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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....


Zeno and the Tortoise: How to Think Like a Philosopher

by Nicholas Fearn

For those who don't know the difference between Lucretius's spear and Hume's fork, Zeno and the Tortoise explains not just who each philosopher was and what he thought, but exactly how he came to think in the...


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...


Philosophy Made Simple

by Richard H. Popkin & Avrum Stroll

For almost four decades, Made Simple books have set the standard for continuing education and home study. In answer to the changing needsof today's marketplace, the Made Simple series for the '90s presents a...


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...


Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra: An Analysis of the Al-Hikmah Al-'Arshiyyah

by Zailan Moris

This book examines and analyses the legitimacy of the widely held claim that Mulla Sadra's philosophy (al-hikmah al-muta'aliyyah) is a synthesis of principles and doctrines drawn from revelation (wahy), gnosis...


Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy

by Antonio S. Cua

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


Encyclopedia of Ethics

by Lawrence C. Becker & Charlotte B. Becker

The editors, working with a team of 325 renowned authorities in the field of ethics, have revised, expanded and updated this classic encyclopedia. Along with the addition of 150 new entries, all of the original...


Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy

by Nick Bostrom

Anthropic Bias explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by "observation selection effects"--that is, evidence that has been filtered by the precondition that there be some suitably...


The Five-Minute Philosopher: 80 Unquestionably Good Answers to 80 Unanswerable Big Questions

by Gerald Benedict

Wise and down-to-earth answers to 80 of the eternal questions that we are likely to ponder, in our more thoughtful moments, on our life's journey - from 'Is there a God?' to 'Is a human being just another animal?'...


Mill's The Subjection of Women: Critical Essays

by Maria H. Morales, Keith Burgess-Jackson & Wendy Donner

The articles collected in this critical edition represent a variety of interpretations both of the kind of feminism Mill represents and of the specific arguments he offers in The Subjection of Women including...


Historical Dictionary of Kant and Kantianism

by Helmut Holzhey & Vilem Mudroch

Immanuel Kant was one of the most significant philosophers of the modern age, many aspects of Kant's thoughts are not easy to understand and a guide like this Historical Dictionary of Kant and Kantianism should...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy

by Anthony Preus

The ancient Greeks were not only the founders of western philosophy, but the actual term 'philosophy' is Greek in origin, most likely dating back to the late sixth century BC. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras,...


Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences

by Ernest Gellner

This volume focuses on key conceptual issues in the social sciences, such as Winch's idea of a social science, structuralism, Malinowski and Evans-Pritchard, and the concept of kinship.


Historical Dictionary of Kierkegaard's Philosophy

by Julia Watkin

This volume, which follows hard on the heels of publication of the final volume of the 26-volume set of Kierkegaard's writings (Princeton, 1980-2000), allows its readers 'to find their way quickly to relevant...


Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology

by Stephen F. Brown & Juan Carlos Flores

The Middle Ages is often viewed as a period of low intellectual achievement. The name itself refers to the time between the high philosophical and literary accomplishments of the Greco-Roman world and the technological...


Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century

by Hugh H. Genoways, Patrick J. Boylan & Robert R. Archibald

Edited volume of reflections on museum philosophy for the 21st century from an international group of contributors.


Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism

by Carol Diethe

'There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.' _Friedrich Nietzsche Few philosophers have been as popular, prolific, and controversial as Friedrich Nietzsche, who has...


Historical Dictionary of Hegelian Philosophy

by John W. Burbidge

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Hegelian Philosophy covers all aspects of Hegel's thought. It discusses his students and colleagues, as well as key figures who either adopted (and adapted)...


Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

by David E. Cartwright

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy presents a narrative that weaves the significant events of Arthur Schopenhauer's life within the greater fabric of his existence. The chronology lists these...