House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Is Democracy overrated?

Does strength corrupt? Or do corrupt humans search power?

Do company puppet masters pull politicians’ strings?

Why does Frank seek advice from the digicam?

Can politics convey at the promise of justice?

House of Cards depicts our worst fears approximately politics this day. Love him or detest him, Frank Underwood has charted an inimitable direction via Washington politics. He and his cohorts depict the darkest dealings in the sparkling halls of our so much respected political associations.

These 24 unique essays learn key philosophical matters in the back of the critically-acclaimed series—questions of fact, justice, equality, chance, and privilege. The amoral machinations of Underwood, the last word anti-hero, function an amazing backdrop for a dialogue of the political theories of philosophers as assorted as Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Marx. From political and company ethics, race kin, and ruthless paragmatism to mass media collusion and sexual politics, those essays take on quite a number matters very important not just to the sequence yet to our knowing of society today.

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Empires of Belief: Why We Need More Skepticism and Doubt in the Twenty-First Century

By Stuart Sim

Is absolute trust making a return? lately the general public has approved unquestioningly sure political, monetary, and clinical theories, and for sceptical humans, it is a deeply caring development. Stuart Sim outlines the background of scepticism in either Western and Islamic traditions from the Enlightenment to this day. He argues that we'd like much less trust and extra doubt-an engaged scepticism that replaces dogmatism. Addressing modern debates surrounding terrorism and fundamentalism, Sims means that scepticism can play a better position in public and political life.

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Economics and Language: Five Essays (Churchill Lectures in Economics)

By Ariel Rubinstein

Bobbing up out of the author's lifetime fascination with the hyperlinks among the formal language of mathematical types and normal language, this brief e-book contains 5 essays investigating either the economics of language and the language of economics. Ariel Rubinstein touches at the constitution imposed on binary kin in day-by-day language, the evolutionary improvement of the that means of phrases, game-theoretical issues of pragmatics, the language of financial brokers and the rhetoric of online game idea. those brief essays are packed with demanding rules for social scientists that are supposed to aid to motivate a basic rethinking of the various underlying assumptions in fiscal conception and online game concept.

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An Aesthetics of Existence as the Ethical Visibility in the work of Jacques Rancière

By Eric Schuck

Knowing literature in an energetic context, this essay ways political
writings through Jacques Rancière during the means of shut interpreting supplied by means of Carol
Jacobs such that the ramifications for the class of the moral should be tested in
Rancière's paintings. Moments of connection are available among the kinds of the
political Rancière offers and the significance of these different types within the shut interpreting
Jacobs applies to the writings of W. G. Sebald. a moral orientation that's made noticeable
through Jacobs's studying of Sebald's novel doesn't comprise inside it a selected ethical
identity. It enables chances of id which could comprise judgment with a moral
intent, and accordingly give you the moral a visibility, yet doesn't offer a hard and fast moral
ideology. Jacobs's knowing of the moral opens the gap for a critique of
Rancière's imaginative and prescient of politics as he describes the chances of an development on
democracy, the classy staging of politics. The advancements on democracy Rancière
suggests are made at the foundation of plausible for moral critique in the theater of
democracy. This risk for critique, the openness of the moral, is the place Rancière's
methodology and that of Jacobs coincide while confrontation happens among them.

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The Pimlico History Of Western Philosophy (A Pimlico original)

THE PIMLICO heritage considerably broadens the scope of Western philosophy to bare the impact of center japanese and Asian concept, the very important contributions of Jewish and Islamic philosophers, and the function of ladies in the culture. Popkin additionally emphasizes faculties and advancements that experience usually been neglected. Sections on Plato and Aristotle are via an in depth presentation on Hellenistic philosophy and its impact at the glossy advancements of materialism and scepticism. one other bankruptcy considers Renaissance philosophy and its seminal effect on glossy humanism and technological know-how. Turning to the fashionable period, the individuals supply equivalent consciousness to each side of the present rift in philosophy among continental and analytic faculties, charting the advance of every correct to the tip of the 20th century. every one bankruptcy comprises an introductory essay, and Popkin offers notes that draw connections one of the separate articles. the wealthy bibliographic info and the indexes of names and phrases make the amount a worthy source. Combining a wide scope and penetrating research with a willing experience of what's proper for the fashionable reader, the e-book offers an obtainable intro for college students and basic learn.

