Introductory Philosophy Products

  • What is this thing called Metaphysics?

    3rd Edition

    By Brian Garrett

    How did our universe come to be? Does God exist? Does time ?ow? What are we? Do we have free will? What is truth? Metaphysics is concerned with the nature of ourselves and the world around us. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics in metaphysics in a concise but…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09 
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • Routledge Revivals: Man and Technics (1932)

    A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life

    By Oswald Spengler

    First published in 1932, this book, based on an address delivered in 1931, presents a concise and lucid summary of the philosophy of the author of The Decline of the West, Oswald Spengler. It was his conviction that the technical age — the culture of the machine age — which man had created in…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: A Modern Elementary Logic (1952)

    By L. Susan Stebbing

    First published in 1943, and revised for this 1952 edition, this book was intended for use by students of philosophy and as such traditional and modern developments in logic have been combined in a unified treatment. The author envisaged this volume as filling a gap for a simple, introductory text…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Critical Thinking: The Basics

    By Stuart Hanscomb

    Critical Thinking: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the field of critical thinking, drawing on philosophy, communication and psychology. Emphasising its relevance to decision making (in personal, professional and civic life), academic literacy and personal development, this…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Playing Games

    An introduction to the philosophy of sport through dialogue

    By Randolph Feezell

    What is sport? Why does sport matter? How can we use philosophy to understand what sport means today? This engaging and highly original introduction to the philosophy of sport uses dialogue – a form of philosophical investigation – to address the fundamental questions in sport studies and to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

  • Journey into Philosophy

    An Introduction with Classic and Contemporary Readings

    By Stan Baronett

    The overriding rationale behind this book is a desire to enrich the lives of college students by introducing them to the practice of philosophical thought in an accessible and engaging manner. The text has over one hundred classical and contemporary readings that facilitate studying each…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03 
    Routledge

  • The Fiction of Evil

    By Peter Brian Barry

    What makes someone an evil person? How are evil people different from merely bad people? Do evil people really exist? Can we make sense of evil people if we mythologize them? Do evil people take pleasure in the suffering of others? Can evil people be redeemed?Peter Brian Barry answers these…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30
    Routledge

  • Freedom & Growth (Routledge Revivals)

    And Other Essays

    By Edmond Holmes

    First published in 1923, this book collects together sixteen essays written between 1912 and 1922 that reflect how the author's views on education became increasingly interwoven with their views on "things in general" — with half dealing with each subject. Reflecting this interweave, they are…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge

  • Philosophy for Everyone

    2nd Edition

    By Matthew Chrisman, Duncan Pritchard, Guy Fletcher, Elinor Mason, Jane Suilin Lavelle, Michela Massimi, Alasdair Richmond, Dave Ward

    Philosophy for Everyone begins by explaining what philosophy is before exploring the questions and issues at the foundation of this important subject. Key topics in this new edition and their areas of focus include: Moral philosophy – the nature of our moral judgments and reactions, whether…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08
    Routledge

  • Enlightened Common Sense

    The Philosophy of Critical Realism

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Edited by Mervyn Hartwig

    Since the 1970s, critical realism has grown to address a range of subjects, including economics, philosophy, science, and religion. It has become a complex and mature philosophy. Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism looks back over this development in one concise and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Hao Wang

    First published in 1974. Despite the tendency of contemporary analytic philosophy to put logic and mathematics at a central position, the author argues it failed to appreciate or account for their rich content. Through discussions of such mathematical concepts as number, the continuum, set, proof…

    Hardback – 2016-05-23
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals)

    By Arnold Hauser

    First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations? It contains philosophical reflections on history and begins with…

    Hardback – 2016-05-23
    Routledge

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