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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...


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...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Kant

by Gary Banham, Dennis Schulting & Nigel Hems

Immanuel Kant is widely considered to be the most important and influential thinker of modern Europe and the late Enlightenment. His philosophy is extraordinarily wide-ranging and his influence has been pervasive...


Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

by Ann Jefferson

This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as...


Introduction to New Realism

by Maurizio Ferraris

Introduction to New Realism provides an overview of the movement of contemporary thought named New Realism, by its creator and most celebrated practitioner, Maurizio Ferraris. Sharing significant concerns and...


Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment

by David Kreps

Mapping the resonances, dissonances, and linkages between the thought of Gramsci and Foucault to uncover new tools for socio-political and critical analysis for the twenty-first century, this book reassesses...


R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion

by James Connelly, Peter Johnson & Stephen Leach

R. G. Collingwood is an important 20th-century historian, archaeologist and philosopher whose works are the subject of continued interest, analysis and study. There is an unquestionable need to support this...


The Kant Dictionary

by Lucas Thorpe

The Kant Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Immanuel Kant, one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Meticulously researched and extensively...


Kant's 'Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason': A Reader's Guide

by Eddis N. Miller

Immanuel Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a seminal text in modern philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. It is a complex and challenging work, which students and scholars...


Freud, second edition

by Jonathan Lear

In this fully updated second edition, Jonathan Lear clearly introduces and assesses all of Freud's thought, focusing on those areas of philosophy on which Freud is acknowledged to have had a lasting impact....


The Bloomsbury Companion to Locke

by S.-J. Savonius-Wroth, Paul Schuurman & Jonathan Walmsley

John Locke (1632-1704) was a leading seventeenth-century philosopher and widely considered to be the first of the British Empiricists. One of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers, his major works and...


Hegel's Phenomenology and Foucault's Genealogy

by Evangelia Sembou

Previously considered two different strands within continental thought, this book compares and contrasts Hegel's 'phenomenology' and Foucault's 'genealogy', contending that in spite of their differences, these...


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...


Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty

by Andy Hamilton

Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology, including the nature of knowledge and scepticism. The Routledge...


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...


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...


From Communism to Capitalism: Theory of a Catastrophe

by Michel Henry & Scott Davidson

Both a unique witness of transformative events in the late 20th century, and a prescient analysis of our present economic crises from a major French philosopher, Michel Henry's From Communism to Capitalism adds...