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  • Origins and Species

    A Study of the Historical Sources of Darwinism and the Contexts of Some Other Accounts of Organic Diversity from Plato and Aristotle On

    By MJS Hodge

    Originally published in 1991, Origins and Species seeks to understand the historical origins of Darwinism. The book analyses the explanatory problem of species variation to which Darwinian theory was a response, while contrasting the Darwinian with other traditions of the time, in the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being

    By Euripides Altintzoglou

    This book analyzes the philosophical origins of dualism in portraiture in Western culture during the Classical period, through to contemporary modes of portraiture. Dualism – the separation of mind from body - plays a central part in portraiture, given that it supplies the fundamental framework for…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    Edited by Stephen Leach, James Tartaglia

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge

  • Hegel and Ancient Philosophy

    A Re-Examination

    Edited by Glenn Alexander Magee

    Hegel’s debts to ancient philosophy are widely acknowledged by scholars, and by the philosopher himself. Roughly half of his Lectures on the History of Philosophy is devoted to ancient philosophy, and throughout his work Hegel frequently frames his positions in relation to the thinkers and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Philosophical Foundations for the Curriculum

    By Allen Brent

    In this book, first published in 1978, Allen Brent sets out to explore some of the questions raised by theorists and philosophers regarding curriculum. He starts by investigating whether all knowledge is the product of social conditions of particular times or places, or whether there is some kind…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Education

  • The Platonic Tradition in Anglo-Saxon Philosophy

    Studies in the History of Idealism in England and America

    By John H. Muirhead

    Originally published in 1931, Muirhead’s study aims to challenge the view that Locke’s empiricism is the main philosophical thought to come out of England, suggesting that the Platonic tradition is much more prominent. These views are explored in detail in this text as well as touching on its…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Rationality in Politics and its Limits

    Edited by Terry Nardin

    The word ‘rationality’ and its cognates, like ‘reason’, have multiple contexts and connotations. Rational calculation can be contrasted with rational interpretation. There is the rationality of proof and of persuasion, of tradition and of the criticism of tradition. Rationalism (and rationalists)…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

  • Boundaries of Utopia - Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin

    By Erik van Ree

    The idea that socialism could be established in a single country was adopted as an official doctrine by the Soviet Union in 1925, Stalin and Bukharin being the main formulators of the policy. Before this there had been much debate as to whether the only way to secure socialism would be as a result…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Routledge Revivals: The Greatest Happiness Principle (1986)

    An Examination of Utilitarianism

    By Lanny O. Ebenstein

    First published in 1991, The Greatest Happiness Principle traces the history of the theory of utility, starting with the Bible, and running through Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus. It goes on to discuss the utilitarian theories of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill in detail, commenting on the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Socratic Method Today

    Student-Centered and Transformative Teaching in Political Science

    Edited by Lee Trepanier

    This exciting new textbook provides a sophisticated examination of the Socratic method for teaching political science students in higher education. It shows how the Socratic method is employed in the Platonic dialogs, compares its transformative approach to other student-centered teaching…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Plato’s Labyrinth

    Sophistries, Lies and Conspiracies in Socratic Dialogues

    By Aakash Singh Rathore

    This original and stimulating study of Plato's Socratic dialogues rereads and reinterprets Plato's writings in terms of their dialogical or dramatic form. Taking inspiration from the techniques of Umberto Eco, Jacques Derrida, and Leo Strauss, Aakash Singh Rathore presents the Socratic dialogues as…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07
    Routledge India

  • The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

    Edited by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Pauliina Remes

    The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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