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Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy


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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.

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Wittgenstein and Democratic Politics Language, Dialogue and Political Forms of Life

Wittgenstein and Democratic Politics: Language, Dialogue and Political Forms of Life

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Lotar Rasiński, Anat Biletzki, Leszek Koczanowicz, Alois Pichler, Thomas Wallgren
October 28, 2024

This volume demonstrates how Wittgenstein’s philosophy can illuminate our understanding of politics and open new ways of conceptualizing democratic theory and practice. Its focus is on language, reason and communication as central to identifying present confusions in our understanding of democracy....

Power and Freedom in the Space of Reasons Elaborating Foucault’s Pragmatism

Power and Freedom in the Space of Reasons: Elaborating Foucault’s Pragmatism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Tuomo Tiisala
July 31, 2024

This book argues that the received view of the distinction between freedom and power must be rejected because it rests on an untenable account of the discursive cognition that endows individuals with the capacity for autonomy and self-governed rationality.   In liberal and ...

Heidegger’s Alternative History of Time

Heidegger’s Alternative History of Time

1st Edition

By Emily Hughes, Marilyn Stendera
April 02, 2024

This book reconstructs Heidegger’s philosophy of time by reading his work with and against a series of key interlocutors that he nominates as being central to his own critical history of time. In doing so, it explains what makes time of such significance for Heidegger and argues that Heidegger can ...

The Event of Meaning in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics

The Event of Meaning in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics

1st Edition

By Carlo DaVia, Greg Lynch
February 06, 2024

This book presents the first detailed treatment of Gadamer’s account of the nature of meaning. It argues both that this account is philosophically valuable in its own right and that understanding it sheds new light on his wider hermeneutical project. Whereas philosophers have typically thought of ...

Lectures on a Philosophy Less Ordinary Language and Morality in J.L. Austin’s Philosophy

Lectures on a Philosophy Less Ordinary: Language and Morality in J.L. Austin’s Philosophy

1st Edition

By Niklas Forsberg
January 29, 2024

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 ...

The Legacy of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Laughter Bataille, Deleuze, and Rosset

The Legacy of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Laughter: Bataille, Deleuze, and Rosset

1st Edition

By Lydia Amir
January 29, 2024

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 ...

Wittgenstein and Nietzsche

Wittgenstein and Nietzsche

1st Edition

Edited By Shunichi Takagi, Pascal F. Zambito
December 19, 2023

This volume brings together essays that explore the intersections between Nietzsche and Wittgenstein from various perspectives. While some chapters focus on the philological and biographical connections of Wittgenstein’s reading of Nietzsche, others reflect on the ideas that are implicitly shared ...

The Turing Test Argument

The Turing Test Argument

1st Edition

By Bernardo Gonçalves
December 12, 2023

This book departs from existing accounts of Alan Turing's imitation game and test by placing Turing's proposal in its historical, social, and cultural context. It reconstructs a controversy in England, 1946–1952, over the intellectual capabilities of digital computers, which led Turing to propose ...

Between Wittgenstein and Weil Comparisons in Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics

Between Wittgenstein and Weil: Comparisons in Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics

1st Edition

Edited 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...

Engaging Kripke with Wittgenstein The Standard Meter, Contingent Apriori, and Beyond

Engaging Kripke with Wittgenstein: The Standard Meter, Contingent Apriori, and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Gustafsson, Oskari Kuusela, Jakub Mácha
August 01, 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 ...

Heidegger and the Contradiction of Being An Analytic Interpretation of the Late Heidegger

Heidegger and the Contradiction of Being: An Analytic Interpretation of the Late Heidegger

1st Edition

By Filippo Casati
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Heidegger’s Ecological Turn Community and Practice for Future Generations

Heidegger’s Ecological Turn: Community and Practice for Future Generations

1st Edition

By Frank Schalow
September 25, 2023

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...

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