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  1. Sceptical Essays

    2nd Edition

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    'These propositions may seem mild, yet, if accepted, they would absolutely revolutionize human life.' With these words Bertrand Russell introduces what is indeed a revolutionary book. Taking as his starting-point the irrationality of the world, he offers by contrast something 'wildly paradoxical...

    Published February 1st 2004 by Routledge

  2. Why I am not a Christian

    and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects, 2nd Edition

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    While its tone is playful and frivolous, this book poses tough questions over the nature of religion and belief. Religion provides comfortable responses to the questions that have always beset humankind - why are we here, what is the point of being alive, how ought we to behave? Russell...

    Published February 1st 2004 by Routledge

  3. Power

    A New Social Analysis

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart...

    Published February 1st 2004 by Routledge

  4. History of Western Philosophy

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas...

    Published February 1st 2004 by Routledge

  5. Karl Popper

    Edited by Professor Anthony O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Born in Austria, Karl Popper (1902-1994) was one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the 20th century. A ground-breaking thinker, he saw the essence of true science as being the readiness to submit theories to severe testing and to reject them when refuted by test. His first major book in...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Philosophy and Ordinary Language

    The Bent and Genius of our Tongue, 2nd Edition

    By Oswald Hanfling

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    What is philosophy about and what are its methods? Philosophy and Ordinary Language is a defence of the view that philosophy is largely about questions of language, which to a large extent means ordinary language. Some people argue that if philosophy is about ordinary language, then it is...

    Published October 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  7. Being and Nothingness

    An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology, 2nd Edition

    By Jean-Paul Sartre

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Being and Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The central work by one of the world's most influential thinkers, it altered the course of western philosophy. Its revolutionary approach challenged all previous assumptions about the individual's...

    Published August 27th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Merleau-Ponty

    By Stephen Priest

    Series: Arguments of the Philosophers

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty is known and celebrated as a renowned phenomenologist and is considered a key figure in the existentialist movement. In this wide-ranging and penetrative study, Stephen Priest engages Merleau-Ponty across the full range of his philosophical thought. He considers...

    Published April 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  9. Continental Philosophy in the 20th Century

    Routledge History of Philosophy Volume 8

    Edited by Richard Kearney

    Series: Routledge History of Philosophy

    Continental philosophy is one of the twentieth century's most important and challenging philosophical movements. This major volume includes fourteen chapters on its major representatives and schools, including phenomenology, existentialism and postmodernism....

    Published March 26th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the 20th Century

    Routledge History of Philosophy Volume 10

    Edited by John V. Canfield

    Series: Routledge History of Philosophy

    The twentieth century brought enormous change to subjects such as language, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology. This volume covers the major developments in these areas and more....

    Published March 26th 2003 by Routledge