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Merleau-Ponty's Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of Philosophy

by Bryan A. Smyth

This original study recovers the 'militant' dimension of Merleau-Ponty's thought and sheds new light on his work. It does so in a way that challenges some of the basic parameters of existing Merleau-Ponty scholarship...


Freedom As a Value: A Critique of the Ethical Theory of Jean-Paul Sarte

by David Detmer

This dramatic re-evaluation of Sartre’s ethical theory establishes its author as a leading American exponent of phenomenology and wins many new followers for Sartre in the English-speaking world.


Explore Humanism: Flash

by Mark Vernon

This new title in the popular 'Flash' series gets straight to the key facts about Humanism. In just 96 pacy, jargon-free pages, you will:

- see why humanism matters

- study its ancient roots

- understand explore...


The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat

by santiago zabala & Gianni Vattimo

Contemporary philosophers& mdash;analytic as well as continental& mdash;tend to feel uneasy about Ernst Tugendhat, who, though he positions himself in the analytic field, poses questions in the Heideggerian...


Democracy and the Political Unconscious

by Noelle McAfee

Political philosopher Noelle McAfee proposes a powerful new political theory for our post-9/11 world, in which an old pathology-the repetition compulsion-has manifested itself in a seemingly endless war on terror....


Chomsky: A Beginner's Guide

by Michael Dean

This informative text explores: Chomsky's linguistic theory from the groundbreaking Syntactic Structures to the present day; his ideas on child language acquisition and what they all mean to us; his theory of...


Simone de Beauvoir: A Beginner's Guide

by Alison Holland

Simone de Beauvoir was among the 20th century's most influential thinkers. She was a philosopher at the forefront of existentialism, a pioneering thinker on women and feminism in ""The Second Sex"", the writer...


Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Encounters with Four Questions about Knowing, Effectiveness, and Truth

by James T. Hansen

In Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, James Hansen proposes resolutions to four fundamental philosophical questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Presented within the context of...


Existentialism: Bullet Guides

by Robert Anderson

Open this book and you will

  • Understand existential thought

  • Learn about the founders

  • Clarify difficult concepts

  • Examine its relevance


  • Existentialism Made Easy: Flash

    by Mel Thompson

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Existentialism Made Easy is a short, simple...


    Merleau-Ponty and Theology

    by Christopher Ben Simpson

    The philosophical contributions of French phenomenologist, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, carry great untapped potential for theologians thinking through some of the central affirmations of the Christian faith. This...


    Pragmatism, Law, and Language

    by Graham Hubbs & Douglas Lind

    This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the...


    John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

    by Svend Brinkmann

    This book addresses Dewey’s contemporary relevance, his life and intellectual trajectory, his basic philosophical ideas with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature, and his educational theory, which has...


    Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology

    by Malcolm Budd

    First published in 1989, this book tackles a relatively little-explored area of Wittgenstein's work, his philosophy of psychology, which played an important part in his late philosophy. Writing with clarity...


    The Study of Man: The Lindsay Memorial Lectures 1958: The Lindsay Memorial Lectures 1958

    by Michael Polanyi

    Michael Polanyi (1891-1976) was an eminent theorist across the fields of philosophy, physical chemistry and economics. Elected to the Royal Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his contributions...


    Phenomenology, Language and the Social Sciences

    by Maurice Roche

    This book looks at two 'revolutions' in philosophy - phenomenology and conceptual analysis which have been influential in sociology and psychology. It discusses humanistic psychiatry and sociological approaches...


    Plato's Cratylus: The Comedy of Language

    by S. Montgomery Ewegen

    Plato's dialogue Cratylus focuses on being and human dependence on words, or the essential truths about the human condition. Arguing that comedy is an essential part of Plato's concept of language, S. Montgomery...


    The Existentialists: Critical Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre

    by Charles B. Guignon

    This volume brings together for the first time some of the most helpful and insightful essays on the four most influential and discussed philosophers in the history of existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche,...


    The Unfinished Project: Toward a Postmetaphysical Humanism: Toward a Postmetaphysical Humanism

    by Lorenzo C. Simpson

    As humanity becomes increasingly interconnected through globalization, the question of whether community is possible within culturally diverse societies has returned as a principal concern for contemporary thought....


    The Quotable Kierkegaard

    by Søren Kierkegaard & Gordon Marino

    "Why I so much prefer autumn to spring is that in the autumn one looks at heaven--in the spring at the earth."--Søren Kierkegaard

    The father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a philosopher...