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Second hand Philosophy books
Badiou's Deleuze -by- Jon Roffe. ISBN 9781844655090. Signed Copy. Signed by John Roffe on
first page. Philosophy. A thorough analysis of Alain Badiou's summary interpretation and rejection of the
philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Used second hand softcover book. 196 pages. Bumped on corners. Else very
Defacement Public Secrecy and the Labour of the Negative -by- Michael Taussig. ISBN 0804732000.
Used second hand softcover book. 311 pages. (Stanford University Press. Stanford. 1999) front cover sunned. Corners of covers are
bumped. Else in excellent condition.
Freud And the Legacy Of Moses (Cambridge Studies in Religion and
Critical Thought 4) -by- Richard J Bernstein -edited by- Wayne Proudfoot et al. ISBN 0521638771. Philosophy. Judaism. Freud's
last book, 'Moses and Monotheism', was published in 1939 during one of the
darkest periods in Jewish history; this scandalous and difficult book has often
been vilified and dismissed because Freud claims that Moses was not a Hebrew but
an Egyptian, and he also claims that the Jews murdered Moses in the wilderness;
Bernstein argues that a close reading of 'Moses and Monotheism' reveals an
underlying powerful coherence in which Freud seeks to specify the distinctive
character and contribution of the Jewish people; the legacy of the strict
ethical monotheism of Moses is the progress of spirituality (the advance of
intellectuality); it is this character that has enabled the Jewish people to
survive despite persecution and virulent antisemitism, and Freud proudly
identifies himself with this legacy of Moses; in his analysis of Freud's often
misunderstood book, Bernstein goes on to show how Freud expands and deepens our
understanding of a religious tradition by revealing its unconscious dynamics.
(Cambridge University Press. 1998) Used second hand softcover book. 151 pages. In fine condition.
Goethe's Science Of Living Form The Artistic Stages -by- Nigel Hoffmann. ISBN 9780932776358/0932776353.
Art. The author shows how artistic capacities play an essential role in grasping the dynamic, living qualities of nature; he
describes four stages of scientific enquiry that correspond to the four classical elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire; thus
modern analytical science with its causal thinking can be characterised as an Earth mode of cognition; combining scholarly and
scientific acuity with artistic insight, Hoffman first characterises these four different ways of knowing and then applies them,
leading us ever more deeply into the dynamic qualities of plants, animals and the landscape they live in. Published with the
support of the Waldorf Curriculum Fund and the Foundation for Rudolph Steiner Books. Used second hand softcover book.
172 pages. (Adonis Science Books/Adonis Press. Hillsdale, NY. 2007) Corners bumped. Some marks inside rear cover and last free
endpaper. Else in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
The Cambridge Companion To Heidegger -edited by- Charles Guignon. ISBN 0521385970. Philosophy. Philosophical
Thinkers. Commissioned essays by international scholars and a substantial biography of philosopher Martin Heidegger, one of the
greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Used second hand softcover book. 389 pages. (Cambridge University Press. Reprint. 1993)
Marks on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation of Identity -by- Tracy McNulty (2007). ISBN 0816647419.
The evolution of the idea of hospitality can be traced alongside the development of Western civilization. Etymologically, the host is the
'master', but this identity is established through expropriation and loss; the best host is the one who gives the most, ultimately
relinquishing what defines him as master. In 'The Hostess', Tracy McNulty asks, What are the implications for personhood of sharing a
person — a wife or daughter — as an act of hospitality? In many traditions, the hostess is viewed not as a subject but as the master’s
property. A foreign presence that both sustains and undercuts him, the hostess embodies the interplay of self and other within the host’s
own identity. Here McNulty combines critical readings of the Bible and Pierre Klossowski’s trilogy 'The Laws of Hospitality' with analyses
of exogamous marital exchange, theological works from the Talmud to Aquinas, the writings of Kant and Nietzsche, and the theory of
femininity in the work of Freud and Lacan. Ultimately, she contends, hospitality involves the boundary between the proper and the improper,
affecting the subject as well as interpersonal relations. Tracy McNulty is assistant professor of romance studies at Cornell University.
Used second hand softcover book. 280 pages. (University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis MN, 2007) Very good condition. Weight 520 grams.
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