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  1. The Lesson of this Century

    With Two Talks on Freedom and the Democratic State

    By Karl Popper

    In The Lesson of this Century Popper's purpose is to warn us against the increasing violence and egoism of our society. What solutions can we offer to the problems of the environment, demography and corruption? How can we prevent the violence our society engenders? How can we preserve our...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Early Wittgenstein on Metaphysics, Natural Science, Language and Value

    By Chon Tejedor

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    This book advances a reading of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus that moves beyond the main interpretative options of the New Wittgenstein debate. It covers Wittgenstein’s approach to language and logic, as well as other areas unduly neglected in the literature, such as his treatment of metaphysics, the...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Psychology from An Empirical Standpoint

    By Franz Brentano

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Franz Brentano is one of the founding fathers of twentieth century philosophy, celebrated for introducing the concept of intentionality to philosophy as well as making significant contributions to ethics and logic. His work exerted great influence on major philosophers such as Edmund Husserl, but...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Wittgenstein's Art of Investigation

    By Beth Savickey

    Wittgenstein's Art of Investigation is one of the first to focus on and provide an original and detailed analysis of Wittgenstein's grammatical investigations. Beth Sarkey offers us new insight into the historical context and influences on method which will help students understand the intricacies...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

    A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Berel Dov Lerner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Wittgenstein, Politics and Human Rights

    By Robin Holt

    Do human rights make sense? They have been central to post-war political life, and our picture of moral self. But this is being eroded, Holt argues, and with it the viability of human rights discourse. The pre-social individual and its mental armoury is being challenged by an increasing awareness...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Andrew Bowie

    Andrew Bowie's book is the first introduction in English to present F. W. J. Schelling as a major European philosopher in his own right. Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, surveys the whole of Schelling's philosophical career, lucidly reconstructing his key arguments, particularly those...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Modernism and the Language of Philosophy

    By Anat Matar

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    Modernism can be characterised by the acute attention it gives to language, to its potential and its limitations. Philosophers, artists and literary critics working in the first third of the twentieth century emphasized language’s creative potential, but also stressed its inability to express...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy

    Edited by Mark Textor

    Series: London Studies in the History of Philosophy

    Although an important part of the origins of analytic philosophy can be traced back to philosophy in Austria in the first part of the twentieth century, remarkably little is known about the specific contribution made by Austrian philosophy and philosophers. In The Austrian Contribution to Analytic...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sartre and the Moral Limits of War and Terrorism

    By Jennifer Ang Mei Sze

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Reinterpreting Sartre’s main methodologies and removing Hegelian dialectics from his notion of violence, this book demolishes the supposed hostile intersubjective relations that characterizes all concrete relations. Furthering this stance, it reconstructs an interpretation of the "violent Sartre"...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge