La puissance d'exister : Manifeste hédoniste

By Michel Onfray

«Le cap des trente livres passé, j'éprouve le besoin de faire le aspect sur l. a. query de l'hédonisme. Si je devais le réduire à une interrogation, ce serait évidemment celle de Spinoza : " que peut le corps ? ". A quoi il me faut ajouter : en quoi est-il devenu l'objet philosophique de prédilection ? Puis, questions en cascade : remark penser en artiste ? De quelle manière installer l'éthique sur le terrain esthétique ? Quelle position laisser à Dionysos dans une civilisation totalement soumise à Apollon ? Quelle est los angeles nature de los angeles relation entre hédonisme et anarchisme ? Selon quelles modalités une philosophie est-elle praticable ? Que peut espérer le corps des biotechnologies post-modernes ? Quelles family entretiennent biographie et écriture en philosophie ? Selon quels principes sont fabriquées les mythologies philosophiques ? remark déchristianiser l'épistémè occidentale ? De nouvelles communautés sont-elles possibles ?

Répondre à ces interrogations appelle une série de développements constitutifs d'une pensée existentielle radicale. D'où los angeles subjectivité artiste, l'éthique immanente, l'esthétique cynique, l. a. politique libertaire, le nietzschéisme de gauche, le matérialisme sensualiste, l'utilitarisme jubilatoire, l'érotique solaire, los angeles bioéthique prométhéenne, le corps faustien, le hapax existentiel, l. a. vie philosophique, l'historiographie substitute, l'athéologie postchrétienne, les contrats hédonistes, autant d'occasions de réenchanter nos temps mélancoliques avec l. a. proposition d'une pensée à vivre.»
M.O.

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The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure

By James Redfield

twentieth ANNIVERSARY version OF THE vintage BESTSELLER WITH a brand new PREFACE.

You have by no means learn a publication like this ahead of -- a booklet that comes alongside as soon as in a life-time to alter lives forever.

In the rain forests of Peru, an historic manuscript has been stumbled on. inside its pages are nine key insights into lifestyles itself -- insights every one person is expected to know sequentially; one perception, then one other, as we flow towards a totally non secular tradition in the world. Drawing on historic knowledge, it tells you ways to make connections one of the occasions taking place on your existence immediately and allows you to see what's going to occur to you within the future years. the tale it tells is a gripping considered one of event and discovery, however it can also be a guidebook that has the facility to crystallize your perceptions of why you're the place you're in lifestyles and to direct your steps with a brand new power and optimisim as you head into the following day.

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Astral Voyages: Mastering the Art of Soul Travel

By Bruce Goldberg

Free your self from the restrictions of the earth airplane and the legislation of house and time. Astral Voyages offers greater than sixty five routines that teach you to securely depart your actual physique and go back unhurt from explorations of the higher astral aircraft and the causal, psychological, or etheric geographical regions. you may even enterprise to the soul airplane and discover the method of choosing your subsequent lifetime!

Dr. Goldberg unveils his paradigm of the thirteen dimensions, built from 25 years of expertise with hypnotic regression, development, and out-of-body reports. particular scripts teach you for guided imagery astral voyage, lucid desires, gaining access to the Akashic documents, cabalistic projection, and complex recommendations resembling the Witch'’s Cradle and the 37-Degree approach utilized by the traditional Egyptians. different themes during this metaphysical ebook comprise astral entities, astral intercourse, astral therapeutic, and clinical stories on astral voyaging.

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The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)

By Lynne Rudder Baker

Lynne Rudder Baker offers and defends a different account of the fabric international: the structure View. not like major metaphysical perspectives that take daily issues to be both non-existent or reducible to micro-objects, the structure View construes favourite issues as irreducible elements of fact. even supposing they're finally constituted through microphysical debris, daily items are neither just like, nor reducible to, the aggregates of microphysical debris that represent them. the result's real ontological variety: humans, micro organism, donkeys, mountains and microscopes are essentially other forms of items - all constituted through, yet no longer similar to, aggregates of debris. Baker helps her account with discussions of non-reductive causation, vagueness, mereology, artefacts, three-dimensionalism, ontological novelty, ontological degrees and emergence. The upshot is a unified ontological concept of the full fabric international that irreducibly includes humans, in addition to non-human residing issues and inanimate gadgets.

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Complicated Presence: Heidegger and the Postmetaphysical Unity of Being (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

By Jussi Backman

A artificial evaluate of Heidegger’s whole course of pondering as an intensive try and thematize and reconsider the elemental notions of cohesion dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.

