The Philosopher s War

Adapted from A Girl's Guide to the Great War, Chapter 3: Equipment and Weaponry, Victoria Ferris-Smythe, 1940. RARELY IN HUMAN HISTORY HAS technology advanced so quickly or been so poorly understood by military and philosophical ...

The Philosopher s War

The “propulsive follow-up to emergency physician Miller’s imaginative debut, The Philosopher’s Flight” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) finds Robert Canderelli Weekes as a rookie Rescue and Evacuation flier on the front lines of World War I in France. He came to save lives, but has no idea how far he’ll have to go to win the war. Thanks to a stunning flying performance and a harrowing shootout in the streets of Boston, Robert Canderelli Weekes’s lifelong dream has come true: he’s the first male allowed to join the US Sigilry Corps’s Rescue and Evacuation service, an elite, all-woman team of flying medics. But as he deploys to France during the waning days of the Great War, Sigilwoman Third-Class Canderelli learns that carrying the injured from the front lines to the field hospital is not the grand adventure he imagined. His division, full of misfits and renegades, is stretched to the breaking point and has no patience for a man striving to prove himself. Slowly, Robert wins their trust and discovers his comrades are plotting to end the Great War by outlawed philosophical means. Robert becomes caught up in their conspiracy, running raids in enemy territory and uncovering vital intelligence. Friends old and new will need his help with a dangerous scheme that just might win the war overnight and save a few million lives. But the German smokecarvers have plans of their own: a devastating all-out attack that threatens to destroy the Corps and France itself. Naturally, Robert is trapped right in the thick of it. The Philosopher’s War is the electrifying next chapter in Robert Weekes’s story, filled with heroic, unconventional women, thrilling covert missions, romance, and, of course, plenty of aerial adventures. The second book in a series “that grabs readers from its opening lines and doesn’t loosen its grip or lessen its hold all the way through” (Associated Press), Tom Miller again brings Robert’s world to life with unrivaled imagination, ambition, and wit.

A Philosophy of War

The philosopher is always a human, always a biological, cultural, and thinking being; and against the positivist ambition ... The contention — if not the passion — here is that a philosophy of war should draw on knowledge gained from ...

A Philosophy of War

"War's origins are complex: they are found in the nebulous systems of thoughts generated in cultures over time. But while reason and explication can unravel those origins - and explain why man wages war - the task of abolishing war can never be completed by reason alone... The unfolding philosophy of war is much more complex than asserting that 'man is free to choose war and therefore he is free to not choose war.' We need to explore the causal relationships between his nature and his thinking, and in doing so we need to explore the realms of ideas that motivate and restrain him."The author presents a unique interdisciplinary framework for understanding war's nature and causation, examining biological and anthropological theories as well as relating traditional philosophical positions to war, from Plato to Sartre, Christianity to Marxism. This book is distinctive in producing a coherent theory of war that goes beyond the usual analyses and explanations generated in academic sub-disciplines. The range of philosophical analysis is broad and where appropriate the author applies his philosophical outline to particular conflicts such as the Vietnam War and the Thirty Years War. DR. ALEXANDER MOSELEY is a political philosophy editor for the IEP (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy) and is affiliated with the Mises Institute, the Cato Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies and with the US Society for Philosophy in a Contemporary World. He has lectured on the philosophy and morality of war at several British universities including the London School of Economics. Currently, he teaches Economics in the UK and is preparing a second volume to A Philosophy of War for publication in Fall 2002, to be followed by Great Philosophers On War.

A Philosophy of War

"War's origins are complex: they are found in the nebulous systems of thoughts generated in cultures over time.

A Philosophy of War

"War's origins are complex: they are found in the nebulous systems of thoughts generated in cultures over time. But while reason and explication can unravel those origins - and explain why man wages war - the task of abolishing war can never be completed.

The Philosopher Queen

monly portrayed in the media as a perfect example of an old - fashioned justified war . It was also a strong symbolic presence at the philosophy conference , because so many of us had been influenced by the work of European Jewish ...

The Philosopher Queen

The search for an ethic that is joyful and life-loving, yet politically and scientifically realistic, is at the root of Cuomo's recent philosophy.

There Are No Flowers in a War Zone

Even as I began to write and consolidate my thoughts for this book, I wasn’t sure who you would hear from in this undertaking, the war veteran or the philosopher. The philosopher speaks from the mind, the warrior from where it hurts.

