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Plato's Theory of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

by Norman Gulley

First published in 1962, this book provides a systematic account of the development of Plato's theory of knowledge. Beginning with a consideration of the Socratic and other influences which determined the form...


Covenant as Ethical Commonwealth

by Perry Simpson Huesmann

Modernity as the fruit of the Enlightenment is a theme that has been explored and analyzed for decades, both in Western and non-Western academia. There is strong consensus that one of the major foundations of...


The Case for Vegetarianism: Philosophy for a Small Planet

by John Lawrence Hill

This clear and elegantly argued book examines from various philosophical perspectives the many reasons for adopting a vegetarian diet, from animal interest and rights, to health benefits, global ecology, and...


Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics

by Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli & J L. Austin

This collection of classic and contemporary essays in philosophy of language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It includes some of...


Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito: Critical Essays

by Rachana Kamtekar, Mark McPherran & P T. Geach

Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, andCrito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates...


Philippa Foot's Moral Thought

by John Hacker-Wright

Represents the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to Foot's work, offering a complete chronological and thematic overview, emphasising the role Foot played in the development of contemporary virtue...


Portraits of American Philosophy

by Steven M. Cahn, J. B. Schneewind & Nicholas Wolterstorff

In Portraits of American Philosophy, eight of America’s most prominent philosophers offer autobiographical narratives that remind us that the life of a scholar is both a tale of personal struggle and an adventure...


Exploring Personhood: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Human Nature

by Joseph, O.P. Torchia

This book explores the metaphysical underpinnings of theories of human nature, personhood, and the self. The coverage of the work is broad in scope, moving from the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism, critically...


Aristotle: His Life and School

by Carlo Natali & D. S. Hutchinson

This definitive biography shows that Aristotle's philosophy is best understood on the basis of a firm knowledge of his life and of the school he founded. First published in Italian, and now translated, updated,...


Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late Medieval French and English Literatures

by Elizabeth Elliott

Remembering Boethius explores the rich intersection between the reception of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy and the literary construction of aristocratic identity. Elliott presents new interpretations...


An Introduction to African Philosophy

by Samuel Oluoch Imbo

An invaluable introduction to this dynamic and growing area of study, Imbo's book synthesizes the ideas of key African philosophers into an accessible narrative. By making cross-disciplinary and transnational...


Science and Ideology: A Comparative History

by Mark Walker

Does science work best in a democracy? Were 'Soviet' or 'Nazi' science fundamentally different from science in the USA? These questions have been passionately debated in the recent past. Particular developments...


Sourcebook in Late-Scholastic Monetary Theory: The Contributions of Martin de Azpilcueta, Luis de Molina, and Juan de Mariana

by Stephen J. Grabill

The Sourcebook is a thematically unified collection of seminal texts in the history of economics on the topic of money and exchange relations (cambium)_its nature, purpose, value, and relationship to justice...


Sketches of the History of Man: In Three Volumes

by Henry Home & Lord Kames

Henry Home, Lord Kames, was by nature an advocate for reform and improvement and stood at the heart of the modernizing and liberalizing movement now known as the Scottish Enlightenment. The reaction to his Essays...


Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty

by Hugo Grotius

The history of Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty is complex. When Grotius’s personal papers were auctioned in The Hague in 1864, scholars discovered that Mare Liberum was just one chapter in a manuscript...


The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks

by John Millar

The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks is one of the major products of the Scottish Enlightenment and a masterpiece of jurisprudence and social theory. Building on David Hume, Adam Smith, and their respective...


Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence

by Samuel Pufendorf

Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence was Pufendorf’s first work, published in 1660. Its appearance effectively inaugurated the modern natural-law movement in the German-speaking world. The...


The Truth of the Christian Religion, with Jean Le Clerc's Additions

by Hugo Grotius

Grotius’s The Truth of the Christian Religion was first published in Leiden in 1627 in Latin. Written in a plain and direct language for his countrymen, this short work aimed to show those who would encounter...


The Poetic Imagination in Heidegger and Schelling

by Christopher Yates

By investigating the importance of the imagination in the thought of Schelling and Heidegger, Yate's study argues that Heidegger's later, more poetic, philosophy cannot be understood properly without appreciating...


The Science of Right in Leibniz's Moral and Political Philosophy

by Christopher Johns

Providing a comprehensive examination of Leibniz's most important writings on natural right, this study argues that Leibniz, properly understood, provides a compelling account of the grounds of morality and...