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Nietzsche-Studien: Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung, Volume 42

By Günter Abel, Werner Stegmaier

Nietzsche-Studien (Nietzsche experiences) is the world’s prime physique of Nietzsche learn. It publishes contributions from all disciplines that care for Nietzsche’s lifestyles, paintings, and impression and that attention the relevance of his pondering for present debates. The sequence isn't devoted to any specific college of notion or interpretation. It publishes works in German, English, and French, and contours essays, discussions, documentary examine, investigations of fundamental resources, contributions to reception reports, miscellanea, and experiences. All submissions are subjected to a double-blind peer overview technique. moreover, every one quantity within the sequence comprises indexes of fundamental resources, names, and secondary literature. present instructions for manuscript submissions are available on the finish of the newest volume.

Vol. forty two.

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The Ethical Treatment of Depression: Autonomy through Psychotherapy (Philosophical Psychopathology)

By Paul Biegler

One in six humans around the globe will event melancholy over the process a life-time. many that search reduction throughout the healthcare approach are handled with antidepressant medicine; within the usa, approximately one hundred seventy million prescriptions for antidepressants have been written in 2005, leading to greater than $12 billion in revenues. And but regardless of the dominance of antidepressants available to buy and the consulting room, one other therapy for melancholy has confirmed both potent: psychotherapy--in specific, cognitive habit treatment (CBT). Antidepressants can raise temper self sustaining of a person's realizing of indicators or stressors. in contrast, CBT teaches sufferers talents for facing distressing emotions, damaging concepts, and causal stressors. within the moral remedy of melancholy, Paul Biegler argues that the insights sufferers achieve from the healing method advertise autonomy. He indicates that melancholy is a illness within which autonomy is usually and widely undermined and that physicians have an ethical legal responsibility to advertise the autonomy of depressed sufferers. He concludes that clinical practitioners have a moral central to prescribe psychotherapy--CBT in particular--for melancholy. To make his case, Biegler attracts on a large philosophical literature suitable to autonomy and the feelings and makes a accomplished survey of the newest study findings from the mental sciences. Forcefully argued, densely researched, and engagingly written, the publication concerns a problem to physicians who think their responsibility of care to depressed sufferers is discharged by way of only writing prescriptions for antidepressants.

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世界少年文学经典文库:红楼梦: A Dream in Red Mansions

By Cao XueQing

The unending Dream of crimson Mansions, timeless Dream of purple Mansions. every one learn a go back to "Dream of pink Mansions", now we have extra of a life-style touching. acknowledged, "Dream of pink Mansions" is the "Chinese nonfiction tricky to overcome the pinnacle," genuinely-earned, not just since it has a truly excessive ideological worth, but in addition in its remarkable inventive success. In a definite experience, the "Dream of pink Mansions" is tough to be totally interpreted, and its extensive that means and profound internal medullary, attracting generations of readers to discover. "Dream of crimson Mansions" is the 1st half the eighteenth century and Farmers feudal society of social existence in miniature. The ebook grand scale, established, breaking the chinese language classical novel constitution of conventional unmarried method to take a multi-line constitution of ways. Twelve Beauties via Jia Baoyu and the most line to glory particularly govt boom-bust method as deputy cable to many of us, various occasions, shape an ordered community constitution, to teach us a vast elaborate and hugely centralized social existence photo. "Dream of pink Mansions" isn't just an exceptional literary paintings, or the examine of chinese language philosophy, cultural styles, historical forms, people very important historic phenomenon. "Dream of crimson Mansions" is the really expert research of this masterpiece of built-in humanities.

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