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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....


Dim and Dimmer: Prospects for a New Enlightenment

by Peter Heinegg

In today's world, we are witnessing both the spread of a hopeful secular humanism and the persistence of cultural traditions that mindlessly glorify humans and are paving the path to environmental collapse....


Happy Slaves

by William Anselmi & Kosta Gouliamos

In this duologue, Kosta Gouliamos and William Anselmi bring to a head their radical revisioning of the stale concepts of (multi)cultural politics. They discuss and dissect the irrationalities and destructiveness...


Darwin's Philosophical Legacy: The Good and the Not-So-Good

by Gerard M. Verschuuren

There is hardly any university, college, or even high school left where they do not teach Darwinism—and rightly so. Yet, most of these places do more preaching than teaching. They teach more than they should,...


Liberty and the News

by Walter Lippmann & Robert Mcchesney

Written in the aftermath of World War I, this essay by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist remains relevant in its denunciation of media bias, particularly in terms of wartime propaganda.


Critique of Judgment

by Immanuel Kant & J. H. Bernard

Kant's attempt to establish the principles behind the faculty of judgment remains one of the most important works on human reason. This third of the philosopher's three Critiques forms the very basis of modern...


Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion

by Katie Terezakis, Horst Hutter, Janos Boros & Kira Brunner Don et al.

This collection examines the life and thought of Agnes Heller, who rose to international acclaim as a Marxist dissident in Eastern Europe. Heller went on to develop one of the most comprehensive oeuvres in contemporary...


Moral Images of Freedom: A Future for Critical Theory

by Drucilla Cornell

Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers like Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter...


Removing the Commons: A Lockean Left-Libertarian Approach to the Just Use and Appropriation of Natural Resources

by Eric Roark

Removing the Commons defends a Lockean Left-Libertarian account of the moral conditions in which people may remove, either via use or appropriation, natural resources from the commons. I conclude that self-owning...


Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond

by Edward W. Younkins

Philosophers of Capitalism provides an interdisciplinary approach, attempting to discover the feasibility of an integration of Austrian Economics and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Edward W. Younkins...


Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment: Critical Essays

by Paul Guyer

Includes twelve of the most important modern critical discussions of the Critique of the Power of Judgment, written by the leading Kant scholars and aestheticians of the twentieth century.


Michel Foucault and Power Today: International Multidisciplinary Studies in the History of the Present

by David A. Gabbard & Alain Beaulieu

Few thinkers have left such an influence across such a diverse range of studies as Michel Foucault has. This book pays homage to that diversity by presenting a multidisciplinary series of analyses dedicated...


The Transformation of Plato's Republic

by Kenneth Dorter

Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex...


A Search for Unity in Diversity: The 'Permanent Hegelian Deposit' in the Philosophy of John Dewey

by James A. Good

A Search for Unity in Diversity examines the traditional readings of John Dewey's relationship to Hegel and demonstrates that Dewey's later pragmatism was a development of the historicist/humanistic Hegel, rather...


Shaping the Future: Nietzsche's New Regime of the Soul and Its Ascetic Practices

by Horst Hutter

Shaping the Future maps out the ascetic practices of a Neitzschean way of life. Hutter argues that Nietzsche's doctrines are attempts and 'temptations' that aim to provoke his free-spirited readers into changing...


Anscombe's Moral Philosophy

by Duncan Richter

Anscombe's Moral Philosophy is an accessible introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe's work on ethics. It also offers a critique of her views on such diverse subjects as the bombing of Hiroshima, same-sex marriage,...


Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy

by John Peterson

This book introduces readers to Thomistic philosophy through selected topics such as being, God, teleology, truth, persons and knowledge, ethics, and universals. Defending the basis of Aquinas’ natural-law...


The Problem of Naturalism: Analytic Perspectives, Continental Virtues

by Brian Lightbody

The Problem of Naturalism: Analytic and Continental Perspectives, investigates how the term naturalism is defined and applied in the philosophic secondary literature from two often competing perspectives: analytic...


Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov

by David Kleinberg-Levin

This book offers a philosophical reflection on the nature of language by reading some exemplary works of literature. Drawing on the thought of philosophers—especially Plato, Kant, Hegel, Emerson, Benjamin,...


Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy

by Graham Harman

As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers.