Philosophers in Focus

  • William James Pragmatism in Focus book cover

    William James Pragmatism in Focus

    Edited by Doris Olin

    The original 1907 text is accompanied with a series of critical essays from scholars including Moore and Russell. In the introduction Olin evaluates the strength of the criticisms made against James.…

    Paperback – 2015-07-24
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  • Plato's Meno In Focus book cover

    Plato's Meno In Focus

    Edited by Jane M. Day

    In one volume, this book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of illuminating articles on themes in the dialogue published between 1965 and 1985 and an introduction setting the Meno in its historical context and opening up the key philosophical issues which the…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
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  • Immanuel Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics in Focus book cover

    Immanuel Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics in Focus

    By Beryl Logan

    This collection of seminal essays on the Prolegomena provides the student of philosophy with an invaluable overview of the issues and problems raised by Kant. Starting with the Carus translation of Kant's work, the edition offers a substantive new introduction, six papers never before published…

    Paperback – 1996-11-07
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  • Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus book cover

    Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

    Edited by Stanley Tweyman

    This volume presents the excellent and popular translation by Haldane and Ross of Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy, an introduction by Stanley Tweyman which explores the relevance of Descartes' Regulae and his method of analysis in the Meditations, and six articles which indicate the…

    Paperback – 1993-11-18
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  • George Berkeley Alciphron in Focus book cover

    George Berkeley Alciphron in Focus

    Edited by David Berman

    Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher (1732) is Berkeley's main work of philosophical theology and a crucial source of his views on meaning and language. This edition contains the four most important dialogues and a selection of critical essays and commentaries reflecting the response of such…

    Paperback – 1993-03-25
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  • John Locke's Letter on Toleration in Focus book cover

    John Locke's Letter on Toleration in Focus

    Edited by John Horton, Susan Mendus

    Though several editions of Locke's Letter of Toleration art available, the unique value of this volume lies in the fact that it conbines both the text of the Letter and interpretative, critical essays. Several essays are reprints of the most important articles on the Letter, but there is also new…

    Paperback – 1991-09-05
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  • J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus book cover

    J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

    Edited by John Gray, G. W. Smith

    This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the…

    Paperback – 1991-07-11
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  • Civil Disobedience in Focus book cover

    Civil Disobedience in Focus

    Edited by Hugo Adam Bedau

    The issues surrounding civil disobedience have been discussed since at least 399 BC and, in the wake of such recent events as the protest at Tiananmen Square, are still of great relevance. By presenting classic and current philosophical reflections on the issues, this book presents all the basic…

    Paperback – 1991-05-02
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  • Godel's Theorem in Focus book cover

    Godel's Theorem in Focus

    Edited by S.G. Shanker

    A layman's guide to the mechanics of Gödel's proof together with a lucid discussion of the issues which it raises. Includes an essay discussing the significance of Gödel's work in the light of Wittgenstein's criticisms.…

    Paperback – 1987-11-26
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