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Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

by Chiara Bottici

Between the radical, creative capacity of our imagination and the social imaginary we are immersed in is an intermediate space philosophers have termed the imaginal, populated by images or (re)presentations...


Confronting Sexual Nihilism: Traditional Sexual Morality as an Antidote to Nihilism

by Charles F. Kiel Kopf

Back in the fifties a young soldier was coming of age in the Clarksville, TN, Honky Tonks surrounding Fr. Campbell, KY. "Sarge, how come you're out looking from women? I thought you were married?" "Hey, my wife's...


Seclusion and Awakening

by Wan Xing

"If you believe, believe deeply. If you cultivate, cultivate fiercely." With these words begins the incredible tale of the Chinese Buddhist Master, Wanxing, and his quest for awakening. Taking these words to...


Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon

by Bob Avakian

This book makes the case for why humanity needs a communist revolution and deeply explores the means for actually bringing about such a liberating revolution. In this two-part work (“Part 1—Revolution and...


Locke on Personal Identity: Consciousness and Concernment

by Galen Strawson

John Locke’s theory of personal identity underlies all modern discussion of the nature of persons and selves—yet it is widely thought to be wrong. In this book, Galen Strawson argues that in fact it is Locke’s...


Berkeley: Ideas, Immateralism, and Objective Presence

by Keota Fields

This book offers novel interpretations of several of Berkeley's most distinctive philosophical doctrines, including his theory of vision, heterogeneity thesis, anti-abstractionism, immaterialism, likeness principle,...


Refocusing the Self in Higher Education: A Phenomenological Perspective

by Glen Sherman

In higher education literature, theories of learning and development have largely been adapted from psychology to the exclusion of basic insights from philosophy. This volume addresses the gaps in higher education's...


Wish-fulfilment in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis: The tyranny of desire

by Tamas Pataki

Wish-fulfilment as a singular means of satisfying ineluctable desire is a pivotal concept in classical psychoanalysis. Freud argued that it was the thread that united dreams, daydreams, phantasy, omnipotent...


Wittgenstein at the Movies: Cinematic Investigations

by Béla Szabados

Wittgenstein at the Movies is centered on in-depth explorations of two intriguing experimental films on Wittgenstein: Derek Jarman's Wittgenstein and PZter ForgOcs' Wittgenstein Tractatus. The featured essays...


The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes' Leviathan

by Glen Newey

Hobbes is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought, and his seminal text Leviathan is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy...


Reflections on Silver River: Tokme Zongpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

by Ken I McLeod

Reflections on Silver River consists of a new translation of Tokmé Zongpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva and a verse-by verse commentary. In just thirty-seven verses, Tokmé Zongpo summarizes the...


Attention

by Wayne Wu

Attention is a fundamental feature of the mind yet has languished in the backwaters of philosophy. Recent years, however, have witnessed a resurgence of philosophical interest in attention, driven by recognition...


Transcendental Guilt: Reflections on Ethical Finitude

by Sami Pihlström

Transcendental Guilt challenges traditional ways of understanding moral philosophy by proposing, instead of mainstream ethical theorizing, a serious moral reflection on our ethical finitude, focusing on the...


The Philosophy of J.J. Abrams

by Patricia Brace & Robert Arp

American auteur Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams's genius for creating densely plotted scripts has won him broad commercial and critical success in TV shows such as Felicity (1998--2002), Emmy-nominated Alias (2001--2006),...


The Ethics of Business: A Concise Introduction

by Al Gini & Alexei Marcoux

In a field dominated by books that focus exclusively on the perspective of business in large corporations or that assume that business has a moral deficiency in need of reform, Al Gini and Alexei Marcoux offers...


Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities

by James Turner

Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also...


Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

by Karen Maezen Miller

Karen Maezen Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now.


A Study in Moral Theory (Routledge Revivals)

by John Laird

First published in 1926, this study addresses the theory of morality using four overarching approaches: analytical, psychological, theoretical, and finally, philosophical. Within these methodologies, chapters...


Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)

by Gilbert Murray

First published in 1964, this is a short collection of both literary and philosophical essays. Whilst two essays consider Greek literature written at the point at which the Athenian empire was breaking apart,...


The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

by Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, he transformed philosophy and can lay claim to being one of the greatest philosophers of all...