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  • Pragmatic Humanism

    On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge

    By Marcus Morgan

    Is sociology best understood as simply chipping away at our ignorance about society, or does it have broader roles and responsibilities? If so, to what—or perhaps to whom—are these responsibilities? Installing humanity as its epistemological and normative start and endpoint, this book shows how…

    Hardback – 2016-01-22 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Humanizing Evil

    Psychoanalytic, Philosophical and Clinical Perspectices

    Edited by Ronald C Naso, Jon Mills

    Psychoanalysis has traditionally had difficulty in accounting for the existence of evil. Freud saw it as a direct expression of unconscious forces, whereas more recent theorists have examined the links between early traumatic experiences and later ‘evil’ behaviour. Humanizing Evil: Psychoanalytic,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21 

  • What is this thing called Philosophy?

    Edited by Duncan Pritchard

    What is this thing called Philosophy? is the definitive textbook for all who want a thorough introduction to the field. It introduces philosophy using a question-led approach that reflects the discursive nature of the discipline. Edited by Duncan Pritchard, each section is written by a high-profile…

    Paperback – 2016-01-19 
    What is this thing called?

  • The Nature of Law

    A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Stefan Sciaraffa

    This book is an attempt to provide a philosophical answer to the simple question, "What is the law?" as well as address the various debates this question has spawned. Along the way, it develops a unique position within analytic jurisprudence by carefully distinguishing between a theory of the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-15 

  • Work

    2nd Edition

    By Lars Fredrik Svendsen

    Work is one of the most universal features of human life; virtually everybody spends some part of their life at work. It is often associated with tedium and boredom; in conflict with the things we would otherwise love to do. The idea of work primarily as a burden was also shared by the philosophers…

    Paperback – 2016-01-05 

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1838-1934

    By Lindgren Johnson

    This book challenges the grand narrative of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Taking an animal studies approach to texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • On Film

    3rd Edition

    By Stephen Mulhall

    The first edition of Stephen Mulhall's acclaimed On Film was a study of the four Alien films, and made the highly original and controversial argument that films themselves can philosophise. In its second edition, On Film increased its breadth and vision considerably to encompass films such as the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-30 

  • Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing

    Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies

    Edited by Erik Malmqvist, Kristin Zeiler

    Medical therapy, research and technology enable us to make our bodies, or parts of them, available to others in an increasing number of ways. This is the case in organ, tissue, egg and sperm donation as well as in surrogate motherhood and clinical research. Bringing together leading scholars…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Stem Cell Research and the Collaborative Regulation of Innovation

    By Sarah Devaney

    Hopes are high that stem cell (SC) research will lead to treatments and cures for some of the most serious diseases affecting humankind today. SC science has been used in a treatment setting in the replacement of patients’ windpipes and in restoring sight to patients who were blind in one eye and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • 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)…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09 

  • Cinematic Ethics

    Exploring Ethical Experience through Film

    By Robert Sinnerbrink

    How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 

  • The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History

    By Charles P. Webel

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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