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  1. Jean-Paul Sartre

    By Christine Daigle

    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

    A critical figure in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, Jean-Paul Sartre changed the course of critical thought, and claimed a new, important role for the intellectual. Christine Daigle sets Sartre’s thought in context, and considers a number of key ideas in detail, charting their impact...

    Published October 16th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Merleau-Ponty

    By Taylor Carman

    Series: The Routledge Philosophers

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the most important philosophers of the Twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but...

    Published July 25th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Kierkegaard and Philosophy

    Selected Essays

    By Alastair Hannay

    Kierkegaard and Philosophy makes many of the most important papers on Kierkegaard available in one place for the first time. These seventeen essays, written over a period of over twenty years, have all been substantially revised or specially prepared for this collection, with a new introduction by...

    Published May 1st 2006 by Routledge

  4. Karl Jaspers

    Politics and Metaphysics

    By Dr Chris Thornhill

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    This book sets out a new reading of the much-neglected philosophy of Karl Jaspers. By questioning the common perception of Jaspers either as a proponent of irrationalist cultural philosophy or as an early, peripheral disciple of Martin Heidegger, it re-establishes him as a central figure in modern...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Existentialism

    By Dr. Jack Reynolds

    Understanding Existentialism provides an accessible introduction to existentialism by examining the major themes in the work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and de Beauvoir. Paying particular attention to the key texts, Being and Time, Being and Nothingness, Phenomenology of Perception, The...

    Published November 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  6. On the Public

    By Alastair Hannay

    Series: Thinking in Action

    The media often talk about public opinion, the 'American' or 'British' public, or the movie-going public. A public can hold an opinion and be divided. What is the public and where did it come from? Is there one public or many? Is the very idea of the public a myth?In this fascinating book, Alastair...

    Published March 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  7. On Being Authentic

    By Charles Guignon

    Series: Thinking in Action

    'To thine own self be true.' From Polonius's words in Hamlet right up to Oprah, we are constantly urged to look within. Why is being authentic the ultimate aim in life for so many people, and why does it mean looking inside rather than out? Is it about finding the 'real' me, or something greater...

    Published June 16th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings

    Edited by Thomas Baldwin

    Merleau-Ponty was a pivotal figure in twentieth century French philosophy. He was responsible for bringing the phenomenological methods of the German philosophers - Husserl and Heidegger - to France and instigated a new wave of interest in this approach. His influence extended well beyond the...

    Published December 4th 2003 by Routledge

  9. I Am Dynamite

    An Alternative Anthropology of Power

    By Nigel Rapport

    Power is conventionally regarded as being held by social institutions. We are taught to believe that it is these social structures that determine the environment and circumstances of individual lives. In I Am Dynamite, the anthropologist Nigel Rappaport argues for a different view. Focusing on the...

    Published May 15th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Martin Buber

    The Life of Dialogue, 4th Edition

    By Maurice S. Friedman

    Series: Martin Buber

    Martin Buber: The Life of Dialogue, the first study in any language to provide a complete overview of Buber's thought, remains the definitive guide to the full range of his work and the starting point for all modern Buber scholarship. Maurice S. Friedman reveals the implications of Buber's thought...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge