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Descartes' Temporal Dualism

by Rebecca Lloyd Waller Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Rebecca Lloyd Waller defends a temporal dualist interpretation of Descartes’ account of time to directly engage and address common interpretive puzzles. Descartes' Temporal Dualism offers a significant contribution...

Metaphilosophy: Philosophy in Philosophical Perspective

by Nicholas Rescher Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

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....

Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

by Duncan Richter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

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...

Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

by Joanne Waugh, Sharon Crasnow, Anne-Marie Schultz & Naomi Zack et al. Lexington Books (December 06, 2012)

The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation...

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

by Yael Lin, Eli Schonfeld, Gary D. Mole & Elisabeth Goldwyn et al. Lexington Books (March 20, 2014)

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures captures the drama of the encounter between a great philosopher and a text of primary importance. The book considers the ways in which Levinas's thoughts can open up the biblical...

The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural, and Social Considerations

by Arnold R. Eiser Lexington Books (December 24, 2013)

The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America is an analysis of medical care, medical education, and medical professionalism with reference to the cultural touchstones of the postmodern era: consumerism, computerization,...

The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.

Crown under Law: Richard Hooker, John Locke, and the Ascent of Modern Constitutionalism

by Alexander S. Rosenthal Lexington Books (May 06, 2008)

Crown under Law is an investigation of the constitutional idea through an exploration of the political thought of Richard Hooker and John Locke. It should appeal to academics within a number of disciplines including...

Portraits of American Philosophy

by Steven M. Cahn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2013)

In Portraits of American Philosophy, eight of America’s most prominent philosophers offer autobiographical narratives that remind us that the life of a scholar is both a tale of personal struggle and an adventure...

Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics

by Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli, Michael McKinsey & Donald Davidson et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

This collection of classic and contemporary essays in philosophy of language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It includes some of...

Exploring Personhood: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Human Nature

by O. P. Torchia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2007)

This book explores the metaphysical underpinnings of theories of human nature, personhood, and the self. The coverage of the work is broad in scope, moving from the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism, critically...

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Rethinking in Seventeen Lectures

by Richard Dien Winfield Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 27, 2013)

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Rethinking in Seventeen Lectures provides a clear and philosophically engaging investigation of Hegel’s first masterpiece, perhaps the most revolutionary work...

Social Media and the Value of Truth

by Berrin Beasley & Mitchell Haney Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

This volume will be of special interest to anyone concerned with modern applied ethical issues, particularly those in the areas of philosophy, communication, media studies, and journalism. This volume brings...

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: The Philosopher of the Second Reich

by William H. F. Altman Lexington Books (October 04, 2012)

By subjecting Nietzsche to a Platonic critique, author William H. F. Altman punctures his “pose of untimeliness” while making use of Nietzsche’s own aphoristic style of presentation. Friedrich Wilhelm...

A History of Western Philosophy

by C. Stephen Evans Ivp Academic (October 09, 2018)

Plato. Aristotle. Augustine. Hume. Kant. Hegel. These names and the philosophies associated with them ring through the minds of every student and scholar of philosophy. And in their search for knowledge, every...

Ideology and Utopia

by Karl Mannheim, Louis Wirth & Edward Shils Barakaldo Books (November 19, 2020)

This book is concerned with the problem of how men actually think. The aim of these studies is to investigate not how thinking appears in textbooks on logic, but how it really functions in public life and in...

Guide to Philosophy

by C. E. M. Joad Barakaldo Books (November 19, 2020)

Joad's 'Guide to Philosophy' examines systematically but non-technically the central questions of philosophical thought since classical times?Is there a plan to the universe? Is mind unique and independent or...


by Lucian Blaga, Doris Plantus-Runey & Keith Hitchins Center for Romanian Studies (December 01, 2020)

Lucian Blaga (1895-1961) is judged by many to be Romania’s most original philosopher and greatest poet of the twentieth century. While scholars with access to his works in Romanian are well-aware of their...

Way to Wisdom

by Karl Jaspers & Ralph Manheim Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

One of the founders of existentialism, the eminent philosopher Karl Jaspers here presents for the general reader an introduction to philosophy. In doing so, he also offers a lucid summary of his own philosophical...

Whitehead’s The Function of Reason

by Alfred North Whitehead Saga Egmont (July 29, 2020)

Whitehead presented these three lectures at Princeton University in 1929. Although 85 years have passed, his central thesis and his analysis remain remarkably current. The scientific materialism that Whitehead...

Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy: From the Spirit of Music

by Friedrich Nietzsche Saga Egmont (July 29, 2020)

"The Birth of Tragedy" stands alongside Aristotle?s "Poetics" as essential works for all who seek to understand poetry and its relationship to human life. In this, his first book, Nietzsche developed a way of...

Mill’s On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill Saga Egmont (July 29, 2020)

John Stuart Mill?s "On Liberty" was first published in 1859. In the 21st century this text confirms Socrates? claim that "it is only the life of true philosophy that scorns the life of political ambition" (Plato?s...

Kant’s Foundations of Ethics

by Immanuel Kant Saga Egmont (July 29, 2020)

These works articulate the most fundamental principles of Kant?s ethical and political world-view. "What is Enlightenment?" (1784) and "Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals" (1785) challenge all...

Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

by Robert Mayhew, Edwin A. Locke, Harry Binswanger & Tore Boeckmann et al. Lexington Books (April 16, 2009)

This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering in detail the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Topics explored in depth include the history behind the...

