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The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His Arthashastra

by Roger Boesche

The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political...


An Unconventional History of Western Philosophy: Conversations Between Men and Women Philosophers

by Karen J. Warren

This is a unique, groundbreaking study in the history of philosophy, combining leading men and women philosophers across 2600 years of Western philosophy, covering key foundational topics, including epistemology,...


The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work

by Alex Pattakos & Elaine Dundon

In chasing “the good life,” many of us sacrifice our relationships, our health, and our sanity, but at the end of the day, we still find ourselves with lives and work that bring us little fulfillment. Life...


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

by Michael Marder & Mathilde Roussel

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing...


Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

by Mark Vernon

Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong? What with credit crunches, the war on terror, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times. In this witty and inspiring book,...


The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

by Armand Marie Leroi

A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist

The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals....


A Godsend

by J. M. Dragunas

Join in the adventures of Cross as he travels through an untamed world. A world where nature has grown out of control and has reached its full, lethal, potential. A world whose only remaining humans are sacrificing...


The Philosopher's Song: The Poets' Influence on Plato

by Kevin M. Crotty

The Philosopher's Song explores the complex and fruitful relation between the great poets of Greek culture and Plato's invention of philosophy, especially as this bears on Plato's treatment of justice. The author...


The "Enneads" of Plotinus: A Commentary, Volume 1

by Paul Kalligas

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...


Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

by David Rankin

The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover...


Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World (Routledge Revivals): From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

by Frank Vatai

Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant...


The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

by Marcus Aurelius

A great edition of a timeless classic. The translation is clear and the introduction is informative. A great read, for philosophers and non-philosophers alike. This Roman Stoic hands down the day-to-day principles...


Plato for Beginners

by Robert Cavalier & Eric Lurio

All philosophy is a footnote to Plato. No other person so shaped the Western world and the way we think about it.

Plato’s questions remain as real for us today as they were 2500 years ago, and as human beings,...


Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

by Daniel D. Novotný & Lukáš| Novák

This volume re-examines some of the major themes at the intersection of traditional and contemporary metaphysics. The book uses as a point of departure Francisco Suárez's Metaphysical Disputations published...


The Roman Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its...


Julian (Routledge Revivals): An Intellectual Biography

by Polymnia Athanassiadi

Julian: An Intellectual Biography, first published in 1981, presents a penetrating and scholarly analysis of Julian's intellectual development against the background of philosophy and religion in the late Roman...


Politicized Physics in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy: Essays on Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, and Spinoza

by Robert J. Roecklein

This book examines the role that natural philosophy (that is, doctrines of physics) plays in the emergence of Early Modern political thought. Robert J. Roecklein argues that the natural philosophy of Early Modernity,...


Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theaetetus and the Sophist

by Plato & Francis M. Cornford

Two masterpieces of Plato's later period. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher....


Roman Stoicism

by Edward Vernon Arnold

Roman Stoicism, first published in 1911, offers an authoritative introduction to this fascinating chapter in the history of Western philosophy, which throughout the 20th century has been rediscovered and rehabilitated...


Hölderlin and the Poetry of Tragedy: Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche and Benjamin

by Jeremy Tambling

Focusing on Friedrich Hölderlin’s writings on Greek tragedy—especially the works of Sophocles, which he translated to German—this study also examines Hölderlin’s own poetry, which frequently engaged...