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Immediacy and Reflection in Kierkegaard's Thought
"We live in a reflective age." That is Soren Kierkegaard's overall conclusion when evaluating the time he lives in. But his appraisal contains both approval and criticism. On the one hand reflection is a necessary category to deal with the dynamics...



Reinventing Pragmatism
American Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century
Joseph Margolis
Reinventing Pragmatism examines the force of the new pragmatisms, from the emergence of Rorty's and Putnam's basic disagreements of the 1970s until the turn of the...



I'm Not a Racist, But . .
The Moral Quandary of Race
Lawrence Blum
Blum develops a historically grounded account of racism as the deeply morally charged notion it has become. He addresses the question whether people of color can be racist, defines types of racism, and identifies debased and inappropriate usages of the term.



The Art of Humane Education
Donald Phillip Verene
In The Art of Humane Education, Donald Phillip Verene presents a new statement of the classical and humanist ideals that he believes should guide education in the liberal arts and sciences. These ideals are lost, he contends, in the...



An Essay on Divine Authority
Mark C. Murphy
In the first book wholly concerned with divine authority, Mark C. Murphy explores the extent of God's rule over created rational beings. The author challenges the view—widely supported by theists and nontheists alike—that if God exists, then...



Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle
Alfarabi
This long-awaited reissue of the 1969 Cornell edition of Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle contains Muhsin Mahdi's substantial original introduction and a new foreword by Charles E. Butterworth and Thomas L. Pangle. The three parts of the...



Dostoevsky the Thinker
James P. Scanlan
This book offers the first comprehensive account of Dostoevsky's philosophical outlook. Drawing on the writer's novels and, more so than other scholars, on his essays, letters, and notebooks, Scanlan examines Dostoevsky's beliefs.



The Analytic Imaginary
Marguerite Caze, Marguerite La Caze
The notion of the philosophical imaginary developed by Michéle Le Doeuff refers to the capacity to imagine as well as to the stock of images philosophers employ. Making use of this notion, Marguerite La Caze explores the idea of the imaginary...



The Emergent Self
William Hasker
William Hasker challenges physicalist views of human mental functioning and advances the concept of mind as an emergent individual.



A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person
Hud Hudson
Hud Hudson presents an innovative view of the metaphysics of human persons according to which human persons are material objects but not human organisms. In developing his account, he formulates and defends a unique collection of positions on...



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