Introduction to Metaphysics: From Parmenides to Levinas
Author: Jean Grondin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Price: £72.50 and £24.00
ISBN: 9780231148450 and 8443
Jean Grondin aims to consider both the analytical and the continental schools of metaphysics while transcending the theoretical limitations of each. He reviews seminal texts by authors including Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Duns Scotus, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel and the 20th-century innovators whose work shook the discipline, particularly Heidegger, Sartre and Derrida.
What Should I Believe? Philosophical Essays for Critical Thinking
Editor: Paul Gomberg
Publisher: Broadview Press
This anthology treats critical thinking not as a body of knowledge but as a subject for critical reflection, and looks to turn critical-thinking classes into philosophical conversations. It introduces issues in the philosophy of science, epistemology and philosophy of religion via works by scholars including Charles Peirce, Stephen Jay Gould, Elizabeth Anscombe, Paul Feyerabend, Richard Dawkins and Hilary Putnam.
Deleuze and Sex
Editor: Frida Beckman
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Price: £75.00 and £24.99
ISBN: 9780748642618 and 2601
In the first book-length study of this strand of Gilles Deleuze's work, Frida Beckman gathers prominent scholars to explore the restricting and liberating forces of sexuality in relation to a spread of central themes in his philosophy, including politics, psychoanalysis and friendship as well as more specific topics.
The Philosophy Skills Book: Exercises in Philosophical Thinking, Reading and Writing
Authors: Stephen J. Finn, Chris Case, Bob Underwood and Jesse Zuck
Intended to help students to practise and master core reading and writing skills crucial to the successful study of philosophy, this book covers such topics as: finding arguments and drawing conclusions; finding and resolving inconsistencies; brainstorming and planning your essays; and summarising and defending your argument.