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  1. The Philosophy of Curiosity

    By Ilhan Inan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Ilhan Inan questions the classical definition of curiosity as a desire to know. Working in an area where epistemology and philosophy of language overlap, Inan forges a link between our ability to become aware of our ignorance and our linguistic aptitude to construct terms referring to...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Ethics, Emotion and the Unity of the Self (Routledge Revivals)

    By Oliver Letwin

    This Routledge Revival reissues Oliver Letwin’s philosophical treatise: Ethics, Emotion and the Unity of the Self, first published in 1987, which concerns the applicability of the artistic classifications of romanticism and classicism to philosophical doctrine. Dr Letwin examines three particular...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Rationality and Moral Theory

    How Intimacy Generates Reasons

    By Diane Jeske

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    This book provides answers to both normative and metaethical questions in a way that shows the interconnection of both types of questions, and also shows how a complete theory of reasons can be developed by moving back and forth between the two types of questions. It offers an account of the...

    Published November 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Of Human Potential (Routledge Revivals)

    An Essay in the Philosophy of Education

    By Israel Scheffler

    The concept of potential plays a prominent role in the thinking of parents, educators and planners the world over. Although this concept accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony and value, calculated to cause untold...

    Published June 30th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Practical Identity and Narrative Agency

    Edited by Kim Atkins, Catriona Mackenzie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The essays collected in this volume address a range of issues that arise when the focus of philosophical reflection on identity is shifted from metaphysical to practical and evaluative concerns. They also explore the usefulness of the notion of narrative for articulating and responding to these...

    Published June 6th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Break-Out from the Crystal Palace

    The Anarcho-Psychological Critique: Stirner, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky

    By John Carroll

    Series: Rouledge Library Editions: Friedrich Nietzsche

    Before Marcuse and Laing, before Heidegger and Sartre, even before Freud, the way was prepared for the anarcho-psychological critique of economic man, of all codes of ideology or absolute morality, and of scientific habits of mind. First published in 1974, this title traces this philosophical...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Nietzsche: Imagery and Thought

    A Collection of Essays

    Edited by Malcolm Pasley

    The central theme of this collection of essays, first published in 1978, is the basic tension in Nietzsche, and so in his work, between the urge to weave a satisfying web out of reality and the equally strong compulsion to expose its painful truths. The book aims to stress, not to play down, the...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Nietzsche, Wagner and the Philosophy of Pessimism

    By Roger Hollinrake

    Series: Rouledge Library Editions: Friedrich Nietzsche

    Nietzsche’s relationship with Wagner has long been a source of controversy and has given rise to a number of important studies, including this major breakthrough in Nietzsche scholarship, first published in 1982. In this work Hollinrake contends that the nature and extent of the anti-Wagnerian...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Nietzsche

    An Approach

    By Janko Lavrin

    Series: Rouledge Library Editions: Friedrich Nietzsche

    Janko Lavrin's influential biography of Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1948, analyses the bond between Nietzsche's personal fate on the one hand and the trend of his thought on the other, set against the background of contemporary crisis typical of mankind in general....

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Friendship, Altruism and Morality (Routledge Revivals)

    By Laurence A. Blum

    Friendship, Altruism, and Morality, originally published in 1980, gives an account of "altruistic emotions" (compassion, sympathy, concern) and friendship that brings out their moral value. Blum argues that moral theories centered on rationality, universal principle, obligation, and impersonality...

    Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge