The Question Of The Commons

Author: Bonnie J. McCay
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816512058
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This collection of eighteen original essays evaluates the use and misuse of common-property resources, taking as its starting point ecologist Garret Hardin's assertion in "The Tragedy of the Commons" that common property is doomed to overexploitation in any society. This book represents the first cross-cultural test of Hardin's argument and argues that, while tragedies of the commons do occur under some circumstances, local institutions have proven resilient and responsive to the problems of communal resource use.

The Question Of Being

Author: Martin Heidegger
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780808402589
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A fantastic read for any scholar or student interested in philosophy, epistemology, or ontology.

The Question

Author: Henri Alleg
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803259607
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Critical analysis of the historic anti-Semitism of France through the lens of Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy.

Plato And The Question Of Beauty

Author: Drew A. Hyland
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253219779
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Reveals the intimate connection between beauty and the philosophical life

The Question Of Literature

Author: Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719057458
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This book seeks to recontextualize literature and the literary within the full diversity of postmodern theory. It relates literature to the institution of the university, to ethical judgements and values, new media and computer technology, and the nature of representative democracy.

The Question Of The Gift

Author: Mark Osteen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136481362
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The Question of the Gift is the first collection of new interdisciplinary essays on the gift. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary criticism, economics, philosophy and classics, it provides new paradigms and poses new questions concerning the theory and practice of gift exchange. In addressing these questions, contributors not only challenge the conventions of their fields, but also combine ideas and methods from both the social sciences and humanities to forge innovative ways of confronting this universal phenomenon.

The Question Of German Guilt

Author: Karl Jaspers
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823220632
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Shortly after the Nazi government fell, a philosophy professor at Heidelberg University lectured on a subject that burned the consciousness and conscience of thinking Germans. “Are the German people guilty?” These lectures by Karl Jaspers, an outstanding European philosopher, attracted wide attention among German intellectuals and students; they seemed to offer a path to sanity and morality in a disordered world. Jaspers, a life-long liberal, attempted in this book to discuss rationally a problem that had thus far evoked only heat and fury. Neither an evasive apology nor a wholesome condemnation, his book distinguished between types of guilt and degrees of responsibility. He listed four categories of guilt: criminal guilt (the commitment of overt acts), political guilt (the degree of political acquiescence in the Nazi regime), moral guilt (a matter of private judgment among one’s friends), and metaphysical guilt (a universally shared responsibility of those who chose to remain alive rather than die in protest against Nazi atrocities). Karl Jaspers (1883–1969) took his degree in medicine but soon became interested in psychiatry. He is the author of a standard work of psychopathology, as well as special studies on Strindberg, Van Gogh and Nietsche. After World War I he became Professor of Philosophy at Heidelberg, where he achieved fame as a brilliant teacher and an early exponent of existentialism. He was among the first to acquaint German readers with the works of Kierkegaard. Jaspers had to resign from his post in 1935. From the total isolation into which the Hitler regime forced him, Jaspers returned in 1945 to a position of central intellectual leadership of the younger liberal elements of Germany. In his first lecture in 1945, he forcefully reminded his audience of the fate of the German Jews. Jaspers’s unblemished record as an anti-Nazi, as well as his sentient mind, have made him a rallying point center for those of his compatriots who wish to reconstruct a free and democratic Germany.

Nietzsche And The Question Of Interpretation

Author: Alan Schrift
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857232
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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Question Of God

Author: Michael F. Palmer
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415223867
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This important textbook introduces the six great arguments for the existence of God, as found in a wealth of primary sources from classic and contemporary texts. It requires no specialist knowledge of philosophy, and is ideally suited to students and teachers at school or university level. Sections include: * The Ontological Argument (Anselm, Haight, Descartes, Kant, Findlay, Malcolm, Hick) * The Cosmological Argument (Aquinas, Taylor, Hume, Kant) * The Argument from Design (Paley, Hume, Darwin, Dawkins, Ward) * The Argument from Miracles (Hume, Hambourger, Coleman, Flew, Swinburne, Diamond) * The Moral Argument (Plato, Lewis, Kant, Rachels, Martin, Nielsen) * The Pragmatic Argument (Pascal, Gracely, Stich, Penelhum, James, Moore). Additional features include: * revision questions * key reading for each chapter and an extensive bibliography * illustrated biographies of key thinkers and their works * marginal notes and summaries of arguments.

Plato S Introduction To The Question Of Justice

Author: Devin Stauffer
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791447451
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Plato's Introduction to the Question of Justice uncovers the heart of the Platonic analysis of justice by focusing on the crucial opening sections of the Republic. Stauffer argues that the dialectical confrontations with ordinary opinion presented in these sections provide the basis for Plato's view of justice, and that they also help to show how Plato's thought remains relevant today, especially as a rival to Kantianism.