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  • The Infinite Tortoiseby Joel Levy

    Michael O'Mara 2016; US$ 9.99

    A clear, concise and fascinating guide to philosophical thought experiments and how they’ve shaped our understanding of the world.From Plato’s Cave to Descartes’ Demon, and from Zeno’s paradoxes to Hilbert’s Hotel, great thinkers have used thought experiments and paradoxes to try and work out complex ideas in the simplest way possible.Perhaps the most... more...

  • Capitalism and Desireby Todd McGowan

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Why is capitalism so resilient? Despite creating vast inequalities and propping up reactionary world regimes, capitalism has many passionate defenders. But Todd McGowan argues that capitalism does not thrive because of what it withholds from some and gives to others with power. Capitalism dominates because it mimics the structure of our desire while... more...

  • Death and Masteryby Benjamin Y Fong

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The first philosophers of the Frankfurt School famously turned to the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud to supplement their Marxist analyses of ideological subjectification. Since the collapse of their proposed marriage of Marx and Freud,” psychology and social theory have grown increasingly apart to the impoverishment of both. Returning to... more...

  • Adorno's Theory of Philosophical and Aesthetic Truthby Owen Hulatt

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Owen Hulatt seeks to deepen our understanding of Theodor W. Adorno’s theory of truth and the nonidentical and his claim that both philosophy and artworks are capable of being true. Hulatt sees Adorno’s theory of philosophical and aesthetic truth as unified. For Adorno, truth is produced when rhetorical texture” combines with cognitive performance,”... more...

  • Left-Wing Melancholiaby Enzo Traverso

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War but also the rise of a melancholic vision of history as a series of losses. For the political left, the cause lost was communism, and this trauma determined how leftists wrote the next chapter in their political struggle and how they have thought about their past since. Throughout the twentieth... more...

  • Grundbegriffe der analytischen Philosophieby Peter Prechtl

    J.B. Metzler 2016; US$ 9.80

    Analytische Philosophie in rund 500 Stichwörtern. Sie gilt als eine der wichtigsten Strömungen der Gegenwartsphilosophie: Welche Konzepte liegen der analytischen Philosophie zugrunde? Wer sind neben Frege, Wittgenstein, Searle und Davidson die einflussreichsten Vertreter? Der Nachschlageband stellt die wichtigsten Philosophen vor und erläutert die... more...

  • A Companion to Wittgensteinby Hans-Johann Glock; John Hyman

    Wiley 2016; US$ 195.00 US$ 175.50

    The most comprehensive survey of Wittgenstein’s thought yet compiled, this volume of fifty newly commissioned essays by leading interpreters of his philosophy is a keynote addition to the Blackwell series on the world’s great philosophers, covering everything from Wittgenstein’s intellectual development to the latest interpretations... more...

  • Communication and Expressionby Philip Hogh; Antonia Hofstätter

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 43.99

    A systematic reconstruction of Adorno’s philosophy of language in the framework of contemporary linguistic philosophy. more...

  • I Watch, Therefore I Amby Gregory Bergman; Peter Archer

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 13.95

    Let Gilligan's Island teach you about situational ethics. Learn about epistemology from The Brady Bunch. Explore Aristotle's Poetics by watching 24 . Television has grappled with a wide range of philosophical conundrums. According to the networks, it's the ultimate source of all knowledge in the universe! So why not look to the small screen... more...

  • The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophyby Kenneth Shouler

    Adams Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    Complex ideas explained in everyday language! Is there life after death? Are euthanasia, suicide, or stem cell research ethical acts? Does the use of performance enhancers in sports constitute cheating? These are the types of philosophical questions people face today. Philosophy is not a dead set of doctrines--it's a living body of knowledge that... more...