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W. V. Quine (1908-2000)

Quine

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Quine, W. V. A System of Logistic. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1934.

Quine, W. V. Mathematical Logic. New York: Norton, 1940. Reprinted (Harvard University Press, 1981). Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Elementary Logic. Boston: Ginn, 1941. Reprinted (Harvard University Press, 1980). Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Methods of Logic. New York: Holt, 1950. 4th edn (Harvard University Press, 1982). Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. From a Logical Point of View: 9 Logico-Philosophical Essays. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1953. 2nd edn (Harvard, 1980). Buy Now! Contents: 1. On What There Is. 2. Two Dogmas of Empiricism. 3. The Problem of Meaning in Linguistics. 4. Identity, Ostension, and Hypostasis. 5. New Foundations for Mathematical Logic. 6. Logic and the Reification of Universals. 7. Notes on the Theory of Reference. 8. Reference and Modality. 9. Meaning and Existential Inference.

Quine, W. V. Word and Object. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Set Theory and Its Logic. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1963. 2nd edn 1969. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. The Ways of Paradox and Other Essays. New York: Random House, 1966. 2nd edn (Harvard University Press, 1976). Buy Now! Contents: 1. The Ways of Paradox. 2. On a Supposed Antinomy. 3. Foundations of Mathematics. 4. On the Application of Modern Logic. 5. Logic as a Source of Syntactical Insights. 6. Necessary Truth. 7. Ontological Remarks on the Propositional Calculus. 8. A Logistical Approach to the Ontological Problem. 9. Truth by Convention. 10. Carnap and Logical Truth. 11. On Carnap's Views on Ontology. 12. Mr. Strawson on Logical Theory. 13. Three Grades of Modal Involvement. 14. Reply to Professor Marcus. 15. Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes. 16. Implicit Definition Sustained. 17. Ontological Reduction and the World of Numbers. 18. On Mental Entities. 19. The Scope and Language of Science. 20. Posits and Reality. 21. On Simple Theories of a Complex World. 2nd edn adds: 22. Homage to Rudolf Carnap. 23. Vagaries of Definition. 24. Linguistics and Philosophy. 25. The Limits of Knowledge. 26. On Multiplying Entities. 27. The Variable. 28. Algebriac Logic and Predicate Functors. 29. Truth and Disquotation.

Quine, W. V. Selected Logic Papers. New York: Random House, 1966. 2nd edn. (Harvard University Press, 1995).  Buy Now! Contents: 1. Whitehead and the Rise of Modern Logic. 2. Logic, Symbolic. 3. A Method of Generating Part of Arithmetic Without the Use of Intuitive Logic. 4. Definition of Substitution. 5. Concatenation as a Basis for Arithmetic. 6. Set-Theoretic Foundations for Logic. 7. Logic Based on Inclusion and Abstraction. 8. On Ordered Pairs and Relations. 9. On w-Inconsistency and a So-called Axiom of Infinity. 10. Element and Number. 11. On an Application of Tarski's Theory of Truth. 12. On Frege's Way Out. 13. Completeness of the Propositional Calculus. 14. On Cores and Prime Implicants of Truth Functions. 15. Two Theorems about Truth Functions. 16. On Boolean Functions. 17. On the Logic of Quantification. 18. A Proof Procedure for Quantification Theory. 19. Interpretations of Sets of Conditions. 20. Church's Theorem on the Decision Problem. 21. Quantification and the Empty Domain. 22. Reduction to a Dyadic Predicate. 23. Variables Explained Away. 2nd edn adds: 24. Truth, Paradox, and Gödel's Theorem. 25. Immanence and Validity. 26. MacHale on Boole. 27. Peirce's Logic. 28. Peano as Logician. 29. Free Logic, Description, and Virtual Classes. 30. The Inception of "New Foundations". 31. Pythagorean Triples and Fermat's Last Theorem.

Quine, W. V. Ontological Relativity and Other Essays. New York: Columbia University Press, 1969. Buy Now! Contents: 1. Speaking of Objects. 2. Ontological Relativity. 3. Epistemology Naturalized. 4. Existence and Quantification. 5. Natural Kinds. 6. Propositional Objects.

Quine, W. V. The Web of Belief (with J. S. Ullian). New York: Random House, 1970. 2nd edn (1978). Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Philosophy of Logic. Englewood: Prentice Hall, 1970. 2nd edn (Harvard University Press, 1986). Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. The Roots of Reference. La Salle, Ill: Open Court, 1974. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Theories and Things. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 1981. Buy Now! Contents: 1. Things and Their Places in Theories. 2. Empirical Content. 3. What Price Bivalence? 4. On the Very Idea of a Third Dogma. 5. Use and Its Place in Meaning. 6. On the Nature of Moral Values. 7. Five Milestones of Empiricism. 8. Russell's Ontological Development. 9. On Austin's Method. 10. Smart's Philosophy and Scientific Realism. 11. Goodman's Ways of Worldmaking. 12. On the Individuation of Attributes. 13. Intensions Revisited. 14. World's Away. 15. Grades of Discriminability. 16. Lewis Carroll's Logic. 17. Kurt Gödel. 18. Success and Limits of Mathematization. 19. On the Limits of Decision. 20. Predicates, Terms, and Classes. 21. Responses (to Kripke, Maxwell, Yourgrau, Cresswell, Armstrong, Schuldenfrei). 22. Postscript on Metaphor. 23. Has Philosophy Lost Contact with People? 24. Paradoxes of Plenty. 25. The Times Atlas. 26. Mencken's American Language.

Quine, W. V. The Time of My Life: An Autobiography. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1985. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Quiddities: An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Pursuit of Truth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. The Logic of Sequences: A Generalization of Principia Mathematica. His 1932 Harvard dissertation. New York: Garland, 1990.

Quine, W. V. Dear Carnap, Dear Van: The Quine Carnap Correspondence and Related Work. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. From Stimulus to Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991. Buy Now!

Quine, W. V. Quintessence: Basic Readings from the Philosophy of W. V. Quine, ed. Roger Gibson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. Buy Now! Contents: 1. Truth by Convention. 2. Two Dogmas of Empiricism. 3. Two Dogmas in Retrospect. 4. Carnap and Logical Truth. 5. Speaking of Objects. 6. Reference. 7. Translation and Meaning. 8. Progress on Two Fronts. 9. On What There Is. 10. The Scope and Language of Science. 11. On Simple Theories of a Complex World. 12. Ontic Decision. 13. Things and Their Places in Theories. 14. On Carnap's Views on Ontology. 15. Epistemology Naturalized. 16. Naturalism; or, Living within One's Means. 17. The Nature of Natural Knowledge. 18. Five Milestones of Empiricism. 19. On Mental Entities. 20. Mind and Verbal Dispositions. 21. Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist. 22. Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes. 23. Intensions Revisited. 24. Reference and Modality. 25. Three Grades of Modal Involvement.

Quine, W. V. Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist and Other Essays, ed. Dagfinn Føllesdal and Douglas B. Quine (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008). Buy Now! Contents: Introduction. 1. Nominalism. 2. On the Notion of an Analytic Statement. 3. Lectures on David Hume's Philosophy. 4. The Importance of Logic for Philosophy. 5. Where is Logic Going? 6. Animadversions on the Notion of Meaning. 7. The Entangled Philosophies of Mathematics. 8. Meaning. 9. The Way The World Is. 10. Pressing Extensionality. 11. Innate Foundational Endowments. 12. The Growth of Mind and Language. 13. Relations and Reason. 14. On the Reasons for Indeterminacy of Translation. 15. Methodological Reflections on Current Linguistic Theory. 16. On Empirically Equivalent Systems of the World. 17. Mind and Verbal Dispositions. 18. The Nature of Natural Knowledge. 19. Facts of the Matter. 20. Cognitive Meaning. 21. Grammar, Truth, and Logic. 22. Ontology and Ideology Revisited. 23. Relativism and Absolutism. 24. States of Mind. 25. The Sensory Support of Science. 26. Panel on Reference. 27. Indeterminacy of Translation Again. 28. Mind, Brain, and Behavior. 29. The Elusiveness of Reference. 30. The Phoneme's Long Shadow. 31. Three Indeterminacies. 32. Preface to The Logic of Sequences. 33. Two Dogmas in Retrospect. 34. Structure and Nature. 35. Commensurability and the Alien Mind. 36. In Praise of Observation Sentences. 37. Truth. 38. Promoting Extensionality. 39. Indeterminacy Without Tears. 40. Assuming Objects. 41. Naturalism; Or, Living within One's Means. 42. Progress on Two Fronts. 43. The Flowering of Thought in Language. 44. I, You, and It: an Epistemological Triangle. 45. Three Networks: Similarity, Implication, and Membership. 46. Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist.

Quine, W. V. Quine in Dialogue, ed. Dagfinn Føllesdal and Douglas B. Quine. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. Buy Now! Contents: Introduction. I. Interviews. 1. The Ideas of Quine. 2. Willard Van Orman Quine. 3. Quine Speaks His Mind. 4. Philosophy. 5. W. V. Quine: Perspectives on Logic, Science and Philosophy. 6. Twentieth-Century Logic. 7. Interview with Quine. 8. There Is Always a Further Step. II. Quine on Other Philosophers. 9. Logical Correspondence with Russell. 10. Thoughts on Reading Father Owens. 11. Carnap's Positivistic Travail. 12. Events and Reification. 13. Carnap. 14. Charles Sanders Peirce. 15. Let Me Accentuate the Positive. 16. Exchange between Davidson and Quine. 17. Foreword in Kurt Gödel. 18. Where Do We Disagree? 19. Review of Rudolf Carnap's Logische Syntax der Sprache. 20. Review of Jeffreys' Scientific Inference. 21. Review of Goodman's Structure of Appearance. 22. Review of Geach's Reference and Generality. 23. Review of Lakatos' Proofs and Refutations. 24. Review of Bickerton, Roots of Language. 25. Review of Parsons' Mathematics in Philosophy. 26. Four Hot Questions in Philosophy: PF. Strawson. Skepticism & Naturalism. 27. Replies to Professor Riska's Eight Questions. 28. Comment on "Carnap and Quine" by Neil Tennant. 29. Responses. 30. Reactions. 31. Responses to seven essays; 32. Response to Leemon McHenry. 33. Quine's responses. III. Popular Pieces. 34. Introducing Piaget. 35. Mind-Body Problem. 36. Magna Carta. 37. On the Map. 38. Charting the World. 39. Words Enough. 40. Skinner Retirement Party. 41. A Letter to Mr. Ostermann. 42. Farewell Thanks at Villa Serbelloni, Italy. 43. Introducing Church. 44. Introducing Dummett. 45. Introducing Campbell. 46. Knights and Knaves on: Smullyan. What is the Name of this Book? 47. Gail Caldwell Stine Memorial Lecture. 48. What I Believe. 49. Sticks and Stones; or, the Ins and Outs of Existence. 50. Introducing Kripke. 51. Van Heijenort Memorial. 52. Books That Mattered to Me. 53. To a Graduate Student in Philosophy. 54. Life is Agid. 55. Philosopher's Concern with Language (Words Are All We Have to Go On). 56. Hobbling the Hawkers. 57. Introducing Shepard. 58. In Memory of John Finley. 59. Willard Van Orman Quine in "Dictionary of Philosophy". 60. Kyoto Acceptance Speech. 61. Tidy Parsimony. 62. Advice to the Next Generation. 63. Farewell to Me.

 

 

Sidney Hook (1902-1989)

Hook

Visit the Chicago School of Pragmatism, the Sidney Hook papers at the Hoover Institution, and Sidney Hook by David Sidorsky.

 

Hook, Sidney. The Metaphysics of Pragmatism. Chicago: Open Court Pub. Co., 1927. Reprinted (Prometheus Books, 1996).

Hook, Sidney. Toward the Understanding of Karl Marx: A Revolutionary Interpretation. New York: John Day Co., 1933. Revised edition, Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2002. Buy Now!

Hook, Sidney. From Hegel to Marx: Studies in the Intellectual Development of Karl Marx. New York: John Day Co., 1936. Reprinted (University of Michigan Press, 1962). Reprinted (Columbia University Press, 1994).  Buy Now!

Hook, Sidney. John Dewey: An Intellectual Portrait. New York: John Day Co., 1939. Reprinted (Prometheus Books, 1995).

Hook, Sidney. The Hero in History: A Study in Limitation and Possibility. New York: John Day Co., 1943. Reprinted (Cossimo, 2009). Buy Now!

Hook, Sidney. Education for Modern Man. New York: Dial Press, 1946.

Hook, Sidney. Reason, Social Myths, and Democracy. New York: John Day Co., 1940. Reprinted, New York: Humanities Press, 1950. Reprinted, New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Reprinted, Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1991. Reprinted (Cosimo, 2009). Contents: 1. Conflicts in ways of belief. 2. Abstractions in social inquiry. 3. Knowledge and interest. 4. The folklore of capitalism. 5. On ideas as weapons. 6. Integral humanism. 7. What is living and dead in Marxism. 8. Reflections on the Russian revolution. 9. Dialectic and nature. 10. Science and the new obscurantism. 11. Dialectic in society and history. 12. The mythology of class science. 13. The democratic way of life.

Hook, Sidney. Heresy, Yes - Conspiracy, No. New York: American Committee for Cultural Freedom, 1952. New York: John Day Co., 1953. Reprinted, New York: Greenwood, 1973.

Hook, Sidney. The Quest for Being, and other studies in Naturalism and Humanism. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1961. Reprinted (Prometheus Books, 1991). Buy Now!

Hook, Sidney. The Paradoxes of Freedom. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1962. Reprinted (Prometheus Books, 1987).  Buy Now! Contents: 1. Intelligence and Human Rights. 2. Democracy and Judicial Review. 3. Intelligence, Conscience, and the Right to Revolution.

Hook, Sidney. Pragmatism and the Tragic Sense of Life. New York: Basic Books, 1974.