There Are No Flowers in a War Zone

I am both the observer and the observed. I shift back and forth from the veteran who has experienced war to the philosopher who studies war and morality theoretically. While that ability may be helpful for my research as I need only to introspect to find the observations, the feelings, the emotions, and the pain that ultimately informs my philosophical inquiry, it is also confusing as I often feel somewhat schizophrenic, jumping back and forth from one “personality” to another. Even as I began to write and consolidate my thoughts for this book, I wasn’t sure who you would hear from in this undertaking, the war veteran or the philosopher. The philosopher speaks from the mind, the warrior from where it hurts. After some moments of heated internal debate, “we” decided you will hear from us both. Consequently, it is a very personal journey of introspection and analysis. From the perspective of the warrior, I reflect upon my wishes, dreams, fantasies, and perceptions of things I did, didn't do, ought to have done, and ought not to have done, as a Marine Officer in Vietnam, as a veteran working to come to grips with the experience, and as a friend and advisor to many veterans making the perilous journey of healing. Shifting to the perspective of the philosopher, I’ve included a number of essays that discuss, and unpack theoretical issues pertaining to morality and its relevance and application to the horror and devastation of war. Primarily, however, it is intended as a tribute and as a voice for the many who sacrificed so much, tragically in many cases unnecessarily, for their Country.

The Philosophy of the Kyoto School

According to the advocates of thephilosophy of world history”,30 the primary aim of the Great East Asia War was the liberation of East Asia from Anglo-American imperialism, but this liberation of East Asia would inevitably lead to the ...

The Philosophy of the Kyoto School

The main purpose of this book is to offer to philosophers and students abroad who show a great interest in Japanese philosophy and the philosophy of the Kyoto school major texts of the leading philosophers. This interest has surely developed out of a desire to obtain from the thought of these philosophers, who stood within the interstice between East and West, a clue to reassessing the issues of philosophy from the ground up or to drawing new creative possibilities.The present condition seems to be, however, that the material made available to further realize this kind of intellectual dialogue is far too scarce. This book is intended to be of some help in this regard.The book presents selected texts of representative philosophers of the Kyoto school such as Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, Miki Kiyoshi, Nishitani Keiji, and others who best illustrate the characteristics of this school, and works that together portray its image as a whole. Those who are interested in Japanese philosophy or specifically the philosophy of the Kyoto School can survey a comprehensive representation from this book.These texts are, of course, quite difficult and cannot be well understood without sufficient preliminary knowledge. Expository essays have therefore been included after each text to provide guidance. In each of these commentaries a scholar of our time with deep understanding of the philosopher in question has provided an account of his life, intellectual journey, and the significance of the text included here.From this book will emerge a new dialogue of ideas that in turn will engender new developments in philosophy, thereby further expanding the network of philosophical thought worldwide.

The Philosophy of the Daodejing

Modern Western nations could publicly define themselves by the wars they fought, a nation could claim to be “born” in a war. A war is, even today, often celebrated as a national effort. Here a people can show the world, and, ...

The Philosophy of the Daodejing

For centuries, the ancient Chinese philosophical text the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has fascinated and frustrated its readers. While it offers a wealth of rich philosophical insights concerning the cultivation of one's body and attaining one's proper place within nature and the cosmos, its teachings and structure can be enigmatic and obscure. Hans-Georg Moeller presents a clear and coherent description and analysis of this vaguely understood Chinese classic. He explores the recurring images and ideas that shape the work and offers a variety of useful approaches to understanding and appreciating this canonical text. Moeller expounds on the core philosophical issues addressed in the Daodejing, clarifying such crucial concepts as Yin and Yang and Dao and De. He explains its teachings on a variety of subjects, including sexuality, ethics, desire, cosmology, human nature, the emotions, time, death, and the death penalty. The Daodejing also offers a distinctive ideal of social order and political leadership and presents a philosophy of war and peace. An illuminating exploration, The Daodejing is an interesting foil to the philosophical outlook of Western humanism and contains surprising parallels between its teachings and nontraditional contemporary philosophies.

Methodologies of Comparative Philosophy

in the wake of the First World War, which came about relatively late in his career. This "war to end all wars" inspired him to expand the purview of his philosophical vision to include all of the world's traditions.

Methodologies of Comparative Philosophy

A much-needed consideration of methodology in comparative philosophy.

A Philosopher s Apprentice

He was somewhat older than the philosopher, a serious thinker of the Leonard Nelson school (few know of its very ... For, in post-war philosophy departments Heidegger was still most influential, particularly in Germany (I would like to ...

A Philosopher   s Apprentice

Both a Popper biography and an autobiography, Agassi's "A Philosopher's Apprentice" tells the riveting story of his intellectual formation in 1950s London, a young brilliant philosopher struggling with an intellectual giant - father, mentor, and rival, all at the same time. His subsequent rebellion and declaration of independence leads to a painful break, never to be completely healed. No other writer has Agassi's psychological insight into Popper, and no other book captures like this one the intellectual excitement around the Popper circle in the 1950s and the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s - personal, academic, political, all important philosophically. Agassi's Popper - whether one agrees with it or not - is an enormous contribution to scholarship. This second revised edition includes also Popper's and Agassi's last correspondence and, in a postscript it shows Agassi leafing through Popper's archives, reaching a sort of reconciliation, an appropriate ending to the drama. A must read. Malachi Hacohen, Duke University

The Philosopher s Demise

Actually , Michel said " the first pair , " but surely he was exaggerating . many mu ཁྱལ ཁྱད One evening early in World War II , just after dark , there came a furtive tapping on the door of Pastor Andre Trocmé's house in the small ...

The Philosopher s Demise

Watson found himself forced to learn to speak the language when he was invited to present a paper in Paris - in French. A private crash course and lessons at the Alliance Francaise only served to point out how difficult it can be to learn any foreign language, especially later in life.

The Philosopher s Dictionary Third Edition

lustice, retributive lust war fairly, or with equal concem and respect, or as free and equal moral AGENTs. Distributive justice is faimess of distribution of goods and benefits in a society. There is a good deal of philosophical ...

The Philosopher s Dictionary   Third Edition

The central aim of The Philosopher's Dictionary is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date guide of philosophical terms. Definitions are brief, clear, and user-friendly. Notes on usage, spelling, and pronunciation are included, and there are brief entries on hundreds of the best-known philosophers. Throughout, Martin writes in a style at once informative and authoritative, making difficult concepts intelligible without distorting them. The third edition has been revised throughout, and includes many new entries on philosophical concepts, from Berry's paradox to the Chinese room example to perfectionism and satisfice. The number of entries on active philosophers has also been considerable increased.

Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth

The Gulf War One of the more controversial examples given by Baudrillard could rather be described as a series of provocations. Before the breakout of the 1991 Gulf War he published an essay in the French newspaper Libération and, ...

Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth

This book bridges a gap between discussions about truth, human understanding, and epistemology in philosophical circles, and debates about objectivity, bias, and truth in journalism. It examines four major philosophical theories in easy to understand terms while maintaining a critical insight which is fundamental to the contemporary study of journalism. The book aims to move forward the discussion of truth in the news media by dissecting commonly used concepts such as bias, objectivity, balance, fairness, in a philosophically-grounded way, drawing on in depth interviews with journalists to explore how journalists talk about truth.

Philosophy and the Return of Violence

Kissinger, A World Restored, 1. The First World War has often been called the war of the philosophers. According to Kurt Flasch, it gave rise to more than 13,000 philosophical pamphlets in Germany alone.

Philosophy and the Return of Violence

A range of leading philosophers set the best resources of the philosophical tradition to the task of interpreting violence in its diverse expressions. High profile contributors include Critchley, Ricoeur, Bernasconi, and Waldenfels.

Think Like a Philosopher

Viewed from a modern perspective, the Austro-Hungarian army's summary execution of Serbs during World War I was clearly a war crime. The question is not limited to philosophy: it is also asked of other disciplines, including physics.

Think Like a Philosopher

Think Like a Philosopher is a fun introduction to the main concepts of philosophy, showing how the subject has a clear, practical, and vital purpose to our daily lives and thinking. Using a Q&A format and written in an amusing, easy-to-understand style, the author explains the philosophical arguments around questions such as: • Should I eat meat? • Does God exist? • Is capital punishment wrong? • Will a new iPhone make you happy? A light-hearted read that sheds light on how the world's greatest minds have approached so many of the questions we face on a daily basis.

