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Brandom by Ronald Loeffler Brandom

Robert Brandom is one of the most renowned American philosophers today, discussed widely in analytic as well as continental philosophical communities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Brandom by Ronald Loeffler Brandom

Robert Brandom is one of the most renowned American philosophers today, discussed widely in analytic as well as continental philosophical communities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Advances in Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology by Jennifer (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) Nado Advances in Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology
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The rise of experimental philosophy is generating pressing methodological questions for philosophers. Can findings from experimental studies hold any significance for philosophy as a discipline? Can philosophical theorizing be improved through consideration of such studies? Do these studies threaten traditional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir by Nancy Bauer A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir

The work of Simone de Beauvoir has endured and flowered in the last two decades, thanks primarily to the lasting influence of The Second Sex on the rise of academic discussions of gender, sexuality, and old age.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Walter Benjamin and the Post-Kantian Tradition by Philip Homburg Walter Benjamin and the Post-Kantian Tradition

Walter Benjamin and the Post-Kantian Tradition engages with Benjamin as a theorist of a historical and philosophical problematic, and demonstrates how Benjamin moves from an aspiring idealist philosopher to a politically engaged Marxist critic without abandoning the theoretical project he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

The Genesis of Living Forms by Raymond Ruyer The Genesis of Living Forms

The Genesis of Living Forms represents the first English-language translation of a key work by Raymond Ruyer, an important yet neglected figure in the history of twentieth century French thought.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Ricoeur and Castoriadis in Discussion On Human Creation, Historical Novelty, and the Social Imaginary by Suzi Adams Ricoeur and Castoriadis in Discussion On Human Creation, Historical Novelty, and the Social Imaginary

This volume makes available for the first time an encounter between Ricoeur and Castoriadis on questions of human creation, social imaginaries, history, and the imagination to an English speaking audience. As such it represents a highly significant resource for scholars,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Ricoeur and Castoriadis in Discussion On Human Creation, Historical Novelty, and the Social Imaginary by Suzi Adams Ricoeur and Castoriadis in Discussion On Human Creation, Historical Novelty, and the Social Imaginary

This volume makes available for the first time an encounter between Ricoeur and Castoriadis on questions of human creation, social imaginaries, history, and the imagination to an English speaking audience. As such it represents a highly significant resource for scholars,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2017

The Genesis of Living Forms by Raymond Ruyer The Genesis of Living Forms

The Genesis of Living Forms represents the first English-language translation of a key work by Raymond Ruyer, an important yet neglected figure in the history of twentieth century French thought.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2017

Birth of a New Earth The Radical Politics of Environmentalism by Adrian Parr Birth of a New Earth The Radical Politics of Environmentalism

In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Birth of a New Earth The Radical Politics of Environmentalism by Adrian Parr Birth of a New Earth The Radical Politics of Environmentalism

In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The End of Progress Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory by Amy Allen The End of Progress Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory

Amy Allen fractures critical theory from within by dispensing with its progressive reading of history while retaining its notion of progress as a political imperative, so eloquently defended by Adorno. Critical theory, according to Allen, is the best resouce we...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Habermas Handbook by Hauke Brunkhorst The Habermas Handbook

Jurgen Habermas is among the most influential philosophers of our time. His diagnosis of contemporary society and concepts such as the public sphere, communicative rationality, and cosmopolitanism have influenced virtually all academic disciplines, spurred political debates, and shaped intellectual life...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Nietzsche's Final Teaching by Michael Allen Gillespie Nietzsche's Final Teaching

In the seven and a half years before his collapse into madness, Nietzsche completed Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the best-selling and most widely read philosophical work of all time, as well as six additional works that are today considered required reading...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Recognition or Disagreement A Critical Encounter on the Politics of Freedom, Equality, and Identity by Axel Honneth Recognition or Disagreement A Critical Encounter on the Politics of Freedom, Equality, and Identity

Axel Honneth is known for his critique of modern society centered on a concept of recognition. Jacques Ranciere has advanced a theory of modern politics based on disagreement. Underpinning their thought is a concern for the logics of exclusion and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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Grand Hotel Abyss The Lives of the Frankfurt School by Stuart Jeffries Grand Hotel Abyss The Lives of the Frankfurt School

This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter today In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt, determined to explain the workings of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Kosmos Noetos The Metaphysical Architecture of Charles S. Peirce by Ivo Assad Ibri Kosmos Noetos The Metaphysical Architecture of Charles S. Peirce

This pioneering book presents a reconstitution of Charles Sanders Peirce philosophical system as a coherent architecture of concepts that form a unified theory of reality. Historically, the majority of Peircean scholars adopted a thematic approach to study isolated topics such...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

It is Right to Rebel by Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Victor, Philippe Gavi It is Right to Rebel
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The early 1970s were a crucial period in the political and intellectual climate of France. The newspaper Liberation was founded in the wake of the protest movements of 1968 and the country was gripped by industrial, political and civil unrest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Exploring Practical Philosophy: From Action to Values by Dr. Dan Egonsson, Jonas Josefsson, Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen Exploring Practical Philosophy: From Action to Values
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This title was first published in 28/11/2001: The broad label 'practical philosophy' brings together such topics as ethics and metaethics as well as philosophy of law, society, art and religion. In practical philosophy, theory of value and action is basic,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Edge of Reason A Rational Skeptic in an Irrational World by Julian Baggini The Edge of Reason A Rational Skeptic in an Irrational World

An urgent defense of reason, the essential method for resolving-or even discussing-divisive issues Reason, long held as the highest human achievement, is under siege. According to Aristotle, the capacity for reason sets us apart from other animals, yet today it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy by Rebecca A. Rozelle-Stone Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy

Offering new insight into the pertinence of Simone Weil's thought, this volume situates her in the Continental discourses which constituted her philosophical background, her milieu, and which frequently reflected her departures from her contemporaries.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Alterity and Criticism Tracing Time in Modern Literature by Wiliam D. Melaney Alterity and Criticism Tracing Time in Modern Literature

This volume engages in discussions of cultural semiotics and late phenomenology, and provides insights into how modern literature provides one way of assessing the possibility of World Literature for our own time. It will be of interest to students and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Entre Nous by Emmanuel Levinas Entre Nous

Entre Nous is a major collection of essays representing the culmination of Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy. Bringing together his most important work in a single volume the book reveals the development of his thought over nearly forty years of committed inquiry....
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Beyond the Chains of Illusion My Encounter with Marx and Freud by Erich Fromm Beyond the Chains of Illusion My Encounter with Marx and Freud

First published in 1962 Beyond the Chains of Illusion is Fromm's landmark book about Marx and Freud. Here he delivers original readings of these hugely influential thinkers and, in doing so, offers us new ways of understanding the individual and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

On Forgiveness and Revenge Lessons from an Iranian Prison by Ramin Jahanbegloo On Forgiveness and Revenge Lessons from an Iranian Prison

A powerful and moving philosophical reflection on revenge and forgiveness in our contemporary, conflict-fuelled world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Sibling Action The Genealogical Structure of Modernity by Stefani Engelstein Sibling Action The Genealogical Structure of Modernity

Beginning in the late eighteenth century, Europeans embarked on a new way of classifying the world, devising genealogies that determined degrees of relatedness by tracing heritage through common ancestry. This methodology organized historical systems into family trees, transforming the closest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Pragmatism and the European Traditions Encounters with Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology before the Great Divide by Maria (University College Dublin, Ireland) Baghramian Pragmatism and the European Traditions Encounters with Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology before the Great Divide
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The turn of the twentieth century witnessed the birth of two distinct philosophical schools in Europe: analytic philosophy and phenomenology. The history of 20th-century philosophy is often written as an account of the development of one or both of these...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Pragmatism, Pluralism, and the Nature of Philosophy by Scott F. Aikin, Robert B. Talisse Pragmatism, Pluralism, and the Nature of Philosophy
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Ancient Sources, Modern Appropriations The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer by Hans-Georg Gadamer Ancient Sources, Modern Appropriations The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer

Throughout his long career, Gadamer wrote and taught widely on the philosophy of the Ancient world. In this volume, moving from the Pre-Socratics to Plato, Gadamer explores the legacy that Ancient thought left for such philosophical giants as Kant, Schleiermacher...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Interpreting J. L. Austin Critical Essays by Savas L. Tsohatzidis Interpreting J. L. Austin Critical Essays

This book presents fresh perspectives on the context and significance of Austin's philosophies of language, truth, perception, and knowledge.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

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Spurs Nietzsche's Styles/Eperons: Les Styles De Nietzsche by Jacques Derrida Spurs Nietzsche's Styles/Eperons: Les Styles De Nietzsche

Nietzsche has recently enjoyed much scrutiny from the nouveaux critiques. Jacques Derrida, the leader of that movement, here combines in his strikingly original and incisive fashion questions of sexuality, politics, writing, judgment, procreation, death, and even the weather into a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Given Time I. Counterfeit Money by Jacques Derrida Given Time I. Counterfeit Money

Is giving possible? Is it possible to give without immediately entering into a circle of exchange that turns the gift into a debt to be returned? This question leads Jacques Derrida to make out an irresolvable paradox at what seems...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Work of Mourning by Jacques Derrida The Work of Mourning

Jacques Derrida is, in the words of the New York Times, perhaps the world's most famous philosopher if not the only famous philosopher. He often provokes controversy as soon as his name is mentioned. But he also inspires the respect...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

On ne nait pas femme: on le devient The Life of a Sentence by Bonnie (Head of Philosophy and Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon) Mann On ne nait pas femme: on le devient The Life of a Sentence
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This collection of essays takes up the most famous feminist sentence ever written, Simone de Beauvoir's < On ne nait pas femme: on le devient,> finding in it a flashpoint of feminist thinking. Two controversies emerge from this sentence which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Ricoeur's Personalist Republicanism Personhood and Citizenship by Dries Deweer Ricoeur's Personalist Republicanism Personhood and Citizenship

This book explores Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology and political philosophy. It is unique in its emphasis on the personalist perspective in the work of Paul Ricoeur and on the existence of a distinct, personalist branch of republicanism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Gilles Deleuze and the Theater of Philosophy by Constantin V. Boundas Gilles Deleuze and the Theater of Philosophy

This collection, first published in 1994, contains thirteen critical essays by established scholars from the fields of philosophy, literary criticism, feminist theory, politics, and sociology, and a new essay by Deleuze himself. That the contributors are from a variety of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Jacques Derrida by Jacques Derrida

This collection of essays on Jacques Derrida, first published in 2004, spans nearly thirty years of critical thinking about Derrida's work. The articles selected here have never previously been collected, yet they are significant contributions that illuminate difficult and important...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy by Various Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

This 11-volume set reissues a host of classic titles on Continental Philosophy. Written by leading scholars in the field, they form an essential reference resource that tackles philosophers and subjects such as Deleuze, Derrida, hermeneutics and phenomenology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy by Anthony Gottlieb The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The author of the celebrated The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to RousseauIn a short period - from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution - Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Concept in Crisis Reading Capital Today by Nick Nesbitt The Concept in Crisis Reading Capital Today

The contributors to The Concept in Crisis-who include Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Emily Apter, Warren Montag, and Bruno Bosteels-reconsider the landmark 1965 work Reading Capital and renew its call for a symptomatic critique of capitalism and culture for the twenty-first...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

The Concept in Crisis Reading Capital Today by Nick Nesbitt The Concept in Crisis Reading Capital Today

The contributors to The Concept in Crisis-who include Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Emily Apter, Warren Montag, and Bruno Bosteels-reconsider the landmark 1965 work Reading Capital and renew its call for a symptomatic critique of capitalism and culture for the twenty-first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

French Philosophy Today New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour by Christopher Watkin French Philosophy Today New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Alain Badiou, Quentin Meillassoux, Catherine Malabou, Michel Serres and Bruno Latour: this comparative, critical analysis shows the promises and perils of new French philosophy's reformulation of the idea of the human.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Political Concepts A Critical Lexicon by Adi Ophir, Ann Laura Stoler Political Concepts A Critical Lexicon
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Essays by major contemporary figures in political philosophy, anthropology, and cultural studies presenting an original reflection on the question what is a particular concept (classic concepts in politics as well as newly politicized concepts) and asking what sort of work...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Political Concepts A Critical Lexicon by Adi Ophir, Ann Laura Stoler Political Concepts A Critical Lexicon
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Essays by major contemporary figures in political philosophy, anthropology, and cultural studies presenting an original reflection on the question what is a particular concept (classic concepts in politics as well as newly politicized concepts) and asking what sort of work...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Astudiaethau Athronyddol: 6. Argyfwng Hunaniaeth a Chred - Ysgrifau ar Athonyddiaeth J. R. Jones by E. Gwynn Matthews Astudiaethau Athronyddol: 6. Argyfwng Hunaniaeth a Chred - Ysgrifau ar Athonyddiaeth J. R. Jones


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

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