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  • Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom

    By Stephen Connelly

    Against jurisprudential reductions of Spinoza’s thinking to a kind of eccentric version of Hobbes, this book argues that Spinoza’s theory of natural right contains an important idea of absolute freedom, which would be inconceivable within Hobbes’ own schema. Spinoza famously thought that the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Roberto Esposito

    Law, Community and the Political

    By Peter Langford

    Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political provides a critical legal introduction to this increasingly influential Italian theorist’s work, by focusing on Esposito’s reconceptualisation of the relationship between law, community and the political. The analysis concentrates primarily on…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • 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

  • Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective

    By Lee Martin

    Creativity: A Critical Realist Perspective challenges conventional wisdom on how we define and understand the emergence of creativity. Enhancing creativity is increasingly being suggested as critical to resolving 21st century challenges such as climate change, population growth and enabling…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Justice and the Slaughter Bench

    Essays on Law's Broken Dialectic

    By Alan Norrie

    In this follow-up to Law and the Beautiful Soul, Alan Norrie addresses the split between legal and ethical judgment. Shaped by history, law’s formalism both eschews and requires ethics. The first essays consider legal form in its practical aspect, and the ethical problems encountered (‘law’s…

    Hardback – 2016-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Teachability and Learnability

    Can Thinking Be Taught?

    By Paul Fairfield

    Deep disagreements exist regarding what thinking and critical thinking are and to what extent they are teachable. Thinking is learned in some measure by all, but not everything that is learnable is also teachable in an institutional setting. In questioning the relationship between teachability and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • Human Sciences and Human Interests

    Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

    By Mikael Klintman

    Within the disciplines of social, economic, and evolutionary science, a proud ignorance can often be found of the other areas’ approaches. This text provides a novel intellectual basis for breaking this trend. Certainly, Human Sciences and Human Interests aspires to open a broad debate about what…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking

    A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account

    By Kathryn Dean

    Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking proposes a historical materialist ethic of human flourishing understood in terms of the practice of citizenship. It focuses on the ways in which capitalism’s necessary mode of thinking – analytical thinking – impedes the nurturing of capabilities for…

    Paperback – 2016-07-10
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • 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 – 2016-06-23
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology

    Exploring Re-Embodiments

    Edited by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer, Vito De Lucia, Sian Sullivan

    Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments is a preliminary contribution to the establishment of re-embodiments as a theoretical strand within legal and ecological theory, and philosophy. Re-embodiments are all those contemporary practices and processes that exceed the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Slavoj Žižek and Radical Politics

    By Sean Homer

    In this book, Sean Homer addresses Slavoj Žižek’s work in a specific political conjuncture, his political interventions in the Balkans. The charge of inconsistency and contradiction is frequently levelled at Žižek’s politics, a charge he openly embraces in the name of "pragmatism." Homer argues…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19
    Routledge

  • Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy

    By Jenneth Parker

    To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

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