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Tragedy and Citizenship
Tragedy and Citizenship (November 2008)
Conflict, Reconciliation, and Democracy from Haemon to Hegel
Derek W. M. Barker - Author

A study of attitudes toward tragedy in both democratic and nondemocratic political theory.

Tragedy and Citizenship provides a wide-ranging exploration of attitudes toward tragedy and their implications for politics. Derek W. M. Barker reads the history of political thought as a contest between the tragic view of politics that accepts conflict and uncertainty, and an optimistic perspective that sees conf...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey in China
John Dewey in China (August 2007)
To Teach and to Learn
Jessica Ching-Sze Wang - Author

Shows how John Dewey’s visit to China from 1919–1921 influenced his social and political thought.

Combining biography with philosophy, this book explores John Dewey’s two-year trip to China (1919–1921) and its legacy for him as a teacher and a learner. Jessica Ching-Sze Wang looks at how Dewey was received in China, what he learned, and how he was changed as a result. She examines the intrigu...(Read More)
 
 
The Soul of Classical American Philosophy
The Soul of Classical American Philosophy (May 2007)
The Ethical and Spiritual Insights of William James, Josiah Royce, and Charles Sanders Peirce
Richard P. Mullin - Author

Introduces the spiritual ideas of three major American philosophers.

The Soul of Classical American Philosophy is an introduction to the thought of William James, Josiah Royce, and Charles Sanders Peirce, particularly in terms of the ethical and the spiritual. Writing for the nonspecialist in a straightforward style, Richard P. Mullin brings together the central ideas of these three key figures of classical A...(Read More)
 
 
Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia
Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia (February 2007)
Das Allgemeine Brouillon
Novalis - Author
David W. Wood - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

The first English translation of Novalis’s unfinished notes for a universal science, Das Allgemeine Brouillon.

Novalis is best known in history as the poet of early German Romanticism. However, this translation of Das Allgemeine Brouillon, or “Universal Notebook,” finally introduces him to the English-speaking world as an extraordinarily gifted philosopher in his own right and shatter...(Read More)
 
 
Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology
Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology (August 2006)
Its Origin, Meaning, and Critical Significance
Holly L. Wilson - Author

The first comprehensive examination in English of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View.

This book offers the first account in English of the origin, meaning, and critical significance of Immanuel Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View. Kant’s book is not empirical psychology, but rather a type of cosmopolitan philosophy meant to teach students to think for ...(Read More)
 
 
Friedrich Nietzsche on the Philosophy of Right and the State
Friedrich Nietzsche on the Philosophy of Right and the State (July 2006)
Nikos Kazantzakis - Author
Odysseus Makridis - Translated, with an introduction, notes and additional comments by

First English translation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s 1909 doctoral dissertation on Nietzsche.

This book represents the first English translation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s 1909 dissertation on Friedrich Nietzsche’s political and legal philosophy. Before Kazantzakis became one of the best-known modern Greek writers, he was an avid student of Nietzsche’s thought, discovering Nietzsche while studying la...(Read More)
 
 
Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment
Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment (July 2005)
Katerina Deligiorgi - Author

Interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason.

Katerina Deligiorgi interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason. Analyzing a broad range of Kant's works, including his Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique of Judgment, his lectures on anthropology and logic, as well as his shorter...(Read More)
 
 
The Role of History in Latin American Philosophy
The Role of History in Latin American Philosophy (July 2005)
Contemporary Perspectives
Arleen Salles - Editor
Elizabeth Millan - Editor

Argues that there are original positions to be found in the work of Latin American philosophers.

This book brings the history of Latin American philosophy to an English-speaking audience through the prominent voices of Mauricio Beuchot, Horacio Cerutti-Guldberg, María Luisa Femenías, Jorge J. E. Gracia, Oscar R. Marti, León Olivé, Carlos Pereda, and Eduardo Rabossi. They argue that Spanish ...(Read More)
 
 
The Science of Knowing
The Science of Knowing (July 2005)
J. G. Fichte's 1804 Lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre
J. G. Fichte - Author
Walter E. Wright - Translated with an introduction and notes by

The first English translation of Fichte’s second set of 1804 lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre.

Considered by some to be his most important text, this series of lectures given by Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762–1814) at his home in Berlin in 1804 is widely regarded as the most perspicuous presentation of his fundamental philosophy. Now available in English, this translation provides in striking and original la...(Read More)
 
 
John Dee's Occultism
John Dee's Occultism (June 2005)
Magical Exaltation through Powerful Signs
Gyorgy E. Szonyi - Author

A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.

Delving into the life and work of John Dee, Renaissance mathematician and "conjurer to Queen Elizabeth," György E Szonyi presents an analysis of Renaissance occultism and its place in the chronology of European cultural history. Culling examples of "magical thinking" from classical, medieval, and R...(Read More)
 
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