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Cavendish

Cavendish

1st Edition

David Cunning
January 11, 2019

Margaret Cavendish (1623 - 1673) was a philosopher, poet, scientist, novelist, and playwright of the seventeenth century. Her work is important for a number of reasons. It presents an early and compelling version of the naturalism that is found in current-day philosophy; it offers important ...

Hegel

Hegel

1st Edition

Michael Inwood
January 17, 2002

In this clear, critical examination of the ideas of one of the greatest and most influential of modern philosophers, M.J. Inwood makes Hegel's arguments fully accessible. He reconstructs Hegel's thought throughout the book by arguing with him, considering Hegel's system as a whole and examining the...

Santayana

Santayana

1st Edition

Timothy L. S. Sprigge, Ted Honderich
March 09, 1995

This classic study of Santayana was the first book to appear in the Arguments of the Philosophers series. Growing interest in the work of this important American philosopher has prompted this new edition of the book complete with a new preface by the author reassessing his own ideas about Santayana...

The Sceptics

The Sceptics

1st Edition

R.J. Hankinson
March 26, 1998

The Sceptics is the first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of Greek scepticism, from the beginnings of epistemology with Xenophanes, to the final full development of Pyrrhonism as presented in the work of Sextus Empiricus. Tracing the evolution of scepticism from 500 B.C to A.D 200, this clear ...

Locke

Locke

1st Edition

Michael Ayers
December 02, 1993

John Locke is the greatest English philosopher. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, one of the most influential books in the history of thought, is his greatest work. In this study the historical meaning and philosophical significance of Locke's Essay are investigated more comprehensively than...

Descartes

Descartes

1st Edition

Margaret Dauler Wilson
November 01, 1982

One of the most significant studies of Descartes in recent times. It concentrates on the Meditations to show Descartes' philosophy in the context of his overall scientific objectives, not all of them fully explicit in the texts....

Nietzsche

Nietzsche

1st Edition

Richard Schacht, Ted Honderich
March 07, 1985

Few philosophers have been as widely misunderstood as Nietzsche. His detractors and followers alike have often fundamentally misinterpreted him, distorting his views and intentions and criticizing or celebrating him for reasons removed from the views he actually held. Now Nietzsche assesses his ...

Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein

2nd Edition

Robert J. Fogelin
March 12, 1987

No serious philosopher or student of philosophy can afford to neglect Wittgenstein's work. Professor Fogelin provides an authoritative critical evaluation of both the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations, enabling the reader to come to grips with these difficult yet key ...

The Presocratic Philosophers

The Presocratic Philosophers

1st Edition

Jonathan Barnes
September 16, 1982

The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition, and the first masters of rational thought. This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition of their arguments, and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought....

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

2nd Edition

Allen Wood
September 12, 2012

This is one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. Wood explains Marx's views from a philosophical standpoint and defends him against common misunderstandings and criticisms. All the major philosophical topics in Marx's work are considered: the central concept of alienation; ...

Mill

Mill

1st Edition

John Skorupski
February 19, 2009

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Quine

Quine

1st Edition

Peter Hylton
January 04, 2010

Quine was one of the foremost philosophers of the Twentieth century. In this outstanding overview of Quine's philosophy, Peter Hylton shows why Quine is so important and how his philosophical naturalism has been so influential within analytic philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Quine's ...

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