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Remarks on the Bibliography

This Bibliography is by no means meant to be complete. I will add new titles to this list whenever I think they would be missing; and I intend to include also titles that don't look much like philosophy. Please refer to the Book Review Pages for some reviews of books fitting into the thematic conception of this site.

The papers have their own respective bibliographies. With some exceptions, these books are not included here as they would be too special in regard to the topics they discuss. What you'll find here are selected titles I consider fitting for the general discussion and tv/movie discussion topics.







Anthropology and Society

General

  • David A. Hollinger. Postethnic America. New York: BasicBooks 1995.
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. The Disuniting of America. Reflections on a Multicultural Society. NY: W.W. Norton 1991/1998.
  • Frederick Jackson Turner. "The Significance of the Frontier in American History". C. Merton Babcock. The American Frontier. A social and literary record. NY: Holt, Rinehart&Winston, 1965. 29-42.

Urban Legends, Controversies in History

  • Rolf Wilhelm Brednich. Die Maus im Jumbo-Jet. Neue sagenhafte Geschichten von heute. Beck: München 1994
  • William Lewis Hertslet, Winfried Hofmann. Der Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte. Geschichtliche Irrtümer, Entstellungen und Erfindungen. Ullstein: Berlin 1997, 13th ed.
  • Walter Krämer, Götz Trenkler. Lexikon der populären Irrtümer. 500 kapitale Mißverständnisse, Vorurteile und Denkfehler von Abendrot bis Zeppelin. Piper: München 1999, 7th ed.
  • Ann Simon. The Real Science Behind The X-Files. Microbes, Meteorites, and Mutants. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
  • Stephen E. Whitfield, Gene Roddenberry. The Making of Star Trek. NY: Ballantine Books 1968.






Arts, Literary and Cultural Studies

General

  • Aristotle. Peri Poiêtikês.
  • Tyler Cowen. In Praise of Commercial Culture. Cambridge/London: Harvard University Press, 1998.
  • Herbert J. Gans. Popular Culture & High Culture. An Analysis and Evaluation of Taste. (Rev. and updated ed.) NY: BasicBooks, 1999.

TV/Movie Discussion Topics

  • Lawrence M. Krauss. The Physics of Star Trek. N.Y.: BasicBooks 1995
  • Brian Lowry. The Truth is Out There. The Official Guide to The X-Files. N.Y.: HarperPrism 1995
  • Brian Lowry. Trust No One. The Official Third Season Guide to The X-Files. N.Y.: HarperPrism 1996
  • Chris Rodley (ed.). Lynch on Lynch. London: Faber and Faber Limited 1997






History

General

  • Alan Brinkley. The Unfinished Nation. A Concise History of the American People. New York: McGraw-Hill, 21997.
  • Harold Underwood Faulkner/Tyler Kepner. America. Its History and People. Part 1, Washington: Harpers & Brothers, 1944.
  • Arthur Herman. Propheten des Niedergangs. Der Endzeitmythos im westlichen Denken. Berlin: Propyläen 1998. (The Idea of Decline in Western History. The Free Press: NY 1997.)
  • Heribert Illig. Das erfundene Mittelalter. Econ: Düsseldorf 1997, 4th ed.
  • Heribert Illig. Wer hat an der Uhr gedreht? Wie 300 Jahre Geschichte erfunden wurden. Econ&List: München 1999
  • Robert Lemm. Die Spanische Inquisition. Geschichte und Legende. Munich: dtv, 1996 (De Spaanse Inquisitie. Tussen geschiedenis en mythe. Kampen: Kok Angora, 1993)
  • Gerhard Prause. Niemand hat Kulumbus ausgelacht. Populäre Irrtümer der Geschichte richtiggestellt. Econ&List: München 1986
  • George B. Tindall/David E. Shi: America. A Narrative History. New York: Norton, 1989.

Totalitarianism

  • Robert Conquest. Stalin. Der totale Wille zur Macht. München: Ullstein 1993 (Stalin - Breaker of Nations. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1991)
  • Stéphane Courtois et al., Hg. Das Schwarzbuch des Kommunismus. Unterdrückung, Verbrechen und Terror. München/Zürich: Piper 1998 (Le livre noir du communisme. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont 1997)
  • Sebastian Haffner. Anmerkungen zu Hitler. München: Fischer Taschenbuch 1998 (München: Kindler 1978)
  • Sebastian Haffner. Germany: Jekyll & Hyde. 1939 - Deutschland von innen betrachtet. Berlin: Knaur 1998 (London: Secker and Warburg 1940)
  • John Keegan. The Mask of Command. London: Jonathan Cape 1987
  • Gerd Koenen. Utopie der Säuberung. Was war der Kommunismus? Berlin: Alexander Fest 1998
  • Golo Mann." Was bleibt von Karl Marx?" (1939) Zeiten und Figuren. Schriften aus vier Jahrzehnten. Frankfurt: Fischer 1989






Philosophy

General

  • Aristotle. Politics. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Jonathan Culler. Literary Theory. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997/2000.
  • Karl Popper. Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde. Band I+II. UTB: Tübingen 71992. (The Open Society and its Enemies, Volumes I & II. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1945.)

Post-Structuralism

  • Roland Barthes. "The Death of the Author," Roland Barthes. Image, Music, Text. New York: Hill & Wang, 1977, 142-148.
  • Jonathan Culler. Literary Theory. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997/2000.
  • Jacques Derrida. L'ecriture et la différence. Paris 1965
  • Michel Foucault. Le mots et les choses. Paris 1966
  • Michel Foucault. Die Ordnung des Diskurses. Frankfurt: Fischer 1991, 11 (L'ordre du discours. Paris: Gallimard 1972)
  • Ross C Murfin. "What is deconstruction?" Henry James, The Turn of the Screw. Ed. Peter G. Beidler. Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series. Ed. Ross C Murfin. Boston, N.Y.: Bedford-St. Martin‘s 1995. 179-192
  • Hayden White, "The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality", The Content and the Form. Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989, 1-10.

Transcendentalism

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson. "The American Scholar". Nina Baym et al, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 4th ed., shorter. N.Y.: Norton 1995, 467-480
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Nature". Nina Baym et al, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 4th ed., shorter. N.Y.: Norton 1995, 440-467
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Representative Men". Essays and Lectures. N.Y.: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 1983
  • Henry David Thoreau. "Resistance to Civil Government". Nina Baym et al, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 4th ed., shorter. N.Y.: Norton 1995, 773-788
  • Henry David Thoreau. "Walden, or Life in the Woods". Nina Baym et al, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 4th ed., shorter. N.Y.: Norton 1995, 788-884






Science, Metaphysics and Religion

Science

  • Joachim Bublath. Das neue Bild der Welt: Chaos, Relativität, Weltformel. Wien: Ueberreuter, 1992
  • Stephen W. Hawking. A Brief History of Time. N.Y.: Bantam 1988

Metaphysics





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