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Download E-books Le déchirement du social (Ce que social veut dire, Tome 1) PDF

By Axel Honneth

Ce que social veut dire est un ouvrage en deux tomes, destiné au seul lecteur français. Il entend permettre à ce dernier de comprendre, à travers quelque vingt-cinq textes échelonnés sur vingt ans, l'évolution théorique d'Axel Honneth, représentant de l. a. troisième génération de l'École de Francfort.

Le premiere quantity (Le déchirement du social) rassemble les contributions dans lesquelles Honneth, à travers los angeles disagreement avec des auteurs classiques (Kant, Fichte, Hegel) ou contemporains et l. a. philosophie sociale (Sartre, Lévi-Strauss, Merleau-Ponty, Castoriadis, Bourdieu, Boltanski et Thévenot), précise les caractères constitutifs de l. a. 'lutte' sociale pour l. a. 'reconnaissance'.

Le moment (Les pathologies de los angeles raison, à paraître) appliquera l. a. théorie de los angeles reconnaissance au vaste domaine du diagnostic des injustices et des pathologies sociales (confrontations avec Adorno, Benjamin, Neumann, Mitscherlich, Wellmer, mais aussi l. a. psychanalyse et l. a. théorie de l. a. justice).

Ces deux facets de l'évolution théorique – éclairer les explanations des conflits sociaux et étudier remark ils peuvent être justifiés et jugés sur le plan normatif – sont ici distingués en deux volumes pour un souci de lecture, bien qu'ils se soient toujours chevauchés et mutuellement fécondés, dans un projet worldwide très précis : rapporter toute vie sociale au désir des sujets de valoir aux yeux de leurs semblables comme des personnes à los angeles fois dignes de considération et dotées d'une individualité precise.

Ce qui exige que nous comprenions toujours les régulations centrales de los angeles vie sociale comme des ordres de los angeles reconnaissance, mais aussi comme los angeles manifestation sociale d'un devoir-être ethical. Prises ensemble, ces deux idées signifient également que los angeles sociologie et los angeles philosophie pratique ne peuvent s'exercer indépendamment l'une de l'autre.

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Download E-books Mis chistes, mi filosofía (Argumentos) PDF

By Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek, a quien se ha calificado del «filósofo más peligroso de Occidente», resulta ser también el más divertido. Pero aquí, naturalmente, los angeles palabra divertido no es sólo cuestión de risa (que también), sino que implica una actitud irónica, subversiva, reflexiva y comprometida. El presente libro reúne 107 chistes, desperdigados por toda l. a. obra de Žižek, en un volumen que parece dar los angeles razón a los angeles frase de Wittgenstein: «Una obra filosófica seria debería estar compuesta enteramente de chistes.» No hay mejor vehículo que el chiste para ayudarnos a comprender las trampas del lenguaje, para hacernos pensar con una sonrisa o una carcajada, para colocarnos delante el espejo de nuestro propio yo y de los angeles sociedad, pues el chiste es siempre una proyección del subconsciente colectivo, de sus miedos, de sus odios, de todo aquello que el estado reprime y acaba aflorando en un estallido de libertad e insolencia. Pero en los chistes de Žižek encontramos también un compendio bufo de los angeles historia occidental de los últimos cincuenta años: desde el socialismo actual (aquí ya convertido en irreal) hasta el capitalismo siempre irreal, donde Lenin, Brézhnev, Bush, Juan Pablo II, Jesús, Clinton aparecen como personajes del envés de los angeles historia, y en su parodia ofrecen su faz más auténtica. Las rules preconcebidas, el feminismo, l. a. prostitución, el adulterio, los angeles religión («desde los angeles perspectiva teológica, Dios es el bromista supremo», cube Žižek) se someten a una meticulosa y jocosa demolición. Su marxismo bebe tanto de Groucho como de Karl, y ambos se hermanan de tal modo que parece que ya no puedan existir el uno sin el otro, pasando a acompañar a Lacan, Freud, Hegel o Heidegger, cuatro de los filósofos de cabecera de Žižek en su deconstrucción de lo que llamamos «verdad», mostrando su aspecto más estrambótico y sin olvidar que, como decía man Debord, «lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso». En este libro encontramos una vez más ese afinado cóctel marca de los angeles casa entre erudición y cultura renowned, humor y reflexión, ligereza y profundidad: ahora el dialéctico se viste de comediante y nos deja con una sonrisa (a veces helada) en los angeles boca.

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Download E-books Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville PDF

By Stephen Jay Gould

Technology meets game during this bright selection of baseball essays by way of the past due evolutionary biologist.Among Stephen Jay Gould's many presents was once his skill to put in writing eloquently approximately baseball, his nice ardour. over the years, the well known paleontologist released a variety of essays at the game; those have now been accrued in a quantity alive with the candor and perception that characterised all of Gould's writing. listed here are his options at the complexities of youth streetball and the fun of establishing day; tributes to Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, and lesser-knowns akin to deaf-mute centerfielder "Dummy" Hoy; and a frank admission of the contradictions inherent in being a lifelong Yankees fan with purple Sox season tickets. Gould additionally deftly applies the instruments of evolutionary thought to the death of the .400 hitter, the Abner Doubleday construction delusion, and the improbability of Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak.

This ebook is a pride, a necessary addition to Gould's amazing legacy, and a becoming tribute to his love for the sport.

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Download E-books The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America PDF

By Tom Brokaw

Who we're, the place we’ve been, and the place we have to cross now, to recapture the yankee dream
 
Now with a brand new Foreword by way of the author
 
“The top presentation of the demanding situations dealing with the country—and the prospective solutions—I've ever seen.”—P. J. O’Rourke
 
Tom Brokaw, recognized and loved for his landmark paintings in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The maximum Generation and Boom!, now turns his recognition to the demanding situations that face the USA within the new millennium, to provide reflections on how we will be able to repair America’s greatness.
 
Rooted within the values, classes, and verities of generations earlier and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves jointly inspiring tales of usa citizens who're creating a distinction and private tales from his circle of relatives historical past, to interact us in a talk approximately our nation and to percentage principles for the way we will revitalize the promise of the yank Dream. Inviting us to foster a rebirth of relatives, group, and civic engagement as profound because the person who helped win international struggle II, outfitted our postwar prosperity, and ushered within the Civil Rights period, Brokaw lines the fascinating, unnerving alterations in glossy life—in values, schooling, public provider, housing, the web, and more—that have remodeled our society within the many years because the age of thrift within which he used to be raised. In delivering principles from americans who're swap brokers of their groups, Brokaw supplies us a nourishing imaginative and prescient of hopefulness in an age of lowered expectations.
 
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“Inspiring stories of ways humans from diversified walks of lifestyles have stumbled on how one can be of provider to their groups and country.”—Walter Isaacson

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Download E-books Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren PDF

By Alan Coren

In a prolific 40-year occupation Alan Coren wrote for the Times, Observer, Tatler, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Listener, Punch, and the New Yorker, and published more than 20 books together with The Sanity Inspector, Golfing for Cats, and The accrued announcements of Idi Amin (he became down a call for participation from Amin to go to Uganda asserting, "I'll most likely turn out as a sandwich"). Even 20 years in the past he expected that he had released six million phrases, or 10 copies of War and Peace. This anthology attracts jointly the simplest of Coren's formerly released fabric in addition to new unpublished autobiographical fabric. Coren used to be considered one of Britain's so much prolific and now much-missed humorists, discovering the comedy of existence throughout him and rendering it, hilariously and compellingly, in polished and witty prose in order to be eagerly wolfed by way of his unswerving fanbase. 

