Афоризмы и цитаты

Различные книги в жанре Афоризмы и цитаты

Art and Objects

Graham Harman

In this book, the founder of object-oriented ontology develops his view that aesthetics is the central discipline of philosophy. Whereas science must attempt to grasp an object in terms of its observable qualities, philosophy and art cannot proceed in this way because they don't have direct access to their objects. Hence philosophy shares the same fate as art in being compelled to communicate indirectly, allusively, or elliptically, rather than in the clear propositional terms that are often taken – wrongly – to be the sole stuff of genuine philosophy. Conceiving of philosophy and art in this way allows us to reread key debates in aesthetic theory and to view art history in a different way. The formalist criticism of Greenberg and Fried is rejected for its refusal to embrace the innate theatricality and deep multiplicity of every artwork. This has consequences for art criticism, making pictorial content more important than formalism thinks but less entwined with the social sphere than anti-formalism holds. It has consequences for art history too, as the surrealists, David, and Poussin, among others, gain in importance. The close link between aesthetics and ontology also invites a new periodization of modern philosophy as a whole, and the habitual turn away from Kant’s thing-in-itself towards an increase in philosophical «immanence» is shown to be a false dawn. This major work will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy, aesthetics, art history and cultural theory.

Is Self-Determination a Dangerous Illusion?

David Miller

Claims to self-determination are rife in world politics today. They range from Scottish and Catalonian campaigns for independence to calls for the devolution of power to regions and cities. But is self-determination meaningful or desirable in the twenty-first century, or merely a dangerous illusion?  In this book, David Miller mounts a powerful defence of political self-determination. He explains why it is valuable and argues that geographic proximity alone is not enough for groups to have the capacity for self-determination: group members must also identify with each other. He explores the different political forms that self-determination can take, and he suggests some realistic constraints on how it can be achieved, concluding that people exercising their collective agency is still both feasible and important.  Anyone concerned by the theoretical issues raised by the various secessionist and nationalist movements around the world should read this book.

Planetary Politics

Lorenzo Marsili

The global crisis of our time involves a complex of ecological, economic, technological and migratory challenges that no state is able to control. The result is a provincialisation of our democracies with respect to the new planetary powers confronting humanity. It is from this that our increasingly impotent and rabid politics stems. Paradoxical as it may seem, it is precisely the decline of the nation-state that is the source of the great nationalist uprising of our time.<br /><br />We need a new planetary vision that is able to reclaim and liberate our world, starting today and engaging each of us. This is the task of philosophy as much as it is of politics, of theory as it is of activism. Connecting with a new generation taking to the streets across the globe, this book tells the story of the ever-closer union of our world, from the age of empire to the climate crisis, and presents a plea and a roadmap to step beyond the mental and material boundaries of our nations.

Unser Kind soll leben

Lothar Gassmann

Eine Frau ist schwanger. An sich ist das ja ein freudiges Ereignis. Aber manchmal kommt eine Schwangerschaft anders als geplant …
Ein eBook, das Mut zum Leben macht und Hilfe in Schwangerschaftskonflikten vermittelt.

Афоризмы, мысли и высказывания выдающихся женщин. Полное собрание женского остроумия и жизненной мудрости

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Существует мнение, что за каждым выдающимся мужчиной стоит великая женщина. Так оно и есть! Прочитав нашу книгу, в которую вошли крылатые выражения таких знаменитых женщин разных эпох, как Анна Ахматова, Белла Ахмадулина, Марлен Дитрих, Бриджит Бардо, Маргарет Тэтчер, Виктория Токарева и др., вы убедитесь, что по-другому и быть не может. Их короткие изречения, выражающие в яркой художественной форме законченную мысль, обладают глубиной, меткостью и нередко тонким юмором. Для удобства поиска материал располагается по алфавиту фамилий авторов известных высказываний, в конце книги размещен именной указатель, что позволит быстро найти тот или иной афоризм заинтересовавшей вас личности. Для читателей знакомство с книгой станет увлекательным интеллектуальным отдыхом, позволит расширить кругозор и вооружиться самым могучим оружием – остроумным словом.

