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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...


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...


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,...


Kierkegaard for Beginners

by Donald D. Palmer

The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard was one of the most original thinkers of the 19th Century – and one of the most enigmatic men who ever walked the Earth.

Philosophically, Kierkegaard was the “bridge”...


Foucault for Beginners

by Lydia Alix Fillingham

Michel Foucault’s work has profoundly affected the teaching of such diverse disciplines as literary criticism, criminology, and gender studies. Arguing that definitions of abnormal behavior are culturally...


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...


Applied Positive Psychology

by Stewart I Donaldson & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Positive psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations...


Science of Logic

by G W F, Hegel

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Asclepius: A Secret Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus

by Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is one of two philosophical books ascribed to the legendary sage of Ancient Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was believed in classical and renaissance times to have lived shortly after Moses. The...


A Hundred Years of British Philosophy

by Rudolf, Metz

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.