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  • Nature and Normativity

    Biology, Teleology, and Meaning

    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 – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Formal Epistemology and Cartesian Skepticism

    In Defense of Belief in the Natural World

    By Tomoji Shogenji

    This book develops new techniques in formal epistemology and applies them to the challenge of Cartesian skepticism. It introduces two formats of epistemic evaluation that should be of interest to epistemologists and philosophers of science: the dual-component format, which evaluates a statement on…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Moral Skepticism

    New Essays

    Edited by Diego E. Machuca

    Moral skepticism is at present a vibrant topic of philosophical inquiry. Particularly since the turn of the millennium, the debates between moral skeptics of various stripes and their opponents have gained renewed force not only by taking account of innovative ideas in moral philosophy, but also by…

    Hardback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Scientific Imperialism

    Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity

    Edited by Uskali Mäki, Adrian Walsh, Manuela Fernández Pinto

    The growing body of research on interdisciplinarity has encouraged a more in depth analysis of the relations that hold among academic disciplines. In particular, the incursion of one scientific discipline into another discipline’s traditional domain, also known as scientific imperialism, has been a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

    Edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, Nicholas J. Teh

    The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16 
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World

    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 – 2017-10-12 
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

  • Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – understands law as an emergent, complex, self-organizing system in which an interactive network of actors and systems operate with no overall guiding hand, giving rise to complex collective behaviour that can be observed in patterns of law…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Law, Science and Society

  • Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

    Edited by Ivor Grattan-Guinness

    * Examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century * 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities* Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics* Fully…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

  • Rethinking Science

    A Philosophical Introduction to the Unity of Science

    By Jan Faye

    This title was first published in 2002.Science and humanity are usually seen as very different: the sciences of nature aim at explanations whereas the sciences of man seek meaning and understanding. This book shows how these contrasting descriptions fail to fit into a modern philosophical account…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Holism and the Understanding of Science

    Integrating the Analytical, Historical and Sociological

    By Louis Caruana

    This title was first published in 2000:  This book addresses issues which are central in the philosophy of science, exploring a large and relevant literature. It should be of broad interest in the philosophy of science community." Professor Peter Lipton, Department of History and Philosophy of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • The Problem of Realism

    Edited by Michele Marsonet

    This title was first published in 2003:This book explores the problem of realism, both metaphysical and scientific. Renowned specialists in the field - including Michael Devitt, David Papineau, Mark Sainsbury and Wesley Salmon - contribute new essays that shed new light on the main topics in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • Skepticism

    Historical and Contemporary Inquiries

    Edited by G. Anthony Bruno, A.C. Rutherford

    Skepticism is one of the most enduring and profound of philosophical problems. With its roots in Plato and the Sceptics to Descartes, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, skepticism presents a challenge that every philosopher must reckon with. In this outstanding collection philosophers engage with…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 

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