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  • Understanding Kant's Ethicsby Michael Cholbi

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A systematic guide to Kant's ethical work and the debates surrounding it, accessible to students and specialists alike. more...

  • Nietzsche on Tragedyby M. S. Silk; J. P. Stern

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    This influential book was the first comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest work, The Birth of Tragedy (1872). more...

  • The Dream of Enlightenmentby Anthony Gottlieb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    The author of the celebrated The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The... more...

  • Cambridge Pragmatismby Cheryl Misak

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Cheryl Misak offers a strikingly new view of the reception of American pragmatism in England. Supposedly it never recovered from the attacks of Russell and Moore; but Misak shows that Frank Ramsey, under the influence of Peirce, developed a pragmatist position of great promise, and that he transmitted that pragmatism to his friend Wittgenstein more...

  • Metaphysik im Barockscotismusby Claus A. Andersen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 195.00

    Die Philosophie des Barockscotismus war einerseits durch die rückwärtsgewandte Anknüpfung an den mittelalterlichen Denker Johannes Duns Scotus, andererseits durch die Anknüpfung an die Entwicklung in der zeitgenössischen Scholastik, vor allem der Jesuitenscholastik, geprägt. Welche Art von Metaphysik hat diese besondere philosophiehistorische Konstellation... more...

  • The Scientific Work of René Descartesby J. F. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    When originally published in 1952, this book filled a gap in the history of philosophy and science and remains an important work today, because it puts the main mathematical and physical discoveries of Descartes in an accessible form, for the benefit of English readers. Descartes is acknowledged to be the founder of modern mathematics, through his... more...

  • Descartes and the Autonomy of the Human Understandingby John Carriero

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume, originally published in 1990, delineates the transition Descartes effects from a prevalent medieval conception of understanding to a modern conception of it. Through the examination of the continuities and discontinuities between Descartes? account of the understanding and that of high scholasticism, a characterization emerges of two... more...

  • The Philosophy of Descartesby A. Boyce Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Maintaining that it is impossible to understand the work of a philosopher without understanding the previous history of thought and the contemporaneous developments, this book, originally published in 1932, is an in-depth study of Descartes? philosophy with a strong emphasis on the historical approach. It covers Descartes? early life and education,... more...

  • An Essay on the Metaphysics of Descartesby Marthinus Versfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1940, this book provides a thorough discussion of René Descartes philosophy of metaphysics, examining the three major points of the mind and body, freedom of the will and religion and science. Specific chapters are devoted to the Cartesian theory and the Meditations, in particular the Sixth. more...

  • Peirce and the Conduct of Lifeby Richard Atkins

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    An analysis of Pierce's practical philosophy and its interactions with that of William James, for scholars of American philosophy, pragmatism and ethics. more...