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The Routledge Philosophers


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Routledge Philosophers is a major series of introductions to the great Western philosophers. Each book places a major philosopher or thinker in historical context, explains and assesses their key arguments, and considers their legacy. Additional features include a chronology of major dates and events, chapter summaries, annotated suggestions for further reading and a glossary of technical terms.

An ideal starting point for those new to philosophy, they are also essential reading for those interested in the subject at any level.

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Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paul Muench
January 01, 2021

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was one of the most brilliant and prolific philosophers of the nineteenth century. Known as the father of existentialism his work crosses the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literary criticism. In this outstanding introduction to Kierkegaard’s...

William James

William James

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Henry Jackman
January 01, 2021

Nietzsche

Nietzsche

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Maudemarie Clark
January 01, 2021

Cassirer

Cassirer

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Samantha Matherne
January 01, 2021

Levinas

Levinas

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Morgan
January 01, 2021

Anscombe

Anscombe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Candace Vogler
January 01, 2021

Arendt

Arendt

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Dana Villa
January 01, 2021

Sartre

Sartre

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kenneth Williford
January 01, 2021

Leibniz

Leibniz

2nd Edition

Nicholas Jolley
September 05, 2019

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) was hailed by Bertrand Russell as ‘one of the supreme intellects of all time’. A towering figure in seventeenth-century philosophy, he was the author of a complex system of thought that has been championed and satirized in equal measure, most famously in...

Merleau-Ponty

Merleau-Ponty

2nd Edition

Taylor Carman
August 22, 2019

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-61) was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but philosophy...

Bergson

Bergson

1st Edition

Mark Sinclair
August 22, 2019

Henri Bergson (1859-1941) was one of the most celebrated and influential philosophers of the twentieth century. He was awarded in 1928 the Nobel prize for literature for his philosophical work, and his controversial ideas about time, memory and life shaped generations of thinkers, writers and...

Einstein

Einstein

1st Edition

Thomas Ryckman
May 23, 2017

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) was the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Less well known is that fundamental philosophical problems, such as concept formation, the role of epistemology in developing and explaining the character of physical theories, and the debate between positivism...

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