This series includes a rich backlist of some of the most important and influential philosophers from throughout the ages – including works on Plato, Nietzsche, Socrates and Rene Descartes. The latest addition to the series covers Daniel Dennett – considered one of the most central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years.
Elizabeth Anscombe, 4-vol. set
Theodor W, Adorno II
By Mauro Antonelli, Federico Boccaccini
November 21, 2018
Franz Brentano (1838–1917) was a leading philosopher and psychologist of the nineteenth century. Indeed, the impact of his scholarship was so great that he became synonymous with a school of thought and a new approach in scientific philosophy. The Brentano School stood against the Idealistic and ...
By William Prior
April 03, 2018
Socrates is perhaps the most famous philosopher in the Western intellectual tradition. He raised fundamental questions, such as ‘what is justice?’ and ‘does virtue produce happiness?’. Although he wrote nothing himself, he is the source of a vast literature, beginning with Plato, Xenophon, and ...
By Roger Teichmann
July 12, 2016
Elizabeth Anscombe (1919–2001) was one of the most important philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century, making major contributions in philosophy of mind, ethics, and metaphysics. She is particularly renowned for her work on intention and action. A pupil and friend of Ludwig ...
By Espen Hammer
October 21, 2015
A new title in Routledge’s Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers series, this is a two-volume collection of the very best recent scholarship on Theodor W. Adorno (1903–69). It is an essential successor to an earlier four-volume collection, Theodor Adorno (Critical Evaluations in Cultural ...
By John Symons
April 30, 2014
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until 3 months after publication) Daniel Dennett has been one of the central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years. Unlike most philosophers of his generation, Dennett’s work has resonated far and wide. It has powerfully influenced the...
By James Tartaglia
January 29, 2010
Richard Rorty (1931–2007) remains one of the contemporary world’s most influential thinkers. He has been a major figure in philosophy ever since the publication of his first important paper, ‘Mind-Body Identity, Privacy, and Categories’ in 1965, but it was the release of his seminal Philosophy and ...
By Peter R. Anstey
December 04, 2006
Today, John Locke is recognized as one of the most important and formative philosophical influences on the modern world. His imprint is still felt in political and legal thought, in educational theory, moral theory and in the theory of knowledge. Locke’s key works, Two Treatises of Government, and ...
By Ted Toadvine
October 30, 2006
Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) has been hailed by many as the greatest French thinker of the twentieth century. As one of the founding members of the existentialist movement in the 1940s, he played a key role in introducing the work of Husserl and Heidegger into French thought and collaborated ...
By Michael Beaney, Erich Reck
January 13, 2006
Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) taught at the University of Jena for thirty years, and was scarcely known outside a small circle of professional mathematicians and philosophers. However, later in the twentieth century he came to be recognized as someone who, in demonstrating the affinity of logic with ...
By Donn Welton
January 21, 2005
Edmund Husserl was the founding father of phenomenology and one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century.This collection will make available, in one place, the very best essays on Husserl's thought from the past seventy years. It will draw together a range of writings, many of ...
By Claire Elise Katz
December 23, 2004
Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary ...
By Professor Anthony O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear
January 07, 2004
Born in Austria, Karl Popper (1902-1994) was one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the 20th century. A ground-breaking thinker, he saw the essence of true science as being the readiness to submit theories to severe testing and to reject them when refuted by test. His first major book in ...