The Philosopher Cat

The Philosopher Cat

Kwong Kuen Shan has gathered together 40 illustrations of the animal many people hold dear to their hearts, accompanied by 40 Chinese proverbs or sayings.

Author: Kwong Kuen Shan

Publisher: William Heinemann

ISBN: 0434013102

Category: Cats

Page: 80

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Kwong Kuen Shan has gathered together forty beautiful illustrations of the animal many people hold dear to their hearts, accompanied by forty Chinese proverbs or sayings. These cats are instantly recognisable- the playful and adventurous cat; the languid cat; the philosopher cat. With the same style and lightness of touch that made The Cat and the Tao such a delight, this is a beautiful book that cat-lovers will treasure.
Categories: Cats

Feline Philosophy

Feline Philosophy

In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and ...

Author: John Gray

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374718794

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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The author of Straw Dogs, famous for his provocative critiques of scientific hubris and the delusions of progress and humanism, turns his attention to cats—and what they reveal about humans' torturous relationship to the world and to themselves. The history of philosophy has been a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats--the animal that has most captured our imagination--than from the great thinkers of the world. In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose un-examined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for "fearless joy"; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story "The Cat", a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy. Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy of Cats

The Philosophy of Cats

Working as a volunteer in a kennel for cats, philosopher Federica Sgarbi discovered to her surprise that applying the thoughts of the great philosophers was a very successful way of finding new homes for abandoned cats.

Author: Federica Sgarbi

Publisher: Gibson Square Books

ISBN: 1908096039

Category: Animal shelters

Page: 224

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Working as a volunteer in a kennel for cats, philosopher Federica Sgarbi discovered to her surprise that applying the thoughts of the great philosophers was a very successful way of finding new homes for abandoned cats. Using her knowledge of philosophy she delved deep into the minds of individual rescue cats and their prospective owners. Writing successful lonely cat ads in a local newspaper, she was able to match them to the type of person whose life would improve by adopting them. In this charming and uplifting book, she describes the philosophy she developed and what we can all learn from our feline friends. Particularly recommended for those who read with a cat sleeping by their side.
Categories: Animal shelters

Lost Joys of Childhood

Lost Joys of Childhood

She said, 'I am also glad to meet a philosopher like you, sir.' 'All cats are
philosophers,' said the philosopher cat in a melancholy tone. 'But nobody
understands us. That is a tragedy.' He sighed. Then Alice saw something she had
never seen ...

Author: Karnika Sen

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781948146371

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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‘How many times have I told the sun to take care of himself God only knows. I told him, Look here old boy; you are atleast trillion years old. You are no longer the young sun who used to laugh at the smoking earth and play with the stars of distant galaxy.’ ‘Have you seen the sun when he was young? My dear cow, then how old are you?’ Why is the sun so anxious about his favorite child, the earth? The law of the Fairyland forbids a fairy to touch a human being. A fairy breaks that law but she isn’t punished. Why?
Categories: Fiction

Henri Le Chat Noir

Henri  Le Chat Noir

But for what? My anguish? I have written this book but it brings me no joy. Instead, it is a mirror in which is reflected the perfect desolation of my soul. I am a writer. I am a philosopher. I am Henri, le Chat Noir. Fin

Author: William Braden

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 075354167X

Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 96

View: 547

THE DEBUT BOOK FROM THE WINNER OF THE BEST CAT VIDEO ON THE INTERNET AWARD My name is Henri. I am a black cat. I live a life of luxury, but I am filled with ennui. My filtered water tastes impure and no food can satisfy the emptiness I feel inside. It is my fate to contemplate the world around me and ponder my tormented existence. I rarely purr. I'm told I'm famous on the internet. But for what? My anguish? I have written this book but it brings me no joy. Instead, it is a mirror in which is reflected the perfect desolation of my soul. I am a writer. I am a philosopher. I am Henri, le Chat Noir. Fin
Categories: Aphorisms and apothegms

Roman Portraits

Roman Portraits

Portrait of Matidia the Younger (cat. 80), 192, 214–216, 214, 215 Portrait of the
Philosopher Chrysippos (cat. 8), 33–35, 33, 34, 35 Portrait of the Philosopher
Epikouros (cat. 10), 9, 11, 14, 15, 39–41, 39, 40, 41 Portrait on a Nude Bust (cat.

Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588395993

Category: History

Page: 280

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Portrait sculptures are among the most vibrant records of ancient Greek and Roman culture. They represent people of all ages and social strata: revered poets and philosophers, emperors and their family members, military heroes, local dignitaries, ordinary citizens, and young children. The Met's distinguished collection of Greek and Roman portraits in stone and bronze is published in its entirety for the first time in this volume. Paul Zanker, a leading authority on Roman sculpture today, has brought his exceptional knowledge to the study of these portraits; in presenting them, he brings the ancient world to life for contemporary audiences. Each work is lavishly illustrated, meticulously described, and placed in its historical and cultural context. The lives and achievement of significant figures are discussed in the framework of the political, social, and practical circumstances that influenced their portrait's forms and styles—from the unvarnished realism of the late Republican period to the idealizing and progressively abstract tendencies that followed. Analyses of marble portraits recarved into new likenesses after their original subjects were forgotten or officially repudiated provide especially compelling insights. Observations on fashions in hairstyling, which typically originated with the Imperial family and spread as fast as the rulers' latest portraits could be distributed, not only edify and amuse but also link the Romans' motives and appetite for imitation to our own. More than a collection catalogue, Roman Portraits is a thorough and multifaceted survey of ancient portraiture. Charting the evolution of this art from its origins in ancient Greece, it renews our appreciation of an connection to these imposing, timeless works.
Categories: History

Would You Eat Your Cat

Would You Eat Your Cat

Read through each discussion, make your own decision, and then flip to back of the book to gauge your “morality barometer.” Would You Eat Your Cat? is an ideal book for thoughtful readers of all ages and an excellent tool for anyone ...

Author: Jeremy Stangroom

Publisher:

ISBN: 1897330812

Category:

Page: 144

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Provocative, portable, and poignant, Jeremy Stangroom’s Would You Eat Your Cat? provides a playful and accessible introduction to some of the major philosophical questions that have been discussed in coffee houses and conference papers for thousands of years. Other questions posed by the book include, Is it better to be a sexist than a misanthrope? Are we really sorry that Hitler existed? and Is it sometimes right to torture? Read through each discussion, make your own decision, and then flip to back of the book to gauge your “morality barometer.” Would You Eat Your Cat? is an ideal book for thoughtful readers of all ages and an excellent tool for anyone seeking to examine why they believe what they believe.
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The Philosopher in the Clearing

The Philosopher in the Clearing

I have heard that such an effort was once made , and that a genius conceived the
idea of a cat - piano . ... Then the piano had to be built expressly for the purpose ,
containing narrow compartments for the different cats , with their heads turned ...

Author: John James Procter

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433044802100

Category: Canadian essays

Page: 250

View: 151

Categories: Canadian essays

Peterson s Magazine

Peterson s Magazine

The Philosopher in the back , as intended , only } The cut on your shoulder has
stopped bleeding ; gashed his shoulder ... The Poor Philosopher , feebly trying to
rise . have done The Cat - indeed , all cats — a great “ There , there , ” said The ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858034538904

Category:

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The Peterson Magazine

The Peterson Magazine

The Philosopher in the back , as intended , only | The cut on your shoulder has
stopped bleeding ; gashed his shoulder ... The Poor Philosopher , feebly trying to
rise . have done The Cat - indeed , all cats — a great “ There , there , " said The ...

Author: Ann Sophia Stephens

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435027929777

Category:

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Pascal the Philosopher

Pascal the Philosopher

The strongest saints and the strongest sceptics alike took positive evil as the
starting-point of their argument. If it be true (as it certainly is) that a man can feel
exquisite happiness in skinning a cat, then the religious philosopher can only
draw ...

Author: Graeme Hunter

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442667006

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Blaise Pascal has always been appreciated as a literary giant and a religious guide, but has received only grudging recognition as a philosopher: philosophers have mistaken Pascal’s harsh criticism of their discipline as a rejection of it. But according to Graeme Hunter, Pascal’s critics have simply failed to grasp his lean, but powerful conception of philosophy. This accessibly written book provides the first introduction to Pascal’s philosophy as an organic whole. Hunter argues that Pascal’s aim is not merely to humble philosophy, but to save it from a kind of failure to which it is prone. He lays out Pascal’s development of a more promising and fruitful path for philosophical inquiry, one that responded to the scientific, religious, and political upheaval of his time. Finally, Hunter illuminates Pascal’s significance for contemporary readers, allowing him to emerge as the rare philosopher who is spiritual, literary, and rigorous all at once – both a brilliant controversialist and a thinker of substance.
Categories: Philosophy

The Southern Literary Messenger

The Southern Literary Messenger

During the pauses of my work I would study him, and here are some of my
conclusions. Whatever may be said of the gravity of the owl or the wisdom of the
elephant, the cat is certainly the philosopher among brutes. The analogy is very
close.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119098924

Category: Confederate States of America

Page:

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Categories: Confederate States of America

The Peterson Magazine

The Peterson Magazine

The Philosopher in the back , as intended , only } The cut on your shoulder has
stopped bleeding ; gashed his shoulder ... The Poor Philosopher , feebly trying to
rise . have done The Cat - indeed , all cats — a great • There , there , " said The ...

