Call for Chapters: What is Comparative Philosophy?

What is Comparative Philosophy? is a forthcoming edited collection that will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and the editor Martin Ovens invites contributors to submit book chapter proposals. If you are interested in contributing please contact martin.ovens@univ.oxon.net for further information. Continue reading

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Meet our Authors: Harry Eiss – April 2018

Harry Edwin Eiss is a Full Professor at Eastern Michigan University, where he teaches world mythology, literature and creative writing. He has spent his life in a search for meaning and value, resulting in an interdisciplinary exploration of neurology, psychology, theology, philosophy and all of the arts and humanities. This resulted in his own theory of metaesthetics, which involves an application of the cutting edges of these disciplines to how humans think and comprehend existence. Continue reading

Book of the Month – April 2018

Our April Book of the Month is This Deep Pierian Spring: An Account of the Human Quest for Meaning by M.F. Sia and S. Sia.

Questions about the meaning of life and the nature of our being are as old as philosophy itself. In this acclaimed work M.F. Sia and S. Sia entwine philosophical themes with a narrative, storytelling approach to probe these longstanding questions.

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Book Review: Reflections on Contemporary Values, Beliefs and Behaviours

This book is a collection of episodes that the author has encountered through his time, prompting his readers to enquire into every aspect of life. He gives ample evidence for his actions and opinions by providing numerous references. He brings forth his views vividly, giving adequate evidence while recording his personal experiences and presenting them to the reader. Though the book appears at first glance to be heavy reading because of the abundant references in each chapter, the author has brought out a very delicate subject lucidly and in such a way that even a layman can understand. Those who want to read more about this subject may peek into the references he has given, which will enable them to do their own research into the topic. Continue reading

Book Review: Reflections on Contemporary Values, Beliefs and Behaviours

This is an impressive book covering a very wide range of topics, although the links between them are not always apparent. However, the recurring theme is the demand that we think about these issues and do not allow ourselves to lead the ‘unthinking life’. The author asks that we lead the kind of life he did, which was to demand that those who preach obscurantism, masquerading as deep insights or beliefs, should not go unchallenged but be required to justify themselves and not retire behind the smokescreen of a comfort zone of belief, be it metaphysical or religious. Continue reading

Book Review: Political Philosophy in Motion *.mkv

Codifying the title by analogy with site web media, with a code-breaking asterisk which suggests paratextual elements (footnote or annotation) or the extension of mkv files, Viorella Manolache has already moved inside a generic mix of multi-media associations, which, unlike the vertical linkage of hypertexts, generate a horizontally embedded sequence of images set in motion by camera movement, rapid succession of shots, framing and montage.

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The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview

The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527503434
Hardback, pp409, £64.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview by Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam.

The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview traces the conceptual sources of the present environmental degradation within the worldview of Modernity, and particularly within the thought of René Descartes, universally acclaimed as the father of modern philosophy. The book demonstrates how the triple foundations of the Modern worldview – in terms of an exaggerated anthropocentrism, a mechanistic conception of the natural world, and the metaphysical dualism between humanity and the rest of the physical world – can all be largely traced back to Cartesian thought, with direct ecological consequences.
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