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  • Locke’s Science of Knowledge

    By Matt Priselac

    John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding begins with a clear statement of an epistemological goal: to explain the limits of human knowledge, opinion, and ignorance. The actual text of the Essay, in stark contrast, takes a long and seemingly meandering path before returning to that goal…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • The Wildness Pleases

    The Origins of Romanticism

    By Christopher Thacker

    First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ‘codification’ of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • Martin Buber and His Critics

    An Annotated Bibliography of Writings in English through 1978

    By Willard Moonan

    First published in 1981. Martin Buber has been acclaimed as one of the major philosophical and religious thinkers of the twentieth century with his influence and achievements spanning numerous fields — however in each of these areas his work has also been severely criticised and his influence…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • The Platonic Tradition in Anglo-Saxon Philosophy

    Studies in the History of Idealism in England and America

    By John H. Muirhead

    Originally published in 1931, Muirhead’s study aims to challenge the view that Locke’s empiricism is the main philosophical thought to come out of England, suggesting that the Platonic tradition is much more prominent. These views are explored in detail in this text as well as touching on its…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mill's Radical Liberalism

    An Essay in Retrieval

    By Jonathan Riley

    In this major reinterpretation and contemporary defence of Mill's political philosophy, Riley offers a new reading of Mill's radical doctrine that is quite distinct from the prevalent and vague understanding of the term 'liberalism'. Based on the argument of On Liberty, the book begins by…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • How History Matters to Philosophy

    Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past After Positivism

    By Robert C. Scharff

    In recent decades, widespread rejection of positivism’s notorious hostility toward the philosophical tradition has led to renewed debate about the real relationship of philosophy to its history. How History Matters to Philosophy takes a fresh look at this debate. Current discussion usually starts…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Elements of Constructive Philosophy

    By J.S. Mackenzie

    J.S. Mackenzie surveys Western philosophy from Socrates to the New Realists in an uncomplicated and approachable style. Originally published in 1917, this text serves as a useful introduction to philosophy and well-summarises the key theories of great philosophers throughout the centuries and their…

    Hardback – 2015-12-20 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy

    Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses

    Edited by Kristin Gjesdal

    Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy offers an engaging and in-depth introduction to the philosophical questions raised by this rich and far reaching period in the history of philosophy. Throughout thirty chapters (organized into fifteen sections), the volume surveys the intellectual…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
    Key Debates in the History of Philosophy

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas' Summa Theologiae

    By Jason T Eberl

    The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas' Summa Theologiae introduces readers to a work which represents the pinnacle of medieval Western scholarship and which has inspired numerous commentaries, imitators, and opposing views. Outlining the main arguments Aquinas utilizes to support his conclusions on…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Pragmatism, Kant, and Transcendental Philosophy

    Edited by Gabriele Gava, Robert Stern

    Philosophers working within the pragmatist tradition have pictured their relation to Kant and Kantianism in very diverse terms: some have presented their work as an appropriation and development of Kantian ideas, some have argued that pragmatism is an approach in complete opposition to Kant. This…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • On the Genealogy of Color

    A Case Study in Historicized Conceptual Analysis

    By Zed Adams

    In On the Genealogy of Color, Zed Adams argues for a historicized approach to conceptual analysis, by exploring the relevance of the history of color science for contemporary philosophical debates about color realism. Adams contends that two prominent positions in these debates, Cartesian…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Pragmatic Encounters

    By Richard J. Bernstein

    Richard J. Bernstein is a leading exponent of American pragmatism and one of the foremost philosophers of the twentieth century. In this collection he takes a pragmatic approach to specific problems and issues to demonstrate the ongoing importance of this philosophical tradition. Topics under…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

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