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The Cambridge Scholars Publishing Philosophy collection provides authoritative and innovative perspectives for academics and enthusiasts alike. Our selection of the best Philosophy books covers the major sub-disciplines, incorporating the analytic and Continental traditions, and the history of Philosophy. We are also proud to publish a number of critically-acclaimed Series on popular Philosophy topics, including leading insights about theoretical and applied Ethics.

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The Language of Literature and its Meaning

There is a marked awareness about the language of literature and its meaning both in Indian and Western aesthetic thinking. The aestheticians of both schools hold that the language of literature embodies a significant aspect of human experience, and represents a creative pattern of verbal structure to impart meaning effectively.Mod...
£58.99

Applied Logotherapy

This book is a seminal contribution to applied and clinical logotherapy and existential analysis from a philosopher who is also a practitioner. It covers twelve essential topics and themes, drawing on Dr Viktor Frankl’s Viennese School of philosophical psychology, from therapeutic techniques, such as dereflection, paradoxical inten...
£61.99

Education from a Whiteheadian Point of View

The basic aims of contemporary thinking in education are to cultivate a proper comprehension of the meaning and purpose of education and the role of the teacher, and to develop adequate theoretical and methodological frameworks that combine some of the positive sides of the leading theories, while avoiding their disadvantages. Towa...
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Organizational Power and Ethical Subjectivity

This collection of articles discusses the basic epistemological issues facing the global theoretical humanities in terms of cross-cultural points of view. The topics discussed especially concern theoretical semiotics, institutional restrictions of current humanities scholarship, and comparative historical semiotics, as well as the ...
£70.99

The Influence of Hellenic Philosophy on the Contemporary World

This book consists of 21 papers on the influence of Ancient Greek philosophy on the contemporary world. It covers such areas as history, economy, art and architecture, mythology and the Riddle of Tartessus, along with an introductory essay by Professor P. Pavlopoulos, the President of the Hellenic Republic. The volume discusses a g...
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Toward New Philosophical Explorations of the Epistemic Desire to Know

This collection of essays explores curiosity from many philosophical perspectives of relevance to various fields and disciplines such as educational studies, epistemology, political philosophy and history of thought. It advances and enriches scholarly research on curiosity while critiquing current approaches to the epistemic desire...
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Understanding Death as Life’s Paradox

This book focuses on death as life’s paradox in order to test, to put on trial, what it means for us human beings to exist. No one of us chooses to be born. Yet, having been born, we must choose to have been born, to live, to exist. To exist is to choose to exist. To choose to exist is to live with our choices. This text argues tha...
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Humanity at the Heart of Practice

Humans are the only beings in the world who are concerned with what ought to be done. They perceive the impact of another human’s action as good or evil, moral or immoral. Healthcare is humans caring for other vulnerable humans and ethics evaluates the way humans treat each other, so follows logically that this book about ethical decision-making in healthcare uses humanity as its organizing structure. The book begins by considering values and good reasoning. Philosophy is concerned with what can be known through the power of human reason, so we need to consider what it is to know, to grasp concepts and to use good reasoning to make arguments. It then discusses what it is to be a being in the world, looking at both nature and human nature, and considers the professional and the patient. The volume then explores making good ethical choices and the use of theoretical ethics to evaluate what the good choice is. It also details issues at the beginning and end of life and concerns related to healthcare as a business.It will allow the reader to make decisions in moral situations through the application of principles of philosophical ethics, to understand the foundations of the philosophical principles they find compatible with their personal informal moral development, and to resolve ethical dilemmas into their essential components using a provided framework to make clear the conflicting values, policies, or principles to move to a principle-based solution.
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Kantian Perspectives on Issues in Ethics and Bioethics

This book provides an analysis of major ethical and bioethical issues like euthanasia, suicide, organ commerce and donation, sexual objectification, and abortion from the perspective of Kant’s moral theory. It deals with questions such as: Is the person who decides to commit suicide autonomous? Is euthanasia compatible with respect for humanity and dignity? Can a person’s choice to sell one of her kidneys be free? Does the prostitute reduce herself to a mere sexual object through satisfying her clients’ desires? Can the fetus’ potential for rational agency constitute an argument against abortion? Without doubt, Kant’s is one of the most important moral theories. The task of applying it to issues that concern us today leaves us with a sense of satisfaction that it has a lot to offer to contemporary philosophical thought.
£58.99

On Theory

This book provides value to anyone interested in theory—for understanding why it exists, why it exists in the form it does, what it is (and what it is not), how to do it and when and where, and the responsibilities it entails. It is useful for those studying theory (or the philosophy of science), for those writing theory, for those critiquing theory, and for those trying to understand and apply theory. The book provides perspective in this ‘thing’ (theory) that is ubiquitous, species-differentiating, and yet deeply flawed in many ways—the thing that undergirds humanity’s greatest successes and continued failures. It demystifies the heart of ‘science’, while unifying the ‘sciences’ in terms of goals and duties.
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Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Late Antiquity seems to retreat in silence. However, Nietzsche drew attention to the fact that what we know about antique philosophy are not the voices of Plato or Aristotle that once sounded in Athens, nor those of Cicero or Seneca in Rome. They have come to us as perceived by the authors of the waning of the classical world, the world of Late Antiquity. This was a world about to perish, characterised by the decline of the Roman Empire and its legal system, and the tensions between the philosophy and paganism of Antiquity and Christianity. The medieval and our contemporary world are based on the works of Late Antiquity. This book discusses the disappearance of the foundation of philosophy: the knowledge and use of the Greek language; the birth of time as being merely temporary; the fall of the flesh; the role of women in the period; and the growing awareness of the approach of death. The boundaries of being become more emphatic and closer.
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Psychopathology and Atmospheres

Feeling sad during a funeral and being relaxed while having dinner with friends are atmospheric feelings. However, the notion of “atmosphere”, meaning not only a subjective mood, but a sensorial and affective quality that is widespread in space and determines the way one experiences it, has intensified only recently in scientific debate. The discussion today covers a wide range of theoretical and applied issues, involving all disciplines, paying attention more to qualitative aspects of reality than to objective ones. These disciplines include the psy- approaches, whose focus on an affective experience that is emerging neither inside nor outside the person, can contribute to the development of a new paradigm in psychopathology and in clinical work: a field-based clinical practice. This collection of essays is the first book specifically addressing the link between atmospheres and psychopathology. It challenges a reductionist and largely unsatisfactory approach based on a technical, pharmaceutical, symptomatic, individualistic perspective, and thus promotes the exchange of ideas between psy- disciplines, humanistic approaches and new trends in sciences.
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