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  • Freedom and Solidarityby Fred Dallmayr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    The prevailing Western paradigm is modernity: a model focused on individual liberty, secularism, and the scientific control of nature. This worldview emerged from the break with the medieval and classical past and advanced a philosophy in which the solitary mind opposes the rest of the world. Although there is a simple appeal in this binary structure,... more...

  • Russell Kirkby Bradley J. Birzer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 34.95

    Emerging from two decades of the Great Depression and the New Deal and facing the rise of radical ideologies abroad, the American Right seemed beaten, broken, and adrift in the early 1950s. Although conservative luminaries such as T. S. Eliot, William F. Buckley Jr., Leo Strauss, and Eric Voegelin all published important works at this time, none of... more...

  • Wittgenstein: Rethinking the Innerby Dr Paul Johnston; Paul Johnston

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The idea of the Inner is central to our concept of a person and yet is far from being philosophically understood. This book offers a comprehensive account of Wittgenstein's work on the subject and presents a forceful challenge to contemporary views. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, it throws new light both on Wittgenstein's work and... more...

  • Marxism and Human Natureby Sean Sayers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Is there such a thing as human nature? Here Sean Sayers defends the controversial theory that human nature is in fact an historical phenomenon. He gives an ambitious and wide ranging defence of the Marxist and Hegelian historical approach and engages with a wide range of work at the heart of the contemporary debate in social and moral philosophy. more...

  • Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaningby Meredith Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning offers a provocative re-reading of Wittgenstein's later writings on language and mind, and explores the tensions between Wittgenstein's ideas and contemporary cognitivist conceptions of the mental. This book addresses both Wittgenstein's later works as well as contemporary issues in philosophy of mind. It provides fresh... more...

  • The Hypocritical Imaginationby John Llewellyn

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    For philosophers such as Kant, the imagination is the starting point for all thought. For others, such as Wittgenstein, what is important is only how the word 'imagination' is used. In spite of the attention the imagination has received from major philosophers, remarkably little has been written about the radically different interpretations they have... more...

  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hume on Knowledgeby Harold Noonan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.95

    David Hume was one of the most important British philosophers of the eighteenth century. The first part of his Treatise on Human Nature is a seminal work in philosophy. Hume on Knowledge introduces and assesses: * Humes life and the background of the Treatise * The ideas and text in the Treatise * Humes continuing importance to philosophy more...

  • On Being Authenticby Charles Guignon

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 26.95

    'To thine own self be true.' From Polonius's words in Hamlet right up to Oprah, we are constantly urged to look within. Why is being authentic the ultimate aim in life for so many people, and why does it mean looking inside rather than out? Is it about finding the 'real' me, or something greater than me, even God? And should we welcome what we find?... more...

  • On Humanismby Richard Norman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    humanism /'hju:meniz(e)m/ n. an outlook or system of thought concerned with human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, E.M. Forster, Bertrand Russell, and Gloria Steinem all declared themselves humanists. What is humanism and why does it matter? Is there any doctrine every humanist must hold? If it rejects... more...

  • The Death of God and the Meaning of Lifeby Julian Young

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    What is the meaning of life? In the post-modern, post-religious scientific world, this question is becoming a preoccupation. But it also has a long history: many major figures in philosophy had something to say on the subject, as Julian Young so vividly illustrates in this thought-provoking book. Part One of the book presents an historical overview... more...