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Ferry, Luc

Works: 312 works in 1,472 publications in 9 languages and 16,630 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor, Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Publishing director, Contributor, Translator, wpr, 070, Adapter, Creator
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Most widely held works by Luc Ferry
French philosophy of the sixties : an essay on antihumanism by Luc Ferry( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of thought : a philosophical guide to living by Luc Ferry( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to philosophy focuses on the questions of what it means to be human and how to react to the reality of death by exploring ancient Stoic, Christian, early modern, and contemporary approaches as well as the views of Nietzsche
Heidegger and modernity by Luc Ferry( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new ecological order by Luc Ferry( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is ecology in the process of becoming the object of our contemporary passions, in the same way that Fascism was in the 30s, or Communism under Stalin? In The New Ecological Order, Luc Ferry offers a penetrating critique of the ideological root of the "Deep Ecology" movement spreading throughout the United States, Germany, and France. Traditional ecological movements, or "democratic ecology," seek to protect the environment of human societies; they are pragmatic and reformist. But another movement has become the refuge both of nostalgic counterrevolutionaries and of leftist illusions. This is "deep ecology." Its followers go beyond practical critique of human greed and waste: they call into question the very possibility of human coexistence with nature. Ferry launches his critique by examining early European legal cases concerning the status and rights of animals, including a few notorious cases where animals were brought to trial, found guilty, and publicly hanged. He then demonstrates that German Romanticism embraced certain key ideas of the deep ecology movement concerning the protection of animals and the environment. Later adopted by the Nazis, many of these ideas point to a profoundly antihumanistic component of deep ecology that is compatible with totalitarianism. Ferry shows how deep ecology casts aside all the gains of human autonomy since the Enlightenment. Far from denying our "duty in relation to nature," The New Ecological Order offers a bracing caution - against the dangers of environmental claims and, more important, against the threat to democracy contained in the deep ecology doctrine when pushed to its extreme
Homo aestheticus : the invention of taste in the democratic age by Luc Ferry( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The system of philosophies of history by Luc Ferry( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in French and English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because contemporary political philosophy owes a significant debt to the great nineteenth-century German philosophies of history, a sound knowledge of German Idealist philosophy is crucial to an understanding of our own time. In Political Philosophy 2, Luc Ferry provides not only a thorough introduction to German Idealism and its critics, but also an insightful look at contemporary political philosophy. Ferry begins this second volume of his ambitious three-volume Political Philosophy by considering both the structure and the potential political effects of the various philosophies of history born of German Idealism. He focuses on the key question of whether, and to what extent, the principle of reason may be said to govern the totality of the historically real. This leads to an examination of Hegel's criticism of the moral view of the world and to an assessment of the phenomenological criticism of Hegel put forth by Heidegger and Arendt. Ferry builds on the arguments set forth in Political Philosophy 1, which examines the contemporary philosophical retreat from the Enlightenment ideals of progress, reason, and freedom and also offers a cogent defense of a humanistic modernity. The earlier volume highlights in particular the thought of Leo Strauss, Heidegger, Kant, and Fichte. In volume 2, Ferry again turns to the political thought of Kant and Fichte. To Ferry, these two form a continuum between reform and revolution and thus allow for a moral view of the world that is rendered impossible by both Hegel's absolute affirmation, and Heidegger's absolute negation, of the principle of reason. Ferry devotes the rest of the book to a look at the problems raised by the practical philosophy of history, especially the antinomy that it in turn forms with rationalism. Written with Ferry's characteristic lucidity, this volume will appeal not only to all students of Heidegger and Arendt, but also to the nonspecialist reader interested in German Idealism
Rights : the new quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns by Luc Ferry( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom of the myths : how Greek mythology can change your life by Luc Ferry( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaning. Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the burden of mortality, and how to find one's place in the world. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages"--Publisher's description
Man made God : the meaning of life by Luc Ferry( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the good life? by Luc Ferry( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In What Is the Good Life? Luc Ferry argues that the question of the meaning of life, on which much philosophical debate throughout the centuries rested, has not vanished, but rather is posed differently today. Ferry points out the pressures in our secularized world that tend to reduce the idea of a successful life or "good life" to one of wealth, career satisfaction, and prestige. Without deserting the secular presuppositions of our world, he shows that we can give ourselves this richer sense of life's possibilities. The "good life" consists of harmonizing life's different forces in a way that enables one to achieve a sense of personal satisfaction in the realization of one's creative abilities."--Jacket
On love : a philosophy for the twenty-first century by Luc Ferry( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All the great ideals that gave life meaning in earlier societies--God, the nation, revolution, freedom, democracy--are in disarray today, widely questioned, and rejected outright by the many people who have lost faith in them. But there is another value, rooted in the birth of the modern family and in the passage from traditional to modern marriage, which has transformed our lives in profound and often unrecognized ways: love. It affects not only our personal lives but many aspects of our social and collective life, too, from art and education to politics. In this book, Luc Ferry shows how the quiet rise of love as the central value in modern societies has created a new principle of meaning and a new definition of the good life that requires a completely different kind of philosophical thinking. It forms the basis for a new philosophy for the twenty-first century and a new kind of humanism for the modern world--not a humanism of reason and rights, but a humanism of solidarity and sympathy. The ideal behind this new realism has nothing to do with nationalism and revolution: it has moved beyond the organized violence that was driven by deadly and often inhumane principles. Instead, it aims to prepare and ensure a future for those we love most: our future generations."--Jacket
Why we are not Nietzscheans( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From the rights of man to the republican idea by Luc Ferry( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the common element linking the right to health care and the right of free speech, the right to leisure and the right of free association, the right to work and the right to be protected? Debates on the rights of man abound in the media today, but all too often they remain confused and fail to recognize the fundamental political conceptions on which they hinge. Several French theorists have recently attempted a new account of rights, one that would replace the discredited Marxist view of rights as mere formalities concealing the realities of class domination. In this final volume of Political Philosophy, Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut summarize these efforts and put forward their own set of arguments. Organizing their reflections around the dichotomy between two kinds of rights - permissions and entitlements - Ferry and Renaut show that the rights of man as conceived by nineteenth-century liberal thinkers not only differ from, but actually oppose, those invoked by socialism. They point out, moreover, that the very notions of "the right" and "the left" have today become more equivocal than ever. Ferry and Renaut argue passionately that the breach between liberalism and socialism, and between the right and the left, can and must be healed by a recognition that both traditions have identified essential human rights. Where liberalism has identified the right of individuals to act against the state <permissions), so socialism has identified the right of individuals to oblige it <entitlements). A third right, the authors argue, must also be identified: the right of participation that is bound up with the idea of citizenship in a democratic republic. Brilliantly completing the ambitious Political Philosophy, this volume clearly traces the history of theoretical positions for and against the idea of the rights of man and offers an excellent introduction to the study of modern political philosophy
Le nouvel ordre écologique : l'arbre, l'animal et l'homme by Luc Ferry( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur, philosophe, se propose de présenter les "arrière-fonds idéologiques" de l'écologie. La question directrice de son essai est celle des capacités d'un humanisme non métaphysique à prendre en charge les questions d'environnement
La pensée 68 : essai sur l'anti-humanisme contemporain by Luc Ferry( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in French and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo aestheticus : l'invention du goût à l'âge démocratique by Luc Ferry( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie politique by Luc Ferry( Book )

