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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00
Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a persuasive alternative reading of the text, one that contributes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95
The thought of G. W. F. Hegel (1770 -1831) has had a deep and lasting influence on a wide range of philosophical, political, religious, aesthetic, cultural and scientific movements. But, despite the far-reaching importance of Hegel's thought, there is often a great deal of confusion about what he actually said or believed. G. W. F. Hegel: Key Concepts... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 49.99
The Seventh Platonic Letter describes Plato's attempts to turn the ruler of Sicily, Dionysius II, into a philosopher ruler along the lines of the Republic. It explains why Plato turned from politics to philosophy in his youth and how he then tried to apply his ideas to actual politics later on. It also sets out his views about language, writing... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.99
Beyong Good and Evil expands on the ideas Nietzsche first published in Thus Spake Zarathustra . Darker in its philosophy, this text questions Christianity as a basis for moral thinking. In its place, Nietzsche calls for the use of bold critical thinking and individualism. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00
This analysis of the historical understanding of Marsilio Ficino?s commentary on Plato?s Symposium sets it in relationship to the philosophical interpretation of Eros in Plato and Plotinus, while at the same time providing a multi-faceted description of the place of Ficino?s philosophy in the intellectual and spiritual development of the... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00
The three ancient commentaries on Aristotle's On the Soul ( De anima ) are interesting because the commentators, as neo-Platonists, understand the soul completely differently than Aristotle. For them, the soul is the inseperable life principle of the body, a spiritual entity. In response to this challenge, the commentator Priscian (ca. 530... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
The objective of this study is to demonstrate the coherence of Kant?s Critiques from a transcendental-critical perspective. To achieve this, the author paraphrases the Critiques , and interprets them from a common epistemic horizon; furthermore he takes up relevant positions from the research literature. The accents set by this view lead... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 5.99
French philosopher Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution was published in 1907 and translated into English in 1911. Very popular at the time, it gives an alternate mechanism for evolution - that it is motivated by an "élan vital" a vital impetus, also graspable as our natural creative urge. It also looks at Bergson's conception... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
John Stuart Mill: His Life and Works is a collection of twelve biographical and philosophical sketches written by Herbert Spencer, Henry Fawcett, Frederic Harrison and other authors. John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873) was a great liberal thinker of the nineteenth century, a noted philosopher, political theorist, Member of Parliament, and one of the... more...