Modern Philosophy (16th Century-18th Century) Products

  • 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 

  • Hegel and the Metaphysical Frontiers of Political Theory

    By Eric Lee Goodfield

    For over one hundred and fifty years G.W.F. Hegel’s ghost has haunted theoretical understanding and practice. His opponents first, and later his defenders, have equally defined their programs against and with his. In this way Hegel’s political thought has both situated and displaced modern…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • 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

  • Cavendish

    By David Cunning

    Margaret Cavendish (1623 - 1673) was a philosopher, poet, scientist, novelist, and playwright of the seventeenth century. Her work is important for a number of reasons. It presents an early and compelling version of the naturalism that is found in current-day philosophy; it offers important…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 
    Arguments of the Philosophers

  • Phenomenology and Education

    Self-consciousness and its Development

    Edited by Bernard Curtis, Wolfe Mays

    This volume of essays brings a phenomenological focus to bear on the subject of education in order to provide a fruitful stimulus for educational philosophy. It is for philosophers, psychologists, sociologists and indeed anyone who seeks to understand the perennially interesting questions about the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

  • Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History

    By Charles P. Webel

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Limits of Moral Obligation

    Moral Demandingness and Ought Implies Can

    Edited by Marcel van Ackeren, Michael Kühler

    This volume responds to the growing interest in finding explanations for why moral claims may lose their validity based on what they ask of their addressees. Two main ideas relate to that question: the moral demandingness objection and the principle "ought implies can." Though both of these ideas…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Kant and Non-Conceptual Content

    Edited by Dietmar H. Heidemann

    Conceptualism is the view that cognizers can have mental representations of the world only if they possess the adequate concepts by means of which they can specify what they represent. By contrast, non-conceptualism is the view that mental representations of the world do not necessarily presuppose…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14

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