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At The Existentialist Café

At The Existentialist Café
Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

by Sarah Bakewell

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-03-03
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1473545323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking... ‘It’s not often that you miss your bus stop because you’re so engrossed in reading a book about existentialism, but I did exactly that... The story of Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, Heidegger et al is strange, fun and compelling reading. If it doesn’t win awards, I will eat my copy’ Independent on Sunday ‘Bakewell shows how fascinating were some of the existentialists’ ideas and how fascinating, often frightful, were their lives. Vivid, humorous anecdotes are interwoven with a lucid and unpatronising exposition of their complex philosophy... Tender, incisive and fair’ Daily Telegraph ‘Quirky, funny, clear and passionate... Few writers are as good as Bakewell at explaining complicated ideas in a way that makes them easy to understand’ Mail on Sunday

At the Existentialist Café

At the Existentialist Café
Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others

by Sarah Bakewell

  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2017-08-08
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1590518896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell. Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. "You see," he says, "if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it!" It was this simple phrase that would ignite a movement, inspiring Sartre to integrate Phenomenology into his own French, humanistic sensibility, thereby creating an entirely new philosophical approach inspired by themes of radical freedom, authentic being, and political activism. This movement would sweep through the jazz clubs and cafés of the Left Bank before making its way across the world as Existentialism. Featuring not only philosophers, but also playwrights, anthropologists, convicts, and revolutionaries, At the Existentialist Café follows the existentialists' story, from the first rebellious spark through the Second World War, to its role in postwar liberation movements such as anti-colonialism, feminism, and gay rights. Interweaving biography and philosophy, it is the epic account of passionate encounters--fights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnerships--and a vital investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today, at a moment when we are once again confronting the major questions of freedom, global responsibility, and human authenticity in a fractious and technology-driven world.

Sartre, Jews, and the Other

Sartre, Jews, and the Other
Rethinking Antisemitism, Race, and Gender

by Manuela Consonni,Vivian Liska

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2020-02-24
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 3110600129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The starting point for this compilation is the wish to rethink the concept of antisemitism, race and gender in light of Sartre’s pioneering Réflexions sur la Question Juive seventy years after its publication. The book gathers texts by prestigious scholars from different disciplines in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, with the objective or revisiting this work locating it within the setting of two other pioneering – and we argue, related – publications, namely Simone De Beauvoir’s Le deuxième sexe of 1949 and Franz Fanon’s Peau noire et masques blancs of 1952. This particular and original standpoint sheds new light on the different meanings and political functions of the concept of antisemitism in a political and historical context marked by the post-modern concepts of multi-ethnicity and multiculturalism.

At the Existentialist Café

At the Existentialist Café
Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others

by Sarah Bakewell

  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 1590514882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"First published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, 2016."

Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism

Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism
A Book

by Ariane Mildenberg

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2018-12-13
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1501302736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism brings into dialogue Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology with modernist art, literature, music, film and neurophysiological discoveries, opening up the complexities of the philosopher's phenomenology of perception to a broader audience across the arts. An important resource for anyone interested in the links between modernism and philosophy, Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism offers close readings of Merleau-Ponty's key texts, explores modernist works in light of his thought, and provides an extended glossary of Merleau-Ponty's central terms and concepts.

The Oxford Handbook of Montaigne

The Oxford Handbook of Montaigne
A Book

by Philippe Desan

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 019021533X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The creator of the 'essay,' Michel de Montaigne serves as a bridge between what we call the early modern and modernity. The Essays resemble a patchwork of personal reflections that tend toward a single goal: to live better in the present and to prepare for death. Montaigne constantly redefines the nature of his task in order to fashion himself anew and, in the end, offers an impressionistic model of descriptions based on momentary experiences. Over the centuries, the reception of Montaigne has been anything but simple. The institutionalization of an author depends on what one might call his or her 'ideological and historical trajectory.' An effect of 'globalization' has even reached Montaigne in recent years, bringing him sudden, worldwide visibility. His thought has become internationalized, and he is read, studied, and commented in most European countries as well as in North America, Latin America, and Asia"

Communicating Ethically

Communicating Ethically
Character, Duties, Consequences, and Relationships

by William Neher,Paul Sandin

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2017-02-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1315404176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Communicating Ethically provides a broad introduction to the ethical nature of communication. Now in its second edition, the text has been revised to further address current issues, such as: evolving social media and digital platforms, growing cultural communication and discussion of diversity, and the ethics of public discourse. This book combines coverage of the major systems of ethical reasoning with applications, including case studies in each chapter, to investigate ethics within many fields in the communication discipline. Incorporating a simple framework for ethical reasoning allows the reader to develop their own understanding of the various criteria for making ethical judgments.

The Decline of the Individual

The Decline of the Individual
Reconciling Autonomy with Community

by Mark D. White

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-09-18
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 3319617508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the steady decline in the status of the individual in recent years and addresses common misunderstandings about the concept of individuality. Drawing from psychology, neuroscience, technology, economics, philosophy, politics, and law, White explains how and why the individual has been devalued in the eyes of scholars, government leaders, and the public. He notes that developments in science have led to doubts about our cognitive competence, while assumptions made in the humanities have led to questions about our moral competence. In this book, White goes on to argue that both of these views are mistaken and that they stem from overly simplistic ideas about how individuals make choices, however imperfectly, in their interests, which are multifaceted and complex. In response, he proposes a new way to look at individuals that preserves their essential autonomy while emphasizing their responsibility to others, inspired by the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the legal and political philosophy reflected in the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. This book explains how individuality combines both rights and responsibilities, reconciles the popular yet false dichotomy between individual and society, and provides the basis for a humane and respectful civil society and government. This book is part of White's trilogy on the individual and society, which includes The Manipulation of Choice and The Illusion of Well-Being.

Seeing the Beat Generation

Seeing the Beat Generation
Entering the Literature through Film

by Raj Chandarlapaty

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2019-05-10
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 1476636702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beat generation writers dismantled mainstream America. They wrote under the influence of psychedelic drugs; they crossed and navigated multicultural boundaries and questioned the American dream; and they explored homosexuality, feminism and hyper-masculinity, redefining America's marital and familial codes. Teaching such a history can be daunting, but film adaptations of Beat literature have proven to engage students. This book looks closely at the film adaptations of works by such authors as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Carolyn Cassady, Amiri Baraka and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, as they relate to American history and literary studies.

What Is a Human?

What Is a Human?
Language, Mind, and Culture

by James Paul Gee

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-09-17
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 3030503828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a sweeping synthesis of new research in a number of different disciplines, this book argues that we humans are not who we think we are. As he explores the interconnections between cutting-edge work in bioanthropology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, human language and learning, and beyond, James Paul Gee advances, also, a personal philosophy of language, learning, and culture, informed by his decades of work across linguistics and the social sciences. Gee argues that our schools, institutions, legal systems, and societies are designed for creatures that do not exist, thus resulting in multiple, interacting crises, such as climate change, failing institutions, and the rise of nationalist nationalism. As Gee constructs an understanding of the human that takes into account our social, collective, and historical nature, as established by recent research, he inspires readers to reflect for themselves on the very question of who we are—a key consideration for anyone interested in society, government, schools, health, activism, culture and diversity, or even just survival.

