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Translating Heidegger
Translating Heidegger
By Miles Groth

In Translating Heidegger, Groth points to mistranslations as the root cause of misunderstanding Heidegger. In this unique study, Groth examines the history of the first English translations of Heidegger’s works and reveals the elements of Heidegger’s philosophy of translation.

Published Aug 2017
The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ
The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ
By Ross Dealy

This original and provocative engagement with Erasmus’ work argues that the Dutch humanist discovered in classical Stoicism several principles which he developed into a paradigm-shifting application of Stoicism to Christianity.

Published Jan 2017
Mind, Body, Motion, Matter: Eighteenth-Century British and French Literary Perspectives
Mind, Body, Motion, Matter: Eighteenth-Century British and French Literary Perspectives
Edited by Mary Helen McMurran and Alison Conway

Mind, Body, Motion, Matter investigates the relationship between the eighteenth century’s two predominant approaches to the natural world in the works of leading British and French writers such as Daniel Defoe, William Hogarth, Laurence Sterne, the third Earl of Shaftesbury and Denis Diderot.

Published Mar 2016
Reconsidering C.B. MacPherson: From Possessive Individualism to Democratic Theory and Beyond
Reconsidering C.B. MacPherson: From Possessive Individualism to Democratic Theory and Beyond
By Phillip Hansen

This stimulating reappraisal illustrates the importance of Macpherson’s classic books, including The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism and Democratic Theory, and demonstrates how much his work has to offer to the future of political and social thought.

Published Nov 2015
Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire
Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire
By Clifford Ando

Lucid, insightful, and innovative, the essays in Roman Social Imaginaries constitute some of today’s most original thinking about the power of language in the ancient world.

Published Apr 2015
Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
By John Deely

The first full-scale demonstration of the centrality of the theory of signs to the history of philosophy and a new vantage point from which to review and reinterpret the development of intellectual culture at the threshold of globalization.

Published Oct 2011
Correspondance générale d'Helvétius, Volume V: Appendices et Index
Correspondance générale d'Helvétius, Volume V: Appendices et Index

By Claude Adrien Helvétius

Edited by Peter Allen, Alan Dainard, Marie-Thérèse Inguenaud, Jean Orsoni, and David Smith

This volume completes the critical edition of the letters of French philosopher Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715–1771), author of the controversial De l'Esprit (1758), and of his wife, née Anne Catherine de Ligniville (1722–1800), who ran her own salon in Auteuil after her husband's death.

Published Feb 2005
Inroads: Paths in Ancient and Modern Western Philosophy
Inroads: Paths in Ancient and Modern Western Philosophy
By Miles Murray

In each of its five main parts – in turn, focusing on Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Hume, and Sartre – Inroads discusses, from a philosophical rather than a religious or scientific perspective, those questions that make up the common inheritance of academic philosophy and ethico-religious thought.  

Published Dec 2003
Correspondance générale d'Helvétius, Volume IV: 1774-1800 / Lettres 721-855
Correspondance générale d'Helvétius, Volume IV: 1774-1800 / Lettres 721-855

By Claude Adrien Helvétius

Edited by Peter Allen, Alan Dainard, Marie-Thérèse Inguenaud, Jean Orsoni, and David Smith

Featuring the correspondence of Mme Helvétius, née Anne Catherine de Ligniville (1722-1800), in the years following her husband's death, this is the fourth of five volumes of the letters of the French philosopher, Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715-1771).

Published Jul 1998
Descartes's Legacy: Mind and Meaning in Early Modern Philosophy
Descartes's Legacy: Mind and Meaning in Early Modern Philosophy
By David Hausman and Alan Hausman

The Hausmans wed an intentional theory of ideas with a modern information theoretic approach in a critical tour of some of the most important issues in the philosophy of mind and some of the most outstanding figures in early modern philosophy.

Published Dec 1997