history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Wednesday Apr 16 2014 03:59PM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  Let me tell you about the middle path.

Dressing in rough and dirty garments, letting your hair grow matted,
abstaining from eating any meat or fish, does not clean the one who is deluded.
Mortifying the flesh through excessive... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  STORIES, BOOKS & MEDIA
» koans, stories & words   » zen readings   » recommended books   » book reviews   » art & prints   » audio, videos, DVD's
grey dot

The majority of the following books are from the library of Chon Tri. Many of the summaries and in his own words. If you wish to purchase the book, click on the cover image and you will be linked to Amazon.com.
  Select a Category » [ Foundation ] [ Practice ] [ Sutra & Sastra ] [ Koans ] [ Works ] [ History & References ] [ Essays & Studies ] [ Others ]
» Buy this book
» Recommend a Book
buy this book 161. PHILOSOPHY: A DISCOURSE ON METHOD - MEDITATIONS AND PRICIPLES
by Rene Descartes; John Veitch (translator)
Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc. (ISBN #: 046087411X, Paperback 300 pages, May 1994)
» Submit a review

Summary
Editorial Reviews
Book Description
By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. He deduced that human beings consist of minds and bodies; that these are totally distinct "substances"; that God exists and that He ensures we can trust the evidence of our senses. Ushering in the "scientific revolution" of Galileo and Newton, Descartes' ideas swept aside ancient and medieval traditions of philosophical methods and investigation.

buy this book 162. PHILOSOPHY: A KIERKEGAARD ANTHOLOGY
by Soren Kierkegaard, Robert Bretall (editor)
Publisher: Random House, Inc. (Modern Library) (ISBN #: 394603036, Hard cover 494 pages, October 1946)
» Submit a review

Summary
Excellent Anthology, December 29, 1999
Reviewer:jjparsons@ra.rockwell (Minneapolis)
Although SK is not an easy read due perhaps to his prolixity and sometimes tortuous reasoning, this anthology provides the reader with an excellent overview and foretaste of his more demanding, full-length works. Perhaps the single-best introduction to SK in print.

buy this book 163. PHILOSOPHY: A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE
by David Hume; L. A. Selby-Bigge & Peter H. Nidditch (editors)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0198245882, Paperback: 743 pages, January 1978)
» Submit a review

Summary
Editorial Reviews
Book Description
David Hume's comprehensive attempt to base philosophy on a new, observationally grounded study of human nature is one of the most important texts in Western philosophy. The Treatise first explains how we form such concepts as cause and effect, external existence, and personal identity, and how we create compelling but unverifiable beliefs in the entities represented by these concepts. It then offers a novel account of the passions, explains freedom and necessity as they apply to human choices and actions, and concludes with a detailed explanation of how we distinguish between virtue and vice. The volume features Hume's own abstract of the Treatise, a substantial introduction, extensive annotations, a glossary of terms, a comprehensive index, and suggestions for further reading.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

buy this book 164. PHILOSOPHY: BEING AND TIME: A TRANSLATION OF SEIN UND ZEIT
by Martin Heidegger, Joan Stambaugh (translator)
Publisher: State University of New York Press (ISBN #: 0791426785, Paperback, 487 pp, July 1996)
» Submit a review

Summary
From the Publisher
The publication of Martin Heidegger's magnum opus, Being and Time, in 1927 signaled an intellectual event of the first order and had an impact in fields far beyond that of philosophy proper. Among the most complex and original analyses of the character of philosophic inquiry and the relation of the possibility of such inquiry to the human situation, Being and Time has long been recognized as a landmark work of the twentieth century. Still provocative and much disputed, Heidegger's text has been taken as the inspiration for a variety of innovative movements in fields ranging from psychoanalysis, literary theory, existentialism, ethics, hermeneutics, and theology. A work that disturbs the traditions of philosophizing that it inherits, Being and Time raises questions about the end of philosophy and the possibilities for thinking liberated from the presumptions of metaphysics. This new translation by Joan Stambaugh, one of Heidegger's students and leading interpreters, takes account of English-language Heidegger research since the first translation of Being and Time in 1962.

buy this book 165. PHILOSOPHY: CREATIVE EVOLUTION
by Henri Louis Bergson, Arthur Mitchell (translator)
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. (ISBN #: 0486400360, Paperback, 432 pp, March 1998)
» Submit a review

Summary
Book Description
The fullest expression of the distinguished French philosopher’s ideas about the meaning of life appear in this extended essay, his most famous and influential work. In propounding his distinctive theory of evolution, Bergson considers nature and intelligence, examines mechanisms of thought and illusion, and presents a criticism of philosophical systems from those of the ancients to those of his 19th-century contemporaries.

buy this book 166. PHILOSOPHY: CREATIVE MIND: AN INTRODUCTION TO METAPHYSICS
by Henry L. Bergson
Publisher: Citadel Press (ISBN #: 0806504218, Paperback: 256 pages , August 1992)
» Submit a review

Summary
ANNOTATION
This book reveals how Henri Bergson became a philosopher, why he is a philosopher and what philosophy must be.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
This edition of Henri Bergson's masterful autobiography is the last of his works to be published. In it, he sets forth his philosophical method: how he became a philosopher, why he made philosophy his life's work, and what philosophy must be -- a search for truth that emphasizes the spiritual dimension of human life and the importance of intuition over intellect. The Creative Mind takes readers into the mind of one of philosophy's most original and eclectic thinkers, whose passionate exploration into the meaning of knowledge and creativity remains revolutionary in its approach. One of the first in his field to emphasize the need to take philosophy out of the realm of wordy dialectic, he carefully outlines how its study should be undertaken. This fascinating introduction to metaphysics is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the discipline of philosophy, how we think, and the importance of contemplation and discovery to us all.

buy this book 167. PHILOSOPHY: CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
by Immanuel Kant, Paul Guyer & Allen W. Wood (editors)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (ISBN #: 0521657296, Paperback: 800 pages, February 1999)
» Submit a review

Summary
Book Description
This entirely new translation of Critique of Pure Reason is the most accurate and informative English translation ever produced of this epochal philosophical text. Though its simple, direct style will make it suitable for all new readers of Kant, the translation displays a philosophical and textual sophistication that will enlighten Kant scholars as well. This translation recreates as far as possible a text with the same interpretative nuances and richness as the original.

buy this book 168. PHILOSOPHY: CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
by Immanuel Kant, F. Max Muller (translator)
Publisher: Doubleday (ISBN #: 0385075340, Paperback, 543 pages, June 1966)
» Submit a review

Summary
By 1781 the sceptical criticism of David Hume had deprived thinkers of all surety except the little they could find in logic and mathematics, and the search for certainry seemed to have reached a dead end. But that year Immmanuel Kant published his brilliantlty original attempt to rescue philosophy, the CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. In his eyes the problem was of demonstrating the possibility of what he called "synthetic a priori" propositions, that is, statements that are not simply tautological and yet do not depend on inductive or experimential proof. The answer, he said, lay in the fact that the apparatus of the mind itself necessarily contributes various ordering elements to our sensations, such as space, time and causality. Without such elements, our experience would be chaotic and unintelligible; and, Kant argued, since our sensations always undergo these orderings we can know a priori all that they imply. It was this ingenious suggestion, and Kant's distinction between the "world-in-itself" and the world as we know it (plus the implication of this distinction for metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and human freedom) that combine to make his CRITIQUE one of th monumental masterworks of all philosophy. (From backcover of the book).

buy this book 169. PHILOSOPHY: CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON (MEIKLEJOHN TRANSLATION)
by Immanuel Kant, Vasilis Politis (editor)
Publisher: Everymans Library (ISBN #: 046087358X, Paperback: 559 pages, April 1994)
» Submit a review

Summary
Book Description
Eighteenth century philosophy was in a crisis, the schism between rationalism and empiricism complicating the dispute over the status of religion and the threat of science. Committed equally to reason and experience, science and morality, Kant's aim was to place these concerns on a secure basis while limiting their claim to unqualified truth: the result is the Critique of Pure Reason (1781), a decisively influential and radically original work.

buy this book 170. PHILOSOPHY: FIRST PRINCIPLES
by Herbert Spencer
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (ISBN #: 0898757959, Paperback, 576 pp - 6th Edition, April 2002)
» Submit a review

Summary
FROM THE PUBLISHER
In this volume Spenser presents his formula of evolution, demonstrating that the whole of the cosmos, from the nebulae to moral sentiments, obeyed the same general laws. The theory offers a resolution of the most pressing debates in Victorian intellectual life: the contest between theism and atheism and proposed a solution to the dispute between Mill and Hamilton over the nature of the ultimate reality.

Previous | « | . 121-130 . 131-140 . 141-150 . 151-160 . 161-170 . 171-180 . 181-190 . 191-200 . 201-210 . | » | Next

 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this JAPANESE SCHOOL - CALLIGRAPHY
by
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
s
.
t
.
o
.
r
.
i
.
e
.
s
.
,
.

.
b
.
o
.
o
.
k
.
s
.

.
&
.

.
m
.
e
.
d
.
i
.
a
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °