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  • The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juha Saatsi

    Scientific realism is a central, long-standing, and hotly debated topic in philosophy of science. Debates about scientific realism concern the very nature and extent of scientific knowledge and progress. Scientific realists defend a positive epistemic attitude towards our best theories and models…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Conservative Reductionism

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Locke and Leibniz on Substance

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Epistemological Significance of the Interrogative

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Personal Identity and Applied Ethics

    A Historical and Philosophical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Sauchelli

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

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge

  • Kant, God and Metaphysics

    The Secret Thorn, 1st Edition

    By Edward Kanterian

    Kant is widely acknowledged as the greatest philosopher of modern times. He undertook his famous critical turn to save human freedom and morality from the challenge of determinism and materialism. Intertwined with his metaphysical interests, however, he also had theological commitments, which have…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
    Routledge

  • What Makes a Philosopher Great?

    Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-09
    Routledge

  • Time, Embodiment and the Self

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

  • Nature and Normativity

    Biology, Teleology, and Meaning, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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