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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....


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...


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 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.


Crown under Law: Richard Hooker, John Locke, and the Ascent of Modern Constitutionalism

by Alexander S. Rosenthal

Crown under Law is an investigation of the constitutional idea through an exploration of the political thought of Richard Hooker and John Locke. It should appeal to academics within a number of disciplines including...


Portraits of American Philosophy

by Steven M. Cahn

In Portraits of American Philosophy, eight of America’s most prominent philosophers offer autobiographical narratives that remind us that the life of a scholar is both a tale of personal struggle and an adventure...


Covenant as Ethical Commonwealth

by Perry Simpson Huesmann

Modernity as the fruit of the Enlightenment is a theme that has been explored and analyzed for decades, both in Western and non-Western academia. There is strong consensus that one of the major foundations of...


Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics

by Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli, Michael McKinsey & Donald Davidson et al.

This collection of classic and contemporary essays in philosophy of language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It includes some of...


Exploring Personhood: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Human Nature

by O. P. Torchia

This book explores the metaphysical underpinnings of theories of human nature, personhood, and the self. The coverage of the work is broad in scope, moving from the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism, critically...


Meaninglessness: The Solutions of Nietzsche, Freud, and Rorty

by M. A. Casey

What would the world be like if we no longer needed meaning? Australian sociologist Michael Casey's revealing work charts the collapse of the metaphysical world and the innate human need for meaning. With the...


Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Rethinking in Seventeen Lectures

by Richard Dien Winfield

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Rethinking in Seventeen Lectures provides a clear and philosophically engaging investigation of Hegel’s first masterpiece, perhaps the most revolutionary work...


Social Media and the Value of Truth

by Berrin Beasley & Mitchell Haney

This volume will be of special interest to anyone concerned with modern applied ethical issues, particularly those in the areas of philosophy, communication, media studies, and journalism. This volume brings...


Derrida in 90 Minutes: Philosophers in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

In Derrida in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Derrida's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes...


Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: The Philosopher of the Second Reich

by William H. F. Altman

By subjecting Nietzsche to a Platonic critique, author William H. F. Altman punctures his “pose of untimeliness” while making use of Nietzsche’s own aphoristic style of presentation. Friedrich Wilhelm...


Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

by Robert Mayhew, Edwin A. Locke, Harry Binswanger & Tore Boeckmann et al.

This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering in detail the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Topics explored in depth include the history behind the...


A Short History of My Philosophy

by Agnes Heller

A Short History of My Philosophy is an autobiographic account of Agnes Heller's intellectual and academic career. It traces the development of ideas and gives a thorough account of some of Agnes Heller's most...


Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction

by Thomas Deane Tucker

Derridada explores the affinities between the work of Marcel Duchamp and the discipline of deconstruction. It is the first text to explore Duchamp's work in the context of the theories of Derrida and deconstruction....