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Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy


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The Philosophy of Exemplarity Singularity, Particularity, and Self-Reference

The Philosophy of Exemplarity: Singularity, Particularity, and Self-Reference

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By Jakub Mácha
October 28, 2022

This book offers an original philosophical perspective on exemplarity. Inspired by Wittgenstein’s later work and Derrida’s theory of deconstruction, it argues that examples are not static entities but rather oscillate between singular and universal moments. There is a broad consensus that ...

The Theory and Practice of Recognition

The Theory and Practice of Recognition

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Edited By Onni Hirvonen, Heikki J. Koskinen
September 23, 2022

This volume presents new essays on the theory and practice of recognition. In order to retain its overall plausibility as a critical social theory, contemporary recognition theory needs to be able to successfully combine theory with real-life perspectives, in both contemporary and historical ...

Evolutionary Debunking Arguments Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Evolutionary Debunking Arguments: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

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Edited By Diego E. Machuca
September 09, 2022

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in evolutionary debunking arguments directed against certain types of belief, particularly moral and religious beliefs. According to those arguments, the evolutionary origins of the cognitive mechanisms that produce the targeted beliefs render these ...

Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Recognition

Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Recognition

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Edited By Paul Giladi, Nicola McMillan
August 12, 2022

This volume includes original essays that examine the underexplored relationship between recognition theory and key developments in critical social epistemology. Its aims are to explore how far certain kinds of epistemic injustice, epistemic oppression, and types of ignorance can be understood as ...

The Philosophy of Fanaticism Epistemic, Affective, and Political Dimensions

The Philosophy of Fanaticism: Epistemic, Affective, and Political Dimensions

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Edited By Leo Townsend, Ruth Rebecca Tietjen, Hans Bernhard Schmid, Michael Staudigl
July 26, 2022

The essays in this volume explore some of the disconcerting realities of fanaticism, by analyzing its unique dynamics, and considering how it can be productively confronted. The book features both analytic and continental philosophical approaches to fanaticism. Working at the intersections of ...

Mental Action and the Conscious Mind

Mental Action and the Conscious Mind

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Edited By Michael Brent, Lisa Miracchi Titus
July 15, 2022

Mental action deserves a place among foundational topics in action theory and philosophy of mind. Recent accounts of human agency tend to overlook the role of conscious mental action in our daily lives, while contemporary accounts of the conscious mind often ignore the role of mental action and ...

Recognition and the Human Life-Form Beyond Identity and Difference

Recognition and the Human Life-Form: Beyond Identity and Difference

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By Heikki Ikäheimo
July 08, 2022

What is recognition and why is it so important? This book develops a synoptic conception of the significance of recognition in its many forms for human persons by means of a rational reconstruction and internal critique of classical and contemporary accounts. The book begins with a clarification of...

Autonomy, Enactivism, and Mental Disorder A Philosophical Account

Autonomy, Enactivism, and Mental Disorder: A Philosophical Account

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By Michelle Maiese
June 30, 2022

This book brings together insights from the enactivist approach in philosophy of mind and existing work on autonomous agency from both philosophy of action and feminist philosophy. It then utilizes this proposed account of autonomous agency to make sense of the impairments in agency that commonly ...

Existentialism and the Desirability of Immortality

Existentialism and the Desirability of Immortality

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By Adam Buben
June 30, 2022

This book looks to existential thinkers for reasons to hope immortal life could be worth living. It injects new arguments and insights into the debate about the desirability of immortality, and tackles related issues such as boredom, personal identity, technological progress, and the meaning of ...

Perspectives on Taste Aesthetics, Language, Metaphysics, and Experimental Philosophy

Perspectives on Taste: Aesthetics, Language, Metaphysics, and Experimental Philosophy

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Edited By Jeremy Wyatt, Julia Zakkou, Dan Zeman
May 06, 2022

This book offers a sustained, interdisciplinary examination of taste. It addresses a range of topics that have been at the heart of lively debates in philosophy of language, linguistics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and experimental philosophy. Our everyday lives are suffused with discussions about ...

A Referential Theory of Truth and Falsity

A Referential Theory of Truth and Falsity

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By Ilhan Inan
May 04, 2022

This book proposes a novel theory of truth and falsity. It argues that truth is a form of reference and falsity is a form of reference failure. Most of the philosophical literature on truth concentrates on certain ontological and epistemic problems. This book focuses instead on language. By ...

Logics of Genocide The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World

Logics of Genocide: The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World

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Edited By Anne O'Byrne, Martin Shuster
April 29, 2022

This book is concerned with the connection between the formal structure of agency and the formal structure of genocide. The contributors employ philosophical approaches to explore the idea of genocidal violence as a structural element in the world. Do mechanisms or structures in nation-states ...

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