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  • Weltschmerzby Frederick C. Beiser

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    Frederick C. Beiser presents a study of the pessimism that dominated German philosophy from the 1860s to c. 1900: the theory that life is not worth living. He explores its major defenders and chief critics, and examines how the theory redirected German philosophy away from the logic of the sciences and toward an examination of the value of life. more...

  • The Philosopherby Justin E. H. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    What would the global history of philosophy look like if it were told not as a story of ideas but as a series of job descriptions?ones that might have been used to fill the position of philosopher at different times and places over the past 2,500 years? The Philosopher does just that, providing a new way of looking at the history of philosophy by... more...

  • The Sacred Combeby Thomas Maloney

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 23.99

    ?A man?s eye is accommodative, like his heart.? Samuel Browne?s wife has left him suddenly after three years of marriage. She invites him to ?go and live a better life without me?. He must start again, and alone. And so it is that Sam finds himself deep in the English countryside in a cold but characterful old house, remote and encircled by hills,... more...

  • Wise Wordsby Stephen Trombley

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    A diverting and instructive philosophical miscellany, centred on an eclectic sequence of themes, ranging from advice to ageing, and from freedom to friendship. more...

  • Fichte's Ethical Thoughtby Allen W. Wood

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 59.99

    Allen W. Wood presents the first book-length systematic exposition in English of Fichte's most important ethical work, the System of Ethics (1798). He develops and emphasizes the social and political radicalism of Fichte's moral and political philosophy, and illuminates the philosophical interest of Fichte's arguments for present day philosophy. more...

  • Der Begriff des Nichtseienden bei Plotinby Sui Han

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.99

    Sui Han geht von der Mehrdeutigkeit des Begriffs des Nichtseienden ? die der von Aristoteles in einer berühmten Formulierung festgestellten Mehrdeutigkeit des Seienden teilweise, aber nicht völlig analog ist ? und der ?Aussageverflechtung von Sein und Nichtsein? aus. Sie legt dar, dass bei Plotin mit Blick auf sämtliche Seinsebenen vom Einen-Guten... more...

  • Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiryby Martin Lenz; Isabel Iribarren

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The nature and properties of angels occupied a prominent place in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of two worlds, angels provided ideal ground for exploring the nature of God and his creation, being perceived as 'models' according to which a whole range of questions were defined, from cosmological order, movement and place, to individuation,... more...

  • French Philosophy, 1572-1675by Desmond M. Clarke

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 49.99

    Desmond M. Clarke presents a thematic history of French philosophy from the middle of the sixteenth century to the beginning of Louis XIV's reign. He explores the thought of lawyers, political leaders, theologians, and scholars, in relation to topics ranging from political theory, scepticism, and ethics, to philosophy of mind and women's equality. more...

  • Religion and Culture in Dialogueby Janis Talivaldis Ozolin?

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume addresses the issue of the human encounter with the Mystery of God and the purpose of human life. It explores major themes from diverse cultural and philosophical traditions, starting with questions about the possibility of belief in God, His transcendence as seen in both East and West, and ending with questions about ethics and about personhood,... more...

  • Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophyby Henrik Lagerlund

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind and it is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge this assumption and show that the history of these... more...