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The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror

by Thomas Ligotti & Ray Brassier

"The Conspiracy against the Human Race sets out what is perhaps the most sustained challenge yet to the intellectual blackmail that would oblige us to be eternally grateful for a 'gift' we never invited." -From...


Philosophy and the Puzzles of Hamlet: A Study of Shakespeare's Method

by Leon Harold Craig

Shakespeare's famous play, Hamlet, has been the subject of more scholarly analysis and criticism than any other work of literature in human history. For all of its generally acknowledged virtues, however, it...


Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

by Simon Lumsden

Poststructuralists hold Hegel responsible for giving rise to many of modern philosophy’s problematic concepts—the authority of reason, self-consciousness, the knowing subject. Yet, according to Simon Lumsden,...


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...


Nothingness and the Meaning of Life: Philosophical Approaches to Ultimate Meaning Through Nothing and Reflexivity

by Nicholas Waghorn

What is the meaning of life? Does anything really matter? In the past few decades these questions, perennially associated with philosophy in the popular consciousness, have rightly retaken their place as central...


Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

by Ren¿ Girard

Presented as a series of conversations, Evolution and Conversion is a thorough discussion of the major tenets of Girard's thought.

Ren� Girard is one of the most brilliant and striking intellectuals of the...


Reason and Teaching

by Israel Scheffler

This title, first published in 1973, brings together a variety of papers by Israel Scheffler, one of America's leading educational philosophers. The essays each stress the importance of critical thought and...


Kant

by Paul Guyer

In this updated edition of his outstanding introduction to Kant, Paul Guyer uses Kant's central conception of autonomy as the key to his thought.

Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant's life and times, Guyer...


The German Gita: Hermeneutics and Discipline in the German Reception of Indian Thought 1778-1831: Hermeneutics and Discipline in the Early German Rece

by Bradley L. Herling

How did the Bhagavadgãtà first become an object of German philosophical and philological inquiry? How were its foundational concepts initially interpreted within German intellectual circles, and what does...


Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries: Locating Utopian Messianism

by Ivan Boldyrev

Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries is a much needed concise yet comprehensive overview of Ernst Bloch's early and later thought. It fills an important gap in research on the history of German thought in the...


The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing: The Perils of Conformity

by Jon Stewart

In The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing, Jon Stewart argues that there is a close relation between content and form in philosophical writing. While this might seem obvious at first glance,...


French Hegel: From Surrealism to Postmodernism

by Bruce Baugh

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


Aristotle Second Edition

by Christopher Shields

In this extensively revised new edition of his excellent guidebook, Christopher Shields introduces the whole of Aristotle's philosophy, showing how his powerful conception of human nature shaped much of his...


Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

by Katerina Kolozova & Francois Laruelle

Following François Laruelle’s nonstandard philosophy and the work of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally...


Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity

by Anthony K. Jensen & Helmut Heit

Typically, the first decade of Friedrich Nietzsche's career is considered a sort of pr�cis to his mature thinking. Yet his philological articles, lectures, and notebooks on Ancient Greek culture and thought...


Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy

by Thomas Deane Tucker & Stuart Kendall

Discusses Malick's films as individual objects, as a corpus, within contemporary film studies, and within a wider cultural discussion.


Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion

by Katie Terezakis, Richard J. Bernstein & Peter Beilharz

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...


Telling Stories: Postmodernism and the Invalidation of Traditional Narrative

by Michael Roemer

Asks important questions about the very nature of stories and examines why we read stories rather than just learning the endings.


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...