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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....


The Bloomsbury Companion to Leibniz

by Brandon C. Look

The Bloomsbury Companion to Leibniz presents a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the life, thought and work of one of the great polymaths of the modern world, G.W. Leibniz.

This guide enriches the...


Fanon For Beginners

by Deborah Baker Wyrick

Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet...although difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and one of our most powerful...


Nothingness and the Meaning of Life: Philosophical Approaches to Ultimate Meaning Through Nothing and Reflexivity

by Nicholas Waghorn

What is the meaning of life? Does anything really matter? In the past few decades these questions, perennially associated with philosophy in the popular consciousness, have rightly retaken their place as central...


Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art

by Mark Anderson

It is commonly known that Nietzsche is one of Plato�s primary philosophical antagonists, yet there is no full-length treatment in English of their ideas in dialogue and debate.

Plato and Nietzsche is an advanced...


Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art

by Mark Anderson

It is commonly known that Nietzsche is one of Plato's primary philosophical antagonists, yet there is no full-length treatment in English of their ideas in dialogue and debate.

Plato and Nietzsche is an advanced...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Spinoza

by Wiep van Bunge, Henri Krop & Piet Steenbakkers

Benedictus Spinoza (1632-77) was among the most important of the post-Cartesian philosophers of the second half of the seventeenth century and is still widely studied today. He made original contributions in...


Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects

by Peter Gratton

Speculative realism is one of the most talked-about movements in recent Continental philosophy. It has been discussed widely amongst the younger generation of Continental philosophers seeking new philosophical...


A Marxist Reading of Young Baudrillard: Throughout His Ordered Masks

by Yibing Zhang, Huiming He & Cem Kizilcec

This book prefers a hard polemic on Baudrillard's post-modern turn, and deals in a direct and frontal debate against refutations claimed by early (young) Baudrillard to historical materialism and his deconstruction...


Lecture on Ethics

by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Edoardo Zamuner & Ermelinda Valentina Di Lascio

The most complete edition yet published of Wittgenstein’s 1929 lecture includes a never-before published first draft and makes fresh claims for its significance in Wittgenstein’s oeuvre.

  • The first available...


Taming Anger: The Hellenic Approach to the Limitations of Reason

by Kostas Kalimtzis

From Homer to Aristotle, understanding anger and harnessing its power was at the core of Hellenic civilization. Homer created the framework for philosophical inquiries into anger, one that persisted until it...


Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & William Galston

This new edition features the previously unpublished delivery text of Berlin’s inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this volume and stands as the briefest and most pithy version of...


The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell

by ¿ine Mahon

At the time of his death in 2007, Richard Rorty was widely acclaimed as one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers. Stanley Cavell, who has been a leading intellectual figure from the 1960s to...


The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy

by Roland Faber & Andrew Goffey

The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy contests the view that metaphysics is something to be overcome. By focusing on process and object oriented ontology (OOO) and rejecting the...


Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

by Duncan Richter

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy covers the history of this philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section...


The Nature of Thought: Volume II

by Brand Blanshard

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


Cornelius Castoriadis: Key Concepts

by Suzi Adams

Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was a Greek-French thinker best known for his work on 'autonomy' and 'human creation'. He was a political activist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, political and social thinker...


Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge: Popper or Wittgenstein?: Popper or Wittgenstein?

by Peter Munz

Peter Munz, a former student of both Popper and Wittgenstein, begins his comparison of the two great twentieth-century philosophers, by explaining that since the demise of positivism there have emerged, broadly...


The History of the Philosophy of Science: A Guide and Reader

by Lydia Patton

Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader is a compact overview of the history and philosophy of science that aims to introduce students to the groundwork of the field, and to stimulate innovative...


Sophists, Socratics and Cynics

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...