Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

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The Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy series brings high quality research monograph publishing into focus for authors, the international library market, and student, academic and research readers. Headed by an international editorial advisory board of acclaimed scholars from across the philosophical spectrum, this monograph series presents cutting-edge research from established as well as exciting new authors in the field. Spanning the breadth of philosophy and related disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy takes contemporary philosophical research into new directions and debate.

  • Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy: The Return to Subjectivity book cover

    Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy

    The Return to Subjectivity, 1st Edition

    By Dieter Freundlieb

    Dieter Henrich is one of the most respected and frequently cited philosophers in Germany today. His extensive and highly innovative studies of German Idealism and his systematic analyses of subjectivity have significantly impacted on advanced German philosophical and theological debates. Dieter…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27
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  • On Thinking and the World: John McDowell's Mind and World book cover

    On Thinking and the World

    John McDowell's Mind and World, 1st Edition

    By Sandra M. Dingli

    John McDowell's Mind and World has, since its publication in 1994, become a seminal text, putting forward many new ideas on the manner in which concepts mediate the relation between minds and the world. Yet McDowell's ideas are not easy to comprehend. In this book Sandra Dingli both elaborates and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Action and Ethics in Aristotle and Hegel: Escaping the Malign Influence of Kant book cover

    Action and Ethics in Aristotle and Hegel

    Escaping the Malign Influence of Kant, 1st Edition

    By Gary Pendlebury

    Pendlebury alleges that abstraction and rationalization have had a strong and malign influence on normative moral philosophy in the 20th century. Criticizing writers such as Hare, Rawls and Scanlon for pursuing a conception of moral philosophy that bears little resemblance to the way in which human…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Negotiating the Good Life: Aristotle and the Civil Society book cover

    Negotiating the Good Life

    Aristotle and the Civil Society, 1st Edition

    By Mark A. Young

    For centuries philosophers have wrestled with the dichotomy between individual freedom on the one hand and collective solidarity on the other. Yet today there is a growing realization that this template is fundamentally flawed. In this book, Mark Young embraces and advocates a more holistic concept…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Liberty, Property and Markets: A Critique of Libertarianism book cover

    Liberty, Property and Markets

    A Critique of Libertarianism, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Attas

    Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights. In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Hume's Scepticism and the Science of Human Nature book cover

    Hume's Scepticism and the Science of Human Nature

    1st Edition

    By Paul Stanistreet

    This book explores the relationship between Hume's sceptical philosophy and his Newtonian ambition of founding a science of human nature. Assessing both received and 'new' readings of Hume's philosophy, Stanistreet offers a line of interpretation which, he argues, makes sense of many of the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge: Philosophy of Language after MacIntyre and Hauerwas book cover

    Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge

    Philosophy of Language after MacIntyre and Hauerwas, 1st Edition

    By R. Scott Smith

    We live in a time of moral confusion: many believe there are no overarching moral norms, and we have lost an accepted body of moral knowledge. Alasdair MacIntyre addresses this problem in his much-heralded restatement of Aristotelian and Thomistic virtue ethics; Stanley Hauerwas does so through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Slavoj Žižek: A Little Piece of the Real book cover

    Slavoj Žižek

    A Little Piece of the Real, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Sharpe

    Slavoj Zizek has emerged as the pre-eminent European cultural theorist of the last decade and has been described as the ultimate Marxist/Lacanian cultural studies scholar. His large and growing body of work has generated considerable controversy, yet his texts are not structured as standard…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Incommensurability and Cross-Language Communication book cover

    Incommensurability and Cross-Language Communication

    1st Edition

    By Xinli Wang

    A dominant epistemological assumption behind Western philosophy is that it is possible to locate some form of commonality between languages, traditions, or cultures - such as a common language or lexicon, or a common notion of rationality - which makes full linguistic communication between them…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
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  • The Logic of Expression: Quality, Quantity and Intensity in Spinoza, Hegel and Deleuze book cover

    The Logic of Expression

    Quality, Quantity and Intensity in Spinoza, Hegel and Deleuze, 1st Edition

    By Simon Duffy

    Engaging with the challenging and controversial reading of Spinoza presented by Gilles Deleuze in Expressionism in Philosophy (1968), this book focuses on Deleuze's redeployment of Spinozist concepts within the context of his own philosophical project of constructing a philosophy of difference as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
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  • The Stoics on Determinism and Compatibilism book cover

