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The Princess and the Philosopher

Author : Andrea Nye
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For a number of years, those interested in recovering women's thought have known about Princess Elisabeth, a seventeenth-century correspondent and friend of Descartes whose questions provoked the philosopher to think more seriously about ethics and the passions. Up to now, only a few of her letters have found their way into print. This volume includes translations of all of Elisabeth's extant letters to Descartes, as well as of other materials relevant to understanding her philosophical perspective and her life. Nye has supplemented the translations with a running commentary on the historical, biographical, and intellectual context of the letters. The letters were during a tumultuous time in European history. A devastating Thirty Years War had ruined Elisabeth's family and devastated their principality, the Palatine. On his part, Descartes was increasingly embroiled in bitter controversies surrounding his work in relatively free-thinking Holland. In her commentary Nye shows how personal experiences energized his and Elisabeth's different views of the relation between mind and body, the existence of God, and the nature of morality. What Nye evokes, along with the thinking of an extraordinary woman, is an alternative model for philosophy, a nonadversarial form of dialogue that does not pretend to objective theorizing. Such a philosophy depends on mutual respect and trust, on concern for the other's sensibilities and views, on friendship between women and men with a common concern for human life.

The Princess and the Philosopher sound Recording Descartes the Father of Modern Philosophy Descartes the Father of Mode

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The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Ren Descartes

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Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence contains the only known extant philosophical writings by Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and moral philosophy, as well as her keen interest in natural philosophy. The letters are essential reading for anyone interested in Descartes’s philosophy, in particular his account of the human being as a union of mind and body, as well as his ethics. They also provide a unique insight into the character of their authors and the way ideas develop through intellectual collaboration. Philosophers have long been familiar with Descartes’s side of the correspondence. Now Elisabeth’s letters—never before available in translation in their entirety—emerge this volume, adding much-needed context and depth both to Descartes’s ideas and the legacy of the princess. Lisa Shapiro’s annotated edition—which also includes Elisabeth’s correspondence with the Quakers William Penn and Robert Barclay—will be heralded by students of philosophy, feminist theorists, and historians of the early modern period.

Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia

Author : Renée Jeffery
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This study provides a comprehensive intellectual biography of Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia. The author highlights Elisabeth’s place in the Western intellectual tradition and contextualizes her contributions within the social and cultural landscape of seventeenth-century Europe.

Princess Bride and Philosophy

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"Until now, no one has unlocked the profound secrets of this wise and witty adventure tale. If you've wondered why men of action shouldn't lie, how the Battle of Wits could have turned out differently, what a rotten miracle would look like and whether it would amount to malpractice, or how Westley could have killed a lot of innocent people and still be a good guy, then The Princess Bride and Philosophy has all the answers"--P. [4] of cover.

Feminism and Modern Philosophy

Author : Andrea Nye
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A feminist approach to the history of modern philosophy reveals new insights into the lives and works of major figures such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, and is crucial to an appreciation of the advent of feminist philosophy. Feminism and Modern Philosophy introduces students to the main thinkers and themes of modern philosophy from different feminist perspectives, and highlights the role of gender in studying classic philosophical texts. This book shows how the important figures in the history of modern philosophy have been reinterpreted by feminist theory, including: * feminist critiques of Descartes' rationalism * Locke's 'state of nature' as it relates to the family * the charges of misogyny levelled against Kant In addition, the book introduces lesser-studied texts and interpretations, such as: * the metaphysics of Leibniz's contemporary, Anne Conway * Annette Baier's recent presentation and defence of Hume Feminism and Modern Philosophy: An Introduction is written in an accessible and lively style, and each chapter ends with a helpful annotated guide to further reading. It will be appropriate for philosophy as well as gender studies courses looking at the development of modern western thought.

