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  1. The Post-Critical Kant

    Understanding the Critical Philosophy through the Opus Postumum

    By Bryan Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

    In this book, Bryan Wesley Hall breaks new ground in Kant scholarship, exploring the gap in Kant’s Critical philosophy in relation to his post-Critical work by turning to Kant’s final, unpublished work, the so-called Opus Postumum. Although Kant considered this project to be the "keystone" of his...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn

    Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century

    By Leah Hochman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn examines the idea of ugliness through four angles: philosophical aesthetics, early anthropology, physiognomy and portraiture in the eighteenth-century. Highlighting a theory that describes the benefit of encountering ugly objects in art and nature,...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts

    Edited by Claire Colebrook

    Series: Key Concepts

    Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Descartes

    The Project of Pure Enquiry

    By Bernard Williams

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. George Berkeley (Routledge Revivals)

    Eighteenth-Century Responses: Volume I

    Edited by David Berman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The material reprinted in this two-volume set, first published in 1989, covers the first eighty-five years in responses to George Berkeley’s writings. David Berman identifies several key waves of eighteenth-century criticism surrounding Berkeley’s philosophies, ranging from hostile and discounted,...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Hobbes

    Morals and Politics

    By D D Raphael, D. D. Raphael

    First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface especially for this re-issue, which brings together recent scholarship on Hobbes, a...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Hegel, Kant and the Structure of the Object

    By Robert Stern

    Hegel's holistic metaphysics challenges much recent ontology with its atomistic and reductionist assumptions; Stern offers us an original reading of Hegel and contrasts him with his predecessor, Kant....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity

    Rethinking the Enlightenment

    By Harvey Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Harvey Mitchell’s book argues that a reassessment of Voltaire’s treatment of traditional Judaism will sharpen discussion of the origins of, and responses to, the Enlightenment. His study shows how Voltaire’s nearly total antipathy to Judaism is best understood by stressing his self-regard as...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Descartes and Method

    A Search for a Method in Meditations

    By Clarence A. Bonnen, Daniel E. Flage

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    Rene Descartes credited his success in philosophy, mathematics, and physics to the discovery of a universal method of inquiry, but he provided no systematic description of his method. Descartes and Method carefully examines Descartes' scattered remarks on his application and puts forward a...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Pierre Bayle's Cartesian Metaphysics

    Rediscovering Early Modern Philosophy

    By Todd Ryan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    In his magnum opus, the Historical and Critical Dictionary, Pierre Bayle offered a series of brilliant criticisms of the major philosophical and theological systems of the 17th Century. Although officially skeptical concerning the attempt to provide a definitive account of the truths of metaphysics...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge