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  • Refugees, Stateless People, and Other Moral Issues

    Between Human and Citizen

    By Serena Parekh

    This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. The limited philosophical discussion of refugees by philosophers focuses narrowly on the…

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  • The Beautiful Shape of the Good

    Platonic and Pythagorean Themes in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment

    By Mihaela Fistioc

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
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  • Understanding the Many

    By Byeong Uk Yi

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2014-08-11
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  • Sartre and the Moral Limits of War and Terrorism

    By Jennifer Ang Mei Sze

    Reinterpreting Sartre’s main methodologies and removing Hegelian dialectics from his notion of violence, this book demolishes the supposed hostile intersubjective relations that characterizes all concrete relations. Furthering this stance, it reconstructs an interpretation of the "violent Sartre"…

    Paperback – 2014-08-11
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  • Dialectics of the Body

    Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno

    By Lisa Yun Lee

    The study of Theodor Adorno has largely ignored or dismissed the enigmatic and provocative moments in his writing on the body. Dialectics of the Body corrects this gap by arguing that Adorno's analysis of reified society emanates and returns to the body and that hope and desire are present…

    Paperback – 2014-08-11
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  • Hegel's Critique of Essence

    A Reading of the Wesenlogic

    By Franco Cirulli

    This volume shows how The Doctrine of Essence intersects with perennial philosophical questions including above all, the relationship between freedom and determinism. The Doctrine of Essence is of central importance, since it is a critical description of traditional categories which also…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • The Constitution of Consciousness

    A Study in Analytic Phenomenology

    By Wolfgang Huemer

    Through the work of philosophers like Sellars, Davidson, and McDowell, the question of how the mind is related to the world has gained new importance in contemporary analytic philosophy. This book demonstrates that Husserl's phenomenological analyses of the structure of consciousness can provide…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

    By Ian Proops

    This historical study investigates Ludwig Wittgenstein's early philosophy of logic and language, as it is presented in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The study makes a case for the Tractatus as an insightful critique of the philosophies of Bertrand Russell and Gottlob Frege-the Founding…

    Paperback – 2014-05-15
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  • Bioregionalism and Global Ethics

    A Transactional Approach to Achieving Ecological Sustainability, Social Justice, and Human Well-being

    By Richard Evanoff

    Bioregionalism and Global Ethics suggests that current trends towards globalization are creating entirely new social and environmental problems which require cross-cultural dialogue towards the creation of a new "global ethic." Current models of development are based on an implicit global ethic…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
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  • The Ethics of Need

    Agency, Dignity, and Obligation

    By Sarah Clark Miller

    The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation argues for the philosophical importance of the notion of need and for an ethical framework through which we can determine which needs have moral significance. In the volume, Sarah Clark Miller synthesizes insights from Kantian and feminist care…

    Paperback – 2014-04-08
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  • Violence and Phenomenology

    By James Dodd

    This book pursues the problem of whether violence can be understood to be constitutive of its own sense or meaning, as opposed to being merely instrumental. Dodd draws on the resources of phenomenological philosophy, and takes the form of a series of dialogues between figures both inside and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-10
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  • The German Mittelweg

    Garden Theory and Philosophy in the Time of Kant

    By Michael G. Lee

    In the 1790s, a close-knit group of German philosophers published several garden theory texts.  These works are unique in that a close-knit group of philosophers had never before--and has not since--produced so many works on the topic of garden design. In essence, this cohort sought to imbue…

    Paperback – 2013-05-13
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  • The Immanent Word

    The Turn to Language in German Philosophy, 1759-1801

    By Katie Terezakis

    The Immanent Word establishes that the philosophical study of language inaugurated in the 1759 works of Hamann and Lessing marks a paradigm shift in modern philosophy; it analyzes the transformation of that shift in works of Herder, Kant, Fichte, Novalis and Schlegel. It contends that recent…

    Paperback – 2013-04-30
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  • On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy

    By Nathan Ross

    On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy examines the role of the concept of mechanism in Hegel’s thinking about political and social institutions. It counters as overly simplistic the notion that Hegel has an ‘organic concept of society’. It examines the thought of Hegel’s peers and…

    Paperback – 2013-02-27
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  • Language and History in Adorno's Notes to Literature

    By Ulrich Plass

    Plass argues that Adorno’s essays on literature are of prime importance for an understanding of his aesthetics because they challenge the conceptual limitations of philosophical discourse.…

    Paperback – 2012-05-07
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  • Wittgenstein's Novels

    By Martin Klebes

    Analyzing features of Wittgenstein's philosophical work and including in-depth textual analyses, this study investigates the impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work on contemporary German and French novelists. Drawing upon aesthetics, architectural history, philosophy of science, and photography, the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-29
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  • Emmanuel Levinas

    Ethics, Justice, and the Human Beyond Being

    By Lis Thomas

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2012-04-09
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  • Volition, Rhetoric, and Emotion in the Work of Pascal