Hook, Sidney. Philosophy and Public Policy. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980. Contents: Philosophy and public policy -- Law and anarchy -- The concept and realities of power -- Intelligence, morality, and foreign policy -- Reflections on human rights -- The social democratic prospect -- Capitalism, socialism, and freedom -- The ethics of controversy -- Are there limits to freedom of expression? -- The rights of the victims -- Reverse discrimination -- The hero in history : myth, power, or moral ideal? -- The relevance of John Dewey's thought -- Leon Trotsky and the cunning of history -- Toynbee's city of God -- A talk with Vinoba Bhave -- Bertrand Russell and crimes against humanity -- The scoundrel in the looking glass -- The case of Alger Hiss -- Religion and culture : the dilemma of T.S. Eliot -- Religion and culture : a reply by Jacques Maritain -- Religion and society : a rejoinder -- The autonomy of the democratic faith.

Hook, Sidney. Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the 20th Century. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Hook, Sidney. Convictions. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1990.  Buy Now! Contents: Introduction by Paul Kurtz. Pt. I. Personal and philosophical -- 1. Convictions -- 2. The uses of death -- 3. In defense of voluntary euthanasia -- 4. The ethics of suicide -- 5. Reflections on the Jewish question -- 6. Toward greater equality -- Pt. II. On education -- 7. Minimum indispensables of a liberal education -- 8. John Dewey's philosophy of education -- 9. Education in defense of a free society -- 10. The principles and problems of academic freedom -- 11. Allan Bloom's critique of American education : a noble failure -- Pt. III. In defense of Western culture -- 12. An open letter to the Stanford faculty -- 13. The attack on Western civilization : an interim report -- 14. Educational disaster at Stanford University? -- 15. The academic-Brawley cases -- 16. "Diversity" : a new code word? -- 17. The mischief makers -- 18. The politics of curriculum building -- 19. In defense of the humanities -- Pt. IV. Political and polemical -- 20. The faiths of Whittaker Chambers -- 21. The rationale of a non-partisan welfare state -- 22. How democratic is America? / Howard Zinn -- 23. How democratic is America? : a response to Howard Zinn -- 24. Rebuttal to Sidney Hook / Howard Zinn -- 25. Rejoinder to Howard Zinn -- 26. Can American universities be depoliticized? / Henry David Aiken -- 27. From the platitudinous to the absurd : (a response to H.D. Aiken) -- 28. Myths and realities : McCarthyism and communism -- 29. A philosophical perspective.

 

Talisse, Robert, and Robert Tempio, eds. Sidney Hook on Pragmatism, Democracy, and Freedom: The Essential Essays. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2002.  Buy Now!

 

 

Hilary Putnam (1926- )

Putnam

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Putnam, Hilary. The Meaning of the Concept of Probability in Application to Finite Sequences. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1951. New York: Garland, 1990.

Putnam, Hilary. Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings. Edited with Paul Benacerraf. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1964. 2nd ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Philosophy of Logic. New York: Harper and Row, 1971. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1972.

Putnam, Hilary. Mathematics, Matter and Method. Philosophical Papers, vol. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975. 2nd. ed., 1985. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Mind, Language and Reality. Philosophical Papers, vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Meaning and the Moral Sciences. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978. Reprinted, 2010. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Reason, Truth, and History. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1981. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Realism and Reason. Philosophical Papers, vol. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. The Many Faces of Realism. La Salle, Ill.: Open Court, 1987. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Representation and Reality. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1988. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Realism with a Human Face. Edited by James Conant. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Renewing Philosophy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Words and Life. Edited by James Conant. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1994. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Pragmatism: An Open Question. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. The Threefold Cord: Mind, Body, and World. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Ethics Without Ontology. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. Buy Now!

Putnam, Hilary. Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. Buy Now!

 

 

Richard Rorty (1931-2007)

Rorty

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Rorty, Richard, ed. The Linguistic Turn: Recent Essays in Philosophical Method. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967. 2nd enlarged edition, 1992. The 2nd edition includes Two Retrospective Essays by Richard M. Rorty: Ten Years After (1977); Twenty-Five Years After (1990). Buy Now!

Rorty, Richard. Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1979. Reprinted, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2009. Buy Now!

Rorty, Richard. Consequences of Pragmatism: Essays, 1972-1980. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982.  Buy Now! Contents: Introduction: Pragmatism as philosophy (1982); The world well lost (1972); Keeping philosophy pure: an essay on Wittgenstein (1976); Overcoming the tradition: Heidegger and Dewey (1976); Professionalized philosophy and transcendentalist culture (1976); Dewey's metaphysics (1977); Philosophy as a kind of writing: an essay on Derrida (1978); Is there a problem about fictional discourse? (1983); Nineteenth-century idealism and twentieth-century textualism (1981); Pragmatism, relativism, and irrationalism (1980); Cavell on skepticism (1981); Method, social science, and social hope (1981); Philosophy in America today (1982).

Rorty, Richard. Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1989.  Buy Now! Contents: Preface; Introduction; The contingency of language (1986); The contingency of selfhood (1986); The contingency of a liberal community (1986); Private irony and liberal hope; Self-creation and affiliation: Proust, Nietzsche, and Heidegger; From ironist theory to private allusions: Derrida; The barber of Kasbeam: Nabokov on cruelty (1989); The last intellectual in Europe: Orwell on cruelty; Solidarity.

Rorty, Richard. Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers I. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Buy Now! Contents: Introduction: antirepresentationalism, ethnocentrism, and liberalism; Solidarity or objectivity? (1984); Science as solidarity (1987); Is natural science a natural kind? (1988); Pragmatism without method (1983); Texts and lumps (1985); Inquiry as recontextualization: an anti-dualist account of interpretation (1991); Non-reductive physicalism (1987); Pragmatism, Davidson and truth (1986); Representation, social practise, and truth (1988); Unfamiliar noises: Hesse and Davidson on metaphor (1987); The priority of democracy to philosophy (1988); Postmodernist bourgeois liberalism (1983); On ethnocentrism: a reply to Clifford Geertz (1986); Cosmopolitanism without emancipation: a response to Jean-François Lyotard (1985).

Rorty, Richard. Essays on Heidegger and Others: Philosophical Papers II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Buy Now! Contents: Introduction: Pragmatism and post-Nietzschean philosophy (1986); Philosophy as science, as metaphor, and as politics (1986); Heidegger, contingency, and pragmatism (1984); Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the reification of language (1989); Heidegger, Kundera, and Dickens (1991); Deconstruction and circumvention (1984);  Two meanings of 'logocentrism': a reply to Norris (1989); Is Derrida a transcendental philosopher? (1989); De Man and the American cultural left (1990, 1995); Freud and moral reflection (1986); Habermas and Lyotard on postmodernity (1984); Unger, Castoriadis, and the romance of a national future (1988); Moral identity and private autonomy: the case of Foucault (1989).

Rorty, Richard, with Derek Nystrom and Kent Puckett. Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty. Charlottesville, Va.: Prickly Pear Pamphlets, 1998. Reprinted, Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2002. Buy Now!

Rorty, Richard. Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. Buy Now!  

Rorty, Richard. Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers III. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Buy Now! Contents: Introduction (1998); Is truth a goal of inquiry? Donald Davidson vs. Crispin Wright (1995); Hilary Putnam and the relativist menace (1993); John Searle on realism and relativism (1994); Charles Taylor on truth (1994); Daniel Dennett on intrinsicality (1993); Robert Brandom on social practices and representations; The very idea of human answerability to the world: John McDowell's version of empiricism; Anti-sceptical weapons: Michael Williams vs. Donald Davidson; Human rights, rationality, and sentimentality (1993); Rationality and cultural difference (1992); The end of Leninism, Havel, and social hope (1995); Feminism and pragmatism (1991); The Historiography of Philosophy: Four Genres (1984); The contingency of philosophical problems: Michael Ayers on Locke; Dewey between Hegel and Darwin (1994); Habermas, Derrida and the functions of philosophy (1995); Derrida and the philosophical tradition (1995).

Rorty, Richard. Philosophy and Social Hope. New York: Penguin, 2000. Buy Now! Contents: Preface; Introduction: Relativism: finding and making (1996); Trotsky and the wild orchids (1992); Truth without correspondence to reality (1994); A world without substances or essences (1994); Ethics without principles (1994); The banality of pragmatism and the poetry of justice (1990); Pragmatism and law: response to David Luban (1996); Education as socialization and as individualization (1989); The humanistic intellectual: eleven theses (1989); The pragmatist's progress: Umberto Eco and interpretation (1992); Religious faith, intellectual responsibility, and romance (1996); Religion as conversation-stopper (1994); Thomas Kuhn, rocks, and the laws of physics (1997); On Heidegger's Nazism (1990); Failed prophecies, glorious hopes (1999); A spectre is haunting the intellectuals: Derrida on Marx (1995); Love and money (1992); Globalization, the politics of humanity and social hope (1997); Looking backwards from the year 2096 (1996); The unpatriotic academy (1994); Back to class politics (1997); Afterword: Pragmatism, pluralism and postmodernism.

Rorty, Richard and Gianni Vattimo. The Future of Religion. Ed. Santiago Zabala. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. Buy Now!

Rorty, Richard and Eduardo Mendieta. Take Care of Freedom and Truth will take Care of Itself: Interviews with Richard Rorty. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 2006. Buy Now!

Rorty, Richard and Pascal Engel. What's the Use of Truth? Ed. Patrick Savidan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. Buy Now!

Rorty, Richard. Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers IV. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  Buy Now! Contents: Cultural politics and the question of the existence of God (2002); Pragmatism as romantic polytheism (1998); Justice as a larger loyalty (1997); Honest Mistakes; Grandeur, profundity, and finitude (2004); Philosophy as a transitional genre (2004); Pragmatism and romanticism; Analytic and conversational philosophy (2003); A pragmatist view of contemporary analytic philosophy (2004); Naturalism and quietism; Wittgenstein and the linguistic turn; Holism and historicism (2005); Kant vs. Dewey: the current situation of moral philosophy (2004).

 

 

Nicholas Rescher (1928- )

Rescher

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Books relating to pragmatism

Rescher, Nicholas. Hypothetical Reasoning. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co., 1964.

Rescher, Nicholas. Essays in Philosophical Analysis: Historical and Systematic. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1969. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America: Washington, D.C.

Rescher, Nicholas. Introduction to Value Theory. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1969. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America: Washington, D.C..

Rescher, Nicholas. Scientific Explanation. New York: The Free Press, 1970.

Rescher, Nicholas. The Coherence Theory of Truth. Oxford: The Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press, 1973. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America: Washington, D.C..

Rescher, Nicholas. Conceptual Idealism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1973. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America: Washington, D.C..

Rescher, Nicholas. The Primacy of Practice. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1973.

Rescher, Nicholas. A Theory of Possibility. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1975. Co-published in the USA by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Rescher, Nicholas. Unselfishness: The Role of the Vicarious Affects in Moral Philosophy and Social Theory. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1975.

Rescher, Nicholas. Plausible Reasoning. Amsterdam: Van Gorcum, 1976.

Rescher, Nicholas. Dialectics: A Controversy-Oriented Approach to the Theory of Knowledge. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1977.

Rescher, Nicholas. Methodological Pragmatism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1977. Co-published in the USA by the New York University Press.

Rescher, Nicholas. Peirce's Philosophy of Science. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1978.

Rescher, Nicholas. Scientific Progress: A Philosophical Essay on the Economics of Research in Natural Science. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1978. Co-published in the USA by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Rescher, Nicholas. Cognitive Systematization. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1979. Co-published in the USA by Rowman & Littlefield.

Rescher, Nicholas. Induction. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1980. Co-published in the USA by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Rescher, Nicholas. Skepticism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1980. Co-published in the USA by Rowman & Littlefield.

Rescher, Nicholas. Unpopular Essays on Technological Progress. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980.

Rescher, Nicholas. Empirical Inquiry. Totowa, N.J.: Rowan & Littlefield, 1982. Co-published in Great Britain by Athlone Press: London, 1982.

Rescher, Nicholas. Risk: A Philosophical Introduction to the Theory of Risk Evaluation and Management. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1983.

Rescher, Nicholas. The Limits of Science. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1984. Second (revised and enlarged) edition, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. The Riddle of Existence: An Essay in Idealistic Metaphysics. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1984.

Rescher, Nicholas. Pascal's Wager: An Essay on Practical Reasoning in Philosophical Theology. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.

Rescher, Nicholas. The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of Philosophical Diversity. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

Rescher, Nicholas. Ethical Idealism: A Study of the Import of Ideals. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1987.

Rescher, Nicholas. Forbidden Knowledge and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Cognition. Dordrecht: Reidel Publishing Co., 1987.

Rescher, Nicholas. Scientific Realism: A Critical Reappraisal. Dordrecht: Reidel Publishing Co., 1987.

Rescher, Nicholas. Rationality. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.

Rescher, Nicholas. Moral Absolutes: An Essay on the Nature and the Rationale of Morality. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Co., 1989.

Rescher, Nicholas. Cognitive Economy: Economic Perspectives in the Theory of Knowledge. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.

Rescher, Nicholas. A Useful Inheritance: Evolutionary Epistemology in Philosophical Perspective. Savage, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1990. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Human Interests: Reflections on Philosophical Anthropology. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990.

Rescher, Nicholas. Baffling Phenomena and Other Studies in the Philosophy of Knowledge and Valuation. Savage, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1991.

Rescher, Nicholas. A System of Pragmatic Idealism, vol. 1: Human Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Rescher, Nicholas. A System of Pragmatic Idealism, vol. 2: The Validity of Values: Human Values in Pragmatic Perspective. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Rescher, Nicholas. Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Standardism: An Empirical Approach to Philosophical Methodology. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993.

Rescher, Nicholas. American Philosophy Today, and Other Philosophical Studies. Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. A System of Pragmatic Idealism, vol. 3: Metaphilosophical Inquiries. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Rescher, Nicholas. Luck: The Brilliant Randomness of Everyday Life. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. Reprinted, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Process Metaphysics. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Satisfying Reason: Studies in the Theory of Knowledge. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1995.

Rescher, Nicholas. Priceless Knowledge? An Essay to Economic Limits to Scientific Progress. Savage, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996.

Rescher, Nicholas. Studien zur naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnislehre. Wurzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1996.

Rescher, Nicholas. Objectivity: The Obligations of Impersonal Reason. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997.

Rescher, Nicholas. Predicting the Future. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Profitable Speculations: Essays on Current Philosophical Themes. Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Communicative Pragmatism: And Other Philosophical Essays on Language. Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Complexity: A Philosophical Overview. New Brunswick NJ.: Transaction Publishers, 1998. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Realistic Pragmatism: An Introduction to Pragmatic Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Nature and Understanding: A Study of the Metaphysics of Science. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Inquiry Dynamics. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 2000. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Cognitive Pragmatism. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Minding Matter and Other Essays in Philosophical Inquiry. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Paradoxes. Chicago, Ill.: Open Court Publishing Co., 2001. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Philosophical Reasoning. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Process Philosophy: A Survey of Basic Issues. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Fairness. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2002. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Rationalität, Wissenschaft, und Praxis. Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann, 2002.

Rescher, Nicholas. Cognitive Idealization: On the Nature and Utility of Cognitive Ideals. Uxbridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Epistemology: On the Scope and Limits of Knowledge. Albany NY: SUNY Press, 2003. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Imagining Irreality: A Study of Unrealized Possibility. Chicago, Ill.: Open Court, 2003. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Rationality in Pragmatic Perspective. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Sensible Decisions: Issues of Rational Decision in Personal Choice and Public Policy. Totowa, NJ.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Epistemic Logic: A Survey of the Logic of Knowledge. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004.

Rescher, Nicholas. Value Matters: Studies in Axiology. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2005. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Studies in Pragmatism. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2005. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Cognitive Harmony. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Common Sense: A New Look at an Old Tradition. Milwaukee, WI.: Marquette University Press, 2005.

Rescher, Nicholas. Fondements de l'ontologie de procés. Frankfurt: Ontos, 2005.

Rescher, Nicholas. Reason and Reality: Realism and Idealism in Pragmatic Perspective. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. What If? Thought Experimentation in Philosophy. New Brunswick, NJ.: Transaction Books, 2005. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Philosophical Dialectics: An Essay on Metaphilosophy. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2005. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Error. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Metaphysics: The Key Issues from a Realistic Perspective. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2006. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Autobiography. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2006. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Epistemic Pragmatism and other studies in the Theory of Knowledge. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2008. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Free Will: A Philosophical Reappraisal. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publisher, 2009. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Ignorance. 2nd edn. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009. Buy Now!

Rescher, Nicholas. Unknowability: An Inquiry into the Limits of Knowledge. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2009. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Reality and Its Appearance. London and New York: Continuum, 2010. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Ideas in Process: A Study on the Development of Philosophical Concepts. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2010. Buy Now! 

Rescher, Nicholas. Epistemological Studies. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2010. Buy Now! 

 

 

Paul Kurtz (1925- )

Kurtz

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Kurtz, Paul. Multi-Secularism: A New Agenda. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 2010. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. Exuberant Skepticism. Edited by John R. Shook. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2010. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. What Is Secular Humanism? Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2007. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. Affirmations: Joyful and Creative Exuberance, Revised Edition. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2005. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. Skepticism and Humanism: The New Paradigm. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 2001.

Kurtz, Paul. Humanist Manifesto 2000: A Call for a New Planetary Humanism. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2000. Buy Now!

Kurtz, Paul. Embracing the Power of Humanism. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. Buy Now!

Kurtz, Paul. The Courage to Become: The Virtues of Humanism. New York: Praeger/Greenwood, 1997. Buy Now!

Kurtz, Paul. The New Skepticism: Inquiry and Reliable Knowledge. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1992. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. Philosophical Essays in Pragmatic Naturalism. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1991. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. Eupraxophy: Living Without Religion. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1989. Reprinted as Living without Religion: Eupraxophy (1994). Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Humanism. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1987. Reprinted (2008). Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1986. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul, et al. Humanist Manifestos I and II. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1984. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. In Defense of Secular Humanism. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1983. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. A Secular Humanist Declaration. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1980. Buy Now! 

Kurtz, Paul. Exuberance: An Affirmative Philosophy of Life. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1977.

Kurtz, Paul. The Fullness of Life. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books; New York: Horizon Books, 1974.

Kurtz, Paul. The Humanist Alternative. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books; London: Pemberton Books, 1973.

Kurtz, Paul. Decision and the Condition of Man. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1965.

 

Media-graphy: A Bibliography of the Works of Paul Kurtz, Fifty-One Years: 1952-2003. Amherst, N.Y.: center for Inquiry, 2004. Buy Now! 

