Key Concepts

  • Surrealism: Key Concepts book cover

    Surrealism: Key Concepts

    Edited by Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Michael Richardson

    Emerging from the disruption of the First World War, surrealism confronted the resulting ‘crisis of consciousness’ in a way that was arguably more profound than any other cultural movement of the time. The past few decades have seen an expansion of interest in surrealist writers, whose contribution…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
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  • Georges Bataille: Key Concepts book cover

    Georges Bataille

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Mark Hewson, Marcus Coelen

    Georges Bataille (1897 - 1962) was a philosopher, writer, and literary critic whose work has had a significant impact across disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, economics, art history and literary criticism, as well as influencing key figures in post-modernist and post-structuralist…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
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  • Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts book cover

    Jacques Derrida

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Claire Colebrook

    Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings…

    Paperback – 2014-10-27
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  • Alain Badiou: Key Concepts book cover

    Alain Badiou

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    By A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens

    Alain Badiou is one of the world's most influential living philosophers. Few contemporary thinkers display his breadth of argument and reference, or his ability to intervene in debates critical to both analytic and continental philosophy. Alain Badiou: Key Concepts presents an overview of and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-03
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  • G. W. F. Hegel: Key Concepts book cover

    G. W. F. Hegel

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Michael Baur

    The thought of G. W. F. Hegel (1770 -1831) has had a deep and lasting influence on a wide range of philosophical, political, religious, aesthetic, cultural and scientific movements. But, despite the far-reaching importance of Hegel's thought, there is often a great deal of confusion about what he…

    Paperback – 2014-06-30
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  • Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts book cover

    Hannah Arendt

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Patrick Hayden

    Hannah Arendt is one of the most prominent thinkers of modern times, whose profound influence extends across philosophy, politics, law, history, international relations, sociology, and literature. Presenting new and powerful ways to think about human freedom and responsibility, Arendt's work has…

    Paperback – 2014-02-28
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  • Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts book cover

    Jean-Paul Sartre

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    By Steven Churchill, Dr. Jack Reynolds

    Most readers of Sartre focus only on the works written at the peak of his influence as a public intellectual in the 1940s, notably "Being and Nothingness". "Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts" aims to reassess Sartre and to introduce readers to the full breadth of his philosophy. Bringing together…

    Paperback – 2013-09-30
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  • Pierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts book cover

    Pierre Bourdieu

    Key Concepts, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael James Grenfell

    The French social philosopher Pierre Bourdieu is now recognised as one of the major thinkers of the twentieth century. In a career of over fifty years, Bourdieu studied a wide range of topics: education, culture, art, politics, economics, literature, law, and philosophy. Throughout these studies,…

    Paperback – 2012-09-01
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  • Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts book cover

    Immanuel Kant

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    By Will Dudley, Kristina Engelhard

    Immanuel Kant is among the most pivotal thinkers in the history of philosophy. His transcendental idealism claims to overcome the skepticism of David Hume, resolve the impasse between empiricism and rationalism, and establish the reality of human freedom and moral agency. A thorough understanding…

    Paperback – 2010-11-25
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  • Jurgen Habermas: Key Concepts book cover

    Jurgen Habermas

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    By Barbara Fultner

    A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth,…

    Paperback – 2010-10-28
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  • Michel Foucault: Key Concepts book cover

    Michel Foucault

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    By Dianna Taylor

    Michel Foucault was one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. His work on freedom, subjectivity, and power is now central to thinking across an extraordinarily wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, history, education, psychology, politics, anthropology,…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
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  • Jacques Ranciere: Key Concepts book cover

    Jacques Ranciere

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    By Jean-Philippe Deranty

    Although relatively unknown a decade ago, the work of Jacques Ranciere is fast becoming a central reference in the humanities and social sciences. His thinking brings a fresh, innovative approach to many fields, notably the study of work, education, politics, literature, film, art, as well as…

    Paperback – 2010-07-29
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  • Wittgenstein: Key Concepts book cover

    Wittgenstein

    Key Concepts

    By Kelly Dean Jolley

    Wittgenstein's complex and demanding work challenges much that is taken for granted in philosophical thinking as well as in the theorizing of art, theology, science and culture. Each essay in this collection explores a key concept involved in Wittgenstein's thinking, relating it to his…

    Paperback – 2010-04-01
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  • Martin Heidegger: Key Concepts book cover

    Martin Heidegger

    Key Concepts

    By Bret W. Davis

    Heidegger's writings are among the most formidable in recent philosophy. The pivotal concepts of his thought are for many the source of both fascination and frustration. Yet any student of philosophy needs to become acquainted with Heidegger's thought. "Martin Heidegger: Key Concepts" is designed…

    Paperback – 2009-11-01
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  • Theodor Adorno: Key Concepts book cover

    Theodor Adorno

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    By Deborah Cook

    Adorno continues to have an impact on disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, musicology and literary theory. An uncompromising critic, even as Adorno contests many of the premises of the philosophical tradition, he also reinvigorates that tradition in his…

    Paperback – 2008-06-23
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  • Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts book cover

    Merleau-Ponty

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    By Rosalyn Diprose, Jack Reynolds

    Having initially not had the attention of Sartre or Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty's work is arguably now more widely influential than either of his two contemporaries. "Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts" presents an accessible guide to the core ideas which structure Merleau-Ponty's thinking as well as to his…

    Paperback – 2008-05-27
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