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ISBN: UCD:31175000537285

Category:

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Thomas Gray in Copenhagen

Thomas Gray in Copenhagen

In Which the Philosopher Cat Meets the Ghost of Hans Christian Andersen Philip
J. Davis. FICTION be Dould it bez Hans Christian Andersen , beloved chronicler
of inchworms and ugly ducklings , a despiser of cats ? That's the rumor Thomas ...

Author: Philip J. Davis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387944931

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 774

A sequel to the widely successful Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat, Philip J. Davis' latest continues the adventures of the internationally popular feline and friend. Could it be that Hans Christian Andersen - who wrote so lovingly of inchworms and ugly ducklings - was an unrepentant despiser of cats? That's the rumor that the philosophical feline, Thomas Gray, and cohort, Cambridge don Lucas Fysst, (whose last name doesn't rhyme with "fist") are determined to snuff out. In Copenhagen to attend a philosophers' convention, they go on the hunt for a missing Andersen manuscript that will set the record straight. A whimsically written and illustrated tale - part history, part parody, and all fun. Davis is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and author of No Way: Essays on the Impossible.
Categories: Fiction

The Philosopher s Toolkit

The Philosopher s Toolkit

In philosophical speech, however, the word 'valid' is reserved exclusively for
arguments. More surprisingly, a valid argument can look like this: 1. All blocks of
cheese are more intelligent than any philosophy student. 2. Meg the cat is a block
of ...

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444357479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 941

The second edition of this popular compendium provides the necessary intellectual equipment to engage with and participate in effective philosophical argument, reading, and reflection Features significantly revised, updated and expanded entries, and an entirely new section drawn from methods in the history of philosophy This edition has a broad, pluralistic approach--appealing to readers in both continental philosophy and the history of philosophy, as well as analytic philosophy Explains difficult concepts in an easily accessible manner, and addresses the use and application of these concepts Proven useful to philosophy students at both beginning and advanced levels
Categories: Philosophy

Southern Literary Messenger

Southern Literary Messenger

His physical man , or cat , being arbitrary position either in the objective all right ,
he proceeded next to draw or subjective domain to the stand - point nearer the
fire , and there to think , of feline philosophy . Unquestionably to wink , to nod ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433096027903

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American Journal of Philately

American Journal of Philately

THE “ CAT ” AND THE “ KIFFEN . " In the old , old days , known as “ once upon a
time , " there lived a philosopher , or philanthropist , or something of that kind —
there was an excellent reason for his not being a Philatelist . Possibly he was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924056312683

Category: Stamp collecting

Page:

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Categories: Stamp collecting

The American Journal of Philately

The American Journal of Philately

THE “ CAT ” AND THE “ KIFFEN . " In the old , old days , known as " once upon a
time , " there lived a philosopher , or philanthropist , or something of that kind —
there was an excellent reason for his not being a Philatelist . Possibly he was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062985858

Category: Stamp collecting

Page:

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Categories: Stamp collecting

To Understand a Cat

To Understand a Cat

Methodology and philosophy Sam S. Rakover ... so much so that one day I typed
on my computer a quotation of the philosopher John W. Day and the computer at
once leapt up and wrote: Have a good day, and I immediately thought: What a ...

Author: Sam S. Rakover

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292094

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

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To understand a cat: methodology and philosophy rests on the realization that the everyday behavior of a cat (but other animals too) should be understood through a new approach, namely methodological dualism. It appeals to mechanistic explanation models and to mentalistic explanation models. It puts up the methodological idea that these models have to be combined in one theoretical structure according to the scientific game-rules. This approach shows that specific mentalistic explanations are generated from explanation models or schemes, which meet the demands of the scientific games-rules; and it proposes a new theoretical structure called the multi-explanation theory to generate particular theories, which provide us with efficient explanations for behavioral phenomena. The book delves deep into anthropomorphism, and the complex question of whether a cat has consciousness and free will, and examines the intricate relations of the mental, the computational, and the neurophysiological.(Series A)
Categories: Philosophy