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Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Virtue Ethics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Liezl van Zyl

    This volume provides a clear and accessible overview of central concepts, positions, and arguments in virtue ethics today. While it focuses primarily on Aristotelian virtue ethics, it also includes discussion of alternative forms of virtue ethics (sentimentalism and pluralism) and competing…

    Paperback – 2018-07-05
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • 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
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  • 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
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Metaphysics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Michael J. Loux, Thomas M. Crisp

    Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is for students who have already completed an introductory philosophy course and need a fresh look at the central topics in the core subject of metaphysics. It is essential reading for any student of the subject. This Fourth Edition is revised and updated…

    Paperback – 2017-01-25
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Free Will

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Michael McKenna, Derk Pereboom

    As an advanced introduction to the challenging topic of free will, this book is designed for upper-level undergraduates interested in a comprehensive first-stop into the field’s issues and debates. It is written by two of the leading participants in those debates—a compatibilist on the issue of…

    Paperback – 2016-07-08
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  • Philosophy of Religion

    A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Keith E. Yandell

    Keith Yandell's Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction was one of the first textbooks to explore the philosophy of religion with reference to religions other than Christianity. This new, revised edition explores the logical validity and truth claims of several world…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Metaethics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Mark van Roojen

    Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction provides a solid foundation in metaethics for advanced undergraduates by introducing a series of puzzles that most metaethical theories address. These puzzles involve moral disagreement, reference, moral epistemology, metaphysics, and moral psychology. From…

    Paperback – 2015-06-11
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  • Moral Psychology

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Tiberius

    This is the first philosophy textbook in moral psychology, introducing students to a range of philosophical topics and debates such as: What is moral motivation? Do reasons for action always depend on desires? Is emotion or reason at the heart of moral judgment? Under what conditions are people…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Social Science

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Mark Risjord

    The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in…

    Paperback – 2014-05-27
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Economics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Julian Reiss

    Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction is the first systematic textbook in the philosophy of economics. It introduces the epistemological, metaphysical and ethical problems that arise in economics, and presents detailed discussions of the solutions that have been offered. Throughout,…

    Paperback – 2013-03-26
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Mind

    A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By John Heil

    When first published, John Heil's introduction quickly became a widely used guide for students with little or no background in philosophy to central issues of philosophy of mind.  Heil provided an introduction free of formalisms, technical trappings, and specialized terminology.  He offered clear…

    Paperback – 2012-12-08
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Ancient Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Shields

    In this re-titled and substantially revised update of his Classical Philosophy (2003), Christopher Shields expands his coverage to include the Hellenistic era, and now offers an introduction to more than 1,000 years of ancient philosophy.  From Thales and other Pre-Socratics through Socrates,…

    Paperback – 2011-11-23
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Science

    A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Alex Rosenberg

    Any serious student attempting to better understand the nature, methods and justification of science will value Alex Rosenberg’s updated and substantially revised Third Edition of Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction. Weaving together lucid explanations and clear analyses, the volume…

    Paperback – 2011-07-12
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Epistemology

    A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, 3rd Edition

    By Robert Audi

    Epistemology, or “the theory of knowledge,” is concerned with how we know what we know, what justifies us in believing what we believe, and what standards of evidence we should use in seeking truths about the world and human experience.  This comprehensive introduction to the field of…

    Paperback – 2010-08-23
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Perception

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By William Fish

    The philosophy of perception investigates the nature of our sensory experiences and their relation to reality. Raising questions about the conscious character of perceptual experiences, how they enable us to acquire knowledge of the world in which we live, and what exactly it is we are aware of…

    Paperback – 2010-03-17
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Mathematics

    A Contemporary Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures, 2nd Edition

    By James Robert Brown

    In his long-awaited new edition of Philosophy of Mathematics, James Robert Brown tackles important new as well as enduring questions in the mathematical sciences. Can pictures go beyond being merely suggestive and actually prove anything? Are mathematical results certain? Are experiments of any…

    Paperback – 2008-01-15
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Biology

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Alex Rosenberg, Daniel W. McShea

    Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg – a biologist and a philosopher, respectively – join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and…

    Paperback – 2007-12-22
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Classical Modern Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Tlumak

    Classical Modern Philosophy introduces students to the key philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and explores their most important works. Jeffrey Tlumak takes the reader on a chronological journey from Descartes to Kant, tracing the themes that run through the period and…

    Paperback – 2006-11-17
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Continental Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Cutrofello

    Continental Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction is ideal for students coming to the topic for the first time. It introduces the origins and development of the tradition, tracing it from Kant to the present day. Taking a clear thematic approach, Andrew Cutrofello introduces and assesses…

    Paperback – 2005-08-16
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Psychology

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Jose Luis Bermudez

    José Luis Bermúdez introduces the philosophy of psychology as an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature and mechanisms of cognition. Philosophy of Psychology charts out four influential 'pictures of the mind' and uses them to explore central topics in the philosophical foundations of…

    Paperback – 2005-04-28
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Science

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Alex Rosenberg

    This user-friendly text covers key issues in the philosophy of science in an accessible and philosophically serious way. It will prove valuable to students studying philosophy of science as well as science students.Prize-winning author Alex Rosenberg explores the philosophical problems that science…

    Paperback – 2000-08-24
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Art

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Noël Carroll

    Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics.It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art,…

    Paperback – 1999-08-26
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Epistemology

    A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Robert Audi

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1997-11-27
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    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy