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Critical Concepts in Philosophy


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Critical Concepts in Philosophy is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.

Designed to meet research, reference, and teaching needs across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Major Works gather together the best and most influential work on particular concepts, subjects, and individuals. The collections assemble previously published articles from a variety of journals, excerpts or chapters from previously published books, and materials from other sources which together provide users with historical purchase on the concept, subject, or individual in question, as well as a thorough overview of current issues.

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Philosophy of Emotion

Philosophy of Emotion

1st Edition

Edited By Aaron Ben Ze'ev, Angelika Krebs
July 28, 2017

Emotions punctuate almost all significant events in our lives, but their nature, causes, and consequences are among the least well understood aspects of human experience. It is easier to express emotions than to describe them and even harder to analyse and explain them. Despite their apparent ...

Ethics of War and Conflict

Ethics of War and Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Asa Kasher
February 04, 2014

Standing on the shoulders of thinkers who have sought carefully to delineate proper behaviour in armed conflict—not least to distinguish just from illegitimate wars—military ethics is a subdiscipline enjoying renewed interest and, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, increasing practical ...

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

1st Edition

Edited By Sean Crawford
October 29, 2010

Philosophy of Mind is concerned with fundamental issues about the relation between mind and body and mind and world, and with the nature of the diverse variety of mental phenomena, such as thought, self-knowledge, consciousness, perception, sensation, and emotion. Philosophers of mind explore some ...

Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of Language

1st Edition

Edited By A. P. Martinich
January 12, 2009

What do ‘meaning’ and ‘truth’ mean? And how are they situated in the concrete practices of linguistic communication? What is the relationship between words and the world? How—with words—can people do such varied things as marry, inaugurate a president, and declare a country’s independence? How is ...

German Idealism

German Idealism

1st Edition

Edited By Klaus Brinkmann
August 20, 2007

German Idealism represents one of the most intense and ambitious periods in the history of philosophy. It was the time when the possibility of an alternative to both empiricism and rationalism was explored, and the era when comprehensive system building took place. Discussing this highly visible ...

Philosophy of Law

Philosophy of Law

1st Edition

Edited By Brian Bix
October 17, 2006

Edited by a leading scholar in the field, Philosophy of Law is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series Critical Concepts in Philosophy. It is a four-volume collection of canonical and cutting-edge research and covers a significant range of topics in the field. The first two volumes of the ...

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

1st Edition

Edited By James Young
September 20, 2005

Aesthetics is one of the most vital and wide-ranging fields of philosophical inquiry. This four volume set brings together both classic and contemporary writings to provide a comprehensive collection of the most important essays on the subject. All of the various artistic genres are addressed, ...

Phenomenology Critical Concepts in Philosophy

Phenomenology: Critical Concepts in Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Lester Embree, Dermot Moran
November 22, 2004

Phenomenology as a tradition owes its name to Edmund Husserl, in his Logical Investigations (1900-1). It began as a bold new way of doing philosophy, an attempt to bring it back from abstract metaphysical speculation and empty logical calculation in order to come into contact with concrete living ...

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