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  • The Unexplained Intellect

    Complexity, Time, and the Metaphysics of Embodied Thought

    By Christopher Mole

    The relationship between intelligent systems and their environment is at the forefront of research in cognitive science. The Unexplained Intellect: Complexity, Time, and the Metaphysics of Embodied Thought shows how computational complexity theory and analytic metaphysics can together illuminate…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 

  • Philosophy for Graduate Students

    Core Topics from Metaphysics and Epistemology

    By Alex Broadbent

    When graduate students start their studies, they usually have sound knowledge of some areas of philosophy, but the overall map of their knowledge is often patchy and disjointed. There are a number of topics that any contemporary philosopher working in any part of the analytic tradition (and in many…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24 

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination

    Edited by Amy Kind

    Imagination occupies a central place in philosophy, going back to Aristotle. However, following a period of relative neglect there has been an explosion of interest in imagination in the past two decades as philosophers examine the role of imagination in debates about the mind and cognition,…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • 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 – 2015-12-14 
    What is this thing called?

  • 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 

  • Studies in Contemporary Metaphysics

    By R.F. Alfred Hoernlé

    Originally published in 1920, this title wrestles with the critical conflict in modern philosophy of whether philosophers should employ pure reason in a world of abstracts or, rather, should rely upon experience and rationality to examine the actual world. Hoernlé argues for the latter and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-06 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Reification and the Aesthetics of Music

    By Jonathan Lewis

    This innovative study re-evaluates the philosophical significance of aesthetics in the context of contemporary debates on the nature of philosophy. Lewis's main argument is that contemporary conceptions of meaning and truth have been reified, and that aesthetics is able to articulate why this is…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • On the Genealogy of Color

    A Case Study in Historicized Conceptual Analysis

    By Zed Adams

    In On the Genealogy of Color, Zed Adams argues for a historicized approach to conceptual analysis, by exploring the relevance of the history of color science for contemporary philosophical debates about color realism. Adams contends that two prominent positions in these debates, Cartesian…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • How to get Philosophy Students Talking

    An Instructor's Toolkit

    By Andrew Fisher, Jonathan Tallant

    Engaging undergraduate students and instigating debate within philosophy seminars is one of the greatest challenges faced by instructors on a daily basis. How to Get Philosophy Students Talking: An Instructor’s Toolkit is an innovative and original resource designed for use by academics looking to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-26

  • New Directions in Consciousness Studies

    SoS theory and the nature of time

    By Chris Nunn

    New Directions in Consciousness Studies describes a range of fresh ideas which promise to significantly advance scientific understanding of human nature. Written in non-specialized language, the book draws upon concepts and research from history, philosophy, neuroscience and physics to delineate…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20

  • Personal Identity and Self-Consciousness

    By Brian Garrett

    Personal Identity and Self-Consciousness is about persons and personal identity. What are we? And why does personal identity matter? Brian Garrett, using jargon-free language, addresses questions in the metaphysics of personal identity, questions in value theory, and discusses questions about the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    International Library of Philosophy

  • Mind, Method and Conditionals

    Selected Papers

    By Frank Jackson

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    International Library of Philosophy

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