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Descartes' Temporal Dualism

by Rebecca Lloyd Waller

Rebecca Lloyd Waller defends a temporal dualist interpretation of Descartes’ account of time to directly engage and address common interpretive puzzles. Descartes' Temporal Dualism offers a significant contribution...


Metaphilosophy: Philosophy in Philosophical Perspective

by Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher unites two facets of metaphilosophy to show that the historical perspective and forward-thinking normative, or systematic, approach are, together, an integral component of philosophy itself....


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...


Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

by Duncan Richter

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy covers the history of this philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section...


Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

by Joanne Waugh, Sharon Crasnow, Anne-Marie Schultz & Naomi Zack et al.

The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation...


An Elegant and Learned Discourse

by Nathaniel Culverwell, Robert A. Greene & Hugh MacCallum

An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature is a concerted effort at intellectual mediation in the deep religious dispute ofthe English civil war in the seventeenth century. On one side was the antinomian...


The Law of Nations

by Emer de Vattel, Béla Kapossy & Richard Whatmore

The great eighteenth-century theorist of international law Emer de Vattel (1714–1767) was a key figure in sustaining the practical and theoretical influence of natural jurisprudence through the Revolutionary...


An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense

by Francis Hutcheson & Aaron Garrett

In An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense, Francis Hutcheson answers the criticism that had been leveled against his first book Inquiry into...


Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

by Yael Lin, Eli Schonfeld, Gary D. Mole & Elisabeth Goldwyn et al.

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures captures the drama of the encounter between a great philosopher and a text of primary importance. The book considers the ways in which Levinas's thoughts can open up the biblical...


The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural, and Social Considerations

by Arnold R. Eiser

The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America is an analysis of medical care, medical education, and medical professionalism with reference to the cultural touchstones of the postmodern era: consumerism, computerization,...


The Present State of Germany

by Samuel Pufendorf & Michael J. Seidler

Although The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago, it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding.

By 1696, Pufendorf...


A Treatise of the Laws of Nature

by Richard Cumberland & Jon Parkin

A Treatise of the Laws of Nature, originally titled De Legibus Naturae, first appeared in 1672 as a theoretical response to a range of issues that came together during the late 1660s. It conveyed a conviction...


The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.


A Methodical System of Universal Law: Or, the Laws of Nature and Nations; With Supplements and a Discourse by George Turnbull

by Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, Peter Schröder & Thomas Ahnert

The natural law theory of Johann Gottlieb Heineccius was one of the most influential to emerge from the early German Enlightenment. Heineccius continued and, in important respects, modified the ideas of his...


The Whole Duty of Man, According to the Law of Nature

by Samuel Pufendorf, Ian Hunter & David Saunders

Samuel Pufendorf's seminal work, The Whole Duty of Man, According to the Law of Nature (first published in Latin in 1673), was among the first to suggest a purely conventional basis for natural law. Rejecting...


The Divine Feudal Law

by Samuel Pufendorf & Simone Zurbuchen

Originally published posthumously, in Latin, in 1695, The Divine Feudal Law sets forth Pufendorf’s basis for the reunion of the Lutheran and Calvinist confessions. This attempt to seek a “conciliation”...


Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion

by Lord Kames (Henry Home) & Mary Catherine Moran

The Essays is commonly considered Kames’s most important philosophical work. In the first part, he sets forth the principles and foundations of morality and justice, attacking Hume’s moral skepticism and...


The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

by James Moore & Michael Silverthorne

This 1742 translation is a collaborative work by Francis Hutcheson and a colleague at Glasgow University, the classicist James Moor. Although Hutcheson was secretive about the extent of his work on the book,...


The Free Sea

by Hugo Grotius & David Armitage

The freedom of the oceans of the world and coastal waters has been a contentious issue in international law for the past four hundred years. The most influential argument in favor of freedom of navigation, trade,...


The Elements of Moral Philosophy, with A Brief Account of the Nature, Progress, and Origin of Philosophy

by David Fordyce & Thomas D. Kennedy

Though little known today, David Fordyce was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and closely associated with liberal Dissenters in England. His Elements of Moral Philosophy was a notable contribution...