Philosophy: Philosophy of Social Science

  • Routledge Revivals: The Power of Shame (1985): A Rational Perspective book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Power of Shame (1985)

    A Rational Perspective

    By Agnes Heller

    First published in 1985, this book provides a stimulating series of inter-connected essays which address the theme of shame, which, unlike the problem of conscience, has been seldom discussed by moral philosophers. The essays focus on the ethical regulation of human action and judgement, examining…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26 

  • Perspectives on Gratitude: An interdisciplinary approach book cover

    Perspectives on Gratitude

    An interdisciplinary approach

    Edited by David Carr

    Psychologists, philosophers, theologians and educationalists have all lately explored various conceptual, moral, psychological and pedagogical dimensions of gratitude in a rapidly expanding academic and popular literature. However, while the distinguished contributors to this work hail from these…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 

  • Sociology and Human Ecology: Complexity and Post-Humanist Perspectives book cover

    Sociology and Human Ecology

    Complexity and Post-Humanist Perspectives

    By John A Smith, Chris Jenks

    Traditionally, Sociology has identified its subject matter as a distinct set – social phenomena – that can be taken as quite different and largely disconnected from potentially relevant disciplines such as Psychology, Economics or Planetary Ecology. Within Sociology and Human Ecology, Smith and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Complexity in Social Science

  • Ethics and Future Generations book cover

    Ethics and Future Generations

    Edited by Rahul Kumar

    Existing human beings stand in a unique relationship of asymmetrical influence over future generations. Our choices now can settle whether there are any human beings in the further future; how many will exist; what capacities and abilities they might have; and what the character of the natural…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19 

  • John Stuart Mill (Routledge Revivals): The Politics of Progress book cover

    John Stuart Mill (Routledge Revivals)

    The Politics of Progress

    By Oskar Kurer

    First published in 1991, this book attempts to deal with Mill’s thought as a coherent system and tie some elements of his thoughts together. It seeks to show that he developed a set of ethical principles to underlie government intervention and provide a theory as to how it should intervene — which…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18 

  • The Adam Smith Review: Volume 10 book cover

    The Adam Smith Review: Volume 10

    Edited by Fonna Forman

    Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well recognised, but scholars have recently been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Review is a rigorously refereed annual review that provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on all aspects of Adam Smith’s…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17 
    The Adam Smith Review

  • 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 – 2017-10-04 
    Philosophy and Method in the Social Sciences

  • Studies in Applied Economics book cover

    Studies in Applied Economics

    By Léon Walras

    Edited by Jan Van Daal

    Léon Walras (1834-1910) was one of the key thinkers behind the development of marginal utility theory and his introduction of general equilibrium theory is one of the cornerstones of modern economic thought. Now, his seminal work Études d'économie politique appliquée, first published in 1898, is…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 

  • Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue: The Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre book cover

    Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue

    The Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre

    Edited by Thomas D. D'Andrea

    Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue provides the first comprehensive and detailed treatment of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. In this book Thomas D'Andrea presents an accessible critical study of the full range of MacIntyre's thought across ethical theory, psychoanalytic theory, social and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 

  • 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 

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