Philosophy: Political Philosophy

  • Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?: Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors book cover

    Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?

    Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Kershnar

    This book looks at a family of views involving the pro-life view of abortion and Christianity. These issues are important because major religious branches (for example, Catholicism and some large branches of Evangelicalism) and leading politicians assert, or are committed to, the following: (a) it…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction book cover

    Social and Political Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By John Christman

    This accessible book is invaluable to anyone coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of key social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear discussions of the philosophical issues central to those questions and to political thought…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • A Conceptual Investigation of Justice book cover

    A Conceptual Investigation of Justice

    1st Edition

    By Kyle Johannsen

    Conceptual analysis has fallen out of favor in political philosophy. The influence of figures like John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin has led political philosophy to focus on questions about what should be done, and to ignore questions about the usage of words. In this book, Kyle Johannsen calls for…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith: A Philosophical Encounter book cover

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith

    A Philosophical Encounter, 1st Edition

    By Charles L Griswold

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are giants of eighteenth century thought. The heated controversy provoked by their competing visions of human nature and society still resonates today. Smith himself reviewed Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, and his perceptive remarks raise an intriguing…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28

  • 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, 1st Edition

    By Suzy Killmister

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

    Hardback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Against Autonomy: Lyotard, Judgement and Action book cover

    Against Autonomy

    Lyotard, Judgement and Action, 1st Edition

    By Neal Curtis

    This title was first published in 2001: Against Autonomy reassesses Jean-Francois Lyotard's contribution to philosophy and theory, and explores how his work challenges the privileged position of the principle of autonomy in contemporary liberal democratic thinking, as seen in such diverse thinkers…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge Revivals

  • Human Rights and the Environment book cover

    Human Rights and the Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Hayward

    The notion of ‘human rights’ is perhaps the most weighty and widely recognized ethical category of our time, while environmental threats are among the greatest challenges currently facing civilization. It is unsurprising therefore that questions about and around the connection between human…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25
    Critical Concepts in the Environment

  • It is Right to Rebel book cover

    It is Right to Rebel

    1st Edition

    By Jean-Paul Sartre, Philippe Gavi, Pierre Victor

    The early 1970s were a crucial period in the political and intellectual climate of France. The newspaper Libération was founded in the wake of the protest movements of 1968, and the country was gripped by industrial, political and civil unrest on a huge scale. Behind all this were deep debates…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25

  • Phenomenology of Plurality: Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity book cover

    Phenomenology of Plurality

    Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Loidolt

    Winner of the 2018 Edwin Ballard Prize awarded by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology This book develops a unique phenomenology of plurality by introducing Hannah Arendt’s work into current debates taking place in the phenomenological tradition. Loidolt offers a systematic treatment…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge Research in Phenomenology

  • Communities of Individuals: Liberalism, Communitarianism and Sartre's Anarchism book cover

    Communities of Individuals

    Liberalism, Communitarianism and Sartre's Anarchism, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. R. Cross

    This title was first published in 2001: This book examines the liberal-communitarian debate from a new perspective. Communitarians argue that liberal theory neglects the significance of communities for the lives of their members. An examination of that argument reveals that there are deficiencies…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge Revivals

  • Autonomy and Normativity: Investigations of Truth, Right and Beauty book cover

    Autonomy and Normativity

    Investigations of Truth, Right and Beauty, 1st Edition

    By Richard Dien Winfield

    This title was first published in 2001. Autonomy and Normativity explores central topics in current philosophical debate, challenging the prevailing post-modern dogma that theory, practice and art are captive to contingent historical foundations by showing how foundational dilemmas are overcome…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge Revivals

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

    A Theory of Understanding

    Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-09-14
    Routledge Revivals

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