The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Ren Descartes

Author : Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia
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Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence contains the only known extant philosophical writings by Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and moral philosophy, as well as her keen interest in natural philosophy. The letters are essential reading for anyone interested in Descartes’s philosophy, in particular his account of the human being as a union of mind and body, as well as his ethics. They also provide a unique insight into the character of their authors and the way ideas develop through intellectual collaboration. Philosophers have long been familiar with Descartes’s side of the correspondence. Now Elisabeth’s letters—never before available in translation in their entirety—emerge this volume, adding much-needed context and depth both to Descartes’s ideas and the legacy of the princess. Lisa Shapiro’s annotated edition—which also includes Elisabeth’s correspondence with the Quakers William Penn and Robert Barclay—will be heralded by students of philosophy, feminist theorists, and historians of the early modern period.

Presenting Women Philosophers

Author : Cecile Thérèse Tougas
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Western philosophy has long excluded the work of women thinkers from their canon. Presenting Women Philosophers addresses this exclusion by examining the breadth of women's contributions to Western thought over some 900 years. Editors Cecile T. Tougas and Sara Ebenreck have gathered essays and other writings that reflect women's deep engagement with the meaning of individual experience as well as the continuity of their philosophical concerns and practices. Arranged thematically, the collection ranges across eras and literary genres as it emphasizes the intellectual significance of written work by key figures--for example, Hildegard of Bingen's visionary writings, Iris Murdoch's fiction, Hannah Arendt's historical narratives, and the oral storytelling in black women's literary tradition. The collection also brings to light the philosophical importance of little-known work by such writers as Mme de Sabl and Mme de Condorcet. This wide-ranging collection offers non-philosophers an introduction to women's thought but also promises to engage advanced students of philosophy with new research on unrecognized contributions. Author note: Cecile T. Tougas, formerly an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, is a teacher of Latin and Algebra at Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta. Sara Ebenreck is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

The Lost Pedigree of the Princess Callista

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The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy

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The twentieth century was one of the most significant and exciting periods ever witnessed in philosophy, characterized by intellectual change and development on a massive scale. The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is an outstanding authoritative survey and assessment of the century as a whole. Featuring twenty-two chapters written by leading international scholars, this collection is divided into five clear parts and presents a comprehensive picture of the period for the first time: major themes and movements logic, language, knowledge and metaphysics philosophy of mind, psychology and science phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, and critical theory politics, ethics, aesthetics. Featuring annotated further reading and a comprehensive glossary, The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is indispensable for anyone interested in philosophy over the last one hundred years, suitable for both expert and novice alike.

An Unconventional History of Western Philosophy

Author : Karen Warren
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"The historical exclusion of women's voices has diminished academic disciplines, including philosophy. In this new account of Western philosophy throughout the past 2,600 years, Karen J. Warren has paired sixteen women philosophers alongside their historical male contemporaries in conversations on philosophy. An overview essay, together with chapter introductions, primary readings, and expert commentaries, offer a rich description and evaluation of each philosopher's vital contribution to Western philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.

Feminism and Modern Philosophy

Author : Andrea Nye
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A feminist approach towards the history of philosophy and the theories of Hume, Rousseau, Descartes, Lock, Anne Conway, Kant.

The Passions of the Soul and Other Late Philosophical Writings

Author : René Descartes
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'Those most capable of being moved by passion are those capable of tasting the most sweetness in this life.' Descartes is most often thought of as introducing a total separation of mind and body. But he also acknowledged the intimate union between them, and in his later writings he concentrated on understanding this aspect of human nature. The Passions of the Soul is his greatest contribution to this debate. It contains a profound discussion of the workings of the emotions and of their place in human life - a subject that increasingly engages the interest of philosophers and intellectual and cultural historians. It also sets out a view of ethics that has been seen as a radical reorientation of moral philosophy. This volume also includes both sides of the correspondence with Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, one of Descartes's keenest disciples and shrewdest critics, which played a crucial role in the genesis of The Passions, as well as the first part of The Principles of Philosophy, which sets out the key positions of Descartes's philosophical system. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon

Author : Lawrence Nolan
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The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon is the definitive reference source on René Descartes, 'the father of modern philosophy' and arguably among the most important philosophers of all time. Examining the full range of Descartes' achievements and legacy, it includes 256 in-depth entries that explain key concepts relating to his thought. Cumulatively they uncover interpretative disputes, trace his influences, and explain how his work was received by critics and developed by followers. There are entries on topics such as certainty, cogito ergo sum, doubt, dualism, free will, God, geometry, happiness, human being, knowledge, Meditations on First Philosophy, mind, passion, physics, and virtue, which are written by the largest and most distinguished team of Cartesian scholars ever assembled for a collaborative research project - 92 contributors from ten countries.

