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Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

This series includes a rich backlist of some of the most important and influential philosophers from throughout the ages – including works on Plato, Nietzsche, Socrates and Rene Descartes. The latest addition to the series covers Daniel Dennett – considered one of the most central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years.

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  1. Daniel Dennett

    Edited by John Symons

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until 3 months after publication) Daniel Dennett has been one of the central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years. Unlike most philosophers of his generation, Dennett’s work has resonated far and wide. It has powerfully influenced the...

    Published March 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Richard Rorty

    Edited by James Tartaglia

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Richard Rorty (1931–2007) remains one of the contemporary world’s most influential thinkers. He has been a major figure in philosophy ever since the publication of his first important paper, ‘Mind-Body Identity, Privacy, and Categories’ in 1965, but it was the release of his seminal Philosophy and...

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Merleau-Ponty

    By Ted Toadvine

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) has been hailed by many as the greatest French thinker of the twentieth century. As one of the founding members of the existentialist movement in the 1940s, he played a key role in introducing the work of Husserl and Heidegger into French thought and collaborated...

    Published September 17th 2006 by Routledge

  4. John Locke

    Edited by Peter R. Anstey

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Today, John Locke is recognized as one of the most important and formative philosophical influences on the modern world. His imprint is still felt in political and legal thought, in educational theory, moral theory and in the theory of knowledge. Locke’s key works, Two Treatises of Government, and...

    Published July 30th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Gottlob Frege

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Erich Reck

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) taught at the University of Jena for thirty years, and was scarcely known outside a small circle of professional mathematicians and philosophers. However, later in the twentieth century he came to be recognized as someone who, in demonstrating the affinity of logic with...

    Published December 6th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Edmund Husserl

    Edited by Donn Welton

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Edmund Husserl was the founding father of phenomenology and one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century.This collection will make available, in one place, the very best essays on Husserl's thought from the past seventy years. It will draw together a range of writings, many of...

    Published December 14th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Emmanuel Levinas

    Edited by Claire Elise Katz

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary...

    Published November 24th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Karl Popper

    Edited by Professor Anthony O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Born in Austria, Karl Popper (1902-1994) was one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the 20th century. A ground-breaking thinker, he saw the essence of true science as being the readiness to submit theories to severe testing and to reject them when refuted by test. His first major book in...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Derrida

    Edited by Zeynep Direk, Len Lawlor

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    The value of these volumes lies not only in the fact that it will make many well-known essays easily available, but also that it will present many essays never before translated into English. The names alone of the authors assembled here indicate the importance of this collection, contributors...

    Published September 4th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Kierkegaard

    Edited by Daniel W. Conway

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is widely recognized as a leading figure in the Western tradition of philosophy. Especially well known are his seminal contributions to existentialism, philosophy of religion, and cultural criticism. His novel experiments with pseudonymy, irony, satire, allegory...

    Published June 26th 2002 by Routledge

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