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Philosophy

  • Philosophy and Political Economy

    By James Boner

    This volume is one of the most remarkable works in the history of economic thought. First published in 1893, its principal significance rests in its argument that economic theory, however technical or pragmatic, is necessarily formed by and derives its meaning from larger moral and philosophical…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Philosophical Foundations of Leadership

    By David Cawthorn

    The nature of leadership and the human qualities that promote or inhibit it have a long history in Western thought and remain a central concern in modern societies. Crises in leadership may arise from either human failings or social complexities that defeat or reject those most qualified to lead.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Religion, Violence, and the Secular State

    By John C. Caiazza

    Religion, Violence, and the Secular State assesses contemporary religious violence in the context of tensions between state secularism and religious ethics, and ultimately concludes that the West must re-emphasize its own religious tradition in order to successfully combat the rise of a…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25 
    Routledge

  • Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice

    Time and Tyranny in the Works of Alexandre Kojève

    By Gary M. Kelly

    Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice maintains that political philosopher Alexandre Kojève (1901-68) has been both famously misunderstood and famous for being misunderstood. Kojève was famously understood by interpreters for seeing an "end of history" (an end that would display universal free…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Praxiological Essays

    Texts and Contexts

    Edited by Wojciech W. Gasparski

    The 25th volume in the series, Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology brings a praxiological perspective to current issues facing our society. In 16 brand-new essays, a team of international scholars expands praxiology beyond the borders of its historically…

    Paperback – 2017-09-12 
    Routledge
    Praxiology

  • The Structure of Political Thought

    A Study in the History of Political Ideas

    Edited by Charles N. R. McCoy

    Originally published in 1963, this classic book is a rethinking of the history of Western political philosophy. Charles N. R. McCoy contrasts classical-medieval principles against the "hypotheses" at the root of modern liberalism and modern conservativism.In Part I, "The Classical Christian…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Routledge

  • The Triumph and Tragedy of the Intellectuals

    Evil, Enlightenment, and Death

    By Harry Redner

    This fourth instalment of Harry Redner's tetralogy on the history of civilization argues that intellectuals have a brilliant past, a dubious present, and possibly no future. He contends that the philosophers of the seventeenth century laid the ground for the intellectuals of the eighteenth century,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • In Defense of Phenomenology

    Merleau-Pontys Philosophy

    By Douglas Low

    French phenomenological philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty argued for the primary role perception plays in understanding the world as well as engaging with it. As a contributor to phenomenology, Merleau-Ponty faced his fair share of criticisms. In this new book, Douglas Low comes to the defence of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-30
    Routledge

  • Turning Toward Technology

    A Glimpse into the Asian Paradigm

    By Alessandro Tomasi

    We live in an age when the dominant technologically utilitarian worldview is undergoing a transformation. To increase our awareness of this change, Turning Toward Technology introduces readers to the possibility of an alternative technological worldview by examining foundational concepts to Asian…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Routledge

  • How Religion Evolved

    Explaining the Living Dead, Talking Idols, and Mesmerizing Monuments

    By Brian McVeigh

    Why did many religious leaders—Moses, Old Testament prophets, Zoroaster—claim they heard divine voices? Why do ancient civilizations exhibit key similarities, e.g., the "living dead" (treating the dead as if they were still alive); "speaking idols" (care and feeding of effigies); monumental…

    Hardback – 2016-07-30
    Routledge

  • Desire

    The Concept and its Practical Context

    Edited by Timo Airaksinen

    Desire is a rich term meaning wish and want, willingness and relish, appetite and lust. This volume is an effort to analyse the concept of desire and its different practical contexts from a morally philosophic point of view. By analysing multiple definitions and studying underlying motivations, the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-30
    Routledge

  • Practical Environmental Ethics

    By A. Pablo Iannone

    This essential volume for professionals and academics proposes a new approach to environmental ethics and to environmental policymaking in particular. All too frequently, policy makers focus only on what ends should ideally be pursued, ignoring whether the means have any negative unintended…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30
    Routledge

  • Cognitive Psychology in Early Jesuit Scholasticism

    By Daniel Heider

    Jesuit scholastic philosophy of Francisco Suarez (1548–1617) is known to have exerted significant influence over scholastic theology in the 17th and 18th centuries. However, the historic philosophical and theological context from which his ideas emerged, marked by his Jesuit contemporaries, is not…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26
    Routledge

  • Rousseau and the Dilemmas of Modernity

    By Mark Hulliung

    This volume seeks to capture Jean-Jacques Rousseau's astonishing contribution to our understanding of the dilemmas of modernity. For the contributors to this book Rousseau is present as well as past, because he was so modern and yet so ambivalent about modernity, a position with which we are quite…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30
    Routledge

  • Art & Beauty

    By Maurice de Wulf

    This work attempts to establish a philosophy of art that is both intellectual and objective. At first sight it may appear that these goals are at variance with contemporary ideas. On closer examination, however, the reader will see that the tendency is in the opposite direction, a closer approach…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • Principles of Natural Theology

    By George Joyce

    Natural theology is that branch of philosophy that investigates what human reason, unaided by revelation, can tell us concerning God. The end at which it aims is to demonstrate the existence of God, to establish the principal divine attributes, to vindicate God's relation to the world as that of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • The Metaphysics of Love

    By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen

    The Metaphysics of Love develops the existential metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas, applying it to explore the ontological structure of the human person. Published first in 1962, this book demonstrates the fertility of Thomistic metaphysics and the enduring influence of Thomism on Western…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Being and Knowing

    Reflections of a Thomist

    By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen

    Frederick D. Wilhelmsen's Being and Knowing, rooted in the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, rests on two basic assertions: first, metaphysics is the science of being in its first and ultimate act, existence (the act by which all things manifest themselves); second, that existence is known not…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Praxiology and the Reasons for Action

    By Piotr Makowski

    This volume explores two traditions in practical philosophy: action theory, which concerns the nature of motivation for human action, and praxiology, the study of human action. By bringing different perspectives together, the volume strives to contribute to the international debate on theories of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • City for Conquest

    Edited by Aben Kandel

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby still captivates readers with its vision of 1920s New York as a city of infinite potential, where ambition and defeat live hand in hand. This sentiment is captured, with even greater acuity, in the pages of Aben Kandel's nearly forgotten masterpiece of urban…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Literature and the Metaphoric Universe in the Mind

    By Nicolae Babuts

    Nicolae Babuts believes that the study of metaphoric thought and literature can be enriched by the application of recent discoveries from neuroscientific c experiments. He maintains that metaphors are neither linguistic formations nor conceptual formations, but instead the product of association of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Phaenias of Eresus

    Text, Translation, and Discussion

    Edited by Oliver Hellmann

    Phaenias of Eresus (c. 375–300 BC) was a member of Aristotle's school, the "Peripatos" or "Lyceum," and a friend and compatriot of Aristotle's successor, Theophrastus. Phaenias's scholarly interests stretched from strictly philosophical treatises to chronology and the history of philosophy and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Writers and Thinkers

    Selected Literary Criticism

    By Daniel Fuchs

    This is a collection of critical essays that integrate literature and ideas. Daniel Fuchs presents the writer's individuality as artist and thinker, focusing on the writer's interaction within a wide range of cultural, political, and historical periods and situations representative of the modern…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Seeking Perfection

    A Dialogue About the Mind, the Soul, and What it Means to be Human

    By Matt J. Rossano

    How would Socrates and Plato react to a modern world where secularism and religious fundamentalism are growing while the gap between the human mind and animal mind is narrowing? Using some creative license mixed with real history, science, and philosophy, Seeking Perfection addresses that question.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Gandhi's Footprints

    By Predrag Cicovacki

    Mahatma K. Gandhi's dedication to finding a path of liberation from an epidemic of violence has been well documented before. The central issue and the novelty of this book is its focus on what Gandhi wanted to liberate us for. The book also provides an assessment of how viable his positive vision…

    Paperback – 2015-09-30
    Routledge

  • The Paradoxical Structure of Existence

    By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen

    For metaphysicians who have imbibed the sober and inebriating teachings of Thomas Aquinas, existence is an act, the act which makes all things actually to be. As the act of existence makes things to be, essence makes them to be what they are. Essence and the act of existence, in other words, are…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30
    Routledge

  • The Role of Religion in History

    By George Walsh

    This comprehensive survey of religion and its profound effects on history provides a historical context for in-depth analysis of theological, social, and political themes in which religion plays a major role.George Walsh first traces the rise and impact of primitive religions. He looks at Indian…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • Religion as Metaphor

    Beyond Literal Belief

    Edited by David Tacey

    Biblical stories are metaphorical. They may have been accepted as factual hundreds of years ago, but today they cannot be taken literally. Some students in religious schools even recoil from the "fairy tales" of religion, believing them to be mockeries of their intelligence. David Tacey argues that…

    Hardback – 2015-05-30
    Routledge

  • Victoria Welby and the Science of Signs

    Significs, Semiotics, Philosophy of Language

    By Susan Petrilli

    Victoria Welby (1837–1912) dedicated her research to the relationship between signs and values. She exchanged ideas with important exponents of the language and sign sciences, such as Charles S. Peirce and Charles S. Ogden. She examined themes she believed crucially important both in the use of…

    Hardback – 2015-04-30
    Routledge

  • Free Will

    A Philosophical Reappraisal, 2nd Edition

    This second edition of Free Will presents a complete treatment of the history of the debate over whether humans have free will. It analyses the conditions under which actions must be characterized as unfree, and explores whether recent findings in brain physiology counter-indicate free will.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-30
    Routledge

  • Mathematical Elegance

    An Approachable Guide to Understanding Basic Concepts

    By Steven Goldberg

    The heart of mathematics is its elegance; the way it all fits together. Unfortunately, its beauty often eludes the vast majority of people who are intimidated by fear of the difficulty of numbers. Mathematical Elegance remedies this. Using hundreds of examples, the author presents a view of the…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28
    Routledge

  • Theology on Trial

    Kierkegaard and Tillich on the Status of Theology

    Edited by John Losee

    Soren Kierkegaard sought to clarify what it means to be a Christian. He concluded that a one-on-one relationship with God is required, to encounter the "Absolute Paradox," defined as an immutable being entering into and transforming human history. Kierkegaard's dim view of a systematic Christian…

    Hardback – 2015-01-30
    Routledge

  • Political Philosophy

    Fact, Fiction, and Vision

    By Mario Bunge

    Political philosophy is not a well-defined field. It hovers between political theory and classical philosophy. Few early political thinkers could have anticipated the most pressing political issues of our time: the need to stop global warming; the reduction of nuclear armaments; the rise of…

    Paperback – 2015-01-30
    Routledge

  • The New Normal

    Finding a Balance Between Individual Rights and the Common Good

    By Amitai Etzioni

    Amitai Etzioni argues that societies must find a way to balance individual rights and the common good. This point of balance may change as new technologies develop, the natural and international environments change, and new social forces arise.Some believe the United States may be unduly…

    Hardback – 2014-11-30
    Routledge

  • A Little Tour Through European Poetry

    By John Taylor

    This book is both a sequel to author John Taylor's earlier volume Into the Heart of European Poetry and something different. It is a sequel because this volume expands upon the base of the previous book to include many more European poets. It is different in that it is framed by stories in which…

    Hardback – 2014-11-30
    Routledge

  • The Problem with Multiculturalism

    The Uniqueness and Universality of Western Civilization

    Edited by John M. Headley

    The horrors of the past century have done little to advance appreciation for the virtues of Western civilization. Criticism of the West has mounted and the West itself has lost sight of its uniqueness. Westerners tend to endow other societies with liberal philosophy and practices. While politically…

    Paperback – 2014-10-30
    Routledge

  • Citizen Machiavelli

    By Mark Hulliung

    Machiavelli has been viewed as the forerunner of the humanists of our day, liberals and socialists, who have discovered that moral ends sometimes require immoral means. Against this interpretation, Mark Hulliung argues that Machiavelli's "humanism," was rooted in classical notions of grandeur and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-30
    Routledge

  • Vagaries of Value

    Basic Issues in Value Theory

    Edited by Nicholas Rescher

    Pragmatism's founder, C. S. Peirce, initially envisioned philosophy as a means of rationally validating our beliefs and actions. Afterward, William James changed pragmatism into a way of undermining commitment to rational cogency. With the subsequent turn of various contemporary pragmatisms to…

    Hardback – 2014-09-30
    Routledge

  • Faith, War, and Violence

    By Gabriel R. Ricci

    Faith, War, and Violence analyzes the age-old links between religion and violence perpetrated in the name of God, and the role religion performs in politically infusing the state with romantic spiritualism. The volume examines instances of this phenomenon from ancient Rome to the modern day; it…

    Paperback – 2014-08-30
    Routledge

  • Designology

    Studies on Planning for Action

    Edited by Wojciech W. Gasparski, Tufan Orel

    The more complex a human action is, the greater the need to formulate a plan of action, devise a method of implementation, and evaluate its execution. Such preparation is called design or planning, and can be defined as a conceptual preparation for action. Design and planning by themselves are so…

    Hardback – 2014-08-30
    Routledge

  • We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear

    Intimations of Their Immortality

    Edited by Alston Chase

    More than a hauntingly beautiful memoir about small dogs in Big Sky country, this book is a wise account of the relationships among dogs, humans, and the land that surrounds them. It is the story of successive generations of Jack Russell terriers, their animal friends, and their human companions.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge

  • Aesthetic Origins

    Peter Viereck and the Imaginative Sources of Politics

    Edited by Jay Patrick Starliper

    While it is gaining in academic prominence, discussion of the imagination is too often neglected. Society is dangerously unaware of the intimate relationship between culture and politics, ethics and aesthetics. Challenging this, Jay Patrick Starliper examines the imagination through the lens of the…

    Hardback – 2014-06-30
    Routledge

  • Understanding Moral Sentiments

    Darwinian Perspectives?

    By Hilary Putnam

    This volume brings together leading scholars to examine Darwinian perspectives on morality from widely ranging disciplines: evolutionary biology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. They bring not only varied expertise, but also contrasting judgments about which, and to what extent,…

    Hardback – 2014-06-30
    Routledge

  • Mircea Eliade

    Myth, Religion, and History

    By Nicolae Babuts

    Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was one of the twentieth century's foremost students of religion and cultural environments. This book examines the emergence, function, and value of religion and myth in his work.Nicolae Babuts, Robert Ellwood, Eric Ziolkowski, John Dadosky, Robert Segal, Mac Linscott…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge

  • The Metaphysics of Night

    Recovering Soul, Renewing Humanism

    By Matthew Del Nevo

    The Metaphysics of Night acknowledges a post-secular philosophy, one that puts philosophy into serious dialogue with religion, rather than considering religion a thing of the past. Matthew Del Nevo deals with the cultural unconscious, inseparable from religious consciousness, and draws on…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge

  • Religion, Space, and the Environment

    By Sigurd Bergmann

    Religions often nurture important skills that help believers locate themselves in the world. Religious perceptions, practices, emotions, and beliefs are closely interwoven with the environments from which they emerge. Sigurd Bergmann's driving emphasis here is to explore religion not in relation to…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge

  • The Great Ethics of Aristotle

    By Peter L. P. Simpson

    In this follow up to The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, Peter L. P. Simpson centres his attention on the basics of Aristotelian moral doctrine as found in the Great Ethics: the definition of happiness, the nature and kind of the virtues, pleasure, and friendship. This work's authenticity is disputed…

    Hardback – 2014-03-30
    Routledge

  • The Autocritique of Enlightenment

    Rousseau and the Philosophes

    Edited by Mark Hulliung

    Of all the critiques of the Enlightenment, the most telling may be found in the life and writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This searching, long overlooked auto critique receives its first full treatment by Mark Hulliung. Here he restores Rousseau to his historical context, the world of the…

    Paperback – 2014-02-28
    Routledge

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