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  1. Read Excerpts of our Outstanding Academic Titles

    What do habit, Buddhism, bioethics and gothic literature have in common? Each are the subject of one of our Outstanding Academic Titles as picked by Choice magazine! 

    We've had 32 titles chosen as Outstanding Academic Titles, and we've made excerpts from four of these titles free to view - On Habit, Bioethics: the Basics, The Gothic World and Buddhism Goes to the Movies. Each excerpt contains the first chapter to give a flavor of the book, so what are you waiting for? 

    If you want to see more of the Outstanding Academic Titles from Routledge, you can view them all here

  2. Introducing Philosophy: God, Mind, World, and Logic - Out Now

    Written for any readers interested in better harnessing philosophy’s real value, this book covers a broad range of fundamental philosophical problems and certain intellectual techniques for addressing those problems. In Introducing Philosophy: God, Mind, World, and Logic, Neil Tennant helps any student in pursuit of a ‘big picture’ to think independently, question received dogma, and analyze problems incisively. It also connects philosophy to other areas of study at the university, enabling all students to employ the concepts and techniques of this millennia-old discipline throughout their college careers – and beyond. Read more...

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  3. Bioethics: The Basics - An Outstanding Academic Title

    We are honored that Bioethics: The Basics has been selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014! 

    Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today. Choice said of it:

     "This concise, precise, and inexpensive book contains a trove of information useful for both general health sciences audiences and laypersons wanting a clear introduction to ethical issues in health. Each of these chapters is relevant to any health profession, not only medicine. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - M.M. Gilllis, CHOICE

     View all the Routledge Choice Outstanding Academic Titles HERE.

  4. The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks - Out Now

    Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks are one of the most important and original sources of modern political philosophy but the Prison Notebooks present great difficulties to the reader. Not originally intended for publication, their fragmentary character and their oftentimes cryptic language can mystify readers, leading to misinterpretation of the text. The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks provides readers with the historical background, textual analysis and other relevant information needed for a greater understanding and appreciation of this classic text. Read more...

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  5. January Series Of The Month - Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy is 20% Off!

    This month, all titles included in the Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy series are 20% off! Just use Discount Code VRK99 at the checkout.

    Check out the full list of titles here.

  6. January Book of the Month!

    Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader

    Edited by Lydia Patton

    "This innovative anthology is a must for all those who have been puzzled and delighted at the crossroads of philosophy, history, and science. Rooted in the recent flourishing of scholarship in HOPOS (history of philosophy of science), this unique collection addresses many far-reaching questions concerning the nature and development of knowledge. The various general programmatic statements in the opening section of the book are enriched and sharpened by articles embodying the history of three specific philosophical–scientific debates. Lydia Patton has admirably shaped this collection into a lively resource to aid further research and debate, going well beyond providing a static repository of great works." - Hasok Chang, University of Cambridge

    Learn more and request a complimentary exam copy here.

  7. The Conquest of Happiness: It’s a Classic for a reason

    Beat ‘Blue Monday’ with the Routledge Classic The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell

    Routledge Classics doesn’t stand still. In 2015 we are bringing you a Classic a Month to spotlight the pedigree of our list, along with an interview with an eminent thinker about why this is their favorite Routledge Classic. In January we are delighted to showcase The Conquest of Happiness and an interview with the philosopher A.C.Grayling, whose preface features in the Routledge Classic edition.

    The current interest in happiness studies shows no signs of abating, with academic studies into well-being and happiness research competing with a proliferation of self-help experts, books and resources to tell us with how we can attain and retain happiness in life. This is nothing new though, as Bertrand Russell demonstrated in his classic title The Conquest of Happiness. Russell encourages zest, a retreat from self-absorption and an interest in the world around us in order to strive to attain happiness. Pre-dating our current fascination with self-help books by decades; this is a true classic offering sage advice for a satisfying life, beyond the facile quick fixes of today.


    Is Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness still as relevant today? Read an extract What Makes People Unhappy? here, and our Q&A with philosopher A. C. Grayling below.

    Tell us your thoughts - @Routledge_Clas #routledgeclassics.
     

  8. Freud by Jonathan Lear - 2nd Edition Out Now

    In this fully updated second edition, Jonathan Lear clearly introduces and assesses all of Freud's thought, focusing on those areas of philosophy on which Freud is acknowledged to have had a lasting impact. These include the philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, rationality, the nature of the self and subjectivity, and ethics and religion. Read more...

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  9. Kristin Andrews discusses her new book, The Animal Mind

    The Animal Mind (Routledge, 2014) introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates in the field. In this exclusive interview the author tells us what first sparked her interest in the area of animal cognition and gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into her new book.

    ‘An outstanding, highly readable, and carefully argued introduction to a variety of increasingly important topics in philosophy. I can think of no better way to get philosophers and cognitive scientists up to speed on the issues, and I look forward to teaching this book in my own courses on animal minds.’Bryce Huebner, Georgetown University, USA

  10. Check out this article by Mark Navin, author of the upcoming Values and Vaccine Refusal

    Author of the upcoming Values and Vaccine Refusal (Routledge, 2015), Mark Navin, writes for the The Oakland Press that Michigan’s school vaccination exemption trend needs to be reversed.

    To read the full article click here.

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