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  1. Theoretical Schools and Circles in the Twentieth-Century Humanities

    Literary Theory, History, Philosophy

    Edited by Marina Grishakova, Silvi Salupere

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Schools and circles have been a major force in twentieth-century intellectual movements. They fostered circulation of ideas within and between disciplines, thus altering the shape of intellectual inquiry. This volume offers a new perspective on theoretical schools in the humanities, both as...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Concept of Prayer (Routledge Revivals)

    By D. Z. Phillips

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Many contemporary philosophers assume that, before one can discuss prayer, the question of whether there is a God or not must be settled. In this title, first published in 1965, D. Z. Phillips argues that to understand prayer is to understand what is meant by the reality of God. Beginning by...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Blind Obedience

    The Structure and Content of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy

    By Meredith Williams

    There is considerable debate amongst philosophers as to the basic philosophical problem Wittgenstein is attempting to solve in Philosophical Investigations. In this bold and original work, Meredith Williams argues that it is the problem of "normative similarity". In Blind Obedience Williams...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Education, Ethics and Existence

    Camus and the Human Condition

    By Peter Roberts, Andrew Gibbons, Richard Heraud

    Series: Educational Philosophy and Theory

    Best known today for his novels, plays and short stories, but also an accomplished essayist, editor and journalist, Albert Camus was one of the most influential literary figures of the 20th century. He has gained widespread recognition for works such as The Stranger, Caligula, The Plague and Exile...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The New Materialism

    Althusser, Badiou, and Žižek

    By Geoff Pfeifer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek have become two of the dominant voices in contemporary philosophy and critical theory. In this book, Geoff Pfeifer offers an in-depth look at their respective views. Using Louis Althusser’s materialism as a starting point—which, as Pfeifer shows, was built partially as...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Wittgenstein and Perception

    Edited by Michael Campbell, Michael O'Sullivan

    Throughout his career, Wittgenstein was preoccupied with issues in the philosophy of perception. Despite this, little attention has been paid to this aspect of Wittgenstein's work. This volume redresses this lack, by bringing together an international group of leading philosophers to focus on...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Essays on Freedom of Action (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ted Honderich

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Essays on Freedom of Action, first published in 1973, brings together original papers by contemporary British and American philosophers on questions which have long concerned philosophers and others: the question of whether persons are wholly a part of the natural world and their actions the...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Social Ends and Political Means (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Ted Honderich

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Leading British, American and European philosophers contribute to this collection of essays, first published in 1976, in political philosophy. They are essays which have to do in different ways with better societies than the ones we have, and with ways of getting them. They exemplify what can...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)

    Science, Art and the Human World

    By Anthony O'Hear

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche’s words: ‘To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life’. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. An Enquiry into Moral Notions (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Laird

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1935, this book compares and examines what John Laird termed the ‘three most important notions in ethical science’: the concepts of virtue, duty and well-being. Laird poses the question of whether any one of these three concepts is capable of being the foundation of ethics and of...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge