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  • Wittgenstein's Novelsby Martin Klebes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Analyzing features of Wittgenstein's philosophical work and including in-depth textual analyses, this study investigates the impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work on contemporary German and French novelists. Drawing upon aesthetics, architectural history, philosophy of science, and photography, the book seeks to explain why references both to Wittgenstein... more...

  • Moralische Motivation bei Kantby Daniela Peine

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 24.92

    Der Mensch ist nicht nur Egoist, sondern auch ein moralisches Wesen. Wie aber kommt unsere Motivation zustande, uns im Alltag moralisch zu verhalten und neben den eigenen Interessen auch diejenigen unserer Mitmenschen zu berücksichtigen? Welche Erklärungsansätze bietet die Moraltheorie von Immanuel Kant? Lässt sich die Kantische Auffassung über die... more...

  • Epicureanismby Tim O'Keefe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Epicurean school of philosophy was one of the dominant philosophies of the Hellenistic period. Founded by Epicurus of Samos (century 341-270 BCE) it was characterized by an empiricist epistemology and a hedonistic ethics. This new introduction to Epicurus offers readers clear exposition of the central tenets of Epicurus' philosophy, with particular... more...

  • Ancient Scepticismby Harald Thorsrud

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Scepticism, a philosophical tradition that casts doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world and suggests suspending judgement in the face of uncertainty, has been influential since is beginnings in ancient Greece. Harald Thorsrud provides an engaging, rigorous introduction to the arguments, central themes and general concerns of ancient Scepticism,... more...

  • Understanding German Idealismby Will Dudley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    "Understanding German Idealism" provides an accessible introduction to the philosophical movement that emerged in 1781, with the publication of Kant's monumental "Critique of Pure Reason", and ended fifty years later, with Hegel's death. The thinkers of this period, and the themes they developed revolutionized almost every area of philosophy and had... more...

  • Alain Badiouby A. J. Bartlett; Justin Clemens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Alain Badiou is one of the world's most influential living philosophers. Few contemporary thinkers display his breadth of argument and reference, or his ability to intervene in debates critical to both analytic and continental philosophy. Alain Badiou: Key Concepts presents an overview of and introduction to the full range of Badiou's thinking.... more...

  • Understanding Hegelianismby Robert Sinnerbrink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    "Understanding Hegelianism" explores the ways in which Hegelian and anti-Hegelian currents of thought have shaped some of the most significant movements in twentieth-century European philosophy, particularly the traditions of critical theory, existentialism, Marxism and poststructuralism. The first part of the book examines Kierkegaard's existentialism... more...

  • Understanding Utilitarianismby Tim Mulgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Utilitarianism - a philosophy based on the principle of the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people - has been hugely influential over the past two centuries. Beyond ethics or morality, utilitarian assumptions and arguments abound in modern economic and political life, especially in public policy. An understanding of utilitarianism is... more...

  • Presocraticsby James Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The earliest phase of philosophy in Europe saw the beginnings of cosmology and rational theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethical and political theory. It saw the development of a wide range of radical and challenging ideas: from Thales' claim that magnets have souls and Parmenides' account that there is only one unchanging existent to the development... more...

  • David Armstrongby Stephen Mumford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    David (D. M.) Armstrong is one of Australia's greatest philosophers. His chief philosophical achievement has been the development of a core metaphysical programme, embracing the topics of universals, laws, modality and facts: a naturalistic metaphysics, consistent with a scientific view of the natural world. It is primarily through his owrk that Australian... more...