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New and Published Books

  1. The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 5

    Toward Principia Mathematica, 1905–08

    By Bertrand Russell

    Edited by Gregory H. Moore

    Series: The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell

    This volume of Bertrand Russell's Collected Papers finds Russell focused on writing Principia Mathematica during 1905–08. Eight previously unpublished papers shed light on his different versions of a substitutional theory of logic, with its elimination of classes and relations, during 1905-06....

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Phenomenology, Language and the Social Sciences

    By Maurice Roche

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This book looks at two ‘revolutions’ in philosophy – phenomenology and conceptual analysis which have been influential in sociology and psychology. It discusses humanistic psychiatry and sociological approaches to the specific area of mental illness, which counter the ultimately reductionist...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. A Historical Introduction to Phenomenology

    By Seppo Sajama, Matti Kamppinen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This book offers a concise exposition of the content theory of intentionality, which lies at the root of Husserl’s phenomenology, for student and scholar. Originally published in 1982. The first part traces the history of phenomenology from its beginnings in Aristotle and Aquinas through Hume, Reid...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Life Forms and Meaning Structure

    By Alfred Schutz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of Schutz’s phenomenological and sociological interests....

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Phenomenology and the Social World

    The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences

    By Laurie Spurling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    The term ‘phenomenology’ has become almost as over-used and emptied of meaning as that other word from Continental Philosophy, namely ‘existentialism’. Yet Husserl, who first put forward the phenomenological method, considered it a rigorous alternative to positivism, and in the hands of...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Phenomenology and the Science of Behaviour

    An Historical and Epistemological Approach

    By George Thinés

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    The value of psychology as a science has been challenged in phenomenology and in other epistemological trends. The main objective of this book is to draw the attention of students of human and animal behaviour to important achievements in phenomenological psychology and comparative physiology which...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Michotte's Experimental Phenomenology of Perception

    Edited by Georges Thinés, Alan Costall, George Butterworth

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This volume of collected papers, with the accompanying essays by the editors, is the definitive source book for the work of this important experimental psychologist. Originally published in 1991, it offered previously inaccessible essays by Albert Michotte on phenomenal causality, phenomenal...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge