Argues for a Modernism of everyday life, immersed in questions of socialism, sexual politics and technology. This work features chapters ranging from a study of industrial and brutalist aesthetics in...
Peter Sloterdijk; Hans-Jurgen...
A series of dialogues with the most exciting and controversial German philosopher writing today.
Robinson, Daniel N.;
How is Nature Possible?: Kants Project in the First Critique presents a clear and systematic appraisal of what is perhaps the most difficult treatise in the...
Vanity Fair has declared the Age of Irony over. Joan Didion has lamented that Obama's United States is an "irony-free zone." Here Jonathan Lear argues that irony is one of...
Heck, Richard G.;
Richard Heck explores a key idea in the work of the great philosopher/logician Gottlob Frege: that the axioms of arithmetic can be logically derived from a single principle. Heck uses...
Alfred I. Tauber
Recasting Freud as an inspired humanist and reconceiving psychoanalysis as a form of moral inquiry, this title argues that Freudianism offers a rich approach to self-inquiry, one that reaffirms the...
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Voltaire; John Fletcher
Voltaire's Pocket Philosophical Dictionary is a major work of the European Enlightenment. It consists of a series of short essays, arranged alphabetically, whose unifying thread is an attack on religious...
Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key...
Provides an overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science, this book goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning...
Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background...
For a century, Nietzsche has been among the most controversial of modern writers. Since his death in 1900, he has been appropriated as an icon by a diverse spectrum of...
Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and extremely difficult, yet his importance and influence are universally acknowledged. Peter Singer eliminates any excuse for remaining ignorant of the outlines of...
A. C. Grayling
A. C. Grayling's accessible introduction to Wittgenstein's work describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence...
Martin Heidegger is probably the most divisive philosopher of the twentieth century. This introduction to Heidegger's thought focuses on his most important work, "Being and Time", and its major themes...
Shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices. This book discusses the ideas and approaches of various philosophers, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism...