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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)
 
 
The Closed Commercial State
The Closed Commercial State (June 2012)
J. G. Fichte - Author
Anthony Curtis Adler - Translated, notes, interpretive essay

Critical scholarly edition of J. G. Fichte’s Closed Commercial State.

Appearing for the first time in a complete English translation, The Closed Commercial State represents the most sustained attempt of J. G. Fichte, the famed author of The Doctrine of Science, to apply idealistic philosophy to political economy. In the accompanying interpretive essay, Anthony Curtis Adler challenges the c...(Read More)
 
 
The Philosophical Rupture between Fichte and Schelling
The Philosophical Rupture between Fichte and Schelling (April 2012)
Selected Texts and Correspondence (1800-1802)
J. G. Fichte - Author
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Michael G. Vater - Editor, translator and introduction by
David W. Wood - Editor, translator and introduction by

Correspondence and texts by Fichte and Schelling illuminate their thought and the trajectory of their philosophical falling out.

The disputes of philosophers provide a place to view their positions and arguments in a tightly focused way, and also in a manner that is infused with human temperaments and passions. Fichte and Schelling had been perceived as “partners” in the cause of Criticism or transcen...(Read More)
 
 
Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy
Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy (March 2010)
Robert Hahn - Author

Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.

Promoting a new way to study and illuminate early Greek philosophy, Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy explores archaeological resources and art historical evidence to contribute to the ongoing debates concerning the origins of philosophy. Focusing on the philosopher A...(Read More)
 
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