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  • Lord Kames

    Selected Writings
    Andreas Rahmatian

    Library of Scottish Philosophy volume containing selected writings of Henry Home, Lord Kames, judge, jurist and philosopher.

  • The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

    Luke Gormally

    In this collection of new essays deriving from a conference held in Oxford aspects of Elizabeth Anscombe's moral philosophy are examined. Anyone interested in Anscombe's work all want to read this volume.

  • Spinoza

    Basic Concepts
    Andre Santos Campos

    Spinoza: Basic Concepts explores key concepts involved in Spinoza's thinking, relating it to his understanding of philosophy, outlining the arguments and explaining the implications of each concept. Together, the chapters cover the full range of Spinoza’s interdisciplinary system of philosophy.

  • Logic, Truth and Meaning

    Writings of G.E.M. Anscombe
    Mary Geach

    This fourth and final volume of writings by Elizabeth Anscombe reprints her Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus, together with a number of later essays on thought and language in which she explores issues of reason, representation, truth and existence.

  • Thought Thinking

    The Philosophy of Giovanni Gentile
    Bruce Haddock

    This book comprises eleven essays on Gentile's thought. Seven of these are new pieces written especially for Thought Thinking, supplemented by new English translations of four of Gentile's shorter works, selected to offer some direct insight into his ideas and style of writing.

  • Giovanni Gentile and the State of Contemporary Constructivism

    A Study of Actual Idealist Moral Theory
    James Wakefield

    Giovanni Gentile and the State of Contemporary Constructivism represents the first book-length treatment of actual idealist moral theory.

  • Francis Hutcheson

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    John McHugh

    Known today mainly as a teacher of Adam Smith (1723–90) and an influence on David Hume (1711–76), Francis Hutcheson (1694–1746) was a first-rate thinker whose work deserves study on its own merit. Spanning his entire literary career, this collection brings together selections from Hutcheson's greater and lesser known works.

  • Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric

    Rosaleen Keefe

    The selected writings chosen for this volume show how Scottish rhetorical textbooks were a practical extension of the philosophy of language developed by 18th century Scottish philosophers.

  • Michael Oakeshott: Notebooks, 1922-86

    Michael Oakeshott

    The sixth volume in the series Michael Oakeshott Selected...

  • History as Thought and Action

    The Philosophies of Croce, Gentile, de Ruggiero and Collingwood
    Rik Peters

    This is the first book-length study of the relationship between Benedetto Croce (1866-1952), Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944), Guido de Ruggiero (1888-1948) and Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943). Though the relationship between these highly influential...

  • General Will in Political Philosophy

    Janusz Grygienc

    This book deals with the role and place of the general will in modern and contemporary political thought.

  • Oakeshott on Rome and America

    Gene Callahan

    The political systems of the Roman Republic were based almost entirely on tradition, “the way of the ancestors”, rather than on a written constitution. While the founders of the American Republic looked to ancient Rome as a primary model for their...

  • Civil Society, Capitalism and the State

    Part Two of the Liberal Socialism of T.H. Green
    Colin Tyler

    This book presents a critical reconstruction of the social and political facets of Thomas Hill Green’s liberal socialism. It explores the complex relationships Green sees between human nature, personal freedom, the common good, rights and the state...

  • Thomas Reid

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    Giovanni Grandi

    The aim of this comprehensive selection of his writings is to make the key elements of Reid's philosophical work available to a new generation of readers.

  • Scottish Philosophy in America

    James J.S. Foster

    The Scottish Enlightenment provided the fledgling United States of America and its emerging universities with a philosophical orientation.

  • Plato’s Political Philosophy

    Evangelia Sembou

    The aim of the book is to introduce the reader to Plato's political philosophy. The book is directed towards an audience that approaches Plato for the first time.

  • The Meanings of Michael Oakeshott's Conservatism

    Corey Abel

    This collection of recent scholarship on the thought of Michael Oakeshott includes essays by both distinguished and established authors as well as a fresh crop of younger talent. Together, they address the meanings of Oakeshott's conservatism through...

  • From Plato to Wittgenstein

    Essays by G.E.M. Anscombe
    G.E.M. Anscombe

    More treasures from the archive of papers left by philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe, edited by her daughter and son-in-law, philosophers Mary Geach and Luke Gormally. This volume collects a number of published and unpublished papers by Elizabeth...

