The School of Doubt (Brill Studies in Skepticism)
The School of Doubt conducts a parallel philological and philosophical examination
of Cicero’s Academica, a work on Hellenistic epistemology written in
the first half of 45 bce. The treatise has a unique history, insofar as fragments
of two different versions are extant: the second of a two-volume first edition,
a dialogue... Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism "Bogost challenges humanists and technologists to pay attention to one another, something they desperately need to do as computation accelerates us into the red zones of widespread virtual reality. This book gives us what we need to meet that challenge: a general theory for understanding creativity under computation, one that will apply... The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry
From its beginnings, philosophy's language, concepts, and imaginative growth have been heavily influenced by poetry and poets. Drawing on the work of a wide range of thinkers throughout the history of western philosophy, Raymond Barfield explores the pervasiveness of poetry's impact on philosophy and, conversely, how philosophy has...
Love: A New Understanding of an Ancient Emotion
What is love's real aim? Why is it so ruthlessly selective in its choice of loved ones? Why do we love at all?
In addressing these questions, Simon May develops a radically new understanding of love as the emotion we feel towards whomever or whatever we experience as grounding our life--as offering us a possibility of...
The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates
History, political philosophy, and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation--the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.e.). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the...
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