Roscoe, John 2011 0-7734-1563-7 292 pages 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.
Dykeman, Therese Boos 1993 0-7734-9266-6 404 pages 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.
Iorio, Dominick A. 1991 0-7734-9697-1 340 pages Aristotelian currents in Italian Renaissance philosophy are complex, distinctive, and significantly relevant to a complete history of philosophy for the period from the 14th to 17th centuries. Provides detailed expositions of some of the central philosophic portions of the most significant Aristotelian authors.
von Herrmann, Friedrich-Wilhelm 2008 0-7734-5131-5 232 pages 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.
MacNiven, Don 1987 0-88946-306-9 288 pages 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.
McDonnell, John J. 1992 0-7734-9649-1 144 pages This is an investigation into the ages long discussion about whether primary indivisible bodies exist, from Democritus in the fifth century BC, to John Dalton in 1802. Investigates Aristotle's opposition to the first and whether the Democritean atom is the same as the Daltonian atom.
O'Malley, Joseph J. 2017 1-4955-0538-3 316 pages This edition of two hitherto unpublished writings of Prof.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.
Van Heemst, David B. 2005 0-7734-6119-1 240 pages 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.
Kravitz, Leonard S. 1988 0-88946-253-4 285 pages 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.
Kennedy, Leonard A. 1989 0-88946-307-7 229 pages 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.
Kennedy, Leonard A. 1993 0-7734-9306-9 196 pages 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.
Ouren, Dallas 1991 0-7734-9940-7 224 pages 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.
Shaw, Daniel 1998 0-7734-8282-2 184 pages 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.
Yhap, Jennifer 2009 0-7734-9796-X 108 pages 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.
Sweet, William 2006 0-7734-5591-4 332 pages 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.
Timm, Tobias 2018 1-4955-0665-7 156 pages Dr. Timm unites two of the most engaging debates that are currently popular amongst Rorty scholars: what to make of the concept of experience after Rorty's linguistic turn and Rorty's awkward and contentious division between the public and private domains of life.
Brooks, Linda M. 1996 0-7734-8752-2 248 pages 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.
Kingston, F. Temple 1992 0-7734-9561-4 220 pages This study of Berkeley's metaphysics, with his insistence on the existence of God and importance of the human spirit, takes account not only of Berkeley's treatment of his contemporaries and English critics, but also of his great influence on contemporary French philosophers. The approach is not analytic but phenomenological.