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  • Informal Philosophyby Avrum Stroll

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 51.00

    Informal Philosophy provides an original look at how we should understand and teach philosophy. Avrum Stroll persuasively argues that philosophy should be evaluated using its own methodology and should not merely mimic formal scientific analysis, because while modern science does inform our philosophical views about man and his place in nature, it... more...

  • Examined Lifeby Astra Taylor

    The New Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Examined Life boldly takes philosophy out of the dark corners of the academy and into the streets, reminding us that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, not in isolation from it. A companion to Astra Taylor’s documentary film, the book features interviews with eight iconoclastic and influential... more...

  • Faith in the Enlightenmentby Lieven Boeve; Joeri Schrijvers; Wessel Stoker

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    One of the urgent tasks of modern philosophy is to find a path between the rationalism of the Enlightenment and the relativism of postmodernism. Rationalism alone cannot suffice to solve today’s problems, but neither can we dispense with reasonable critique. The task is to find ways to broaden the scope of rational thought without losing its critical... more...

  • The Will to Believeby William James

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    William James was an important American psychologist and philosopher. He was one of the early academics of psychology and his philosophy touched mainly on pragmatism and the religious or mystic experience. The Will to Believe is a lecture he delivered, which argues that personal belief is a valid basis for hypothesis, in the place of evidence. Following... more...

  • Modern Philosophyby Roger Ariew; Eric Watkins

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 41.95

    The leading anthology of writings of the modern period, Modern Philosophy provides the key works of seven major philosophers, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period, chosen to deepen the reader's understanding of modern philosophy and its relationship to the natural sciences. Building on the strengths... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Philosophyby Shai Frogel

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    The book claims that philosophy can be defined by its distinct rhetoric. This rhetoric is shaped by two values: humanism and critique. Humanism is defined as preferring the individual human deliberation to any external authority or method. Self-conviction is the touchstone of truth in philosophy. Critique is defined as suspecting your beliefs and convictions.... more...

  • Putting Skeptics in their Placeby John Greco

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 58.00

    This book, first published in 2000, examines the nature of skeptical arguments and their role in philosophical inquiry. more...

  • Models of the History of Philosophyby Giovanni Santinello; Gregorio Piaia

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 414.78

    Published in English for the first time, this is the translation of "Dall'età cartesiana a Brucker", the second installment of the monumental multi-volume "Storia delle storie generali della filosofia". It follows on from the first volume, translated from the Italian by C.W.T. Blackwell and published by Kluwer in 1993, which covered the subject from... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Transcendental Subjectivityby Joseph Claude Evans

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 158.00

    The general topic of this book is the metaphysics of the subject in Kantian transcendental philosophy. A critical appreciation of Kant's achievements requires that we be able to view Kant's positions as transformations of pre-Kantian philosophy, and that we understand the ways in which contemporary philosophy changes the letter of Kantian thought in... more...

  • The Nineteenth Centuryby C.L. Ten

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    This volume covers many of the most important philosophers and movements of the nineteenth century, including utilitarianism, positivism and pragmatism. more...