Product Description: What can Philosophy do for you?This box set contains three insightful Introducing Graphic Guides - Philosophy, Ethics and Logic - guaranteed to expand your mind. Using comic-book style illustration combined with accessible but authoritative text, the Introducing Graphic Guide series is a uniquely brilliant way to get your head around some of humankind's most thrilling ideas...read more
9781874166382 | Totem Books, May 1, 1997, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Looks at the life and work of Jacques Derrida, covering his deconstructionist philosophy, his major works, and his influence on contemporary philosophy
Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential figures in contemporary philosophy. Yet, Derrida has undermined the accepted rules of philosophy, rejected its methods and concepts, disrupted its boundaries and "contaminated" philosophy with other kinds of writings. Derrida's approach is an initially puzzling array of oblique, sliding and yet rigorous tactics for destabilising texts, meanings and identities. "Deconstructions" as these strategies have been called, has been reviled as a politically pernicious nihilism and celebrated as a liberatory politics of choice and difference. This work describes the key strategies of Derrida's writing, explains their controversial effects in philosophy, and shows how Derrida has put them to work in literature, art, architecture and politics. The book offers a starting point for an intellectual adventure that threatens to disturb some of the most comfortable habits of contemporary thought.
Product Description: Linguistics is the discipline which studies the structure and functions of both individual languages and the phenomena of language itself. In spite of early efforts by ancient and medieval scholars, most of our progress in understanding language has come only within the last century...read more
9781840466355 | New edition (Icon Books, May 30, 2005), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Linguistics is the discipline which studies the structure and functions of both individual languages and the phenomena of language itself.
9781840461695 | Icon Books, November 1, 2000, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: More than anything else, language is what makes us human.
9788449317026 | Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, March 1, 2005, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Brief text commenting on the various forms of logical thinking accompanies cartoon-type illustrations recounting the teachings of the philosophers who have attempted to codify logical thought.
Product Description: Our knowledge comes primarily from experience. But is experience really what it seems? Is it reliable? Empiricist philosophers accept a 'commonsense' view of the phenomena we observe and yet conclude that all we can ever know are 'ideas'...read more
Product Description: Logic is the backbone of Western civilization, holding its systems of philosophy, science and law. Yet despite logic's widely acknowledged importance, it remains an unbroken seal for many, due to its heavy use of jargon and mathematical symbolism...read more
Product Description: This introduction to organizational analysis and change is written in a lively, pictorial and concise style. It starts from the belief that one cannot act responsibly without a rounded understanding of both the context and the likely implications of one's actions...read more
9780063182721 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 1, 1984, cover price $9.50 | About this edition: This introduction to organizational analysis and change is written in a lively, pictorial and concise style.