Subject Area: Philosophy

Aesthesis and Logos
2001 0-7734-3159-4
This manuscript sums up reflections on contemporary philosophical aesthetics.

Aesthetics of the Critical Theorists Studies on Benjamin, Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas
1990 0-88946-368-9
Essays which attempt to communicate to the reader some of the major contributions of Frankfurt School critical theory to aesthetics by means of secondary studies of such figures as Benjamin, Adorno, Marcuse, Lukács, Collingwood, Foucault, and Habermas. Essayists include Eugene Lunn, Douglas Kellner, Sabine Wilke, Barry Katz, Richard Wolin, Rainer Nägele, Lambert Zuidervaart, Thomas Huhn, Ronald Roblin, Janelle Reinelt, David Ingram, Margaret Rose, Stephen White, and Thomas Dumm.

Aesthetics of the Mind after Mallarmé
1996 0-7734-8763-8
"Work as such doesn't concern me. What intrigues me, excites me, vexes me is the power of doing works. That's why nothing looked to me more coarse and negligible than the poet reduced to be being a poet." - Paul Valéry. Valéry's note, evidently directed against Mallarmé, gives track for the present volume, which is devoted to focus the idea of poeisis like building that is subjected to precise conditions, like putting into practice resources of a particular kind, like playing with transparent images. Within such a horizon, artistic doing appears to be the place where mind develops its own powers and states its knowing strategies. Thus operating, it defines again ab imis, the notion of art in the variety of its patterns, its forms, and its figures.

Albertelli’s Parmenides. A Translation of Pilo Albertelli’s Annotated Italian Version of Diels-Kranz
2016 1-4955-0487-5
This is the first English translation of Pilo Albertelli's seminal translation of the work of Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Parmenides. It is a work that is cited and listed by leading philosophy scholars, acknowledging the importance of the original Albertelli Italian translation.

American Women Philosophers, 1650-1930. Six Exemplary Thinkers
1993 0-7734-9266-6
This text introduces six American women (Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, Mary Whiton Calkins, Judith Sargent Murray, Frances Wright, and Ednah Dow Cheney), and discusses their works as philosophy. This anthology presents a number of works never reprinted and difficult to locate. The works are of interdisciplinary interest: philosophy, feminist philosophy, women's studies, political science, and history.

Augustine and the Phenomenological Question of Time / Augustinus und die Phänomeologische Frage Nach der Zeit
2008 0-7734-5131-5
In this work F.-W. von Herrmann, Professor Emeritus of Freiburg Universität im Breisgau, demonstrates the direct influence of Augustine of Hippo on the thought of Husserl and Heidegger. The importance of the translation lies in its presentation of Augustine as a phenomenological thinker on the question of time to an audience unaware of his influence on the contemporary age.

Bouwsma's Notes on Wittgenstein's Philosophy, 1965-1975
1995 0-7734-8885-5
Bouwsma's notes focus on sections of the Philosophical Investigations and Blue Book with the aim of helping a reader understand the unique insights which Wittgenstein brought to philosophy. Wittgenstein's writing is indirect, fragmented, and presupposes an occupation with specific philosophical problems. Established philosophers argue over the simplest interpretations, such as whether he was an empiricist, nominalist or skeptic. Bouwsma's work helps the reader appreciate Wittgenstein's insights. Bouwsma understands and can demonstrate how to apply Wittgenstein to the theories of other philosophers such as Descartes, Plato, and St. Augustine. This volume will be useful as a reference for philosophers and students working with the Philosophical Investigations and Blue Book.

Bradley's Moral Psychology
1987 0-88946-306-9
An in-depth look at the moral philosophy of F. H. Bradley with a view to comparing his grounding of morality with the dominant positions of his time and ours.

Brain, Mind and Human Behavior in Contemporary Cognitive Science
2007 0-7734-5315-6
This book engages a range of currently debated issues in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, challenging certain cognitivist positions in contemporary neuroscience. In addressing each topic, an effort is made to illuminate the historical-philosophical origins of the problems confronted, exposing a central the way in which various forms of philosophical materialism are often uncritically invoked to buttress ‘scientific’ claims about the human mind/brain and behavior. The authors conclude that a radical reorientation is required if the confusion that permeates the field is to be eliminated.

C. L. Lewis and the Social Theory of Conceptualistic Pragmatism the Individual and the Good Social Order
1992 0-77349800-1
The purpose of this book is to provide a detailed examination of the social theory present within the ethics of C. L. Lewis. To date, no one has devoted sustained attention to Lewis' conception of the good social order. This volume utilizes previously unpublished manuscript materials. It presents his ideas from within the framework of his pragmatic philosophy as a whole, growing out of its positions on knowledge and value. Lewis' philosophy emerges from this study as a consistent and cohesive whole possessing a profoundly pragmatic core. This volume is a complement and supplement to the literature currently available on this important American pragmatist.

Classics of Arab Moslem Philosophy. Volume One
1999 0-7734-3206-X
For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers.

Classics of Arab Moslem Philosophy. Volume Two
1999 0-7734-3192-6
For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers.

Collapse of Philosophy and Its Rebirth
2006 0-7734-5594-9
This monograph can be called a forensic study of the lethal effects of the First World War on the European cultural tradition. Philosophy was considered as the foundation of that tradition. The monograph describes this metamorphosis taking as the case study of the problem of the individual, this “nucleus of genuinely German thought” (Troeltsch). The monograph contains a critical analysis of the problem of the individual as it was treated in the 1900s by the pure phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and the transcendental axiology of Heinrich Rickert. Mikhail Bakhtin creates a new approach to the problem of the individual bringing together and transforming the ideas of Marx and Stirner, Lotze and Nietzsche, Simmel and Windelband, William James and Max Weber. The present study may be the first step to demonstrate the potential of Bakhtin’s early work which remains largely undiscovered.

Commentary of Conrad of Prussia on the De Unitate et uno of Domenicus Gundissalinus
1990 0-88946-302-6
Bobik's comments on Conrad's commentary extract whatever is of philosophical value in the De Unitate et Uno. An account of the work and thought of Gundissalinus is provided to serve as a useful background in understanding the philosophical value of the work

Communitarianism, Liberalism, and Social Responsibility
1992 0-7734-9656-4
Papers selected from the International Social Philosophy Conference in Vermont, 1990. The papers provide a continuing discussion of the issues related to liberalism, communitarianism, and distributive justice among scholars in social philosophy, and for class reading and discussion in college and university courses on social philosophy and politics. Headings include: The Foundations of Liberal Moral Theory; Liberal Morality in Practice; Liberalism in a Conservative Society; Philosophy and Community.

Companion to the works of Philosopher Thomas Reid (1710-1796)
2000 0-7734-7648-2
This work is a systematic organization of resources for study of the three central works of the Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Commons Sense (1764), Essays on the Intellectual Powers (1785), and Essays on the Active Powers (1788). Comprehensive subject and name indices allow the reader to quickly access and organize the full range of passages on specific topics and historical figures. The first ever glossary of Reidian terms references their definitive occurrences in the texts. A concise biography describes Reid’s personal life, publishing record, and scholarly role as the founder of the Scottish School of Commonsense Philosophy. In a general introduction, the author presents the essential elements of Reid’s theory of perception and epistemology, which anticipated modern perspectives in philosophy and psychology. There is also a detailed, critical summary of the Inquiry, followed by the most extensive bibliography of works relevant to Reid scholarship published to date.

Comparison of Judeo-Christian Theism and Philosophical Naturalism as Explanatory Worldviews
2007 0-7734-5322-9
This book seeks to make the case that philosophical naturalism serves as a better explanation of the range of human experience than Judeo-Christian theism. ‘Naturalism’ is defined as the view that all substantial or concrete entities are physical in nature; further, the physical world does not exist for a purpose or reason. Avoiding the usual naturalist approach of criticizing theistic arguments, this study first defines the nature of explanation and what makes one explanation better than another before producing an argument that naturalism serves as a better explanation of all things.

Concept of the Individual in Eighteenth Century French Thought. From the Enlightenment to the French Revolution
2007 0-7734-5275-3
This interdisciplinary study explores the concept of the individual human being as it evolved within the philosophies of the French Enlightenment and how notions of the individual reached a turning point during the French Revolution. The author draws on the thought of French philosophes and revolutionaries concerning the individual within nature and society and examines them within the framework of Michel Foucault’s thought.

Concepts used to analyze “Culture”. A Critique of 20th Century ways of Thinking
2010 0-7734-3795-9
This study is devoted to the stratified description and analysis of the unconscious mechanisms of culture, that is, the mechanisms that form the human being, as an empirical subject in its actual existence.

Conceptually Distinguishing Mirth, Humor, and Comedy. A Philosophical Analysis
2015 1-4955-0287-2
This book opens a new dialogue for philosophical treatments of humor and comedy. It traces their history from the Dionysian Performance Tradition and brings a fresh perspective to the issue as it recasts standard interpretations of the Aristotelian theory in broader terms that offer new grounds for distinguishing ‘humor’, ‘comedy’ and ‘mirth’.

Consolation of Boethius. An Analytical inquiry into his intellectual Processes and Goals
1992 0-7734-9976-8
Using methods from the study of the history of consciousness, this study analyzes symbols such as "philosophy," "participation," and the various images Boethius employs to describe his intellectual process and goal. Its triple argument -- from its internal symbols, from sympathetic readers, and from opponents -- confirms the arguments for the meaning of the Consolation as the attempt of a Christian thinker to avail himself of philosophical thinking as a divine gift in which his own mind participated. It offers to medieval scholarship patterns of analysis which illuminate the patterns of medieval consciousness, and the shift to early modern ways of seeing and thinking. Crosses fields (history, philosophy, theology, literature) and periods (late antique to early modern), and relies on interpretive methodology.

Constructive Postmodern Perspective on Self and Community From Atomism to Holism
1994 0-7734-9075-2
Argues that a kind of thinking which this study calls "atomistic" has come to predominate in western culture, and describes four assumptions of modernism: atomism, foundationalism, dominionism, and "Mind as Reason". Traces the origins of these ideas and their implications, and then describes a transition from atomism to holism and the increasing emphasis on relational thinking in a number of areas, from politics to science and ethics.

Contributions by Women to Early American Philosophy: Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray
2009 0-7734-4685-0
This text argues for a more comprehensive history of early American philosophy than has previously been available by focusing on three seventeenth and eighteenth century American women philosophers—Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray —and comparing their philosophical views with those of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Contributions by Women to Nineteenth Century American Philosophy
2012 0-7734-2554-3
A revisionist monograph places women philosophers inside the mainstream of American philosophy in the 19th century.

Contributions of Gabriel Marcel to Philosophy. A Collection of Essays
1989 0-88946-346-8
Articles by the best Marcel scholars in America attempt to capture Marcellian thought never before treated in literature.

Contributions of Walter J. Ong to the Study of Rhetoric: History and Metaphor
1995 0-7734-2277-3
This volume examines two of Ong's contributions to the study of rhetoric: history and metaphor. His definitive work on Peter Ramus (1515-1572) filled a large gap in the history of rhetoric and established Ramus' work as a pivotal force in the division of the five parts of classical rhetoric. By using "interfaces of the word" as a metaphor for modern rhetoric, Ong reestablished the discipline of rhetoric as essential in all knowledge and communication. The study examines his work on Peter Ramus and analyzes Ong's book Interfaces of the Word and how the metaphor evolved in Ong's early, middle, and late work. Ong's work culminates in a paradigm of human history and consciousness: primary orality, writing, print, and secondary orality, and how rhetoric operates at each interface of these phenomena.

Creating a Global Dialogue on Value Inquiry. Papers From the XXII World Congress of Philosophy (Rethinking Philosophy Today)
2009 0-7734-4702-4
This work examines the range of work in which value theorists are engaging in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The essays illustrate the ways in which value theorists from different parts of the world draw on an increasingly broad range of intellectual thought, including Chinese, European and African traditions.

Creation, Nature and Political Order in the Philosophy of Michael Foster (1903-1959)
1993 0-7734-9207-0
The present volume fills a gap in scholarship in three ways. First, it provides the reader with a concise introduction to Foster's life and thought, by means of a biographical essay and a complete bibliography of Foster's published work. Second, it contains unabridged reprints of the seven Foster articles (including the classic Mind trio) which are most concerned with the relations between religion and science. Third, and perhaps most important, it contains a number of responses to Foster by contemporary scholars representing a wide range of academic disciplines and theological persuasions. Stanley Jaki, Francis Oakley and others have contributed lively critiques and further theoretical explorations, stimulated by Foster, concerning nature, creation, science, Christianity, and modernity. This volume is an absolute prerequisite for all further work on Foster. It also makes a vital contribution to the areas of theology, philosophy, and intellectual history, especially regarding the concepts of `creation' and `nature', two notions which have become increasingly important to serious philosophical and religious discourse about the human situation today.

Critical Appraisal of Sir Isaiah Berlin's Political Philosophy
1989 0-88946-105-8
A defect in Berlin's moral theory of "pluralism" is shown to undermine his defense of "negative liberty"; an alternative theory of moral reasoning, described as a "weak hierarchy of values," becomes the foundation for a theory of liberty that is neither negative nor positive but purposive. This thorough and critical appraisal of Berlin's thoughts on the nature of reality, of humanity, of values, and of politics and liberty describes Berlin's views _ one of this century's most compelling visions of life _ as unwaveringly modern and empiricist.

Critique and Social Transformation. Lessons From Antonio Gramsci, Mikhail Bakhtin and Raymond Williams
2009 0-7734-4778-4
This scholarly work is a project of historical-materialist critique of themes, theories, and arguments in contemporary cultural politics. It examines the contradictory actualities and potential of a class-conflicted world system from the radical perspectives of Antonio Gramsci, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Raymond Williams. It endeavors to forge a transformative praxis useful for understanding the current crisis of global capitalism.

Critique as a Modern Social Phenomenon. The Critical Society
2012 0-7734-4548-X
What are the origins and purposes of social critique? Rather than use critique as a mode of investigating social phenomenon, this book analyses critique as a social phenomenon. Critique is both constitutive of modernity and exceedingly diverse, and not only that but widely taken for granted in scholarly communities. Herein, the resources of historical sociology and anthropology are used in order to gain perspective on critique as something culturally specific to modernity. Based on this, I analyze critique as moving force in history, part of the dynamic of capitalism and consumerism, a recurring trope in the media from all any political positions, and finally as a common-place even of popular culture. Finally, I turn to some key literary writers who have explored critique as a social phenomenon within their work, thus providing a reflexive perspective on critique as a lived experience.

Deconstruction of Baudrillard. The “ Unexpected Reversibility” of Discourse
2005 0-7734-6057-8
Jean Baudrillard is one of the outstanding representatives both of French poststructuralism and postmodernism. Because of radical criticism it was not possible for him to establish a logically coherent theoretical system; the philosophical aspects of his work are specifically merged, therefore, into a critical asystematic fragmentarism, which is the subject of this work.

Eastern Peripathetism
1999 0-7734-3227-2
Presents original conceptions of formation and development of eastern Aristotelianism, which developed the philosophical traditions of antiquity in the medieval ‘theology-oriented” society of the Moslem East. The author gives a conceptual analysis of the philosophical doctrines of the prominent Arab thinkers: Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes).

In Russian.

Empirical Evidence for the Non-Material Nature of Consciousness
2004 0-7734-6557-X
A challenging work that founds a theory of knowledge on the mathematical insights of Kurt Gödel and Roger Penrose. This is a study on the dual (material and non-material) nature of consciousness. It is an answer to the tremendous problems materialism faces when trying to define consciousness, a recent phenomenon called the ‘incompleteness’ of sciences, and the philosophical urge to unify common-sense causality and quantum causality. The study also treats four examples of incompleteness (mathematics, physics, biology, and ethology) and shows that only the postulate of a non-material human mind can account for these empirical data.

English Edition of Bruno Bauer’s 1843 Christianity Exposed. A Recollection of the Eighteenth Century and a Contribution to the Crisis of the Nineteenth Century
2002 0-7734-7183-9
Bruno Bauer wrote scores of scholarly books which were widely quoted. He was a mentor to Marx and an elder mentor to Nietzsche, and his controversial theology impelled the Prussian government to ban him from lecturing. This remarkable work, first banned, and then ignored contains historical clues into the temper of the time. He advanced Hegel’s theological phenomenology, especially with his treatment of the moment of transition from Stoicism to Christianity.

Errol E. Harris. Oxford Writings 1931-1933. Origins of an Idealist World View
2017 1-4955-0538-3
This edition of two hitherto unpublished writings of Prof. Errol E. Harris (1908-2009). The first is an essay criticizing Benedetto Croce’s understanding of the 19th century German philosopher, G.W.F. Hegel. The second writing is a thesis, composed over a two-year period. In it Harris treats the question of how the finite human mind is able to grasp in thought the whole of the university of which it (the mind) is a part or member. The book also has a wonderful foreword by Professor James Connelly indicating its relevance to the current renaissance of idealism in England.

Essays in Philosophical Zoology. The Living Form and the Seeing Eye
1991 0-88946-323-9
This manuscript is of interest not only to philosophers but also to marine biologists, students of natural history, those involved in the life sciences, zoologists, zoo managers, wildlife preservationists, and ethicists. With interpretive essay.

Essays on Heidegger and European Philosophy. Meridian of Thinking
2003 0-7734-7022-0
Vaughan carefully explains the essential Heidegger concepts regarding historicity, language, truth, freedom, world, and art. Devotees of Heidegger may at last discover a measure of clarity in Vaughan’s exposition of Heidegger's corpus.

Evil, God, the Greater Good and Rights
2007 0-7734-5414-4
This study examines key thinkers who have offered influential accounts of the implications of specific belief about the nature of reality, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Locke and Nietzsche. It also addresses interpretations of these accounts by influential figures with the social sciences such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, John Dewey, Frederick Hayek, John Rawls, H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Hannah Arendt, Zigmunt Bauman and Richard Rorty. The aim throughout is to highlight the centrality of past and present ‘metaphysics’ to present day debates about moral community, jurisprudence, human rights and the relationship between the individual and collective good.

Existence of God Essays. From the Basic Issues Forum
1989 0-88946-339-5
Essayists' intercultural, interdisciplinary responses to the issue "The Existence of God" proposed by the Basic Issues Forum of Washington and Jefferson College. Essays include such topics as "Is `Existence' a Desirable Attribute of a Real God?" by Robert F. Streetman, "Jungian Archetypes and the Transcendent Image" by Nancy Tenfelde Clasby, "The Universe as `Controlled Accident'" by Conrad Hyers, and "The Ethics of Unbelief: Philosophy, Responsibility, and the `Ratio Anselmi'" by G. Scott Davis.

Expanding Universe. An Introduction to Philosophy
1993 0-7734-1933-0
A new and accessible anthology designed to introduce students to some of the central issues of philosophy, including the nature of philosophy, perception and knowledge of the external world, as well as the relationship between mind and body.

Explaining the Growth of Scientific Knowledge Metaphors, Models, and Meanings
1997 0-7734-8721-2
This study explains scientific progress through analogical cross-fertilization of ideas between distinct physical systems. In many cases progress can be generated from a radically new juxtaposition of apparently incongruous physical systems, producing original horizons of intellectual vision. The work will be of interest to philosophers who examine issues related to the study of metaphor and analogy, and those who study the conditions and limits of scientific knowledge, the relationship between instrumental findings and theoretical progress, and the realism/antirealism debate.

Exploring the Work of Leonardo Da Vinci within the Context of Contemporary Philosphical Thought and Art
2003 0-7734-6564-2
This study explores the work of Leonardo da Vinci with the aim of developing a concept of creative production, It argues that the conditions of a truly creative practice require an imaginative re-working of the real so that new and unforeseen realities can emerge. Studying Leonardo’s notebooks and sketches, where a cross-pollination of theory and practice abounds, it shows that creativity is critical power that operates in between the real and ideal, confounding the clear-cut distinction between them.

Faith and Philosophy in the Writings of Paul Ricoeur
1991 0-88946-737-4
A comprehensive introduction to Ricoeur, including full background information on all areas of his work and a bibliography. Includes chapters on: The Human Questions; The Challenge of Faith; The Christian Tradition; The Crisis of Society; A Theory of Symbol; Biblical Research; Ricoeur, Language, and Interpretation Theory.

Foundational Problems in Philosophy
2006 0-7734-5587-6
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.

Freedom, Dharma, and Rights
1993 0-7734-9363-8
Essays in this volume were selected from those presented at the ninth international social philosophy conference held in Dec.1991 at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. The conference brought together thinkers from sixteen countries, discussing basic rights and the corresponding responsibilities that living in social communities involves. The conference was an especially valuable occasion for Westerners, who tend to think primarily in a "rights" mode, to discuss social issues with Indians, whose moral thinking tends to commence from the concept of "dharma" (duty or obligation). The papers here were chosen to be of the widest interest to readers, and to represent as much diversity of thought as possible.

Freedom, Equality, and Social Change Issues in Contemporary Social Philosophy
1989 0-88946-103-1
Thirty-two essayists provide scholarly insight and opportunities for constructive dialogue on social philosophical theory regarding freedom, equality, and social change. Social Philosophy Today No. 2

From the Polarizing Mind Set to Productive Discussion of Public Policy and Intercultural and Interfaith Relations
2003 0-7734-6589-8
This volume challenges readers to confront constructively the greatest threat to the long-term well-being of society - polarization and fragmentation.

Genealogy of Our Present Moral Disarray. An Essay in Comparative Philosophy
2000 0-7734-7800-0
This monograph examines the origins of modern and modernist moral confusion, deterioration of the Judeo-Christian values and contemporary boundaries between Right and Wrong, tracing the ethical shift to the ideas of Hobbes and Bentham, the peculiar universes of Schopenhauer and Dostoevsky, the new religion of Tolstoy and the destroyed God of Nietzsche, ending with the psychoanalytical commandments of Freud and the mire of sexual identity of Foucault and Paglia. It is a contribution to the history of ideas and represents an anatomy of modern ethics as wells a critique of modern and postmodern philosophy. It also deals with the moral irresponsibility of the thinkers whose casual experimentation with values and ideas about human relationships has brought onto the pathway of moral confusion.

George Grant's Platonic Rejoinder to Heidegger. A Contemporary Political Philosophy and the Question of Technology
1987 0-88946-715-3
The author provides an in-depth study of the Canadian philosopher's development and contribution to both the philosophical and political implications of contemporary technology. The work examines the relationship of technology and humanism as it encounters civilization and ethics.

God, Immortality and Freedom of the Will According to the Church Fathers
2006 0-7734-5640-6
The purpose of this study is to offer the “philosophy” of the Greek and Latin Fathers without the parochial biases of Western scholarship. From the Latin Middle Ages, when the Masters or Scholastics ruled the intellectual world of the occident, until the present day, the work of the Fathers has been characterized as a synthesis of Christian and Hellenic thought, not unlike the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas, a synthesis anticipated by Augustine of Hippo, who, along with several other famous Christian writers (Tatian, Clement and Origen of Alexandria, Tertullian, etc.) cannot be numbered among the Fathers without negating the consensus patrum. In other words, we must look upon the Greek and Latin Fathers as holy men, sharing a common faith, fellows of the same theological tradition, witnesses to, not creators of, “the Faith once delivered to the saints.” To demonstrate this thesis, this book examines not only the patristic conception of philosophy, but also its treatment of those three grand philosophical problems (if we may believe Immanuel Kant) in terms of their “philosophy”: God, immortality and freedom of the will. This work will appeal to scholars of church history and patrology.

Heidegger on Heraclitus. A New Reading
1987 0-88946-305-0
The authors present Heraclitus as Heidegger read him and offers an acount of the discussion generated by this newly discovered Heraclitus.

Heideggerian Phenomenological Investigation of Money
2002 0-7734-7329-7
This manuscript contributes to the areas of phenomenological research, Heidegger studies, and studies in the philosophy of money. It applies Heidegger’s phenomenological method (as spelled out in Being and Time and The Basic Problems of Phenomenology) to evolve a challenging perspective on the importance of money and the traditional philosophical question of value.

Herman Dooyeweerd and Eric Voegelin. A Comparative Study
2005 0-7734-6119-1
This study provides an introduction to two of the twentieth century’s most significant philosophers, Herman Dooyeweerd and Eric Voegelin. Dooyeweerd and Voegelin provided a new, deeper understanding of history and philosophy. They were early interpreters of the crisis of modern humanism, exposing its contradictions and uncovering its fundamental, spiritual problems. They both re-described philosophy itself as depending upon something deeper than human autonomy.



Hermeneutical Studies- Dilthey, Sophocles, and Plato
1990 0-88946-370-0
Represents a series of hermeneutic studies unified by two main concerns: to sort out and reconcile the varying claims of the text and the interpreter's perspective, and to urge reorientation of hermeneutic inquiry.

Hidden Doctrine of Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed. Philosophical and Religious God-Language in Tension
1988 0-88946-253-4
Reveals the "hidden doctrine" of Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed by viewing it as a parable and exploring the means by which Maimonides both concealed and revealed his meaning.

History of the Quest for Philosophical Clarity from Descartes to Wittgenstein, “We Can Only Understand What We Ourselves Have Made”
2011 0-7734-1563-7
This work examines the philosophical positions of the canonical thinkers of the Western tradition from Descartes to Wittgenstein. It argues that philosophical discourse becomes confused whenever it has no explicit semantic basis.

How Memory Shapes Narratives. A Philosophical Essay on Redeeming the Past
1992 0-7734-9575-4
This is an original exploration of how the narratives people construct as they go about everyday living are shaped by certain limitations and regular patterns at work in individual memory. The book draws on themes in Walter Ong's analysis of memory and orality. It also explores the relations between memory aids/supports and memory itself. The recognition of records as playing a role in memory adds a collective dimension and raises questions about the nature of historical truth. The ethical theme is based on the thesis that the past can be redeemed or changed not just on the level of narrative but also on the level of additional actions that can be related to prior actions in such a way as to justify a new narration of the events taken together.

How War Makes Politics Impossible
2007 0-7734-5378-4
This book provides an English translation of philosopher Heimo Hofmeister’s book, Der Wille zum Krieg, oder die Ohnmacht der Politik, which traces the connection between war and the individual or group awareness of differences among ‘others’ which leads to inevitable and serious disagreement. Analyzing the relations of strength, force and power on the one hand and state, politics and war on the other, Hofmeister shows that while conflict is inevitable, war is not. Ironically, the same diversity that exists among humanity and the conflicts that arise from the awareness of such are just as much the foundation of harmony, friendship and love as they are that of war and hate.

Human Rights Freedom, Justice, and Equality
1992 0-7734-9483-9
A thoroughgoing categorical objectivism is presented and defended, which is still articulate enough to declare roots and methods in liberal tradition, analytical philosophy, as well as in Hegelian dialectic. Produces a consistent argument, uniting a diverse philosophical heritage while maintaining political integrity. This is a first rate study by a mature philosopher, and should gain standard stature.

Idea of a Reason for Acting. A Philosophical Argument
1989 0-88946-344-1
Examines a series of defenses of the view that there can be no reasons for acting which are not connected to the agent's motives. The author argues that all such accounts fail owing to a failure to distinguish deliberation from the explanation of the action.

Indoctrination and Self-Deception or Free and Critical Thought?
2001 0-7734-7407-2
This work is centered on three levels. First, it illustrates the contemporary pervasiveness of indoctrination and ideology. Second, it correlates the successful resistance to them with the intensity by which persons affirm not simply ideas, but experiences of self, freedom, love and critical thinking. Third, its approach, which is philosophical, differs from conventional studies by creatively examining the affective and ‘conversational’ dynamics.

