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Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn

Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn

1st Edition

Chad Engelland
March 05, 2019

Heidegger’s Shadow is an important contribution to the understanding of Heidegger’s ambivalent relation to transcendental philosophy. Its contention is that Heidegger recognizes the importance of transcendental philosophy as the necessary point of entry to his thought, but he nonetheless comes to...

Revolution and History in Walter Benjamin: A Conceptual Analysis

Revolution and History in Walter Benjamin: A Conceptual Analysis

1st Edition

Alison Ross
November 06, 2018

This book places Benjamin’s writing on revolution in the context of his conception of historical knowledge. The fundamental problem that faces any analysis of Benjamin’s approach to revolution is that he deploys notions that belong to the domain of individual experience. His theory of modernity...

Heidegger on Technology

Heidegger on Technology

1st Edition

Aaron James Wendland, Christopher Merwin, Christos Hadjioannou
September 04, 2018

This collection offers the first comprehensive and definitive account of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of technology. It does so through a detailed analysis of canonical texts and recently published primary sources on two crucial concepts in Heidegger’s later thought: Gelassenheit and Gestell....

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry

1st Edition

Robert H. Myers, Claudine Verheggen
August 14, 2018

According to many commentators, Davidson’s earlier work on philosophy of action and truth-theoretic semantics is the basis for his reputation, and his later forays into broader metaphysical and epistemological issues, and eventually into what became known as the triangulation argument, are much...

Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

1st Edition

Corey McCall, Nathan Ross
June 20, 2018

This collection features original essays that examine Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken together, the essays present the view that these two monumental figures of 20th-century philosophy were not simply philosophers who wrote about literature, but...

Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History and Defence of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement

Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History and Defence of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement

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Samuel Lebens
June 01, 2017

Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions offers the first book-length defence of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement (MRTJ). Although the theory was much maligned by Wittgenstein and ultimately rejected by Russell himself, Lebens shows that it provides a rich and insightful way to...

Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene

Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Vincent Blok
April 13, 2017

This book examines the work of Ernst Jünger and its effect on the development of Martin Heidegger’s influential philosophy of technology. Vincent Blok offers a unique treatment of Jünger’s philosophy and his conception of the age of technology, in which both world and man appear in terms of their...

The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

1st Edition

Nuno Venturinha
July 27, 2016

Sixty years after its first edition, there is an increasing consensus among scholars that the work posthumously published as Philosophical Investigations represents something that is far from a complete picture of Wittgenstein’s second book project. G.H. von Wright’s seminal research on the...

The Early Wittgenstein on Metaphysics, Natural Science, Language and Value

The Early Wittgenstein on Metaphysics, Natural Science, Language and Value

1st Edition

Chon Tejedor
July 27, 2016

This book advances a reading of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus that moves beyond the main interpretative options of the New Wittgenstein debate. It covers Wittgenstein’s approach to language and logic, as well as other areas unduly neglected in the literature, such as his treatment of metaphysics, the...

Walter Benjamin's Concept of the Image

Walter Benjamin's Concept of the Image

1st Edition

Alison Ross
May 31, 2016

In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,...

Modernism and the Language of Philosophy

Modernism and the Language of Philosophy

1st Edition

Anat Matar
August 11, 2015

Modernism can be characterised by the acute attention it gives to language, to its potential and its limitations. Philosophers, artists and literary critics working in the first third of the twentieth century emphasized language’s creative potential, but also stressed its inability to express...

Wittgenstein and Heidegger

Wittgenstein and Heidegger

1st Edition

David Egan, Stephen Reynolds, Aaron Wendland
July 22, 2015

Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger are arguably the two most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Their work not only reshaped the philosophical landscape, but also left its mark on other disciplines, including political science, theology, anthropology, ecology, mathematics,...

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