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  • Philosophy 1
    The book is impressive in very many ways It demonstrates a mastery of the Kantian corpus and an ability to explain exceedingly complex arguments in a clear and accessible fashion I think it will become essential reading for students wanting to grasp the broad sweep of Kant s thought without losing much by way of depth Andrew Chignell Cornell University That Guyer is able to cover this much material clearly and without oversimplification in a single reasonably sized volume represents a unique accomplishment which should prove to be extremely useful to a broad audience Eric Watkins University of California San Diego Book Description Immanuel Kant 1724 1804 is arguably the most influential of the Enlightenment Philosophers In this outstanding introduction Paul Guyer introduces and assesses all the major aspects of Kant s thought Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant s life and times Guyer introduces the Copernican revolution Kant brought about in metaphysics and epistemology carefully introducing his arguments about the nature of experience space and time in his most influential but difficult work The Critique of Pure Reason He gives a much needed explanation of Kant s famous theory of transcendental idealism a cornerstone of his philosophy as

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  • Philosophy 2
    About The Author Rebecca Bensen Cain teaches philosophy at Oklahoma State University USA Her previous publications include articles in the Journal of the History of Philosophy and Southwest Philosophy Review This book develops a new account of Socratic method based on psychological model of Socrates character and conduct as portrayed dramatically in Plato s dialogues Socratic method is a blend of three types of philosophical discourse refutation truth seeking and persuasion Cain focuses on the persuasive features of the method since in her view it is this aspect of Socrates method that best explains the content and the value of the dialectical arguments Emphasizing the persuasive aspect of Socratic Method helps to uncover the operative standards of dialectical argumentation in fifth century Athens We see that Socrates uses ambiguity and other strategic fallacies with purposeful play and for moral ends Taking specific examples from the dialogues Cain shows how the interlocutor s personal character is linked to the arguments that Socrates constructs to refute him Cain examines sophistic rhetoric and contentious debate in Socrates time and Aristotle s perspective on the techniques of argument and their purposes The merit of this interpretations that it gives breadth depth and balance to

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  • Philosophy 3
    nature of reality What are human beings really like What is special about the human mind and consciousness Are we free to choose who we are and what we do Can we prove that God exists Can we be certain about anything at all What is truth Does language provide us with a true picture of the world How should we behave towards each other Do computers think Written by

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  • Psychology 1
    within philosophy of psychology the editor has carefully selected articles under the following headings pictures of the mind commonsense psychology representation and cognitive architecture Articles by the following philosophers are included Blackburn Churchland Clark Cummins Dennett Davidson Fodor Kitcher Lewis Lycan McDowell McLeod Rey Segal Stich Each section is includes a helpful introduction by the editor which aims to guide the student gently into the topic The book is highly

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  • Psychology 2
    the field from a both a historical and a current perspective the book covers a wide variety of practitioners and approaches The reader will learn how art therapy is used to asses and to treat people of all ages and conditions in many kinds of settings including clinics hospitals schools prisons community centres and nursing homes Art Therapy An Introduction brings art therapy to life with over 40 clinical vignettes

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  • Psychology 3
    innovative study into the interrelation between art and neuro psychoanalysis which significantly narrows the divide between the humanities and the sciences Situating our grasp of the creative mind within the historical context of theories of sublimation Lois Oppenheim proposes a change in paradigm for the study of the creative process questioning the idea that creativity serves above all the reparation of early object relationships and the resolution of conflict The book is divided into two parts Part one Art and the Brain introduces the field of neuro psychoanalysis and examines the contribution it can make to the discussion of gender and art Part two A New Direction for Interdisciplinary Psychoanalysis draws on the verbal and visual artistry of Samuel Beckett Paul Klee and Martha Graham to put to the test the proposed new direction for applied psychoanalysis Lois Oppenheim concludes by addressing the future of psychoanalysis as it becomes increasingly informed by neuroscience and raising questions about what the neurobiology of emotion and feeling has to tell us about the creative experience of an individual and what might constitute a neuro psychoanalytic aesthetics A Curious Intimacy will have great appeal for all those interested in the study of imagination and

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  • Relationships 1
    Freud Sex on the Couch offers new insights into our concepts of masculinity and femininity placing them in relation to Freud s theory of the Life and Death drives Richard Boothby also engages feminist critiques of Freud putting forward new and specific responses to questions that have shaped contemporary understanding of feminism and psychoanalysis Boothby s Freud far from being passé is in possession of insights that enrich our understanding

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  • Relationships 2
    relationships that are happy and enduring Janet Reibstein psychologist and relationship expert has talked in depth to 200 couples who have stayed happy together Here she pulls back the curtains to reveal their best kept secrets Whether married or unmarried gay or straight they talk candidly and profoundly about their lives what worked what didn t how they survived strife and overcame it the importance or not of commitment monogamy

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