Автор: Lord Chesterfield Название: Lord Chesterfield`s Letters ISBN: 0199554846 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199554843 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8710 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: `My object is to have you fit to live; which, if you are not, I do not desire that you should live at all.`So wrote Lord Chesterfield in one of the most celebrated and controversial correspondences between a father and son. Chesterfield wrote almost daily to his natural son, Philip, from 1737 onwards, providing him with instruction in etiquette and the worldly arts. Praised in their day as a complete manual of education, and despised by Samuel Johnson for teaching `the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master`, these letters reflect the political craft of a leading statesman and the urbane wit of a man who associated with Pope, Addison, and Swift. The letters reveal Chesterfield`s political cynicism and his belief that his country had `always been goverened by the only two or three people, out of two or three millions, totally incapable ofgoverning`, as well as his views on good breeding. Not originally intended for publication, this entertaining correspondence illuminates fascinating aspects of eighteenth-century life and manners.
Автор: Locke John Название: Second Treatise of Government and a Letter Concerning Tolera ISBN: 0198732449 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198732440 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8710 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Locke`s Second Treatise is a classic of political philosophy. It helped entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and consent as guiding principles for modern Western democracy. His Letter calls for religious tolerance and separation of church and state. This edition offers an essential guide to these two foundational works.
Автор: Kail Название: Berkeley`s A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge ISBN: 1107001781 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107001787 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 45140 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: George Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge is a crucial text in the history of empiricism and in the history of philosophy more generally. Its central and seemingly astonishing claim is that the physical world cannot exist independently of the perceiving mind. The meaning of this claim, the powerful arguments in its favour, and the system in which it is embedded, are explained in a highly lucid and readable fashion and placed in their historical context. Berkeley's philosophy is, in part, a response to the deep tensions and problems in the new philosophy of the early modern period and the reader is offered an account of this intellectual milieu. The book then follows the order and substance of the Principles whilst drawing on materials from Berkeley's other writings. This volume is the ideal introduction to Berkeley's Principles and will be of great interest to historians of philosophy in general.