Philosophy: Critical Thinking

  • Critical Urban Theory, Common Property, and “the Political”

    Desire and Drive in the City

    By Dan Webb

    Dan Webb explores an undervalued topic in the formal discipline of Political Theory (and Political Science, more broadly): the urban as a level of political analysis and political struggles in urban space. Because the city and urban space is so prominent in other critical disciplines, most notably,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Constitutional Theory: Schmitt after Derrida

    By Jacques de Ville

    Jacques de Ville is Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments

    Corpora and digitally-driven critical analysis

    By Kieran O'Halloran

    Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments provides a new and practical approach to the critical analysis of persuasive literature such as newspaper editorials, discussion forums and political blogs. Employing corpus linguistic methods and underpinned by Derridean ideas, this book argues that the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13 
    Routledge

  • Animals, Biopolitics, Law

    Lively Legalities

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    Typically, the legal investigation of nonhuman life, and of animal life in particular, is conducted through the discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights are extended to certain nonhuman animals through the same liberal framework that has afforded human rights before it.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Negativity and Democracy

    Marxism and the Critical Theory Tradition

    By Vasilis Grollios

    The current political climate of uncompromising neoliberalism means that the need to study the logic of our culture—that is, the logic of the capitalist system—is compelling. Providing a rich philosophical analysis of democracy from a negative, non-identity, dialectical perspective, Vasilis…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Introduction to Logic

    3rd Edition

    By Harry J Gensler

    Introduction to Logic is clear and concise, uses interesting examples (many philosophical in nature), and has easy-to-use proof methods. Its key features, retained in this Third Edition, include: simpler ways to test arguments, including an innovative proof method and the star test for…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge

  • Injustice, Inequality and Ethics

    A Philisophical Introduction to Moral Problems

    By Robin Barrow

    Abortion, distribution of wealth, civil disobedience, reverse discrimination, sex-role stereotyping, censorship – what does philosophy have to contribute to these practical moral issues? In this important book, first published in 1982, Robin Barrow argues convincingly that the capacity to make fine…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Critical Thinking: The Basics

    By Stuart Hanscomb

    Critical Thinking: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the field of critical thinking, drawing on philosophy, communication and psychology. Emphasising its relevance to decision making (in personal, professional and civic life), academic literacy and personal development, this…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education

    By C.M. Mulcahy, D.E. Mulcahy, D.G. Mulcahy

    Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

  • Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom

    By Stephen Connelly

    Against jurisprudential reductions of Spinoza’s thinking to a kind of eccentric version of Hobbes, this book argues that Spinoza’s theory of natural right contains an important idea of absolute freedom, which would be inconceivable within Hobbes’ own schema. Spinoza famously thought that the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Roberto Esposito

    Law, Community and the Political

    By Peter Langford

    Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political provides a critical legal introduction to this increasingly influential Italian theorist’s work, by focusing on Esposito’s reconceptualisation of the relationship between law, community and the political. The analysis concentrates primarily on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Journey into Philosophy

    An Introduction with Classic and Contemporary Readings

    By Stan Baronett

    The overriding rationale behind this book is a desire to enrich the lives of college students by introducing them to the practice of philosophical thought in an accessible and engaging manner. The text has over one hundred classical and contemporary readings that facilitate studying each…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge

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