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  • Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

    1st Edition

    By Heimir Geirsson

    The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege’s puzzle about…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism

    Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion, 1st Edition

    By Louise Hickman

    Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism identifies an ethically and politically engaged philosophy of religion in eighteenth century Rational Dissent, particularly in the work of Richard Price (1723-1791), and in the radical thought of Mary Wollstonecraft. It traces their…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge

    Philosophy of Language after MacIntyre and Hauerwas, 1st Edition

    By R. Scott Smith

    We live in a time of moral confusion: many believe there are no overarching moral norms, and we have lost an accepted body of moral knowledge. Alasdair MacIntyre addresses this problem in his much-heralded restatement of Aristotelian and Thomistic virtue ethics; Stanley Hauerwas does so through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy

    The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar, 1st Edition

    By Moshe M Pavlov

    Abū’l-Barakāt is a renowned philosopher of the Arabic-Jewish milieu who composed in his magnum opus the Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar, a comprehensive metaphysics which challenged the accepted notions of the traditional metaphysical philosophy. ‘Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy’ examines…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • New Essays on Thomas Reid

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Rysiew

    Thomas Reid (1710-96) was a contemporary of both David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and a central figure in the Scottish School of Common Sense. Until recently, his work has been largely neglected, and often misunderstood. Like Kant, Reid cited Hume’s Treatise as the main spur to his own philosophical…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • New Essays on the Nature of Propositions

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Hunter, Gurpreet Rattan

    These are exciting times for philosophical theorizing about propositions, with the last 15 years seeing the development of new approaches and the emergence of new theorists. Propositions have been invoked to explain thought and cognition, the nature and attribution of mental states, language and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp

    In contradistinction to the many monographs and edited volumes devoted to historical, cultural, or theological treatments of demonology, this collection features newly written papers by philosophers and other scholars engaged specifically in philosophical argument, debate, and dialogue involving…

    Hardback – 2017-04-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Dispositions and Causal Powers

    1st Edition

    By Bruno Gnassounou

    Edited by Max Kistler

    Dispositions are everywhere. We say that a wall is hard, that water quenches thirst and is transparent, that dogs can swim and oak trees can let their leaves fall, and that acid has the power to corrode metals. All these statements express attributions of dispositions, be they physical,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Powers and Capacities in Philosophy

    The New Aristotelianism, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Greco, Ruth Groff

    Powers and Capacities in Philosophy is designed to stake out an emerging, discipline-spanning neo-Aristotelian framework grounded in realism about causal powers.  The volume brings together for the first time original essays by leading philosophers working on powers in relation to metaphysics,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge

  • Reading Parfit

    On What Matters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Kirchin

    Derek Parfit was one of the world’s leading philosophers. His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Reading Parfit: On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit’s monumental work by a team of international…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21
    Routledge

  • Metaethical Subjectivism

    1st Edition

    By Richard Double

    Metaethical subjectivism, the idea that the truth or falsity of moral statements is contingent upon the attitudes or conventions of observers, is often regarded as a lurid philosophical doctrine which generates much psychological resistance to its acceptance. In this accessible book, Richard…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science

    1st Edition

    By Howard Sankey

    Scientific realism is the position that the aim of science is to advance on truth and increase knowledge about observable and unobservable aspects of the mind-independent world which we inhabit. This book articulates and defends that position. In presenting a clear formulation and addressing the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

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