    By Thomas Parker

    This study identifies and analyzes a compelling theory and practice of persuasion that integrates the complexity of human desire. It demonstrates how the philosophical component in Pascal's description of the will makes a seamless integration into a vehicle of persuasion and poetics, providing a…

    Paperback – 2012-04-09
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  • Discourse, Desire, and Fantasy in Jurgen Habermas' Critical Theory

    By Kenneth MacKendrick

    This book argues that Jürgen Habermas’ critical theory can be productively developed by incorporating a wider understanding of fantasy and imagination as part of its conception of communicative rationality and communicative pathologies. Given that meaning is generated both linguistically and…

    Paperback – 2012-03-12
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  • Kant, Foucault, and Forms of Experience

    By Marc Djaballah

    This study presents the theoretical apparatus of Foucault’s early historical analyses as a version of Kantian criticism. In an initial textual exposition, the author attempts to distill a unified discursive practice from Kant’s theoretical writings, arguing for Foucault’s proximity to Kant on the…

    Paperback – 2011-12-14
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  • Topics in the Philosophy of Possible Worlds

    By Daniel Nolan

    This book discusses a range of important issues in current philosophical work on the nature of possible worlds. Areas investigated include the theories of the nature of possible worlds, general questions about metaphysical analysis and questions about the direction of dependence between what is…

    Paperback – 2011-12-11
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  • Teleology and the Norms of Nature

    By William J. FitzPatrick

    This work is an examination of teleological attributions i.e. ascriptions of proper functions and natural ends) to the features and behavior of living things with a view to understanding their application to human life.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-11
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  • Frege and the Logic of Sense and Reference

    By Kevin C. Klement

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-08
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  • Mathematics in Kant's Critical Philosophy

    Reflections on Mathematical Practice

    By Lisa Shabel

    This book provides a reading of Kant's theory of the construction of mathematical concepts through a fully contextualised analysis. In this work the author argues that it is only through an understanding of the relevant eighteenth century mathematics textbooks, and the related mathematical practice…

    Paperback – 2011-12-08
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  • The Mystical in Wittgenstein's Early Writings

    By James Atkinson

    The aim of this book is to consider what reasonably follows from the hypothesis that the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can be interpreted from a mystical point of view. Atkinson intends to elucidate Wittgenstein’s thoughts on the mystical in his early writings as they pertain to a number of topics…

    Paperback – 2011-08-15
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  • Art as Abstract Machine

    Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari

    By Stephen Zepke

    The aim of this book is to understand what Deleuze and Guattari mean by "art." Stephen Zepke argues that art, in their account, is an ontological term and an ontological practice that results in a new understanding of aesthetics. For Deleuze and Guattari understanding what art "is" means…

    Paperback – 2011-05-15
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  • The Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault

    A Genealogy of the 'Confessing Animal'

    By Chloë Taylor

    Drawing on the work of Foucault and Western confessional writings, this book challenges the transhistorical and commonsense views of confession as an innate impulse resulting in the psychological liberation of the confessing subject. Instead, confessional desire is argued to be contingent and…

    Paperback – 2010-11-09
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  • Husserl's Constitutive Phenomenology

    Its Problem and Promise

    By Bob Sandmeyer

    If Edmund Husserl's true philosophy lay in his unpublished research manuscripts, as he argues, then it is in these – rather than the "introductions" and fragmentary studies he published during his lifetime – that we may possibly find a systematic of his philosophy. This work constitutes a study of…

    Paperback – 2010-11-09
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  • Heredity, Race, and the Birth of the Modern

    By Sara Eigen Figal

    This book places under sustained scrutiny some of our most basic modern assumptions about inheritance, genealogy, blood relations, and racial categories. It has at its core a deceptively simple question, one too often taken for granted: what constitutes "good" bonds among humans, and what…

    Paperback – 2010-11-02
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  • Anthropic Bias

    Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy

    By Nick Bostrom

    Anthropic Bias explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by "observation selection effects"--that is, evidence that has been filtered by the precondition that there be some suitably positioned observer to "have" the evidence. This conundrum--sometimes alluded to as "the…

    Paperback – 2010-06-17
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  • Referential Opacity and Modal Logic

    By Dagfinn Follesdal

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2009-12-06
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  • Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity

    A Phenomenology of Human Rights

    By Serena Parekh

    Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity explores the theme of human rights in the work of Hannah Arendt. Parekh argues that Arendt's contribution to this debate has been largely ignored because she does not speak in the same terms as contemporary theoreticians of human rights. Beginning…

    Paperback – 2009-11-22
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  • Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism

    The Political Theory and Practice of Opposition

    By Emanuele Saccarelli

    This book examines the legacy of Antonio Gramsci and Leon Trotsky in the shadow of Stalinism in order to reassess the very different and distorted academic reception of the two figures, as well as to contribute to the revitalization of Marxism for our time. While Gramsci and Trotsky lived and…

    Paperback – 2009-07-15
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  • The Dialectical Tradition in South Africa

