard, whose new case will plunge him into the depths of literary theory (starting with the French version of Roland Barthes for Dummies). Soon Bayard finds himself in search of a lost manuscript by the linguist Roman Jakobson on the mysterious “seventh function of language.” A brilliantly erudite comedy that recalls Flaubert’s Parrot and The Name of the Rose—with more than a dash of TheDa Vinci Code—The Seventh Function of Language takes us from the cafés of Saint-Germain to the corridors of Cornell University, and into the duels and orgies of the Logos Club, a secret philosophical society that dates to the Roman Empire. Binet has written both a send-up and a wildly exuberant celebration of the French intellectual tradition.

Phenomenology of Perception

Titre : Phenomenology of Perception
Auteur : Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135718671
Libération : 2013-04-15

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First published in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s monumental Phénoménologie de la perception signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the prevailing picture of existentialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the landmark works of twentieth-century thought. This new translation, the first for over fifty years, makes this classic work of philosophy available to a new generation of readers. Phenomenology of Perception stands in the great phenomenological tradition of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. Yet Merleau-Ponty’s contribution is decisive, as he brings this tradition and other philosophical predecessors, particularly Descartes and Kant, to confront a neglected dimension of our experience: the lived body and the phenomenal world. Charting a bold course between the reductionism of science on the one hand and "intellectualism" on the other, Merleau-Ponty argues that we should regard the body not as a mere biological or physical unit, but as the body which structures one’s situation and experience within the world. Merleau-Ponty enriches his classic work with engaging studies of famous cases in the history of psychology and neurology as well as phenomena that continue to draw our attention, such as phantom limb syndrome, synaesthesia, and hallucination. This new translation includes many helpful features such as the reintroduction of Merleau-Ponty’s discursive Table of Contents as subtitles into the body of the text, a comprehensive Translator’s Introduction to its main themes, essential notes explaining key terms of translation, an extensive Index, and an important updating of Merleau-Ponty’s references to now available English translations. Also included is a new foreword by Taylor Carman and an introduction to Merleau-Ponty by Claude Lefort. Translated by Donald A. Landes.

On the Happy Life

Titre : On the Happy Life
Auteur : Seneca
Éditeur : Lulu.com
ISBN-13 : 9781329860155
Libération : 2016-01-26

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De Vita Beata or 'On the Happy Life' is a dialogue written by Seneca the Younger around the year 58 AD. It was intended for his older brother Gallio, to whom Seneca also dedicated his dialogue entitled De Ira ('On Anger'). It is divided into 28 chapters that present the moral thoughts of Seneca at their most mature. Seneca explains that the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reason - reason meant not only using logic, but also understanding the processes of nature. This new edition of De Vita Beata from Enhanced Media includes an introduction by William Smith.

Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

Titre : Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics
Auteur : Georg Hegel
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141915616
Libération : 2004-07-29

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No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the artists of classical Greece could find the perfect fusion of content and form, modernity faced complicating - and ultimately disabling - questions. Christianity, with its code of unworldliness, had compromised the immediacy of man's relationship with reality, and ironic detachment had alienated him from his deepest feelings. Hegel's Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics were delivered in Berlin in the 1820s and stand today as a passionately argued work that challenged the ability of art to respond to the modern world.

The Stranger

Titre : The Stranger
Auteur : Albert Camus
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307827661
Libération : 2012-08-08

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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

Notebooks

Titre : Notebooks
Auteur : Paul Valéry
Éditeur : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN-13 : 3631367643
Libération : 2007

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The Cahiers/Notebooks of Paul Valery are a unique form of writing. They reveal Valery as one of the most radical and creative minds of the twentieth century, encompassing a wide range of investigation into all spheres of human activity. His work explores the arts, the sciences, philosophy, history and politics, investigating linguistic, psychological and social issues, all linked to the central questions, relentlessly posed: what is the human mind and how does it work?, what is the potential of thought and what are its limits? But we encounter here too, Valery the writer: exploratory, fragmentary texts undermine the boundaries between analysis and creativity, between theory and practice. Neither journal nor diary, eluding the traditional genres of writing, the Notebooks offer lyrical passages, writing of extreme beauty, prose poems of extraordinary descriptive power alongside theoretical considerations of poetics, ironic aphorisms and the most abstract kind of analysis. The concerns and the insights that occupied Valery's inner voyages over more than 50 years remain as relevant as ever for the contemporary reader: for the Self that is his principal subject is at once singular and universal.

Philosophie Tle L ES S

Titre : Philosophie Tle L ES S
Auteur : Patrick Ghrenassia
Éditeur : Hatier
ISBN-13 : 9782401043879
Libération : 2017-08-30

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Un ouvrage de préparation au bac dans un grand format, pour des révisions efficaces et sans stress. Tous les contenus utiles du programme de philosophie Tle. Également : une rubrique de culture générale et des liens vers des vidéos. Une nouvelle collection de préparation au bac qui donne envie de réviser Grâce à son grand format, une maquette de type magazine, de grands visuels (photos et infographies) Des contenus efficaces et stimulants • l’essentiel du cours • des cartes mentales pour mieux mémoriser • des quiz pour s’évaluer • des sujets de bac expliqués et corrigés • des liens vers les vidéos des Bons Profs pour pouvoir réviser aussi en vidéo • des articles de Culture G pour optimiser sa copie Notez qu’avec ce livre, vous pouvez également bénéficier d’un accès gratuit aux ressources du site http://www.annabac.com : fiches et podcasts de cours, quiz, exercices et sujets corrigés...