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  • Classical Liberalism and the Jewish Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Edward Alexander

    The incongruence if not antagonism between modern liberalism and the Jewish sense of the world has been most notably articulated by Lionel Trilling. Certainly the imaginative limitations and intellectual smugness he discerned in his own ideological party found a parallel, in his view, in the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Wittgenstein's Vienna Revisited

    1st Edition

    By Allan Janik

    Fin de siecle Vienna was once memorably described by Karl Kraus as a "proving ground for the destruction of the world." In the decades leading to the World War that brought down the Austro-Hungarian empire, the city was at once an operetta dream world masking social and political problems and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18
    Routledge

  • Systemic Change Through Praxis and Inquiry

    1st Edition

    By Arne Collen

    This new volume in the distinguished Praxiology series examines the confluence of praxiology, pragmatics, and systemics in the study of systemic change through human inquiry, particularly small group activities, human organizations, and globalizing trends. It covers core concepts indigenous to…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge

  • Religion, My Own

    Literary Works of Najib Mahfuz, 1st Edition

    By Mattityahu Peled

    The Egyptian writer Najib Mahfuz has been acclaimed by many Arab critics as the greatest living Arabic literary writer and one of the pioneers of social criticism in literature in Egypt. This work, the only major book-length study of Mahfuz's work, traces his literary development as a writer and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge

  • The Correspondence of John Stuart Mill and Auguste Comte

    1st Edition

    By Oscar Haac

    This volume presents eighty-nine letters exchanged between John Stuart Mill and Auguste Comte between 1841 and 1847. They address important issues of the mid-nineteenth century in philosophy, science, economics, and politics. Cumulatively, these letters provide a humanistic view of Western Europe…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge

  • Return to Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Laszlo Zsolnai, Thomas Molnar

    From its earliest beginnings and through much of its history, the philosophical enterprise has rooted its intellectual procedures in common sense. Ordinary discourse is what the pre-Socratic thinkers did at the dawn of speculation. The same approach was characteristic of the medieval mystics,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge

  • The Vision of Richard Weaver

    1st Edition

    By Joseph A. Scotchie

    Richard M. Weaver was one of the founders of modern conservatism. He is an enduring intellectual figure of twentieth-century America. Weaver was dedicated to examining the dual nature of human beings and the quest for civilized communities in a corrupted age that believed in the religion of science…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge
    The Library of Conservative Thought

  • Theophrastus

    His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings, 1st Edition

    By William Fortenbaugh

    Theophrastus of Eresus was Aristotle's pupil and successor as head of the Peripatetic School. He is best known as the author of the amusing Characters and two ground-breaking works in botany, but his writings extend over the entire range of Hellenistic philosophic studies. Volume 5 of Rutgers…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
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    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • Toward a New Enlightenment

    Philosophy of Paul Kurtz, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Kurtz

    Paul Kurtz has been the dominant voice of secular humanism over the past thirty years. This compilation of his work reveals the scope of his thinking on the basic topics of our time and his many and varied contributions to the cause of free thought. It focuses on the central issues that have…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge

  • Science and the Structure of Ethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Abraham Edel

    Initially prepared as part of the Foundations of the Unity of Science volumes under the auspices of the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science, Science and the Structure of Ethics soon took on a life of its own. Well positioned in the naturalistic tradition of ethical theory extending from…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge

  • Surviving the Twentieth Century

    Social Philosophy from the Frankfurt School to the Columbia Faculty Seminars, 1st Edition

    By Judith T. Marcus

    Surviving the Twentieth Century celebrates the achievements of the renowned sociologist Joseph Maier. A superb teacher and respected scholar of formidable scope, Maier's work encompassed a variety of disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, and political science. He is well known for his…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge

  • Ethical Theory and Social Change

    1st Edition

    By Abraham Edel

    John Dewey was unique among American philosophers in his insistence that the events, the social structure, the beliefs and attitudes of a period, its models of science and human history, all have some constitutive role in its philosophical theory. This belief is amply demonstrated in Dewey's own…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Icelandic Spiritualism

    Mediumship and Modernity in Iceland, 1st Edition

    By Loftur Reimar Gissurarson

    Icelandic Spiritualism is an engaging social anthropological study of the place of spiritualism in Icelandic church and society during the first half of the twentieth century. Challenging standard theoretical approaches to the study of religion, the book contributes a wealth of data on the history…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Dicaearchus of Messana

    Text, Translation and Discussion, 1st Edition

    By Eckart Schütrumpf, Eckart Schütrumpf

    Dicaearchus of Messana (fl. c. 320 b.c.) was a peripatetic philosopher. Like Theophrastus of Eresus, he was a pupil of Aristotle. Dicaearchus's life is not well documented. There is no biography by Diogenes Laertius, and what the Suda offers is meager. However, it can be ascertained that a close…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • How to Tell God from the Devil

    On the Way to Comedy, 1st Edition

    By A. Roy Eckardt

    How to Tell God From the Devil is the first book to depict the relationship among comedy, the Devil, and God. Drawing from Jewish and Christian theories, Eckardt describes comedy as a means to distinguish the divine from the diabolic. He presents a thorough critique of efforts throughout history to…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Engines of Culture

    Philanthropy and Art Museums, 1st Edition

    By Daniel M. Fox

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
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  • Edmund Burke

    The Enlightenment and Revolution, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Stanlis

    Two centuries after Edmund Burke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France, his name and reputation stand alongside Locke, Montesquieu, and Hume - the other still-cited grand political thinkers of the eighteenth century. For those great nations that have fallen into what Burke called "…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    The Library of Conservative Thought

  • Inquiry Dynamics

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Rescher

    Epistemology is more than the theory of knowledge. Its range of concern includes not only knowledge proper but also rational belief, probability, plausibility, evidentiation, and not least, erotetics, the business of raising and resolving questions. Aristotle indicated that human inquiry is…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Heraclides of Pontus

    Text and Translation, 1st Edition

    By Eckart Schütrumpf

    Edited by Eckart Schutrumpf

    Heraclides of Pontus hailed from the shores of the Black Sea. He studied with Aristotle in Plato's Academy, and became a respected member of that school. During Plato's third trip to Sicily, Heraclides served as head of the Academy and was almost elected its head on the death of Speusippus. His…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
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    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes

    Text, Translation, and Discussion, 1st Edition

    By Stephen White

    Volume 12 in the RUSCH series continues work already begun on the School of Aristotle. It focuses on two Peripatetic philosophers who lived in the third century BCE, when Stoicism and Epicureanism flourished. Lyco of Troas was the third head of the Peripatos after Aristotle. Hieronymus of Rhodes…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • French and Other Perspectives in Praxiology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wojciech W. Gasparski

    Volume 12 in this distinguished series explores current topics in praxiology as studied in France and elsewhere. As is characteristic of contemporary praxiology, contributors both investigate new topics and use new methods to re-examine older approaches.Part 1 is composed of three sections by…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • On the Way to Death

    Essays Toward a Comic Vision, 1st Edition

    Edited by A. Roy Eckardt

    On the Way to Death completes Eckardt's astonishing trilogy on the interrelationship of comedy, death, and God. It addresses itself to the question of death as the basic incongruity of life. Here is opened to human view the final divine comedy: a total reversal of the traditional roles assigned to…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Moderns Worth Keeping

    1st Edition

    By Russell Fraser

    In this new volume, Russell Fraser assembles fourteen twentieth-century writers he judges "worth keeping." All were famous in their time, but many outlived it, enduring an eclipse that Fraser intends this book to dispel. Each of the authors differs in background and in the kinds of writing…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Political Philosophy and Cultural Renewal

