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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....

Thirteen Such Years

by Alec Waugh Bloomsbury Publishing (December 10, 2012)

In the manner and method of Hot Countries and Most Women, in which personal narrative and opinion are woven together with fiction, Mr. Waugh travels through a period and brilliantly pictures the post-war times...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Educating Liberty

by Chris Barker University of Rochester Press (November 01, 2018)

Alexis de Tocqueville famously identified the problem of democracy as the "tyranny of the majority," when the rule of the majority oppresses or marginalizes minorities and individuals. John Stuart Mill, perhaps...

Unframing Martin Heidegger’s Understanding of Technology

by Søren Riis & Rebecca Walsh Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

This book presents a new and radical interpretation of some of Martin Heidegger’s most influential texts. The unfamiliar interpretations all seek to question and unframe hasty assessments of the concepts and...


by Voltaire Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

François-Marie Arouet wrote under the nom de plume of Voltaire, and produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. Fate would make...

No Spiritual Investment in the World

by Willem Styfhals Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Throughout the twentieth century, German writers, philosophers, theologians, and historians turned to Gnosticism to make sense of the modern condition. While some saw this ancient Christian heresy as a way to...

The Kingdom of Man

by Rémi Brague & Paul Seaton University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2018)

Was humanity created, or do humans create themselves? In this eagerly awaited English translation of Le Règne de l’homme, the last volume of Rémi Brague's trilogy on the philosophical development of anthropology...

The Limits of Liberalism

by Mark T. Mitchell University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

In The Limits of Liberalism, Mark T. Mitchell argues that a rejection of tradition is both philosophically incoherent and politically harmful. This false conception of tradition helps to facilitate both liberal...

The Philosophical Writings of Prémontval

by Lloyd Strickland Lexington Books (March 28, 2018)

This volume contains the key philosophical writings of maverick Enlightenment philosopher André-Pierre Le Guay de Prémontval (1716-1764). Prémontval was a prolific member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences,...

The End of Modernism

by William Collins Donahue The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Nobel laureate Elias Canetti wrote his novel Auto-da-Fe (Die Blendung) when he and the twentieth century were still quite young. Rooted in the cultural crises of the Weimar period, Auto-da-Fe first received...

The Discourse of Modernism

by Timothy J. Reiss Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Timothy J. Reiss perceives a new mode of discourse emerging in early seventeenth-century Europe; he believes that this form of thought, still our own, may itself soon be giving way. In The Discourse of Modernism...

Democratic Hope

by Robert B. Westbrook Cornell University Press (July 22, 2015)

Pragmatism, as Richard Rorty has said, "names the chief glory of our country's intellectual tradition." In Democratic Hope, Robert B. Westbrook examines the varieties of classical pragmatist thought in the work...

Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century

by Jerome Fanning Marsden Carroll Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century presents and discusses key aspects of the German tradition of philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth to the twentieth...

Knowledge, Action, Pluralism

by Sebastian Kolodziejczyk & Janusz Salamon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 11, 2014)

In this book, an international team of scholars from leading American, British and Continental European universities, led by Richard Swinburne, Eleonore Stump, William Wainwright and Linda Zagzebski, presents...

Toward Metaphysics

by Jacek Migasinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

This book presents and analyzes specific metaphysical tendencies that were revived within particular branches of French philosophy from the 1930s to the 1960s. Using the examples of the five philosophers active...

Farewell to Postmodernism

by Bartosz Kuzniarz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 06, 2015)

In the late 1960s, a whole pantheon of thinkers regarding themselves as radicals stole a part of the anarchic praxis of late capitalism, turned it into philosophy, and with the resulting set of views turned...

Dialectics Beyond Dialectics

by Malgorzata Kowalska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 26, 2015)

Dialectics beyond Dialectics is a study of contemporary French philosophy from Bataille to Derrida. It analyses, on the first level of generalization, the decomposition of Hegelianism understood as philosophy...

The Flow of Ideas

by Andrzej Walicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 09, 2015)

This history of Russian thought was first published in Polish in 1973 and subsequently appeared 2005 in a revised and expanded publication. The current volume begins with Enlightenment thought and Westernization...

The Yearbook on History and Interpretation of Phenomenology 2013

by Anton Vydra Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 26, 2014)

The main topic of the volume encompasses three areas of phenomenological research: person, subject, and organism. These three topics are interrelated in various ways. On the one hand, the question is Husserlian...

Grammar and Glamour of Cooperation

by Szymon Wrobel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 20, 2014)

This book is a collection of essays, weaving together cognitive psychology, psycho-linguistics, developmental psychology, modern philosophy and behavioural sciences. It raises the question: how does grammar...

Philosophy, Literature, and the Dissolution of the Subject

by Zeynep Talay Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 09, 2014)

If philosophy has limits, what lies beyond them? One answer is literature. In this study, rather than seeing literature as a source of illustrations of philosophical themes, the author considers both philosophy...

The Animals in Us – We in Animals

by Szymon Wrobel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

In art and literature, animals appear not only as an allegoric representation but as a reference which troubles the border between humanity and animality. The aim of this book is to challenge traditional ways...

Twenty-First Century Biopolitics

by Bogdana Koljevic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 30, 2015)

What are phenomena of contemporary biopolitics in the twenty-first century? Foucault’s theory of biopolitics as neoliberalism is opposed to post-political theories developed by Agamben, Hardt and Negri and...

The Yearbook on History and Interpretation of Phenomenology 2014

by Anton Vydra Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 06, 2015)

The second issue of The Yearbook on History and Interpretation of Phenomenology focuses on the intertwined topics of normativity and of typification. The area of their application and specification is relatively...

Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names

by Piotr Stalmaszczyk & Luis Fernández Moreno Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 11, 2016)

The articles in this collection focus on philosophical approaches to proper names. The issues discussed include abstract names, empty names, naming and name-using practices, definite descriptions, individuals,...

Beyond Words

by Kristóf Nyíri & András Benedek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 31, 2015)

Human thinking depends not only on words but also on visual imagery. Visual argumentation directly exploits the logic of the pictorial, while verbal arguments, too, draw on figurative language, and thus ultimately...

Studies in the Methodology of Science

by Igor Hanzel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 27, 2015)

The book discusses methodological issues relating to the philosophy of science and the natural and social sciences. It reconstructs the methods of measurement and scientific explanation, the relation of data,...

Heidegger and the Problem of Evil

by Cezary Wodzinski, Agata Bielik-Robson & Patrick Trompiz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

This book provides an encompassing and thorough study of Martin Heidegger’s thought. It is not only a presentation but also a profound critique of the thinker’s beliefs. In the context of Heidegger’s cooperation...

The Death and Life of the Self

by Silvia Gáliková Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 15, 2016)

What is a self? What is the relation between phenomenal consciousness and the self? What are we talking about when we speak of conscious experience, the self, an inner mental world? In order to answer these...

The Conflicts of Modernity in Ludwig Wittgenstein’s «Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus»

by Marek Dobrzeniecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 22, 2016)

The author offers a new look at one of the most influential books in the history of philosophy: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. He presents the Tractatus as expressing the intellectual...

Beyond the Limits of Language

by Agata Wilczek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 16, 2016)

The book explores the way in which apophatic discourse of negative theology has illuminated contemporary critical theory. It demonstrates the significance of apophasis both in Jacques Derrida’s search for...