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Major Works: 19th Century Philosophy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 27 new and published major works in the subject of 19th Century Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis

    A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society

    By Barry Smart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Husserl and Phenomenology

    By Edo Pivčević

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Since its first publication in 1970 this book has become one of the most widely read introductory books on phenomenology and is used as a standard text in many universities from Germany to Korea and China. Praised for its accessibility and clarity the book has attracted a wide readership both...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Phenomenology and Marxism

    Edited by Bernhard Waldenfels, Jan M. Broekman, Ante Pažanin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Originally published in English in 1984, this collection of essays documents a dialogue between phenomenology and Marxism, with the contributors representing a cross-section from the two traditions. The theoretical and historical presuppositions of the phenomenology inaugurated by Husserl are very...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. A History of Atheism in Britain

    From Hobbes to Russell

    By David Berman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Probably no doctrine has excited as much horror and abuse as atheism. This first history of British atheism, first published in 1987, tries to explain this reaction while exhibiting the development of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. Although avowed atheism appeared surprisingly late – 1782 in...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Heaven Wasn't His Destination

    The Philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach

    By William B. Chamberlain

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    If forced to state Feuerbach’s philosophical genealogy, one would have to say that he was son of Hegel, father of Marx, and half-brother of Comte. In his own day he had many a celebratory and many a vilifier. His philosophy has received very little direct treatment in the English language....

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. The Terrible Crystal

    Studies in Kierkegaard and Modern Christianity

    By Melville Chaning-Pearce

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Consisting of studies in Christian thought in relation to catastrophe, this book particularly looks at the ideas of Soren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth. When it was first published in 1940 this important investigation of ‘existential reality’ presented the view that the climate of crisis and...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge