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The Magic of Truth: A Reality to Remember

by Farah Dally

The Magic of Truth defends truth’s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling...


Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy, and Culture

by Basit Bilal Koshul

This book marks the first time that the leading European social scientist Max Weber has been brought into conversation with the leading American philosopher Charles Peirce. This conversation helps us to better...


Discourse on Method and Meditations

by René|Haldane, Elizabeth S. Descartes & G. R. T. Ross

Two works by the founder of rational method in philosophical thought: Discourse on Method, which formulates a scientific approach to philosophy; and Meditations, which employs the principles in an exploration...


Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

by Debi Ghate & Richard E. Ralston

The intellectual tooks every business person needs in the boardroom. Includes two rare essays by Ayn Rand!

With government and the media blaming big business for the world economic crisis, capitalism needs...


In Praise of Doubt

by Peter Berger & Anton Zijderveld

“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.”

—Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today

 

In In Praise of Doubt,...


True Freedom: Spinoza's Practical Philosophy

by Brent Adkins

True Freedom: Spinoza's Practical Philosophy focuses on the practicality of Spinoza's thought. This is revealed through the subsidiary themes of ethics as an experimentalism, Spinoza's conception of freedom,...


The A to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy

by Roger Ariew, Dennis Des Chene, Douglas M. Jesseph & Tad M. Schmaltz et al.

The A to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy includes a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and cross-reference dictionary entries Descartes's writings, concepts, and findings, as well as entries...


Politics of Practical Reasoning: Integrating Action, Discourse, and Argument

by Karlheinz Hülser, Ricca Edmondson, Richard Hull & Terry Eagleton et al.

This book treats practical and political reasoning as an active engagement with the world and other people; it cannot be understood as exclusively cognitive and this is seen as a virtue rather than a deficiency....


The Poetic Character of Human Activity: Collected Essays on the Thought of Michael Oakeshott

by Wendell John Coats Jr. & Chor-yung Cheung

The Poetic Character of Human Activity: Collected Essays on the Thought of Michael Oakshott is a collection of nine essays by two Oakeshott scholars, most of which explore the meaning of Oakeshott’s pregnant...


The Age of Reason

by Thomas Paine

"The Age of Reason" is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense is the timeless classic that inspired the Thirteen Colonies to fight for and declare their independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Written by famed political theorist Thomas Paine,...


The Oxford Handbook of Spinoza

by Michael Della Rocca

Until recently, Spinoza's standing in Anglophone studies of philosophy has been relatively low and has only seemed to confirm Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi's assessment of him as "a dead dog." However, an exuberant...


Reading Kant's Lectures

by Robert R. Clewis

This important collection of more than twenty original essays by prominent Kant scholars covers the multiple aspects of Kant's teaching in relation to his published works.

With the Academy edition's continuing...


The Age of Reason

by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine is a seminal figure in American History. An Englishman by birth, Paine immigrated to America in 1774 where he quickly took up the cause of the independence of the American colonies from England....


Rationality Reconsidered: Ortega y Gasset and Wittgenstein on Knowledge, Belief, and Practice

by Astrid Wagner & José María| Ariso

The Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research (BSKR) series aims to foster systematic research into the variety of forms of knowledge as well as to uncover aspects of their underlying unity. The conception of the...


Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

by Kyoo Lee

Focusing on the first four images of the other that mobilize René Descartes' Meditations, viz., the blind, the mad, the dreamy and the bad, Reading Descartes Otherwise spotlights the phenomenological shadows...


Matters of Life and Death

by W E Mickleburgh

Many people are troubled by philosophical worries about the nature of the universe, their personal place within it, and significant life roles within their niche. If sufficiently severe, they may progress to...


The Mystery of You

by Ronald Goldschlager & Adin Steinsaltz

'The Mystery of You' is an exciting and thought-provoking look at ourselves and how we live our lives. It contains a rich tapestry of ideas, beliefs and experiences. It challenges the reader in many ways by...


An Eye for an I

by Robert Spillane

We cannot escape from philosophy because we philosophise when we reflect critically on how we are living and the study of living, suitably elaborated, is philosophy. Philosophies embody ideas of considerable...


Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism: Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion

by Louise Hickman

Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism identifies an ethically and politically engaged philosophy of religion in eighteenth century Rational Dissent, particularly in the work of Richard Price (1723-1791),...