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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)
 
 
Kant and the Concept of Race
Kant and the Concept of Race (August 2013)
Late Eighteenth-Century Writings
Jon M. Mikkelsen - Editor/translator

Late eighteenth-century writings on race by Kant and four of his contemporaries.

Kant and the Concept of Race features translations of four texts by Immanuel Kant frequently designated his Racenschriften (race essays), in which he develops and defends an early theory of race. Also included are translations of essays by four of Kant’s contemporaries—E. A. W. Zimmermann, Georg Forster, ...(Read More)
 
 
Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy
Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy (June 2013)
Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830
Peter K. J. Park - Author

2016 Frantz Fanon Prize for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought, presented by the Caribbean Philosophical Association

A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.

In this provocative historiography, Peter K. J. Park provides a penetrating account of a crucial period in the development of philosophy...(Read More)

 
 
Hegel on Religion and Politics
Hegel on Religion and Politics (January 2013)
Angelica Nuzzo - Editor

Critical essays on Hegel’s views concerning the relationship between religion and politics.

Although scholars have written extensively on Hegel’s treatment of religion and politics separately, much less has been written about the connections between the two in his thought. Religion in Hegel’s philosophy occupies a difficult position relative to politics, existing both within the ethical and histo...(Read More)
 
 
Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler
Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler (December 2012)
Shannon M. Mussett - Editor
William S. Wilkerson - Editor

Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.

Despite a deep familiarity with the philosophical tradition and despite the groundbreaking influence of her own work, Simone de Beauvoir never embraced the idea of herself as a philosopher. Her legacy is similarly complicated. She is acclaimed as a revolutionary thinker on issues of gender, age, and oppres...(Read More)
 
 
Essential Difference
Essential Difference (September 2012)
Toward a Metaphysics of Emergence
James Blachowicz - Author

FINALIST – 2015 John N. Findlay Award in Metaphysics, presented by the Metaphysical Society of America

Proposes a new way of understanding the nature of metaphysics, focusing on nonreductionist emergence theory, both in ancient and modern philosophy, as well as in contemporary philosophy of science.

Is metaphysics possible? This book argues that the greatest threat to...(Read More)
 
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