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History of Western philosophy books

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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: 21/11/2017

The Actual and the Possible Modality and Metaphysics in Modern Philosophy by Mark (Manchester Metropolitan University) Sinclair The Actual and the Possible Modality and Metaphysics in Modern Philosophy

The Actual and the Possible presents new essays by leading specialists on modality and the metaphysics of modality in the history of modern philosophy from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. It revisits key moments in the history of modern...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

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: 31/10/2017

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Includes the previously unpublished essay The philosopher as expert.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: 31/10/2017

Plato-Nietzsche The Other Way to Philosophize by Monique Dixsaut Plato-Nietzsche The Other Way to Philosophize

Uncovers in the works of Plato and Nietzsche, not some royal road to truth, but rather the intensity of their love and commitment to the life of thought, whatever it discovers and wherever it might lead.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

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: 15/10/2017

Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century Essential Readings by Carlos Alberto (Editor of the American Philosophical Association's Newsletter) 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

Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century Essential Readings by Carlos Alberto (Editor of the American Philosophical Association's Newsletter) 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

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Who Speaks for Nature? On the Politics of Science by Laura Ephraim Who Speaks for Nature? On the Politics of Science

Laura Ephraim reveals the origins and limits of scientists' remarkably resilient yet controversial authority to speak for nature. Through innovative readings of Descartes, Hobbes, Arendt, and others, she uncovers fresh insights into contemporary dilemmas surrounding the place of scientists in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Christian Theology by Daniel Whistler The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Christian Theology

From the shadow of the Kantian critique it to the Oxford debates over Darwinism that shook the discipline to the core, and from the death of God to the rise of new Evangelical movements, 19th-century theology was fundamentally reshaped by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Baudrillard and the Culture Industry Returning to the First Generation of the Frankfurt School by Amirhosein Khandizaji Baudrillard and the Culture Industry Returning to the First Generation of the Frankfurt School

This book attests to the importance of the theory of the culture industry today. By using Jean Baudrillard's work, the author reveals the semiotic aspects of the culture industry and explains the culture industry in the age of simulation and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/12/2017

Hegel's Foundation Free Metaphysics The Logic of Singularity by Gregory S (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Moss Hegel's Foundation Free Metaphysics The Logic of Singularity

Hegel's Foundation Free Metaphysics focuses on one question: What is it to be a universal? Moss demonstrates, through a close examination of Hegel's Doctrine of the Concept in his Science of Logic, how Hegel's concept of singularity is designed to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

The Oxford Handbook of Virtue by Nancy (Professor or Philosophy, Marquette University) Snow The Oxford Handbook of Virtue
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This volume provides a representative overview of philosophical work on virtue. Forty-two chapters by distinguished scholars offer insights and directions for further research. In addition to philosophy, authors also deal with virtues in religion and psychological perspectives on virtue.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2018

Understanding Franz Kafka by Allen Thiher Understanding Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka is without question one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. In Understanding Franz Kafka, Allen Thiher addresses the development of Kafka's work by analysing it in terms of its chronological unfolding, emphasizing the various phases...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

The Aftermath of Syllogism Aristotelian Logical Argument from Avicenna to Hegel by Marco Sgarbi The Aftermath of Syllogism Aristotelian Logical Argument from Avicenna to Hegel

Syllogism is a form of logical argument allowing one to deduce a consistent conclusion based on a pair of premises having a common term. Although Aristotle was the first to conceive and develop this way of reasoning, he left open...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation: Volume 2 by Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation: Volume 2

This monumental work presents Schopenhauer's metaphysics of the will, and wide-ranging philosophical reflections on psychology, desire, sex, death, and salvation.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

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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: 20/09/2017

The Fate of Transcendentalism Secularity, Materiality, and Human Flourishing by Bruce A. Ronda The Fate of Transcendentalism Secularity, Materiality, and Human Flourishing

Examines the mid-nineteenth-century flowering of American transcendentalism and shows the movement's influence on several subsequent writers, thinkers, and artists who have drawn inspiration and energy from the creative outpouring it produced. Bruce A. Ronda offers an account of the movement...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

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

A critical rhetorical history of American Transcendentalists that interprets a selection of their major works between the years 1821 and 1852 as political and ethical responses to the growing crises of their times. Nathan Crick argues that one of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers: Volume I by Wiep van Bunge Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers: Volume I


Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

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

The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret by Deceased Jacques (Ecole Pratique des Hautes-Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris) Derrida The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret


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

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

The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy: After Kant by Richard (University of Illinois) Schacht The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy: After Kant

The new standard anthology of nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

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 the idea of human dignity. In such contexts, the concept of dignity typically signifies something like the fundamental moral status belonging to...
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 the idea of human dignity. In such contexts, the concept of dignity typically signifies something like the fundamental moral status belonging to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

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