Download Wisdom of Plotinus by Charles J. Whitby PDF

By Charles J. Whitby

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Download Un si fragile vernis d'humanité : Banalité du mal, banalité by Michel Teretschenko PDF

By Michel Teretschenko

On a pu espérer, un temps, que les monstruosités de los angeles Seconde Guerre mondiale étaient derrière nous. Définitivement. Or partout, à nouveau, on bloodbath, on torture, on extermine. remark comprendre cette facilité des hommes à entrer dans le mal ? Michel Terestchenko rouvre ici le débat, en complétant notamment l. a. démonstration de Hannah Arendt. Héros ou salaud ? C'est toujours une décision initiale, à peine perceptible, qui décide du côté dans lequel, une fois engagé, on se retrouvera in nice. Mais qu'est-ce qui explique cette décision ? C'est là où l'enquête de M. Terestchenko prend toute son ampleur. Elle montre combien est stérile l'opposition entre tenants de los angeles thèse de l'égoïsme psychologique et défenseurs de l'hypothèse d'un altruisme sacrificiel. Ce n'est pas par " intérêt " que l'on tue ou que l'on torture. Ni par pur altruisme qu'on se refuse à l'abjection. Les travaux qui analysent les phénomènes de soumission à l'autorité, de conformisme de groupe ou de passivité face à des occasions de détresse invitent à comprendre tout autrement les conduites de destructivité. Tirant les conclusions philosophiques de recherches récentes entreprises en psychologie sociale et s'appuyant sur certains exemples historiques particulièrement éclairants, l'auteur suggest de penser les conduites humaines face au mal selon un nouveau paradigme : celui de l'absence ou de l. a. présence à soi.

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Download Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction by William G. Lycan PDF

By William G. Lycan

I purchased this article as an creation the philosophy of language. because the name indicates, it is only that. notwithstanding, i'm a bit familar with the opposite books during this sequence, and so they don't precisely "hold one's hand," because it have been within the presentation of perspectives on their subject matters; I felt as if Lycan was once doing simply that. the various debates that he discusses during this e-book are given a particularly superficial therapy. He shies clear of any engagement with the problems of logical shape (and nearly any use of symbolic common sense at all); very important differences similar to extensionality/intensionality pass unmentioned, and the organization--especially of the 1st section--is a bit baffling, as a few reviewers have already mentioned; and the imperative significance of demonstratives, for instance, is simply slightly gestured at. What this booklet does have going for it, although, is the "further studying" sections on the finish of every bankruptcy and the concise "objection/response" sections within the theories of that means part. even if, this doesn't precisely set this e-book aside; Miller's "Philosophy of Language" has much more wide "further analyzing" sections, a discernable topic (rather than Lycan's "dumptruck technique" of exposition), and extra substanative engagement with the problems.
The simply state of affairs during which one may desire to use this ebook, for my part, is for an advent to philosophy type that makes a speciality of philosophy of language, or maybe as "summer" or "winter holiday" analyzing *before* the category is to start. during this feel, Lycan is winning in his target of writing an "introductory" textual content, so it advantages no less than 3 stars, i guess.

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