    By Andrew Nash

    This book brings into view the most enduring and distinctive philosophical current in South African history—one often obscured or patronized as Afrikaner liberalism. It traces this current of thought from nineteenth-century disputes over Dutch liberal theology through Stellenbosch existentialism to…

    Hardback – 2009-06-14
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  • The German Gita

    Hermeneutics and Discipline in the Early German Reception of Indian Thought

    By Bradley L. Herling

    How did the Bhagavadgãtà first become an object of German philosophical and philological inquiry? How were its foundational concepts initially interpreted within German intellectual circles, and what does this episode in the history of cross-cultural encounter teach us about the status of…

    Paperback – 2009-05-25
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  • Heidegger on East-West Dialogue

    Anticipating the Event

    By Lin Ma

    This book traces a most obscure and yet most intriguing theme concealed in Heidegger’s thinking and work, which has hitherto not yet been made the focus of a thorough and sustained investigation: that is, the emergence and course of Heidegger’s interest in East Asian thought and of his reflection…

    Paperback – 2009-04-28
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  • The Rights of Woman as Chimera

    The Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

    By Natalie Taylor

    The Rights of Woman as Chimera examines Mary Wollstonecraft's intellectual relationship to Rousseau, Locke, and Aristotle. Although she learned much from each philosopher, her own thought cannot be said to be simply derivative of these thinkers. In considering "the woman question,"…

    Hardback – 2006-11-28
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  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species

    By Mary Gregory

    In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype.…

    Hardback – 2006-10-22
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  • Time, Space, and Ethics in the Thought of Martin Heidegger, Watsuji Tetsuro, and Kuki Shuzo

    By Graham Mayeda

    In this book, Graham Mayeda demonstrates how Watsuji Tetsuro and Kuki Shuzo, two twentieth-century Japanese philosophers, criticize and interpret Heideggerian philosophy, articulating traditional Japanese ethics in a modern idiom.…

    Hardback – 2006-06-26
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  • Reality and Impenetrability in Kant's Philosophy of Nature

    By Daniel Warren

    This book highlights Kant's fundamental contrast between the mechanistic and dynamical conceptions of matter, which is central to his views about the foundations of physics, and is best understood in terms of the contrast between objects of sensibility and things in themselves.…

    Hardback – 2001-08-23
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  • Names and Nature in Plato's Cratylus

    By Rachel Barney

    This study offers a ckomprehensive new interpretation of one of Plato's dialogues, the Cratylus. Throughout, the book combines analysis of Plato's arguments with attentiveness to his philosophical method.…

    Hardback – 2001-08-08
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  • Essays on Linguistic Context Sensitivity and its Philosophical Significance

    By Steven Gross

    Drawing upon research in philosophical logic, linguistics and cognitive science, this study explores how our ability to use and understand language depends upon our capacity to keep track of complex features of the contexts in which we converse.…

    Hardback – 2001-07-08
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  • Descartes's Metaphysical Reasoning

    By Roger Florka

    This study argues that Descartes's conception of rationality presupposes that the order of reasoning essentially obeys his metaphysical categories. It takes to the next level the current trend in de-emphasizing his purported epistemology in favor of his unique metaphysics of cognition.…

    Hardback – 2001-06-11
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  • Essays on Symmetry

    By Jenann Ismael

    Drawing from physics and philosophical debates, Ismael combines a set of essays on the time worn debate of symmetry from both fields.…

    Hardback – 2001-02-27
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  • New Thoughts About Old Things

    Cognitive Policies as the Ground of Singular Concepts

    By Krista Lawlor

    This book defends a novel theory of singular concepts, emphasizing the pragmatic requirements of singular concept possession and arguing that these requirements must be understood to institute traditions and policies of thought.…

    Hardback – 2001-01-28
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  • The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism

    By Dorit A. Ganson

    Ganson offers new hope in this work for the defense of scientific realism by undermining powerful anti-realist objections and advocating an abandonment of naturalist and externalist strategies.…

    Hardback – 2001-01-24
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  • Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

    By Daniel Ellsberg

    Ellsberg elaborates on "Risk, Ambiguity, and the Savage Axioms" and mounts a powerful challenge to the dominant theory of rational decision in this book.…

    Hardback – 2001-01-07
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  • Between Deflationism and Correspondence Theory

    By Matthew McGrath

    McGrath argues for an original truth theory that combines elements of two well-known philosophical theories--deflationism and correspondence.…

    Hardback – 2000-11-29
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  • The Relevance of Phenomenology to the Philosophy of Language and Mind

    By Sean D. Kelly

    This work discusses philosophical problems of perceptual content, the content of deomonstrative thoughts, and the unity of proposition. By demonstrating a connection between phenomenology and analysis, Kelly suggests ways in which they can be fruitfully pursued.…

    Hardback – 2000-11-28
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  • Thought Experiment

    On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

    By Tamar Szabo Gendler

    This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing…

    Hardback – 2000-11-01
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