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Dictionary of Untranslatables

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Dictionary of Untranslatables

This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy — or any — translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities.
Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages — English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Peter Watson, Ideas

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Peter Watson, Ideas

In this ambitious and stimulating book, Peter Watson describes the history of ideas from deep antiquity to the present day, leading to a new way of understanding our world and ourselves.

He reveals the linkages down the ages in the ideas of many apparently disparate philosophers, astronomers, religious leaders, biologists, inventors, poets, jurists and scores of others.

Simon Blackburn, Dictionary of Philosophy

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Simon Blackburn, Dictionary of Philosophy

This is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy.

Simon Blackburn, Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

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Simon Blackburn, Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy Simon Blackburn taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Oxford University Presseerste editie: gedrukt: 1996verworven: 2003bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0192831348verworven via: Amazon

Peter Watson, The Modern Mind

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Peter Watson, The Modern Mind

This major narrative history of the people and ideas that shaped the modern world is a brilliantly reasoned examination of the thought and individuals that made twentieth-century culture. From Freud to Babbitt, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the books range is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced the ideas by which we live. Beginning with four seminal ideas that were introduced in 1900—the unconscious, the gene, the quantum, and Picasso’s first paintings in Paris—Peter Watson has produced a fluent and engaging narrative of the intellectual tradition of the past century.

The book is divided into four parts—Freud to Wittgenstein; Spengler to Animal Farm; Sartre to the Sea of Tranquillity; the counterculture to Kosovo—and there are forty-two chapters. Watson emphasizes that “the century may be understood as a period during which the scientific method colonized all modes of thought and changed the way thinking is done.” He sees the first half of the century as a period of discovery and the last half as a period of analysis, synthesis, and understanding, and he explores the role of the United States in setting the century’s agenda in many areas. Unlike more conventional histories, in which the focus is on political events and personalities, The Modern Mind is an illuminating blueprint of twentieth-century thought and culture and the men and women who created it.

Voltaire, Filosofisch woordenboek

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Filosofisch woordenboek Voltaire, J.M. Vermeer-Pardoen (vert.) taal: Nederlandsgepubliceerd door: Van Gennepeerste editie: gedrukt: 2001verworven: 2001bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9055152692verworven via: Marnix De Dictionnaire philosophique werd in 1764 uit voorzorg anoniem gepubliceerd, en dat bleek niet ten onrechte. Het boek werd prompt veroordeeld en verbrand, niet alleen in Parijs, maar ook in Genève, Bern en Den Haag.De artikels […]

Peter Watson, The Modern Mind

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The Modern MindAn intellectual history of the 20th century Peter Watson taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: HarperCollinseerste editie: gedrukt: 2000verworven: 2001bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0060194138verworven via: Marnix This book is amazing: it contains thousands of encyclopedic facts, but it reads like a novel. A novel which explains in comprehensible language sometimes very complicated ideas. You will find Einstein and […]

René Gude (ed.), De denkers

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De denkersEen intellectuele biografie van de twintigste eeuw René Gude (ed.) taal: Nederlandsgepubliceerd door: Uitgeverij Contacteerste editie: gedrukt: 2000verworven: 2001bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9025498833verworven via: Fnac Dit is een boek om te watertanden. Het geeft een korte inleiding in leven en werk van 59 baanbrekende denkers van de 20ste eeuw. Zowel filosofen als Heidegger en Wittgenstein, historici […]

Erno Eskens, Filosofische reisgids

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Erno Eskens, Filosofische reisgids

Wat deden Ludwig Wittgenstein en Bertrand Russell in hotel Pomona in Den Haag? En Schopenhauer in dat armetierige kroegje in Deventer, of Descartes in de Domtoren? Dat Erasmus in Rotterdam is geboren wist u, maar minder bekend is dat John Locke Enkhuizen heeft bezocht en daar niet erg gelukkig was, net zomin trouwens als Camus in Brussel en Montesquieu in Den Bosch. Verder kunt u in dit boek lezen hoe David Hume in Gorinchem door het ijs zakte, wat Karl Marx te maken heeft met Brussel, Antwerpen, Maastricht, Den Haag en Zaltbommel, en wat Michel Foucault in De Melkweg in Amsterdam uitspookte.



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