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2019 Philosophy Titles for Review

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February 2019

  • A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Language

    Central Themes from Locke to Wittgenstein, 1st Edition

    By John Fennell

    A Critical Introduction to Philosophy of Language is a historically oriented introduction to the central themes in philosophy of language. Its narrative arc covers Locke’s ‘idea’ theory, Mill’s empiricist account of math and logic, Frege and Russell’s development of modern logic and its subsequent…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge

  • Friendship and Social Media

    A Philosophical Exploration, 1st Edition

    By Diane Jeske

    Friendship is regarded as crucial to living a good life. But how does friendship make our lives better? Do all friendships make our lives better? What sorts of interactions are necessary for maintaining valuable friendships? This book answers these questions via a philosophical exploration of…

    Paperback – 2019-02-06
    Routledge

  • Deleuze and Guattari's Philosophy of Freedom

    Freedom’s Refrains, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dorothea Olkowski, Eftichis Pirovolakis

    This volume addresses the issue of freedom in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. This is all the more challenging in that Deleuze-Guattari almost never use the term freedom, preferring instead, the concept of the refrain. The essays collected in the volume show that freedom has been understood…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge

December 2018- January 2019

  • Deleuze and Guattari's Philosophy of Freedom

    Freedom’s Refrains, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dorothea Olkowski, Eftichis Pirovolakis

    This volume addresses the issue of freedom in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. This is all the more challenging in that Deleuze-Guattari almost never use the term freedom, preferring instead, the concept of the refrain. The essays collected in the volume show that freedom has been understood…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge

  • The Rousseauian Mind

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eve Grace, Christopher Kelly

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) is a major figure in Western Philosophy and is one of the most widely read and studied political philosophers of all time. His writings range from abstract works such as On the Social Contract to literary masterpieces such as The Reveries of the Solitary Walker as…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophical Minds

  • Phenomenology of the Broken Body

    1st Edition

    Edited by Espen Dahl, Cassandra Falke, Thor Eirik Eriksen

    Some fundamental aspects of the lived body only become evident when it breaks down through illness, weakness or pain. From a phenomenological point of view, various breakdowns are worth analyzing for their own sake, and discussing them also opens up overlooked dimensions of our bodily constitution.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Phenomenology

  • A Guide to Kant’s Psychologism

    via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein, 1st Edition

    By Wayne Waxman

    This book presents an interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as a priori psychologism. It groups Kant’s philosophy together with those of the British empiricists—Locke, Berkeley, and Hume—in a single line of psychologistic succession and offers a clear explanation of how Kant’s…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Film, Philosophy, and Reality

    Ancient Greece to Godard, 1st Edition

    By Nathan Andersen

    Film, Philosophy, and Reality: Ancient Greece to Godard is an original contribution to film-philosophy that shows how thinking about movies can lead us into a richer appreciation and understanding of both reality and the nature of human experience. Focused on the question of the relationship…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • The End of Morality

    Taking Moral Abolitionism Seriously, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Joyce, Richard Garner

    According to the moral error theorist, all moral judgments are mistaken. The world just doesn’t contain the properties and relations necessary for these judgments to be true. But what should we actually do if we decided that we are in this radical and unsettling predicament—that morality is just a…

    Paperback – 2019-01-02
    Routledge

  • The Social Mind

    A Philosophical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Jane Suilin Lavelle

    We spend a lot of time thinking about other people: their motivations, what they are thinking, why they want particular things. Sometimes we are aware of it, but it often occurs without conscious thought, and we can respond appropriately to other people's thoughts in a diverse range of situations.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley’s Three Dialogues

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Storrie

    The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley’s Three Dialogues is an engaging introduction to the last of a trio of works that cemented Berkeley’s position as one of the truly great philosophers of the western canon. Berkeley’s distinctive idealist philosophy has been a challenge and inspiration for…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Ethics Beyond the Limits

    New Essays on Bernard Williams’ Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sophie Grace Chappell, Marcel van Ackeren

    Bernard Williams’ Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is widely regarded as one of the most important works of moral philosophy in the last fifty years. Williams’s powerful sceptical critique of the "morality system" sent shockwaves through philosophy, the implications of which are still being…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • Emotion: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Michael Brady

    While human beings might be rational animals, they are emotional animals as well. Emotions play a central role in all areas of our lives and if we are to have a proper understanding of human life and activity, we ought to have a good grasp of the emotions. Michael S. Brady structures Emotion: The…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Fox, Joe Saunders

    How we understand, protect, and discharge our rights and responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society committed to the principle of political equality is intimately connected to the standards and behaviour of our media in general, and our news media in particular. However, the media does…

    Hardback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Ethics Goes to the Movies

    An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Falzon

    Movies hold a mirror up to us, portraying the complexities of human reality through their characters and stories. And they vividly illustrate moral theories that address questions about how we are to live and what sort of people we ought to be. In this book, Christopher Falzon uses movies to…

    Paperback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge

  • Moral Rights and Their Grounds

    1st Edition

    By David Alm

    Moral Rights and Their Grounds offers a novel theory of rights based on two distinct views. The first—the value view of rights—argues that for a person to have a right is to be valuable in a certain way, or to have a value property. This special type of value is in turn identified by the reasons…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrienne M. Martin

    The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy collects 39 original chapters from prominent philosophers on the nature, meaning, value, and predicaments of love, presented in a unique framework that highlights the rich variety of methods and traditions used to engage with these subjects. This volume…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Husserl’s Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity

    Historical Interpretations and Contemporary Applications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frode Kjosavik, Christian Beyer, Christel Fricke

    This collection examines the instrumental role of intersubjectivity in Husserl’s philosophy and explores the potential for developing novel ways of addressing and resolving contemporary philosophical issues on that basis. This is the first time Iso Kern offers an extensive overview of this rich…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Phenomenology

  • Logic from Kant to Russell

    Laying the Foundations for Analytic Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Lapointe

    The scope and method of logic as we know it today eminently reflect the ground-breaking developments of set theory and the logical foundations of mathematics at the turn of the 20th century. Unfortunately, little effort has been made to understand the idiosyncrasies of the philosophical context…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Émilie Du Châtelet and the Foundations of Physical Science

    1st Edition

    By Katherine Brading

    The centerpiece of Émilie Du Châtelet’s philosophy of science is her Foundations of Physics, first published in 1740. The Foundations contains epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, mechanics, and physics, including such pressing issues of the time as whether there are atoms, the appropriate roles…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • Character and Causation

    Hume’s Philosophy of Action, 1st Edition

    By Constantine Sandis

    In the first ever book-length treatment of David Hume’s philosophy of action, Constantine Sandis brings together seemingly disparate aspects of Hume’s work to present an understanding of human action that is much richer than previously assumed. Sandis showcases Hume’s interconnected views on action…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge

  • Wilfrid Sellars and Buddhist Philosophy

    Freedom from Foundations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jay L. Garfield

    The aim of this book is to address the relevance of Wilfrid Sellars’ philosophy to understanding topics in Buddhist philosophy. While contemporary scholars of Buddhism often take Sellars as a touchstone for philosophical analysis, and while many take Sellars’ corpus as their entrée into current…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • Delusions and Beliefs

    A Philosophical Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Kengo Miyazono

    What sort of mental state is a delusion? What causes delusions? Why are delusions pathological? This book examines these questions, which are normally considered separately, in a much-needed exploration of an important and fascinating topic, Kengo Miyazono assesses the philosophical, psychological…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • The Ethics of Wilfrid Sellars

    1st Edition

    By Jeremy Randel Koons

    Wilfrid Sellars’s ethical theory was rich and deeply innovative. On Sellars’s view, moral judgments express a special kind of shared intention. Thus, we should see Sellars as an early advocate of an expressivism of plans and intentions, and an early theorist of collective intentionality. He…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • A Defense of Simulated Experience

    New Noble Lies, 1st Edition

    By Mark Silcox

    This book defends an account of the positive psychological, ethical, and political value of simulated human experience. Philosophers from Plato and Augustine to Heidegger, Nozick, and Baudrillard have warned us of the dangers of living on too heavy a diet of illusion and make-believe. But…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Confucius and the Modern World

    1st Edition

    By Lai Chen

    This book represents the cutting edge of theoretical works on Confucianism. Starting from Confucianism’s comeback in modern China and ending with the proposal of the new philosophical concept of “multiple universality” in the face of the world culture, the author conducts an in-depth analysis and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy

  • The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald F. Gaus, Fred D'Agostino

    The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research. Features unique to the…

    Hardback – 2012-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

November 2018

11th October - 31st October 2018

  • The Phenomenology of Real and Virtual Places

    1st Edition

    Edited by Erik Malcolm Champion

    This collection of essays explores the history, implications, and usefulness of phenomenology for the study of real and virtual places. While the influence of phenomenology on architecture and urban design has been widely acknowledged, its effect on the design of virtual places and environments has…

    Hardback – 2018-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne

    Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Infinite

    3rd Edition

    By A.W. Moore

    We are all captivated and puzzled by the infinite, in its many varied guises; by the endlessness of space and time; by the thought that between any two points in space, however close, there is always another; by the fact that numbers go on forever; and by the idea of an all-knowing, all-powerful…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • The Meanings of Violence

    From Critical Theory to Biopolitics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Rae, Emma Ingala

    Violence has long been noted to be a fundamental aspect of the human condition. Traditionally, however, philosophical discussions have tended to approach it through the lens of warfare and/or limit it to physical forms. This changed in the twentieth century as the nature and meaning of ‘violence’…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

    1st Edition

    By Rupert Read

    Inspired by the philosophy of Wittgenstein and his idea that the purpose of real philosophical thinking is not to discover something new, but to show in a strikingly different light what is already there, this book provides philosophical readings of a number of ‘arthouse’ and Hollywood films. Each…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Kant and the Problem of Self-Knowledge

    1st Edition

    By Luca Forgione

    This book addresses the problem of self-knowledge in Kant’s philosophy. As Kant writes in his major works of the critical period, it is due to the simple and empty representation ‘I think’ that the subject’s capacity for self-consciousness enables the subject to represent its own mental dimension.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes

    An Anti-Carceral Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Chloë Taylor

    This book brings together Foucault's writings on crime and delinquency, on the one hand, and sexuality, on the other, to argue for an anti-carceral feminist Foucauldian approach to sex crimes. The author expands on Foucault’s writings through intersectional explorations of the critical race,…

    Hardback – 2018-10-19
    Routledge

  • Phenomenology: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Dan Zahavi

    Phenomenology: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to one of the dominant philosophical movements of the 20th century. This lively and lucid book provides an introduction to the essential phenomenological concepts that are crucial for understanding great thinkers such as Husserl,…

    Paperback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Pragmatic Encroachment in Epistemology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Kim, Matthew McGrath

    According to philosophical lore, epistemological orthodoxy is a purist epistemology in which epistemic concepts such as belief, evidence, and knowledge are characterized to be pure and free from practical concerns. In recent years, the debate has focused narrowly on the concept of knowledge and a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Epistemology

  • Political Theory and Global Climate Action

    Recasting the Public Sphere, 1st Edition

    By Idil Boran

    From around the world, cities and regions, civil society networks and businesses, nongovernmental organizations and institutions for research and learning, and many others, are taking action on climate change. The role of these nonstate and substate actors is increasingly being recognized in the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy