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  • Psychology from An Empirical Standpoint

    By Franz Brentano

    Franz Brentano is one of the founding fathers of twentieth century philosophy, celebrated for introducing the concept of intentionality to philosophy as well as making significant contributions to ethics and logic. His work exerted great influence on major philosophers such as Edmund Husserl, but…

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  • Descartes

    The Project of Pure Enquiry

    By Bernard Williams

    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and…

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  • Argonauts of the Western Pacific

    By Bronislaw Malinowski

    Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is at once a detailed account of exchange in the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the goal of which the ethnographer should never lose sight is ‘to grasp the native’s point of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-04
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  • Feudal Society

    By Marc Bloch

    Marc Bloch said that his goal in writing Feudal Society was to go beyond the technical study a medievalist would typically write and ‘dismantle a social structure.’ In this outstanding and monumental work, which has introduced generations of students and historians to the feudal period, Bloch…

    Paperback – 2014-04-04
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  • Law, Legislation and Liberty

    A new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy

    By F. A. Hayek

    With a new foreword by Paul Kelly 'I regard Hayek's work as a new opening of the most fundamental debate in the field of political philosophy' – Sir Karl Popper 'This promises to be the crowning work of a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to thinking about society and its values. The entire…

    Paperback – 2012-09-03
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  • The Greek Philosophers

    from Thales to Aristotle

    By W. K. C. Guthrie

    With an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western…

    Paperback – 2012-09-03
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  • A History of the Roman World

    753 to 146 BC

    By H. H. Scullard

    With a new foreword by Tim Cornell ‘Can anyone be so indifferent or idle as not to care to know by what means and under what kind of polity almost the whole inhabited world was conquered and bought under the dominion of a single city of Rome?’ – Polybius, Greek Historian The city of Rome created…

    Paperback – 2012-09-03
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  • The World of Parmenides

    Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment

    By Karl Sir Popper

    With a new foreword by Scott Austin 'I hope that these essays may illustrate the thesis that all history is or should be the history of problem situations, and that in following this principle we may further our understanding of the Presocratics and other thinkers of the past. The essays also try…

    Paperback – 2012-04-26
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  • Ideas

    General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology

    By Edmund Husserl

    With a new foreword by Dermot Moran ‘the work here presented seeks to found a new science – though, indeed, the whole course of philosophical development since Descartes has been preparing the way for it – a science covering a new field of experience, exclusively its own, that of "Transcendental…

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  • Organs without Bodies

    On Deleuze and Consequences

    By Slavoj Zizek

    With a new introduction by the author In this deliciously polemical work, a giant of cultural theory immerses himself in the ideas of a giant of French thought. In his inimical style, Zizek links Deleuze's work with both Oedipus and Hegel, figures from whom the French philosopher distanced himself…

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  • Deprivation and Delinquency

    By D. W. Winnicott

    Edited by Clare Winnicott, Ray Shepherd, Madeleine Davis

    "Winnicott was a healer with the qualities of a parent, a magician, a teacher, a poet and a friend. The editors of this book have done a great service in collecting and arranging papers dating from the experiences of the evacuation in the Second World War up to some of Winnicott’s continued…

    Paperback – 2011-09-05
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  • Complete Series Bundle RC

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

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  • Society and Culture Bundle RC

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

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  • Religion Bundle RC

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

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  • History Bundle RC

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  • Literature and Literary Theory Bundle RC

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  • Philosophy Bundle RC

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  • Psychology Bundle RC

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  • Karl Popper Bundle RC

    By Karl Sir Popper

    First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

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  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

    By Jack Zipes

    The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and…

    Paperback – 2011-08-31
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  • The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge

    By Karl Popper

    Edited by Troels Eggers Hansen

    In a letter of 1932, Karl Popper described Die beiden Grundprobleme der Erkenntnistheorie – The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge – as ‘…a child of crises, above all of …the crisis of physics.’ Finally available in English, it is a major contribution to the philosophy of science,…

    Paperback – 2011-08-26
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  • After The Open Society

    Selected Social and Political Writings

    By Karl Popper

    Edited by Piers Norris Turner, Jeremy Shearmur

    In this long-awaited volume, Jeremy Shearmur and Piers Norris Turner bring to light Popper's most important unpublished and uncollected writings from the time of The Open Society until his death in 1994.After The Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings reveals the development of…

    Paperback – 2011-08-26
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  • Napoleon

    By Georges Lefebvre

    With a new introduction by Andrew Roberts. 'A penetrating interpretation...No one with a serious interest in the Napoleonic period can afford to ignore it. ' - Times Literary Supplement Whether viewed as an inspired leader or obsessed tyrant, Napoleon has divided opinion for over 200 years. Few…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • The Philosophy of Money

    By Georg Simmel

    Edited by David Frisby

    With a new foreword by Charles Lemert 'Its greatness...lies in ceaseless and varied use of the money form to unearth and conceptually reveal incommensurabilities of all kinds, in social reality fully as much as in thought itself.' - Fredric Jameson In The Philosophy of Money, Georg Simmel puts…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

    By Bernard Williams

    With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear 'Remarkably lively and enjoyable…It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' - Times Literary Supplement Bernard Williams was one of…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Bodies That Matter

    On the Discursive Limits of Sex

    By Judith Butler

    In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers a brilliant reworking of the body, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the "matter" of…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Folk Devils and Moral Panics

    By Stanley Cohen

    'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that…

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  • The Open Society and Its Enemies

    By Karl Sir Popper

     ‘If in this book harsh words are spoken about some of the greatest among the intellectual leaders of mankind, my motive is not, I hope, to belittle them. It springs rather from my conviction that, if our civilization is to survive, we must break with the habit of deference to great men.’ -…

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  • The Myths We Live By

    By Mary Midgley

    With a new Introduction by the author 'An elegant and sane little book. – The New Statesman Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • The Transcendence of the Ego

    A Sketch for a Phenomenological Description

    By Jean-Paul Sartre

    ‘I should like to show here that the Ego is neither formally or materially in consciousness: it is outside, in the world.’ Jean-Paul Sartre The Transcendence of the Ego is one of Jean-Paul Sartre's earliest philosophical publications and essential for understanding the trajectory of his work as a…

    Paperback – 2011-03-30
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  • Bertrand Russell Bundle RC

    First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
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  • The Articulate Mammal

    An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

    By Jean Aitchison

    This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by the author. ‘An excellent and very welcome guide to psycholinguistics…highly recommended.’ The Washington Post A classic in its field for almost forty years, The Articulate Mammal is a brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics. In lucid…

    Paperback – 2011-03-23
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  • Greek Tragedy

    By H.D.F. Kitto

    'Two things give Kitto's classic book its enduring freshness: he pioneered the approach to Greek drama through internal artistry and thematic form, and he always wrote in lively and readable English.' - Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford, UK Why did Aeschylus characterize differently from…

    Paperback – 2011-03-23
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  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

    ‘I resolved to write a book which would create some stir in the world and continue to do after I had gone from it.’  - Choderlos de Laclos A great sensation at the time of first publication, Les Liaisons Dangereuses reads as much the most 'modern' of eighteenth-century novels. Viewed by some…

    Paperback – 2010-09-01
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  • Science, Order and Creativity

    By David Bohm, F. David Peat

    One of the foremost scientists and thinkers of our time, David Bohm worked alongside Oppenheimer and Einstein. In Science, Order and Creativity he and physicist F. David Peat propose a return to greater creativity and communication in the sciences. They ask for a renewed emphasis on ideas rather…

    Paperback – 2010-09-01
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  • Basic Writings: Martin Heidegger

    By Martin Heidegger

    Edited by David Farrell Krell

    Few philosophers have had more influence on the shape of western philosophy after 1900 than Martin Heidegger. Basic Writings offers a full range of this profound and controversial thinker’s writings in one volume, including: The Origin of the Work of Art The introduction to Being and Time…

    Paperback – 2010-08-31
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  • From Solon to Socrates

    Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC

    By Victor Ehrenberg

    From Solon to Socrates is a magisterial narrative introduction to what is generally regarded as the most important period of Greek history. Stressing the unity of Greek history and the centrality of Athens, Victor Ehrenberg covers a rich and diverse range of political, economic, military and…

    Paperback – 2010-08-27
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  • Shakespeare's Ghost Writers

    Literature as Uncanny Causality

    By Marjorie Garber

    The plays of Shakespeare are filled with ghosts – and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an examination of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the claim made repeatedly that the plays were ghost written. Ghosts take the form of absences, erasures, even forgeries and…

    Paperback – 2010-05-11
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  • Distinction

    A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

    By Pierre Bourdieu

    No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast…

    Paperback – 2010-03-12
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  • Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

    By Joseph A. Schumpeter

    Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written in the twentieth Century. Schumpeter's contention that the seeds of capitalism's decline were internal, and his equal and opposite hostility to centralist socialism have perplexed, engaged and…

    Paperback – 2010-03-12
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  • Content and Consciousness

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Content and Consciousness is an original and ground-breaking attempt to elucidate a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought: the relationship of the mind and body. In this formative work, Dennett sought to develop a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on new…

    Paperback – 2010-03-12
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  • The Imaginary

    A Phenomenological Psychology of the Imagination

    By Jean-Paul Sartre

    A cornerstone of Sartre’s philosophy, The Imaginary was first published in 1940. Sartre had become acquainted with the philosophy of Edmund Husserl in Berlin and was fascinated by his idea of the 'intentionality of consciousness' as a key to the puzzle of existence. Against this background, The…

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  • Human Society in Ethics and Politics

    By Bertrand Russell

    First published in 1954, Human Society in Ethics and Politics is Bertrand Russell’s last full account of his ethical and political positions relating to both politics and religion. Ethics, he argues, are necessary to man because of the conflict between intelligence and impulse – if one were without…

    Paperback – 2009-09-01
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  • Fact and Fiction

    By Bertrand Russell

    First published in 1961, Fact and Fiction is a collection of Bertrand Russell’s essays that reflect on the books and writings that influenced his life, including fiction, essays on politics and education, divertissements and parables. Also broaching on the highly controversial issues of war and…

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  • Authority and the Individual

    By Bertrand Russell

    From Ancient Greek philosophy to the French Revolution to the modern welfare state, in Authority and the Individual Bertrand Russell tackles the perennial questions about the balance between authority and human freedom. With characteristic clarity and deep understanding, he explores the formation…

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  • Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare

    By Bertrand Russell

    Written at the height of the Cold War in 1959, Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare was published in an effort 'to prevent the catastrophe which would result from a large scale H-bomb war'. Bertrand Russell’s staunch anti-war stance is made very clear in this highly controversial text, which outlines…

    Paperback – 2009-09-01
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  • On Education

    By Bertrand Russell

    Bertrand Russell is considered to be one of the most significant educational innovators of his time. In this influential and controversial work, Russell calls for an education that would liberate the child from unthinking obedience to parental and religious authority. He argues that if the basis of…

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  • Autobiography

    By Bertrand Russell

    Bertrand Russell remains one of the greatest philosophers and most complex and controversial figures of the twentieth century. Here, in this frank, humorous and decidedly charming autobiography, Russell offers readers the story of his life – introducing the people, events and influences that shaped…

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  • The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

    By Bertrand Russell

    Logical Atomism is a philosophy that sought to account for the world in all its various aspects by relating it to the structure of the language in which we articulate information. In The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Bertrand Russell, with input from his young student Ludwig Wittgenstein,…

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  • The Prospects of Industrial Civilization

    By Bertrand Russell

    First published in 1923, The Prospects of Industrial Civilization is considered the most ambitious of Bertrand Russell's works on modern society. It offers a rare glimpse into often-ignored subtleties of his political thought and in it he argues that industrialism is a threat to human freedom,…

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