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  • Welfare, Meaning, and Worth

    By Aaron Smuts

    Welfare, Meaning, and Worth argues that there is more to what makes a life worth living than welfare, and that a good life does not consist of what is merely good for the one who lives it. Smuts defends an objective list theory that states that the notion of worth captures matters of importance for…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Positive Psychology and its Discontents

    Why Positive Psychology Fails and How it Might Succeed Again

    By Matthew McDonald, Michael Wearing

    Alongside the surging popularity of positive psychology has come a quiet but significant chorus of dissenting voices, raising questions about the movement: that it is philosophically naive, that it uncritically employs natural science research methods, that it takes a separatist stance, is unable…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge

  • The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Brent D. Slife, Kari A. O'Grady, Russell D. Kosits

    By revealing underlying assumptions that influence the field of psychology, The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice challenges psychologists to reconsider the origins of ideas they may take as psychological truths. Worldviews, or the systems of assumptions that provide…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

  • Neglected Perspectives on Science and Religion

    Historical and Contemporary Relations

    By Wayne Viney, William Douglas Woody

    Neglected Perspectives on Science and Religion explores historical and contemporary relations between science and religion, providing new perspectives on familiar topics such as evolution and the Galileo affair. The book also explores common differences in science and religion with respect to their…

    Paperback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge

  • The Reciprocity of Perceiver and Environment

    The Evolution of James J. Gibson's Ecological Psychology

    By Thomas J. Lombardo

    Originally published in 1987, this title intended to historically reveal, through tracing Gibson’s development, the substance of his views and how they bore upon general philosophical issues in theories of knowledge, and to investigate in detail the historical context of Gibson’s theoretical…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13 
    Routledge
    Psychology Library Editions: Perception

  • The Psychology of Perception

    A Philosophical Examination of Gestalt Theory and Derivative Theories of Perception

    By D. W. Hamlyn

    Originally published in 1957, the primary aim of this study was to shed light upon the logical character of the psychology of perception. D.W. Hamlyn begins by delimiting the field of psychological inquiry into perception, then gives a detailed account of the types of explanation appropriate in the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13 
    Routledge
    Psychology Library Editions: Perception

  • A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

    By Jennifer M. Sandoval

    This book explores the psychological nature of forgiveness for both the subjective ego and what Jung called the objective psyche, or soul. Utilizing analytical, archetypal, and dialectical psychological approaches, the notion of forgiveness is traced from its archetypal and philosophical origins in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06 
    Routledge
    Researching Social Psychology

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy

    Edited by Heidi Maibom

    Empathy plays a central role in the history and contemporary study of ethics, interpersonal understanding, and the emotions, yet until now has been relatively underexplored. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Eudaimonic Ethics

    The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well

    By Lorraine L Besser

    In this book, Lorraine Besser-Jones develops a eudaimonistic virtue ethics based on a psychological account of human nature. While her project maintains the fundamental features of the eudaimonistic virtue ethical framework—virtue, character, and well-being—she constructs these concepts from an…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Self-Reflection for the Opaque Mind

    An Essay in Neo-Sellarsian Philosophy

    By T. Parent

    This volume attempts to solve a grave problem about critical self-reflection. The worry is that we critical thinkers are all in "epistemic bad faith" in light of what psychology tells us. After all, the research shows not merely that we are bad at detecting "ego-threatening" thoughts à la Freud. It…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • An Analysis of Knowing

    By John Hartland-Swann

    First published in 1958, this book focuses on the meaning, interpretation, and use of the verb ‘to know’. In our daily lives we are often claiming to know this or not to know that; and it is not therefore surprising that the verb has played a major role in philosophical speculation from Plato down…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • An Analysis of Morals

    By John Hartland-Swann

    First published in 1960, this book is intended to be a concise but complete treatise on Ethics. In the course of our lives we all face moral problems. Some of these we solve easily, some with difficulty and some not at all. It is the job of the moral philosopher to examine the general nature of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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