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Five Approaches To Philosophy: A Discerning Philosopher Philosophizes About The Philosophy Of Philosophy With Wisdom and Clarity

by Jamal Khwaja

This monograph attempts to describe different approaches to philosophy, their situational and conceptual fields, their inter-relations and limitations. The possibility of combining them into a multi-dimensional...


Early Modern Aesthetics

by J. Colin McQuillan

A clear and concise account of the relationship between aesthetics and philosophy in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the development of aesthetics as a discipline in its own right....


Rousseau and the Dilemmas of Modernity

by Mark Hulliung

This volume seeks to capture Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s astonishing contribution to our understanding of the dilemmas of modernity. For the contributors to this book Rousseau is present as well as past, because...


Philosophical Profiles: Essays in a Pragmatic Mode

by Richard J. Bernstein

A guide to the conflicting opinions regarding "postanalytic" philosophy.


Nietzsche's Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism

by Robert C. Holub

For more than a century, Nietzsche’s views about Jews and Judaism have been subject to countless polemics. The Nazis infamously fashioned the philosopher as their anti-Semitic precursor, while in the past...


Institutes of Divine Jurisprudence, with Selections from Foundations of the Law of Nature and Nations

by Christian Thomasius

Christian Thomasius’s natural jurisprudence is essential to understanding the origins of the Enlightenment in Germany, where his importance was comparable to that of John Locke’s in England.

First published...


The Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy: In Two Volumes

by George Turnbull

The Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy presents the first masterpiece of Scottish Common Sense philosophy. This two-volume treatise is important for its wide range of insights about the nature of the...


Principles of Equity

by Henry Home & Lord Kames

Henry Home, Lord Kames, was the complete“Enlightenment man,” concerned with the full spectrum of human knowledge and its social use. However, as a lawyer and, after 1752, as a judge on the Court of Session...


Conservative and Radical Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Knowledge: The Fascinated and the Disenchanted

by Aner Govrin

Psychoanalysis really should not exist today. Until a few years ago, most of the evidence suggested that its time was drawing to a close, and yet psychoanalysis demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face...


Beyond Good and Evil

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

SUPPOSING that Truth is a woman—what then? Is there not ground for suspecting that all philosophers, in so far as they have been dogmatists, have failed to understand women—that the terrible seriousness...


Adam Ferguson: Philosophy, Politics and Society

by Eugene Heath

Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains a set of essays that analyse Ferguson's philosophical,...


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,...


German Philosophy And Politics

by John Dewey

This early work by Sydney Smith was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.


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,...


The Enlightenment: History of an Idea

by Vincenzo Ferrone & Elisabetta Tarantino

In this concise and powerful book, one of the world’s leading historians of the Enlightenment provides a bracing and clarifying new interpretation of this watershed period. Arguing that philosophical and historical...


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...


How to Observe - Morals and Manners

by Harriet Martineau

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Of The Conduct Of The Understanding

by John Locke

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750

by Kris E Lane & Robert M. Levine

This introductory survey to maritime predation in the Americas from the age of Columbus to the reign of the Spanish king Philip V includes piracy, privateering (state-sponsored sea-robbery), and genuine warfare...