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  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logicby Catarina Dutilh Novaes; Stephen Read

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    The very first dedicated, comprehensive companion to medieval logic, covering both the Latin and Arabic sister traditions. more...

  • Text/Kritik: Nietzsche und Adornoby Martin Endres; Axel Pichler; Claus Zittel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    The articles by philosophers, philologists, and editorial scholars in this volume examine whether the ?aestheticization of thinking? achieved in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Theodor W. Adorno should be regarded as a key characteristic of philosophical argumentation. The aim is a reevaluation of philosophical reading and the development of... more...

  • On the Aesthetic Education of Manby Friedrich Schiller

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    'The artist is certainly the child of his age, but all the worse for him if he is at the same time its pupil, even worse its minion.' On the Aesthetic Education of Man is one of the most profound works of German philosophy, in which Friedrich Schiller analyses politics, revolution and the history of ideas to define the relationship between beauty... more...

  • Irony and Idealismby Fred Rush

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    Fred Rush investigates the historical and conceptual structure of the development of a distinctive conception of irony in early- to mid-nineteenth century European philosophy. He explores the thought of Schlegel and Novalis, Hegel and Kierkegaard, and argues that the development of irony in this period offered an alternative to German idealism. more...

  • The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesareaby Hazel Johannessen

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    Through close literary analysis of the original Greek texts, Hazel Johannessen explores how Eusebius of Caesarea (c.260-339) used ideas about demons in his political thought. more...

  • Happyby Derren Brown

    Transworld 2016; US$ 28.19

    ?Deeply informative, moving, wise and full of love? Alain de Botton 'Should be on everyone's reading list - always!' AC Grayling Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought... more...

  • Leibniz: A Very Short Introductionby Maria Rosa Antognazza

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human condition. more...

  • Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narrativesby Ralph Kenna; Máirín MacCarron; Pádraig MacCarron

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 97.71

    With an emphasis on exploring measurable aspects of ancient narratives, Maths Meets Myths sets out to investigate age-old material with new techniques. This book collects, for the first time, novel quantitative approaches to studying sources from the past, such as chronicles, epics, folktales, and myths. It contributes significantly to recent efforts... more...

  • Existence and Machineby Fabio Grigenti

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.29

    The aim of this work is to provide a preliminary analysis of a much more far-reaching investigation into the relationship between technology and philosophy. In the context of the contemporary German thought, the author compares the different positions of Karl Marx, Martin Heidegger, Ernst and Friedrich Jünger, Arnold Gehlen and Gunther Anders. The... more...

  • David Hume, Scepticby Zuzana Parusniková

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.29

    This book studies Hume?s scepticism and its roots, context, and role in the philosopher?s life. It relates how Hume wrote his philosophy in a time of tumult, as the millennia-old metaphysical tradition that placed humans and their cognitive abilities in an ontological framework collapsed and gave way to one that placed the autonomy of the individual... more...