Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.
The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.
The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.
A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916-1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.
Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.
Provides the first systematic interpretation of Heidegger’s relation to Eckhart, centering on the idea that we must release ourselves in order to know the truth.
Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.
Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.
Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.
An especially accessible introduction to Hegel’s moral and political philosophy.
A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.
Demonstrates the profound overlap of philosophy’s mind-body problem and various racist doctrines found in thinkers ranging from Descartes to Kant.
Schelling's 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.
Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how mysticism helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.
A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.
Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.
Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.
The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.
A historical and philosophical reassessment of the impact of Aristotle and early-modern Aristotelianism on the development of Kant’s transcendental philosophy.
Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.
Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English.
European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.
Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.
An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher.
Lectures from the late period of Fichte’s career, never before available in English.
Collected essays consider points of affinity and friction between Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger.
A synthetic assessment of Heidegger’s entire path of thinking as a radical attempt to thematize and rethink the fundamental notions of unity dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.
Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.
Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation.
Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.
Analysis of Dewey's pre-1916 work on logic and its relationship to his better-known 1938 book on the topic.
An exploration of philosophical and religious ideas about humor in modern philosophy and their secular implications.
Investigates the impact of theories of reproduction and heredity on the emerging concepts of race and gender at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.
A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant's magnum opus.
Late eighteenth-century writings on race by Kant and four of his contemporaries.
A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.
Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.
Proposes a new way of understanding the nature of metaphysics, focusing on nonreductionist emergence theory, both in ancient and modern philosophy, as well as in contemporary philosophy of science.
Correspondence and texts by Fichte and Schelling illuminate their thought and the trajectory of their philosophical falling out.
Critical scholarly edition of J. G. Fichte's Closed Commercial State
Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.
Timely reappraisal of John Locke’s thoughts on the clash between executive emergency power and the importance of the rule of law.
A much-needed consideration of methodology in comparative philosophy.
A study of attitudes towards tragedy in both democratic and nondemocractic political theory.
The first comprehensive examination in English of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View.
Interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason.
An anthology of readings in panpsychism, spanning two millennia.
Shows how different forms of skepticism can lead to remarkably different moral and political implications.
Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.
Shows how Kant's basic position applies to and clarifies present-day problems of war, race, abortion, capital punishment, labor relations, the environment, and marriage.
This book shows that mysticism is incomplete without scientific rationalism, and that our current social and political projects cannot be completed without assimilating the values and practices of mysticism. ...
Philosophy in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries has traditionally been characterized as being primarily concerned with epistemological issues. This book is not intended to overturn this characterization ...
In this book Christopher Pines demonstrates that Karl Marx conceived of ideology as false consciousness. He shows how the different meanings of false consciousness found in the writings of Marx and Engels ...