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.
Philosophy of Emotion
Ethics of War and Conflict
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...