Philosophy: Introductory Philosophy

  • Hermeneutic Philosophy and the Sociology of Art: An Approach to Some of the Epistemological Problems of the Sociology of Knowledge and the Sociology of Art and Literature book cover

    Hermeneutic Philosophy and the Sociology of Art

    An Approach to Some of the Epistemological Problems of the Sociology of Knowledge and the Sociology of Art and Literature, 1st Edition

    By Janet Wolff

    This book, first published in 1975, is an examination of the theoretical foundation of the sociology of art and literature and an in-depth study in the sociology of knowledge. In discussing and clarifying some of the important philosophical issues in this field, the constant underlying reference is…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Arts book cover

    Postmodernism

    Philosophy and the Arts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hugh J. Silverman

    This book, first published in 1990, addresses the broad cultural phenomenon that is postmodernism. The first part of the book raises some general theoretical questions about postmodernism – its language and its politics, for example. The second section attends to particular ‘sites’, namely the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

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    Jacques Derrida

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Maclachlan

    This collection of essays on Jacques Derrida, first published in 2004, spans nearly thirty years of critical thinking about Derrida's work. The articles selected here have never previously been collected, yet they are significant contributions that illuminate difficult and important aspects of…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • Zarathustra Contra Zarathustra: The Tragic Buffoon book cover

    Zarathustra Contra Zarathustra

    The Tragic Buffoon, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Cauchi

    This study, first published in 1998, makes a lively and welcome contribution to the critical analysis of Nietzsche’s seminal classic This Spoke Zarathustra. Through a close textual reading of the neglected and ill-understood part four of the text, the author seeks to show that Nietzsche’s project…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • Peirce for Architects book cover

    Peirce for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Richard Coyne

    Ideas gain legitimacy as they are put to some practical use. A study of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) supports this pragmatism as a way of thinking about truth and meaning. Architecture has a strong pragmatic strand, not least as we think of building users, architecture as a practice, the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-11 
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    Thinkers for Architects

  • Zarathustra's Last Supper: Nietzche's Eight Higher Men book cover

    Zarathustra's Last Supper

    Nietzche's Eight Higher Men, 1st Edition

    By Weaver Santaniello

    This book, first published in 2005, explores the historical contextualization of Nietzsche’s thought, focusing on his controversial Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The fourth part of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra consists of Zarathustra’s encounter with eight ‘higher men’ whom Zarathustra meets in succession on…

    Paperback – 2019-02-12
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    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • Film, Philosophy, and Reality: Ancient Greece to Godard book cover

    Film, Philosophy, and Reality

    Ancient Greece to Godard, 1st Edition

    By Nathan Andersen

    Film, Philosophy, and Reality: Ancient Greece to Godard is an original contribution to film-philosophy that shows how thinking about movies can lead us into a richer appreciation and understanding of both reality and the nature of human experience. Focused on the question of the relationship…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley’s Three Dialogues book cover

    The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley’s Three Dialogues

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Storrie

    The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley’s Three Dialogues is an engaging introduction to the last of a trio of works that cemented Berkeley’s position as one of the truly great philosophers of the western canon. Berkeley’s distinctive idealist philosophy has been a challenge and inspiration for…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
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    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Emotion: The Basics book cover

    Emotion: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Michael Brady

    While human beings might be rational animals, they are emotional animals as well. Emotions play a central role in all areas of our lives and if we are to have a proper understanding of human life and activity, we ought to have a good grasp of the emotions. Michael S. Brady structures Emotion: The…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
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    The Basics

  • Causation, Freedom and Determinism: An Attempt to Solve the Causal Problem Through a Study of its Origins in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy book cover

    Causation, Freedom and Determinism

    An Attempt to Solve the Causal Problem Through a Study of its Origins in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Mortimer Taube

    This book, first published in 1936, divides into roughly two parts: a re-examination of historical material; and a positive theory of causation suggested by the results of this re-examination. The historical study discloses an ambiguity in the meanings of causation and determinism; it discloses…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

  • Personal Autonomy: Beyond Negative and Positive Liberty book cover

    Personal Autonomy

    Beyond Negative and Positive Liberty, 1st Edition

    By Robert Young

    The concept of personal autonomy is central to discussions about democratic rights, personal freedom and individualism in the marketplace. This book, first published in 1986, discusses the concept of personal autonomy in all its facets. It charts historically the discussion of the concept by…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

  • Freedom: Negative and Positive Conceptions book cover

    Freedom

    Negative and Positive Conceptions, 1st Edition

    By Yıldız Silier

    Isaiah Berlin made a now classic distinction between negative and positive conceptions of freedom. This book, first published in 2005, introduces a fresh way of looking at these conceptions and presents a new defence of the positive conception of freedom. Revealing how the internal debate between…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

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