History of Philosophy

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  1. Book ImageRousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791

    Gary Kates, Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France plunges students into the intellectual and political currents that surged through revolutionary Paris in summer 1791.More

  2. Book ImageConfucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor, 1587

    Daniel K. Gardner, Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor brings to life the suppleness and power of Confucian thought.More

  3. Book ImageThe Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.

    Josiah Ober, Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in the human experience.More

  4. Book ImageStranger from Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness

    Daniel Maier-Katkin

    Two titans of twentieth-century thought: their lives, loves, ideas, and politics.More

  5. Book ImageThe Consolation of Philosophy

    Boethius, Douglas C. Langston

    One of the most influential texts to come out of the late Middle Ages.More

  6. Book ImageMain Currents of Marxism: The Founders - The Golden Age - The Breakdown

    Leszek Kolakowski, P. S. Falla

    Leszek Kolakowski’s masterpiece, one of the twentieth century’s most important books—for the first time in a one-volume paperback.More

  7. Book ImageThe Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World

    Matthew Stewart

    “A colorful reinterpretation. . . . Stewart’s wit and profluent prose make this book a fascinating read.”—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewMore

  8. Book ImageThe Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

    Anthony Gottlieb

    "His book...supplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell."—A. C. GraylingMore

  9. Book ImageThe Republic: A New Translation

    Plato, William C. Scott, Richard W. Sterling

    "I envy the reader who sits in on these conversations for the first time, and with such a readable text."—John CiardiMore

  10. Book ImageAristotle's Poetics

    James Hutton, Aristotle

    Here is a new translation, remarkable for its accuracy and refreshing clarity of exposition, of the first major work of literary criticism.More

  11. Book ImageHebrew Thought Compared with Greek

    Thorleif Boman

    "Builds on the premise that language and thought are inevitably and inextricably bound up with each other. . . . A classic study of the differences between Greek and Hebrew thought."—John E. Rexrine, Colgate UniversityMore