History of Philosophy

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Myth and Authority

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.

Heidegger and the Human

Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.

The Future of the World Is Open

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 Humanistic Background of Science

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.

Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education

The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.

John Dewey's Later Logical Theory

A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916-1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.

Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy

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.

Bergson and History

Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.

The Art of Jihad

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.

Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement

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.

The Politics of Paradigms

Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

With a Diamond in My Shoe

The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.

Plato and the Body

Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.

Another white Man's Burden

Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.

Hegel and Right

By Philip J. Kain
Subjects: Philosophy

An especially accessible introduction to Hegel’s moral and political philosophy.

The Hand of the Engraver

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.

Another Mind-Body Problem

Demonstrates the profound overlap of philosophy’s mind-body problem and various racist doctrines found in thinkers ranging from Descartes to Kant.

Statement on the True Relationship of the Philosophy of Nature to the Revised Fichtean Doctrine

Schelling's 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.

Platonic Mysticism

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.

Lessing and the Enlightenment

A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem

Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.

Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated

Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.

Philosophy, History, and Tyranny

The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.

Kant and Aristotle

By Marco Sgarbi
Subjects: Philosophy

A historical and philosophical reassessment of the impact of Aristotle and early-modern Aristotelianism on the development of Kant’s transcendental philosophy.

Power

Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.

Contingency and Commitment

Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English.

Leo Strauss, Philosopher

European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.

Existence and Heritage

Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes

By Otfried Höffe
Translated by Nicholas Walker
Subjects: Philosophy

An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher.

Lectures on the Theory of Ethics (1812)

Lectures from the late period of Fichte’s career, never before available in English.

Sparks Will Fly

Collected essays consider points of affinity and friction between Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger.

Complicated Presence

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.

Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History

Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.

Wonder

By Sophia Vasalou
Subjects: History

Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation.

Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy

Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.

John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory

Analysis of Dewey's pre-1916 work on logic and its relationship to his better-known 1938 book on the topic.

Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy

By Lydia B. Amir
Subjects: Philosophy

An exploration of philosophical and religious ideas about humor in modern philosophy and their secular implications.

Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences

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.

Goodbye, Kant!

A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant's magnum opus.

Kant and the Concept of Race

Edited and translated by Jon M. Mikkelsen
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series, Philosophy and Race

Late eighteenth-century writings on race by Kant and four of his contemporaries.

Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy

A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.

Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler

Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.

Essential Difference

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.

The Philosophical Rupture between Fichte and Schelling

Correspondence and texts by Fichte and Schelling illuminate their thought and the trajectory of their philosophical falling out.

The Closed Commercial State

Critical scholarly edition of J. G. Fichte's Closed Commercial State

Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy

Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.

The Lockean Commonwealth

Timely reappraisal of John Locke’s thoughts on the clash between executive emergency power and the importance of the rule of law.

Methodologies of Comparative Philosophy

A much-needed consideration of methodology in comparative philosophy.

Tragedy and Citizenship

A study of attitudes towards tragedy in both democratic and nondemocractic political theory.

Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology

The first comprehensive examination in English of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View.

Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment

Interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason.

Panpsychism

Edited by D. S. Clarke
Introduction by D. S. Clarke
Subjects: Philosophy

An anthology of readings in panpsychism, spanning two millennia.

The Limits of Doubt

By Petr Lom
Subjects: Philosophy

Shows how different forms of skepticism can lead to remarkably different moral and political implications.

Unnecessary Evil

Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.

Autonomy and Community

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.

Enlightenment East and West

By Leonard Angel
Subjects: Philosophy

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. ...

Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy

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 ...

Ideology and False Consciousness

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 ...