The Gay Science

With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307434173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God—to which a large part of the book is devoted—and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic. Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche's most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published. Walter Kaufmann's English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche's major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.
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Nietzsche: The Gay Science

With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Bernard Williams,Josefine Nauckhoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521636452

Category: Philosophy

Page: 277

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A new translation and edition of this important and influential statement of Nietzsche's philosophy.
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The Gay Science

With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0394719859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

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Provides insight into Nietzsche's philosophical thought on the death of God and the eternal recurrence in this translation of one if his major works. Bibliogs
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The Gay Science

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121143

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." This is the book in which Nietzsche made his boldest declaration, along with discussions of morality, knowledge, and truth.
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A New Science of International Relations

Modernity, Complexity and the Kosovo Conflict

Author: Dr Damian Popolo

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489167

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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Popolo applies Foucauldian methodology to the understanding of Complexity Science for the purposes of generating new understandings related to International Relations in general and to the Kosovo conflict in particular. He provides an epistemic analysis to the history of International Relations theory to reveal its intrinsic 'modernity', highlighting how such modernity derives from a particular understanding of scientific epistemology, which is being radically undermined by the emergence of Complexity Science. Importantly, the book shows how these theoretical issues affect specific understandings of crisis - in this case Kosovo - leading to specific policy decisions in the real world of international policy-making.
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Theology and Literature after Postmodernity

Author: Zoë Lehmann Imfeld,Peter Hampson,Alison Milbank

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567654958

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This volume deploys theology in a reconstructive approach to contemporary literary criticism, to validate and exemplify theological readings of literary texts as a creative exercise. It engages in a dialogue with interdisciplinary approaches to literature in which theology is alert and responsive to the challenges following postmodernism and postmodern literary criticism. It demonstrates the scope and explanatory power of theological readings across various texts and literary genres. Theology and Literature after Postmodernity explores a reconstructive approach to reading and literary study in the university setting, with contributions from interdisciplinary scholars worldwide.
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Agamben's Joyful Kafka

Finding Freedom Beyond Subordination

Author: Anke Snoek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441172491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Both Giorgio Agamben and Franz Kafka are best known for their gloomy political worldview. A cautious study of Agamben's references on Kafka, however, reveals another dimension right at the intersection of their works: a complex and unorthodox theory of freedom. The inspiration emerges from Agamben's claims that 'it is a very poor reading of Kafka's works that sees in them only a summation of the anguish of a guilty man before the inscrutable power'. Virtually all of Kafka's stories leave us puzzled about what really happened. Was Josef K., who is butchered like a dog, defeated? And what about the meaningless but in his own way complete creature Odradek? Agamben's work sheds new light on these questions and arrives, through Kafka, at different strategies for freedom at the point where this freedom is most blatantly violated.
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The Philosophy of the Limit

Author: Drucilla Cornell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134711131

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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In The Philosophy of the Limit Drucilla Cornell examines the relationship of deconstruction to questions of ethics, justice and legal interpretation. She argues that renaming deconstruction "the philosophy of the limit" will allow us to be more precise about what deconstruction actually is philosophically and hence to articulate more clearly its significance for law. Cornell's focus on the importance of the limit and the centrality of the gender hierarchy allows her to offer a view of jurisprudence different from both the critical social theory and analytic jurisprudence.
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The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

Author: Jenny Helin,Tor Hernes,Daniel Hjorth,Robin Holt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.
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If God Were a Human Rights Activist

Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804795037

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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We live in a time when the most appalling social injustices and unjust human sufferings no longer seem to generate the moral indignation and the political will needed both to combat them effectively and to create a more just and fair society. If God Were a Human Rights Activist aims to strengthen the organization and the determination of all those who have not given up the struggle for a better society, and specifically those that have done so under the banner of human rights. It discusses the challenges to human rights arising from religious movements and political theologies that claim the presence of religion in the public sphere. Increasingly globalized, such movements and the theologies sustaining them promote discourses of human dignity that rival, and often contradict, the one underlying secular human rights. Conventional or hegemonic human rights thinking lacks the necessary theoretical and analytical tools to position itself in relation to such movements and theologies; even worse, it does not understand the importance of doing so. It applies the same abstract recipe across the board, hoping that thereby the nature of alternative discourses and ideologies will be reduced to local specificities with no impact on the universal canon of human rights. As this strategy proves increasingly lacking, this book aims to demonstrate that only a counter-hegemonic conception of human rights can adequately face such challenges.
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