22 Jan 2020

Category: Philosophy


Ontology: Laying the Foundations 

It is no exaggeration to say that of the early 20th century German philosophers who claimed to establish a new ontology, former neo-Kantian turned realist Nicolai Hartmann is the only one to have actually followed through. “Ontology: Laying the Foundations” deals with “what is insofar…


Introducing Alain Badiou: A Graphic Guide 

After Slavoj Zizek, Frenchman Alain Badiou—whose work ranges from novels, poems, “romanopéras,” and political treatises to math theory—is probably the world’s best-known living philosopher. Featuring the brilliantly idiosyncratic illustrations of Piero, this incisive graphic guide is written by Michael Kelly—editor of the International Journal for…


The Elements of Moral Philosophy Ed 9 

The Elements of Moral Philosophy 9e by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories in philosophy through clear, understandable explanations and compelling discussions. Chapters are written so…


Leibniz (The Routledge Philosophers) Ed 2 

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) was hailed by Bertrand Russell as ‘one of the supreme intellects of all time’. A towering figure in seventeenth-century philosophy, he was the author of a complex system of thought that has been championed and satirized in equal measure, most famously…


Utilitarianism (Elements in Ethics) 

Moral theories can be distinguished, not only by the answers they give, but also by the questions they ask. Utilitarianism’s central commitment is to the promotion of well-being, impartially considered. This commitment shapes utilitarianism in a number of ways. If scarce resources should be directed…