Inquiries Into Values. The Inaugural Session of the International Society for Value Inquiry
1992 0-88946-338-7
Fifty-five essays by eminent contemporary philosophers on such topics as "The Devaluation of Value," "The Rationality of Pleasure-Seeking Animals," "Goethe's Moral Thinking," "The Second Death of Jean-Paul Sartre," "The Significance of Human Life after Auschwitz," and "What Can You Do with Art?" Complete with an appendix giving the history of the American Society for Value Inquiry and two additional appendices.

Integrated Psychological and Philosophical Approach to Justice Equity and Desert
2001 0-7734-7406-4
The first part of this volume critically reviews modern philosophical approaches to justice, charts the rise and fall of equity theory in psychology, and describes the conceptual turmoil that has resulted since its decline. The second part of the book argues that by combining the results of modern psychological research into justice and sociobiology with our knowledge of the ancient philosophical traditions of justice, and tracing some of the historical development of these traditions, it is possible to define fundamental, unifying, core principles of justice, and to gain a unique insight into the roots of problems that now confront theorists and researchers. It is not only a unique treatise on the nature of justice, it also serves as a valuable integrated interdisciplinary reference source in an otherwise fragmented area.

Investigations in European Philosophy. A Translation of Heimo Hofmeister’s Philosophisch Denken
2005 0-7734-6268-6
One of the most significant figures in contemporary German philosophy and ethics, Heimo Hofmeister has recently published landmark works in medical ethics and the nature of warfare. A Russian translation of this book has already been published in 2000 and a second edition in German came out at the same time, and is almost sold out. This is the much awaited, first English translation of Dr. Heimo Hofmeister’s groundbreaking work.

Isaac Newton's Philosophy of Sacred Space and Sacred Time
2007 0-7734-5406-3
This book provides an analysis of the concepts of space and time in the thought and writings of Sir Isaac Newton, attempting to illustrate his portrayal of both of these as sacred, not merely material entities. This book offers an interesting contribution to current debates concerning the relationship between science and religion, and will appeal to those who study the philosophy of religion, theology, and the history of science.

Josiah Royce's Proposal How to Establish World Peace Using Business Rather Than International Law. An Alternative to Immanuel Kant's Perpetual Peace
2017 1-4955-0553-7
The focus of this monograph is Josiah Royce's imaginative proposal to preserve world peace by the virtue of international insurance. It offers possible reasons for his choice of insurance as an instrument of peace. Using World War One as a catalyst, Josiah Royce attempted to combine the art of statistics with the precepts of insurance to craft a scheme for international peace.

Judah Abrabanel's Philosophy of Love and Kabbalah
2012 0-7734-3054-7
This book shows how Judah Abrabanel’s writings are philosophical, and not merely religious. It examines the Renaissance belief that Love should know more than Wisdom, which is something Abrabanel taught. The ultimate mystical union with God for Abrabanel is beneficence towards one’s fellow human beings. His view is that love is the affirmation of both God and human individual experience. Knowledge of man and God are both dependent upon the experience of love.

Le Bizarre and le Decousu in the Novels and Theoretical Works of Denis Diderot. How the Idea of Marginality Originated in Eighteenth Century France
2009 0-7734-4663-X
This book examines the background of our modern concept of marginality by focusing on Diderot’s materialist philosophy and his search for the origins of genius, and locating it within the French Enlightenment quest for truth.

Le Vertige du Vide - Huysmans, Céline, Sartre
2000 0-7734-7772-1
This study deals with the notions of the sordid and nihilism and explores their rapport with the works of Huysmans, Céline, and Sartre. This study argues that the three writers are lined in their philosophical or spiritual quest, and aims at demonstrating that the sordid is used as a metaphor to describe the trauma that modern times inflict on modern man. In French.

Life and Thought of Siger of Brabant, Thirteenth Century Parisian Philosopher. An Examination of His Views on the Relationship of Philosophy and Theology
1998 0-7734-8477-9
This study represents the first in-depth reexamination in any language for over twenty years of the life and works of Siger of Brabant. Siger might well be described as the first academic scholar to oppose the claims of the Church hierarchy for total overall control of intellectual study and teaching. Initially, he saw his teaching role as explaining the position of the so-called authorities in the area of philosophy. Subsequently, as one of the very few academics of this time who did not move on to Theology, Medicine or Law, he fought for the independence of his faculty and his domain of academic investigation without direct external interference. This brought him into conflict with the Church authorities, leading to his citation in 1277 for alleged heresy, followed by exile and death in Italy.

Logos and Language in the Philosophy of Plotinus
1991 0-88946-288-7
Examines how Plotinus relates language not only to philosophical reasoning, but to noesis, the intuitive and comprehensive act of intellection, and how he relates language to Union with the One, a union "beyond speech and beyond noesis."

Menace of the Sublime to the Individual Self in Kant, Schiller and Coleridge the Disintegration of Identity in Romanticism
1996 0-7734-8752-2
Exploring theories of the sublime from Neoclassicism to the Postmodern, this study questions the widely-accepted view of the sublime as an aesthetics that glorifies the self. It argues that the aesthetics of terror that pervaded 18th and early 19th-century Europe was part of a generic movement toward the dissipation of the unity underwriting conventional concepts of identity. Closely analyzing the divisiveness underlying the sublime in Burke's Enquiry, Kant's third Critique, Schiller's ten years of aesthetic essay, and Coleridge's scattered aesthetic writings, the study moves beyond such leading scholars of the sublime as Thomas Weiskel, Frances Ferguson, Jean-François Lyotard, and Neil Hertz, offering a perspective on the sublime that breaks new ground in our understanding of romantic identity and its relation to the postmodern self.

Michael Polanyi’s Philosophy of Science
2001 0-7734-7465-X
This is a study of Polanyi’s theory of tacit knowledge, specifically his description of its nature, structure and function, and the all-important post critical framework which gives rise to it. it is an excellent orientation for those unfamiliar with Polanyi’s work, and of essential value for students of Polanyi’s thought.

Michel Foucault and the Freedom of Thought. Thinking Otherwise between Knowledge, Power and Self
2001 0-7734-7573-7
This volume offers a map of the underlying movements of Foucault’s thought. Detailed and comprehensive, it demonstrates that Foucault is a philosopher of complex spaces, territories and architectures of thought across the range of his work, and includes analyses of lesser known texts (Magritte, Pierre Riviere, Brisset) that are hardly mentioned in the secondary literature. It also presents new and original readings of his major texts that will interest a wide audience. The primary sense, direction, and force of Foucault’s thought is shown to reside in the connections established between a new conception of space-time and freedom, an open system of relations that shows how he thinks the ‘present’ differently, designating this effort the ‘thought from Outside’. This is the freedom of thought in Foucault – a potentially dangerous or joyful yet necessarily endless effort to connect and reconnect with the Outside that is uniquely Foucauldian.

Modern Technology in the Heideggerian Perspective, Vol. 1
1995 0-88946-345-X
A groundbreaking study, containing a landmark inquiry into structural coherences pervading Heidegger's thinking. This two volume work provides current Heidegger-scholarship with invaluable resources for considering the multi-faceted discourses and themes that are strewn along Heidegger's path to thinking.

Modern Technology in the Heideggerian Perspective, Vol. 2
1995 0-88946-269-0
A groundbreaking study, containing a landmark inquiry into structural coherences pervading Heidegger's thinking.

Montesquieu’s Vision of Uncertainty and Modernity in Political Philosophy
1999 0-7734-7976-7
The text considers Montesquieu as a thinker within a broad historical, social and philosophical context. As such the text is both about Montesquieu and uses Montesquieu to consider a range of broader issues. In particular the text focuses on questions of philosophical certainty and uncertainty and relates Montesquieu's work to historical, literary and social changes. This approach not only provides a wide ranging and multifaceted analysis of Montesquieu but also provides his work with a significant contemporary relevance .

Noetical Theory of Gabriel Vasquez, Jesuit Philosopher and Theologian (1549-1604)
1999 0-7734-7888-4
This study deals with the place Vasquez gives to the objective concept in its relation to the external word (speech), to truth (judgment), to knowledge (human cognition), and to being (reality). The crux of the matter lies in the relation which the objective concept of a thing has to the thing in itself. His teaching of the objective concept was opposed by his contemporary, John of St. Thomas. In this century, Jacques Maritain in his work Reflexions sur l’intelligence et sa vie propre, sees it as the source of the idealism of succeeding eras. “There are hardly any English publications on Vasquez to date. Prof. Lapierre’s work is filling a gap; therefore, it is a must for any library in the English speaking world interested in medieval studies.” – Tibor Horvath

On Understanding Works of Art. An Essay in Philosophical Aesthetics
1986 0-88946-326-3
Presents a theory of art according to which artworks represent kinds of experiences; also provides a philosophical understanding of the distinct peculiarities inherent in the experiencing of art.

Our Culture Left or Right. Littérateurs Confront Nihilism
1992 0-7734-9171-6
Considers the effects of moral relativism on the writings of prominent authors in the fields of literature, foreign policy, economics, social policy, education, philosophy, and theology. Discusses the relevance of the political regime of modern democracy and the intellectual regime of modern science to the pervasive influence of moral relativism in our culture.

Peter of Ailly and the Harvest of Fourteenth Century Philosophy
1989 0-88946-307-7
Describes the state of philosophy at the end of the fourteenth century by examining the teaching of Peter of Ailly (1370-1420), who used the theological teaching of God's omnipotence to remove certainty concerning the physical order, the moral order, and the supernatural order.

Philosophical and Legal Concept of War
1994 0-7734-9256-9
This book demonstrates that, under contemporary principles of international law, war is an illegal institution in the international relations between States. War myths and fallacious doctrines meant to show the necessity of war are refuted and their falsehood and absurdity demonstrated. Also, it is established that the distinguished philosophers, political and social thinkers as well as statesmen, Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, consider war as a calamity or as a crime. All the documents concerning war from the establishment of the League of Nations to September 30, 1992 are also analyzed.

Philosophical Mathematics of Isaac Barrow (1630-1677). Conserving the Ancient Greek Geometry of the Euclidean School
2009 0-7734-4772-5
Isaac Barrow largely responsible for that preservation and promulgation of the Euclidean tradition which, on the one hand, invigorated the physical science and mathematics of Newton and others, and on the other hand, allowed for an ongoing engagement with classical Greek mathematics, which continues down to the present day. Barrow’s philosophy of mathematics remains relevant to many key issues still at the forefront of modern philosophies of mathematics.

Philosophical Meditations of a Serbian Poet
2017 978-1-4955-0514-0
Author explores the possibilities of expressing existential experiences of poets and philosophers since ancient times. This collection of essays reviews the original poetic and philosophical views recognized as an alternative to more reductive views such as naturalism or relativistic doctrines found in a postmodern world.

Philosophical Study of the Criteria for Responsibility Ascriptions. Responsibility and Personal Interactions
1990 0-88946-786-2
Explores the interpersonal basis of the practice of responsibility ascriptions. Formulates a clear and precise set of criteria for responsibility ascriptions. Demonstrates how the proposed criteria help to solve all the key problems connected with responsibility in moral and legal philosophy. Chapters include "Personal Attitudes, Personal Interactions, and the Practice of Responsibility Ascriptions," "Is It Irrational to Hold People Responsible for Their Behavior?" "Forced to Behave in Spite of Oneself," "Culpable and Non-Culpable Ignorance," and "Mental Abnormality and Responsibility."

Philosophy and Ethics of the Virasaiva Community
2003 0-7734-6734-3
This important book presents the quintessence of the Virasaiva philosophy as revealed in the dialogues of the Virasaiva philosophers and revolutionary mystics of the twelfth century. These spiritually stimulating and intellectually challenging discourses are reminiscent of the Dialogues of Plato. Virasaiva thinkers proclaimed and practiced a monotheistic ideal, and values associated with human rights, gender equality, liberty and fraternity, a strong work ethic, social justice, community service, cultural diversity, non-violence, environmental protection and sustainable development. This landmark volume is an indispensable authoritative resource for scholars and educated readers interested in religion, philosophy, and culture.

Philosophy of Panayot Butchvarov. A Collegial Evaluation
2005 0-7734-6108-6
This anthology consists of twelve essays concerning the thought of University of Iowa Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Panayot Butchvarov, together with his comments on each. Butchvarov’s work reveals extraordinary breadth and depth, running the gamut of metaphysics (including proto-ontology), epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. Unusual for contemporary philosophers, he is sympathetic both to continental phenomenology and existentialism and also to British-American analytical philosophy. Highly eclectic, he draws upon the views of Descartes, Hume, Kant, Meinong, Moore, Wittgenstein (both “early” and “later”), and Sartre as well as other classical and contemporary thinkers, but at the same time he is quite original, setting forth and defending a range of bold, often controversial, theses on identity, existence, reality, knowledge, language, mind, consciousness, goodness, and universals.

Philosophy of Religion in Kierkegaard's Writings
1995 0-7734-9591-6
This volume emphasizes the unity of philosophical outlook and coherence of thought in Kierkegaard's writings. Sketches the development of his thinking on the nature of faith, and identifies the decisive influences on him. Linguistic analysis clarifies his paradoxical theses concerning faith and uncertainty, and his importance, under six heads: (i) faith is not proof; (ii) rebuttal of rationalism; (iii) rebuttal of the empirical error; (iv) religious faith is the answer to a limiting question; (v) the insistence on the inclusion of the person; and (vi) the clue to the meaningfulness of religion.

Philosophy of Robert Holcot, Fourteenth Century Skeptic
1993 0-7734-9306-9
From 1300 to 1520 perhaps the most pervasive of philosophical and theological doctrines dealt with the applications of the notion of divine absolute power. Robert Holcot applied this notion to every aspect of his thought: secondary causality, divine foreknowledge, revelation, predestination, moral law, grace, merit, beatitude, and the Incarnation. The final chapters show the extent of Holcot's influence and attack his whole enterprise. An appendix transcribes seven of Holcot's quodlibetal questions, which are used to supplement the study of his printed works.

Philosophy of Sir William Mitchell (1861-1962)
2003 0-7734-6733-5
This study argues that Mitchell’s work is surprisingly relevant to current concerns among cognitive scientists and philosophers of mind. He wrote on issues that are only today being discussed by philosophers and psychologists under the auspices of ‘cognitive science.’ His major work Structure and Growth of the Mind (MacMillan, 1907) is a major treatise on philosophical psychology. Most worthy of note, Mitchell seems to have anticipated the claims of the ‘new mysterians’ and their emphasis on subjective experience. He also seemed to have prefigured themes associated with perceptual plasticity, developmental accounts of modularity, and connectionism.

Picture Theory of Language. A Philosophical Investigation into the Genesis of Meaning
2009 0-7734-4829-2
This work is intended to challenge Frege’s Begriffsschrift as the foundation of philosophical work which either uses formal methods or is inspired by them. Whilst it is emphatically not a work of Wittgensteinian scholarship, it attempts the synthesis of the antithetical ideas associated with Wittgenstein, (1) the Picture-Theory, and (2) the language-game conceived as the ultimate level of explanation.

Poverty and the Human Condition. A Philosophical Inquiry
1990 0-88946-273-9
The first full-scale philosophical investigation into the meaning of poverty. A conceptual and phenomenological analysis of poverty, undertaken (1) to pose poverty as a philosophical problem in the context of a philosophy of human existence, and (2) to analyze the conceptual framework in which poverty is interpreted in other disciplines.

Questioning Time - A Philosophical Experiment
1996 0-7734-8775-1
Peter Barnett has spent much of his philosophical career exploring alternatives to discursive argument as a means of philosophical communication. He has used diagrams, grids, sculpture, games, and practical jokes, in addition to the technique of sustained questioning.

Re-Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy- Mill on Hamilton
1991 0-7734-9940-7
In his Examination of Sir Wm. Hamilton's Philosophy, John Stuart Mill criticized Hamilton's thought as a "tissue of inconsistencies." Ouren examines Mill's criticisms in detail, examining how Mill misinterpreted Hamilton. He also chronicles the decline and fall of Hamilton's reputation and discusses his relationship to the Scottish School of Philosophy, especially Reid. He criticizes the "Oil/Water" thesis that Hamilton is merely an unstable mixture of Reid and Kant, stressing the importance of Aristotle and scholasticism for Hamilton's thought.

Reading the Rhetoric of Revenge From Jacobean Drama to Milton
2002 0-7734-6856-0
Studies early 17th century dramatic themes, characters, and rhetoric in relation to recent advances made in understanding Milton, Machiavelli, and political theory in general as it developed after Elizabeth I’s death. It provides a vital and long-neglected connection between the revenge drama so popular after Elizabeth’s death and the political atmosphere of dissent that led to Charles I’s beheading.

Reason and Feeling in Hume's Action Theory and Moral Philosophy. Hume's Reasonable Passion
1998 0-7734-8282-2
Based upon a study of arguments in the Treatise and the Enquiry, this work proposes a theory of motivation and of the making of moral judgments which is Humean in two important ways: it defends (1) Hume's anti-rationalist claim that reason alone cannot either motivate action or lead to the making of moral judgment, and (2) Hume's 'sentimentalist' claim that feeling is always essentially involved in both.

Rehabilitation of the Body as a Means of Knowing in Pascal’s Philosophy of Experience
2009 0-7734-9796-X
Attempts to read the Philosophic tradition into the Pensees of Pascal. Calls attention to the relevance of this largely ignored thinker to the traditional problematic of the relationship between body and soul.

Relationship of Man and Nature in the Modern Age. Dominion Over the Earth
1993 0-7734-9273-9
The essays in this book make a unique contribution to the global concern about the effects of man and technology on the environment. They explore patterns of thinking and perception in Western society that form the basis of prevailing attitudes to self, nature, the world, and the way science and technology are used to gain control and to dominate.

Reprint Edition of the Principles of Politics by Arthur Ritchie Lord
2006 0-7734-5591-4
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.

Role of Art in the Construction of Personal Identity. Toward a Phenomenology of Aesthetic Self-Consciousness
2012 0-7734-3929-3
Loewen looks at the ways art can preserve the self as an archived project. Does art reflect personal growth and can one’s view on it change over time? Why do people identify with particular works of art and not others? The pertinent question in this book is how art reflects the personal identity of its creator and how responses to works of art can divulge information about the audience as well. Art can also serve to memorialize the changes that the self goes through while living. He also argues that artistic expression provides a forum for our truest selves to become represented.

Rousseau's Aesthetics of Feeling
2007 0-7734-5317-2
This study breaks new ground by focusing on the role of the arts in Rousseau’s novel, Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse, and through them demonstrates the underlying consistency of his thought. Although he never elaborated a formal aesthetic doctrine, Rousseau’s ideas on the arts provide the foundation for the novel and can be discerned therein. Moving between his theoretical and literary writings, this study reveals how Rousseau achieved his aesthetic and ethical goals, examining his alternation between the roles of censor and champion of the arts. This book contains 12 black and white photographs.

Samuel Pufendorf's on the Natural State of Men. The 1678 Latin Edition and English Translation, with Notes and an Introduction
1990 0-88946-299-2


Scientific Knowledge as a Cultural and Historical Process. The Cultural Prospects of Science
1993 0-7734-9865-6
Using the analytic tools of philosophy, methodology, culturology of science and applied philosophy, the author originates an approach enabling one to treat the process of the social and cultural determination of cognition in the unity of its synchronic and diachronic aspects; to justify the culturally produced types of scientific and theoretic activity in the process of its genesis; and to elucidate ways of knowledge-realization in meaningful forms of human vital activity as an intrinsic component of its development. This is the first philosophical book to present the ties of cognition and culture from the viewpoint of "man-world" relations and the first to outline the role of the personality in the process of knowledge application in society and culture.

Scotus vs. Ockham - A Medieval Dispute Over Universals. Texts Translated into English with Commentary (Volume 2)
1999 0-7734-8158-3


Scotus vs. Ockham - A Medieval Dispute Over Universals. Texts Translated into English with Commentary (Volume 1)
1999 0-7734-8156-7


Social Thought of Francis Bacon
1989 0-88946-313-1
Offers a fresh analysis of Bacon's ideas and a reassessment of their significance for understanding some fundamental features of modern life. Bacon is seen as an important source for grasping the practical and theoretical consequences of the modern harnessing of power to knowledge.

Sociological Critique of Theories of Cognitive Development. The Limitations of Piaget and Kohlberg
1990 0-88946-632-7
A sociological critique of cognitivism and developmentalism, this study begins with a critical examination of Kant's subjective turn and follows the course it has taken through Piaget's genetic structuralism, Kohlberg's justice reasoning, and Habermas' communicative ethics. The theoretical perspective adopted for this critique is a sociology of knowledge as contained in the works of Karl Marx, Karl Mannheim, and Georg Lukacs.

Studies in the Philosophy of Michel Foucault. A French Alternative to Anglo-Americanism
2010 0-7734-1324-3
This collection reminds the reader that Foucault was first and foremost a philosopher. The study focuses on the three principal aspects of Foucault’s work as Foucault himself acknowledged them to be namely, subjectivity, truth and power.

Synchronicity and Intellectual Intuition in Kant, Swedenborg and Jung
2000 0-7734-7593-1
Examines, for the first time, the filiation of a philosophical concept in relation to its use by the major 20th century thinker, C. G. Jung. It is a timely contribution to the history of the development of analytical psychology, as well as the ‘history of an idea’. It represents a new and substantial argument about the significance of Jung, placing him in an often-overlooked but vitally important intellectual context. It shows how Jung’s theory of synchronicity stems from a long and deep preoccupation with such central themes of German philosophy as the mind-body problem, the notion of intellectual intuition, and the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It contextualizes Jung’s misprisioning of Kant in terms of the modernist interest in mysticism and occultism.

Technology, Morality and Social Policy
1998 0-7734-8475-2
Essays from the 13th International Social Philosophy Conference.

Thomas Hill Green (1836-1882) and the Philosophical Foundations of Politics. An Internal Critique
1998 0-7734-8498-1


Thought and Social Engagement in the Mexican-American Philosophy of John H. Haddox. A Collection of Critical Appreciations
2010 0-7734-3836-X
This collection of essays was inspired or influenced by the seminal work of John Haddox in his 50 years working as a philosopher and activist at the University of Texas, El Paso. The book includes papers in Latin American and Mexican philosophy, philosophy and activism, and Native American thought.

Thought of Lucien Goldmann. A Critical Study
1996 0-7734-8742-5
This work provides the first comprehensive and detailed exposition of the entire oeuvre of the important 20th-century philosopher and social researcher, Lucien Goldmann. His entire range of study, including his writings on literature, political theory and philosophy, as well as his methodology, are examined and assessed in full.

Time and Duration. A Philosophical Study
1991 0-7734-9767-6
Keeling leads us to a view that our conventional idea of time is mistaken and that the true nature of what we misperceive as temporality is to be found in the nature of change. The work which was the last philosophical enterprise of his career constitutes only part of a more complete work which he had in mind. Keeling reviews our common views of time and finds that though in our everyday lives they are satisfactory enough, none of them are satisfactory as philosophical criteria. Keeling describes a world where the present, as the domain of change, is the only reality and the only place where action can occur. The successive renewal of presentness is the ultimate significance of what we believe in as time.

Towards a Theory of Relativity of Truth in Morality and Religion
1991 0-7734-9760-9
Argues for a model in which moral truth is presented as truth in the perspective of certain social commitments, while religious truth is interpreted as truth in the perspective of religious experience. Theorizes that relativity need not conflict with universality. Truth from the perspective of the outsider is, therefore, truth without qualification.

Translation of Alexandro Malaspina's Meditacion de lo Bella en la Naturaleza
2007 0-7734-5404-7
Alexandro Malaspina conducted the most ambitious scientific experiment of the eighteenth century, and wrote the Meditación in 1798, while imprisoned for sedition in the fortress of San Antón off La Coruña. His fall, precipitated by the reaction to the politico-economic recommendations he made to the Monarchy on the subject of colonial relations, led to the suppression of most of the results. This translation is an attempt to redress an intellectual injustice, the silencing of a mind at once broader and deeper than those of his most well-known counterparts. Malaspina’s main topics in this work are questions of aesthetics: does Beauty lie in the eye of the beholder? Is Beauty to be found in Art or in Nature? Does Beauty depend on Utility?

Translation of Works of Jules Lequyer. The Hornbeam Leaf, the Dialogue of the Predestinate and the Reprobate, Eugene and Theophilus
1998 0-7734-8366-7
Translated, Edited and With an Introduction by Donald Wayne Viney. The translator's Introduction provides a brief account of Lequyer's life and an orientation to his thought on the question of foreknowledge and human free will. The Hornbeam Leaf is a brief autobiographical reflection on Lequyer's first realization of the feeling of freedom. It is an impressionistic but vivid summary of the main themes of Lequyer's philosophy of freedom. The Dialogue of the Predestinate and the Reprobate is an imaginative, passionate, and philosophically informed discussion of the problem of human freedom and divine omniscience. Renouvier called it 'a dramatic metaphysical masterpiece, probably without equal in any literature.' Eugene and Theophilus summarizes Lequyer's views on freedom and foreknowledge.

Utopian thought of St. Thomas More and its development in Literature
1992 0-7734-9611-4
A major contribution to scholarship is the exploration of St. Thomas More's philosophy concerning the conflict of Reason and Power in Book I of Utopia, since most scholarly work has concentrated on Book II, the vision of the utopian society itself. The philosophical conflict between Reason and Power discussed by Thomas More is also the central problem in various utopian literary works setting forth Scientific, Humanistic, Collectivist, New Age, and Natural Utopias.

Walter Benjamin on Experience and History
1992 0-7734-9812-5
By focusing on the development of Benjamin's thinking since the beginning of his intellectual career, especially during the time he was under the direct influence of Kant's philosophy, we can grasp a fundamental notion -- experience. This concept, from Benjamin's mature work, is one of the central categories here. Also examined is his last work "On the Concept of History", one of the most tangled and complex pieces he ever wrote, devoted to the exploration of the question of concrete praxis. Therefore, diagnosis (as explored in his notions about experience) and praxis (as in the theses "On the Concept of History") stand as models for the elaboration of his social theories.

What is a Person? The Concept and the Implications for Ethics
1989 0-88946-140-6
Traces the philosophical, biological, and medical developments in the understanding and definition of personhood: from its beginnings in early Christian theology to an analysis of contemporary information, reports, and ethical evaluations.

What is the Self? A Philosophy of Psychology
2006 0-7734-5931-6
The studies presented here have a central point of departure: it is remarkable that we, as biological organisms in a social world, configure our lives in terms of selves. This work succeeds in bringing together different but related disciplines concerned with people and the histories and conditions of their lives.

What Makes a Society Political?: Four Philosophical Essays (soft cover)
2016 1-4955-0507-3


What Makes a Society Political?: Four Philosophical Essays (hard cover)
2016 1-4955-0571-5


Why and how secular society should accommodate Religion. A Philosophical Proposal
2010 0-7734-3811-4


Why Consciousness is Reality. A Philosophical Alternative to Materialism and Classical Dualism
2010 0-7734-1385-5
This work presents the plausible mind-body theories that connect bodily life with intentional thought and consciousness. It proposes a unified account of a world containing both thoughtful, conscious beings and 'mere' physical objects.

World of Stoical Discourse in Goethe’s novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften
1999 0-7734-7992-9
This study examines Goethe's interest in Stoical though and applies to his novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Using the concept of ‘Stoical discourse' which, it is argued is informed by Goethe's reception of Stoicism, a new and original view is offered of what is, by common consent, one of Goethe's most difficult works.