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  • The Philosophy of Nietzscheby Rex Welson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This important new introduction to Nietzsche's philosophical work provides readers with an excellent framework for understanding the central concerns of his philosophical and cultural writings. It shows how Nietzsche's ideas have had a profound influence on European philosophy and why, in recent years, Nietzsche scholarship has become the battleground... more...

  • The Philosophy of Gadamerby Jean Grondin; Kathryn Plant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The ideas of the German philosopher, Hans-Georg Gadamer have had considerable influence both in their own right as the leading modern exposition of philosophical hermeneutics and interpreting the works of Heidegger, Plato and Hegel. This work covers the trail of Gadamer's thought. Taking 'Truth and Method' (1960, translated 1975) as the axis of the... more...

  • Michael Dummettby Bernhard Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Michael Dummett's approach to the metaphysical issue of realism through the philosophy of language, his challenge to realism, and his philosophy of language itself are central topics in contemporary analytic philosophy and have influenced the work of other major figures such as Quine, Putnam, and Davidson. This book offers an accessible and systematic... more...

  • The Philosophy of Sartreby Anthony Hatzimoysis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Playwright, novelist, political theorist, literary critic and philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80) remains an iconic figure. This book examines his philosophical ideas and methods. It is an introductory guide for the student who wishes to understand Sartre's philosophical argumentation. It reconstructs in plain language key instances of Sartre's... more...

  • Truthby Chase Wrenn

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    What is truth? Is there anything that all truths have in common that makes them true rather than false? Is truth independent of human thought, or does it depend in some way on what we believe or what we would be justified in believing? In what sense, if any, is it better for beliefs or statements to be true than to be false? In this engaging and... more...

  • Gilles Deleuze and Metaphysicsby Alain Beaulieu; Edward Kazarian; Julia Sushytska; Arnauld Villani; Alberto Anelli; Rocco Gangle; Sjoerd van Tuinen; Joshua Ramey; Daniel Whistler; Adrian Switzer; Gregory Kalyniuk; Thomas Nail; Mary Beth Mader

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This collection examines an aspect of Gilles Deleuze?s thought that has largely been neglected; whether or not Deleuze was a metaphysician. Answering this question may reveal the problematic nature of so-called postmodernism and the critique it leveled at the first philosophy, and it may help readers to better understand philosophy?s fate. ... more...

  • Philosophie als Text - Zur Darstellungsform der "Götzen-Dämmerung"by Axel Pichler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    This monograph examines the meaning and function of textuality and the aesthetic form of presentation in philosophy based on a close reading of selected passages from Nietzsche?s Twilight of the Idols . Drawing on philosophical and textual criticist theories, the study demonstrates the philosophical-cognitive valence of aesthetic forms... more...

  • Nietzsche und der Nihilismusby Eike Brock

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    The notion of nihilism assumes a prominent place in Nietzsche?s thinking during the 1880s. Yet he had already condemned nihilistic Western culture in The Birth of Tragedy ; in order to overcome nihilism, life must be aesthetically vindicated. The author analyzes the cultural and anthropological foundations of Nietzsche?s concept of nihilism.... more...

  • Weltanschauung, Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundertby Kurt Bayertz; Myriam Gerhard; Walter Jaeschke

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 45.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Die heute vorherrschende Meinung, nur die Naturwissenschaften seien in der Lage, uns das richtige Weltbild zu geben, bedarf der Korrektur. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes zeigen, daß der Diskurs, in dessen Verlauf den Naturwissenschaften im 19. Jahrhundert diese Rolle zugesprochen wurde, sich nicht auf Erkenntnisse stützen kann - sondern... more...

  • Weltanschauung, Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundertby Kurt Bayertz; Myriam Gerhard; Walter Jaeschke

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2007; US$ 45.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Darwins Schrift Über die Entstehung der Arten (1859) löste eine neue Debatte aus, die sich zeitlich und inhaltlich unmittelbar an den Materialismus- Streit anschloß. Umstritten war einerseits die wissenschaftliche Akzeptanz der Evolutionstheorie, andererseits die vor allem von Ernst Haeckel vertretene Verabsolutierung der Darwinschen... more...