Philosophy: Philosophy of Human Nature

  • Animism in Contemporary Japan: Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan book cover

    Animism in Contemporary Japan

    Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan

    By Shoko Yoneyama

    ‘Postmodern animism’ first emerged in grassroots Japan in the aftermath of mercury poisoning in Minamata and the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima. Fusing critiques of modernity with intangible cultural heritages, it represents a philosophy of the life-world, where nature is a manifestation of a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess book cover

    Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics book cover

    Environmental Skill

    Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics

    By Mark Coeckelbergh

    Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry…

    Paperback – 2018-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Realist Responses to Post-Human Society: Ex Machina book cover

    Realist Responses to Post-Human Society: Ex Machina

    Edited by Ismael Al-Amoudi, Jamie Morgan

    This volume is the first of a trilogy which investigates, from a broadly realist perspective, the place, and challenges, of the human in contemporary social orders. The authors, all members of the Centre for Social Ontology, ask what is specific about humanity’s nature and worth, and what are their…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge
    The Future of the Human

  • 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 – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge

  • Autoimmunities book cover

    Autoimmunities

    Edited by Stefan Herbrechter, Michelle Jamieson

    Autoimmunity refers to the phenomenon whereby an organism or body mounts an immune response against its own tissues. As a medical term, autoimmunity is today used to account for any instance in which the body fails to recognise its own constituents as ‘self’, an error that results in the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15
    Routledge

  • Melancholy and the Landscape: Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape book cover

    Melancholy and the Landscape

    Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape

    By Jacky Bowring

    Written as an advocacy of melancholy’s value as part of landscape experience, this book situates the concept within landscape’s aesthetic traditions, and reveals how it is a critical part of ethics and empathy. With a history that extends back to ancient times, melancholy has hovered at the edges…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies book cover

    Resisting Biopolitics

    Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies

    Edited by S.E. Wilmer, Audronė Žukauskaitė

    The topic of biopolitics is a timely one, and it has become increasingly important for scholars to reconsider how life is objectified, mobilized, and otherwise bound up in politics. This cutting-edge volume discusses the philosophical, social, and political notions of biopolitics, as well as the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Human-Animal Studies book cover

    Human-Animal Studies

    Edited by Susan McHugh, Garry Marvin

    Human-Animal Studies is a burgeoning multidisciplinary enterprise. Human-Animal Studies places the relationships humans have with other animals, and the relations other animals have with humans, at the centre of scholarly enquiry, artistic practice, and political critique. It draws from, and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

  • Developing Moral Sensitivity book cover

    Developing Moral Sensitivity

    Edited by Deborah Mower, Wade L. Robison, Phyllis Vandenberg

    Moral sensitivity affects whether and how we see others, note moral concerns, respond with delicacy, and navigate complex social interactions. Scholars from a variety of fields explore the concept of moral sensitivity and how it develops, beginning with a natural moral capacity for sensitivity…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Phenomenology of Sociality: Discovering the ‘We’ book cover

    Phenomenology of Sociality

    Discovering the ‘We’

    Edited by Thomas Szanto, Dermot Moran

    Phenomenological accounts of sociality in Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Scheler, Schütz, Stein and many others offer powerful lines of arguments to recast current, predominantly analytic, discussions on collective intentionality and social cognition. Against this background, the aim of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Phenomenology

  • The Routledge Guidebook to James’s Principles of Psychology book cover

    The Routledge Guidebook to James’s Principles of Psychology

    By David E Leary

    The Routledge Guidebook to James’s Principles of Psychology is an engaging and accessible introduction to a monumental text that has influenced the development of both psychological science and philosophical pragmatism in important and lasting ways. Written for readers approaching William…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

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