Philosophy round-up

May 24, 2012

Introduction to Metaphysics: From Parmenides to Levinas

Author: Jean Grondin

Edition: First

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Pages: 352

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

Edition: First

Publisher: Broadview Press

Pages: 232

Price: £24.50

ISBN: 9781554810130

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

Edition: First

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Pages: 256

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

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum/Bloomsbury

Pages: 232

Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781441124562

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.

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