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Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy: The Return to Subjectivity

Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy: The Return to Subjectivity

1st Edition

Dieter Freundlieb
October 27, 2017

Dieter Henrich is one of the most respected and frequently cited philosophers in Germany today. His extensive and highly innovative studies of German Idealism and his systematic analyses of subjectivity have significantly impacted on advanced German philosophical and theological debates. Dieter...

On Thinking and the World: John McDowell's Mind and World

On Thinking and the World: John McDowell's Mind and World

1st Edition

Sandra M. Dingli
May 16, 2017

John McDowell's Mind and World has, since its publication in 1994, become a seminal text, putting forward many new ideas on the manner in which concepts mediate the relation between minds and the world. Yet McDowell's ideas are not easy to comprehend. In this book Sandra Dingli both elaborates and...

Action and Ethics in Aristotle and Hegel: Escaping the Malign Influence of Kant

Action and Ethics in Aristotle and Hegel: Escaping the Malign Influence of Kant

1st Edition

Gary Pendlebury
May 16, 2017

Pendlebury alleges that abstraction and rationalization have had a strong and malign influence on normative moral philosophy in the 20th century. Criticizing writers such as Hare, Rawls and Scanlon for pursuing a conception of moral philosophy that bears little resemblance to the way in which human...

Negotiating the Good Life: Aristotle and the Civil Society

Negotiating the Good Life: Aristotle and the Civil Society

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Mark A. Young
May 16, 2017

For centuries philosophers have wrestled with the dichotomy between individual freedom on the one hand and collective solidarity on the other. Yet today there is a growing realization that this template is fundamentally flawed. In this book, Mark Young embraces and advocates a more holistic concept...

Liberty, Property and Markets: A Critique of Libertarianism

Liberty, Property and Markets: A Critique of Libertarianism

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Daniel Attas
May 16, 2017

Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights. In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument...

Hume's Scepticism and the Science of Human Nature

Hume's Scepticism and the Science of Human Nature

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Paul Stanistreet
May 16, 2017

This book explores the relationship between Hume's sceptical philosophy and his Newtonian ambition of founding a science of human nature. Assessing both received and 'new' readings of Hume's philosophy, Stanistreet offers a line of interpretation which, he argues, makes sense of many of the...

Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge: Philosophy of Language after MacIntyre and Hauerwas

Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge: Philosophy of Language after MacIntyre and Hauerwas

1st Edition

R. Scott Smith
May 16, 2017

We live in a time of moral confusion: many believe there are no overarching moral norms, and we have lost an accepted body of moral knowledge. Alasdair MacIntyre addresses this problem in his much-heralded restatement of Aristotelian and Thomistic virtue ethics; Stanley Hauerwas does so through...

Slavoj Žižek: A Little Piece of the Real

Slavoj Žižek: A Little Piece of the Real

1st Edition

Matthew Sharpe
March 31, 2017

Slavoj Zizek has emerged as the pre-eminent European cultural theorist of the last decade and has been described as the ultimate Marxist/Lacanian cultural studies scholar. His large and growing body of work has generated considerable controversy, yet his texts are not structured as standard...

Davidson and Spinoza: Mind, Matter and Morality

Davidson and Spinoza: Mind, Matter and Morality

1st Edition

Floris van der Burg
March 02, 2017

Baruch Spinoza a Dutch rationalist philosopher of the 17th century and Donald Davidson one of the most distinguished contemporary American analytic philosophers, are two thinkers not usually analysed in conjunction with each other in the philosophical literature yet there are remarkable parallels...

Incommensurability and Cross-Language Communication

Incommensurability and Cross-Language Communication

1st Edition

Xinli Wang
December 07, 2016

A dominant epistemological assumption behind Western philosophy is that it is possible to locate some form of commonality between languages, traditions, or cultures - such as a common language or lexicon, or a common notion of rationality - which makes full linguistic communication between them...

Thomas Kuhn's 'Linguistic Turn' and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism: Incommensurability, Rationality and the Search for Truth

Thomas Kuhn's 'Linguistic Turn' and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism: Incommensurability, Rationality and the Search for Truth

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Stefano Gattei
December 05, 2016

Presenting a critical history of the philosophy of science in the twentieth century, focusing on the transition from logical positivism in its first half to the "new philosophy of science" in its second, Stefano Gattei examines the influence of several key figures, but the main focus of the book...

Kristeva, Psychoanalysis and Culture: Subjectivity in Crisis

Kristeva, Psychoanalysis and Culture: Subjectivity in Crisis

1st Edition

Sylvie Gambaudo
December 05, 2016

Examining Julia Kristeva's contention that contemporary Western society is witnessing a crisis of subjectivity due to the failure of the paternal function, Gambaudo places Kristeva's thesis within the context of Freudian psychoanalytic thought and shows how Kristeva defends her position against a...

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