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  • Politics and Teleology in Kantby Paul Formosa; Tatiana Patrone; Avery Goldman

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 145.00

    This volume, consisting of fourteen essays by leading scholars in the field, is the first to focus in depth on the critically important relationship between politics and teleology in Kant’s work. more...

  • Wittgenstein's Intentions (Routledge Revivals)by Stuart Shanker; John Canfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Wittgenstein?s Intentions , first published in 1993, presents a series of essays dedicated to the great Wittgenstein exegete John Hunter. The problematic topics discussed are identified not only by Wittgenstein?s own philosophical writings, but also by contemporary scholarship: areas of ambiguity, perhaps even confusion, as well as issues which the... more...

  • Empedoclesby Simon Trepanier

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Offers the first complete reinterpretation of Empedocles ? one of the founding figures of Western philosophy ? since the publication of the Strasbourg papyrus in 1999 brought new fragments of his lost work to light.   more...

  • Kant Troubleby Diane Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Kant Trouble offers a highly original and incisive reading of some of the lesser known aspects of Kantian thought. Throughout Morgan challenges the widely held view of Kant as the exponent of concrete and rigid rationality and argues that his airtight 'architectonic' mode of reasoning overlooks certain topics which destabilise it. These include... more...

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophersby Jonathan Ree; J.O. Urmson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    On its first appearance in 1960, J.O. Urmson's Concise encyclopedia of Western philosophy and philosophers established itself as a classic. Its contributors included many of the leading philosophers of the English-speaking world: Ryle, Hare, Strawson, Ayer, Dummett, Williams and many others. They wrote with an authority and individuality which made... more...

  • Conceptualizing Metaphorsby Ivan Mladenov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    The enigmatic thought of Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914), considered by many to be one of the great philosophers of all time, involves inquiry not only into virtually all branches and sources of modern semiotics, physics, cognitive sciences, and mathematics, but also logic, which he understood to be the only useful approach to the riddle of reality.... more...

  • Real Historyby Martin Bunzl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In Real History , Martin Bunzl brilliantly succeeds in bringing together two schools of thought at the forefront of the philosophy of history: that of realism and objectivity. He shows us how the realism debate is inhabited by philosophers, whereas the objectivity argument lies in the hands of historians. In his lucid and direct style, Bunzl proposes... more...

  • How To Read Descartesby John G. Cottingham

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.32

    'I realized it was necessary to demolish everything and start again right from the foundations, if I wanted to establish anything in the sciences that was stable and likely to last.' Ren? DescartesRevered as the 'father of modern philosophy', Descartes is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, but his ideas are also highly controversial... more...

  • How To Read Beauvoirby Stella Sandford

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.32

    'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman' Simone de BeauvoirTo what extent does our social existence determine who we are? What is the meaning of sexuality for human existence? What is the meaning of 'old age'? What is a woman? And what, for that matter, is a man?Stella Sandford explores the philosophical basis of Beauvoir's reflections on these... more...

  • How To Read Ancient Philosophyby Miriam Leonard

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.32

    Thinkers such as Aristotle, Plato and Parmenides have shaped the way we see the world, and it is their original conception of philosophy which has placed topics such as logic, metaphysics, ethics and ontology at the heart of philosophical debates for centuries.Miriam Leonard not only explores the central theories of their works, but also gives some... more...