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  • Action: An Analysis of the Conceptby D. Rayfield

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    During the past decade, there has been considerable interest among philosophers in providing a philosophically satisfactory and helpful ana­ lysis of a particular type of human behavior called action. As I see it, this interest is a renewal of the efforts of Aristotle, in Ethica Nicomachea, to provide an analysis of voluntary action. Because of this,... more...

  • The Political Philosophy of Giambattista Vicoby F. Vaughan

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 89.99

    It would be an understatement to say that the New Science is difficult to read. Most contemporary readers conclude with a Russian scholar that Vico's thought "is expressed in extremely naive forms, profound thoughts are interspersed with all sorts of pedantic trifles, the exposition is very confusing, yet it is beyond doubt that the basic idea is a... more...

  • The Abdication of Philosophy = The Abdication of Manby G.A. Rauche

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 109.00

    We live in a time of functionalism, operationalism and technologism with all its levelling, depersonalising and dehumanising effects. In such an age, the question arises of philosophy as critical, reflective theory about the world, man's position and purpose in the world and the relationship between philosophy and man as a free individual. This book... more...

  • Wittgenstein's Doctrine of the Tyranny of Language: An Historical and Critical Examination of His Blue Bookby M. Engel

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    STEPHEN TOULMIN George Santayana used to insist that those who are ignorant of the history of thought are doomed to re-enact it. To this we can add a corollary: that those who are ignorant of the context of ideas are doom­ ed to misunderstand them. In a few self-contained fields such as pure mathematics, concepts and conceptual systems can perhaps... more...

  • Essential Societyby E. Laszlo

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    There are greatly divergent modes of thinking and widely differing problems subsumed as belonging to the domain of eontemporary philosophy. Some philosophers may weil find that they have little more in eommon with their coileagues than their interest in exposing a problem on the level of thought, systematically, and with the optimum regard for the... more...

  • The Quest for the Absoluteby F.J. Adelmann

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Hegel once said that philosophy is the "world stood on its head" and Karl Marx credited his own philosophic genius with setting the Hegel­ ian world right side up again. But both of these intellectual Atlases of the philosophical sphere that hid before our mind's eye a symbol bears further reflection. Philosophy down the ages has always involved at... more...

  • Karl Marxby Allan Megill

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 45.99

    Why did Karl Marx want to exclude politics and the market from his vision of a future socialism? Allan Megill begins with this question. In answering it, he forces the reader to rethink Marx's entire intellectual project. Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason has important implications for how we think about the usability of Marx's work today. It will be... more...

  • Sexual Harassmentby Linda LeMoncheck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 27.99

    The question of what constitutes sexual harassment?from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls?is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual harassment. Do all instances of sexual harassment constitute sex discrimination? Are some instances merely sexual attraction gone wrong? Do... more...

  • Karl Marx / Friedrich Engels: Die deutsche Ideologieby Harald Bluhm

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 35.00

    Die "Deutsche Ideologie" enthält zu großen Teilen fragmentarische Textstücke, die Bausteine der historisch-materialistischen Gesellschafts- und Geschichtstheorie bilden, die tief in das 19. Jahrhundert und die Philosophiegeschichte eingebettet ist. Die vornehmlich von Marx und Engels verfasste Schrift ist gleichermaßen Gedankenlaboratorium, polemische... more...

  • Montesquieu's Science of Politicsby David W. Carrithers; Michael A. Mosher; Paul A. Rahe; Cecil Courtney; Paul A. Rahe. Michael A. Mosher. Sharon Krause; Rebecca E. Kingston; Catherine Larrere; Iris Cox

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 43.99

    In what constitutes the only English-language collection of essays ever dedicated to the analysis of Montesquieu's contributions to political science, the contributors review some of the most vexing controversies that have arisen in the interpretation of Montesquieu's thought. By paying careful attention to the historical, political, and philosophical... more...