Philosophy: Introductory Philosophy

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic book cover

    The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic

    1st Edition

    By Nickolas Pappas

    Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic introduces the major themes in Plato’s great…

    Paperback – 2013-01-31
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Free Will: The Basics book cover

    Free Will: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Meghan Griffith

    The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today. In Free Will: The Basics readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem. The questions…

    Paperback – 2012-12-05
    The Basics

  • American Philosophy: The Basics book cover

    American Philosophy: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Nancy Stanlick

    American Philosophy: The Basics introduces the history of American thought from early Calvinists to the New England Transcendentalists and from contract theory to contemporary African American philosophy. The key question it asks is: what it is that makes American Philosophy unique? This lively and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-23
    The Basics

  • Adorno book cover


    1st Edition

    By Brian O'Connor

    Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was one of the foremost philosophers and social theorists of the post-war period. Crucial to the development of Critical Theory, his highly original and distinctive but often difficult writings not only advance questions of fundamental philosophical significance, but…

    Paperback – 2012-09-20
    The Routledge Philosophers

  • Paradoxes from A to Z book cover

    Paradoxes from A to Z

    3rd Edition

    By Michael Clark

    Paradoxes from A to Z, Third edition is the essential guide to paradoxes, and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo, and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus’…

    Paperback – 2012-09-20

  • Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times book cover

    Understanding the Political Philosophers

    From Ancient to Modern Times, 2nd Edition

    By Alan Haworth

    Understanding the Political Philosophers is an absorbing and accessible introduction to the major philosophers and core texts of western political philosophy. Organised historically - beginning with Socrates and Plato, and concluding with post-Rawlsian theory - Alan Haworth presents the key ideas…

    Paperback – 2012-04-05

  • On Manners book cover

    On Manners

    1st Edition

    By Karen Stohr

    Many otherwise enlightened people often dismiss etiquette as a trivial subject or—worse yet—as nothing but a disguise for moral hypocrisy or unjust social hierarchies.  Such sentiments either mistakenly assume that most manners merely frame the “real issues” of any interpersonal exchange or…

    Paperback – 2011-11-11
    Thinking in Action

  • Thirty-Five Oriental Philosophers book cover

    Thirty-Five Oriental Philosophers

    1st Edition

    By Diané Collinson, Dr Robert Wilkinson, Robert Wilkinson

    These are questions to which oriental thinkers have given a wide range of philosophical answers that are intellectually and imaginatively stimulating. Thirty-Five Oriental Philosophers is a succinctly informative introduction to the thought of thirty-five important figures in the Chinese, Indian,…

    Paperback – 2011-11-11

  • Philosophy for Young Children: A Practical Guide book cover

    Philosophy for Young Children

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Berys Gaut, Morag Gaut

    With this book, any teacher can start teaching philosophy to children today! Co-written by a professor of philosophy and a practising primary school teacher, Philosophy for Young Children is a concise, practical guide for teachers. It contains detailed session plans for 36 philosophical enquiries -…

    Paperback – 2011-08-17

  • Ethics and Public Policy: A Philosophical Inquiry book cover

    Ethics and Public Policy

    A Philosophical Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Wolff

    Train crashes cause, on average, a handful of deaths each year in the UK. Technologies exist that would save the lives of some of those who die. Yet these technical innovations would cost hundreds of millions of pounds. Should we spend the money? How can we decide how to trade off life against…

    Paperback – 2011-05-24

  • Wittgenstein book cover


    1st Edition

    By William Child

    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is considered by most philosophers - even those who do not share his views - to be the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. His contributions to the philosophy of language, mind, meaning and psychology - as well as to logic, mathematics and epistemology…

    Paperback – 2011-04-27
    The Routledge Philosophers

  • Metaphysics: The Key Concepts book cover

    Metaphysics: The Key Concepts

    1st Edition

    By Nikk Effingham, Helen Beebee, Philip Goff

    ‘Informative, accessible, and fun to read— this is an excellent reference guide for undergraduates and anyone wanting an introduction to the fundamental issues of metaphysics. I know of no other resource like it.’– Meghan Griffith, Davidson College, USA 'Marvellous! This book provides the very best…

    Paperback – 2010-11-25
    Routledge Key Guides

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