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Tony Judt, Ill Fares The Land

April 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Tony Judt, Ill Fares The Land

Tony Judt, Ill Fares The Land

Tony Judt, one of the world’s leading historians and intellectuals, argues that we must look to our recent past and once again value fairness over mere efficiency. This concentrated expression of a lifetime’s concerns gives us the tools with which to imagine a new form of governance and a better way of life.

Terry Pinkard, Duitse filosofie

November 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Terry Pinkard, Duitse filosofie

Terry Pinkard, Duitse filosofie

In de tweede helft van de achttiende eeuw ging de Duitse filosofie de Europese overheersen. Hierdoor veranderde de manier waarop niet alleen Europeanen, maar mensen overal in de westerse wereld dachten over zichzelf, de natuur, de geschiedenis van de mensheid, religie, politiek en de structuur van de menselijke geest. In dit rijke en breed opgezette boek verweeft Terry Pinkard het verhaal van ‘Duitsland’ – dat in die tijd veranderde van een losse verzameling vorstendommen in een opkomende natie met een karakteristieke cultuur – met een analyse van de tendensen en complexiteit van het filosofische denken dat zich daar ontwikkelde. Hij onderzoekt de dominante invloed van Kant, met zijn revolutionaire nadruk op ‘zelfbeschikking’, en volgt die invloed via de ontwikkeling van de Romantiek en het idealisme naar de kritiek van postkantiaanse denkers zoals Schopenhauer en Kierkegaard.

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

April 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas that have perplexed people from time immemorial, it is ‘long on wit, intelligence and curmudgeonly scepticism’, as the New York Times noted, and it is this, coupled with the sheer brilliance of its scholarship, that has made Russell’s History of Western Philosophy one of the most important philosophical works of all time.

Fernando Savater, La aventura de pensar

January 1st, 2008  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Fernando Savater, La aventura de pensar

Fernando Savater, La aventura de pensar

La aventura de pensar Fernando Savater taal: Spaansgepubliceerd door: Debateeerste editie: gedrukt: 2008verworven: 2008bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9788483067956verworven via: Madrid

Robert C. Solomon, Een andere geschiedenis van de filosofie

January 1st, 2005  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Robert C. Solomon, Een andere geschiedenis van de filosofie

Robert C. Solomon, Een andere geschiedenis van de filosofie

Een andere geschiedenis van de filosofie Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins taal: Nederlandsgepubliceerd door: Wereldbibliotheek-Pelckmanseerste editie: gedrukt: 1999verworven: 2005bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 9028926631verworven via: ‘t Onyndig Verhaal

Daniel J. Boorstin, The Seekers

March 1st, 1999  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Daniel J. Boorstin, The Seekers

Daniel J. Boorstin, The Seekers

Throughout history, from the time of Socrates to our own modern age, the human race has sought the answers to fundamental questions of life: Who are we? Why are we here?
Boorstin says our Western culture has seen three grand epics of Seeking. First there was the heroic way of prophets and philosophers — men like Moses or Job or Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as those in the communities of the early church universities and the Protestant Reformation — seeking salvation or truth from the god above or the reason within each of us.
Then came an age of communal seeking, with people like Thucydides and Thomas More and Machiavelli and Voltaire pursuing civilization and the liberal spirit.
Finally, there was an age of the social sciences, when man seemed ruled by the forces of history. Here are the absorbing stories of exceptional men such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, Carlyle and Emerson, and Malraux, Bergson, and Einstein.
These great thinkers still have the power to speak to us, not always so much for their answers as for their way of asking the questions that never cease either to intrigue or to obsess us.

Peter Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More

January 1st, 1999  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Peter Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More

Peter Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More

The Life of Thomas More Peter Ackroyd taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Chatto & Winduseerste editie: gedrukt: 1998verworven: 1999bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 1856197115verworven via: GBG Thomas More was the most brilliant Englishman of his age, but one who remained guarded and silent in the matters that most concerned him. More was a man of the Renaissance, the author of […]

Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

July 30th, 1998  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

Looking in her mailbox one day, a fourteen-year-old Norwegian schoolgirl called Sophie Amundsen finds two surprising pieces of paper. On them are written the questions: ‘Who are you?’ and ‘Where does the world come from?’

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

January 1st, 1997  |  by  |  published in weggegeven boeken | Comments Off on Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

“This work possesses outstanding merits; it is throughout written in the beautiful and luminous prose of which Russell is a great master; the exposition and the argument are not merely classically clear but scrupulously honest.”
Sir Isaiah Berlin



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