    Collected Essays of Francis Graham Wilson, 1st Edition

    By Francis Wilson

    Francis Graham Wilson was a central figure in the revival of interest in political philosophy and American political thought in the mid-twentieth century. While he is best known as a Catholic writer and conservative theorist, his most significant contribution is his original interpretation of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Eudemus of Rhodes

    1st Edition

    By William Fortenbaugh

    Eudemus of Rhodes was a pupil of Aristotle in the second half of the fourth century BCE. When Aristotle died, having chosen Theophrastus as his successor, Eudemus returned to Rhodes where it appears he founded his own school. His contributions to logic were significant: he took issue with Aristotle…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • Praxiology and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    By F. Nahser

    Volume l0 in this distinguished series addresses two distinct but interrelated philosophical movements, which exemplify different approaches to the study of ethics. Praxiology, an unique Central European philosophical movement, embraces the study of purposeful and conscious action and the elements…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • The Ophelia Paradox

    An Inquiry into the Conduct of Our Lives, 1st Edition

    By Mortimer R. Kadish

    In Shakespeare's Hamlet, when Ophelia tells King Claudius, "Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be," she implies more than that we can never know what will happen next, that we have no grounds on which to make significant decisions in the conduct of our lives. She herself had done…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Grounded Ethics

    The Empirical Bases of Normative Judgements, 1st Edition

    Edited by Max Hocutt

    Scientific naturalism--basing beliefs on empirical evidence--has now triumphed in every field of inquiry except moral philosophy. There it is still thought appropriate to cite otherworldly standards known by divine revelation or moral intuition. In Grounded Ethics Max Hocutt argues that, since…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Free Thoughts on Religion, the Church, and National Happiness

    1st Edition

    By Bernard Mandeville

    Bernard Mandeville was best known for The Fable of the Bees, in which he demolishes the supposed moral basis of society by a Hobbesian demonstration that civilization depends on vice. Today Mandeville is seen as a trenchant satirist of the manners and foibles of his age. He is also seen as a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • On God, Space, and Time

    1st Edition

    By Akiva Vroman

    For Akiva Jaap Vroman "a day in the infinite past" is nonsense. All the days that have elapsed belong to a past of countable days; they started on a first day a finite number of days ago. Time began this first day. It follows that an eternal past does not exist. Vroman bases his reasoning on a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Fairness

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Rescher

    In theory and practice, the notion of fairness is far from simple. The principle is often elusive and subject to confusion, even in institutions of law, usage, and custom. In Fairness, Nicholas Rescher aims to liberate this concept from misunderstandings by showing how its definitive…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Novel Practices

    Classic Modern Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Eugene Goodheart

    An important debate in modern literary criticism concerns the exact relationship between the ancient epic and the novel. Both the epic and the most ambitious modern novels are large-scale attempts to present a comprehensive view of the world through the experience of a representative hero. However,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Mencian Hermeneutics

    1st Edition

    By Chun-chieh Huang

    Considered second only to Confucius in the history of Chinese thought, Mencius (371?-289 b.c.), was a moral philosopher whose arguments, while pragmatically rooted in the political and social conditions of his time, go beyond particular situations to probe their origins and speculate on their…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Demetrius of Phalerum

    Text, Translation and Discussion, 1st Edition

    By Eckart Schütrumpf, Eckart Schütrumpf

    Demetrius of Phalerum (c. 355-280BCE) of Phalerum was a philosopher-statesman. He studied in the Peripatos under Theophrastus and subsequently used his political influence to help his teacher acquire property for the Peripatetic school. As overseer of Athens, his governance was characterized by a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • Classics and Interpretations

    The Hermeneutic Traditions in Chinese Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ching-I Tu

    In recent years in the "West," scholars have attempted to unravel old constructs of interpretation and understanding, using the discipline of hermeneutics, or the scientific study of textual interpretation. Borrowed from students of the ever growing body of biblical interpretive literature that…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge

  • Business Students Focus on Ethics

    1st Edition

    By Wojciech W. Gasparski

    The study of business ethics seeks to understand business institutions, practices and activities in light of normative behavior. The ethical concern is for the rightness or wrongness of human action. Business Students Focus on Ethics brings together essays written by twenty-five MA and MBA students…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge

  • Faith without Dogma

    Place of Religion in Postmodern Societies, 1st Edition

    By Franco Ferrarotti

    We live in a time of high Church membership, but low Church attendance. Franco Ferrarotti, arguably the most important sociologist of religion alive, captures the source of this paradox In the title of his new book, Faith without Dogma. For it is belief that propels membership, while the absence of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge

  • The Arts in Mind

    Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth HaCohen

    Amajor shift in critical attitudes toward the arts took place in the eighteenth century. The fine arts were now looked upon as a group, divorced from the sciences and governed by their own rules. The century abounded with treatises that sought to establish the overriding principles that…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge

  • The Woman and the Dynamo

    Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Cox

    Novelist, columnist, cultural critic, political theorist-- Isabel Paterson was one of the most extraordinary personalities of the 1930s, renowned for her incisive wit and her unique interpretation of the American experience. The Woman and the Dynamo is the first biography of a woman who has long…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge

  • Beyond Liberalism

    1st Edition

    By R. T. Allen

    In Beyond Nihilism, Michael Polanyi argued that a merely "negative" liberty of doing as one pleases so long as one does not impinge upon the equal liberty of others - must and has led to destructive nihilism and a fierce reaction to collectivism. R.T. Allen takes up this argument in Beyond…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge

  • Verstehen

    The Uses of Understanding in the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    By Michael Martin

    In late nineteenth-century German academic circles, the term verstehen (literally, understanding, or comprehension) came to be associated with the view that social phenomena must be understood from the point of view of the social actor. Advocates of this approach were opposed by positivists who…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge

  • The Roots of Praxiology

    French Action Theory from Bourdeau and Espinas to Present Days, 1st Edition

    By Victor Alexandre

    Praxiology deals with working and doing from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of modes of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommendations for increasing human efficiency…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge

  • Social Agency

    Dilemmas and Education, 1st Edition

    By Zvi Yavetz, Wojciech W. Gasparski

    Praxiology deals with doing and working from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of models of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommendations for increasing human…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge

  • Evangelicalism

    An Americanized Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Richard Kyle

    Most forms of religion are best understood in the con- text of their relationship with the surrounding culture. This may be particularly true in the United States. Certainly immigrant Catholicism became Americanized; mainstream Protestantism accommodated itself to the modern world; and Reform…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
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  • Words to the Wise

    A Medical-Philosophical Dictionary, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Szasz

    The human mind abhors the absence of explanation, but full understanding is never possible. Human understanding is likely to be incomplete at best and, more often, utterly fallacious. To make matters worse, it is likely to be supported as truth and wisdom by religious and scientific authority,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
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  • Interpretation and Intellectual Change

    Chinese Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ching-I Tu

    This volume deals with the development of Chinese hermeneutics, or exegetic systems, from their beginnings to the twentieth century. The contributors address critical issues in the study of Chinese hermeneutics by focusing on key periods during which the hermeneutic tradition in China underwent…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
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  • Magisterial Imagination

    Six Masters of the Human Science, 1st Edition

    By Max Lerner

    This work brings together Max Lemer's extended and enduring essays on Aristotle, Niccolb Machiavelli, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, Thorstein Veblen, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Combining biography and interpretation, Lerner insightfully examines a cluster of thinkers who helped shape…

    Paperback – 2017-11-10
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  • The Metaphysics of Night

    Recovering Soul, Renewing Humanism, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Del Nevo

    The Metaphysics of Night acknowledges a post-secular philosophy, one that puts philosophy into serious dialogue with religion, rather than considering religion a thing of the past. Matthew Del Nevo deals with the cultural unconscious, inseparable from religious consciousness, and draws on…

    Paperback – 2017-11-10
    Routledge

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