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BEYOND INTERPRETATION: THE MEANING OF HERMENEUTICS FOR PHILOSOPHY, Vattimo, Gianni
61 Vattimo, Gianni BEYOND INTERPRETATION: THE MEANING OF HERMENEUTICS FOR PHILOSOPHY
Stanford University Press 1997 0804729948 / 9780804729949 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: Hermeneutics has had a pervasive influence on contemporary philosophy, soci al and cultural theory, literary criticism, and aesthetics. It has become s o widespread an instrument that its very meaning threatens to dissolve into vague generalities, empty of significance and wedded to a shallow relativi sm. In this book one of Europe's foremost contemporary philosophers provide s hermeneutics with a fresh relevance and a substantive account of its phil osophical meaning for science, ethics, religion, and art. Vattimo argues for a reading of hermeneutics that radicalizes it according to what the author calls its "nihilistic vocation," a term referring to the interpretive character of truth and taken from Nietzsche's statement that there are, in the modern period, no facts, only interpretations. Modernity, for Vattimo, is conceived as the advent of nihilism, and the central quest ion of the book is to ask what it means to take this nihilistic vocation se riously. This involves not simply accepting the current status of hermeneut ics, but evaluating why it appears when, and where, it does. By way of a response to a number of questions only briefly treated in the text, as well as to broaden the author's argumentation on various points, there is an appendix containing two previously published essays, "The Truth of Hermeneutics" and "The Reconstruction of Rationality." 
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THE END OF MODERNITY: NIHILISM AND HERMENEUTICS IN POSTMODERN CULTURE, Vattimo, Gianni
62 Vattimo, Gianni THE END OF MODERNITY: NIHILISM AND HERMENEUTICS IN POSTMODERN CULTURE
The Johns Hopkins University 1991 0801843170 / 9780801843174 Paperback Very Good 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book. Gianni Vattimo reexamines the roots of modernism and postmodernism in Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Heidegger. Exploring the links between concepts of nihilism and destiny in nineteenth-century humanism, Vattimo follows these trends in aesthetic and scientific theory from Benjamin to Bloch, Ricoeur, and Kuhn. 
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VOLTAIRE: SELECTIONS (GREAT PHILOSOPHERS), Voltaire
63 Voltaire VOLTAIRE: SELECTIONS (GREAT PHILOSOPHERS)
Macmillan Pub Co 1989 0023316101 / 9780023316104 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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BUDDHISM THE RELIGION OF NO-RELIGION (ALAN WATTS LOVE OF WISDOM), Watts, Alan
64 Watts, Alan BUDDHISM THE RELIGION OF NO-RELIGION (ALAN WATTS LOVE OF WISDOM)
Tuttle Publishing 1999 080483203X / 9780804832038 Paperback As New 
The taped lectures of Alan Watts have inspired a generation. Now, in handso mely designed little volumes, of which this is the first, they are appearin g in print form. Few people in the middle of the century spoke as eloquentl y as Watts about Zen. Here, five of his justly famous lectures?three of the so-called "Japan Lectures" and two, delivered on his Sausalito house boat, on Tibetan Buddhism?are now transcribed and compiled. Especially welcome i s the transcription of the renowned "Religion of No Religion" lecture in wh ich some of the most difficult Buddhist concepts are presented with such lu cidity as to make us gasp. Watts, an Episcopal priest who became a Zen scho lar, was an accomplished stylist; and although his famous voice and happy l aughter are missing now, his penetrating vision of Buddhism remains, and hi s lectures become brilliant prose in book form. This series, and this volum e in particular, will be important to any new student of the East's religio ns. 
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BECOME WHAT YOU ARE, Watts, Alan W.
65 Watts, Alan W. BECOME WHAT YOU ARE
Shambhala 2003 1570629404 / 9781570629402 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever.... You may believe yourself ou t of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."-from "Become What You Are In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life "just as it is," the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought. 
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HOBBES SELECTIONS, Woodbridge, Frederick J. E.
66 Woodbridge, Frederick J. E. HOBBES SELECTIONS
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SON 1958 Paperback Very Good 

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