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Aboutness

Aboutness

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144955
eISBN:
9781400845989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness features of particular mental states. ... More

After HegelGerman Philosophy, 1840-1900

After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Frederick C. Beiser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Histories of German philosophy in the nineteenth century typically focus on its first half—when Hegel, idealism, and Romanticism dominated. By contrast, the remainder of the century, after Hegel's ... More

An Age of RiskPolitics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Emily C. Nacol

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows that risk, now treated as a permanent feature of our lives, did not always govern understandings of the future. Focusing on the epistemological, political, and economic writings of ... More

Analytic Philosophy in AmericaAnd Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Scott Soames

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This collection of recent and unpublished essays traces milestones in the field of analytic philosophy from its beginnings in Britain and Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, ... More

Aristotle's EthicsWritings from the Complete Works

Aristotle's Ethics: Writings from the Complete Works

Aristotle

Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158464
eISBN:
9781400852369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Aristotle's moral philosophy is a pillar of Western ethical thought. It bequeathed to the world an emphasis on virtues and vices, happiness as well-being or a life well lived, and rationally ... More

The Birth of HedonismThe Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Kurt Lampe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to Xenophon, Socrates tried to persuade his associate Aristippus to moderate his excessive indulgence in wine, women, and food, arguing that only hard work can bring happiness. Aristippus ... More

Classical Confucian Political ThoughtA New Interpretation

Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Loubna El Amine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The intellectual legacy of Confucianism has loomed large in efforts to understand China's past, present, and future. While Confucian ethics has been thoroughly explored, the question remains: what ... More

Divine MachinesLeibniz and the Sciences of Life

Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

Justin E. H. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141787
eISBN:
9781400838721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent ... More

The Enneads of PlotinusA Commentary

The Enneads of Plotinus: A Commentary

Paul Kalligas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154213
eISBN:
9781400852512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first volume of a groundbreaking commentary on one of the most important works of ancient philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus—a text that formed the basis of Neoplatonism and had a deep ... More

Epistemic AngstRadical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Duncan Pritchard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a completely new solution to the ancient philosophical problem of radical skepticism—the challenge of explaining how it is possible to have knowledge of a world external to us. The ... More

Family ValuesThe Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126913
eISBN:
9781400852543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have ... More

Finding Oneself in the Other

Finding Oneself in the Other

G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the second of three volumes of posthumously collected writings of G. A. Cohen, who was one of the leading, and most progressive, figures in contemporary political philosophy. This volume ... More

The First Modern JewSpinoza and the History of an Image

The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of Amsterdam in ... More

The Flame of EternityAn Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Krzysztof Michalski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143460
eISBN:
9781400840212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to this ... More

Framing DemocracyA Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

Framing Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

Jamie Terence Kelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155197
eISBN:
9781400845545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155197.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The past thirty years have seen a surge of empirical research into political decision making and the influence of framing effects—the phenomenon that occurs when different but equivalent ... More

Free Market Fairness

Free Market Fairness

John Tomasi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144467
eISBN:
9781400842391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144467.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Can libertarians care about social justice? This book argues that they can and should. Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek and advocates of ... More

Genealogy of the TragicGreek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Joshua Billings

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Why did Greek tragedy and “the tragic” come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? This book answers these and ... More

Good NeighborsThe Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Nancy L. Rosenblum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169439
eISBN:
9781400881314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169439.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The moral principles prescribed for friendship, civil society, and democratic public life apply imperfectly to life around home, where we interact day to day without the formal institutions, rules of ... More

The Happiness PhilosophersThe Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Bart Schultz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the most influential yet misunderstood philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for ... More

Hegel's Social EthicsReligion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation

Hegel's Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation

Molly Farneth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171906
eISBN:
9781400887996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171906.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a fresh and accessible interpretation of G. W. F. Hegel's most famous book, the Phenomenology of Spirit. Drawing on important recent work on the social dimensions of Hegel's theory ... More

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