Introductory Philosophy Products

  • 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 and their areas of focus include: Moral philosophy – the nature of our moral judgments and reactions, whether they aim at some…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    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 – 2016-08-01 
    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 – 2016-06-01 
    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 – 2016-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Aesthetics

    An Introduction

    By W. Charlton

    First published in 1970. What is a work of art? What is the status of things in pictures and books? How are we to distinguish and ascertain the meaning of a literary work at various levels? This book is intended both to introduce the reader to classic philosophical accounts of art and beauty, and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Key Concepts

    A Guide to Aesthetics, Criticism and the Arts in Education

    By Trevor Pateman

    First published in 1991. The arts can only thrive in a culture where there is conversation about them. This is particularly true of the arts in an education context. Yet often the discussion is poor because we do not have the necessary concepts for the elaboration of our aesthetic responses, or…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • An Introduction to Aesthetics

    By E. F. Carritt

    First published in 1949. This title provides an introduction into the subject of aesthetics, and the problems associated with it. Aesthetics is not strictly a criterion or rule for production or appreciation, and cannot directly alter our aesthetic experiences, but only helps us to understand them.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • A Critical History of Modern Aesthetics

    By Earl of Listowel

    First published in 1933. The purpose of this work was to bridge a gap in English philosophical literature by completing the elaborate history of Bosanquet and to stimulate and enrich the whole study of aesthetics by means of his personal destructive and constructive criticism. This title will be of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Science and Aesthetic Judgement

    A Study in Taine's Critical Method

    By Sholom J. Kahn

    First published in 1953. This title provides an exposition and discussion on Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893), the leader of the Naturalist movement in French criticism. The book examines his theories and some of his practice, as a critic of literature and art. A more general consideration of the chief…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Kant for Everyman

    By Willibald Klinke

    First published in 1951. This title aims to familiarise the reader with the ideas of the sometimes difficult philosopher Immanuel Kant by presenting them in a more comprehensible form. Kant for Everyman provides an overview of the different stages in Kant’s life, and delivers a breakdown of his…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kant

  • A Commentary on Kant's Critique of Judgement

    By H. W. Cassirer

    First published in 1938. The aim of this book is to expound Kant’s Critique of Judgement by interpreting all the details in the light of what Kant himself declares to be his fundamental problem. A Commentary on Kant’s Critique of Judgement provides an excellent introduction to Kant’s third critique…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kant

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