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  • The Routlege Companion to Free Will

    Edited by Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith, Neil Levy

    Questions concerning free will are intertwined with issues in almost every area of philosophy, from metaphysics to philosophy of mind to moral philosophy, and are also informed by work in different areas of science (principally physics, neuroscience and social psychology). Free will is also a…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Humanity and Deity

    By Wilbur Marshall Urban

    This book is an attempt at a restatement of the traditional view of the relation of God to man. In opposition to humanism which proposes a religion of pure humanity, and to the theology of crisis which, so to speak, teaches a religion of pure Deity, it maintains a view of religion and theology…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

  • The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then…

    Paperback – 2016-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Fiction of Evil

    By Peter Brian Barry

    What makes someone an evil person? How are evil people different from merely bad people? Do evil people really exist? Can we make sense of evil people if we mythologize them? Do evil people take pleasure in the suffering of others? Can evil people be redeemed?Peter Brian Barry answers these…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

    Edited by Miriam Solomon, Jeremy Simon, Harold Kincaid

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine is a comprehensive guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It examines traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled trial, the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Consciousness

    By Rocco J Gennaro

    Consciousness is arguably the most important interdisciplinary area in contemporary philosophy of mind, with an explosion of research over the past thirty years from philosophers, psychologists, and scientists. It is also perhaps the most puzzling aspect of the world despite the fact that it is…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge
    New Problems of Philosophy

  • Properties, Powers and Structures

    Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism

    Edited by Alexander Bird, Brian Ellis, Howard Sankey

    While the phrase "metaphysics of science" has been used from time to time, it has only recently begun to denote a specific research area where metaphysics meets philosophy of science—and the sciences themselves. The essays in this volume demonstrate that metaphysics of science is an innovative…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Reason, Truth and God

    By J. Renford Bambrough

    Dealing with theological affirmations and philosophical reactions to them, this concise book presents insightful applications of modern general philosophy to religion. Originally published in 1969, the book investigates epistemological thinking first before turning to notions of assertion, belief,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

  • Berkeley’s Principles

    Expanded and Explained

    By George Berkeley, Tyron Goldschmidt, Scott Stapleford

    Berkeley's Principles: Expanded and Explained includes the entire classical text of the Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge in bold font, a running commentary blended seamlessly into the text in regular font and analytic summaries of each section. The commentary is like a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12 
    Routledge

  • Metaphysics of Science

    A Systematic and Historical Introduction

    By Markus Schrenk

    Metaphysics and science have a long but troubled relationship. In the twentieth century the Logical Positivists argued metaphysics was irrelevant and that philosophy should be guided by science. However, metaphysics and science attempt to answer many of the same, fundamental questions: What are…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge

  • An Essay on the Metaphysics of Descartes

    By Marthinus Versfeld

    Originally published in 1940, this book provides a thorough discussion of René Descartes philosophy of metaphysics, examining the three major points of the mind and body, freedom of the will and religion and science. Specific chapters are devoted to the Cartesian theory and the Meditations, in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Descartes and the Autonomy of the Human Understanding

    By John Carriero

    This volume, originally published in 1990, delineates the transition Descartes effects from a prevalent medieval conception of understanding to a modern conception of it. Through the examination of the continuities and discontinuities between Descartes’ account of the understanding and that of high…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

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