Tennyson Poet Philosopher Idealist

Author : John Cuming Walters
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This 1893 volume offers a collection of essays on Tennyson's life and works.

VOLTAIRE 60 Works in One Volume Philosophical Writings Novels Historical Works Poetry Plays Letters

Author : Voltaire
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Voltaire's philosophical writings, novels, historical works, poetry, plays & letters. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Table of Contents: Novels Candide Zadig Micromegas The Huron The White Bull The Man of Forty Crowns The Princess of Babylon The Sage and the Atheist Stories Memnon the Philosopher The Black and the White The World as it Goes Andre des Touches at Siam Bababec Jeannot and Colin The Travels of Scarmentado A Conversation with a Chinese Plato's Dream Pleasure in Having no Pleasure An Adventure in India The Good Brahmin The Two Comforters Ancient Faith and Fable The Study of Nature Dialogues Plays Mahomet Merope Olympia The Orphan of China Brutus Amelia Oedipus Mariamne Socrates Zaire Caesar The Prodigal Alzire Orestes Semiramis Catilina Pandora The Scotch Woman Nanine The Prude The Tatler Poems Henriade (Canto IX) The Lisbon Earthquake and Other Poems Philosophical Works A Philosophical Dictionary Letters on England Treatise on Tolerance Historical Works Age of Louis XIV The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia Letters Letters to Jonathan Swift Letter from Voltaire to Charles Jean-Baptiste Fleuriau Literary Criticism Voltaire and England by Lytton Strachey Voltaire's Tragedies by Lytton Strachey Voltaire and Frederick the Great by Lytton Strachey Lectures on Voltaire by Robert Green Ingersoll Biographies Voltaire: A Sketch of His Life and Works by G. W. Foote and J. M.

The Opinions of a Philosopher

Author : Robert Grant
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The Philosophy of Voltaire Collected Works Treatise On Tolerance Philosophical Dictionary Candide Letters on England Plato s Dream Dialogues The Study of Nature Ancient Faith and Fable

Author : Voltaire
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This unique collection of Voltaire's most renowned philosophical books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. He was an outspoken advocate of several liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day. Table of Contents: A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY LETTERS ON ENGLAND TREATISE ON TOLERANCE CANDIDE ZADIG (The Book of Faith) MICROMEGAS THE HURON (Pupil of Nature) THE PRINCESS OF BABYLON MEMNON THE PHILOSOPHER THE BLACK AND THE WHITE THE WORLD AS IT GOES ANDRÉ DES TOUCHES AT SIAM BABABEC PLATO'S DREAM PLEASURE IN HAVING NO PLEASURE THE GOOD BRAHMIN THE TWO COMFORTERS ANCIENT FAITH AND FABLE THE STUDY OF NATURE A DIALOGUE BETWEEN MARCUS AURELIUS AND A RECOLLET FRIAR DIALOGUE BETWEEN A BRAHMIN AND A JESUIT DIALOGUES BETWEEN LUCRETIUS AND POSIDONIUS DIALOGUE BETWEEN A CLIENT AND HIS LAWYER DIALOGUE BETWEEN MADAME DE MAINTENON AND MADEMOISELLE DE L'ENCLOS DIALOGUE BETWEEN A SAVAGE AND A BACHELOR OF ARTS

The citizen of the world or Letters from a Chinese philosopher residing in London to his friends in the East

Author : Oliver Goldsmith
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The Citizen of the World Or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher Etc

Author : Oliver Goldsmith
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