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The Animal That Therefore I Am

by Jacques Derrida

The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled "The Autobiographical Animal," the third of...


For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Ayn Rand

This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most...


For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

by Jedediah Purdy

Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his "letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages--which have already garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media--constitute a...


A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein

by Roger Scruton

In this classic introductory work, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein....


The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #36

by Luke Cuddy

With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What...


The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Walter Kaufmann

Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal...


Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

by Sissela Bok

A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government.


Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence

by Michael Nagler & Lewis Mudge

Many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society are direct results of excessive emphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. Michael Nagler...


Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

by William Irwin & Mark D. White

The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010

On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting...


Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Kevin A Fall & Jan Miner Holden

This text provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of major counseling theories and focuses on the integration of different theoretical models. Appropriate for advanced undergraduates and graduate students,...


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...


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...


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...


Contemporary American Philosophy: Personal Statements Volume I

by George P and Montague, Wm Peppere Adams

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


The Relevance of Whitehead: Philosophical Essays in Commemoration of the Centenary of the Birth of Alfred North Whitehead

by Ivor Leclerc

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


Contemporary British Philosophy: Personal Statements Third Series

by H D, Lewis

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


Contemporary American Philosophy: Personal Statements Volume II

by George P and Montague, Wm Peppere Adams

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


The Continuum Companion to Leibniz

by Brandon C. Look

G. W. Leibniz (1646-1716) was one of the great polymaths of the modern world. As well as being among the greatest Rationalist metaphysicians of the post-medieval age, he built the first mechanical calculator...