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Philosophy The Classics

by Nigel Warburton

Now in its fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics is a brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy. In his exemplary clear style, Nigel Warburton introduces and assesses thirty-two...


How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy S Past After Positivism: Reconsidering Philosophy S Past After Positivism

by Robert C. Scharff

In recent decades, widespread rejection of positivism's notorious hostility toward the philosophical tradition has led to renewed debate about the real relationship of philosophy to its history. How History...


Republicanism during the Early Roman Empire

by Sam Wilkinson

Exploring the political ideology of Republicanism under the Roman emperors of the first century AD, Sam Wilkinson puts forward the hypothesis that there was indeed opposition to the political structure and ideology...


Kant's Philosophy: A Study for Educators

by James Scott Johnston

James Scott Johnston's incisive study draws on a holistic reading of Kant: one that views him as developing and testing a complete system (theoretical, practical, historical and anthropological) with education...


The Poetic Imagination in Heidegger and Schelling

by Christopher Yates

By investigating the importance of the imagination in the thought of Schelling and Heidegger, Yate's study argues that Heidegger's later, more poetic, philosophy cannot be understood properly without appreciating...


Philippa Foot's Moral Thought

by John Hacker-Wright

Represents the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to Foot's work, offering a complete chronological and thematic overview, emphasising the role Foot played in the development of contemporary virtue...


Performatives After Deconstruction

by Mauro Senatore

What has happened since de Man and Derrida first read Austin? How has the encounter between deconstruction and the performative affected each of these terms? In addressing these questions, this book brings together...


Nietzsche's Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture

by Horst Hutter & Eli Friedland

The theme of the philosopher as therapist dominates Nietzsche's entire opus, from his earliest writings to the Zarathustra period and beyond. Nietzsche wishes to hasten the coming and future sanctification of...


French Hegel: From Surrealism to Postmodernism

by Bruce Baugh

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Wittgenstein's Later Theory of Meaning: Imagination and Calculation

by Hans Julius Schneider

By exploring the significance of Wittgenstein’s later texts relating to the philosophy of language, Wittgenstein’s Later Theory of Meaning offers insights that will transform our understanding of the influential...


Aristotle Second Edition

by Christopher Shields

In this extensively revised new edition of his excellent guidebook, Christopher Shields introduces the whole of Aristotle's philosophy, showing how his powerful conception of human nature shaped much of his...


Philosophy and Working-Through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies

by Jeffrey M. Jackson

Philosophy and Working-through the Past defends the relevance to philosophy of the implications of Freud’s conception of object loss, especially his provocative discussions of mourning and melancholia. It...


Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity

by Anthony K. Jensen & Helmut Heit

Typically, the first decade of Friedrich Nietzsche's career is considered a sort of pr�cis to his mature thinking. Yet his philological articles, lectures, and notebooks on Ancient Greek culture and thought...


Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

by Erman Kaplama

Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis, he explores the...


Philosophy in Cultural Theory

by Peter Osborne

Philosophy in Cultural Theory boldly crosses disciplinary boundaries to offer a philosophical critique of cultural theory today. Drawing on the legacy of Walter Benjamin, Peter Osborne looks critically at central...


The Spectre Of Hegel: Early Writings

by Louis Althusser

Louis Althusser is remembered today as the scourge of humanist Marxism, but that was his later incarnation, an identity formed by years grappling with the intellectual inheritance of Hegel and Catholicism. The...


Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won't Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of H

by Roger Von Oech

"You can't step in the same river twice."

"Dogs bark at what they don't understand."

"The doctor inflicts pain to cure suffering."

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was famous for his brilliant and provocative...


The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy

by Frisbee Sheffield & James Warren

The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the...


Merleau-Ponty's Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of Philosophy

by Bryan A. Smyth

This original study recovers the 'militant' dimension of Merleau-Ponty's thought and sheds new light on his work. It does so in a way that challenges some of the basic parameters of existing Merleau-Ponty scholarship...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Aristotle

by Claudia Baracchi

Aristotle is one of the most crucial figures in the history of Western thought, and his name and ideas continue to be invoked in a wide range of contemporary philosophical discussions. The Bloomsbury Companion...