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy

You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned Jason T. Eberl, Kevin S. Decker ... From giving one of his films a Star Wars–esque title (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), to creating bar scenes explicitly inspired by the famous Mos Eisley ...

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy

Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas’s creation is left philosophically unexamined in The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy. The editors of the original Star Wars and Philosophy strike back in this Ultimate volume that encompasses the complete Star Wars universe Presents the most far-reaching examination of the philosophy behind Star Wars – includes coverage of the entire film catalogue to date as well as the Expanded Universe of novels, comics, television series, games and toys Provides serious explorations into the deeper meaning of George Lucas’s philosophically rich creation Topics explored include the moral code of bounty-hunter favourite Boba Fett, Stoicism and the Jedi Order, the nature of the Dark Side, Anakin and Achilles in a nihilism face-off, feminism and being chained to a giant slug, cloning, de-extinction, fatherhood, Wookiees, loyalty, betrayal, guardians, republics, tyrants, terrorism, civic duty, friendship, family, and more! Publishing in time for the global release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015 – hotly anticipated to become the first film to top $3 billion in worldwide box office sales

Vietnam Remembrances of a War With Commentary By Nelson DeMille

I told the major that my research had convinced me that: I did not believe we could ever win a war of attrition. I did not support the philosophy of fortified hamlets. I did not agree with a search and destroy philosophy.

Vietnam  Remembrances of a War  With Commentary By Nelson DeMille

After viewing the 2017 PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the author recognized that Americans hold widely varying opinions about the effects and significance of the conflict. Immediately, he anticipated an opportunity to write about an historic event of which he not only knew something but in which he had also participated. Vietnam and what transpired there for millions of Americans, both at home and “in-country,” are distant and increasingly fading memories. The content herein comes from Vietnam War veterans and others, many of whose observations have never before appeared in print, and do not necessarily focus on the Burns-Novick documentary. In addition to new commentary, the author has recycled several earlier writings about his own service in the Marines and Vietnam.

Outlines of the Philosophy of Aristotle

Example is the process in which “ the major term is proved to belong to the middle term by a term like the minor term " —it ... [ To take Aristotle's instance , we reason that because the war between Thebes and Phocis was a war between ...

Outlines of the Philosophy of Aristotle


Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law

Even in a just war certain forms of violence are strictly inadmissible; and where a country's right to war is questionable and uncertain, the constraints on the means it can use are all the more severe. Acts permissible in a war of ...

Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law

With over sixty cases as support, this text presents the philosophy of law as a perpetual series of debates with overlapping lines and cross connections. Using law as a focus to bring into relief many social and political issues of pressing importance in contemporary society, this book encourages readers to think critically and philosophically. Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law centers on five major questions: What is law? What, if any, connection must there be between law and morality? When should law be used to restrict the liberty of individuals? To what extent should democratic states permit civil disobedience? What, if anything, justifies the infliction of punishment on those who violate the law? The extensive anthology of cases covers the mundane to the grandest of constitutional issues, including controversial topics like ownership of genetic material, capital punishment, and gay rights. Brief introductions to each case describe the central issue being litigated, the legal reasoning of the justices–both majority and dissenting–the decision of the court, and its philosophical significance.

Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes

Steps 2, 3, and 4: Traditional Desire-Based Accounts Traditional desire-based derivations infer from the Right of Nature along with their favored desire the necessity of awar of all against all”. Even proponents of these accounts have ...

Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes

In this book, S. A. Lloyd offers a radically new interpretation of Hobbes's laws of nature, revealing them to be not egoistic precepts of personal prudence but rather moral instructions for obtaining the common good. This account of Hobbes's moral philosophy stands in contrast to both divine command and rational choice interpretations. Drawing from the core notion of reciprocity, Lloyd explains Hobbes's system of "cases in the law of nature" and situates Hobbes's moral philosophy in the broader context of his political philosophy and views on religion. Offering ingenious new arguments, Lloyd defends a reciprocity interpretation of the laws of nature through which humanity's common good is secured.

A Philosopher s Wail

a war garden .. So I raise vegetables to help win the war . I deny myself some books and other intellectual " luxuries " . So I buy a liberty bond or two , to help win the war . I work in my garden bare headed .

A Philosopher s Wail