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  • Injustice, Inequality and Ethics

    A Philisophical Introduction to Moral Problems

    By Robin Barrow

    Abortion, distribution of wealth, civil disobedience, reverse discrimination, sex-role stereotyping, censorship – what does philosophy have to contribute to these practical moral issues? In this important book, first published in 1982, Robin Barrow argues convincingly that the capacity to make fine…

    Paperback – 2016-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Utilitarianism

    A Contemporary Statement

    By Robin Barrow

    In this book, first published in 1991, the author Dr Robin Barrow adopts the view that utilitarianism is the most coherent and persuasive ethical theory we have and argues in favour of a specific form of rule-utilitarianism. This book will be of interest to students of philosophy.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • Boredom Studies Reader

    Frameworks and Perspectives

    Edited by Michael E. Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

    Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern…

    Hardback – 2016-10-10 
    Routledge

  • The Mental as Physical

    By Edgar Wilson

    The central theme of this impressively argued study is that the mental and physical are identical. Drawing heavily on recent scientific research into the mind-brain relationship, Dr Wilson argues that human mentality, rationality and purposefulness are phenomena which come within the compass of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Mind

  • Physicalism

    By K. V. Wilkes

    The primary aim of this study is to dissolve the mind-body problem. It shows how the ‘problem’ separates into two distinct sets of issues, concerning ontology on the one hand, and explanation on the other, and argues that explanation – whether or not human behaviour can be explained in physical…

    Paperback – 2016-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Mind

  • The Embodied Mind

    By G. N. A. Vesey

    Originally published in 1965. For hundreds of years the thinking of philosophers, psychologists, and theologians on the problem of the mind’s relation to the body was dominated by the Cartesian notion that mind and matter are distinct substances. That Descartes also held that there is a union of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Mind

  • The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

    By Alan Blum

    The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Freedom & Growth (Routledge Revivals)

    And Other Essays

    By Edmond Holmes

    First published in 1923, this book collects together sixteen essays written between 1912 and 1922 that reflect how the author's views on education became increasingly interwoven with their views on "things in general" — with half dealing with each subject. Reflecting this interweave, they are…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge

  • Love, Reason and Morality

    Edited by Katrien Schaubroeck, Esther Kroeker

    This book brings together new essays that explore the connection between love and reasons. The observation that considerations of love carry significant weight in the deliberative process opens up new perspectives in the classic discussion about practical reasons, and gives rise to many interesting…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Melancholy and the Landscape

    Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape

    By Jacky Bowring

    Written as an advocacy of melancholy’s value as part of landscape experience, this book situates the concept within landscape’s aesthetic traditions, and reveals how it is a critical part of ethics and empathy. With a history that extends back to ancient times, melancholy has hovered at the edges…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

  • Literature and Animal Studies

    By Mario Ortiz-Robles

    Why do animals talk in literature? In this provocative book, Mario Ortiz Robles tracks the presence of animals across an expansive literary archive to argue that literature cannot be understood as a human endeavor apart from its capacity to represent animals. Focusing on the literary representation…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

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