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Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


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...


The Great Philosophers: The Lives and Ideas of History's Greatest Thinkers

by Stephen Law Quercus (September 09, 2014)

Since the beginning of time mankind has struggled with the big questions surrounding our existence. Whilst most people have heard of Socrates, Machiavelli and Nietzsche, many are less clear on their theories...


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

by Michael Marder & Mathilde Roussel Columbia University Press (November 04, 2014)

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing...


Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic

by Gene Fendt Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

In this book, author Gene Fendt shows how Plato's Republic provides a liturgical purification for the political and psychic delusions of readers, even as Socrates provides the same for his interlocutors at the...


The Philosopher's Song: The Poets' Influence on Plato

by Kevin M. Crotty Lexington Books (December 29, 2009)

The Philosopher's Song explores the complex and fruitful relation between the great poets of Greek culture and Plato's invention of philosophy, especially as this bears on Plato's treatment of justice. The author...


What the Tortoise Taught Us: The Story of Philosophy

by Burton Porter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

What the Tortoise Taught Us offers a lively, concise journey through western philosophy that explores the lives of major philosophers, their ideas, and how their thinking continues to influence our lives today....


The Inaugural Addresses and Ascension Speeches of Nigerian Elected and Non-Elected Presidents and Prime Minister, 1960-2010

by Solomon Williams Obotetukudo UPA (November 04, 2010)

This collection of inaugural and ascension speeches facilitates comparison of presidential themes, leadership styles, personal philosophies, and evolutionary communication strategies in Nigerian nation building....


Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future

by Jude P. Dougherty Lexington Books (September 29, 2009)

In Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future, Jude P. Dougherty offers an intriguing reexamination of this crisis in contemporary times. Situating his argument in the context of ongoing debate...


A Marxist Reading of Young Baudrillard: Throughout His Ordered Masks

by Yibing Zhang, Huiming He & Cem Kizilcec Canut Int. Publishers (July 01, 2014)

This book prefers a hard polemic on Baudrillard's post-modern turn, and deals in a direct and frontal debate against refutations claimed by early (young) Baudrillard to historical materialism and his deconstruction...


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...


Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

by Peter Eglin UPA (November 08, 2012)

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges...


Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates: The Complex Legacy of Saint Augustine and Peter Lombard

by Severin Valentinov Kitanov Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates traces the reception of Saint Augustine’s concept of beatific enjoyment (fruitio beatifica) in Peter Lombard’s Sentences. It identifies the main themes and...


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...


Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theaetetus and the Sophist

by Plato & Francis M. Cornford Dover Publications (January 25, 2013)

Two masterpieces of Plato's later period. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher....


History of Philosophy

by Julian Marias Dover Publications (September 04, 2012)

Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century — major figures, currents, trends. Valuable section on contemporary philosophy — Brentano, Ortega, Heidegger, others....


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,...


A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

by Edmund Burke Dover Publications (August 31, 2012)

Eloquent and influential , this 1757 treatise defines the concept of the sublime and explores how interaction with the physical world affects formulation of ideals related to beauty and art.


Charles S. Peirce, Selected Writings

by Charles S. Peirce & Philip P. Wiener Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Science, material, idealism, pragmaticism, history of scientific thought. With Buchler's book, best way to approach notoriously cryptic philosopher. Features 24 selections including "The Place of Our Age in...


Creative Evolution

by Henri Bergson Dover Publications (June 15, 2012)

French philosopher's ideas about evolution and the meaning of life and his critique of Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers through the 19th century. His most famous and influential work.


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.


Six Great Dialogues: Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Symposium, The Republic

by Plato & Benjamin Jowett Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

Plato's Dialogues rank among Western civilization's most important and influential philosophical works. These 6 selections of his major works explore a broad range of enduringly relevant issues. Authoritative...


The Consolation of Philosophy

by Boethius Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Landmark of medieval Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. How to achieve and maintain spiritual peace amid life's inevitable pain.


Symposium and Phaedrus

by Plato Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into Platonic doctrine. Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love, eternal beauty. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love, "forms" as objects of transcendental...


