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New Problems of Philosophy

Series Editor: José Luis Bermúdez

New Problems of Philosophy

Series Editor: José Luis Bermúdez, Texas A&M University

'Routledge's New Problems of Philosophy series has a most impressive line-up of topical volumes aimed at upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy and at others with interests in cutting edge philosophical work. The authors are influential figures in their respective fields and notably adept at synthesizing and explaining intricate topics fairly and comprehensively.' – John Heil, Monash University (Australia) and Washington University, St Louis (USA)

‘This is an outstanding collection of volumes. The topics are well chosen and the authors are outstanding. They will be fine texts in a wide range of courses.’ - Stephen Stich, Rutgers University, USA

The New Problems of Philosophy series provides accessible and engaging surveys of the most important problems in contemporary philosophy. Each book examines a topic or theme that has either emerged on the philosophical landscape in recent years, or a longstanding problem refreshed in light of recent work in philosophy and related disciplines. Clearly explaining the nature of the problem at hand and assessing attempts to answer it, books in the series are excellent starting-points for undergraduate and graduate students wishing to study a single topic in depth. They will also be essential reading for professional philosophers. Additional features include chapter summaries, further reading, and a glossary of technical terms.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 12 results in New Problems of Philosophy
  1. Egalitarianism

    By Iwao Hirose

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Some people are worse off than others. Does this fact give rise to moral concern? Egalitarianism claims that it does, for a wide array of reasons. It is one of the most important and hotly debated problems in moral and political philosophy, occupying a central place in the work of John Rawls,...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Attention

    By Wayne Wu

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Attention is a fundamental feature of the mind yet has languished in the backwaters of philosophy. Recent years, however, have witnessed a resurgence of philosophical interest in attention, driven by recognition that it is closely connected to consciousness, perception, agency, thought,...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Images

    By John V. Kulvicki

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely...

    Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Consequentialism

    By Julia Driver

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Consequentialism is the view that the rightness or wrongness of actions depend solely on their consequences. It is one of the most influential, and controversial, of all ethical theories. In this book, Julia Driver introduces and critically assesses consequentialism in all its forms. After a brief...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Semantic Externalism

    By Jesper Kallestrup

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Semantic externalism is the view that the meanings of referring terms, and the contents of beliefs that are expressed by those terms, are not fully determined by factors internal to the speaker but are instead bound up with the environment. The debate about semantic externalism is one of the most...

    Published September 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Self-Knowledge

    By Brie Gertler

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    How do you know your own thoughts and feelings? Do we have ‘privileged access’ to our own minds? Does introspection provide a grasp of a thinking self or ‘I’? The problem of self-knowledge is one of the most fascinating in all of philosophy and has crucial significance for the philosophy of mind...

    Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Embodied Cognition

    By Lawrence Shapiro

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Embodied cognition often challenges standard cognitive science. In this outstanding introduction, Lawrence Shapiro sets out the central themes and debates surrounding embodied cognition, explaining and assessing the work of many of the key figures in the field, including George Lakoff, Alva Noë,...

    Published August 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Moral Epistemology

    By Aaron Zimmerman

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    How do we know right from wrong? Do we even have moral knowledge? Moral epistemology studies these and related questions about our understanding of virtue and vice. It is one of philosophy’s perennial problems, reaching back to Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Hume and Kant, and has recently been...

    Published May 19th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Noncognitivism in Ethics

    By Mark Schroeder

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    According to noncognitivists, when we say that stealing is wrong, what we are doing is more like venting our feelings about stealing or encouraging one another not to steal, than like stating facts about morality. These ideas challenge the core not only of much thinking about morality and...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Physicalism

    By Daniel Stoljar

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Physicalism, the thesis that everything is physical, is one of the most controversial problems in philosophy. Its adherents argue that there is no more important doctrine in philosophy, whilst its opponents claim that its role is greatly exaggerated. In this superb introduction to the problem...

    Published February 10th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Cognitive Phenomenology
    By Elijah Chudnoff
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  2. Emergence
    By Patrick McGivern
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  3. Disjunctivism
    By Matthew Soteriou
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  4. Modal Epistemology
    By Otavio Bueno, Scott Shalkowski
    To Be Published October 1st 2015

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