 

 

Joseph Margolis (1924- )

Margolis

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Margolis, Joseph. The Cultural Space of the Arts and the Infelicities of Reductionism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Pragmatism's advantage: American and European philosophy at the end of the twentieth century. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 2010. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Culture and cultural entities: toward a new unity of science, 2nd edn (1st edn. 1984). Dordrecht: Springer, 2009. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. On Aesthetics. Belmont, Cal.: Wadworth, 2008. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. The Arts and the Definition of the Human: Toward a Philosophical Anthropology. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 2008. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Pragmatism Without Foundations: Reconciling Realism and Relativism, 2nd edn. (first published in 1986). London and New York: Continuum, 2007. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Introduction to Philosophical Problems. London and New York: Continuum, 2006. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Moral Philosophy after 9/11. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. The Unraveling of Scientism: American Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2003. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Reinventing Pragmatism: American Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2002. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. The Quarrel between Invariance and Flux: A Vade Mecum for Philosophers and Other Players. With Jacques Catudal. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Selves and Other Texts: The Case for Cultural Realism. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph, and Tom Rockmore, ed. The Philosophy of Interpretation. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2001. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. What, After All, Is a Work of Art? Lectures in the Philosophy of Art. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999. Reprinted, 2009. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Life without Principles: Reconciling Theory and Practice. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996.

Margolis, Joseph. Historied Thought, Constructed World: A Conceptual Primer for the Turn of the Millennium. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Margolis, Joseph. Interpretation Radical But Not Unruly: The New Puzzle of the Arts and History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. The Flux of History and the Flux of Science. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Margolis, Joseph. The Truth about Relativism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991.

Margolis, Joseph. Texts without Referents: Reconciling Science and Narrative. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989.

Margolis, Joseph. Science without Unity: Reconciling the Natural and the Human Sciences. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987.

Margolis, Joseph, ed. Philosophy Looks at the Arts. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987. Buy Now! 

Margolis, Joseph. Psychology: Designing the Discipline. With Peter Manicas, Rom Harré, and Paul Secord. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986.

Margolis, Joseph. Pragmatism without Foundations: Reconciling Relativism and Realism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986.

Margolis, Joseph. Culture and Cultural Entities. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1984.

Margolis, Joseph. Philosophy of Psychology. Foundations of Philosophy Series. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1984.

Margolis, Joseph. Art and Philosophy. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press; Hassocks: Harvester Press, 1980.

Margolis, Joseph. Persons and Minds. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1978.

Margolis, Joseph. Negativities: The Limits of Life. Columbus, Ohio: Charles Merrill, 1975.

Margolis, Joseph. Knowledge and Existence: An Introduction to Philosophical Problems. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Margolis, Joseph. Values and Conduct. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971.

Margolis, Joseph. Psychotherapy and Morality: A Study of Two Concepts. New York: Random House, 1966.

Margolis, Joseph. The Language of Art and Art Criticism: Analytic Questions in Aesthetics. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1965.

 

 

Cornel West (1953- )

West

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West, Cornel. Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir with David Ritz. New York: SmileyBooks, 2009. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom. Carlsbad, Cal.: Hay House, 2008. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism. New York: Penguin, 2004. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel, and Eddie Glaude, Jr., ed. African American Religious Thought: An Anthology. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster Press, 2003.  Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. The Other Malcolm: "Shorty" Jarvis, His Memoir. By Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, with Paul D. Nichols, edited by Cornel West. Jefferson, N.C.:  McFarland, 2001. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Century, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. The Cornel West Reader. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 1999. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel, and Quinton Hosford Dixie, ed. The Courage to Hope: From Black Suffering to Human Redemption. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. The War Against Parents, with Sylvia Ann Hewlett. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. The Future of American Progressivism, with Roberto Unger. Boston: Beacon, 1998. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America, edited by Kelvin Sealey. Boston: Beacon Press, 1997. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Struggles in the Promised Land: Toward a History of Black-Jewish Relations in the United States, edited by Jack Salzman and Cornel West. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. The Future of the Race, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Knopf, 1996. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Jews and Blacks: A Dialogue on Race, Religion, and Culture in America, with Michael Lerner. New York: Dutton/Plume, 1996. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin, with Michael Lerner. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995.

West, Cornel. White Screens/Black Images: Hollywood from the Dark Side, by James Snead, edited by Colin MacCabe and Cornel West. New York: Routledge, 1994.

West, Cornel. Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America. New York: Routledge, 1993. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Beyond Eurocentism and Multiculturalism. Vol. 1: Prophetic Thoughts in Post-Modern Times. Vol. 2: Prophetic Reflections: Notes on Race and Power in America. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1993.

West, Cornel. Race Matters. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993. Reissued in hardcover with new introduction, 2001. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel, and bell hooks. Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. Boston: South End Press, 1991. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1991. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures, edited by Russell Ferguson, Martha Gever, Trihn T. Minh-ha, and Cornel West. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1990.

West, Cornel. The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Prophetic Fragments: Illuminations of the Crisis in American Religion and Culture. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1988. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel, and John Rajchman, ed. Post-Analytic Philosophy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Prophesy Deliverance!: An African American Revolutionary Christianity. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster Press, 1982. 20th anniversary reissue, 2002. Buy Now! 

West, Cornel. Theology in the Americas: Detroit II Conference Papers, edited by Margaret Coakley, Caridad Guidote, and Cornel West. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1982.