Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

This series includes a rich backlist of some of the most important and influential philosophers from throughout the ages – including works on Plato, Nietzsche, Socrates and Rene Descartes. The latest addition to the series covers Daniel Dennett – considered one of the most central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years.

  • Theodor W, Adorno II

    Edited by Espen Hammer

    A new title in Routledge’s Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers series, this is a two-volume collection of the very best recent scholarship on Theodor W. Adorno (1903–69). It is an essential successor to an earlier four-volume collection, Theodor Adorno (Critical Evaluations in Cultural…

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  • Daniel Dennett

    Edited by John Symons

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until 3 months after publication) Daniel Dennett has been one of the central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years. Unlike most philosophers of his generation, Dennett’s work has resonated far and wide. It has powerfully influenced the…

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  • Richard Rorty

    Edited by James Tartaglia

    Richard Rorty (1931–2007) remains one of the contemporary world’s most influential thinkers. He has been a major figure in philosophy ever since the publication of his first important paper, ‘Mind-Body Identity, Privacy, and Categories’ in 1965, but it was the release of his seminal Philosophy and…

    Hardback – 2009-12-01
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  • Merleau-Ponty

    By Ted Toadvine

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) has been hailed by many as the greatest French thinker of the twentieth century. As one of the founding members of the existentialist movement in the 1940s, he played a key role in introducing the work of Husserl and Heidegger into French thought and collaborated…

    Hardback – 2006-09-17
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  • John Locke

    Edited by Peter R. Anstey

    Today, John Locke is recognized as one of the most important and formative philosophical influences on the modern world. His imprint is still felt in political and legal thought, in educational theory, moral theory and in the theory of knowledge. Locke’s key works, Two Treatises of Government, and…

    Hardback – 2006-07-30
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  • Gottlob Frege

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Erich Reck

    Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) taught at the University of Jena for thirty years, and was scarcely known outside a small circle of professional mathematicians and philosophers. However, later in the twentieth century he came to be recognized as someone who, in demonstrating the affinity of logic with…

    Hardback – 2005-12-06
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  • Edmund Husserl

    Edited by Donn Welton

    Edmund Husserl was the founding father of phenomenology and one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century.This collection will make available, in one place, the very best essays on Husserl's thought from the past seventy years. It will draw together a range of writings, many of…

    Hardback – 2004-12-14
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  • Emmanuel Levinas

    Edited by Claire Elise Katz

    Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary…

    Hardback – 2004-11-24
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  • Karl Popper

    Edited by Professor Anthony O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear

    Born in Austria, Karl Popper (1902-1994) was one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the 20th century. A ground-breaking thinker, he saw the essence of true science as being the readiness to submit theories to severe testing and to reject them when refuted by test. His first major book in…

    Hardback – 2003-11-26
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  • Derrida

    Edited by Zeynep Direk, Len Lawlor

    The value of these volumes lies not only in the fact that it will make many well-known essays easily available, but also that it will present many essays never before translated into English. The names alone of the authors assembled here indicate the importance of this collection, contributors…

    Hardback – 2002-09-04
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  • Kierkegaard

    Edited by Daniel W. Conway

    Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is widely recognized as a leading figure in the Western tradition of philosophy. Especially well known are his seminal contributions to existentialism, philosophy of religion, and cultural criticism. His novel experiments with pseudonymy, irony, satire, allegory…

    Hardback – 2002-06-26
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  • Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Second Series

    Edited by David Kilfoyle, Stuart Shanker

    Wittgenstein scholarship has continued to grow at a pace few could have anticipated - a testament both to the fertility of his thought and to the thriving state of contemporary philosophy. In response to this ever-growing interest in the field, we are delighted to announce the publication of a…

    Hardback – 2001-11-14
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  • Spinoza

    Edited by Genevieve Lloyd

    Benedict de Spinoza [1632-1677] is among the most fascinating and the most controversial of Western philosophers. These volumes provide a comprehensive selection of high quality critical discussions of his philosophy published in, or translated into English since 1970. The collection is designed to…

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  • Deleuze and Guattari

    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Edited by Gary Genosko

    The ideas of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and activist analyst Felix Guattari are transforming disciplinary practices across the humanities and social sciences.These three volumes gather together classic essays that demonstrate the richness of these fascinating and important thinkers…

    Hardback – 2000-10-18
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  • Aristotle

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Lloyd P. Gerson

    The works of Aristotle are central to the Western philosophical tradition, and scholarship on Aristotle, especially in English, has burgeoned enormously in the last forty years. Aristotle: Critical Assessments collects together articles on Aristotle's philosophy otherwise scattered over many…

    Hardback – 1999-05-12
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  • Bertrand Russell

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Andrew Irvine

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 1998-10-07
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  • Nietzsche

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Daniel W. Conway

    Nietzsche: Critical Assessments collects together the very best scholarship available on Nietzsche's multi-dimensional thought.Nietzsche's writings are now considered seminal to a number of scholarly disciplines, including philosophy, political theory, depth psychology, jurisprudence, rhetoric,…

    Hardback – 1998-07-01
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  • Plato: Critical Assessments

    Edited by Nicholas D. Smith

    The philosophy of Plato, universally acknowledged as the most important thinker of the Ancient World, is a major focus of contemporary attention - not only among philosophers, but also classicists and literary and political theorists. This set selects the best and most influential examples of…

    Hardback – 1998-03-11
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  • Socrates

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by William J. Prior

    This four volume set is a collection of some of the most significant scholarship published on the philosophy of Socrates in the last half century. The contributors include many of the most prominent scholars in this field. As the growth in Socratic studies in the past three decades is due in large…

    Hardback – 1996-12-04
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  • David Hume

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Stanley Tweyman

    These volumes bring together for the first time some of the most important research on the philosophy of David Hume. Hume wrote on a large variety of philosophic topics, and many of these are addressed in these volumes. The volumes cover the following areas: Volume 1 - Epistemology, Reason; Volume…

    Hardback – 1994-12-21
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  • G.W. Leibniz

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Roger Woolhouse

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was one of the seventeenth century's most important thinkers. A philosopher, mathematician and scientist, his work is comparable in scope and importance only to that of Newton and Descartes. His work dominated German philosophy until Kant, and was revived in…

    Hardback – 1993-11-10
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  • John Dewey

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Jim Tiles

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 1992-12-16
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  • Martin Heidegger

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Christopher Macann

    This collection of papers is the most comprehensive and international examination of Heidegger's work available. It contains established classic articles, some appearing in English for the first time, and many original pieces provided especially for this collection. The aim of this collection is to…

    Hardback – 1992-12-09
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  • Immanuel Kant

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Ruth Chadwick

    This collection brings together many of the most influential criticisms of Kantian philosophy, from his own time to the present day. Volume I is historical, including Kant criticism from Schiller to Buchdahl. It contains some previously untranslated material. Volumes II, III and IV include recent…

    Hardback – 1992-12-09
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  • George Berkeley

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Walter E. Creery

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 1991-12-04
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  • Rene Descartes

    Critical Assessments

    Edited by Georges J.D. Moyal

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 1991-11-13
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  • Ludwig Wittgenstein: Critical Assessments

    Edited by Stuart Shanker

    Philosophical interest in the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein is developing at a phenomenal rate. Every year sees a growing number of works devoted to matters pertaining to exegesis or application of Wittgenstein's ideas. Wittgenstein's influence is thus radiating throughout every branch and…

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