Critical Thinking Products

  • Why We Argue (And How We Should)

    A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason, 2nd Edition

    By Scott F. Aikin, Robert B. Talisse

    Debate coaches and argumentation theorists shudder at what passed for critical discourse in the U.S. presidential primaries and 2016 general elections.  It’s also widely acknowledged that an individual inept at public debate won the U.S. presidency.  In this timely and necessary 2nd  Edition of Why…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology

    Edited by David Coady, James Chase

    The Routledge Handbook of the Applied Epistemology is an outstanding reference source to this exciting subject and the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook covers the following central topics: The prehistory of applied…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Foucault's Politics of Philosophy

    Power, Law, and Subjectivity

    By Sandro Chignola

    Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focused shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Liberia and the Dialectic of Law

    Critical Theory, Pluralism, and the Rule of Law

    By Shane Chalmers

    It is the very condition of modernity that an institution cannot depend on a god, tradition, or any other transcendental source to secure its foundations – which thereby come to rest upon – or rather in, and through – its subjects. Never wholly separated from its subjects, and yet never identical…

    Hardback – 2018-07-04 
    Routledge

  • Philosophy and National Development in Nigeria

    Towards a Tradition of Nigerian Philosophy

    By Adeshina Afolayan

    What does it imply for Nigerian philosophers to conscientiously and engagingly reflect on Nigeria as a place of philosophy and as a dynamic plural context of socioeconomic, political, cultural and ethnic problems? Any answer to this question automatically constitutes the opening salvo to the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-22 
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • Madness as Methodology

    Bringing Concepts to Life in Contemporary Theorising and Inquiry

    By Ken Gale

    Madness as Methodology begins with the following quotation from Deleuze and Guattari, ‘Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough.’ This quotation firmly expresses the book’s intention to provide readers with radical and innovative approaches to methodology and research in the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27 
    Routledge

  • Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics

    Time Out of Joint

    Edited by Luigi Corrias, Lyana Francot

    In the last decade, the changing role of time in society has once again taken centre stage in the academic debate. A prominent, but surely not the only, aspect of this debate hinges on the so-called acceleration of time and its societal consequences. Despite the fact that time is fundamental to the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Routledge Revivals: The Dilemma of Qualitative Method (1989)

    Herbert Blumer and the Chicago Tradition

    By Martyn Hammersley

    Originally published in 1989, The Dilemma of Qualitative Method is a stimulating guide to the discussion of qualitative versus quantitative approaches to social research, originated in nineteenth-century debates about the relationship between the methods of history and natural science. One of the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Culture's Consequences

    Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutes and Organizations across Nations

    By Katherine Erdman

    The Dutch anthropologist Geert Hofstede is recognized as a pioneer in the fields of international management and social psychology – and his work is a perfect example of the ways in which interpretative skills can help solve problems and provide the foundation for strong thinking and understanding…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Situated Learning

    By Charmi Patel

    Social anthropologist Jean Lave and computer scientist Etienne Wenger’s seminal Situated Learning helped change the fields of cognitive science and pedagogy by approaching learning from a novel angle. Traditionally, theories of learning and education had focused on processes of cognition – the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street

    By Nicholas Burton

    Burton Malkiel’s 1973 A Random Walk Down Wall Street was an explosive contribution to debates about how to reap a good return on investing in stocks and shares. Reissued and updated many times since, Malkiel’s text remains an indispensable contribution to the world of investment strategy – one that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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