Routledge Focus on Philosophy

Routledge Focus on Philosophy is an exciting and innovative new series, capturing and disseminating some of the best and most exciting new research in philosophy in short book form. Peer reviewed and at a maximum of fifty thousand words shorter than the typical research monograph, Routledge Focus on Philosophy titles are available in both ebook and print on demand format. Tackling big topics in a digestible format the series opens up important philosophical research for a wider audience, and as such is invaluable reading for the scholar, researcher and student seeking to keep their finger on the pulse of the discipline. The series also reflects the growing interdisciplinarity within philosophy and will be of interest to those in related disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.


  • Plant Minds Chauncey Maher
  • The Logic of Commitment Gary Chartier


  • The Passing of Temporal Well-Being Ben Bramble
  • Consciousness, Value and Moral Status Joshua Shepherd
  • Knowledge Transmission Stephen Wright
  • Supposition, Imagination and Philosophy, Margherita Arcangeli
  • Moral Thinking: Fast and Slow Hanno Sauer
  • Mind-reading and the Philosophy of Social Cognition Shannon Spaulding
  • Well-being, Ethics and Disability Andrew Schroeder
  • Delusions and Beliefs: A Philosophical Inquiry Kengo Miyazono
  • Friendship, Ethics and Social Media Diane Jeske
  • Intuition as Consciousness Experience Ole Koksvik
  • Human Kinds: A Philosophical Defence Marion Godman
  • Confucianism and the Philosophy of Well-Being Richard Kim
  • The Philosophy and Psychology of Commitment John Michael
  • Supposition, Imagination, and Philosophy book cover

    Supposition, Imagination, and Philosophy

    By Margherita Arcangeli

    Supposition has been frequently invoked in many fields within philosophy, including aesthetics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and ethics. However, there is a striking lack of consensus about the proper definition of supposition. What is supposition? Is supposition a sui generis type of mental…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
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  • Consciousness and Moral Status book cover

    Consciousness and Moral Status

    By Joshua Shepherd

    Claims about the value of life for those in a permanent vegetative state (PVS), debates about treatment and study of disorders of consciousness, controversies about end-of-life care for those with advanced dementia, and arguments about the moral status of embryos, fetuses, and non-human animals…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
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  • Knowledge Transmission book cover

    Knowledge Transmission

    By Stephen Wright

    Our knowledge of the world comes from various sources. But it is sometimes said that testimony, unlike other sources, transmits knowledge from one person to another. In this book, Stephen Wright investigates what the transmission of knowledge involves and the role the role that it should play in…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
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  • The Passing of Temporal Well-Being book cover

    The Passing of Temporal Well-Being

    By Ben Bramble

    The philosophical study of well-being concerns what makes lives good for their subjects. It is now standard among philosophers to distinguish between two kinds of well-being: · lifetime well-being, i.e., how good a person’s life was for him or her considered as a whole, and · temporal well-being,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16 
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  • The Logic of Commitment book cover

    The Logic of Commitment

    By Gary Chartier

    This book develops and defends a conception of commitment and explores its limits. Gary Chartier shows how commitment serves to resolve conflicts between ordinary moral intuitions and the reality that the basic aspects of human well-being are incommensurable. He outlines a variety of overlapping…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20
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  • Plant Minds: A Philosophical Defense book cover

    Plant Minds

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Chauncey Maher

    The idea that plants have minds can sound improbable, but some widely respected contemporary scientists and philosophers find it plausible. It turns out to be rather tricky to vindicate the presumption that plants do not have minds, for doing so requires getting clear about what plants can do and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
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