After Law

Laurent de Sutter

Law is the most sacred fetish of our time. From radicals to conservatives, there is no militant, activist or thinker who would consider doing without it. But the history of our fascination with law is long and complex, and reaches deeper into our culture than we might think. In   After Law , Laurent de Sutter takes us on a journey to uncover the sources of our fascination. He shows that at a certain moment in our history a choice was made to treat law as a decisive feature of civilization, but this choice was neither obvious nor necessary. Other political, social, religious or cultural possibilities could have been chosen instead – from ancient Egypt to Mesopotamia, from medieval Japan to China, from Islam to Judaism, other cultures have devised sophisticated tools to help people live together without having to deal with norms, rules and principles. This is a lesson worth reflecting on, especially at a time when the rule of law and the functioning of justice are increasingly showing their sinister side – and their impotence. Is there life beyond law?

Сальвадор Дали. Величайшие шедевры

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В настоящем издании представлены знаменитые картины Сальвадора Дали, гения эпохи сюрреализма, одного из величайших оригиналов XX века. Крылатые высказывания художника, сопровождающие репродукции, помогут читателю лучше понять личность гениального мастера. Данная книга станет хорошим подарком для тех, кто интересуется творчеством великого сюрреалиста, а также для всех любителей живописи.


Ernst Sturmer

Seelenruhig verkündigte Epikur: «Mit dem Tod habe ich nichts zu tun: Bin ich, ist er nicht, ist er, bin ich nicht.» Wer aber kein Anhänger des andauernd berühmten altgriechischen Glückseligkeitsphilosophen Epikur (340 – 270 v.Chr.) ist, fragt sich nach wie vor: Wenn der Mensch den Tod überlebt, wohin gehen die «Dahingegangenen»? Das ist wohl die größte Frage der Menschheit. Das Buch «Jenseits-Welten» skizziert die Nachtoderwartungen der Religionen und Kulturen weltweit. Was kommt danach? Die Vorstellungen kreisen um Unsterblichkeit, Heimgang, Heil, Ewige Ruhe, Auferstehung, Totenreiche, Paradiese, Himmel, Höllen, Seelenwanderung, Wiedergeburt, Nirwana und … (Fortsetzung zwischen den Buchdeckeln)

In Statu Nascendi

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In Statu Nascendi is a peer-reviewed journal that aspires to be a world-class scholarly platform encompassing original academic research dedicated to the circle of Political Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Theory of International Relations, Foreign Policy, and the political Decision-making process. The journal investigates specific issues through a socio-cultural, philosophical, and anthropological approach to raise a new type of civic awareness about the complexity of contemporary crisis, instability, and warfare situations, where the “stage-of-becoming” plays a vital role.

Issue 2020:2 comprises, amongst others, the following interviews & articles:
“Clarity is what I seek first”: An interview with Professor Tamara Albertini by Piotr Pietrzak
Andrea Giuseppe Ragno: Reinventing Politics: An Epistemic Conversion of Information Technologies
Koumparoudis Evangelos: Information Society and a New Form of Embodiment
Iga Kleszczyńska: The Analysis of the Economic and Political Determinants of the Venezuelan Presidential Crisis since 2019
Attila Mezei: Balance of Power and the 21st Century Iron Law of International Relations or an Outdated Idea
Bálint László Tóth: North-South Railway Construction Projects in the Visegrád Four Countries (V4). Spillovers of Central East European Intergovernmental Transport Development Initiatives

Dummes Denken deutscher Denker

Ulf Heuner

Wenn Carolin Emcke mit Bedauern feststellt, dass auch hochbegabte, intelligente und sympathische Menschen Verbrechen begehen und auch drogensüchtige, obdachlose, querulantische oder sog. mühsame Menschen Opfer von Verbrechen werden können, wenn Thilo Sarrazin sich am laufenden Meter in Widersprüche verstrickt, Miriam Meckel Wissenschaft auf Teletubbyniveau praktiziert, Manfred Spitzer offenbar selbst zu viel Fernsehen geschaut hat, Harald Martenstein bei den Themen Rassismus und Antisemitismus unfreiwillig an die Grenzen des gesunden Menschenverstandes stößt oder Peter Sloterdijk Rhetorik mit philosophischer Argumentation verwechselt, zeigt sich das ganze Elend der geistigen Elite in Deutschland. Es wird Zeit für eine Bestandsaufnahme, die auch späteren Generationen noch Orientierung geben soll, wenn sie bei der Lektüre von Texten der in diesem Buch behandelten schlauen Denker die Hände über dem Kopf zusammenschlagen und sich fragen: „Wie konnte so etwas möglich sein?“ Mit Texten zu Carolin Emcke, Harald Martenstein, Thilo Sarrazin, Miriam Meckel, Peter Sloterdijk, Manfred Spitzer, Philipp Ruch, Juli Zeh u.a.