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  1. The Ethics of Need

    Agency, Dignity, and Obligation

    By Sarah Clark Miller

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation argues for the philosophical importance of the notion of need and for an ethical framework through which we can determine which needs have moral significance. In the volume, Sarah Clark Miller synthesizes insights from Kantian and feminist care...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Violence and Phenomenology

    By James Dodd

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book pursues the problem of whether violence can be understood to be constitutive of its own sense or meaning, as opposed to being merely instrumental. Dodd draws on the resources of phenomenological philosophy, and takes the form of a series of dialogues between figures both inside and...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The German Mittelweg

    Garden Theory and Philosophy in the Time of Kant

    By Michael G. Lee

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    In the 1790s, a close-knit group of German philosophers published several garden theory texts. These works are unique in that a close-knit group of philosophers had never before--and has not since--produced so many works on the topic of garden design. In essence, this cohort sought to imbue...

    Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Immanent Word

    The Turn to Language in German Philosophy, 1759-1801

    By Katie Terezakis

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    The Immanent Word establishes that the philosophical study of language inaugurated in the 1759 works of Hamann and Lessing marks a paradigm shift in modern philosophy; it analyzes the transformation of that shift in works of Herder, Kant, Fichte, Novalis and Schlegel. It contends that recent...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy

    By Nathan Ross

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy examines the role of the concept of mechanism in Hegel’s thinking about political and social institutions. It counters as overly simplistic the notion that Hegel has an ‘organic concept of society’. It examines the thought of Hegel’s peers and...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Language and History in Adorno's Notes to Literature

    By Ulrich Plass

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Plass argues that Adorno’s essays on literature are of prime importance for an understanding of his aesthetics because they challenge the conceptual limitations of philosophical discourse....

    Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Wittgenstein's Novels

    By Martin Klebes

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Analyzing features of Wittgenstein's philosophical work and including in-depth textual analyses, this study investigates the impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work on contemporary German and French novelists. Drawing upon aesthetics, architectural history, philosophy of science, and photography, the...

    Published April 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Emmanuel Levinas

    Ethics, Justice, and the Human Beyond Being

    By Lis Thomas

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Volition, Rhetoric, and Emotion in the Work of Pascal

    By Thomas Parker

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This study identifies and analyzes a compelling theory and practice of persuasion that integrates the complexity of human desire. It demonstrates how the philosophical component in Pascal's description of the will makes a seamless integration into a vehicle of persuasion and poetics, providing a...

    Published April 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Discourse, Desire, and Fantasy in Jurgen Habermas' Critical Theory

    By Kenneth MacKendrick

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book argues that Jürgen Habermas’ critical theory can be productively developed by incorporating a wider understanding of fantasy and imagination as part of its conception of communicative rationality and communicative pathologies. Given that meaning is generated both linguistically and...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge