Philosophy: Philosophy of Social Science

  • A Theory of Understanding: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives book cover

    A Theory of Understanding

    Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

    By David Chart

    This title was first published in 2000. Philosophers have been greatly concerned with the nature of explanation, but no account has been fully satisfactory within science or plausible in the wider world. The author asserts that this is due to a misplaced focus and that instead of focusing on…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • The Problem of Realism book cover

    The Problem of Realism

    Edited by Michele Marsonet

    This title was first published in 2003:This book explores the problem of realism, both metaphysical and scientific. Renowned specialists in the field - including Michael Devitt, David Papineau, Mark Sainsbury and Wesley Salmon - contribute new essays that shed new light on the main topics in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • Environment and the Arts: Perspectives on Environmental Aesthetics book cover

    Environment and the Arts

    Perspectives on Environmental Aesthetics

    Edited by Arnold Berleant

    This title was first published in 2002: The environment raises basic questions about many of the fundamental concepts and doctrines in aesthetics and the arts. Including new work by the leading international contributors to environmental aesthetics, this is the first book to deal with the relations…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis: Pragmatism and Economy book cover

    Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis

    Pragmatism and Economy

    Edited by Kenneth W. Stikkers, Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński

    For over 2000 years, economics was studied in the West as a branch of ethics, or moral philosophy. Presently, though, few economists and no textbook in economic orthodoxy claim any close connection between economic science and philosophy. However, might the current ‘crises’ in economics, and in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Economics and Literature: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach book cover

    Economics and Literature

    A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach

    Edited by Ҫınla Akdere, Christine Baron

    Since the Middle Ages, literature has portrayed the economic world in poetry, drama, stories and novels. The complexity of human realities highlights crucial aspects of the economy. The nexus linking characters to their economic environment is central in a new genre, the "economic novel", that puts…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • The Constitution of Social Practices book cover

    The Constitution of Social Practices

    By Kevin McMillan

    Practices — specific, recurrent types of human action and activity — are perhaps the most fundamental "building blocks" of social reality.  This book argues that the detailed empirical study of practices is essential to effective social-scientific inquiry. It develops a philosophical infrastructure…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20 
    Philosophy and Method in the Social Sciences

  • The Philosophy of Play as Life book cover

    The Philosophy of Play as Life

    Edited by Wendy Russell, Emily Ryall, Malcolm MacLean

    It is now widely acknowledged that play is central to our lives. As a phenomenon, play poses important questions of reality, subjectivity, competition, inclusion and exclusion. This international collection is the third in a series of books (including The Philosophy of Play and Philosophical…

    Hardback – 2017-09-12 

  • Martin Buber and His Critics (Routledge Revivals): An Annotated Bibliography of Writings in English through 1978 book cover

    Martin Buber and His Critics (Routledge Revivals)

    An Annotated Bibliography of Writings in English through 1978

    By Willard Moonan

    First published in 1981. Martin Buber has been acclaimed as one of the major philosophical and religious thinkers of the twentieth century with his influence and achievements spanning numerous fields — however in each of these areas his work has also been severely criticised and his influence…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

    Edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

    While it has many connections to other topics in normative and applied ethics, discrimination is a central subject in philosophy in its own right. It plays a significant role in relation to many real-life complaints about unjust treatment or unjust inequalities, and it raises a number of questions…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Philosophy of Medicine: An Introduction book cover

    Philosophy of Medicine

    An Introduction

    By R. Paul Thompson, Ross Upshur

     What kind of knowledge is medical knowledge? Can medicine be explained scientifically? Is disease a scientific concept, or do explanations of disease depend on values? What is "evidence-based" medicine? Are advances in neuroscience bringing us closer to a scientific understanding of the mind?…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25 

  • A Hundred Years of Phenomenology: Perspectives on a Philosophical Tradition book cover

    A Hundred Years of Phenomenology

    Perspectives on a Philosophical Tradition

    Edited by Robin Small

    This title was first published in 2001. This collection of new essays on phenomenological themes reviews aspects of the philosophical movement which began with the publication in 1900-01 of Edmund Husserl's path-breaking Logical Investigations. A broad survey of phenomenology is particularly timely…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • Taking the Measure of Autonomy: A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance book cover

    Taking the Measure of Autonomy

    A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance

    By Suzy Killmister

    This book takes a radically different approach to the concept of autonomy. Killmister defends a theory of autonomy that is three-dimensional and constituted by what she calls ‘self-definition,’ ‘self-realisation,’ and ‘self-unification.’ While sufficiently complex to inform a full range of social…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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