From its Presocratic beginnings, Western philosophy involved itself with a quest for harmony either by way of the systematization of data and as a metaphysical look for a harmony of being—two tendencies that may be considered as converging and culminating in Hegel’s process of absolute idealism. considering that Hegel, even though, the philosophical quest for harmony has turn into more and more difficult. Jussi Backman returns to that question during this e-book, interpreting where of the cohesion of being within the paintings of Heidegger. Backman sketches a constant photo of Heidegger as a philosopher of harmony who all through his occupation in numerous methods tried to come back to phrases with either Parmenides’s and Aristotle’s primary questions about the singularity or multiplicity of being—attempting to take action, despite the fact that, in a “postmetaphysical” demeanour rooted in instead of above and past specific, located beings. via his research, Backman bargains a brand new method of figuring out the fundamental continuity of Heidegger’s philosophical undertaking and the interconnectedness of such key Heideggerian options as ecstatic temporality, the ontological distinction, the flip (Kehre), the development (Ereignis), the fourfold (Geviert), and the research of recent expertise.

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Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

By Jakob Hohwy

There are few extra unsettling philosophical questions than this: What occurs in makes an attempt to lessen a few houses to a couple different extra primary houses? mirrored image in this query necessarily touches on very deep matters approximately ourselves, our personal interactions with the area and every different, and our very realizing of what there's and what is going on round us. If we won't command a transparent view of those deep concerns, then very many different debates in modern philosophy appear to lose traction - think about causation, legislation of nature, clarification, realization, own id, intentionality, normativity, freedom, accountability, justice, and so forth. relief can simply appear to get to the bottom of our international.

Here, an eminent crew of philosophers is helping us solution this query. Their novel contributions with ease span a couple of present debates in philosophy and cognitive technological know-how: what's the nature of relief, of reductive rationalization, of psychological causation? The contributions diversity from ways in theoretical metaphysics, over philosophy of the exact sciences and physics, to interdisciplinary reports in psychiatry and neurobiology. The authors attach strands in modern philosophy which are usually handled individually and together the chapters let the reader to determine how problems with aid, clarification and causation collectively constrain one another. The anthology for that reason strikes the controversy extra either on the point of contributions to precise debates and on the point of integrating insights from a few debates.

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Pretense and Pathology: Philosophical Fictionalism and its Applications

By Professor Bradley Armour-Garb

During this publication, Bradley Armour-Garb and James A. Woodbridge distinguish quite a few species of fictionalism, finding and protecting their very own model of philosophical fictionalism. Addressing semantic and philosophical puzzles that come up from traditional language, they think about such concerns because the challenge of non-being, plural id claims, mental-attitude ascriptions, that means attributions, and truth-talk. they give thought to 'deflationism approximately truth', explaining why deflationists could be fictionalists, and express how their philosophical fictionalist account of truth-talk underwrites a dissolution of the Liar Paradox and its relations. They extra discover the semantic notions of reference and predicate-satisfaction, exhibiting how philosophical fictionalism may also get to the bottom of puzzles that those notions seem to current. Their serious exam of fictionalist ways in philosophy, including the advance and alertness in their personal model of philosophical fictionalism, might be of significant curiosity to students and upper-level scholars of philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophical common sense, philosophy of brain, epistemology, and linguistics.

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Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics

By Paul Studtmann

If there's one completely inescapable challenge for the metaphysician, it truly is this: is metaphysics itself a theoretically valid self-discipline? Is it, in different phrases, able to a scientific and well-confirmed set of theoretical effects? And if no longer, why now not? From its inception, metaphysics has chanced on itself exercised via the nagging fear that its personal inquiries could demonstrate it to be a subject matter with out an item, or a style of inquiry with no procedure. Such matters have been voiced as early as Plato's dialogue of the conflict among the Gods and Giants. in view that then, no period of its heritage has spared metaphysics a few practice session of this query.

In Empiricism and the matter of Metaphysics, Paul Studtmann defends an empiricist critique of metaphysical theorizing. on the middle of the critique is an empiricist view of a priori wisdom, in response to which all a priori wisdom is empirical wisdom of the result of powerful tactics. this kind of view of a priori wisdom areas serious limits at the scope a priori hypothesis and certainly locations past our ken the categories of claims that metaphysicians in addition to conventional epistemologists and ethicists have in general desired to make.

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