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  • Images of Historyby Richard Eldridge

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Human subjects are both formed by historical inheritances and capable of active criticism. Insisting on this fact, Kant and Benjamin each develop powerful, systematic, but sharply opposed accounts of human powers and interests in freedom. A persistent constitutive tension between Kantian and Benjaminan ideals is woven through human life. By examining... more...

  • The Collected Works of Spinoza, Volume Iby Benedictus de Spinoza; Edwin Curley

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    The Collected Works of Spinoza provides, for the first time in English, a truly satisfactory edition of all of Spinoza's writings, with accurate and readable translations, based on the best critical editions of the original-language texts, done by a scholar who has published extensively on the philosopher's work. This first volume contains Spinoza's... more...

  • Machiavelli's Gospelby William B. Parsons

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2016; US$ 29.95

    Recent scholarship on The Prince interprets the classic work in the context of Machiavelli's sixteenth-century Italy, but this scholarship neglects the source on which the moral and political world of the sixteenth century was based, the Christian Bible. In this study of The Prince , William Parsons plumbs Machiavelli's allusions to the Bible, along... more...

  • Soziologische Phantasieby C. Wright Mills

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    SoziologischePhantasie , die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. WrightMills? The Sociological Imagination ,darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in denVereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer derwichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten... more...

  • Francis Bacon on Motion and Powerby Guido Giglioni; James A.T. Lancaster; Sorana Corneanu; Dana Jalobeanu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book offers a comprehensive and unitary study of the philosophy of Francis Bacon, with special emphasis on the medical, ethical and political aspects of his thought. It presents an original interpretation focused on the material conditions of nature and human life. In particular, coverage in the book is organized around the unifying theme of Bacon?s... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodologyby Herman Cappelen; Tamar Szab? Gendler; John Hawthorne

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 149.99

    This is the most comprehensive book ever published on philosophical methodology. A team of leading philosophers present original essays on various aspects of how philosophy should be and is done. They explore broad traditions and approaches, topics in philosophical methodology, and the interconnections between philosophy and neighbouring fields. more...

  • Identity Politics in Deconstructionby Carolyn D'Cruz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Identity politics dominates the organisation of liberation movements today. This is the case whether fighting over one's birthright to a nation, such as in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict; lobbying for civil rights, such as in gay and lesbian campaigns for marriage; or struggling for citizenry recognition as currently experienced by asylum seekers.... more...

  • Husserl, Cassirer, Schlickby Matthias Neuber

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    Phänomenologie, Neukantianismus und logischer Empirismus waren die dominanten Strömungen in der deutschsprachigen theoretischen Philosophie des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Beziehungen dieser drei philosophischen Positionen untereinander wurden in der philosophiehistorischen Forschung bisher allenfalls in Teilkonstellationen untersucht. Der Band liefert... more...

  • Platoby Constance Meinwald

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 35.95

    In this engaging introduction, Constance Meinwald shows how Plato has shaped the landscape of Western philosophy. She provides much-needed historical context, and helps readers grapple with Plato?s distinctive use of highly crafted literary masterpieces for philosophical purposes. Meinwald examines some of Plato?s most famous discussions of human... more...

  • 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...