A Short History of My Philosophy

by Agnes Heller Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

A Short History of My Philosophy is an autobiographic account of Agnes Heller's intellectual and academic career. It traces the development of ideas and gives a thorough account of some of Agnes Heller's most...


by Kevin Hart Oneworld Publications (April 01, 2004)

Adopting the role of tour guide, award-winning writer Kevin Hart leads the reader through the pitfalls, conundrums and complexities that characterize postmodernism, while providing an overview of the many different...


by Avrum Stroll Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

Spanning Ludwig Wittgenstein’s entire career, from his student days at Cambridge to the entries inserted into a notebook two days before his death, this is an indispensable guide to a philosopher described...

Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction

by Thomas Deane Tucker Lexington Books (September 26, 2008)

Derridada explores the affinities between the work of Marcel Duchamp and the discipline of deconstruction. It is the first text to explore Duchamp's work in the context of the theories of Derrida and deconstruction....

Jean-Paul Sartre

by John Compton, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 30, 2006)

Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, is perhaps the best known advocate of existentialism. In this view, no external authority gives life meaning: mankind is radically free and responsible. In every moment...

Heidegger in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

One of two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was Wittgenstein's linguistic analysis. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and his fundamental question: "What is the meaning...


by Blaise Pascal, William Sutherland & H. F. Stewart Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Compiled after his death in 1662, Pascal's "pensées" (thoughts) are his ideas for a book in defense of faith in a rational world. These fragments give evidence of a profoundly original thinker who had resolved...

A Discourse on Method, Meditations on the First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy

by René Descartes, James Adams & John Veitch Blackstone Publishing (October 23, 2009)

This three-part work includes A Discourse on Method, Meditations on the First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy.

By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. With...

Why Businessmen Need Philosophy and Other Essays

by Ayn Rand, Various Authors, Leonard Peikoff & Harry Binswanger et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2008)

"Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth," wrote Ayn Rand. In the title essay of this collection, Leonard Peikoff applies this principle to the world of business. He shows that certain...

Ecce Homo

by Friedrich Nietzsche, Stephen Van Doren & Anthony M. Ludovici Blackstone Publishing (July 23, 2009)

Ecce Homo, which is Latin for “behold the man,” is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative...

Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone. Nietzsche ultimately went mad, but his ideas presaged a collective madness that had horrific consequences in Europe...

David Hume

by Nicholas Capaldi, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 05, 2006)

David Hume (1711-1776) represented the culmination of the British philosophy of sense-experience. Although he lived in the age of reason, Hume had profound doubts about our ability to know anything in the world...

Immanuel Kant

by A. J. Mandt, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 23, 2006)

Immanuel Kant's "transcendental" philosophy transcends the question of what we know to ask how we know it. Before Kant, philosophers had debated for centuries whether knowledge is derived from experience or...

Hume in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Hume reduced philosophy to ruins: he denied the existence of everything—except our actual perceptions themselves. I alone exist, he argued, and the world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet...

Descartes, Bacon, and Modern Philosophy

by Jeffrey Tlumak, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 08, 2006)

These two great seventeenth-century philosophers aimed to break free of oppressive traditions. Free scientific inquiry led them to skeptically question everything, though they also tried to reconcile science...

Twentieth Century European Philosophy

by Ed Casey, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (April 14, 2006)

In an age of conflicting intellectual trends, some philosophers have lost faith in the everyday relevance of philosophy; others have affirmed that reflection is crucial to authentic living. The limelight has...

Sartre in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

During his lifetime, Jean-Paul Sartre enjoyed unprecedented popularity for a philosopher, due partly to his role as a spokesman for existentialism—at the opportune moment when this set of ideas filled the...

Return of the Primitive

by Ayn Rand, Peter Schwartz & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (November 25, 2009)

In the 1960s and early ’70s, the most prominent, vocal cultural movement was the New Left: a movement that condemned America and everything it stood for: individualism, material wealth, science, technology,...

Ayn Rand Answers

by Ayn Rand, Bernadette Dunne & Robert Mayhew Blackstone Publishing (July 23, 2009)

After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand turned to nonfiction writing and occasional lecturing. Her aim was to bring her philosophy to a wider audience and to apply it to current cultural and...

The Romantic Manifesto

by Ayn Rand & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2008)

In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, Rand demonstrates her bold originality and...

Simone de Beauvoir

by Ladelle McWhorter, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (February 27, 2006)

Simone de Beauvoir stands as a towering figure in the twentieth century's flowering of thought among women. There are probably more women philosophers alive today than in all of prior history, and their perspective...


by Leonard Peikoff & Johanna Ward Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

This brilliantly conceived and well-organized book is based on a lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976, prepared with the help of Ayn Rand and entitled “The Philosophy of Objectivism.” Ayn...

Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

If we accept Wittgenstein's word for it, he is the last philosopher. In his view, philosophy in the traditional sense was finished.

Ludwig Wittgenstein was a superb logician who distrusted language and sought...

The Antipodean Philosopher: Public Lectures on Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand

by Graham Oppy, John Bigelow, Chris Mortensen & Robert Nola et al. Lexington Books (February 22, 2011)

This volume presents an acessible and engaging collection of essays by prominent Australasian philosophers, covering a wide array of topics and drawn from a series of public lectures on Philosophy in Australia...

Historical Dictionary of Heidegger's Philosophy

by Frank Schalow & Alfred Denker Scarecrow Press (August 20, 2010)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Heidegger's Philosophy is an historical perspective on the development of Martin Heidegger's thought in all its nuances and facets. Schalow and Denker cast...

Conservatism and Crisis: The Anti-Modernist Perspective in Twentieth Century German Philosophy

by David J. Rosner Lexington Books (July 25, 2012)

This book examines the crisis of values engendered by the advent of modernity, which still plagues the post-modern west today. The book examines anti-modernist thought as an attempt to reclaim traditional belief...