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Understanding John Rawls: Justice as Fariness
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This guide explains Rawls's concept of 'justice as fairness'. It covers such topics as the two principles of justice, the principle of fairness, the original position and the veil of ignorance, and the difference principle, as well as examining some of the criticisms levelled at Rawls's arguments.
Understanding Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Philosophy & social aspects
In 'Existentialism is a Humanism', Jean-Paul Sartre defended existential philosophy from a wide range of criticisms, including a popular perception that many of its key tenets were overly pessimistic. This essay-length guide explains many of the arguments Sartre presented in the lecture, including key concepts such as abandonment, and existence preceding essence.
Understanding Marx: Class Struggle
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Philosophy & social aspects
Many of Karl Marx's social and economic theories have the concept of class struggle at their core. This essay length guide examines Marx's concept of class struggle, and explains its role in the revolutionary process. Topics covered include a definition of class, the dialectic development of society, and the formation of the capitalist state, and the classless society.
Understanding Freud: The Unconscious Mind
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Freud's theory of the unconscious mind, as outlined in his Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, has had a profound influence on the study of human thought. This essay length guide examines 'parapraxes', the dream-works, neurotic diseases and symptoms, as well as its pivotal role in psychoanalysis.
Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism: Educational Theory for a Free Market in Education
Series: Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,340. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This book presents a philosophy of education—the theory of concentrated attention and independent judgment—that requires laissez-faire capitalism for its full realization. It is not an argument, except indirectly, for the separation of education and state nor is it a critique of present and past state-run schooling. It is an argument for the abolition of coercion in all areas of life.
Understanding Plato: 'The Symposium'
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
This guide examines Plato's discussion of love in The Symposium. It covers all the speeches, culminating in Alcibiades's drunken homage to Socrates, and explores the moral dimensions Plato attaches to love, as well as key concepts such as Common and Heavenly love.
Understanding Aristotle: The Virtues
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - 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'.
Understanding Descartes: I Am, I Exist
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - 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
The Tao and Its Influence on Chinese Painting, Poetry and Music
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
This particular essay on the influences of the Tao on Chinese painting, poetry and music, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, examines the concept of the Tao and how it has been the basis for creating and interpreting works of art in China. It will serve as a useful study guide for young adults or anyone who may be tackling Chinese philosophy and art for the first time.
Understanding Dilthey: Hermeneutics
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Reference
This guide explains Dilthey's theory of hermeneutics in simple, easy to understand language. It covers all the important concepts including the distinction between the natural and human sciences, Dilthey's historical epistemology, and his concepts of interest and 'exegesis'.
Understanding Habermas: The Ideal Speech Community
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - 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.
The Law of Natural Manifestation
Series: Law of Attraction, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
So, you have read ‘The Secret’? You have gone through the words of many modern Law of Attraction writers! And yet you wonder why the Law of Attraction is not changing your kismet! Know the truth ... because only ‘truth can set you free’, not your ‘make-believes’. Read this book to release your true potentials and for self-emancipation. This is the secret beyond ‘The Secret'!
The Fix Is In
Series: Atheist Musings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious philosophy
Believers in "intelligent design" say the universe is too complex to have been formed by random chance. By that standard, I can show that every baseball game is rigged!::This essay also includes a sample from the novel POLLY!