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The Devil and Philosophy: The Nature of His Game

by Robert Arp

In The Devil and Philosophy, 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate to J.R.R. Tolkien's...


A World without Why

by Raymond Geuss

Wishful thinking is a deeply ingrained human trait that has had a long-term distorting effect on ethical thinking. Many influential ethical views depend on the optimistic assumption that, despite appearances...


Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002

by Bernard Williams & Michael Wood

Bernard Williams was one of the most important philosophers of the last fifty years, but he was also a distinguished critic and essayist with an elegant style and a rare ability to communicate complex ideas...


How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy

by Lorenzo von Matterhorn

Like philosophy itself, How I Met Your Mother has everyone thinking. How does a successful show that's been on the air for years suddenly become a hit in its fifth and sixth season? Have you ever wondered why...


The Atkins Diet and Philosophy: Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche

by Lisa Heldke, Kerri Mommer & Cynthia Pineo

The Atkins diet has transformed the lives of millions of people, revolutionizing grocery store shelves, restaurant menus, and dinner-table conversations. But there are questions beyond its efficacy and longevity....


The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview

by Gregory Bassham, Jerry L. Walls & William Irwin

The Chronicles of Narnia series has entertained millions of readers, both children and adults, since the appearance of the first book in 1950. Here, scholars turn the lens of philosophy on these timeless tales....


Futurama and Philosophy

by Courtland Lewis & Shaun P. Young

Futurama is a quirky, animated sitcom created by Simpson’s mastermind, Matt Groening. It follows the adventures of a pizza delivery man transported far, far into a cosmic future of witty, sarcastic robots...


Three Critics of the Enlightenment: Vico, Hamann, Herder

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Jonathan Israel

Isaiah Berlin was deeply admired during his life, but his full contribution was perhaps underestimated because of his preference for the long essay form. The efforts of Henry Hardy to edit Berlin's work and...


The Power of Ideas

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Avishai Margalit

The essays collected in this new volume reveal Isaiah Berlin at his most lucid and accessible. He was constitutionally incapable of writing with the opacity of the specialist, but these shorter, more introductory...


Concepts and Categories: Philosophical Essays

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Bernard Williams

"The goal of philosophy is always the same, to assist men to understand themselves and thus to operate in the open, not wildly in the dark."--Isaiah Berlin

This volume of Isaiah Berlin's essays presents the...


Questioning Martin Heidegger: On Western Metaphysics, Bhuddhist Ethics, and the Fate of the Sentient Earth

by Eric D. Meyer

In Questioning Martin Heidegger, Martin Heidegger’s “Overcoming Metaphysics” provides the jumping-off point for a wide-ranging critique and deconstruction of Western philosophy. This book also addresses...


Ender's Game and Philosophy: Genocide Is Child's Play

by D. E. Wittkower & Lucinda Rush

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans and young adult readers, banned and challenged in schools, assigned...


Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth

by Nicolas Michaud

Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus sparked into life a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the story of Victor Frankenstein and...


The Ramblings of D.A. Adams

by D. A. Adams

Best-selling author D.A. Adams is well-known for his popular fantasy series The Brotherhood of Dwarves. The Ramblings of D.A. Adams represents his first non-fiction release, a collection of essays and articles...


Truity: The Essence of Truth

by Abram Allen

Truity reveals the fundamental law: no subject possesses truth as every subject represents truth. Man has yet to learn this basic rule of grammar. To be born in ignorance is understandable but to stand in ignorance...


Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy: Bootleg This Book

by Richard Greene & Rachel Robison-Greene

From Machiavellian city officials to big time mobsters (such as Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, and Al Capone) to corrupt beat cops to overzealous G-men to suffragettes to abolitionists to innocent citizens...


Hegel's Science of Logic: A Critical Rethinking in Thirty Lectures

by Richard Dien Winfield

This text provides a truly comprehensive guide to one of the most important and challenging works of modern philosophy. The systematic complexity of Hegel's radical project in the Science of Logic prevents many...


East and West: Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell

by Seyed Javad Miri

This book is an analysis of an Iranian philosopher’s engagement with a British philosopher. This is the first book of its kind. East and West will be a useful work for anyone who is interested in comparative...


Global Modernity: And Other Essays

by Tom Rubens

This group of essays follows a similar eclectic pattern to that found in Tom Rubens' previous essay-collections published by Imprint Academic. The author's aim is, as before, to appeal widely but also succinctly:...


Knowledge, Virtue, and Action: Putting Epistemic Virtues to Work: Putting Epistemic Virtues to Work

by Tim Henning & David P. Schweikard

This volume brings together recent work by leading and up-and-coming philosophers on the topic of virtue epistemology. The prospects of virtue-theoretic analyses of knowledge depend crucially on our ability...