Wittgenstein and Critical Theory · Beyond Postmodern Criticism and Toward Descriptive Investigations · By Susan B. Brill

The crucial point of Brill’s study is that of fit: which critical methods prove most useful towards opening up which texts? Close investigations into the parameters of the language games of texts, critics, and methods enable us to determine which paths to take towards more complete descriptive analyses and critique.

Cover of 'Wittgenstein and Critical Theory'


Toward a Rationality of Emotions · An Essay In The Philosophy of Mind · By W. George Turski

Cover of 'Toward a Rationality of Emotions'


American Moralist · On Law, Ethics, and Government · By George Anastaplo

The essays collected here, somewhat autobiographical in their effect, range from a discussion of the despair of the Cold War and Vietnam in 1966 to reflections on the euphoria over the ending of the Cold War in Eastern Europe in 1990. The opening essays are general in nature: exploring the foundation and limitation of sound morality; examining what is “American” about American morality; measuring all by the yardsticks provided by classical and modern philosophers.



Man’s Soul · An Introductory Essay in Philosophical Psychology · By S.L. Frank

"Seymon Lyudvigovich Frank, the author of the volume here made available for the first time in English translation, was one of the leading Russian philosophers of this century; some authorities consider him the most outstanding Russian philosopher of any age. ... "Man's Soul is a book which perfectly exemplifies the generous conception of the mission and competence of philosophy characteristic of Frank and the other members of the Russian metaphysical movement.

Cover of 'Man’s Soul'


Heidegger and Whitehead · A Phenomenological Examination into the Intelligibility of Experience · By Ron L. Cooper

Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time can be broadly termed a transcendental inquiry into the structures that make human experience possible. Such an inquiry reveals the conditions that render human experience intelligible. Using Being and Time as a model, I attempt to show that Alfred North Whitehead’s Process and Reality not only aligns with Being and Time in opposing many elements of traditional Western philosophy but also exhibits a similar transcendental inquiry.

Cover of 'Heidegger and Whitehead'


Rethinking Political Theory · Essays In Phenomenology and the Study of Politics · By Hwa Yol Jung

Cover of 'Rethinking Political Theory'


Nietzsche and Emerson · An Elective Affinity · By George J. Stack

George J. Stack traces the sources of ideas and theories that have long been considered the exclusive province of Friedrich Nietzsche to the surprisingly radical writings of the American essayist and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nietzsche and Emerson makes us see Emerson's writings in a new, more intensified light and presents a new perspective on Nietzsche's philosophy.

Cover of 'Nietzsche and Emerson'


Moral Philosophy and Development · The Human Condition in Africa · By Tedros Kiros

Although development issues generally have been considered in a framework of economic theory and politics, in this volume Tedros Kiros looks to European ideas of moral philosophy to explain the underdevelopment of Africa and the persistent African food crisis. He draws upon the works of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx and the concepts of hegemony and counter-hegemony.

Cover of 'Moral Philosophy and Development'


Phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty · A Search for the Limits of Consciousness · By Gary Brent Madison

Cover of 'Phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty'


Word and Object in Husserl, Frege, and Russell · The Roots of Twentieth-Century Philosophy · By Claire Oritz Hill

In search of the origins of some of the most fundamental problems that have beset philosophers in English-speaking countries in the past century, Claire Ortiz Hill maintains that philosophers are treating symptoms of ills whose causes lie buried in history. Substantial linguistic hurdles have blocked access to Gottlob Frege's thought and even to Bertrand Russell's work to remedy the problems he found in it.

Cover of 'Word and Object in Husserl, Frege, and Russell'


Theory of Objective Mind · An Introduction to the Philosophy of Culture · By Hans Freyer

Theory of Objective Mind is the first book of the important German social philosopher Hans Freyer to appear in English. The work of the neo-Hegelian Freyer, especially the much admired Theory of Objective Mind (1923), had a notable influence on German thinkers to follow and on America's two greatest social theorists, Talcott Parsons and Edward Shils.

Cover of 'Theory of Objective Mind'


Exploring Phenomenology · A Guide to the Field & Its Literature · By David Stewart and Algis Mickunas

Existential philosophy has perhaps captured the public imagination more completely than any other philosophical movement in the twentieth century. But less is known about the phenomenological method lying behind existentialism.

Cover of 'Exploring Phenomenology'


Anthropology and Historiography of Science · By D. P. Chattopadhyaya

Whether history or anthropology is the most fundamental social science remains still a controversial and undecided issue. For a proper understanding of this instructive controversy, the presuppositions of these two disciplines need to be critically and philosophically reviewed. Otherwise the true perspective of the controversy remains undisclosed and therefore unintelligible.

Cover of 'Anthropology and Historiography of Science'


Light Shineth In Darkness · An Essay In Christian Ethics And Social Philosophy · By S.L. Frank

Russian philosopher S. L. Frank here examines the unceasing struggle between good and evil within the limits of this world. Frank combines an interpretation of his life-experience in the light of his Christian faith with his overall philosophical intuition of metaphysical realism.

Cover of 'Light Shineth In Darkness'


Reading the Book of Nature · A Phenomenological Study of Creative Expression in Science and Painting · By Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones sets out to show that a phenomenological analysis of meaning can contribute to a theory of creativity in several ways. It can clarify the concept of creative expression and resolve its paradoxical appearance. Creativity must have its roots in already existing meanings and at the same time has to generate new meanings. To illustrate, Jones shows that a phenomenological analysis can render more comprehensible the spiritual dilemma suffered by Cézanne.