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- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 44.00
This is the first book to trace systematically the philosophical origins and development of the idea that the improvement of human understanding requires public activity, discussing the work of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, and Leibniz. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 50.00
This examination of three crucial periods in American history (the late eighteenth century, the civil war and the 1950s and 1960s) demonstrates how the conceptions of rights prevailing at each of these times grew from opposition to specific political adversities. This study will be a major contribution to political theory. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. In this volume a team of leading scholars presents the full range of Pascal's achievement and surveys the intellectual background of his thought and the reception of his work. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 48.00
This original and controversial book examines the geometrical method employed by Spinoza in his masterpiece the Ethics, and suggests that its purpose, in Spinoza's view, was not just to present claims and propositions but also to allow the readers to look at themselves and the world in a different way. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00
Bertrand Russell ranks as one of the giants of twentieth-century philosophy. Through his books, journalism, correspondence and political activity he exerted a profound influence on modern thought. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00
This volume offers clear, lively and balanced introductions to the most recent scholarship on Darwin and his intellectual legacies. The contributors examine Darwin's main scientific ideas and their development; Darwin's science in the context of its times; and the importance of Darwinian thought for the future of naturalist philosophy. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99
Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. This account discusses its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way we think about the world. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 79.00
Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions became the most widely read book about science in the twentieth century. In this book, the recent theories of concepts developed by cognitive scientists are used to evaluate and extend Kuhn's most influential ideas. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 27.00
How did Stoicism influence Western thought after Greek and Roman antiquity? Contributors for this volume include some of the leading international scholars of Stoicism as well as experts in later periods of philosophy. They trace the impact of Stoicism from late antiquity through the medieval and modern periods. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 86.00
The distinguished authors in the collection continue Schneewind's project by relating Kant's work to the historical context of his predecessors and to the empirical context of human agency. This will be a valuable resource for advanced students in philosophy, the history of ideas, and the history of political thought. more...