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Understanding Understanding
Understanding Understanding (September 2003)
Richard Mason - Author

A study of the scope and limits of understanding.

How is understanding to be understood? Are there limits to understanding? What of importance, if anything, could lie beyond understanding? And do we need to understand knowledge before we can know about understanding? Richard Mason's argument is that a critical theory of understanding, modeled on past theories of knowledge, cannot be workable.

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Vision's Invisibles
Vision's Invisibles (July 2003)
Philosophical Explorations
Veronique M. Foti - Author

Examines the construction of vision in the works of Heraclitus, Plato, Descartes, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Nancy, and Derrida.

Although philosophy today has abandoned its former fascination with transcendent invisibles, it has left largely unexamined historical articulations of the divide between 'the visible' and 'the invisible.' Vision's Invisibles argues that such a self-examination is necessary fo...(Read More)
Lost Souls
Lost Souls (March 2003)
The Philosophic Origins of a Cultural Dilemma
David Weissman - Author

Traces the history of mind-body dualism.

Lost Souls examines the origins and consequences of the philosophic idea that mind and body are distinct. The author traces mind-body dualism from Plato, Plotinus, Augustine, and Proclus through Descartes and Kant to Nietzsche, Heidegger, Carnap, and Quine. Mind's separation from body has dominated philosophic thinking for millennia, yet most mental activities are now ex...(Read More)
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment (January 2003)
A Republican Critique of the Philosophes
Graeme Garrard - Author

Sees Rousseau as the father of Counter-Enlightenment thought.
Arguing that the question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s relationship to the Enlightenment has been eclipsed and seriously distorted by his association with the French Revolution, Graeme Garrard presents the first book-length case that shows Rousseau as the pivotal figure in the emergence of Counter-Enlightenment thought. Viewed in the context in which he actually lived and wrote—...(Read More)
Hegel's History of Philosophy
Hegel's History of Philosophy (November 2002)
New Interpretations
David A. Duquette - Editor

Top scholars address Hegel’s History of Philosophy.

This volume approaches the study of Hegel’s History of Philosophy from a variety of angles, while centering on Hegel’s Berlin “Lectures on the History of Philosophy” (1819–1831) which were given to students and later published. The lectures address most fundamentally what philosophy is—the philosophy of philosophy, so to speak. Th...(Read More)
The Limits of Doubt
The Limits of Doubt (July 2001)
The Moral and Political Implications of Skepticism
Petr Lom - Author

Shows how different forms of skepticism can lead to remarkably different moral and political implications.

The Limits of Doubt
studies the skepticism of Nietzsche, Sextus Empiricus, Hobbes, Diderot, and Montaigne in order to illustrate how different forms of skepticism can produce remarkably different implications. These include toleration; chastening of character; the prohibition of cruelty; indifference; corrosiven...(Read More)
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI (May 2001)
Before Plato
Anthony Preus - Editor

An anthology devoted to the intellectual developments that led up to the philosophy of Plato.

This collection of essays on early Greek philosophy focuses on the natural and moral philosophy and the intellectual developments that led up to the philosophy of Plato. Studies of the philosophies of Anaximander, Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, the Pythagoreans, Atomists, and Sophists are included.

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Unnecessary Evil
Unnecessary Evil (November 2000)
History and Moral Progress in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant
Sharon Anderson-Gold - Author

Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.

No philosopher has been more committed to the idea of the moral progress of humanity than Immanuel Kant. But is this idea of the moral advancement of the species compatible with the individualist basis of Kantian ethics? Do individuals have obligations to contribute toward the welfare of future generations? Here, Sharon Anderson-Gold affirms th...(Read More)
Before Logic
Before Logic (March 2000)
Richard Mason - Author

CHOICE 2000 Outstanding Academic Book

Argues that there is an undeniable and essentially historical dimension to logic.

Must logic come first? Are philosophical problems really logical? Must we think logically to think at all? Richard Mason's case is that too much comes before logic--too many choices and too much history. Logic has been formed by choices made by philosophers, not just as a s...(Read More)
Moral Progress
Moral Progress (January 2000)
A Process Critique of MacIntyre
Lisa Bellantoni - Author

Argues that in order to reinvigorate our moral inheritances we must endeavor not only to live well, but also to live better.

Moral Progress examines the challenge emotivism presents to contemporary ethicists. Focusing on the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre and Alfred North Whitehead, Lisa Bellantoni refutes MacIntyre's belief that a return to traditional values which once enjoyed broad social consensus will restore our moral cente...(Read More)
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