Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy considers influential figures and movements in recent philosophy. It publishes studies that consider philosophers and philosophical ideas within a specific context. Such contexts may include a historical development or reflections upon the impact of a philosopher or philosophical idea.
Between Wittgenstein and Weil Comparisons in Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
Wittgenstein’s Philosophy in 1929
C. D. Broad’s Philosophy of Time
Lectures on a Philosophy Less Ordinary Language and Morality in J.L. Austin’s Philosophy
Wittgenstein and the Limits of Language
By Jack Manzi
November 03, 2023
This volume explores the relationship between the philosophical thought of Simone Weil and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The contributions shed light on how reading Weil can inform our understanding of Wittgenstein, and vice versa. The chapters cover different aspects of Weil’s and Wittgenstein’s philosophy...
By Martin Gustafsson, Oskari Kuusela, Jakub Mácha
October 06, 2023
This volume draws connections between Wittgenstein's philosophy and the work of Saul Kripke, especially his Naming and Necessity. Saul Kripke is regarded as one of the foremost representatives of contemporary analytic philosophy. His most important contributions include the strict distinction ...
By Matyáš Moravec
August 04, 2023
This book connects the philosophy of Henri Bergson to contemporary debates in metaphysics and analytic philosophy of religion. More specifically, the book demonstrates how Bergson’s philosophy of time can respond to the problem of foreknowledge and free will. The question of how humans can be free...
By Nathan Ross
May 31, 2023
This book provides a study of Walter Benjamin’s first philosophy in two senses: it focuses on his early philosophy as a source of insight into his later works, and it explores his thinking about the nature of truth, method, experience, the relation of body and mind, and the limits of human ...
By Florian Franken Figueiredo
February 24, 2023
The book explores the impact of manuscript remarks during the year 1929 on the development of Wittgenstein’s thought. Although its intention is to put the focus specifically on the manuscripts, the book is not purely exegetical. The contributors generate important new insights for understanding ...
By Pedro Tabensky
December 09, 2022
This is the first book to offer a systematic comparison of the philosophies of Albert Camus and Frantz Fanon. It shows how the ethical, political, and psychological outlooks of these two influential thinkers can further our understandings of how to bring about justice in the face of deep power ...
By L. Nathan Oaklander
August 01, 2022
In this study, Oaklander's primary aim is to examine critically C.D. Broad’s changing views of time and in so doing clarify the central disputes in the philosophy of time, explicate the various positions Broad took regarding them, and develop his own responses both to ...
By Filippo Casati
November 30, 2021
This book offers a clear, analytic, and innovative interpretation of Heidegger’s late work. This period of Heidegger’s philosophy remains largely unexplored by analytic philosophers, who consider it filled with inconsistencies and paradoxical ideas, particularly concerning the notions of Being and ...
By Niklas Forsberg
October 25, 2021
This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of J.L. Austin’s philosophy. It opens new ways of thinking about ethics and other contemporary issues in the wake of Austin’s philosophical work. Austin is primarily viewed as a philosopher of language whose work focused on the pragmatic aspects of ...
By Lydia Amir
September 30, 2021
This book investigates the role of humor in the good life, specifically as discussed by three prominent French intellectuals who were influenced by Nietzsche's thought: Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, and Clément Rosset. Lydia Amir begins by discussing Nietzsche’s reception in France, and she ...
By Frank Schalow
September 06, 2021
This book makes explicit the ecological implications of Martin Heidegger. It examines how the trajectory of Heidegger’s thinking harbors an "ecological turn," which comes to the forefront in his attempt to anticipate the impending crisis precipitated by modern technology. Schalow’s emphasis on such...
By Hanne Appelqvist
December 02, 2019
The limit of language is one of the most pervasive notions found in Wittgenstein’s work, both in his early Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and his later writings. Moreover, the idea of a limit of language is intimately related to important scholarly debates on Wittgenstein’s philosophy, such as the ...