Faculty Books

Karsten Harries

Much postmodern rhetoric, suggests Karsten Harries, can be understood as a symptom of our civilization's discontent, born of regret that we are no longer able to experience our world as a cosmos that assigns us our place. But dissatisfaction with the modern world may also spring from a conviction...
David Charles

Edited by David Charles and Michael Frede
Tamar Gendler

This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing...
Zoltán Szabó

This book is a critical discussion of the principle of compositionality, the thesis that the meaning of a complex expression is fully determined by the meanings of its constituents and its structure. The aim of this book is to clarify what is meant by this principle, to show that its traditional...
Paul Franks

This volume brings together Rosenzweig's central essays on theology and philosophy, including two works available for the first time in English: the conclusion to Rosenzweig's book Hegel and the State, and Rosenweig's famous letter to Rudolph Ehrenberg known as the 'Urzelle of the Star of...
Gideon Yaffe

This is the first comprehensive interpretation of John Locke's solution to one of philosophy's most enduring problems: free will and the nature of human agency. Many assume that Locke defines freedom as merely the dependency of conduct on our wills. And much contemporary philosophical literature on...
Keith DeRose

The ancient philosophical topic of scepticism has been the subject of some of the best and most provocative work in philosophy by both epistemologists and also by the world's leading philosophers working in other areas of the discipline. This book collects the most important contributions to each...
Stephen Darwall

Why is ethics part of philosophy? Stephen Darwall s Philosophical Ethics introduces students to ethics from a distinctively philosophical perspective, one that weaves together central ethical questions such as What has value? and What are our moral obligations? with fundamental philosophical...
Karsten Harries

Winner of the 8th Annual AIA International Architecture Book Award for CriticismCan architecture help us find our place and way in today's complex world? Can it return individuals to a whole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion s claim that contemporary architecture's main task is to...
Shelly Kagan

Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an act s rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the...
Steven Smith

Baruch de Spinoza (1632-1677) often recognized as the first modern Jewish thinker was also a founder of modern liberal political philosophy. This book is the first to connect systematically these two aspects of Spinoza's legacy. Steven B. Smith shows that Spinoza was a politically engaged theorist...
Brad Inwood

with L.P. Gerson