Philosophy: Metaphysics

  • Locke’s Ideas of Mind and Body book cover

    Locke’s Ideas of Mind and Body

    By Han-Kyul Kim

    This book offers a systematic and sustained attempt to address the interpretive challenge of Locke’s philosophy of mind. Locke has been considered a Cartesian dualist, a reductive materialist, and even an idealist. These conflicting interpretations have given rise to the widespread accusation that…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Immanent Materialisms: Speculation and critique book cover

    Immanent Materialisms

    Speculation and critique

    Edited by Charlie Blake, Patrice Haynes

    Must a philosophy of life be materialist, and if so, must it also be a philosophy of immanence? In the last twenty years or so there has been a growing trend in continental thought and philosophy and critical theory that has seen a return to the category of immanence. Through consideration of the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-27 
    Routledge

  • Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology book cover

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar

    A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology

    By Ross D. Inman

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism

    Edited by Juha Saatsi

    Scientific realism is a central, long-standing, and hotly debated topic in philosophy of science. Debates about scientific realism concern the very nature and extent of scientific knowledge and progress. Scientific realists defend a positive epistemic attitude towards our best theories and models,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Does God Matter?: Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism book cover

    Does God Matter?

    Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism

    Edited by Klaas Kraay

    The question of whether God exists has long preoccupied philosophers. Many accounts of God have been proposed, and many arguments for and against God’s existence have been offered and discussed. But while philosophers have been busy trying to determine whether or not God exists, they have generally…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • What Makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers book cover

    What Makes a Philosopher Great?

    Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers

    Edited by Stephen Hetherington

    This book is inspired by a single powerful question. What is it to be great as a philosopher? No single grand answer is presumed to be possible; instead, rewardingly close studies of philosophical greatness are developed. This is a scholarly yet accessible volume, blending metaphilosophy with the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Conservative Reductionism book cover

    Conservative Reductionism

    By Michael Esfeld, Christian Sachse

    Conservative Reductionism sets out a new theory of the relationship between physics and the special sciences within the framework of functionalism. It argues that it is wrong-headed to conceive an opposition between functional and physical properties (or functional and physical descriptions,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Locke and Leibniz on Substance book cover

    Locke and Leibniz on Substance

    Edited by Paul Lodge, Tom Stoneham

    Locke and Leibniz on Substance gathers together papers by an international group of academic experts, examining the metaphysical concept of substance in the writings of these two towering philosophers of the early modern period. Each of these newly-commissioned essays considers important…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inference book cover

    Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    By Julian Reiss

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Realism, Science, and Pragmatism book cover

    Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

    Edited by Kenneth R. Westphal

    This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning realism are as current and as ancient as philosophy itself; this volume explores…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Personal Identity and Applied Ethics: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction book cover

    Personal Identity and Applied Ethics

    A Historical and Philosophical Introduction

    By Andrea Sauchelli

    'Soul', 'self', ‘substance’ and 'person' are just four of the terms often used to refer to the human individual. Cutting across metaphysics, ethics, and religion, the nature of personal identity and the self is a fundamental and long-standing puzzle in philosophy. Personal Identity and Applied…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Rationality in Politics and its Limits book cover

    Rationality in Politics and its Limits

    Edited by Terry Nardin

    The word ‘rationality’ and its cognates, like ‘reason’, have multiple contexts and connotations. Rational calculation can be contrasted with rational interpretation. There is the rationality of proof and of persuasion, of tradition and of the criticism of tradition. Rationalism (and rationalists)…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

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