    The Stoics on Determinism and Compatibilism

    1st Edition

    By Ricardo Salles

    The Stoics on Determinism and Compatibilism is an important book which reconstructs the arguments deployed by the Stoics in favour of the view that everything is necessary and examines the development of the different arguments given by the Stoics that this is compatible with moral responsibility…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
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  • Living Without Domination: The Possibility of an Anarchist Utopia book cover

    Living Without Domination

    The Possibility of an Anarchist Utopia, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Clark

    Living Without Domination defends the bold claim that humans can organise themselves to live peacefully and prosperously together in an anarchist utopia. Clark refutes errors about what anarchism is, about utopianism, and about human sociability and its history. He then develops an analysis of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Identity Politics in Deconstruction: Calculating with the Incalculable book cover

    Identity Politics in Deconstruction

    Calculating with the Incalculable, 1st Edition

    By Carolyn D'Cruz

    Identity politics dominates the organisation of liberation movements today. This is the case whether fighting over one's birthright to a nation, such as in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict; lobbying for civil rights, such as in gay and lesbian campaigns for marriage; or struggling for citizenry…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • A Phenomenology of Love and Hate book cover

    A Phenomenology of Love and Hate

    1st Edition

    By Peter Hadreas

    Using phenomenology to uncover the implicit logic in personal love, sexual love, and hatred, Peter Hadreas provides new insights into the uniqueness of the beloved and offers fresh explanations for some of the worst outbreaks of violence and hatred in modern times. Topics discussed include the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
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  • Truth and Normativity: An Inquiry into the Basis of Everyday Moral Claims book cover

    Truth and Normativity

    An Inquiry into the Basis of Everyday Moral Claims, 1st Edition

    By Iain Brassington

    Beginning by posing the question of what it is that marks the difference between something like terrorism and something like civil society, Brassington argues that commonsense moral arguments against terrorism or political violence tend to imply that the modern democratic polis might also be…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Two Orientations Toward Human Nature book cover

    Two Orientations Toward Human Nature

    1st Edition

    By Rony Guldmann

    Our culture entertains a schizophrenic attitude towards human nature. On the one hand, egoism is held to be our most powerful motive, playing a crucial cultural role by explaining the appeal of capitalism and providing a foundation for individualism. By contrast much of the continental intellectual…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Schopenhauer, Religion and Morality: The Humble Path to Ethics book cover

    Schopenhauer, Religion and Morality

    The Humble Path to Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Gerard Mannion

    This work challenges the textbook assessment of Schopenhauer as militant atheist and absolute pessimist. In examining Schopenhauer's grappling with religion, theology and Kant's moral philosophy, Mannion suggests we can actually discern a 'religious' humility in method in Schopenhauer's work,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Ethical Issues in Mental Illness book cover

    Ethical Issues in Mental Illness

    1st Edition

    By Caroline Dunn

    This book is an attempt to address the ethical issues raised by mental illness and its treatment by focusing on the question of autonomy. The mentally ill may be regarded as non-autonomous by virtue of irrationality, which may result in treatment models which deny them a voice. As a counter to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Subjectivity and Irreligion: Atheism and Agnosticism in Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche book cover

    Subjectivity and Irreligion

    Atheism and Agnosticism in Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Alun Ray

    This book asks specific philosophical questions about the underlying structure of Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche's thoughts on atheism and agnosticism; thoughts that represent one of the most concerted attacks on monotheistic religion in modern philosophy. Yet commentators interested in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • The Politics of Agency: Toward a Pragmatic Approach to Philosophical Anthropology book cover

    The Politics of Agency

    Toward a Pragmatic Approach to Philosophical Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By J. Jeremy Wisnewski

    Debates about individualism and holism, reductionism and phenomenology, and naturalism and humanism all turn on how we answer the basic questions about the nature of human agency. This book argues that the traditional emphasis on the accuracy of a given theory of human agency has systematically…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Protagoras and the Challenge of Relativism: Plato's Subtlest Enemy book cover

    Protagoras and the Challenge of Relativism

    Plato's Subtlest Enemy, 1st Edition

    By Ugo Zilioli

    Protagoras was an important Greek thinker of the fifth century BC, the most famous of the so called Sophists, though most of what we know of him and his thought comes to us mainly through the dialogues of his strenuous opponent Plato. In this book, Ugo Zilioli offers a sustained and philosophically…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Preference and Information book cover

    Preference and Information

    1st Edition

    By Dan Egonsson

    Is it important to our quality of life that the preferences we satisfy are rational and well-informed? Standard preferentialist theories allege that a person's preferences and their satisfaction are the correct measure of well-being. In preference-sensitive theories, preferences are important but…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
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  • Meaning and Structure: Structuralism of (Post)Analytic Philosophers book cover

    Meaning and Structure

    Structuralism of (Post)Analytic Philosophers, 1st Edition

    By Jaroslav Peregrin

    In Meaning and Structure, Peregrin argues that recent and contemporary (post)analytic philosophy, as developed by Quine, Davidson, Sellars and their followers, is largely structuralistic in the very sense in which structuralism was originally tabled by Ferdinand de Saussure. The author reconstructs…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
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  • The Problem of Existence book cover

    The Problem of Existence

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Witherall

    This book explores the question of why there is something instead of nothing. Several responses to this question are possible, but only some of them address the question seriously, respecting its emotional aspects as well as its cognitive dimension. The author carefully distinguishes those answers…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
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  • Spinoza and Deep Ecology: Challenging Traditional Approaches to Environmentalism book cover

    Spinoza and Deep Ecology

    Challenging Traditional Approaches to Environmentalism, 1st Edition

    By Eccy de Jonge

    Spinoza and Deep Ecology explores the philosophical, psychological and political assumptions that underpin a concern for nature, offering specific suggestions how the domination of humans and nature may be overcome. It is primarily intended as an introduction to the philosophy of ecology, known as…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Science and Virtue: An Essay on the Impact of the Scientific Mentality on Moral Character book cover

    Science and Virtue

    An Essay on the Impact of the Scientific Mentality on Moral Character, 1st Edition

    By Louis Caruana

    Charting new territory in the interface between science and ethics, Science and Virtue is a study of how the scientific mentality can affect the building of character, or the attainment of virtue by the individual. Drawing on inspiration from virtue-ethics and virtue-epistemology, Caruana argues…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • From Concept to Objectivity: Thinking Through Hegel's Subjective Logic book cover

    From Concept to Objectivity

    Thinking Through Hegel's Subjective Logic, 1st Edition

    By Richard Dien Winfield

    From Concept to Objectivity uncovers the nature and authority of conceptual determination by critically thinking through neglected arguments in Hegel’s Science of Logic pivotal for understanding reason and its role in philosophy. Winfield clarifies the logical problems of presuppositionlessness and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The Software of the Universe: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Laws of Nature book cover

    The Software of the Universe

    An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Laws of Nature, 1st Edition

    By Mauro Dorato

    The Software of the Universe introduces the history and philosophy of the concept of 'laws of nature' addressing both philosophers and scientists with an interest in the methodological and philosophical issues raised by their disciplines. The book reconstructs the main stages of the historical…

    Hardback – 2005-07-28
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  • Logic & Natural Language: On Plural Reference and Its Semantic and Logical Significance book cover

    Logic & Natural Language

    On Plural Reference and Its Semantic and Logical Significance, 1st Edition

    By Hanoch Ben-Yami

    Frege's invention of the predicate calculus has been the most influential event in the history of modern logic. The calculus’ place in logic is so central that many philosophers think, in fact, of it when they think of logic. This book challenges the position in contemporary logic and philosophy of…

    Hardback – 2004-02-28
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  • Dispositional Theories of Knowledge: A Defence of Aetiological Foundationalism book cover

    Dispositional Theories of Knowledge

    A Defence of Aetiological Foundationalism, 1st Edition

    By Lars Bo Gundersen

    This book offers an original examination of human cognition, arguing that cognitive skills are dispositional in nature. Opposing influential views in modern Anglo-American philosophy, Gundersen starts from the received premis that knowledge is analyzable in terms of belief, justification and truth,…

    Hardback – 2003-08-20
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  • Self-Intellection and its Epistemological Origins in Ancient Greek Thought book cover

    Self-Intellection and its Epistemological Origins in Ancient Greek Thought

    1st Edition

    By Ian M. Crystal

    Can the intellect or the intellectual faculty be its own object of thought, or can it not think or apprehend itself? This book explores the ancient treatments of the question of self-intellection - an important theme in ancient epistemology and of considerable interest to later philosophical…

    Hardback – 2002-10-23
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