Philosophy: Modern Philosophy (16th Century-18th Century)

  • 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

  • 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 Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

  • Philosophy and Life Writing book cover

    Philosophy and Life Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by D. L. LeMahieu, Christopher Cowley

    In this volume, scholars from a number of academic disciplines illuminate how a range of philosophers and other thoughtful individuals addressed the complex issues surrounding philosophy and life writing. The contributors interrogate the writings of Teresa of Avila, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
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  • Hume on Art, Emotion, and Superstition: A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations book cover

    Hume on Art, Emotion, and Superstition

    A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations, 1st Edition

    By Amyas Merivale

    This book offers the first comprehensive critical study of David Hume’s Four Dissertations of 1757, containing the Natural History of Religion, the Dissertation on the Passions, and the two essays Of Tragedy and Of the Standard of Taste. The author defends two important claims. The first is that…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Kant on Intuition: Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism book cover

    Kant on Intuition

    Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen R. Palmquist

    Kant on Intuition: Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism consists of 20 chapters, many of which feature engagements between Kant and various Asian philosophers. Key themes include the nature of human intuition (not only as theoretical—pure, sensible, and possibly…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22
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    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • The Humean Mind book cover

    The Humean Mind

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angela M. Coventry, Alexander Sager

    David Hume (1711–1776) is widely acknowledged as one of the most important philosophers in the English language, with his work continuing to exert major influence on philosophy today. His empiricism, naturalism, and psychology of the mind and the passions shape many positions and approaches in the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-05
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    Routledge Philosophical Minds

  • Kant and the Problem of Self-Knowledge book cover

    Kant and the Problem of Self-Knowledge

    1st Edition

    By Luca Forgione

    This book addresses the problem of self-knowledge in Kant’s philosophy. As Kant writes in his major works of the critical period, it is due to the simple and empty representation ‘I think’ that the subject’s capacity for self-consciousness enables the subject to represent its own mental dimension.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
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    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • The Architecture of Nothingness: An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts book cover

    The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts, 1st Edition

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
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  • The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason book cover

    The Bounds of Sense

    An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, 1st Edition

    By Peter Strawson

    Peter Strawson (1919–2006) was one of the leading British philosophers of his generation and an influential figure in a golden age for British philosophy between 1950 and 1970. The Bounds of Sense is one of the most influential books ever written about Kant’s philosophy, and is one of the key…

    Paperback – 2018-09-20
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    Routledge Classics

  • Kant and Parfit: The Groundwork of Morals book cover

    Kant and Parfit

    The Groundwork of Morals, 1st Edition

    By Husain Sarkar

    Derek Parfit’s On What Matters is widely recognized as elegant, profound, and destined to change the landscape of moral philosophy. In Volume One, Parfit argues that the distinct—indeed, powerfully conflicting—theories of deontology and contractualism can be woven together in a way so as to yield…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Physics and Metaphysics in Descartes and in his Reception book cover

    Physics and Metaphysics in Descartes and in his Reception

    1st Edition

    Edited by Delphine Antoine-Mahut, Sophie Roux

    This volume explores the relationship between physics and metaphysics in Descartes’ philosophy. According to the standard account, Descartes modified the objects of metaphysics and physics and inverted the order in which these two disciplines were traditionally studied. This book challenges the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Education and Free Will: Spinoza, Causal Determinism and Moral Formation book cover

    Education and Free Will

    Spinoza, Causal Determinism and Moral Formation, 1st Edition

    By Johan Dahlbeck

    Education and Free Will critically assesses and makes use of Spinoza’s insights on human freedom to construe an account of education that is compatible with causal determinism without sacrificing the educational goal of increasing students’ autonomy and self-determination. Offering a thorough…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

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