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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....

Dim and Dimmer: Prospects for a New Enlightenment

by Peter Heinegg Hamilton Books (September 24, 2014)

In today's world, we are witnessing both the spread of a hopeful secular humanism and the persistence of cultural traditions that mindlessly glorify humans and are paving the path to environmental collapse....

Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

by Simon Lumsden Columbia University Press (August 26, 2014)

Poststructuralists hold Hegel responsible for giving rise to many of modern philosophy’s problematic concepts—the authority of reason, self-consciousness, the knowing subject. Yet, according to Simon Lumsden,...

Darwin's Philosophical Legacy: The Good and the Not-So-Good

by Gerard M. Verschuuren Lexington Books (May 18, 2012)

There is hardly any university, college, or even high school left where they do not teach Darwinism—and rightly so. Yet, most of these places do more preaching than teaching. They teach more than they should,...

Liberty and the News

by Walter Lippmann & Robert Mcchesney Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Written in the aftermath of World War I, this essay by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist remains relevant in its denunciation of media bias, particularly in terms of wartime propaganda.

Critique of Judgment

by Immanuel Kant & J. H. Bernard Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Kant's attempt to establish the principles behind the faculty of judgment remains one of the most important works on human reason. This third of the philosopher's three Critiques forms the very basis of modern...

Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

by Katerina Kolozova & François Laruelle Columbia University Press (January 07, 2014)

Following François Laruelle’s nonstandard philosophy and the work of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally...

Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion

by Katie Terezakis, Horst Hutter, Janos Boros & Kira Brunner Don et al. Lexington Books (March 16, 2009)

This collection examines the life and thought of Agnes Heller, who rose to international acclaim as a Marxist dissident in Eastern Europe. Heller went on to develop one of the most comprehensive oeuvres in contemporary...

Moral Images of Freedom: A Future for Critical Theory

by Drucilla Cornell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 27, 2007)

Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers like Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter...

Removing the Commons: A Lockean Left-Libertarian Approach to the Just Use and Appropriation of Natural Resources

by Eric Roark Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

Removing the Commons defends a Lockean Left-Libertarian account of the moral conditions in which people may remove, either via use or appropriation, natural resources from the commons. I conclude that self-owning...

Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond

by Edward W. Younkins Lexington Books (November 10, 2005)

Philosophers of Capitalism provides an interdisciplinary approach, attempting to discover the feasibility of an integration of Austrian Economics and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Edward W. Younkins...

Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment: Critical Essays

by Paul Guyer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2003)

Includes twelve of the most important modern critical discussions of the Critique of the Power of Judgment, written by the leading Kant scholars and aestheticians of the twentieth century.

Michel Foucault and Power Today: International Multidisciplinary Studies in the History of the Present

by David A. Gabbard & Alain Beaulieu Lexington Books (December 22, 2005)

Few thinkers have left such an influence across such a diverse range of studies as Michel Foucault has. This book pays homage to that diversity by presenting a multidisciplinary series of analyses dedicated...

The Transformation of Plato's Republic

by Kenneth Dorter Lexington Books (December 22, 2005)

Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex...

A Search for Unity in Diversity: The 'Permanent Hegelian Deposit' in the Philosophy of John Dewey

by James A. Good Lexington Books (December 22, 2005)

A Search for Unity in Diversity examines the traditional readings of John Dewey's relationship to Hegel and demonstrates that Dewey's later pragmatism was a development of the historicist/humanistic Hegel, rather...

Shaping the Future: Nietzsche's New Regime of the Soul and Its Ascetic Practices

by Horst Hutter Lexington Books (December 30, 2005)

Shaping the Future maps out the ascetic practices of a Neitzschean way of life. Hutter argues that Nietzsche's doctrines are attempts and 'temptations' that aim to provoke his free-spirited readers into changing...

Anscombe's Moral Philosophy

by Duncan Richter Lexington Books (November 19, 2010)

Anscombe's Moral Philosophy is an accessible introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe's work on ethics. It also offers a critique of her views on such diverse subjects as the bombing of Hiroshima, same-sex marriage,...

Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy

by John Peterson UPA (December 14, 2012)

This book introduces readers to Thomistic philosophy through selected topics such as being, God, teleology, truth, persons and knowledge, ethics, and universals. Defending the basis of Aquinas’ natural-law...

The Problem of Naturalism: Analytic Perspectives, Continental Virtues

by Brian Lightbody Lexington Books (March 01, 2013)

The Problem of Naturalism: Analytic and Continental Perspectives, investigates how the term naturalism is defined and applied in the philosophic secondary literature from two often competing perspectives: analytic...

Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov

by David Kleinberg-Levin Lexington Books (August 31, 2012)

This book offers a philosophical reflection on the nature of language by reading some exemplary works of literature. Drawing on the thought of philosophers—especially Plato, Kant, Hegel, Emerson, Benjamin,...

Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy

by Graham Harman John Hunt Publishing (September 28, 2012)

As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers.

Apologizing for Socrates: How Plato and Xenophon Created Our Socrates

by Gabriel Danzig Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Apologizing for Socrates places some of the Platonic and Xenophontic writings in the context of contemporary controversies over Socrates, providing a perspective in which many of the philosophic and literary...

Why Honor Matters

by Tamler Sommers Basic Books (May 07, 2018)

A controversial call to put honor at the center of morality

To the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized...

On Peace of Mind and Care of Health

by Seneca Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

This book deals with Seneca treatise on Peace of Mind and Care of Health.

“I have given you an account of what things can preserve peace of mind, what things can restore it to us, what can arrest the vices...

Critical Thinking

by Sharon M. Kaye Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

Discover how to put your point across more effectively!

Critical thinking shows people how to analyze arguments, speeches, and newspaper articles to see which faults the authors are making in their reasoning....

Nietzsche's Zarathustra

by Kathleen Marie Higgins Lexington Books (April 27, 2010)

Nietzsche's Zarathustra is a guide through the convoluted territory of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. It shows the philosophical significance of the fictional format as a means to simultaneously propose...

Worry and Mental Overwork

by Charles R. Richet, Joseph M. Granville & Robert F. Sharp Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

To hit off the happy medium between over- and under-work is no easy task even to those who have the necessary knowledge, on the one hand, and the liberty to arrange their own scheme of occupation, on the other....

The Center Must Not Hold: White Women Philosophers on the Whiteness of Philosophy

by George Yancy, Cynthia Kaufman, Susan E. Babbitt & Alison Bailey et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

In this collection, white women philosophers engage boldly in critical acts of exploring ways of naming and disrupting whiteness in terms of how it has defined the conceptual field of philosophy. Focuses on...

An Anthropology of Nothing in Particular

by Martin Demant Frederiksen Zero Books (August 31, 2018)

There have been claims that meaninglessness has become epidemic in the contemporary world. One perceived consequence of this is that people increasingly turn against both society and the political establishment...

Gaming the System

by David J. Gunkel Indiana University Press (May 09, 2018)

Gaming the System takes philosophical traditions out of the ivory tower and into the virtual worlds of video games. In this book, author David J. Gunkel explores how philosophical traditions—put forth by noted...

Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment

by Nicholas Maxwell UCL Press (September 26, 2017)

Here is an idea that just might save the world. It is that science, properly understood, provides us with the methodological key to the salvation of humanity. A version of this idea can be found in the works...

Foucault's Critical Ethics

by Richard A. Lynch Fordham University Press (September 05, 2016)

Argues that Michel Foucault's account of power provides a inescapable framework for ethics. Traces Foucault's analyses of power and ancient and contemporary ethical practices. Articulates a Foucauldian ethics...

The Emergency of Being

by Richard Polt Cornell University Press (July 12, 2013)

"The heart of history, for Heidegger, is not a sequence of occurrences but the eruption of significance at critical junctures that bring us into our own by making all being, including our being, into an urgent...

Paradigms for a Metaphorology

by Hans Blumenberg & Robert Savage Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (August 19, 2010)

"Paradigms for a Metaphorology may be read as a kind of beginner's guide to Blumenberg, a programmatic introduction to his vast and multifaceted oeuvre. Its brevity makes it an ideal point of entry for readers...

Figures of Memory

by Zsolt Komaromy Bucknell University Press (April 01, 2011)

Zsolt Komáromy’s Figures of Memory: From the Muses to Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics effects a rapprochement between memory studies and eighteenth-century British aesthetics. It argues that the assessment...

Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World

by Peter SZENDY, Will Bishop & Samuel Weber Fordham University Press (September 01, 2015)

By analyzing many films, by drawing on the philosophy of Lyotard, Nancy, and Derrida, this book suggest that in the apocalyptic genre, cinema is at work on its limit. Apocalypse-cinema is both the end of the...

Excessive Subjectivity

by Dominik Finkelde Columbia University Press (September 05, 2017)

How are we to conceive of acts that suddenly expose the injustice of the prevailing order? These acts challenge long-standing hidden or silently tolerated injustices, but as they are unsupported by existing...

Taking Back Philosophy

by Bryan W. Van Norden & Jay L. Garfield Columbia University Press (November 07, 2017)

Are American colleges and universities failing their students by refusing to teach the philosophical traditions of China, India, Africa, and other non-Western cultures? This biting and provocative critique of...

Vox Populi

by Roger Kimball Encounter Books (November 28, 2017)

We have seen the rise of populist movements across the political spectrum, but what role should populism play in modern democracy? Through ten trenchant essays, the writers of The New Criterion examine the perils...

The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

by Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel & Richard A. Lynch Columbia University Press (May 17, 2011)

Many philosophers have heralded the death of philosophy. Kant claimed responsibility for both its beginning and end, while Heidegger argued it concluded with Nietzsche. In the twentieth century, figures as diverse...

Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations

by Roze Hentschell, Kathy Lavezzo, Andrew Hadfield & Edwin M. Duval et al. University of Delaware Press (December 29, 2011)

Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations brings together new essays by leading literary scholars of the British and European middle ages and early modern period who have been influenced by the groundbreaking...


by Thomas Docherty Rowman & Littlefield International (October 03, 2016)

Complicity argues that all existing modes of cultural critique are regarded as legitimate and productive if and only if they are complicit with the very ideologies and values that the criticism sets out to undermine....


by Christopher John Müller Rowman & Littlefield International (July 29, 2016)

Günther Anders’s prolific philosophy of technology is undergoing a major revival but has never been translated into English. Prometheanism mobilises Anders’s pragmatic thought and current trends in critical...

Feminist Interpretations of Mary Astell

by Alice Sowaal & Penny A. Weiss Penn State University Press (May 02, 2016)

Often referred to as a proto-feminist, early modern English philosopher and rhetorician Mary Astell was a pious supporter of monarchy who wrote about gender equality at a time when society tightly constrained...

Rousseau and the Problem of Human Relations

by John M. Warner Penn State University Press (March 14, 2016)

Among Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s chief preoccupations was the problem of self-interest implicit in all social relationships. A person with divided loyalties (i.e., to both himself and his cohorts) was, in Rousseau’s...

Feminist Interpretations of William James

by Erin C. Tarver & Shannon Sullivan Penn State University Press (December 17, 2015)

Widely regarded as the father of American psychology, William James is by any measure a mammoth presence on the stage of pragmatist philosophy. But despite his indisputable influence on philosophical thinkers...

A Cultivated Reason

by Christopher Williams Penn State University Press (January 05, 1999)

As Plato’s tripartite division of the soul, Descartes’s criterion of clear and distinct ideas, and Kant’s notion of the categorical imperative attest, philosophy has traditionally been wedded to rationalism...

Thinking About Love

by Diane Enns & Antonio Calcagno Penn State University Press (November 06, 2015)

Does love command an ineffability that remains inaccessible to the philosopher?

The essays collected in Thinking About Love take up the nature and experience of love with reference to some of our best-known Continental...

Dialectical Readings

by Stephen N. Dunning Penn State University Press (July 18, 1997)

Interpretation pervades human thinking. Whether perception or experience, spoken word or written theory, whatever enters our consciousness must be interpreted in order to be understood. Every area of inquiry—art...

Living Poetically

by Sylvia Walsh Penn State University Press (August 19, 1994)

Living Poetically is the first book to focus primarily on Kierkegaard's existential aesthetics as opposed to traditional aesthetic features of his writings such as the use of pseudonyms, literary techniques...