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History of Western philosophy books

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Levinas, Kant and the Problematic of Temporality by Adonis Frangeskou Levinas, Kant and the Problematic of Temporality

The book offers an ethical interpretation of the Critique of Pure Reason by establishing the historical connection between the problematic of Temporality in the philosophies of Heidegger and Levinas on the one hand, and the ground-laying of metaphysics in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2017

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature by Richard Rorty, Michael Williams, David Bromwich Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
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Includes the previously unpublished essay The philosopher as expert.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Keys of Power The Rhetoric and Politics of Transcendentalism by Nathan Crick The Keys of Power The Rhetoric and Politics of Transcendentalism

Examines transcendentalism as a distinct rhetorical genre concerned primarily and self-consciously with questions of power
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

The Concept of History by Dmitri (The New School for Social Research, New York, USA) Nikulin The Concept of History
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The Concept of History reflects on the presuppositions behind the contemporary understanding of history that often remain implicit and not spelled out. It is a critique of the modern understanding of history that presents it as universal and teleological, progressively...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Dialogical Imaginations - Aisthesis as Social Perception and New Ideas of Humanism by Michael F. Zimmermann, Gernot Muller, Christian Sauer, Professor Kerstin Schmidt Dialogical Imaginations - Aisthesis as Social Perception and New Ideas of Humanism
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We tend to think of imagination as private, originating from our innermost selves and language as something that is created in communication. Turning this idea on its head, the contributors to Dialogical Imaginations start from the provocative premise that imagination...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2017

Of Spirit Heidegger and the Question by Jacques Derrida Of Spirit Heidegger and the Question

I shall speak of ghost, of flame, and of ashes. These are the first words of Jacques Derrida's lecture on Heidegger. It is again a question of Nazism of what remains to be thought through of Nazism in general and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

A City of Heretics Francois Laruelle's Non-Philosophy and its variants by Anthony Paul (La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA) Smith A City of Heretics Francois Laruelle's Non-Philosophy and its variants
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Francois Laruelle has been developing his project of non-philosophy since the 1970s. Throughout this time he has aimed at nothing less than the discovery and development of a new form of thinking that draws its material from philosophy and related...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Postmodernism Philosophy and the Arts by Hugh J. Silverman Postmodernism Philosophy and the Arts

This book, first published in 1990, addresses the broad cultural phenomenon that is postmodernism. The first part of the book raises some general theoretical questions about postmodernism - its language and its politics, for example. The second section attends to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

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What is Orientation in Global Thinking? A Kantian Inquiry by Katrin Flikschuh What is Orientation in Global Thinking? A Kantian Inquiry

Uses Kant's philosophical method to show how global justice theories depend on acknowledgement of the intelligibility of contextually alien thought.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

On Purpose by Michael Ruse On Purpose

A brief, accessible history of the idea of purpose in Western thought, from ancient Greece to the present Can we live without the idea of purpose? Should we even try to? Kant thought we were stuck with purpose, and even...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century Essential Readings by Carlos Alberto Sanchez Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century Essential Readings

A collection of influential texts in Mexican philosophy, representing a period of Mexican thought and culture beginning with the Mexican Revolution and culminating in la filosofia de lo mexicano. The editors' Introduction highlights the significance of this tradition as one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century Essential Readings by Carlos Alberto Sanchez Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century Essential Readings

A collection of influential texts in Mexican philosophy, representing a period of Mexican thought and culture beginning with the Mexican Revolution and culminating in la filosofia de lo mexicano. The editors' Introduction highlights the significance of this tradition as one...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Conceiving Nature after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel The Philosopher's Guide to the Universe by Richard Dien Winfield Conceiving Nature after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel The Philosopher's Guide to the Universe

This book defies the reigning dismissal of the philosophy of nature by turning to what Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel have had to say about nature and critically thinking through their arguments to reconstruct a comprehensive account of the universe. Aided...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Heidegger and the Death of God Between Plato and Nietzsche by Duane Armitage Heidegger and the Death of God Between Plato and Nietzsche

This book presents a reading of Martin Heidegger's philosophy as an effort to strike a middle position between the philosophies of Plato and Friedrich Nietzsche.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology by Marten Bjork Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology

This book probes the relationship between Martin Heidegger and theology in light of the discovery of his Black Notebooks, which reveal that his privately held Antisemitism and anti-Christian sentiments were profoundly intertwined with his philosophical ideas.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Ontologies of Nature Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations by Gerard Kuperus Ontologies of Nature Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations

By providing ontologies of nature from the perspective of the history of philosophy and of contemporary philosophy alike, the book shows that such perspectives need to be seen in dialogue with each other in order to offer a deeper and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2017

Agamben'S Philosophical Lineage by Adam Kotsko, Carlo Salzani Agamben'S Philosophical Lineage
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Looking at figures including Michel Foucault, St Paul, Nietzsche, the Marquis de Sade, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt, this one-stop reference to Agamben s influences covers 30 thinkers: his primary interlocutors, his secondary references, and the figures who lurk in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Agamben'S Philosophical Lineage by Adam Kotsko, Carlo Salzani Agamben'S Philosophical Lineage
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Looking at figures including Michel Foucault, St Paul, Nietzsche, the Marquis de Sade, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt, this one-stop reference to Agamben s influences covers 30 thinkers: his primary interlocutors, his secondary references, and the figures who lurk in...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/10/2017

Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities by Dean of Students and Professor of Humanities Christopher A (Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics) Shrock Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Defends Reid's Common Sense philosophy against the claim that perception does not allow us to experience the physical world With a new reading of Thomas Reid on primary and secondary qualities, Christopher A. Shrock illuminates the Common Sense theory of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Nietzsche and Montaigne by Robert Miner Nietzsche and Montaigne

This book is a historically informed and textually grounded study of the connections between Montaigne, the inventor of the essay, and Nietzsche, who thought of himself as an attempter. In conversation with the Essais, Nietzsche developed key themes of his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

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Questioning Foundations Truth, Subjectivity and Culture by Hugh J. Silverman Questioning Foundations Truth, Subjectivity and Culture

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Dignity A History by Remy (Associate Professor of Philosophy, The University of Memphis) Debes Dignity A History
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In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to human dignity. Dignity refers to the fundamental moral worth or status supposedly belonging to all persons equally. But this is relatively new....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

Dignity A History by Remy (Associate Professor of Philosophy, The University of Memphis) Debes Dignity A History
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In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to human dignity. Dignity refers to the fundamental moral worth or status supposedly belonging to all persons equally. But this is relatively new....
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

Embodiment A History by Justin E. H. (University Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Paris VII (Denis Diderot)) Smith Embodiment A History
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Embodiment-having, being in, or being associated with a body-is a feature of the existence of many entities, perhaps even of all entities. Why entities should find themselves in this condition is the philosophical problem that concerns the present volume. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Embodiment A History by Justin E. H. (University Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Paris VII (Denis Diderot)) Smith Embodiment A History
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Embodiment-having, being in, or being associated with a body-is a feature of the existence of many entities, perhaps even of all entities. Why entities should find themselves in this condition is the philosophical problem that concerns the present volume. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

The Significance of the Lvov-Warsaw School in the European Culture by Anna Brozek The Significance of the Lvov-Warsaw School in the European Culture

This volume is a result of the international symposium The Tradition of the Lvov-Warsaw School in European Culture, which took place in Warsaw, Poland, September 2015. It collects almost all the papers presented at the symposium as well as some...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/06/2017

Thinking with Rousseau From Machiavelli to Schmitt by Helena (City University of New York) Rosenblatt Thinking with Rousseau From Machiavelli to Schmitt

Rousseau's relation to the Western intellectual tradition is re-examined through a series of 'conversations' between Rousseau and other 'great thinkers'.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2017

Umberto Eco, The Da Vinci Code, and the Intellectual in the Age of Popular Culture by Douglass Merrell Umberto Eco, The Da Vinci Code, and the Intellectual in the Age of Popular Culture

This book provides a philosophical overview of Umberto Eco's historical and cultural development as a unique, internationally recognized public intellectual who communicates his ideas to both an academic and a popular audience. It describes Eco's intellectual development from his childhood...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/06/2017

Thinking about the Emotions A Philosophical History by Alix (Chancellor's Fellow, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh) Cohen Thinking about the Emotions A Philosophical History
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Leading philosophers offer a rich survey of the development of our understanding of the emotions, discussing major thinkers from antiquity to the 20th century. Thinking about the Emotions is a fascinating and illuminating study of how philosophers have grappled with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017

The New Politics of Materialism History, Philosophy, Science by Sarah Ellenzweig The New Politics of Materialism History, Philosophy, Science

New materialism challenges the mechanistic models characteristic of early modern philosophy that regarded matter as largely passive and inert. Instead it gives weight to topics often overlooked in such accounts: agency, vitalism, complexity, contingency, and self-organization. This collection, which includes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

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