9780791468746-0791468747-Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

ISBN-13: 9780791468746
ISBN-10: 0791468747
Author: Schelling, F. W. J.
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Format: Paperback 222 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780791468746
ISBN-10: 0791468747
Author: Schelling, F. W. J.
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Format: Paperback 222 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schelling, F. W. J. wrote Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) comprising 222 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0791468747 and 9780791468746. Since then Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 11.27 or rent at the marketplace.

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Essays on phenomenological encounters with the world.

Taking Edmund Husserl’s dictum to heart yet finding in it a new direction, The Things Themselves is an attempt to return philosophy to the world and, in so doing, know ourselves and our place in that world anew. The book deals with the myriad ways in which a phenomenological approach to philosophy can inform commonplace experiences and understanding. From a trip to Disneyland to a morning spent watching television exercise shows, from the commitment to become a vegetarian to the choice to become a political revolutionary, this book breaks down the barrier between theory and praxis, demanding that we both investigate and hold ourselves accountable to this world. Written in an accessible yet philosophically rigorous style, H. Peter Steeves not only attempts to return philosophy to the world but also to return philosophy to the nonspecialist, to those simply interested in the simplest things, the things themselves that fill our lives but inevitably, and most wondrously, prove anything but simple.

The Things Themselves is a collection of essays dealing with the experiential dimensions of popular culture. H. Peter Steeves is a phenomenologically oriented hybrid of Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard, and not only is he quite as good as they are, his writing also offers a strong argument for why we need to expand the reach of phenomenology rather than set it aside. Steeves has an extraordinary eye for the revealing empirical detail. His essays on Disneyland and Las Vegas are masterpieces in the hermeneutics of irreality. His powers of observation are those of a writer or a painter, and his essay on Cézanne is quite as revealing as Merleau-Ponty’s classic. This is a highly original book, full of ideas, and it brilliantly applies phenomenology to our real (and unreal) experience. It will have a major impact on the field.” — David Wood, author of The Step Back: Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction
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