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The First Party
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
A quorum of influential thinkers set stage for a memorable drinking party circa 380 B.C. Between arguments and a garden variety of layers of wisdom the genesis of platonic love is revealed.
Understanding Habermas: The Ideal Speech Community
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This essay length guide examines Habermas's theory of the Ideal Speech Community, which is a combination of speech act theory and Kantian moral theory. Topics covered include a brief examination of critical theory and its origins, different types of speech acts and the validity claims they make, the world creation criteria that validate speech acts, and the principle of universalisation.
Understanding Descartes: I am, I exist
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy
In Meditations on First Philosophy, René Descartes uses rational thought to argue that his essence exists in his thoughts alone. This guide will outline the reasoning Descartes' uses in establishing his theory of knowledge that he argues is necessary to form a 'pro
Understanding Philosophy: Volume I
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
These six guides are designed for students as introductions to complex philosophical concepts and ideas. Topics covered include deliberative democracy, justice as fairness by Rawls, Aristotles' virtues, Kant's concepts and intuitions, Palto's Symposium, and essay writing strategies.
Understanding Kant: Concepts and Intuitions
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy
This guide examines Kant's theory of knowledge, specifically his arguments for separating human thought into concepts and intuitions.
Understanding Aristotle: The Virtues
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This guide covers Book 2 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics in which he discusses the virtues. It explains the difference between moral and intellectual virtues, what Aristotle means by 'happiness', what he considers vices, and his 'doctrine of the mean'.
John Dryzek and Deliberative Democracy
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Series: Understanding Deliberative Democracy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Philosophy
John Dryzek argues for a transnational deliberative democracy that moves beyond the nation state. This detailed, article length guide outlines Dryzek's radical concept of citizenship, his arguments about de-traditionalisation of societies through globalisation, and a transnational public sphere.
Jurgen Habermas and Deliberative Democracy
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Series: Understanding Deliberative Democracy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Philosophy
Jurgen Habermas is one of the most influential thinkers of our time. This detailed, article length guide examines his theory of deliberative democracy and covers many of the central concepts such as communicative reason, communicative power, and the ideal speech community.
John Rawls and Deliberative Democracy
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Series: Understanding Deliberative Democracy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Philosophy
This detailed, article length guide is a clearly written, in-depth analysis of John Rawls's deliberative democracy theory. It covers important concepts in Rawls's theory including the idea of public reason and the politicised public sphere.