54 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce que l'homme? by Luc Ferry( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dialogue en forme d'affrontement entre un philosophe et un biologiste
L'homme-Dieu : ou, Le sens de la vie by Luc Ferry( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une réflexion sur le sens de la vie dans le contexte socioculturel contemporain; les trois grands chapitres: l'humanisation du divin; la divinisation de l'humain; le sacré à visage humain
Philosophie politique by Luc Ferry( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in French and Multiple languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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French philosophy of the sixties : an essay on antihumanism
Heidegger and modernityThe new ecological orderHomo aestheticus : the invention of taste in the democratic ageThe system of philosophies of historyRights : the new quarrel between the Ancients and the ModernsMan made God : the meaning of lifeWhat is the good life?Why we are not NietzscheansFrom the rights of man to the republican idea
Alternative Names
Ferry Luc

Ferry, Luc, 1951-

Luc Ferry Frans filosoof

Luc Ferry französischer Bildungspolitiker

Luc Ferry French politician

Luc Ferry personnalité politique française

Luc Ferry polític francès

Luc Ferry político francés

Luc Ferry ranskalainen poliitikko

Люк Ферри

Ферри, Люк, 1951-

לוק פרי

לוק פרי פוליטיקאי צרפתי

페리, 뤼크 1951-

페리, 뤽 1951-

フェリー, L.

フェリー, リュック