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History of Greek Philosophy

by J. Marshall

"The early philosophers as a rule formulated the originative principle (arche) of all things under some material expression. By the originative principle or element of things they meant that of which all existing...


Levinas' 'Totality and Infinity': A Reader's Guide

by William Large

Emmanuel Levinas' Totality and Infinity is a monumental work of phenomenological enquiry that goes on to assert the centrality of ethics to philosophical thought. This Reader's Guide provides a detailed explanation...


The Consolation of Philosophy

by Boethius

The book called 'The Consolation of Philosophy' was throughout the Middle Ages, and down to the beginnings of the modern epoch in the sixteenth century, the scholar's familiar companion. Few books have exercised...


Medieval Jewish Philosophy

by Isaac Husik

The philosophical movement in mediæval Jewry was the result of the desire and the necessity, felt by the leaders of Jewish thought, of reconciling two apparently independent sources of truth. In the middle...


History of Modern Philosophy

by Richard Falckenberg

In no other department is a thorough knowledge of history so important as in philosophy. Like historical science in general, philosophy is, on the one hand, in touch with exact inquiry, while, on the other,...


Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

by Christine Vitrano, Steven M. Cahn & Robert Talisse

How should we evaluate the success of each person’s life? Countering the prevalent philosophical perspective on the subject, Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano defend the view that our well-being is dependent...


Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History

by Francis O'Gorman

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History suggests a unique approach to the inner life and its ordinary pains. Francis O'Gorman charts the emergence of our contemporary idea of worry in the Victorian era and...


Philosophical Chemistry: Genealogy of a Scientific Field

by Manuel DeLanda

Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies. Against a monadic and totalizing understanding of science, DeLanda's historicizing...


The Laughter of the Thracian Woman: A Protohistory of Theory

by Hans Blumenberg & Spencer Hawkins

This is the first English translation of Hans Blumenberg's The Laughter of the Thracian Woman, complete with annotations and a critical afterword. Blumenberg describes the reception history and figurative function...


The Spirit of Modern Philosophy: An Essay in the Form of Lectures

by Josiah Royce

Thirteen lectures by a celebrated American intellect elucidate the author's philosophical idealism and explore its historical framework. Includes readable discussions of works by Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel,...


Frank Cioffi: The Philosopher in Shirt-Sleeves

by David Ellis Ellis & Nicholas Bunnin

A high school drop-out who served in the American army and then managed to slip into Oxford on the G.I. bill, Frank Cioffi gained a considerable public reputation in Freudian and Wittgensteinian circles. Frank...


European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

by Frank M. Turner & Richard A. Lofthouse

One of the most distinguished cultural and intellectual historians of our time, Frank Turner taught a landmark Yale University lecture course on European intellectual history that drew scores of students over...


Wittgenstein: Opening Investigations

by Michael Luntley

In this provocatively compelling new book, Michael Luntley offers a revolutionary reading of the opening section of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

  • Critically engages with the most recent exegetical...


Aesthetic Themes in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism: From Plotinus to Gregory of Nyssa

by Daniele Iozzia

Whilst aesthetics as a discipline did not exist before the modern age, ancient philosophers give many insights about beauty and art. In Late Antiquity Plotinus confronted the problem of beauty and the value...


Plato's Philosophy of Science

by Andrew Gregory

In this illuminating book Andrew Gregory takes an original approach to Plato's philosophy of science by reassessing Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world. He demonstrates that...


Plato's Progeny: How Plato and Socrates Still Captivate the Modern Mind

by Melissa Lane

Socrates wrote nothing; Plato's accounts of Socrates helped to establish western politics, ethics, and metaphysics. Both have played crucial and dramatically changing roles in western culture. In the last two...


Lucretius in the Modern World

by W.R. Johnson

Lucretius' On the Nature of Things - one of the glories of Latin literature - provides a vivid poetic exposition of the doctrines of the Greek atomist, Epicurus. The poem played a crucial role in the reinvention...


Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers

by Costica Bradatan

What do Socrates, Hypatia, Giordano Bruno, Thomas More, and Jan Patocka have in common? First, they were all faced one day with the most difficult of choices: stay faithful to your ideas and die or renounce...


The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter

by Melissa Lane

In The Birth of Politics, Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed...


The Descartes Dictionary

by Kurt Smith

The Descartes Dictionary is an accessible guide to the world of the seventeenth-century philosopher Ren� Descartes. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his...