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  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Nys, Stephen De Wijze

    Why ought we concern ourselves with understanding a concept of evil? It is an elusive and politically charged concept which critics argue has no explanatory power and is a relic of a superstitious and primitive religious past. Yet its widespread use persists today: we find it invoked by politicians…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • China, India and Alternative Asian Modernities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kumar Sanjay, Satya P Mohanty, Archana Kumar, Raj Kumar

    This book brings a new methodological approach to understand modernity by considering it as a shared and transcultural phenomenon. By expanding the terms of reference of modernity, it seeks to dismantle binaries like tradition/modernity, religious/secular, state/civil society, authoritarian/liberal…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04 
    Routledge India

  • The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming

    How Art Forms Empower, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    This book shows that art involves an aesthetics of self-becoming, wherein we do not simply consume artistic meaning, but become empowered—by adapting ourselves to what creation in the different art forms makes possible. Paul Crowther argues that the great political task in aesthetics is no longer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne

    Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Fictive Narrative Philosophy

    How Fiction Can Act as Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Michael Boylan

    What is the philosophical voice within literature? Does literature have a voice of its own? Can this voice really be philosophical in its own right? In this book, Michael Boylan argues that some literary works indeed can make their own unique claims in different areas of philosophy. He calls this…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts, 1st Edition

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
    Routledge

  • Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Corey McCall, Nathan Ross

    This collection features original essays that examine Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken together, the essays present the view that these two monumental figures of 20th-century philosophy were not simply philosophers who wrote about literature, but…

    Hardback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature

    A Philosophical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Richard Gaskin

    This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress involves the balancing…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Reading Architecture

    Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Sioli, Yoonchun Jung

    Why write instead of draw when it comes to architecture? Why rely on literary pieces instead of architectural treatises and writings when it comes to the of study buildings and urban environments? Why rely on literary techniques and accounts instead of architectural practices and analysis when it…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge

  • Michael Fried and Philosophy

    Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mathew Abbott

    This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried’s art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried’s work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Why So Serious: On Philosophy and Comedy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Russell Ford

    The Western philosophical tradition shows a marked fondness for tragedy. From Plato and Aristotle, through German idealism, to contemporary reflections on the murderous violence of the twentieth century, philosophy has often looked to tragedy for resources to make suffering, grief, and death…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Heidegger on Literature, Poetry, and Education after the “Turn”

    At the Limits of Metaphysics, 1st Edition

    By James M. Magrini, Elias Schwieler

    Offering new and original readings of literature, poetry, and education as interpreted through the conceptual lens of Heidegger’s later philosophy of the "Turn", this book helps readers understand Heidegger’s later thought and presents new takes on how to engage the themes that emerged from his…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

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