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Major Works: History of Philosophy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 87 new and published major works in the subject of History of Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. 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 March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Nietzsche

    An Approach

    By Janko Lavrin

    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 March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Plato and the English Romantics (RLE: Plato)

    By E Douka Kabitoglou

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book tackles the problematic relationship between Platonic philosophy and Romantic poetry, between the intellect and the emotions. Drawing on contemporary critical theory, especially hermeneutics and deconstruction, the author shows that a dialogue between thinking and poetizing is possible....

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Plato and Hegel (RLE: Plato)

    Two Modes of Philosophizing about Politics

    By Gary Browning

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Hegel and Plato are united as political theorists by the convergence of their philosophical aspirations. But their political writings manifest the general disparities involved in their particular ways of seeking to fulfil these aspirations. Professor Browning compares the political thought of Plato...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Plato Today (RLE: Plato)

    By R H S Crossman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Plato was born around 2,500 years ago. He lived in a small city-state in Greece and busied himself with the problems of his fellow Greeks, a people living in scattered cities around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. In all he tried to do for the Greeks he failed. Why, then, should people in the...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Plato's Use of Fallacy (RLE: Plato)

    A Study of the Euthydemus and some Other Dialogues

    By Rosamond K Sprague

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    There are many fallacious arguments in the dialogues of Plato. The author argues that Plato was fully conscious of the fallacious character of at least an important number of these arguments and that he sometimes made deliberate use of fallacy as an indirect means of setting forth certain of his...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Message of Plato (RLE: Plato)

    A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

    By Edward J Urwick

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Edward Urwick’s original work draws upon Plato’s best known work, the Republic, to provide a new interpretation of Plato’s teaching based upon Indian religious thought. Most scholars have sought to interpret the Republic from the standpoint of politics, ethics, and metaphysics and indeed the...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Plato and the Individual (RLE: Plato)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book explores the life-history of the individual within the context of Plato’s social thought. The author examines Plato’s treatment of the principal crises in an individual life - birth, educational selection, sex, the individual’s contract with society, old age, death, and life...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Plato 's Metaphysics of Education (RLE: Plato)

    By Samuel Scolnicov

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This volume provides a comprehensive, learned and lively presentation of the whole range of Plato’s thought but with a particular emphasis upon how Plato developed his metaphysics with a view to supporting his deepest educational convictions. The author explores the relation of Plato’s...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Studies in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

    Edited by R E Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Did Plato abandon, or sharply modify, the Theory of Forms in later life? In the Phaedo, Symposium, and Republic it is generally agreed that Plato held that universals exist. But in Parmenides, he subjected that theory to criticism. If the criticism were valid, and Plato knew so, then the Parmenides...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology
    By Various
    To Be Published May 5th 2015
  2. Truth, Knowledge and Causation
    By C. J. Ducasse
    To Be Published May 5th 2015
  3. The Anatomy of Knowledge: Papers Presented to the Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity, Bowdoin College, 1965 and 1966
    Edited by Marjorie Grene
    To Be Published May 5th 2015
  4. Scepticism
    By Arne Naess
    To Be Published May 5th 2015
  5. Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth
    By R. W. Newell
    To Be Published May 5th 2015

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