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  • Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhoodby Peder Jothen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In the digital world, Kierkegaard's thought is valuable in thinking about aesthetics as a component of human development, both including but moving beyond the religious context as its primary center of meaning. Contributing to the debate about Kierkegaard's conception of the aesthetic, this book argues that Kierkegaard's concern is provocatively... more...

  • Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonismby Crystal Addey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of divination in third and fourth century CE Neoplatonism. Examining some of the most significant debates between pagan philosophers and Christian intellectuals on the nature of oracles as a central... more...

  • Categorisation in Indian Philosophyby Jessica Frazier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Shedding light on the way in which Indian philosophical traditions crafted an elaborate picture of the world, this book brings Indian thinkers into dialogue with modern philosophy and global concerns. For those interested in philosophical traditions in general, this book will establish a foundation for further comparative perspectives on philosophy.... more...

  • The Birth of Hedonismby Kurt Lampe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    According to Xenophon, Socrates tried to persuade his associate Aristippus to moderate his excessive indulgence in wine, women, and food, arguing that only hard work can bring happiness. Aristippus wasn?t convinced. Instead, he and his followers espoused the most radical form of hedonism in ancient Western philosophy. Before the rise of the better... more...

  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On Certaintyby Andy Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology, including the nature of knowledge and scepticism. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty introduces and assesses: Wittgenstein's career and the background to... more...

  • The World of Freedomby Robert Nichols

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault are two of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Each has spawned volumes of secondary literature and sparked fierce, polarizing debates, particularly about the relationship between philosophy and politics. And yet, to date there exists almost no work that presents a systematic and... more...

  • The "Enneads" of Plotinusby Paul Kalligas

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    This is the first volume of a groundbreaking commentary on one of the most important works of ancient philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus?a text that formed the basis of Neoplatonism and had a deep influence on early Christian thought and medieval and Renaissance philosophy. This volume covers the first three of the six Enneads , as well as Porphyry?s... more...

  • Herbert Spencer: Legaciesby Mark Francis; Michael W. Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Herbert Spencer: Legacies explores and assesses the impact of the ideas and work of the great Victorian polymath Herbert Spencer across a wide range of disciplines. In the course of the essays a significant re-evaluation of his influence on Victorian and Edwardian thought is provided. Spencer's contribution to the fields of sociology, anthropology,... more...

  • Nietzsche on Moralityby Brian Leiter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Both an introduction to Nietzsche?s moral philosophy, and a sustained commentary on his most famous work, On the Genealogy of Morality , this book has become the most widely used and debated secondary source on these topics over the past dozen years. Many of Nietzsche?s most famous ideas - the "slave revolt" in morals, the attack on free will, perspectivism,... more...

  • Leibnizby Richard T.W. Arthur

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Few philosophers have left a legacy like that of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. He has been credited not only with inventing the differential calculus, but also with anticipating the basic ideas of modern logic, information science, and fractal geometry. He made important contributions to such diverse fields as jurisprudence, geology and etymology, while... more...