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The Fourth Way

by P. D. Ouspensky

The Fourth Way is the book about a system of self-development as introduced by Greek-Armenian philosopher  G.I. Gurdjieff. It is a compilation of the lectures of  P. D. Ouspensky at London and New York City...


Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

by G. I. Gurdjieff

Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson is the first volume of the  All and Everything trilogy written by the mystic  G. I. Gurdjieff. The All and Everything trilogy also includes Meetings with Remarkable Men and...


Hegel's Aesthetics

by Lydia L. Moland

Hegel is known as "the father of art history," yet recent scholarship has overlooked his contributions. This is the first comprehensive interpretation of Hegel's philosophy of art in English in thirty years....


Individuality and Beyond

by Benedetta Zavatta

Though few might think to connect the two figures, Ralph Waldo Emerson was an important influence on Friedrich Nietzsche. Specifically, Emerson played a fundamental role in shaping Nietzsche's philosophical...


No Spiritual Investment in the World

by Willem Styfhals

Throughout the twentieth century, German writers, philosophers, theologians, and historians turned to Gnosticism to make sense of the modern condition. While some saw this ancient Christian heresy as a way to...


Wittgenstein

by P. M. S. Hacker

Wittgenstein: Meaning and Mind is the third volume of a four-volume analytical commentary on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, consisting of two parts. Part 1 is a sequence of fifteen essays that...


Wittgenstein

by P. M. S. Hacker

Wittgenstein: Meaning and Mind, Part 2 - Exegesis §§243-427 explores and clarifies the patterns, developments, and conclusions of Wittgenstein's arguments in §§243-427 of Philosophical Investigations. Each...


Old Whigs

by Greg Weiner

The virtue of prudence suffuses the writings of Edmund Burke and Abraham Lincoln, yet the demands of statecraft compelled both to take daring positions against long odds: Burke against the seemingly inexorable...


Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince on The Art of Power: The New Illustrated Edition of the Renaissance Masterpiece on Leadership (The Art of Wisdom)

by Niccolo Machiavelli

"The Prince" is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published...


Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy

by Oskari Kuusela

In Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy, Oskari Kuusela examines Wittgenstein's early and late philosophies of logic, situating their philosophical significance in early and middle analytic philosophy...


Reconstructing Schopenhauer's Ethics

by Sandra Shapshay

At the apex of his influence, from about 1860 up to the start of World War I, Schopenhauer was known first and foremost as a philosopher of pessimism. Still today, his main reputation is as one of the few philosophers...


The Limits of Liberalism

by Mark T. Mitchell

In The Limits of Liberalism, Mark T. Mitchell argues that a rejection of tradition is both philosophically incoherent and politically harmful. This false conception of tradition helps to facilitate both liberal...


Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Thomas Hobbes

by Timothy Raylor

Thomas Hobbes claimed to have founded the discipline of civil philosophy (political science). The claim did not go uncontested and in recent years the relationship of philosophical reasoning to rhetorical persuasion...


Educating Liberty

by Chris Barker

Alexis de Tocqueville famously identified the problem of democracy as the "tyranny of the majority," when the rule of the majority oppresses or marginalizes minorities and individuals. John Stuart Mill, perhaps...


The Kingdom of Man

by Rémi Brague & Paul Seaton

Was humanity created, or do humans create themselves? In this eagerly awaited English translation of Le Règne de l’homme, the last volume of Rémi Brague's trilogy on the philosophical development of anthropology...


Hermann Cohen

by Frederick C. Beiser

This book is the first complete intellectual biography of Hermann Cohen (1842-1918) and the only work to cover all his major philosophical and Jewish writings. Frederick C. Beiser pays special attention to all...


The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz

by Maria Rosa Antognazza

The extraordinary breadth and depth of Leibniz's intellectual vision commands ever increasing attention. As more texts gradually emerge from seemingly bottomless archives, new facets of his contribution to an...


Monads, Composition, and Force

by Richard T. W. Arthur

Leibniz's monads have long been a source of fascination and puzzlement. If monads are merely immaterial, how can they alone constitute reality? In Monads, Composition and Force, Richard T. W. Arthur takes seriously...


The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

"The Prince" is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published...


Unframing Martin Heidegger’s Understanding of Technology

by Søren Riis & Rebecca Walsh

This book presents a new and radical interpretation of some of Martin Heidegger’s most influential texts. The unfamiliar interpretations all seek to question and unframe hasty assessments of the concepts and...