The Birth of Tragedy

by Friedrich Nietzsche Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Philosopher's classic study declares that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraint and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational.


The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

by Plato Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: the dialogues entitled Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo. Translations by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.


Philosophy and Working-through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies

by Jeffrey M. Jackson Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

Philosophy and Working-through the Past defends the relevance to philosophy of the implications of Freud’s conception of object loss, especially his provocative discussions of mourning and melancholia. It...


Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism

by Carol Diethe Scarecrow Press (December 19, 2013)

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism covers the history of this philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section...


Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

by Erman Kaplama UPA (December 12, 2013)

Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis, he explores the...


Hegel and Greek Tragedy

by Martin Thibodeau Lexington Books (December 13, 2012)

The present study is dedicated to the different interpretations of Greek tragedy proposed in the writing of G.W.F. Hegel. It explicates how and in what sense Hegel’s investigation in tragedy parallels the...


Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won't Find It)

by Roger Von Oech Free Press (August 28, 2001)

"You can't step in the same river twice."

"Dogs bark at what they don't understand."

"The doctor inflicts pain to cure suffering."

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was famous for his brilliant and provocative...


Human Works, Absent Words: Law, Man, and God in Some Classical Philosophers

by Christopher Berry Gray UPA (November 26, 2013)

What is said can be understood only when seen in the context of what is not said. Many ancient and medieval philosophers use this dynamic of presence and absence. Gray shows how each author amplifies meaning...


Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: Critical Essays

by Patricia Kitcher, Philip Kitcher, Lewis White Beck & Lorne Falkenstein et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 1998)

The central project of the Critique of Pure Reason is to answer two sets of questions: What can we know and how can we know it? and What can't we know and why can't we know it? The essays in this collection...


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...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy

by Anthony Preus Scarecrow Press (July 25, 2007)

The ancient Greeks were not only the founders of western philosophy, but the actual term 'philosophy' is Greek in origin, most likely dating back to the late sixth century BC. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras,...


Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education

by Randall R. Curren Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2000)

Aristotle regarded law and education as the two fundamental and deeply interdependent tools of political art, making the use of education by the statesman a topic of the first importance in his practical philosophy....


Philosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault

by Peter Sloterdijk, Thomas Dunlap & Creston Davis Columbia University Press (May 07, 2013)

Peter Sloterdijk turns his keen eye to the history of western thought, conducting colorful readings of the lives and ideas of the world’s most influential intellectuals. Featuring nineteen vignettes rich in...


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...


The Iroquois and the Athenians: A Political Ontology

by Brian Seitz & Thomas Thorp Lexington Books (August 15, 2013)

An original work of political theory, The Iroquois and the Athenians relocates the problem of political foundations and origins, removing it from the dead logic of the social contract and grafting it onto a...


Socratic Philosophy and Its Others

by Denise Schaeffer & Christopher Dustin Lexington Books (May 28, 2013)

Engaging a broad range of Platonic dialogues, this collection of essays by distinguished scholars in political theory and philosophy explores the relation of Socratic philosophizing to those activities with...


Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey

by Sheila Murnaghan Lexington Books (June 24, 2011)

This book is a comprehensive study of the Odyssey's plot, which shows how the motifs of disguise and recognition are used to articulate the central values of Homeric society. The story of Odysseus' homecoming...


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...


Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito: Critical Essays

by Rachana Kamtekar, Donald Morrison, P T. Geach & S Marc Cohen et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2004)

Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, andCrito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates...


The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His Arthashastra

by Roger Boesche Lexington Books (August 06, 2002)

The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political...


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...


What, Then, Is Time?

by Eva Brann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 25, 2001)

'What is time?' Well-known philosopher and intellectual historian, Eva Brann mounts an inquiry into a subject universally agreed to be among the most familiar and the most strange of human experiences. Brann...


An Introduction to African Philosophy

by Samuel Oluoch Imbo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 1998)

An invaluable introduction to this dynamic and growing area of study, Imbo's book synthesizes the ideas of key African philosophers into an accessible narrative. By making cross-disciplinary and transnational...