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  • Popper's Legacyby Raphael Sassower

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The work of Karl Popper has had extraordinary influence across the fields of scientific and social thought. Widely regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the twentieth century, he was also a highly influential social and political philosopher, a proponent and defender of the "open society". "Popper's Legacy" examines Popper in the... more...

  • Cynicsby William Desmond

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Once regarded as a minor Socratic school, Cynicism is now admired as one of the more creative and influential philosophical movements in antiquity. First arising in the city-states of late classical Greece, Cynicism thrived through the Hellenistic and Roman periods, until the triumph of Christianity and the very end of pagan antiquity. In every age... more...

  • A Plato Primerby J.D.G. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    "A Plato Primer" introduces beginning students and the general reader to the main theses, concepts and arguments in Plato's philosophy. Subtle, versatile and multi-faceted though Plato's thought undoubtedly is, it has a core that needs to be explored and savoured. Evans presents this core, as it appears over a large range of his works, spread out over... more...

  • The Philosophy of Hegelby Allen Speight

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Few philosophers can induce as much puzzlement among students as Hegel. His works are notoriously dense and make very few concessions for a readership unfamiliar with his systematic view of the world. Allen Speight's introduction to Hegel's philosophy takes a chronological perspective on the development of Hegel's system. In this way, some of the most... more...

  • The Philosophy of Merleau-Pontyby Eric Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this introduction to the life and thought of one of the most important French thinkers of the twentieth-century Eric Matthews shows how Merleau-Ponty has contributed to current debates in philosophy, such as the nature of consciousness, the relation between biology and personality, the historical understanding of human thought and society, and many... more...

  • 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...

  • Montaignes Erschlie▀ung der Grundlagen des Rechtsby Jens Petersen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with studies on Dante Alighieri?s Sense of Justice (2011) and Adam Smith as Legal Historian (2012) with a work about the French contribution to the intellectual history of the law. It examines the development of the basic principles of law during the Early Modern Era that the German Science... more...