Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence - a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety.
But Dr Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory.
Brilliant . But if we can learn to separate what we can control - our thoughts and actions - from all else beyond our control, we can find a surer footing with which to greet the world and experience our own concept of happiness.
Have you have ever felt at a disadvantage when joining in a conversation on a subject that you aren't confident about? If yes, this new book series is for you. Each book features definitions of two hundred words frequently used to describe and discuss a smart subject.
200 Words to Help You Talk About Philosophy is designed to demystify jargon-based philosophic language and make you at ease holding a conversation on the topic. Philosophy can be baffling, as well as fascinating, to the best of u
His work on broader issues and trends - such as Beyond Certainty and The Second Curve - has changed the way we view society.In his new book, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities the next generation faces.
Bence Nanay introduces aesthetics, a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. Looking beyond traditional artistic experiences, he defends the topic from accusations of elitism, and shows how more everyday experiences such as the pleasure in a soft fabric or falling leaves can become the subject of aesthetics.
The first comprehensive textbook covering the interrelations between topics in the philosophy of logic in an accessible, non-technical, and up-to-date way. Avoiding complex jargon, this book engages with metaphysics of logic, logical pluralism, and the meaning of logical constants, and will be a highly important resource for students of philosophy.
Afrikaanse filosofie is die eerste boeklengte poging om 'n Afrikaanse filosofiese tradisie te beskryf binne die konteks van die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis, en om die geskiedenis van die filosofie internasionaal te interpreteer.
This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of theories found in the great ethical works of Western philosophy. The core chapters cover egoism, the eudaimonism of Plato and Aristotle, act and rule utilitarianism, modern natural law theory, Kant's moral theory, and existentialist ethics.
This volume on African ethics, centred on Ubuntu and its relevance today. Important contemporary issues are explored, such as African bioethics, business ethics, traditional African attitudes to the environment and the possible development of a new form of democracy based on indigenous African political systems.