Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the by Yuen Foong Khong

By Yuen Foong Khong

From international struggle I to Operation wilderness typhoon, American policymakers have many times invoked the "lessons of heritage" as they reflected taking their country to warfare. Do those ancient analogies truly form coverage, or are they essentially instruments of political justification? Yuen Foong Khong argues that leaders use analogies no longer in simple terms to justify guidelines but in addition to accomplish particular cognitive and information-processing initiatives necessary to political decision-making. Khong identifies what those projects are and indicates how they are often used to provide an explanation for the U.S. selection to interfere in Vietnam. hoping on interviews with senior officers and on lately declassified records, the writer demonstrates with a precision no longer attained via past stories that the 3 most vital analogies of the Vietnam era--Korea, Munich, and Dien Bien Phu--can account for America's Vietnam offerings. a distinct contribution is the author's use of cognitive social psychology to aid his argument approximately how people analogize and to give an explanation for why policymakers usually use analogies poorly.

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Proclus' Hymns: Essays, Translations, Commentary by R. M. Van Den Berg

By R. M. Van Den Berg

This paintings stories the hymns composed by way of the Neoplatonist Proclus within the context of his philosophy. Its major declare is that the hymns will be understood within the context of theurgy, the ritual paintings followed through the Neoplatonists with a view to receive mystical reports.

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Principi della filosofia dell'avvenire by Ludwig Feuerbach

By Ludwig Feuerbach

Nei Princìpi della filosofia dell'avvenire (1843) Feuerbach ricostruisce l. a. genealogia dell'idealismo, mostrando il legame tra teologia e forme filosofiche sostenuto già nelle Tesi provvisorie in step with una riforma della filosofia. Tuttavia non si ferma advert una lettura, pur geniale, della storia della filosofia, ma prospetta una nuova soluzione del problema ontologico che eviti il vuoto di soggetto in cui incorre los angeles logica di Hegel: l'essere non è solo pensato ma esperito come altro rispetto al pensiero.
Feuerbach propone una nozione positiva della sensibilità, uno sguardo rinnovato che pone los angeles causa del desiderio umano nel campo del visibile. Andare oltre Hegel non significa infatti recuperare il concetto romantico di sentimento, ma riconoscere los angeles positività del reale.
Nei Princìpi Feuerbach si interroga sugli effetti a lungo termine della verità. Il destinatario di questo manifesto filosofico non è l'uditorio universitario ma l'umanità futura. Qui l'universalità emerge come piano dell'intersoggettività. Solo dopo aver destituito l'Assoluto come soggetto, l'uomo incontra l'altro come simile: finito nella sua esistenza corporea, ma infinito nel genere in quanto umanità.

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The Pre-Platonic Philosophers by Friedrich Nietzsche

By Friedrich Nietzsche

"The Pre-Platonic Philosophers" offers English-language readers with a vital lacking hyperlink in Nietzsche's improvement by means of reproducing the textual content of a lecture sequence introduced through the younger thinker (then a philologist) on the collage of Basel among 1872 and 1876. In those lectures, Nietzsche surveys the Greek philosophers from Thales to Socrates, setting up a brand new chronology for the development in their traditional clinical insights. He additionally approximately sketches ideas similar to the need to energy, everlasting recurrence, and self-overcoming and hyperlinks them to precise pre-Platonics. Greg Whitlock is the 1st pupil to have wrestled Nietzsche's tricky manuscript into English. This fantastically readable translation, now in paperback for the 1st time, is whole with Nietzsche's personal vast sidenotes and philological citations, and is followed through a prologue, an introductory essay, observation at the lectures, and voluminous bibliographical fabrics.

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Philosophical Knowledge. Its Possibility and Scope (Grazer by Christian BEYER; Alex BURRI (Eds.), Christian BEYER; Alex

By Christian BEYER; Alex BURRI (Eds.), Christian BEYER; Alex BURRI

The previous "Queen of Science"seems to be missing either a selected topic and a specific technique. hence it's essential to for intra-and metaphilosophical orientation particularly because the means philosophy sees itself stems from numerous influential faculties and traditions whose mutual trade isn't as full of life as one may need was hoping. This quantity of unique essays brings jointly a few of the protagonists of other metaphilosophical debates that experience up to now been led rather independently of one another. The authors talk about the query of either the prospect and the scope of philosophical wisdom below numerous points, rather: (1) a priori wisdom and the function of intuitions, (2) transcendental arguments, (3) analytic philosophy and its tools in addition to (4) phenomenology and analytic philosophy. desk of Contents*** Preface*** Alvin I. GOLDMAN: Philosophical Intuitions: Their objective, Their resource, and Their Epistemic Status*** Hilary KORNBLITH: Naturalism and Intuitions*** Ernest SOSA: Intuitions: Their Nature and Epistemic Efficacy*** Thomas GRUNDMANN: the character of Rational Intuitions and a clean examine the Explanationist Objection*** Timothy WILLIAMSON: Philosophical wisdom and data of Counterfactuals*** Quassim CASSAM: the opportunity of Knowledge*** Robert STERN: Transcendental Arguments: A Plea for Modesty*** Alex BURRI: A Priori Existence*** Elke BRENDEL: Self-Referential Arguments in Philosophy*** Michael ESFELD: Metaphysics of technological know-how among Metaphysics and Science*** Hans-Johann GLOCK: may possibly something Be mistaken with Analytic Philosophy?*** Frank JACKSON: On no longer Forgetting the Epistemology of Names*** Marcus WILLASCHEK: Contextualism approximately wisdom and Justification via Default*** Dagfinn FØLLESDAL: life, Inexpressibility and Philosophical Knowledge*** Christian BEYER: Contextualism and the history of (Philosophical) Justification

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Adam Smith and Modern Sociology: A Study in the Methodology by Albion Woodbury Small

By Albion Woodbury Small

This publication is a fraction which i'm hoping will your time locate its position in a extra whole examine of the family among nineteenth-century social sciences and sociology. the bigger research is in development in my seminar, and effects are already in sight which justify trust that the w.ork usually are not with no price. at the in simple terms methodological aspect, this research was once influenced, if now not initially steered, through studies in reference to the St. Louis Congress of Arts and technology. In all departments of revolutionary wisdom, the second one 1/2 the 19th century used to be precise in its in depth improvement of medical research. it isn't possible that students will ever completely appraise the significance of study less than their current estimates, however it is sure that we're coming into an period of rather greater appreciation of synthesis. the main specified trait of current scholarship is its striving for correlation with all different scholarship. Segregated sciences have gotten discredited sciences.
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