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  • Philosophical Temperamentsby Peter Sloterdijk; Creston Davis; Thomas Dunlap

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Peter Sloterdijk turns his keen eye to the history of western thought, conducting colorful readings of the lives and ideas of the world?s most influential intellectuals. Featuring nineteen vignettes rich in personal characterizations and theoretical analysis, Sloterdijk?s companionable volume casts the development of philosophical thinking not as... more...

  • Scientific Development and Misconceptions Through the Ages: A Reference Guideby Robert Krebs

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 66.95

    The evolution of science through the ages has often been marred by people's misconceptions. From pre-historic times, when myths played a major role in people's lives, to present-day debates concerning the environment, people have sought ways to explain the world around them and have often come up with incorrect answers. Science has grown through the... more...

  • The Portable Kristevaby Kelly Oliver

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    As a linguist, Julia Kristeva has pioneered a revolutionary theory of the sign in its relation to social and political emancipation; as a practicing psychoanalyst, she has produced work on the nature of the human subject and sexuality, and on the "new maladies" of today's neurotic. The Portable Kristeva is the only fully comprehensive compilation... more...

  • Deconstructing Dignityby Scott Cutler Shershow

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The right-to-die debate has gone on for centuries, playing out most recently as a spectacle of protest surrounding figures such as Terry Schiavo. In  Deconstructing Dignity , Scott Cutler Shershow offers a powerful new way of thinking about it philosophically. Focusing on the concepts of human dignity and the sanctity of life, he employs Derridean... more...

  • The Verge of Philosophyby John Sallis

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    The Verge of Philosophy is both an exploration of the limits of philosophy and a memorial for John Sallis’s longtime friend and interlocutor Jacques Derrida. The centerpiece of the book is an extended examination of three sites in Derrida’s thought: his interpretation of Heidegger regarding the privileging of the question; his account... more...

  • The Ideological Origins of the British Empireby David Armitage

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    Comprehensive history of British conceptions of empire from the 1540s to the 1740s. more...

  • Science and the Pursuit of Wisdomby Leemon McHenry

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 154.00

    Nicholas Maxwell's provocative and highly-original philosophy of science urges a revolution in academic inquiry affecting all branches of learning, so that the single-minded pursuit of knowledge is replaced with the aim of helping people realize what is of value in life and make progress toward a more civilized world. This volume of essays from an... more...

  • Ästhetik nach Wittgensteinby Yves Bossart

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 137.00

    Why does something please us? Is there right and wrong in aesthetics? What is the value of art? What do philosophical and aesthetic problems have in common? Wittgenstein worked intensively on these and other questions and wrote of the ?strange resemblance? between aesthetics and philosophy. This study shows how Wittgenstein?s arguments have substantially... more...

  • Alfred North Whiteheadby Michel Weber; François Beets; Michel Dupuis

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 119.00

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  • Doubtful Certaintiesby Margit Gaffal; Jesús Padilla Gálvez

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 125.00

    To what extent can we doubt certainties? How are certainties expressed in words? Which language games convey certainty? To answer these questions we have to recall the method Wittgenstein used in his investigations. When we look at language games and forms of life as inseparable phenomena, do forms of life then provide any certainty? On the other hand,... more...