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Political Philosophy

  • John Stuart Mill (Routledge Revivals)

    The Politics of Progress, 1st Edition

    By Oskar Kurer

    First published in 1991, this book attempts to deal with Mill’s thought as a coherent system and tie some elements of his thoughts together. It seeks to show that he developed a set of ethical principles to underlie government intervention and provide a theory as to how it should intervene — which…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • J.S. Mill (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Alan Ryan

    First published in 1974. As logician, economist, political theorist, practical politician and active champion of social freedom, John Stuart Mill is a figure of continuing importance. In this book the author does full justice to the range of Mill’s achievements, providing an introductory guide to…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • Defending Associative Duties

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Seglow

    This book explores the associative duties we owe to our children, parents, friends, colleagues, associates and compatriots and defends a novel account which justifies such duties through the realization of values that are produced in these various kinds of social relationships. Seglow engages with…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Pragmatic Encounters

    1st Edition

    By Richard J. Bernstein

    Richard J. Bernstein is a leading exponent of American pragmatism and one of the foremost philosophers of the twentieth century. In this collection he takes a pragmatic approach to specific problems and issues to demonstrate the ongoing importance of this philosophical tradition. Topics under…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • Art and Liberation

    Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 4, 1st Edition

    By Herbert Marcuse

    Edited by Douglas Kellner

    The role of art in Marcuse’s work has often been neglected, misinterpreted or underplayed. His critics accused him of a religion of art and aesthetics that leads to an escape from politics and society. Yet, as this volume demonstrates, Marcuse analyzes culture and art in the context of how it…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge
    Herbert Marcuse: Collected Papers

  • The Philosophy of Labour

    1st Edition

    By C. Delisle Burns

    Originally published in 1925, C. Delisle Burns’ The Philosophy of Labour attempts to lay down key aspects of labour and the working class of that time period, covering aspects such as economic obstacles, standards of living and patriotism. Burns does not draw on past philosophers or sociological…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aaron Garrett

    The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there are few single volume overviews of the philosophy of the period as a whole. The Routledge…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Fudamental Problems of Life

    An Essay on Citizenship as Pursuit of Values, 1st Edition

    By J.S. Mackenzie

    In this volume, originally published in 1928, Mackenzie explores the meaning of Value and its place and relation in human thought and life. Divided into two parts, the first concerns itself with more general problems concerning Value while the latter part details the bearing Value has upon social…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Civility in Politics and Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah Mower, Wade L. Robison

    This book examines the concept of civility and the conditions of civil disagreement in politics and education. Although many assume that civility is merely polite behavior, it functions to aid rational discourse. Building on this basic assumption, the book offers multiple accounts of civility and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Civil Society in Liberal Democracy

    1st Edition

    By Mark Jensen

    In this contribution to contemporary political philosophy, Jensen aims to develop a model of civil society for deliberative democracy. In the course of developing the model, he also provides a thorough account of the meaning and use of "civil society" in contemporary scholarship as well as a…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Self-Realization and Justice

    A Liberal-Perfectionist Defense of the Right to Freedom from Employment, 1st Edition

    By Julia Maskivker

    In this book, Maskivker argues that there ought to be a right not to participate in the paid economy in a new way; not by appealing to notions of fairness to competing conceptions of the good, but rather to a contentious (but defensible) normative ideal, namely, self-realization. In so doing, she…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Foundations of Freedom

    Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism, 1st Edition

    By Simon R. Clarke

    What makes individual freedom valuable? People have always believed in freedom, have sought it, and have sometimes fought and died for it. The belief that it is something to be valued is widespread. But does this belief have a rational foundation? This book examines answers to these questions that…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Liberty, Property and Markets

    A Critique of Libertarianism, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Attas

    Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights. In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Hume's Scepticism and the Science of Human Nature

    1st Edition

    By Paul Stanistreet

    This book explores the relationship between Hume's sceptical philosophy and his Newtonian ambition of founding a science of human nature. Assessing both received and 'new' readings of Hume's philosophy, Stanistreet offers a line of interpretation which, he argues, makes sense of many of the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Hate Speech Law

    A Philosophical Examination, 1st Edition

    By Alex Brown

    Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary 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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Marxist Philosophy and the Sciences

    1st Edition

    By J. B. S. Haldane

    This book, first published in 1938, is based upon the Muirhead lectures on political philosophy delivered in the University of Birmingham in January and February of 1938. This title was intended to be of interest to students and scientific workers in the belief that Marxism will prove valuable to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Plato and His Dialogues

    1st Edition

    By G. Lowes Dickinson

    First published in 1931, this book explores the nature and importance of Plato’s dialogues. The book was written for an audience of non-scholarly men and women who want to know something about one of the most remarkable thinkers of the Western world. The chapters were originally delivered as…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Collected Works of G. Lowes Dickinson

  • After Two Thousand Years

    A Dialogue between Plato and A Modern Young Man, 1st Edition

    By G. Lowes Dickinson

    First published in 1930, this book presents an imagined account of conversation between Plato and ‘A Modern Young Man’. In the first part, political and social institutions are considered and property, forms of government, socialism, the control of population, war and education, are discussed. The…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Collected Works of G. Lowes Dickinson

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law

    Natural Law as a Limiting Concept, 1st Edition

    By Ana Marta González

    Resorting to natural law is one way of conveying the philosophical conviction that moral norms are not merely conventional rules. Accordingly, the notion of natural law has a clear metaphysical dimension, since it involves the recognition that human beings do not conceive themselves as sheer…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression

    Philosophical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marina A.L. Oshana

    Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression addresses the impact of social conditions, especially subordinating conditions, on personal autonomy. The essays in this volume are concerned with the philosophical concept of autonomy or self-governance and with the impact on relational autonomy of the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Community, Immunity and the Proper

    Roberto Esposito, 1st Edition

    Edited by Greg Bird, Jon Short

    It is widely apparent in our hyper-globalized world that the epistemologies, institutions, and practices underwriting it have reached a state of profound crisis. In the globalized world, everything is inevitably brought into proximity and correlation. Wars, natural disasters, climatic upheaval, nor…

    Paperback – 2017-01-10
    Routledge

  • Liberal Politics and Public Faith

    Beyond Separation, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Vallier

    In the eyes of many, liberalism requires the aggressive secularization of social institutions, especially public media and public schools. The unfortunate result is that many Americans have become alienated from the liberal tradition because they believe it threatens their most sacred forms of life…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

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