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A Marxist Reading of Young Baudrillard: Throughout His Ordered Masks

by Yibing Zhang, Huiming He & Cem Kizilcec

This book prefers a hard polemic on Baudrillard's post-modern turn, and deals in a direct and frontal debate against refutations claimed by early (young) Baudrillard to historical materialism and his deconstruction...


Hegel on Self-Consciousness: Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit

by Robert B. Pippin

In the most influential chapter of his most important philosophical work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel makes the central and disarming assertions that "self-consciousness is desire itself" and that it...


Schopenhauer's 'The World as Will and Representation': A Reader's Guide

by Robert L. Wicks

Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential texts in nineteenth-century German philosophy. The text provides an avenue through which...


Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real

by Albert Lautman & Simon Duffy

Albert Lautman (1908-1944) was a French philosopher of mathematics whose work played a crucial role in the history of contemporary French philosophy. His ideas have had an enormous influence on key contemporary...


Transcendental Ontology: Essays in German Idealism

by Markus Gabriel

Transcendental Ontology in German Idealism: Schelling and Hegel sheds remarkable light on a question central to post-Kantian philosophy: after the Copernican Revolution in philosophy, what can philosophy say...


Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed

by William O. Stephens

This book is a clear and concise introduction to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. His one major surviving work, often titled 'meditations' but literally translated simply as 'to himself', is a series...


The "Enneads" of Plotinus: A Commentary, Volume 1

by Paul Kalligas

This is the first volume of a groundbreaking commentary on one of the most important works of ancient philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus—a text that formed the basis of Neoplatonism and had a deep influence...


Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge: Popper or Wittgenstein?: Popper or Wittgenstein?

by Peter Munz

Peter Munz, a former student of both Popper and Wittgenstein, begins his comparison of the two great twentieth-century philosophers, by explaining that since the demise of positivism there have emerged, broadly...


The History of the Philosophy of Science: A Guide and Reader

by Lydia Patton

Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader is a compact overview of the history and philosophy of science that aims to introduce students to the groundwork of the field, and to stimulate innovative...


Sophists, Socratics and Cynics

by David Rankin

The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover...


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...


On The Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals The Metaphysical Elements of

by Immanuel Kant

Collected here in this omnibus edition are Immanuel Kant's three most important works on the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics. Included are Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the...


The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

by Aristotle

Nicomachean Ethics focuses on the importance of habitually behaving virtuously and developing a virtuous character. Aristotle emphasized the importance of context to ethical behavior, and the ability of the...


Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

by Frank Vatai

Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant...


Muslim Fortresses in the Levant

by Kate Raphael

During much of the twelfth century the Crusaders dominated the military scene in the Levant. The unification of Egypt and Syria by Saladin gradually changed the balance of power, which slowly begun to tilt in...


The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

by Immanuel Kant

If there exists on any subject a philosophy (that is, a system of rational knowledge based on concepts), then there must also be for this philosophy a system of pure rational concepts, independent of any condition...


Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

by Immanuel Kant

Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important works in modern moral philosophy. It belongs beside Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Hobbes. Here Kant sets out to articulate and...


Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Nature

by Peter Anstey & Dana Jalobeanu

This volume explores the themes of vanishing matter, matter and the laws of nature, the qualities of matter, and the diversity of the debates about matter in the early modern period. Chapters are unified by...


Deconstruction for Beginners

by Jim Powell & Joe Lee

Deconstruction is so labyrinthine (and rumored to be fatal) that it’s become the monster that murdered philosophy. When Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, uses buzz-words such as “phallogocentrism”...


Sartre for Beginners

by Donald D. Palmer

Sartre For Beginners is an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the life and works of the famous French philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre. Sartre was a member of the French underground during WWII, a novelist,...