The Tao of Ordinariness

The Tao of Ordinariness
Humility and Simplicity in a Narcissistic Age

by Robert J. Wicks

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-09-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 019093719X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is an invitation to come home to your authentic self in a world that is frequently mesmerized by "spin," narcissism, fantasy, and exhibitionism. Psychology and classic wisdom literature have, in various ways, long recognized the value for simply becoming who you are (i.e., ordinariness). However, this call is becoming increasingly drowned out by the many other voices that emphasize publicity and image-making over authenticity and humility. Renowned therapist and author Robert Wicks has written The Tao of Ordinariness as a way of beginning to address these tendencies in contemporary society. In this new countercultural work, the strength and joy of exploring who you are - and proceeding to share yourself with others in a way that they too can reclaim themselves - is revisited from a range of vantage points. The author specifically reexamines themes of humility, simplicity, letting go, self-awareness, "alonetime," resilience, and mentoring. In an era when people increasingly measure self-worth by external measures, such as the number of likes and views and followers on social media feeds (which have many individuals chasing impossible fantasies and living with a constant fear of "missing out"), Wicks offers a return to your authentic self.

Reflections on the Work of Colin Wilson

Reflections on the Work of Colin Wilson
A Book

by Colin Stanley

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-02-14
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN : 1527528448
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931-2013) was officially opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a conference should be held there to discuss his work. In July 2016, the First International Colin Wilson Conference was staged with the Proceedings being published a year later. The success of that conference inevitably meant that a second was arranged and held two years later in July 2018. This volume—which will be of interest to scholars and fans of Wilson’s work, in addition to students of philosophy and consciousness studies—contains the transcripts of the papers presented on July 6, 2018: day one of that second conference. Experts, scholars and fans, from around the globe, gathered to hear and present papers on a variety of Wilson-related topics ranging from Existentialism to the Occult; from Robert Musil to classical music; and from Transpersonal Psychology to Transcendental Evolution.

EBOOK: An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Researc h and Practice

EBOOK: An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Researc h and Practice
A Book

by John McLeod

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN : 0335243207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John McLeod’s bestseller provides a comprehensive, research-informed overview of the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This new edition has been expanded to cover emerging aspects of contemporary practice, such as debates around neuroscience and integration; third-wave cognitive–behavioural therapies such as ACT, mindfulness and FAP; the experience of being a client; motivational interviewing; interpersonal psychotherapy; social dimensions of therapy; leaving therapy; gender and sexuality; spirituality; and key counselling and therapeutic skills and techniques. This sixth edition has been fully updated and revised throughout and is separated into a four-part structure for easy navigation. Each chapter also enhances learning with the following resources: • Case studies • Landmark and contemporary research studies • Topics for reflection and discussion • Suggested further reading An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy has been the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory courses for over 25 years. “Professor John McLeod’s Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy is a classic text. In providing a comprehensive perspective on the field, it goes well beyond being a mere ‘introduction’. Not only does it deliver an encyclopaedic amount of information, but it also presents this information in an incredibly captivating manner. There is simply no other book on the topic to match it. This new edition, truly faithful to its predecessors, maps new innovations in the context of previous generations’ viewpoints. This is ‘the’ book on counselling and psychotherapy.” Ladislav Timulak, PhD, Course Director, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Trinity College Dublin “John McLeod has a talent for bringing readers into intimate contact with the experience of another person's experience. Through his evocative descriptions, accessible language, and plentiful examples you will find yourself looking through the eyes of both clients and therapists and developing a depth of understanding about important processes in psychotherapy. His position at the vanguard of psychotherapy research allows him to bring to life the practice of psychotherapy while posing research questions and stimulating curiosity about findings. His valuing of varied approaches to psychotherapy invites the reader to connect with diverse perspectives and consider their own beliefs.” Heidi M. Levitt, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Harold Rosenberg

Harold Rosenberg
A Critic‘s Life

by Debra Bricker Balken

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2021-10-06
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 0226036197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The biography recounts Rosenberg's full story for the first time. Art critic for The New Yorker from 1962 until 1978, Rosenberg, together with Clement Greenberg, radically reshaped the interpretation of art in the post-World-War-II period by promoting and examining abstract expression. But Rosenberg was also a social and literary critic-writing about art was just one aspect of his work. Harold Rosenberg: A Critic's Life weaves together Rosenberg's life and literary production, cast against the dynamic intellectual and social ferment of his time. Rosenberg's mid-century linking of the New York School with the art establishment, together with his observations on the commodification of the artwork and the evisceration of the "self" in favor of celebrity (especially in his often-cited essay "The Herd of Independent Minds") make this book especially topical"--

The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought: Volume 2, The Twentieth Century

The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought: Volume 2, The Twentieth Century
A Book

by Peter E. Gordon,Warren Breckman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-08-29
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 1107097789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the major themes, thinkers, and movements in modern European intellectual history.

The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought: Volume 2, The Twentieth Century

The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought: Volume 2, The Twentieth Century
A Book

by Peter E. Gordon,Warren Breckman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-08-20
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108645178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the major themes, thinkers, and movements in modern European intellectual history.

Seeking Communion as Healing Dialogue

Seeking Communion as Healing Dialogue
Gabriel Marcel’s Philosophy for Today

by Margaret M. Mullan

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021-06-10
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 1793621780
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores society’s problems with interpersonal communication amid increasingly technological environments. The author argues that the work of Gabriel Marcel reveals the root of our issues with communication to be issues with being with others, ultimately suggesting that seeking communion is a way to bridge our disconnections.

Leadership in Complexity and Change

Leadership in Complexity and Change
For a World in Constant Motion

by Sharon Varney

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2021-10-25
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 311071342X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If we needed a reminder that the world is complex and in constant motion, then 2020 certainly delivered. Suddenly, the inherent uncertainties and ambiguities of leadership were starkly revealed for all to see as the dynamics of complexity and change played out intensively, and very publicly, on the global stage. Leadership in Complexity and Change draws on complexity science to paint a picture of a world in constant motion, where leadership is enacted in the midst of complexity and continuous change. We must learn to engage with complexity. If not now, when? Part I of this insightful book brings complexity science to life by considering the practical challenges of complexity and its implications for leadership. Part II considers how leaders can reinvigorate existing tools and approaches with a new mindset, before offering some new tools and practices for learning informed leadership. Part III concludes by considering the person in the practice of leadership in complexity and change. Key ideas are presented through mini-cases and practical examples embedded throughout the book. This book will help executives, managers, and professionals recognise where some of the challenges come from understand why those challenges persist engage with the dynamic patterning of organisational life appreciate the scope for leadership recognise the choices that can be made choose how to manage themselves

Cybernetic-Existentialism

Cybernetic-Existentialism
Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance

by Steve Dixon

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-11-14
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 042963238X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cybernetic-Existentialism: Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance offers a unique discourse and an original aesthetic theory. It argues that fusing perspectives from the philosophy of Existentialism with insights from the ‘universal science’ of cybernetics provides a new analytical lens and deconstructive methodology to critique art. In this study, Steve Dixon examines how a range of artists’ works reveal the ideas of Existentialist philosophers including Kierkegaard, Camus, de Beauvoir, and Sartre on freedom, being and nothingness, eternal recurrence, the absurd, and being-for-others. Simultaneously, these artworks are shown to engage in complex explorations of concepts proposed by cyberneticians including Wiener, Shannon, and Bateson on information theory and ‘noise’, feedback loops, circularity, adaptive ecosystems, autopoiesis, and emergence. Dixon’s groundbreaking book demonstrates how fusing insights and knowledge from these two fields can throw new light on pressing issues within contemporary arts and culture, including authenticity, angst and alienation, homeostasis, radical politics, and the human as system.

Writing Differently

Writing Differently
A Book

by Alison Pullen,Jenny Helin,Nancy Harding

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-24
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1838673377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing Differently is a critical, insightful, poetic and timely collection of essays, poems, plays and auto-ethnographic pieces that showcases the potential of academic writing. The volume will be of interest to those interested in alternative ways of working, researching, thinking, organizing, writing research and research lives.