History: Intellectual History

  • The Paranormal: Research and the Quest for Meaning book cover

    The Paranormal

    Research and the Quest for Meaning

    By Eric Carlton

    This title was first published in 2000:  A manifestation of mass hysteria, a compensation for physical or emotional deprivation, or an alternative to religion? What is the function of the paranormal in society? This question and its many possible answers are the subject of this scholarly study…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Logic from Kant to Russell: Laying the Foundations for Analytic Philosophy book cover

    Logic from Kant to Russell

    Laying the Foundations for Analytic Philosophy

    Edited by Sandra Lapointe

    The scope and method of logic as we know it today eminently reflect the ground-breaking developments of set theory and the logical foundations of mathematics at the turn of the 20th century. Unfortunately, little effort has been made to understand the idiosyncrasies of the philosophical context…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Social Darwinism in the French Ideological Novel book cover

    Social Darwinism in the French Ideological Novel

    By Louise Lyle

    Examining French ideological novels, Louise Lyle charts the development and motivation of French hostility towards social Darwinism during the fin de siècle. Lyle argues that the antagonism of authors from diverse literary schools was a consequence of and a response to historically specific…

    Hardback – 2018-12-28 
    Routledge

  • Ethics Beyond the Limits: Bernard Williams’ 'Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy' book cover

    Ethics Beyond the Limits

    Bernard Williams’ 'Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy'

    Edited by Sophie Grace Chappell, Marcel van Ackeren

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Time book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Time

    By Various

    Reissuing five works originally published between 1937 and 1991, this collection contains books addressing the subject of time, from a mostly philosophic point of view but also of interest to those in the science and mathematics worlds. These texts are brought back into print in this small set of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Time

  • The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism book cover

    The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism

    By Nina Witoszek

    This book discusses the ongoing revolution of dignity in human history as the work of ‘humanist outliers’: small groups and individuals dedicated to compassionate social emancipation. It argues that anti-authoritarian revolutions like 1989’s ‘Autumn of the Nations’ succeeded in large part due to…

    Hardback – 2018-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: Indonesia and the Philippines book cover

    Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia

    Indonesia and the Philippines

    By Rommel A. Curaming

    The Sejarah Nasional Indonesia (SNI) and the Tadhana Project are two state-sponsored history-writing projects that took shape in two comparable Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia and the Philippines. These projects germinated at about the same time in the 1970s and under the auspices of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-10 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • History as Wonder: Beginning with Historiography book cover

    History as Wonder

    Beginning with Historiography

    By Marnie Hughes-Warrington

    History and Wonder is a refreshing new take on the idea of history that tracks the entanglement of history and philosophy over time through the key idea of wonder. From Ancient Greek histories and wonder works, to Islamic curiosities and Chinese strange histories, through to European historical…

    Paperback – 2018-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Uprooting University Apartheid in South Africa: From Liberalism to Decolonization book cover

    Uprooting University Apartheid in South Africa

    From Liberalism to Decolonization

    By Teresa Barnes

    South Africa continues to be an object of fascination for people everywhere interested in social justice issues, post-colonial studies and critical race theory as manifested by the enormous worldwide attention given to the #Rhodes Must Fall movement. In this book, Teresa Barnes examines…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • The Dutch Boerhaavians and Enlightenment Medicine of Body and Soul: Powers in Between book cover

    The Dutch Boerhaavians and Enlightenment Medicine of Body and Soul

    Powers in Between

    By Rina Knoeff

    Herman Boerhaave was the most famous and influential medical teacher in early eighteenth-century Europe. His death in 1738 is generally regarded as the marking the end of the ’Golden Age’ of Dutch science and the beginning of the chemico-medical revolution inaugurated by the work of Lavoisier in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-28 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • John Morley and the Uses of History in Victorian Liberal Culture book cover

    John Morley and the Uses of History in Victorian Liberal Culture

    By Marco de Waard

    In his ambitious study of John Morley (1838-1923), Marco de Waard retrieves the literary critic and intellectual historian's status as a prolific and versatile man of letters whose influence reshaped the nineteenth century's liberal culture of the past from the 1860s onwards. At the same time, by…

    Hardback – 2018-10-28 
    Routledge

  • The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics book cover

    The Meanings of Violence

    From Critical Theory to Biopolitics

    Edited by Gavin Rae, Emma Ingala

    Violence has long been noted to be a fundamental aspect of the human condition. Traditionally, however, philosophical discussions have tended to approach it through the lens of warfare and/or limit it to physical forms. This changed in the twentieth century as the nature and meaning of ‘violence’…

    Hardback – 2018-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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