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Jean Piaget

Author: Jean Piaget
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415168861
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This work provides students and researchers with numerous key original texts by one of the most important figures in psychological and educational research. Jean Piaget: Selected Writingsoffers a chance to acquire major papers which have been unavailable for years. These volumes are essential for any library posessing serious education or psychology collections. Available as a set or as individual volumes, the Selected Writingsinclude: Vol. I The Child's Conception of Space 1956: 490pp: 0 415 16889 9: $105.00 [Can. $147] Vol. II The Child's Construction of Quantities 1974: 285pp: 0 415 16891 0: $105.00 {can. 147.00] Vol. III The Origin of Intelligence in the Child 1953: 425pp: 0 415 16892 9: $105.00 [Can. 147.00] Vol. IV The Child's Conception of Number 1952: 248pp: 0 415 16888 0: $105.00 [Can. 147.00] Vol. V Insights and Illusions of Philosophy 1972: 235pp: 0 415 16894 5: 105.00 [Can. 147.00] Vol. VI Language and Thought of the Child 1959: 288pp: 0 415 16933 X: $105.00 [Can. 147.00] Vol. VII Principles of Genetic Epistemology 1972: 98pp: 0 415 16890 2: $69.95 [Can. $98.00] Vol. VIII Mental Imagery in the Child 1971: 396pp: 0 415 16893 7: $105.00 [Can. 147.00] Vol. IX The Child's Conception of the World 1929: 397pp: 0 415 16887 2: $105.00 [Can. 147.00]

The Frankfurt School On Religion

Author: Eduardo Mendieta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135886997
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In "The Frankfurt School on Religion," Eduardo Mendieta has brought together a collection of readings and essays revealing both the deep connections that the Frankfurt School has always maintained with religion as well as the significant contribution that its work has to offer. Rather than being unanimously antagonistic towards religion as has been the received wisdom, this collection shows the great diversity of responses that individual thinkers of the school developed and the seriousness and sophistication with which they engaged the core religious issues and major religious traditions. Through a careful selection of writings from eleven prominent theorists, including several new and previously untranslated pieces from Leo Lowenthal, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, and Jurgen Habermas, this volume provides much needed sources for religious leaders, philosophers, and social theorists as they grapple with the nature and functions of religion in the contemporary social, political, and economic landscape. "The Frankfurt School on Religion" recovers the religious dimensions of the Frankfurt School, for too long sidelined or ignored, and offers new perspectives and insights necessary to the development of a fuller and more nuanced critical theory of society. Selections and essays from: Ernst Bloch, Erich Fromm, Leo Lowenthal, Herbert Marcuse, Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Johann Baptist Metz, Jurgen Habermas, Helmut Peukert, Edmund Arens.

Philip K Dick And Philosophy

Author: D. E. Wittkower
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697391
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Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture—both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exegesis, his journal of spiritual visions and paranoic investigations, Dick is fast becoming a major influence in the world of popular spirituality and occult thinking. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy thirty Dick fans and professional thinkers confront the fascinating and frightening ideas raised by Dick’s mind-blowing fantasies. Is there an alien world behind the everyday reality we experience? If androids can pass as human, should they be given the same consideration as humans? Do psychotics have insights into a mystical reality? Would knowledge of the future free us or enslave us? This volume will also include Dick's short story "Adjustment Team," on which The Adjustment Bureau is based. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy explores the ideas of Philip K. Dick in the same way that he did: with an earnest desire to understand the truth of the world, but without falsely equating earnestness with a dry seriousness. Dick’s work was replete with whimsical and absurdist presentations of the greatest challenges to reason and to humanity—paradox, futility, paranoia, and failure—and even at his darkest times he was able to keep some perspective and humor, as for example in choosing to name himself ‘Horselover Fat’ in VALIS at the same time as he relates his personal religious epiphanies, crises, and delusions. With the same earnest whimsy, we approach Philip K. Dick as a philosopher like ourselves—one who wrote almost entirely in thought-experiments and semi-fictional world-building, but who engaged with many of the greatest questions of philosophy throughout the Euro-American tradition. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy has much to offer for both serious fans and those who have recently learned his name, and realized that his work has been the inspiration for several well-known and thought-provoking films. Most chapters start with one or more of the movies based on Dick’s writing. From here, the authors delve deeper into the issues by bringing in philosophers' perspectives and by bringing in Dick’s written work. The book invites the reader with a casual familiarity with Dick to get to know his work, and invites the reader with little familiarity with philosophy to learn more. New perspectives and challenging connections and interpretations for even the most hard-core Dick fans are also offered. To maximize public interest, the book prominently addresses the most widely-known films, as well as those with the most significant fan followings: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau. Along with these “big five” films, a few chapters address his last novels, especially VALIS, which have a significant cult following of their own. There are also chapters which address short stories and novels which are currently planned for adaptation: Radio Free Albemuth (film completed, awaiting distribution), The Man in the High Castle (in development by Ridley Scott for BBC mini-series), and “King of the Elves” (Disney, planned for release in 2012).