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  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Truth and the World

    An Explanationist Theory

    By Jonathan Tallant

    How do we explain the truth of true propositions? Truthmaker theory is the branch of metaphysics that explores the relationships between what is true and what exists. It plays an important role in contemporary debates about the nature of metaphysics and metaphysical enquiry. In this book Jonathan…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

    Edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, Nicholas J. Teh

    The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World

    By Michael Esfeld, Dirk-Andre Deckert

    This book seeks to work out which commitments are minimally sufficient to obtain an ontology of the natural world that matches all of today’s well-established physical theories. We propose an ontology of the natural world that is defined only by two axioms: (1) There are distance relations that…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

  • Time, Embodiment and the Self

    By Andros Loizou

    This title was first published in 2000:  Beginning with a sustained argument against the new tenseless theory of time and against McTaggart's A series/B series distinction, the author of this essay goes on to provide a non-paradoxical, tensed, phenomenologically-based account of the 'going on'…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Logic of Equality

    A Formal Analysis of Non-Discrimination Law

    By Eric Heinze

    This title was first published in 2003. The Logic of Equality proposes a formal-logical method for examining the indeterminacy of legal discourse, using the example of the non-discrimination norm. It shows that the indeterminacy of a legal concept does not mean that it is completely chaotic - the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Relevant Logics and their Rivals

    Volume II - A Continuation of the Work of Richard Sylvan, Robert Meyer, Val Plumwood and Ross Brady

    Edited by Ross Brady

    This title was first published in 2003. Relevant Logics and their Rivals, Volume II extends the material of the first volume in two ways. First, it includes work done in the 1970s which expands on and applies the Routley-Meyer semantics (introduced in the first volume), together with an Appendix…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Epistemological Significance of the Interrogative

    By James Somerville

    This title was first published in 2002.This book challenges prevalent assumptions regarding questions and enquiry. It argues that instead of trying to understand questions by reference to knowledge, knowledge can be conceived by reference to the distinctive logical form exhibited by questions.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Locke

    Epistemology and Metaphysics

    Edited by Udo Thiel

    This title was first published in 2002. This volume brings together recent journal articles on the main themes in John Locke’s immensely influential Essay concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1690. Most contributions are from the mid-eighties to 2000, reflecting some of the most…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Modality and Anti-Metaphysics

    By Stephen K. McLeod

    This title was first published in 2001. Modality and Anti-Metaphysics critically examines the most prominent approaches to modality among analytic philosophers in the twentieth century, including essentialism. Defending both the project of metaphysics and the essentialist position that metaphysical…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • A Theory of Understanding

    Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

    By David Chart

    This title was first published in 2000. Philosophers have been greatly concerned with the nature of explanation, but no account has been fully satisfactory within science or plausible in the wider world. The author asserts that this is due to a misplaced focus and that instead of focusing on…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

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