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  • Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar

    A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology

    By Ross D. Inman

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism

    Edited by Juha Saatsi

    Scientific Realism is one of the most fundamental notions in the philosophy of science and is emerging as a major topic across academic disciplines. The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Does God Matter?

    Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism

    Edited by Klaas Kraay

    The question of whether God exists has long preoccupied philosophers. Many accounts of God have been proposed, and many arguments for and against God’s existence have been offered and discussed. But while philosophers have been busy trying to determine whether or not God exists, they have generally…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • What Makes a Philosopher Great?

    Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers

    Edited by Stephen Hetherington

    This book is inspired by a single powerful question. What is it to be great as a philosopher? No single grand answer is presumed to be possible; instead, rewardingly close studies of philosophical greatness are developed. This is a scholarly yet accessible volume, blending metaphilosophy with the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Conservative Reductionism

    By Michael Esfeld, Christian Sachse

    Conservative Reductionism sets out a new theory of the relationship between physics and the special sciences within the framework of functionalism. It argues that it is wrong-headed to conceive an opposition between functional and physical properties (or functional and physical descriptions,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Locke and Leibniz on Substance

    Edited by Paul Lodge, Tom Stoneham

    Locke and Leibniz on Substance gathers together papers by an international group of academic experts, examining the metaphysical concept of substance in the writings of these two towering philosophers of the early modern period. Each of these newly-commissioned essays considers important…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    By Julian Reiss

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

    Edited by Kenneth R. Westphal

    This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning realism are as current and as ancient as philosophy itself; this volume explores…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Personal Identity and Applied Ethics

    A Historical and Philosophical Introduction

    By Andrea Sauchelli

    'Soul', 'self', 'substance' and 'person' are just four of the terms often used to describe the human person. Cutting across metaphysics, ethics and religion the nature of personal identity and the self is a fundamental and long-standing puzzle in philosophy. Personal Identity and Applied Ethics…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Immanent Materialisms

    Speculation and critique

    Edited by Charlie Blake, Patrice Haynes

    Must a philosophy of life be materialist, and if so, must it also be a philosophy of immanence? In the last twenty years or so there has been a growing trend in continental thought and philosophy and critical theory that has seen a return to the category of immanence. Through consideration of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Nature and Normativity

    Biology, Teleology, and Meaning

    By Mark Okrent

    Nature and Normativity argues that the problem of the place of norms in nature has been essentially misunderstood when it has been articulated in terms of the relation of human language and thought, on the one hand, and the world described by physics on the other. Rather, if we concentrate on the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • 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)…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

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