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Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks painlessly introduce students to the classic works of philosophy. Each GuideBook considers a major philosopher and a key area of their philosophy by focusing upon an important text – situating the philosopher and the work in a historical context, considering the text in question and assessing the philosopher’s contribution to contemporary thought.

Edited by Tim Crane, University of Cambridge and Jonathan Wolff, University College London

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  1. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty

    By Andy Hamilton

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology, including the nature of knowledge and scepticism. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty introduces and assesses:...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

    By Lawrence R. Pasternack

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Throughout his career, Kant engaged with many of the fundamental questions in philosophy of religion: arguments for the existence of God, the soul, the problem of evil, and the relationship between moral belief and practice. Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is his major work on the...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kripke and Naming and Necessity

    By Harold Noonan

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Saul Kripke is one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His most celebrated work, Naming and Necessity, makes arguably the most important contribution to the philosophy of language and metaphysics in recent years. Asking fundamental questions – how do names refer to things...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Frege on Sense and Reference

    By Mark Textor

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) is considered the father of modern logic and one of the founding figures of analytic philosophy. He was first and foremost a mathematician, but his major works also made important contributions to the philosophy of language. Frege’s writings are difficult and deal with...

    Published August 13th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception

    By Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908 – 1961) is hailed as one of the key philosophers of the twentieth century. Phenomenology of Perception is his most famous and influential work, and an essential text for anyone seeking to understand phenomenology. In this GuideBook Komarine Romdenh-Romluc introduces and...

    Published July 30th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Politics

    By Jean Roberts

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Aristotle's Politics is widely acknowledged as a classic and one of the founding texts of political theory and philosophy. Written by a leading expert in ancient philosophical thought, Aristotle and the Politics is a coherent guide that makes sense of an often difficult and disorganized work,...

    Published April 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and the Tractatus

    By Michael Morris

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Written by a leading expert, this is the ideal guide to the only book Wittgenstein published during his lifetime, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Michael Morris makes sense of Wittgenstein’s brief but often cryptic text, highlighting its key themes. He introduces and analyzes:...

    Published October 17th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Rorty and the Mirror of Nature

    By James Tartaglia

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Richard Rorty is one of the most influential, controversial and widely-read philosophers of the twentieth century. In this GuideBook to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Tartaglia analyzes this challenging text and introduces and assesses: Rorty's life and the background to his philosophy...

    Published August 13th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant on Judgment

    By Robert Wicks

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Kant’s Critique of Judgment is one of the most important texts in the history of modern aesthetics. This GuideBook discusses the Third Critique section by section, and introduces and assesses: Kant's life and the background of the Critique of Judgment the ideas and text of the Critique of Judgment...

    Published February 21st 2007 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Art

    By Aaron Ridley

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Nietzsche is one of the most important modern philosophers and his writings on the nature of art are amongst the most influential of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This GuideBook introduces and assesses: Nietzsche's life and the background to his writings on art the ideas and...

    Published January 31st 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Spinoza on Politics
    By Daniel Frank, Jason Waller
    To Be Published June 1st 2015
  2. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle and the Poetics
    By Angela Curran
    To Be Published August 15th 2015

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