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Cavendish

Cavendish

1st Edition

David Cunning
January 11, 2019

Margaret Cavendish (1623 - 1673) was a philosopher, poet, scientist, novelist, and playwright of the seventeenth century. Her work is important for a number of reasons. It presents an early and compelling version of the naturalism that is found in current-day philosophy; it offers important...

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

2nd Edition

Allen Wood
September 12, 2012

This is one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. Wood explains Marx's views from a philosophical standpoint and defends him against common misunderstandings and criticisms. All the major philosophical topics in Marx's work are considered: the central concept of alienation;...

Quine

Quine

1st Edition

Peter Hylton
January 04, 2010

Quine was one of the foremost philosophers of the Twentieth century. In this outstanding overview of Quine's philosophy, Peter Hylton shows why Quine is so important and how his philosophical naturalism has been so influential within analytic philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Quine's...

Mill

Mill

1st Edition

John Skorupski
February 19, 2009

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Malebranche

Malebranche

1st Edition

Andrew Pyle
November 22, 2006

Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) is one of the most important philosophers of the seventeenth century after Descartes. A pioneer of rationalism, he was one of the first to champion and to further Cartesian ideas.Andrew Pyle places Malebranche's work in the context of Descartes and other philosophers...

Aquinas

Aquinas

1st Edition

Eleonore Stump
September 13, 2005

Few philosophers or theologians exerted as much influence on the shape of medieval thought as Thomas Aquinas. He ranks amongst the most famous of the Western philosophers and was responsible for almost single-handedly bringing the philosophy of Aristotle into harmony with Christianity. He was also...

Rousseau

Rousseau

1st Edition

Timothy O'Hagan
June 05, 2003

Timothy O'Hagan investigates Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings concerning the formation of humanity, of the individual and of the citizen in his three master works: the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among Men, Emile and the Social Contract. He explores Rousseau's reflections on the sexes,...

Merleau-Ponty

Merleau-Ponty

1st Edition

Stephen Priest
April 24, 2003

Maurice Merleau-Ponty is known and celebrated as a renowned phenomenologist and is considered a key figure in the existentialist movement. In this wide-ranging and penetrative study, Stephen Priest engages Merleau-Ponty across the full range of his philosophical thought. He considers...

Hegel

Hegel

1st Edition

Michael Inwood
January 17, 2002

In this clear, critical examination of the ideas of one of the greatest and most influential of modern philosophers, M.J. Inwood makes Hegel's arguments fully accessible. He reconstructs Hegel's thought throughout the book by arguing with him, considering Hegel's system as a whole and examining the...

Hume-Arg Philosophers

Hume-Arg Philosophers

1st Edition

Barry Stroud
May 06, 1999

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Sceptics

The Sceptics

1st Edition

R.J. Hankinson
March 26, 1998

The Sceptics is the first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of Greek scepticism, from the beginnings of epistemology with Xenophanes, to the final full development of Pyrrhonism as presented in the work of Sextus Empiricus. Tracing the evolution of scepticism from 500 B.C to A.D 200, this clear...

Santayana

Santayana

1st Edition

Timothy L. S. Sprigge, Ted Honderich
March 09, 1995

This classic study of Santayana was the first book to appear in the Arguments of the Philosophers series. Growing interest in the work of this important American philosopher has prompted this new edition of the book complete with a new preface by the author reassessing his own ideas about Santayana...

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