Fichte's Ethical Thought

"Among the book's best features is Wood's ability to translate Fichte's thought into twenty-first century philosophical language. He both reframes Fichte's claims using contemporary vocabulary and gestures toward how those claims might be taken up in current conversation. This allows even those not especially familiar with German Idealism to follow and appreciate Fichte's thought. But Wood's book will also be a valuable resource for ...

Hegel's Phenomenology: (McGill-Queen's Studies in the Hist of Id)

Everyone who has acquaintance with Hegel knows that he is perhaps the most difficult philosopher to read and understand. In this new commentary by the veteran head editor of the journal of the Hegel Society of America, Ardis Collins somehow, against all odds, makes the structure and method of the Phenomenology of Spirit clear to the widest possible audience. Containing chapters that target both the newly exposed and the current schol...

Confucianism and Modernization in East Asia: Critical Reflections

“This three-volume series is a magnificent synthesis of questions and debates over modernization, development and Confucianism in the context of Korea and East Asia. … In sum, the trilogy is a great accomplishment not only for the author, but also for the Korean sociological community, channeling their distinctive experience of modernization with global academia.”

The Stoic Sage

It’s really unfortunate that Cambridge Press chose to price this book so darn high, otherwise it would have probably reached a wider audience, given current interest in Stoicism. Oh well. I have published a four-part commentary on my blog (howtobeastoic dot org), if people are interested in a more in-depth discussion of The Stoic Sage. Brouwer begins with a couple of definitions of the Sage, i.e., the ideal Stoic practitioner, and ho...

Levinas: A Guide For the Perplexed

This book is excellent for any undergraduate who is having trouble with Levinas, especially if the student is trained more analytically then continental-ly. No, it's not for a SERIOUS academic study of Levinas (by which I mean for graduate MA or PHD study), but it is good for undergrads... I mean hey, I used it myself with success in my undergrad days. Bottom line: if you're an undergrad having trouble with Levinas' obscure language,...

Images (New Problems of Philosophy)

The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely conventional signs, like words? What is the relationship between the observer and the observed? In this clear and stimulating introduction ...

Daisaku Ikeda and Dialogue for Peace

The prominent Buddhist religious leader and advocate for peace, Daisaku Ikeda, has placed dialogue at the centre of his efforts towards securing global justice and conflict resolution. However, far from constituting abstract plans for the future of the world, Ikeda's dialogues represent very concrete and focused activity. He concentrates on one significant individual (such as Joseph Rotblat, Linus Pauling and Mikhail Gorbachev) at a ...

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Judgement

Kant’s Critique of Judgment is one of the most important texts in the history of modern aesthetics. This GuideBook discusses the Third Critique section by section, and introduces and assesses: Kant's life and the background of the Critique of Judgment the ideas and text of the Critique of Judgment, including a critical explanation of Kant’s theories of natural beauty the continuing relevance of Kant’s work to contemporary philosophy ...

Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking

Wide-ranging essays on Jean-Luc Nancy's thought. Jean-Luc Nancy is one of the leading voices in European philosophy of the last thirty years, and he has influenced a range of fields, including theology, aesthetics, and political theory. This volume offers the widest and most up-to-date responses to his work, oriented by the themes of world, finitude, and sense, with attention also given to his recent project on the “deconstruction of...