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  • The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rocco J. Gennaro

    There has been an explosion of work on consciousness in the last 30–40 years from philosophers, psychologists, and neurologists. Thus, there is a need for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive volume in the field that brings together contributions from a wide range of experts on fundamental and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Socrates II

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Prior

    Socrates is perhaps the most famous philosopher in the Western intellectual tradition. He raised fundamental questions, such as ‘what is justice?’ and ‘does virtue produce happiness?’. Although he wrote nothing himself, he is the source of a vast literature, beginning with Plato, Xenophon, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge
    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

  • Ethics and Self-Cultivation

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Dennis, Sander Werkhoven

    The aim of Ethics and Self-Cultivation is to establish and explore a new ‘cultivation of the self’ strand within contemporary moral philosophy. Although the revival of virtue ethics has helped reintroduce the eudaimonic tradition into mainstream philosophical debates, it has by and large been…

    Hardback – 2018-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Idealism and Pragmatism

    Traditions in Dialogue, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Stern

    This book explores the complex relationship between the philosophical schools of idealism and pragmatism. Idealism is the older tradition, with roots in Plato and Platonism, and has been developed in a myriad of forms. At heart, it holds that reality is either mind-like, or is contained in the mind…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge

  • Virtue Ethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Angier

    Explorations about and around the ethics of virtue dominated philosophical thinking in the ancient world, and recent moral philosophy has seen a massive revival of interest in virtue ethics as a rival to Kantian and utilitarian approaches. To help users make sense of the gargantuan—and, often,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Philosophy

  • Teaching Philosophy

    A Guide, 1st Edition

    By Steven M. Cahn

    Some students find philosophy engrossing; others are merely bewildered. How can professors meet the challenge of teaching introductory-level philosophy so that their students, regardless of initial incentive or skill, come to understand and even enjoy the subject? For nearly a decade, renowned…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12
    Routledge

  • Creativity and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Berys Gaut, Matthew Kieran

    Creativity matters. We want people to be more creative and admire those who are. Yet creativity is deeply puzzling. Just what is it to be creative? Why is it valuable? Who or what can be creative and how? Creativity and Philosophy is an outstanding collection of specially commissioned chapters by…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge

  • The Passing of Temporal Well-Being

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • Determined by Reasons

    A Competence Account of Acting for a Normative Reason, 1st Edition

    By Susanne Mantel

    This book offers a new account of what it is to act for a normative reason. The first part of the book introduces some popular ideas and problems concerning causal and dispositional approaches of acting for reasons. The author argues that the dispositional approach should take a certain form that…

    Hardback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Place and Experience

    A Philosophical Topography, 2nd Edition

    By Jeff Malpas

    The first edition of Place and Experience established Jeff Malpas as one of the leading philosophers and thinkers of place and space and provided a creative and refreshing alternative to prevailing post-structuralist and postmodern theories of place. It is a foundational and ground-breaking book in…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Fiala

    Interest in pacifism—an idea with a long history in philosophical thought and in several religious traditions—is growing. The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence is the first comprehensive reference designed to introduce newcomers and researchers to the many varieties of pacifism and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • The Nietzschean Mind

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Katsafanas

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century. His work continues to have a significant influence on philosophy, cultural criticism and modern intellectual history. The Nietzschean Mind seeks to provide a comprehensive survey of his…

    Hardback – 2018-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophical Minds

  • Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience

    1st Edition

    By Sean Enda Power

    This book explores the important yet neglected relationship between the philosophy of time and the temporal structure of perceptual experience. It examines how time structures perceptual experience and, through that structuring, the ways in which time makes perceptual experience trustworthy or…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Conscious Thinking and Cognitive Phenomenology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marta Jorba, Dermot Moran

    This book concerns the nature and character of conscious thinking from a philosophical perspective. One main aspect of conscious thinking addressed by the contributors is the phenomenal character involved in undergoing an episode of thinking or, in other words, the question of what it is like…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • Jazz and the Philosophy of Art

    1st Edition

    By Lee B. Brown, David Goldblatt, Theodore Gracyk

    Co-authored by three prominent philosophers of art, Jazz and the Philosophy of Art is the first book in English to be exclusively devoted to philosophical issues in jazz. It covers such diverse topics as minstrelsy, bebop, Voodoo, social and tap dancing, parades, phonography, musical forgeries, and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge

    Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sorin Bangu

    This book is meant as a part of the larger contemporary philosophical project of naturalizing logico-mathematical knowledge, and addresses the key question that motivates most of the work in this field: What is philosophically relevant about the nature of logico-mathematical knowledge in recent…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

  • Mind, Language and Morality

    Essays in Honor of Mark Platts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gustavo Ortiz-Millán, Juan Antonio Cruz Parcero

    Mark Platts is responsible for the first systematic presentation of truth-conditional semantics and for turning a generation of philosophers on to the Davidsonian program. He is also a pioneer in discussions of moral realism, and has made important contributions to bioethics, the philosophy of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Festschrifts in Philosophy

  • Voicing Dissent

    The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public, 1st Edition

    Edited by Casey Rebecca Johnson

    Disagreement is, for better or worse, pervasive in our society. Not only do we form beliefs that differ from those around us, but increasingly we have platforms and opportunities to voice those disagreements and make them public. In light of the public nature of many of our most important…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Civil Dialogue on Abortion

    1st Edition

    By Bertha Alvarez Manninen, Jack Mulder, Jr.

    Civil Dialogue on Abortion provides a cutting-edge discussion between two philosophy scholars on each side of the abortion debate. Bertha Alvarez Manninen argues for her pro-choice view, but also urges respect for the life of the fetus, while Jack Mulder argues for his pro-life view, but recognizes…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge

  • Asian Philosophies

    7th Edition

    By John M. Koller

    With an inside view from an expert in the field and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies, Seventh Edition invites students and professors to think along with the great minds of the Asian traditions. Eminent scholar and teacher John M. Koller has devoted his life to understanding…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge

  • From Rules to Meanings

    New Essays on Inferentialism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ondřej Beran, Vojtěch Kolman, Ladislav Koreň

    Inferentialism is a philosophical approach premised on the claim that an item of language (or thought) acquires meaning (or content) in virtue of being embedded in an intricate set of social practices normatively governed by inferential rules. Inferentialism found its paradigmatic formulation in…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Animals and Misanthropy

    1st Edition

    By David E. Cooper

    This engaging volume explores and defends the claim that misanthropy is a justified attitude towards humankind in the light of how human beings both compare with and treat animals. Reflection on differences between humans and animals helps to confirm the misanthropic verdict, while reflection on…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge

  • Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Raja Halwani

    How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together "like a horse and carriage"? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In the Second Edition of this lively, lucid, and comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02
    Routledge

  • Philosophy of Language

    3rd Edition

    By Alexander Miller

    Philosophy of Language provides a comprehensive, meticulous survey of twentieth-century and contemporary philosophical theories of meaning. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with a thematic overview of the different approaches to meaning, the book provides students with the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Guidebook to James’s Principles of Psychology

    1st Edition

    By David E Leary

    The Routledge Guidebook to James’s Principles of Psychology is an engaging and accessible introduction to a monumental text that has influenced the development of both psychological science and philosophical pragmatism in important and lasting ways. Written for readers approaching William…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • The Persistence of Persons

    Studies in the Metaphysics of Personal Identity Over Time, 1st Edition

    Edited by Valerio Buonomo

    We ordinarily believe that the inhabitants of the world – including ourselves – persist over time. Such an idea, however, has puzzled philosophers for centuries. How can we change and still be the same? More specifically, is there any constitutive condition of our identity over time? And if so,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
    Editiones Scholasticae, Germany

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kalle Grill, Jason Hanna

    While paternalism has been a long-standing philosophical issue, it has recently received renewed attention among scholars and the general public. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Shadows of the Soul

    Philosophical Perspectives on Negative Emotions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Tappolet, Fabrice Teroni, Anita Konzelmann Ziv

    Negative emotions are familiar enough, but they have rarely been a topic of study in their own right. This volume brings together fourteen chapters on negative emotions, written in a highly accessible style for non-specialists and specialists alike. It starts with chapters on general issues raised…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge

  • Wittgenstein and Naturalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin M. Cahill, Thomas Raleigh

    Wittgenstein was centrally concerned with the puzzling nature of the mind, mathematics, morality and modality. He also developed innovative views about the status and methodology of philosophy and was explicitly opposed to crudely "scientistic" worldviews. His later thought has thus often been…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Wittgenstein's Thought and Legacy

  • Toleration and Freedom from Harm

    Liberalism Reconceived, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Jason Cohen

    Toleration matters to us all. It contributes both to individuals leading good lives and to societies that are simultaneously efficient and just. There are personal and social matters that would be improved by taking toleration to be a fundamental value. This book develops and defends a full account…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?

    2nd Edition

    By Gary Kemp

    Philosophy of language explores some of the most abstract yet most fundamental questions in philosophy. The ideas of some of the subject's great founding figures, such as Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, as well as of more recent figures such as Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • Skepticism

    Historical and Contemporary Inquiries, 1st Edition

    Edited by G. Anthony Bruno, A.C. Rutherford

    Skepticism is one of the most enduring and profound of philosophical problems. With its roots in Plato and the Sceptics to Descartes, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, skepticism presents a challenge that every philosopher must reckon with. In this outstanding collection philosophers engage with…

    Hardback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Brendan Harrington, Dominic Shaw

    This volume brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein’s treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understanding in unfamiliar or novel…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Aesthetics and Environment

    Variations on a Theme, 1st Edition

    By Arnold Berleant

    The essays collected in Aesthetics and Environment comprise a set of variations on art and culture guided by the theme of environment. The essays deal with the physical reality of environment such as the city, the shore, the water and the garden, but also with the virtual environment and the social…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Hellenic Philosophy

    Origin and Character, 1st Edition

    By Christos C. Evangeliou

    Tracing the historical origin and the critical development of Hellenic philosophy from vague and indeterminate beginnings to its classical maturity and fruition in the minds, words and works of the Athenian philosophers, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, this book argues that dignified nobility,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Identity, Self-Determination and Secession

    1st Edition

    By Aleksandar Pavkovic

    Engaging with a range of interconnected and highly topical issues of identity, self-determination and secession, this book examines the import and implications of 'identity claims', and looks into 'identity politics' motivated by such claims, which is becoming ever more salient in democratic and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Friendship, Robots, and Social Media

    False Friends and Second Selves, 1st Edition

    By Alexis M. Elder

    Various emerging technologies, from social robotics to social media, appeal to our desire for social interactions, while avoiding some of the risks and costs of face-to-face human interaction. But can they offer us real friendship? In this book, Alexis Elder outlines a theory of friendship drawing…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Does God Matter?

    Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Klaas Kraay

    Does God Matter? features eleven original essays written by prominent philosophers of religion that address this very important, yet surprisingly neglected, question. One natural way to approach this question is to seek to understand what difference God’s existence would—or does—make to the value…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar

    A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology, 1st Edition

    By Ross D. Inman

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Justice and the Meritocratic State

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Mulligan

    Like American politics, the academic debate over justice is polarized, with almost all theories of justice falling within one of two traditions: egalitarianism and libertarianism. This book provides an alternative to the partisan standoff by focusing not on equality or liberty, but on the idea that…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13
    Routledge
    Political Philosophy for the Real World

  • The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul C Taylor, Linda Martín Alcoff, Luvell Anderson

    For many decades, race and racism have been common areas of study in departments of sociology, history, political science, English, and anthropology. Much more recently, as the historical concept of race and racial categories have faced significant scientific and political challenges, philosophers…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Ethics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Harry J Gensler

    Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy. It gets students to struggle with the big questions of morality while it also relates these questions to practical issues, especially racism, global warming, moral education, and abortion.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Systematic Atheology

    Atheism’s Reasoning with Theology, 1st Edition

    By John R. Shook

    Atheology is the intellectual effort to understand atheism, defend the reasonableness of unbelief, and support nonbelievers in their encounters with religion. This book presents a historical overview of the development of atheology from ancient thought to the present day. It offers in-depth…

    Hardback – 2017-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Pragmatism and the European Traditions

    Encounters with Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology before the Great Divide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Baghramian, Sarin Marchetti

    The turn of the twentieth century witnessed the birth of two distinct philosophical schools in Europe: analytic philosophy and phenomenology. The history of 20th-century philosophy is often written as an account of the development of one or both of these schools, as well as their overt or covert…

    Hardback – 2017-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • Explaining Right and Wrong

    A New Moral Pluralism and Its Implications, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Sachs

    Explaining Right and Wrong aims to shake the foundations of contemporary ethics by showing that moral philosophers have been deploying a mistaken methodology in their efforts to figure out the truth about what we morally ought to do. Benjamin Sachs argues that moral theorizing makes sense only if…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings

    Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Birgit M. Kaiser, Kathrin Thiele

    Diffraction patterns in quantum physics evidence the fact that the behavior of matter is the result of its entanglements with measurement, or as Karen Barad suggests, the entanglement of matter and meaning. In this sense, therefore, phenomena (including texts, cultural agents, or life forms) are…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

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