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Download E-books How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America PDF

By Kiese Laymon

Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is among the most unusual, stirring, and robust new voices in American writing. How to Slowly Kill your self and Others in America is a set of his essays, concerning topics starting from relations, race, violence, and superstar to song, writing, and coming of age in Mississippi. during this assortment, Laymon bargains intensive together with his personal own tale, that's full of trials and reflections that light up under-appreciated points of latest American existence. New and unforeseen in modern American writing, Laymon’s voice mixes the colloquial with the acerbic, whereas sharp insights and blast-furnace warmth calls to brain a black 21st-century Mark Twain. very like Twain, Laymon's writing is steeped in debatable matters either deepest and public. This assortment introduces Laymon as a author who balances unstable thoughts on a razor's facet and chops up much-discussed and often-misunderstood themes together with his scathing humor and clean, unforeseen takes at the ongoing absurdities, frivolities, and calamities of yankee life.

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Download E-books Essays on Giordano Bruno PDF

This ebook gathers wide-ranging essays at the Italian Renaissance thinker and cosmologist Giordano Bruno via one of many world's top gurus on his paintings and existence. a lot of those essays have been initially written in Italian and seem right here in English for the 1st time. Bruno (1548-1600) is especially well-known as a proponent of heliocentrism, the infinity of the universe, and the plurality of worlds. yet his paintings spanned the sciences and arts, occasionally touching the borders of the occult, and Hilary Gatti's essays richly mirror this diversity.

The ebook is split into sections that tackle 3 vast topics: the connection among Bruno and the hot technology, the heritage of his reception in English tradition, and the central features of his usual philosophy. a last essay examines why this recommend of a "tranquil common philosophy" ended up being burned on the stake as a heretic by way of the Roman Inquisition. whereas the essays take many alternative techniques, they're united through a few assumptions: that, even though good versed in magic, Bruno can't be outlined basically as a Renaissance Magus; that his target was once to articulate a brand new philosophy of nature; and that his suggestion, whereas in accordance with old and medieval assets, represented an intensive rupture with the philosophical faculties of the previous, supporting forge a direction towards a brand new modernity.

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Download E-books Robert Musil's 'The Man Without Qualities': A Critical Study (Cambridge Studies in German) PDF

By Philip Payne

Robert Musil's the fellow with no traits may be crucial novel in German written within the 20th century - definitely it really is one of the so much marvelous, confusing and profound. This, the 1st complete research of the paintings to seem in English, publications the reader in the direction of Musil's relevant matters. It examines how Musil laboured via draft after draft to provide fabric that might cross his personal strict literary 'quality control' and strains significant subject matters via diversified layers of narrative due to shut textual research. It information how Musil topics prime figures of fin-de-siecle Vienna to severe ironic scrutiny and the way, through drawing on his wide wisdom of philosophy, psychology, politics, sociology and technology, he works into his novel essayistic statements which list the kingdom of latest ecu civilisation. via a aggravating and deeply severe liaison along with his sister, Musil's hero Ulrich, is proven to go through to the threshold of self-discovery and enlightenment.

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Download E-books Desert Notes and River Notes PDF

Two of Lopez’s collections of brief fiction in a single exhilarating and profoundly appealing volume 
To nationwide publication Award–winning writer Barry Lopez, the wilderness and the river are landscapes alive with poetry, secret, seduction, and attraction. In those works of fiction, the narrator responds viscerally and emotionally to their moods and alterations, their secrets and techniques and silences, and their specified power.
 
Desert Notes portrays the magical strength of an American wilderness, and the reflections it sparks within the characters who shuttle there. River Notes, a spouse piece, celebrates the wild lifestyles forces of a river, calling readers to imagine deeply on id and in regards to the hopefulness in their onward trips, with a lyrical number of stories, tales, and goals. From an evocative story of discovering a sizzling spring in a desolate tract to a meditation at the ideas and goals of herons, Lopez bargains spell binding tales that allow us to determine and suppose the rhythms of the desolate tract. those sojourns deliver readers a selected experience of the darkness, mild, and get to the bottom of that we come across inside ourselves while clear of home.
 
This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez together with infrequent photos and never-before-seen files from the author’s own collection.

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