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  • The Birth of Hedonismby Kurt Lampe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    According to Xenophon, Socrates tried to persuade his associate Aristippus to moderate his excessive indulgence in wine, women, and food, arguing that only hard work can bring happiness. Aristippus wasn?t convinced. Instead, he and his followers espoused the most radical form of hedonism in ancient Western philosophy. Before the rise of the better... more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Why did Greek tragedy and ?the tragic? come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? In Genealogy of the Tragic , Joshua Billings answers these and related questions by tracing the emergence of the modern theory of the tragic, which was first developed around 1800... more...

  • (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophyby Jernej Habjan; Jessica Whyte

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    (Mis)readings of Marx In Continental Philosophy reflects on the way major European philosophers related to the work of Karl Marx. It brings together leading and emerging critical theorists to address the readings of Marx offered by Benjamin, Adorno, Arendt, Althusser, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Negri, Badiou, Agamben, Rancière, Latour and ?i?ek.... more...

  • The "Enneads" of Plotinusby Paul Kalligas

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    This is the first volume of a groundbreaking commentary on one of the most important works of ancient philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus?a text that formed the basis of Neoplatonism and had a deep influence on early Christian thought and medieval and Renaissance philosophy. This volume covers the first three of the six Enneads , as well as Porphyry?s... more...

  • Academic Skepticism in Seventeenth-Century French Philosophyby José R. Maia Neto

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book is the first systematic account of Pierre Charron?s influence among the major French philosophers in the period (1601-1662). It shows that Charron?s Wisdom was one of the main sources of inspiration of Pierre Gassendi?s first published book, the Exercitationes adversus aristoteleos. It sheds new light on La Mothe Le Vayer, who is usually... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealismby Matthew C. Altman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 260.00

    The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism features essays from leading scholars on German philosophy. It is the most comprehensive secondary source available, covering not only the full range of work by Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, but also idealists such as Reinhold and Schopenhauer, critics such as Jacobi, Maimon, and the German Romantics more...

  • British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewingby Thomas Hurka

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Thomas Hurka presents the first full historical study of an important strand in the development of modern moral philosophy. His subject is a series of British ethical theorists from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, who shared key assumptions that made them a unified and distinctive school. The best-known of them are Henry Sidgwick,... more...

  • Margaret Cavendishby Lisa Walters

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Exploring connections between Cavendish's science, literature, and politics, Walters challenges the view that Cavendish's thought was characterised by conservative royalism. more...

  • The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitismby Jack Jacobs

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores the ways in which the Jewish backgrounds of leading Frankfurt School Critical Theorists shaped their lives, work, and ideas. more...

  • Interpreting Schellingby Lara Ostaric

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    The first volume on Schelling in English exploring the study of the history of philosophy and core systematic philosophical issues. more...