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Major Works: Modern Philosophy (16th Century-18th Century)

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Reissuing works originally published between 1970 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology (14 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering this important branch of philosophy and method. Volumes cover theories of Husserl and Heidegger, and branch out to such topics as...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Phenomenology and Education

    Self-consciousness and its Development

    Edited by Bernard Curtis, Wolfe Mays

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This volume of essays brings a phenomenological focus to bear on the subject of education in order to provide a fruitful stimulus for educational philosophy. It is for philosophers, psychologists, sociologists and indeed anyone who seeks to understand the perennially interesting questions about the...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Clinical Phenomenology and Cognitive Psychology

    By David Fewtrell, Kieron O'Connor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Cognitive therapies are often biased in their assessment of clinical problems by their emphasis on the role of verbally-mediated thought in shaping our emotions, and in stressing the influence of thought upon feeling. Alternatively, a more phenomenological appraisal of psychological dysfunction...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Dual Vision

    Alfred Schutz and the Myth of Phenomenological Social Science

    By Robert Gorman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This study, originally published in 1977, focuses on a critical examination of the life-work of Alfred Schutz, the most important and influential ‘father’ of several recent schools of empirical social research. The author shows why Shutz and his followers fail in their attempts to ‘humanize’...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Phenomenology and Existentialism

    An Introduction

    By Reinhardt Grossman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Back to 'Things in Themselves'

    A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism

    By Josef Seifert

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    In an enlightening dialogue with Descartes, Kant, Husserl and Gadamer, Professor Seifert argues that the original inspiration of phenomenology was nothing other than the primordial insight of philosophy itself, the foundation of philosophia perennis. His radical rethinking of the phenomenological...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. David Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion In Focus

    Edited by Stanley Tweyman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Based on the original handwritten manuscript, this book provides a new, accurate edition of Hume’s important work, faithful to his original text, marginal notes, and changes. Stanley Tweyman’s comprehensive introduction gives an interpretation of the Dialogues as a whole, as well as close analysis...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Deity and Morality

    With Regard to the Naturalistic Fallacy

    By Burton F. Porter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    This book describes the "naturalistic fallacy", as attributed to Hume, that non-moral premises cannot logically entail a moral conclusion, and distinguishes it from the similarly named though subtly different fallacy identified by Moore in Principia Ethica by comparing and contrasting its presence...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Religion, Secularization and Political Thought

    Thomas Hobbes to J. S. Mill

    Edited by James E. Crimmins

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    The increasing secularization of political thought between the mid-seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries has often been noted, but rarely described in detail. The contributors to this volume consider the significance of the relationship between religious beliefs, dogma and secular ideas in...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Hidden God

    A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pense´es of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine

    By Lucien Goldmann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    The concept of ‘world visions’, first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal’s Pensées and Kant’s critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge