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

  • Unproductive Labour in Political Economy

    The History of an Idea

    By Cosimo Perrotta

    Contemporary mainstream economists see social wealth as the sum of individual incomes, but for three centuries many economists saw wealth as consisting of the public and private resources of a nation. This led them to explore the idea of unproductive labour, which provides a nation with an…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    Edited by Dr Stephen Leach, Dr James Tartaglia

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters, each focusing on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, that imaginatively engages…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 

  • Religious Ethics and Constructivism

    A Metaethical Inquiry

    Edited by Kevin Jung

    In metaethics, there is a divide between those who believe that there exist moral facts independently of human interests and attitudes (i.e., moral realists) and those who don’t (i.e., antirealists). In the last half century, the field of religious ethics has been inundated with various antirealist…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment

    Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability

    Edited by Jennifer A. McMahon

    This edited collection sets forth a new understanding of aesthetic-moral judgment organized around three key concepts: pleasure, reflection and accountability. The overarching theme is that art is not merely a representation or expression like any other, but that it promotes shared moral…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 

  • Hume’s Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Psychology

    Edited by Rico Vitz, Philip A. Reed

    Recent work at the intersection of moral philosophy and the philosophy of psychology has dealt mostly with Aristotelian virtue ethics. The dearth of scholarship that engages with Hume’s moral philosophy, however, is both noticeable and peculiar. Hume's Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Psychology…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Greed in the History of Political Economy

    The Role of Self-Interest in Shaping Modern Economics

    By Rudi Verburg

    Since 2008, profound questions have been asked about the driving forces and self-regulating potential of the economic system, political control and morality. With opinion turning against markets and self-interest, economists found themselves on the wrong side of the argument. This book explores how…

    Hardback – 2018-04-18 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Monadologies

    Edited by Jeremy Dunham, Pauline Phemister

    According to the received view, Kant’s critical revolution put an end to the kind of metaphysics of which Leibniz’s ‘Monadology’ is the example par excellence. This volume challenges Kant’s claim by providing a far more nuanced version of philosophy’s ‘post-Kantian’ tradition that spans from the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-12 

  • Aesthetics and Political Culture in Modern Society

    By Henrik Kaare Nielsen

    Do aesthetic appeals to senses and emotions in political debate necessarily marginalise political reason and reduce citizens to consumers – thus dangerously undermining democracy? Or is sensuous-emotional engagement, on the contrary, a basic fact of the political process and a crucial precondition…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Ethics and Self-Cultivation

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Matthew Dennis, Sander Werkhoven

    The aim of Ethics and Self-Cultivation is to establish and explore new "cultivation of the self" strand within contemporary moral philosophy. Although the revival of virtue ethics has helped reintroduce the eudaimonic tradition into mainstream philosophical debates, it has by and large been a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16 
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Peirce's Account of Purposefulness

    A Kantian Perspective

    By Gabriele Gava

    This book presents a systematic interpretation of Charles S. Peirce’s work based on a Kantian understanding of his teleological account of thought and inquiry. Departing from readings that contrast Peirce’s treatment of purpose, end, and teleology with his early studies of Kant, Gabriele Gava…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Robert Burns and the Philosophers

    By J Walter McGinty

    This volume expounds the influence of Robert Burns’s reading of Philosophy on his life and work, supplementing this with his personal encounters with those philosophers he met. The work begins with the Homespun philosophy of his early years under the tutelage of William Burnes and John Murdoch,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23 
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Wordsworth Before Coleridge

    The Growth of the Poet’s Philosophical Mind, 1785-1797

    By Mark Bruhn

    Drawing extensively upon archival resources and manuscript evidence, Wordsworth before Coleridge rewrites the early history of Wordsworth’s intellectual development and thereby overturns a century-old consensus that derives his most important philosophical ideas from Coleridge.  Beginning with…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

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