Philosophy: Introductory Philosophy

  • Lacan for Architects book cover

    Lacan for Architects

    By Lorens Holm

    Jacques Lacan's impact on intellectual culture in the twentieth century has been profound, and yet his rather baroque style of exposition, his penchant for involution, has limited his impact on other discourses. This text makes his work on the nature of the ‘speaking subject’ available to…

    Paperback – 2018-07-02 
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    Thinkers for Architects

  • Existentialism: A Global Introduction book cover

    Existentialism

    A Global Introduction

    What is existence? What is philosophy? What does it mean to be human? Can existence be justified? What is mental illness in existential terms? What role does power play in the existential concept of freedom? What is reality? Existentialism: An Introduction is a unique and contemporary textbook…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason book cover

    Why We Argue (And How We Should)

    A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason, 2nd Edition

    By Scott F. Aikin, Robert B. Talisse

    Debate coaches and argumentation theorists shudder at what passed for critical discourse in the U.S. presidential primaries and 2016 general elections.  It’s also widely acknowledged that an individual inept at public debate won the U.S. presidency.  In this timely and necessary 2nd  Edition of Why…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15 
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  • What is this thing called Knowledge? book cover

    What is this thing called Knowledge?

    4th Edition

    By Duncan Pritchard

    What is knowledge? Where does it come from? What kinds of knowledge are there? Can we know anything at all? What is the practical relevance of learning about epistemology? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-26 
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    What is this thing called?

  • Teaching Philosophy: A Guide book cover

    Teaching Philosophy

    A Guide

    By Steven M. Cahn

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

    Paperback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge

  • Meta-Reality: A Brief Introduction book cover

    Meta-Reality

    A Brief Introduction

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Paperback – 2017-12-30
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    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction book cover

    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

  • From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Hao Wang

    First published in 1974. Despite the tendency of contemporary analytic philosophy to put logic and mathematics at a central position, the author argues it failed to appreciate or account for their rich content. Through discussions of such mathematical concepts as number, the continuum, set, proof…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01
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  • The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals)

    By Arnold Hauser

    First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations? It contains philosophical reflections on history and begins with…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01
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  • Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge book cover

    Know Thyself

    The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge

    By Mitchell S. Green

    Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge takes the reader on tour of the nature, value, and limits of self-knowledge. Mitchell S. Green calls on classical sources like Plato and Descartes, 20th-century thinkers like Freud, recent developments in neuroscience and experimental psychology,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30
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  • Morality as Rationality: A Study of Kant's Ethics book cover

    Morality as Rationality

    A Study of Kant's Ethics

    By Barbara Herman

    First published in 1990. The aim of this thesis is to show that the way to understand the central claims of Kant’s ethics is to accept the idea that morality is a distinctive form of rationality; that the moral "ought" belongs to a system of imperatives based in practical reason; and that moral…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kant

  • Aesthetics: An Introduction book cover

    Aesthetics

    An Introduction

    By W. Charlton

    First published in 1970. What is a work of art? What is the status of things in pictures and books? How are we to distinguish and ascertain the meaning of a literary work at various levels? This book is intended both to introduce the reader to classic philosophical accounts of art and beauty, and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

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