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Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes (October 2015)
Otfried Höffe - Author
Nicholas Walker - Translator

An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher.

Best known for his contributions to political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes set out to develop a coherent philosophical system extending from logic and natural philosophy to civil and religious philosophy. In this introduction to Hobbes’s thought, Otfried Höffe begins by providing an overview of the entire scope of his ...(Read More)
 
 
Complicated Presence
Complicated Presence (June 2015)
Heidegger and the Postmetaphysical Unity of Being
Jussi Backman - Author

A synthetic assessment of Heidegger’s entire path of thinking as a radical attempt to thematize and rethink the fundamental notions of unity dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.
From its Presocratic beginnings, Western philosophy concerned itself with a quest for unity both in terms of the systematization of knowledge and as a metaphysical search for a unity of being—two trends that can be regarded as converging...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History
Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History (June 2015)
Jeffrey A. Bernstein - Author

Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.

In Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History, Jeffrey A. Bernstein explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history. For Bernstein, Strauss shows that a close study of th...(Read More)
 
 
Wonder
Wonder (May 2015)
A Grammar
Sophia Vasalou - Author

Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation.

Wonder has been celebrated as the quintessential passion of childhood. From the earliest stages of our intellectual history, it has been acclaimed as the driving force of inquiry and the prime passion of thought. Yet for an emotion acknowledged so widely for the multiple roles it plays in our lives, wonder ha...(Read More)
 
 
Sparks Will Fly
Sparks Will Fly (April 2015)
Benjamin and Heidegger
Andrew Benjamin - Editor
Dimitris Vardoulakis - Editor

Collected essays consider points of affinity and friction between Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger.

Despite being contemporaries, Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger never directly engaged with one another. Yet, Hannah Arendt, who knew both men, pointed out common ground between the two. Both were concerned with the destruction of metaphysics, the development of a new way of reading and understanding literat...(Read More)
 
 
Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy
Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy (February 2015)
Peter Olsthoorn - Author

Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.

In this history of the development of ideas of honor in Western philosophy, Peter Olsthoorn examines what honor is, how its meaning has changed, and whether it can still be of use. Political and moral philosophers from Cicero to John Stuart Mill thought that a sense of honor and concern for our reputation could help us to determine the proper thing t...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory
John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory (December 2014)
James Scott Johnston - Author

Analysis of Dewey’s pre-1916 work on logic and its relationship to his better-known 1938 book on the topic.

When John Dewey’s logical theory is discussed, the focus is invariably on his 1938 book Logic: The Theory of Inquiry. His earlier logical works are seldom referenced except in relation to that later work. As a result, Dewey’s earlier logical theory is cut off from his later work, a...(Read More)
 
 
Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences
Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences (March 2014)
Susanne Lettow - Editor

Investigates the impact of theories of reproduction and heredity on the emerging concepts of race and gender at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.

Focusing on the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this volume highlights the scientific and philosophical inquiry into heredity and reproduction and the consequences of these developing ideas on understandings of race...(Read More)
 
 
Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy
Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy (February 2014)
Shaftesbury, Hamann, Kierkegaard
Lydia B. Amir - Author

An exploration of philosophical and religious ideas about humor in modern philosophy and their secular implications.

By exploring the works of both Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury, and Søren Kierkegaard, Lydia B. Amir finds a rich tapestry of ideas about the comic, the tragic, humor, and related concepts such as irony, ridicule, and wit. Amir focuses chiefly on these two thinkers, but she ...(Read More)
 
 
Goodbye, Kant!
Goodbye, Kant! (November 2013)
What Still Stands of the Critique of Pure Reason
Maurizio Ferraris - Author
Richard Davies - Translator

A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant’s magnum opus.

A best seller in Italy, Maurizio Ferraris’s Goodbye, Kant! delivers a nontechnical, entertaining, and occasionally irreverent overview of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. He borrows his title from Wolfgang Becker’s Goodbye Lenin!, the 2003 film about East Germany after the fall of the Berlin...(Read More)
 
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