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Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Annas

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776359
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.001.0001
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9780192853578
Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces ancient debates and focuses on important and revealing features of the subject providing a sense of its freshness and ... More
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Critchley

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.001.0001
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9780192853592
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling ... More
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Stephen Eric Bronner

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.001.0001
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9780190692674
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction explores the concepts and themes that distinguished critical theory from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Critical ... More
Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Derrida: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Glendinning

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.001.0001
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9780192803450
Derrida: A Very Short Introduction explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida. It explains the theory of deconstruction, presenting Derrida's ... More
Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

Descartes: A Very Short Introduction  

Tom Sorell

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.001.0001
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9780192854094
Descartes: A Very Short Introduction explores the life and work of a man who made fundamental contributions to physics, mathematics, and optics, and reported useful ... More
The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction  

John Robertson

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782411
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.001.0001
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9780199591787
A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars, and opinion-formers. Enlightenment: A Very ... More
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Flynn

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.001.0001
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9780192804280
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction examines one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures: Sartre, ... More
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction  

Gary Gutting

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776113
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805577.001.0001
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9780192805577
Foucault: A Very Short Introductions explores the highlights of Foucault's life and thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene; his philosophical and ... More
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Bowie

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.001.0001
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9780199569250
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of ‘modernity’, addressing ... More
Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

Habermas: A Very Short Introduction  

James Gordon Finlayson

Print Publication Year: 
May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.001.0001
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9780192840950
Habermas: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of Jürgen Habermas's forbiddingly complex philosophy using concrete examples. Habermas is arguably the most influential ... More
Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Inwood

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776649
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854100.001.0001
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9780192854100
Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction focuses on his most important work, Being and Time, and its major themes of existence in the world, inauthenticity, guilt, destiny, truth, ... More
Hume: A Very Short Introduction

Hume: A Very Short Introduction  

Alfred Ayer

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776601
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854063.001.0001
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9780192854063
Hume: A Very Short Introduction considers one of the greatest of all British philosophers, acknowledged by his contemporaries as a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment. A ... More
Kant: A Very Short Introduction

Kant: A Very Short Introduction  

Roger Scruton

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775482
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.001.0001
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9780192801999
Kant: A Very Short Introduction tackles this exceptionally complex subject, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so ... More
Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction  

Patrick Gardiner

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775635
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.001.0001
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9780192802569
Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction shows how Kierkegaard developed his views in emphatic opposition to prevailing opinions. It describes his reaction to the ethical and ... More
Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.001.0001
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9780198718642
Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction discusses the philosophy of the German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) and his desire for systematic reform and advancement of ... More
Locke: A Very Short Introduction

Locke: A Very Short Introduction  

John Dunn

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.001.0001
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9780192803948
Locke: A Very Short Introduction unravels the meaning of John Locke's political thought and his contribution to English ideology. One of the greatest English philosophers of ... More
Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

John Marenbon

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781216
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663224.001.0001
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9780199663224
Medieval philosophy is one of the most exciting and diversified periods in the history of thought. Introducing the coexisting strands of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish philosophy, Medieval ... More
Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Tanner

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.001.0001
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9780192854148
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, but since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum ... More
Plato: A Very Short Introduction

Plato: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Annas

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775505
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.001.0001
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9780192802163
Plato: A Very Short Introduction explores the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, looking at Plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ... More
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.001.0001
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9780192802392
How can postmodernism be defined? Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual ... More
Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Belsey

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775437
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801807.001.0001
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9780192801807
Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. What is ... More
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Osborne

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776267
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.001.0001
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9780192840943
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins by ... More
Russell: A Very Short Introduction

Russell: A Very Short Introduction  

A. C. Grayling

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775659
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802583.001.0001
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9780192802583
Russell: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of the life of Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. ... More
Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Janaway

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775666
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802590.001.0001
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9780192802590
Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original ... More
Socrates: A Very Short Introduction

Socrates: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Taylor

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776663
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854124.001.0001
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9780192854124
Socrates has a unique position in the history of philosophy. Had it not been for his influence on Plato, the whole development of Western philosophy might have been unimaginably different ... More
Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction  

Roger Scruton

Print Publication Year: 
May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775758
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803160.001.0001
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9780192803160
Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction presents a systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought by describing the contours of this complex system of thought, and shows its relevance to ... More
Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction  

Brad Inwood

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191828973
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.001.0001
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9780198786665
Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction introduces Stoic philosophy, and explains how ancient Stoicism survived and evolved into the movement we see today. Exploring the roots of ... More
Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction  

A. C. Grayling

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776656
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854117.001.0001
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9780192854117
Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction explains the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views in terms of twentieth-century analytical philosophy and describes both his early ... More

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