The Resource Changing the subject : philosophy from Socrates to Adorno, Raymond Geuss

Changing the subject : philosophy from Socrates to Adorno, Raymond Geuss

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Changing the subject : philosophy from Socrates to Adorno
Title
Changing the subject
Title remainder
philosophy from Socrates to Adorno
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Geuss
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Ask a question and it is reasonable to expect an answer or a confession of ignorance. But a philosopher may defy expectations. Confronted by a standard question arising from a normal way of viewing the world, a philosopher may reply that the question is misguided, that to continue asking it is, at the extreme, to get trapped in a delusive hall of mirrors. According to Raymond Geuss, this attempt to bypass or undercut conventional ways of thinking, to escape from the hall of mirrors, represents philosophy at its best and most characteristic. To illustrate, Geuss explores the ideas of twelve philosophers who broke dramatically with prevailing wisdom, from Socrates and Plato in the ancient world to Wittgenstein and Adorno in our own. The result is a striking account of some of the most innovative and important philosophers in Western history and an indirect manifesto for how to pursue philosophy today. Geuss cautions that philosophers' attempts to break from convention do not necessarily make the world a better place. Montaigne's ideas may have been benign, but the fate of the views developed by, for instance, Augustine, Hobbes, and Nietzsche has been more varied. But in the act of provoking people to think differently, philosophers make clear that we are not fated to live within the often stifling systems of thought that we inherit. We can change the subject. A work of exceptional range, power, and originality, Changing the Subject manifests the precise virtues of philosophy that it identifies and defends.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geuss, Raymond
Dewey number
100
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.G48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reasoning
  • Questioning
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Questioning
  • Reasoning
Label
Changing the subject : philosophy from Socrates to Adorno, Raymond Geuss
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nietzsche
  • Lukacs
  • Heidegger
  • Wittgenstein
  • Adorno
  • Conclusion: The end and the future
  • Introduction: A game of chess in times of plague
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Lucretius
  • Augustine
  • Montaigne
  • Hobbes
  • Hegel
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780674545724
Lccn
2017010499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981953442
  • 1715797
  • (OCoLC)ocn981953442
Label
Changing the subject : philosophy from Socrates to Adorno, Raymond Geuss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nietzsche
  • Lukacs
  • Heidegger
  • Wittgenstein
  • Adorno
  • Conclusion: The end and the future
  • Introduction: A game of chess in times of plague
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Lucretius
  • Augustine
  • Montaigne
  • Hobbes
  • Hegel
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780674545724
Lccn
2017010499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981953442
  • 1715797
  • (OCoLC)ocn981953442

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