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The Grounding of Positive Philosophy
The Grounding of Positive Philosophy (July 2007)
The Berlin Lectures
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Bruce Matthews - Translated with an introduction and notes by

The first English translation of Schelling’s final “existential system.”

The Berlin lectures in The Grounding of Positive Philosophy, appearing here for the first time in English, advance Schelling’s final “existential system” as an alternative to modernity’s reduction of philosophy to a purely formal science of reason. The onetime protégé of Fichte and...(Read More)
The Pragmatic Century
The Pragmatic Century (October 2006)
Conversations with Richard J. Bernstein
Sheila Greeve Davaney - Editor
Warren G. Frisina - Editor

Critically engages the work of American philosopher Richard J. Bernstein.

The Pragmatic Century critically assesses the significance of American philosopher Richard J. Bernstein’s intellectual contributions. Written by scholars who share with Bernstein a combined interest in the American pragmatic tradition and contemporary religious thought, the essays explore such diverse topics as Bernstein’s ...(Read More)
Whitehead's Philosophy
Whitehead's Philosophy (October 2004)
Points of Connection
Janusz A. Polanowski - Editor
Donald W. Sherburne - Editor

Demonstrates myriad points of connection between Whitehead's philosophy and mainstream philosophical traditions.

This volume explores the range of Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy and his relevance to contemporary philosophical traditions. While philosophers and theologians with only a passing acquaintance with Whitehead might think that his philosophy is unconnected to our Western philosophical tradition, the contri...(Read More)
Thinking through the Death of God
Thinking through the Death of God (October 2004)
A Critical Companion to Thomas J. J. Altizer
Lissa McCullough - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Editor

A critical exploration of the thought of radical theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer, including a response from Altizer and a comprehensive bibliography of his work.

The leading exponent of the "death of God" theology of the 1960s, Thomas J. J. Altizer created a media sensation at the time and defined a major new direction in philosophical theology. Altizer has continued to refine his thought throughout his care...(Read More)
Panpsychism (August 2004)
Past and Recent Selected Readings
D. S. Clarke - Edited and with an introduction by

An anthology of readings in panpsychism, spanning two millennia.

Panpsychism is the view that mentality extends from humans to animals, insects, plant cells, and other natural bodies exhibiting persisting unity of organization. Formulated in ancient times, it has since undergone a series of reformulations and defenses against criticisms, and is now experiencing a revival of interest. This comprehensive anthology, whic...(Read More)
Godhead and the Nothing
Godhead and the Nothing (July 2003)
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author

An eminent theologian argues that nothingness is necessary in order to fully actualize the Godhead.

Eminent theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer breaks new ground by exploring the ultimate transfiguration of the Godhead as a question of the Nihil or nothingness and God. The Nihil is essential to the full actualization of the Godhead in that it fully occurs in both a primordial and an apocalyptic sacrifice of the Godhead. V...(Read More)
On Meanings of Life
On Meanings of Life (August 2002)
Their Nature and Origin
Jerome Eckstein - Author

Explores the factors that make for a meaningful life.

Addressing the question of what makes life meaningful, Jerome Eckstein explores the ways in which we can heighten or diminish the quality of our life experience. He focuses on two contrasting attitudes toward life experiences: “interested” (goal-oriented) and “intraested” (non-goal-oriented, i.e., something directed only at itself) and shows th...(Read More)
Leo Strauss
Leo Strauss (June 2002)
The Early Writings (1921-1932)
Leo Strauss - Author
Michael Zank - Editor/translator

Presents the early published writings of the distinguished political philosopher Leo Strauss, available here for the first time in English.

This translation of eighteen virtually unknown early publications provides access for the first time to the origins of Leo Strauss's thought in the intellectual life of the German Jewish 'renaissance' in the 1920s. Themes range from the Enlightenment critique of the...(Read More)
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy (May 2002)
Heidi M. Ravven - Editor
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor

Explores Jewish aspects of Spinoza's philosophy from a wide variety of perspectives.

Breaking new ground in the study of Spinoza's philosophy, the essays in this volume explore the extent to which Spinoza may be considered a Jewish thinker. The rich diversity of Spinoza scholarship today is represented here by a wide range of intellectual methods and scholarly perspectives—from Jewish philosophy and history,...(Read More)
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment (April 2002)
Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in The Guide of the Perplexed
James Arthur Diamond - Author

Winner of the Nachman Sokol-Mollie Halberstadt Prize in Biblical/Rabbinic Scholarship from the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Committee

Examines how Maimonides integrates scriptural and rabbinic literature into his magnum opus, The Guide of the Perplexed.

Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment demonstrates the type of hermeneutic that the medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimon...(Read More)
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