[Robert L. Heilbroner] The Worldly Philosophers

  • Title: The Worldly Philosophers
  • Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Published: 1953
  • Publisher: Touchstone; New York
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-684-86214-9
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[Issue] Credibility

Credibility is the basic assumption with which we live together. We voluntarily give up some of our freedom to ensure that our state can provide a secure environment for all of us to share. This social contract is based on our mutual agreement, and the state plays a crucial role.

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[Deleuze & Guattari] Anti Oedipus

  • Title: L’Anti-Oedipe, (Anti Oedipus, capitalism and schizophrenia)
  • Author: Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari
  • Published: 1972
  • Translated by: Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 978-0-8166-1225-3

The book is about Ethics and provides the guide against Fascist life.

Preface by Michel Foucault.
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[Rawls vs. Nozick] Justice and Equality

  • A Theory of Justice (1971) – John Rawls
  • Anarchy, State and Utopia (1974) – Robert Nozick

In Ethics, the primary question is what is good and what is right. How does equality play the role here? Is equality the precondition of being just? Is equality the result of a just society? Has equality nothing to do with justice? Or does equality actually violate some justice?

The debate between Rawls and Nozick has been a hot topic of this context and helps you philosophize your own ideas.

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