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The full list of Routledge Philosophy titles reviewed as Recommended, Highly Recommended, and Essential by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Schaber, Andreas Müller

      While the importance of consent has been discussed widely over the last few decades, interest in its study has received renewed attention in recent years, particularly regarding medical treatment, clinical research and sexual acts. The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent is an…

    Hardback – 2018-06-11
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    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Leach, James Tartaglia

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
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  • Hegel’s Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. Thompson

    The renaissance in Hegel scholarship over the past two decades has largely ignored or marginalized the metaphysical dimension of his thought, perhaps most vigorously when considering his social and political philosophy. Many scholars have consistently maintained that Hegel’s political philosophy…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Community and Loyalty in American Philosophy

    Royce, Sellars, and Rorty, 1st Edition

    By Steven A. Miller

    American pragmatism has always had at its heart a focus on questions of communities and ethics. This book explores the interrelated work of three thinkers influenced by the pragmatist tradition: Josiah Royce, Wilfrid Sellars, and Richard Rorty. These thinkers’ work spanned the range of…

    Hardback – 2018-04-18
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    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • The Aesthetics of Videogames

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jon Robson, Grant Tavinor

    This collection of essays is devoted to the philosophical examination of the aesthetics of videogames. Videogames represent one of the most significant developments in the modern popular arts, and it is a topic that is attracting much attention among philosophers of art and aestheticians. As a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Michael Fried and Philosophy

    Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mathew Abbott

    This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried’s art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried’s work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Nature and Normativity

    Biology, Teleology, and Meaning, 1st Edition

    By Mark Okrent

    Nature and Normativity argues that the problem of the place of norms in nature has been essentially misunderstood when it has been articulated in terms of the relation of human language and thought, on the one hand, and the world described by physics on the other. Rather, if we concentrate on the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
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    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, Nicholas J. Teh

    The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
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    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?

    Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Kershnar

    This book looks at a family of views involving the pro-life view of abortion and Christianity. These issues are important because major religious branches (for example, Catholicism and some large branches of Evangelicalism) and leading politicians assert, or are committed to, the following: (a) it…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09
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    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Heidi Maibom

    Empathy plays a central role in the history and contemporary study of ethics, interpersonal understanding, and the emotions, yet until now has been relatively underexplored. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
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    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Wittgenstein on Sensation and Perception

    1st Edition

    By Michael Hymers

    This book offers two novel claims about Wittgenstein’s views and methods on perception as explored in the Philosophical Investigations. The first is an interpretive claim about Wittgenstein: that his views on sensation and perception, including his critique of private language, have their roots in…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
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    Wittgenstein's Thought and Legacy

  • Forms, Souls, and Embryos

    Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction, 1st Edition

    By James Wilberding

    Forms, Souls, and Embryos allows readers coming from different backgrounds to appreciate the depth and originality with which the Neoplatonists engaged with and responded to a number of philosophical questions central to human reproduction, including: What is the causal explanation of the embryo’s…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
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    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Leibniz and the Environment

    1st Edition

    By Pauline Phemister

    The work of seventeenth-century polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz has proved inspirational to philosophers and scientists alike. In this thought-provoking book, Pauline Phemister explores the ecological potential of Leibniz’s dynamic, pluralist, panpsychist, metaphysical system. She argues that…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04
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  • Philosophy for Graduate Students

    Metaphysics and Epistemology, 1st Edition

    By Alex Broadbent

    When graduate students start their studies, they usually have sound knowledge of some areas of philosophy, but the overall map of their knowledge is often patchy and disjointed. There are a number of topics that any contemporary philosopher working in any part of the analytic tradition (and in many…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26
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  • The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Sellars

    The ancient philosophy of stoicism has been a crucial and formative influence on the development of Western thought since its inception through to the present day. It is not only an important area of study in philosophy and classics, but also in theology and literature. The Routledge Handbook of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
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    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amy Kind

    Imagination occupies a central place in philosophy, going back to Aristotle. However, following a period of relative neglect there has been an explosion of interest in imagination in the past two decades as philosophers examine the role of imagination in debates about the mind and cognition,…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28
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    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Georges Bataille

    Key Concepts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Hewson, Marcus Coelen

    Georges Bataille (1897 - 1962) was a philosopher, writer, and literary critic whose work has had a significant impact across disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, economics, art history and literary criticism, as well as influencing key figures in post-modernist and post-structuralist…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
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    Key Concepts

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas' Summa Theologiae

    1st Edition

    By Jason T Eberl

    The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas' Summa Theologiae introduces readers to a work which represents the pinnacle of medieval Western scholarship and which has inspired numerous commentaries, imitators, and opposing views. Outlining the main arguments Aquinas utilizes to support his conclusions on…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
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    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • On Obama

    1st Edition

    By Paul C. Taylor

    On Obama examines some of the key philosophical questions that accompany the historic emergence of the 44th US president. The purpose of this book is to take seriously the once common thought that the Obama presidency had ushered in a post-historical age. Three questions organize the argument of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10
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    Thinking in Action

  • Philosophy Comes to Dinner

    Arguments About the Ethics of Eating, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, Matthew C. Halteman

    Everyone is talking about food. Chefs are celebrities. "Locavore" and "freegan" have earned spots in the dictionary. Popular books and films about food production and consumption are exposing the unintended consequences of the standard American diet. Questions about the principles and values that…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23
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  • Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics

    1st Edition

    By Angela Curran

    Aristotle’s Poetics is the first philosophical account of an art form and the foundational text in aesthetics. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics is an accessible guide to this often dense and cryptic work. Angela Curran introduces and assesses: Aristotle’s life and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20
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    Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

  • Values and Vaccine Refusal

    Hard Questions in Ethics, Epistemology, and Health Care, 1st Edition

    By Mark Navin

    Parents in the US and other societies are increasingly refusing to vaccinate their children, even though popular anti-vaccine myths – e.g. ‘vaccines cause autism’ – have been debunked. This book explains the epistemic and moral failures that lead some parents to refuse to vaccinate their children.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07
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  • Markets without Limits

    Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests, 1st Edition

    By Jason F. Brennan, Peter Jaworski

    May you sell your vote? May you sell your kidney? May gay men pay surrogates to bear them children? May spouses pay each other to watch the kids, do the dishes, or have sex? Should we allow the rich to genetically engineer gifted, beautiful children? Should we allow betting markets on terrorist…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17
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  • Beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide

    Pluralist Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey A. Bell, Andrew Cutrofello, Paul M. Livingston

    This forward-thinking collection presents new work that looks beyond the division between the analytic and continental philosophical traditions—one that has long caused dissension, mutual distrust, and institutional barriers to the development of common concerns and problems. Rather than rehearsing…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
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    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard C. Taylor, Luis Xavier López-Farjeat

    This valuable reference work synthesizes and elucidates traditional themes and issues in Islamic philosophy as well as prominent topics emerging from the last twenty years of scholarship. Written for a wide readership of students and scholars, The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy is unique…

    Hardback – 2015-09-03
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    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci's Prison Notebooks

    1st Edition

    By John Schwarzmantel

    Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks are one of the most important and original sources of modern political philosophy but the Prison Notebooks present great difficulties to the reader. Not originally intended for publication, their fragmentary character and their often cryptic language can mystify readers,…

    Paperback – 2015-01-15
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    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • The Essence of the Self

    In Defense of the Simple View of Personal Identity, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Madell

    In this volume, Geoffrey Madell develops a revised account of the self, making a compelling case for why the "simple" or "anti-criterial" view of personal identity warrants a robust defense. Madell critiques recent discussions of the self for focusing on features which are common to all selves, and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
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    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Ethics of Abortion

    Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice, 2nd Edition

    By Christopher Kaczor

    Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. This Second Edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
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    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton, Rebecca Kukla

    The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics.  The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization, health disparities, and rapidly advancing technologies.  Bioethics has begun a turn toward a…

    Hardback – 2014-12-12
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    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeff Malpas, Hans-Helmuth Gander

    Hermeneutics is a major theoretical and practical form of intellectual enquiry, central not only to philosophy but many other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. With phenomenology and existentialism, it is also one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophical movements…

    Hardback – 2014-11-25
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    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Dewey

    1st Edition

    By Steven Fesmire

    John Dewey (1859 - 1952) was the dominant voice in American philosophy through the World Wars, the Great Depression, and the nascent years of the Cold War. With a professional career spanning three generations and a profile that no public intellectual has operated on in the U.S. since, Dewey's…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
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    The Routledge Philosophers

  • Believing Against the Evidence

    Agency and the Ethics of Belief, 1st Edition

    By Miriam Schleifer McCormick

    The question of whether it is ever permissible to believe on insufficient evidence has once again become a live question. Greater attention is now being paid to practical dimensions of belief, namely issues related to epistemic virtue, doxastic responsibility, and voluntarism. In this book,…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
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    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Animal Mind

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Andrews

    The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond…

    Paperback – 2014-11-06
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  • The Biological Mind

    A Philosophical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Justin Garson

    For some, biology explains all there is to know about the mind. Yet many big questions remain: is the mind shaped by genes or the environment? If mental traits are the result of adaptations built up over thousands of years, as evolutionary psychologists claim, how can such claims be tested? If the…

    Paperback – 2014-10-27
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  • The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Darrel Moellendorf, Heather Widdows

    Global ethics focuses on the most pressing contemporary ethical issues - poverty, global trade, terrorism, torture, pollution, climate change and the management of scarce recourses. It draws on moral and political philosophy, political and social science, empirical research, and real-world policy…

    Hardback – 2014-10-23
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    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Food Ethics: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Ronald L. Sandler

    Food Ethics: The Basics is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the ethical dimensions of the production and consumption of food. It offers an impartial exploration of the most prominent ethical questions relating to food and agriculture including: • Should we eat animals? • Are locally…

    Paperback – 2014-10-13
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    The Basics

  • Posthuman Life

    Philosophy at the Edge of the Human, 1st Edition

    By David Roden

    We imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives; others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine our…

    Paperback – 2014-09-16
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  • Death: A Philosophical Inquiry

    1st Edition

    By Paul Fairfield

    From Nietzsche's pronouncement that "God is dead" to Camus' argument that suicide is the fundamental question of philosophy, the concept of death plays an important role in existential phenomenology, reaching from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel. This book explores the phenomenology of death…

    Paperback – 2014-09-15
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  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introduction

    1st Edition

    By Andrew I Cohen

    What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-09
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  • Figuring Out Figurative Art

    Contemporary Philosophers on Contemporary Paintings, 1st Edition

    By Derek Matravers, Damien Freeman

    In 1797 Friedrich Schlegel wrote that "philosophy of art usually lacks one of two things: either the philosophy, or the art." This collection of essays contains both the philosophy and the art. It brings together an international team of leading philosophers to address diverse philosophical issues…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20
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  • Buddhist Moral Philosophy

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Christopher W. Gowans

    The first book of its kind, Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction introduces the reader to contemporary philosophical interpretations and analyses of Buddhist ethics. It begins with a survey of traditional Buddhist ethical thought and practice, mainly in the Pali Canon and early Mahāyāna…

    Paperback – 2014-07-21
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  • The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy E. Snow, Franco V. Trivigno

    Since ancient times, character, virtue, and happiness have been central to thinking about how to live well. Yet until recently, philosophers have thought about these topics in an empirical vacuum. Taking up the general challenge of situationism – that philosophers should pay attention to empirical…

    Hardback – 2014-06-04
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    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Herbert Spencer: Legacies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Francis, Michael W. Taylor

    Herbert Spencer: Legacies explores and assesses the impact of the ideas and work of the great Victorian polymath Herbert Spencer across a wide range of disciplines. In the course of the essays a significant re-evaluation of his influence on Victorian and Edwardian thought is provided. Spencer's…

    Hardback – 2014-05-30
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  • The Ethics of Health Care Rationing: An Introduction

    1st Edition

    By Greg Bognar, Iwao Hirose

    Should organ transplants be given to patients who have waited the longest, or need it most urgently, or those whose survival prospects are the best? The rationing of health care is universal and inevitable, taking place in poor and affluent countries, in publicly funded and private health care…

    Paperback – 2014-05-20
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  • The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lawrence Shapiro

    Embodied cognition is one of the foremost areas of study and research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject and essential…

    Hardback – 2014-05-01
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    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Pauliina Remes

    The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
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    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Attention

    1st Edition

    By Wayne Wu

    Attention is a fundamental feature of the mind yet has languished in the backwaters of philosophy. Recent years, however, have witnessed a resurgence of philosophical interest in attention, driven by recognition that it is closely connected to consciousness, perception, agency, thought,…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15
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    New Problems of Philosophy

  • Shadow Philosophy: Plato's Cave and Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Nathan Andersen

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
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