HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VIIIHS 406 Philosophical Issues

Thinking: understanding of insight, importance of metaphor in insight, understanding the process of abstraction; BEING: allegory of the cave by Plato, world of becoming in Aristotle; Bodiliness: experience of body as object, experience of body as subject, phenomenology of the body, human person as factical being; emotion, body and self: gender differences in emotional experience and
expression; Freedom: existentialism and humanism in Jean Paul Sartre; man-s search for meaning: the philosophical doctrines of Wittgenstein ;Intersuubjectivity: critique of Western logocentrism, communicative ethics, the experience of indifference, the experiences of hate, and love, loving encounter.


1.-D. Levy, The Integrity of Thinking, University of Missouri Press, 2002.

2.-P. Ricour, What Makes Us Think- A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue About
Ethics, Human Nature, and the Brain, Princeton University Press, 2002.

3.-P. Abela, Kant-s Empirical Realism, Oxford University Press, 2002.

4.-F. Baid, 20th Century Philosophy. Prentice Hall, 2002.

5.-R Kraut, Plato-s Republic: Critical Essays, Rowman & Littlefield
Publishers, 1997.


1.-M. Brainward, Belief and its Neutralization: Husserl-s System of Phenomenology in
Ideas I, SUNY Press, 2002.

2.-H. Cohn, Heidegger and the Roots of Existential Therapy, Continuum Publications,

3.-L. Fagg, The Becoming of Time: Integrating Physical and Religious Time,Duke
University Press, 2002.

4.-L. Lawlor (Ed), Merleau-Ponty: Non-Philosophy and Philosophy. Chiasmi
International, 2002.

5.-G. Lloyd (Ed), Feminism and History of Philosophy, Oxford University
Press, 2002.

6.-M. Graham and M. Phee, The Architecture of the Visible,Continuum
Publishing, 2002.

7.–B. Pronger, Fascism: Salvation in the Technology of Physical Fitness, University
of Toronto Press, 2002.

8.-J. Zylinska, On Spiders, Cyborgs and Being Scared: The Feminine and the Sublime,
Manchester University Press, 2002.

9.-S. Kripke, Wittgenstein: On Rules and Private Language: an Elementary Exposition
Harvard University Press, 1982.

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