Critical Thinking Products

  • Negativity and Democracy

    Marxism and the Critical Theory Tradition

    By Vasilis Grollios

    The current political climate of uncompromising neoliberalism means that the need to study the logic of our culture that is, the logic of the capitalist system is compelling. Providing a rich philosophical analysis of democracy from a negative, non-identity, dialectical perspective, Vasilis…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Introduction to Logic

    3rd Edition

    By Harry J Gensler

    Introduction to Logic is clear and concise, uses interesting examples (many philosophical in nature), and has easy-to-use proof methods. Its key features, retained in this Third Edition, include: simpler ways to test arguments, including an innovative proof method and the star test for…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20 

  • Injustice, Inequality and Ethics

    A Philisophical Introduction to Moral Problems

    By Robin Barrow

    Abortion, distribution of wealth, civil disobedience, reverse discrimination, sex-role stereotyping, censorship – what does philosophy have to contribute to these practical moral issues? In this important book, first published in 1982, Robin Barrow argues convincingly that the capacity to make fine…

    Paperback – 2016-11-27 
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2016-11-24 
    The Basics

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    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 – 2016-10-31 
    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 – 2016-09-29

  • 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 – 2016-09-07

  • 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 – 2016-08-15
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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 – 2016-08-15
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • 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 – 2016-08-04
    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 – 2016-06-30
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

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