Modern Philosophy (16th Century-18th Century) Products

  • Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History

    By Charles P. Webel

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Pragmatism, Kant, and Transcendental Philosophy

    Edited by Gabriele Gava, Robert Stern

    Philosophers working within the pragmatist tradition have pictured their relation to Kant and Kantianism in very diverse terms: some have presented their work as an appropriation and development of Kantian ideas, some have argued that pragmatism is an approach in complete opposition to Kant. This…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Pragmatic Encounters

    By Richard J. Bernstein

    Richard J. Bernstein is a leading exponent of American pragmatism and one of the foremost philosophers of the twentieth century. In this collection he takes a pragmatic approach to specific problems and issues to demonstrate the ongoing importance of this philosophical tradition. Topics under…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • The Limits of Moral Obligation

    Moral Demandingness and Ought Implies Can

    Edited by Marcel van Ackeren, Michael Kühler

    This volume responds to the growing interest in finding explanations for why moral claims may lose their validity based on what they ask of their addressees. Two main ideas relate to that question: the moral demandingness objection and the principle "ought implies can." Though both of these ideas…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Kant and Non-Conceptual Content

    Edited by Dietmar H. Heidemann

    Conceptualism is the view that cognizers can have mental representations of the world only if they possess the adequate concepts by means of which they can specify what they represent. By contrast, non-conceptualism is the view that mental representations of the world do not necessarily presuppose…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14

  • Kant: Studies on Mathematics in the Critical Philosophy

    Edited by Emily Carson, Lisa Shabel

    There is a long tradition, in the history and philosophy of science, of studying Kant’s philosophy of mathematics, but recently philosophers have begun to examine the way in which Kant’s reflections on mathematics play a role in his philosophy more generally, and in its development. For example, in…

    Hardback – 2015-08-04

  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Spinoza on Politics

    By Daniel Frank, Jason Waller

    Baruch Spinoza is one of the most influential and controversial political philosophers of the early modern period. Though best-known for his contributions to metaphysics, Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise (1670) and his unfinished Political Treatise (1677) were widely debated and helped to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

  • The Politics of Nothing

    On Sovereignty

    Edited by Clare Monagle, Dimitris Vardoulakis

    This book questions what sovereignty looks like when it is de-ontologised; when the nothingness at the heart of claims to sovereignty is unmasked and laid bare. Drawing on critical thinkers in political theology, such as Schmitt, Agamben, Nancy, Blanchot, Paulhan, The Politics of Nothing asks what…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • The Scotch Metaphysics

    A Century of Enlightenment in Scotland

    By George E. Davie

    Focusing on the works of Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart, Sir William Hamilton, Thomas Brown and James Frederick Ferrier, this book offers a definitive account of an important philosophical movement, and represents a ground-breaking contribution to scholarship in the area. Essential reading for…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Art and Ethics in a Material World

    Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy

    By Jennifer A McMahon

    In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant’s body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead of individual reception in the order of aesthetic relations. A core premise of the book is…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Duties Regarding Nature

    A Kantian Environmental Ethic

    By Toby Svoboda

    In this book, Toby Svoboda develops and defends a Kantian environmental virtue ethic, challenging the widely-held view that Kant's moral philosophy has little to offer environmental ethics. On the contrary, Svoboda contends that on Kantian grounds, there is good moral reason to care about…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

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