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The Animal That Therefore I Am

by Jacques Derrida

The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled "The Autobiographical Animal," the third of...

Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought

by Paul Kleinman

Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions!

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would...

Lectures on Philosophy

by George Edward, Moore

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Heidegger for Beginners

by Eric LeMay, Jennifer A. Pitts & Paul Gordon

The ideas of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger have been described as an intellectual time bomb, as some of the most revolutionary thought in Western history. Despite the enormous amount of secondary scholarships...

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...

For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Ayn Rand

This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most...

For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

by Jedediah Purdy

Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his "letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages--which have already garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media--constitute a...

On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason

by , Arthur Schopenhauer

Originally published in 1813, this early work by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Originally published as his doctoral dissertation and then later...

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,...

Activation Of Energy

by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

An important Christian philosopher contends that if human energy is channeled in the right direction, "upward and outward," spiritual energy as a motor force in the universe will outdistance technological advance....

A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein

by Roger Scruton

Discover for yourself the pleasures of philosophy! Written both for the seasoned student of philosophy as well as the general reader, the renowned writer Roger Scruton provides a survey of modern philosophy....

A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls

by Stephen P. Schwartz

A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls presents a comprehensive overview of the historical development of all major aspects of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American philosophical...

The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #36

by Luke Cuddy

With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What...

The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Walter Kaufmann

Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal...

Philosophy of Language

by Scott Soames

In this book one of the world's foremost philosophers of language presents his unifying vision of the field--its principal achievements, its most pressing current questions, and its most promising future directions....

Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

by Ann Jefferson

This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as...

The Rationalists: Descartes: Discourse on Method & Meditations; Spinoza: Ethics; Leibniz: Monadolo gy & Discourse on Metaphysics

by Rene Descartes, Benedict de Spinoza & Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz

Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was  philosophy's first step into the modern era. This  volume contains the essential statements of  Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who  began...

Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence

by Michael Nagler & Lewis Mudge

Many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society are direct results of excessive emphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. Michael Nagler...

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty

by Andy Hamilton

Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology, including the nature of knowledge and scepticism. The Routledge...

Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

by William Irwin & Mark D. White

The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010

On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy...