Philosophy: Introductory Philosophy

  • Choice: The Essential Element in Human Action book cover

    Choice

    The Essential Element in Human Action, 1st Edition

    By Alan Donagan

    This book, first published in 1987, investigates what distinguishes the part of human behaviour that is action (praxis) from the part that is not. The distinction was clearly drawn by Socrates, and developed by Aristotle and the medievals, but key elements of their work became obscured in modern…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
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    Routledge Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

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    Free Action

    1st Edition

    By A.I. Melden

    That a science of human conduct is possible, that what any man may do even in moments of the most sober and careful reflection can be understood and explained, has seemed to many a philosopher to cast doubt upon our common view that any human action can ever be said to be truly free. This book,…

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  • Free Will: A Defence Against Neurophysiological Determinism book cover

    Free Will

    A Defence Against Neurophysiological Determinism, 1st Edition

    By John Thorp

    The problem of freedom and determinism is one of the most enduring, and one of the best, problems in philosophy. One of the best because it so tenaciously resists solution while yet always seeming urgent, and one of the most enduring because it has always been able to present itself in different…

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  • Freedom from Necessity: The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility book cover

    Freedom from Necessity

    The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Berofsky

    This book, first published in 1987, is about the classic free will problem, construed in terms of the implications of moral responsibility. The principal thesis is that the core issue is metaphysical: can scientific laws postulate objectively necessary connections between an action and its causal…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
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  • The Refutation of Determinism: An Essay in Philosophical Logic book cover

    The Refutation of Determinism

    An Essay in Philosophical Logic, 1st Edition

    By M.R. Ayers

    Perhaps everyone who can think has the concept of possibility, but no one understands it. The metaphysical theory of Determinism is a symptom of this lack of understanding, and the inconclusiveness of its opponents’ arguments indicates that the lack is universal. In this book, first published in…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
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  • Routledge Revivals: A Modern Elementary Logic (1952) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: A Modern Elementary Logic (1952)

    1st Edition

    By L. Susan Stebbing

    First published in 1943, and revised for this 1952 edition, this book was intended for use by students of philosophy and as such traditional and modern developments in logic have been combined in a unified treatment. The author envisaged this volume as filling a gap for a simple, introductory text…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11
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  • Routledge Revivals: Man and Technics (1932): A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Man and Technics (1932)

    A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life, 1st Edition

    By Oswald Spengler

    First published in 1932, this book, based on an address delivered in 1931, presents a concise and lucid summary of the philosophy of the author of The Decline of the West, Oswald Spengler. It was his conviction that the technical age — the culture of the machine age — which man had created in…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
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  • A Philosophy in Outline (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    A Philosophy in Outline (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By E.S. Bennett

    First published in 1931, this book provides a brief overview of the essentials of philosophy. It aims to combat the notion of the inaccessibility of philosophy by providing an introduction to its history and what the author believes to a ‘minimum dose…of incontrovertible philosophical truth’. The…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
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  • From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-01-18
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  • The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-01-18
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  • Morality as Rationality: A Study of Kant's Ethics book cover

    Morality as Rationality

    A Study of Kant's Ethics, 1st Edition

    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
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    Routledge Library Editions: Kant

  • Aesthetics: An Introduction book cover

    Aesthetics

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    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
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