  • James Frederick Ferrier

    Selected Writings
    Jennifer Keefe

    This volume contains selections from the philosophical writings of James Frederick Ferrier (1808-1864). Ferrier was the Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of St Andrews between 1845 and 1864 and he was one of the earliest post-Hegelian...

  • The Happy Passion

    A Personal View of Jacob Bronowski
    Anthony James

    Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) lived through what he described as 'the two great catastrophes of the twentieth century: the rise of Hitler in 1933 and the dropping of the atomic bombs in 1945', and yet the keynote of his astonishingly rich and varied...

  • Michael Oakeshott: Early Political Writings 1925-30

    A discussion of some matters preliminary to the study of political philosophy' and 'The philosophical approach to politics
    Michael Oakeshott

    Michael Oakeshott (1901-90) made his reputation as a political philosopher, but for a long time it seemed as if he had little interest in politics before 1945. His major pre-war work, Experience and its Modes (1933) was an examination of the nature of...

  • The Metaphysics of Self-realisation and Freedom

    Part One of the Liberal Socialism of Thomas Hill Green
    Colin Tyler

    This first part of Colin Tyler's new critical assessment of the social and political thought of T.H. Green (1836–1882) explores the grounding that Green gives to liberal socialism. Tyler shows how, for Green, ultimately, personal self-realisation and...

  • Thomas Brown

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    Thomas Dixon

    The selections in this volume illustrate Brown's original ideas about mental science, cause and effect, emotions and ethics. They are preceded by an introduction situating Brown’s career and writings in their intellectual and historical context.

  • The Foundations of History

    Collingwood's Analysis of Historical Explanation
    Stephen Leach

    This book provides an exposition and critical examination of Collingwood's philosophy of history, in which Collingwood's views are read in the light of his metaphilosophy. Collingwood's philosophy of history is also located in relation to recent and...

  • Hobbes's Behemoth

    Religion and Democracy
    Tomaz Mastnak

    Hobbes's Behemoth has always been overshadowed by his more famous Leviathan, which is arguably his masterpiece and is one of the greatest works of political philosophy. Behemoth, Hobbes's "booke of the Civill Warr," on the other hand, is most often...

  • Moral, Social and Political Philosophy of the British Idealists

    William Sweet

    The British idealists of the late 19th and early 20th century are best known for their contributions to metaphysics, logic, and political philosophy. Yet they also made important contributions to social and public policy, social and moral philosophy...

  • The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence

    Michael Oakeshott

    This volume brings together for the first time over a hundred of Oakeshott's essays and reviews, written between 1926 and 1951, that until now have remained scattered through a variety of scholarly journals, periodicals and newspapers.

  • The Democratic Theory of Michael Oakeshott

    Discourse, Contingency and the Politics of Conversation
    Michael Minch

    This book offers a description, explanation, and evaluation of Michael Oakeshott's democratic theory. He was not a democratic theorist as such, but as a twentieth-century English political theorist for whom liberal theory held deep importance, his...

  • Vocabulary of a Modern European State

    Essays and Reviews 1953-1988
    Luke O'Sullivan

    The Vocabulary of a Modern European State is the companion volume to The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence and completes the enterprise of gathering together Oakeshott's previously scattered essays and reviews.

  • Liberty, Authority, Formality

    John Morrow

    The essays in this volume are all inspired by the historical scholarship of J.C.Davis. During a prolific career, Davis has transformed our understanding of early modern utopian literature and its contexts, and compelled students of seventeenth-century...

  • Michael Oakeshott, the Ancient Greeks, and the Philosophical Study of Politics

    Eric S. Kos

    This book addresses a question fundamental for Oakeshott throughout his life, which is what we are doing when we read and discuss some memorable work in the history of political thought. The approach the book takes to Oakeshott’s response to this...

  • Luhmann Applied

    Soren Brier

    This book brings together international experts on the application of Niklas Luhmann’s theory of society as autopoietic communication. Luhmann’s sociological systems theory is counter-intuitive and in its detached coolness difficult for many to...

  • Froude Today

    John Coleman

    A.L. Rowse called fellow-historian James Anthony Froude the ‘last great Victorian awaiting revival’. The question of power is the problem that perplexes every age: in his historical works Froude examined how it applied to the Tudor period, and...

  • Collingwood and the Crisis of Western Civilisation

    Art, Metaphysics and Dialectic
    Richard Murphy

    This book argues that R.G. Collingwood’s philosophy is best understood as a diagnosis of and response to a crisis of Western civilisation. The various and complementary aspects of the crisis of civilisation are explored and Collingwood is demonstrated...

  • Unpublished Manuscripts in British Idealism

    Political Philosophy, Theology and Social Thought
    Colin Tyler

    The British Idealist movement flourished between the 1860s and 1920s and exerted a very significant influence in the USA, India and Canada, most notably on John Dewey and Josiah Royce. The movement also laid the groundwork for the thought of Oakeshott...

  • Education and the Voice of Michael Oakeshott

    Kevin Williams

    The work of Michael Oakeshott has retained a striking currency in philosophical discourse about education. This is hardly surprising in view of his influence on Paul Hirst and Richard Peters, two philosophers whose work had an enormous impact on...

  • Adam Ferguson

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    Eugene Heath

    A philosopher and historian, Adam Ferguson occupies a unique place within eighteenth-century Scottish thought. Distinguished by a moral and historical bent, his work is framed within a teleological outlook that upholds the importance of action and...

  • Politics and Society in Scottish Thought

    Shinichi Nagao

    This volume illustrates the way political and social philosophers of 18th-century Scotland tried to answer the following question: 'What is, and what ought to be, the relationship between the modern market and stable, desirable social order?'

  • Scottish Philosophical Theology

    David Fergusson

    This volume concentrates on the period from the beginning of the 18th century to the latter part of the 20th. It is impossible to depict a single school of philosophical theology in Scotland across three centuries, yet several strains have been identified.

  • John Grote, Cambridge University and the Development of Victorian Thought

    John R. Gibbins

    John Grote struggled to construct an intelligible account of philosophy at a time when radical change and sectarian conflict made understanding and clarity a rarity. This book answers three questions: * How did John Grote develop and contribute...

  • Dugald Stewart

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    Dugald Stewart

    Dugald Stewart was appointed assistant professor of mathematics in the University of Edinburgh in 1772, aged only 19. He became one of the most influential academics in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European ‘Republic of Letters’. Both...

  • Dialectics of the Self

    Transcending Charles Taylor
    Ian Fraser

    Charles Taylor is a philosopher concerned with morality and the nature of the identity of individuals and groups in the West. This book offers an evaluation of Taylor's conception of self, and its moral and political...

  • Jesus and the Trojan War

    Myth and Meaning for Today
    Michael Horan

    Looks at ways in which stories are presented and understood; and how story-tellers - and their listeners - may wittingly or unwittingly confuse fact with fiction.

  • Lectures in the History of Political Thought

    Luke O'Sullivan

    Oakeshott’s memorable lectures on the history of political thought, delivered each year at the London School of Economics, will now be available in print for the first time as Volume II of his Selected Writings. Based on manuscripts in the LSE archive...

  • Intimations Pursued

    The Voice of Practice in the Conversation of Michael Oakeshott
    Andrew Sullivan

    In this book Andrew Sullivan examines Oakeshott’s transition from his original emphasis on philosophy as providing what was ultimately satisfactory in experience to his later emphasis on practical life. This satisfaction is best achieved by a fusion...

  • Human Life, Action and Ethics

    Essays by G.E.M. Anscombe
    Mary Geach

    Presents a collection of essays by the celebrated philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe. This collection includes papers on human nature and practical philosophy, together with the classic 'Modern Moral...

  • Gregory Bateson

    Essays for an Ecology of Ideas
    Frederick Steier

    Gregory Bateson’s work continues to touch others in fields as diverse as communication, ecology, anthropology, philosophy, family therapy, education, and mental/spiritual health. The authors in this special issue of Cybernetics & Human Knowing (C&HK)...

  • Religious and Poetic Experience in the Thought of Michael Oakeshott

    Glenn Worthington

    This book argues that Oakeshott's characterisations of religious and poetic experience provide a more detailed account of the type of persona that emerged in response to what it perceived as an invitation to participate in moral association in the modern world.

  • From a Necessary Evil to an Art of Contingency

    Michael Oakeshott's Conception of Political Activity
    Suvi Soininen

    This book presents a comprehensive study of Oakeshott’s conception of political activity. The author first examines Oakeshott in the contexts of liberal, conservative and Idealist thought, and then presents a detailed interpretation of the change in...

  • Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott

    Timothy Fuller

    This volume brings together a diverse range of perspectives reflecting the international appeal and multi-disciplinary interest that Oakeshott now attracts. The essays offer a variety of approaches to Oakeshott’s thought — testament to the abiding...

  • T.H. Green's Theory of Positive Freedom

    Ben Wempe

    In this new and entirely revised edition of his study of Green's theory of positive freedom, Ben Wempe argues that the far-reaching and beneficial influence of Green’s political doctrine, on public policy as well as in the field of political theory, was founded on a misinterpretation of his philosophical stand.

  • Values, Education and the Human World

    John Haldane

    The essays in this book consist of revised versions of Victor Cook Memorial Lectures.

  • Adam Smith

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    James R. Otteson

    Adam Smith (1723–90) studied under Francis Hutcheson at the University of Glasgow, befriended David Hume while lecturing on rhetoric and jurisprudence in Edinburgh, was elected Professor of Logic, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Vice-rector, and...

  • Scottish Idealists

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    David Boucher

    This collection of readings, the first of its kind, has been chosen with a view to displaying the variety, richness and strength of the Scottish Idealist tradition.

  • John MacMurray

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    John MacMurray

    The philosophy of John Macmurray is only now receiving the attention it deserves. It is in the contemporary climate of dissatisfaction with individualism that Macmurray's emphasis on the relations of persons has come to the fore. Moreover, Macmurray's...

  • James Beattie

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    James Beattie

    James Beattie (1735-1803) was appointed professor of moral philosophy and logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland at the age of twenty-five. Though more fond of poetry than philosophy, he became part of the Scottish 'Common Sense' school of...

  • Art and Enlightenment

    Scottish Aesthetics in the 18th Century
    Jonathan Friday

    During the intellectual and cultural flowering of Scotland in the 18th century few subjects attracted as much interest among men of letters as aesthetics - the study of art from the subjective perspective of human experience. All of the great...

  • Greenian Moment

    Denys Leighton

    This study of T.H. Green views his philosophical opus through his public life and political commitments, and it uses biography as a lens through which to examine Victorian political culture and its moral climate. The book deals with the political...

  • Scottish Philosophy

    Selected Writings 1690-1950
    Gordon Graham

    This collection of readings, the first of its kind, has been chosen with a view to displaying the variety, richness and strength of the Scottish philosophical tradition.

  • What is History? And Other Essays

    Selected Writings
    Luke O'Sullivan

    This highly readable new collection of thirty pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covers every decade of his intellectual career.

  • How Good an Historian Shall I be?

    Marnie Hughes-Warrington

    R.G. Collingwood's name is familiar to historians and history educators around the world. Few, however, have charted the depths of his reflections on what it means to be educated in history. In this book Marnie Hughes-Warrington begins with the facet...

  • Michael Oakeshott on Hobbes

    Ian Tregenza

    Michael Oakeshott is widely recognised to be one of the most original political philosophers of the twentieth century. He also developed a very influential interpretation of the ideas of the great seventeenth century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. While...

  • In Defence of Modernity

    The Social Thought of Michael Oakeshott
    Efraim Podoksik

    Although Oakeshott’s philosophy has received considerable attention, the vision which underlies it has been almost completely ignored. This vision, which is rooted in the intellectual debates of his epoch, cements his ideas into a coherent whole and...

  • Metaphysics, Method and Politics

    The Political Philosophy of R.G.Collingwood
    James Connelly

    This book argues that R.G. Collingwood developed a complete and coherent political philosophy of civilization. In making this case it also demonstrates that Collingwood's philosophical work comprises a unity in which, although there was development...

  • Oakeshott on History

    Luke O'Sullivan

    This book challenges the common view that Michael Oakeshott was mainly important as a political philosopher by offering the first comprehensive study of his ideas on history. It argues that Oakeshott’s writings on the philosophy of history mark him...

  • Sceptical Idealist

    Michael Oakeshott as a Critic of the Enlightenment
    Roy Tseng

    This is the first book-length study to provide a structured interpretation of the significance of Michael Oakeshott's critique of the Enlightenment.

  • Philosophy and Living

    Ralph Blumenau

    Philosophy can be very abstract and apparently remote from our everyday concerns. In this book the author brings out for the non-specialist the bearing that thinkers of the past have on the way we live now, on the attitude we have towards our lives, towards each other and our society, towards God and towards the ethical problems that confront us.