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  • Animal Automata and Living Machines in Literature and Philosophy

    Robots, Replicants, and Companion Species

    By Mark Paterson

    This book offers a protohistory of human-machine relations in literature and philosophy, focused on automata, robots, and the imaginary — and imagery — of animated nonhuman objects. Each chapter offers a distinct historical-philosophical epoch within human-machine thinking, and successively unfolds…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Darwinism and Pragmatism

    William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation

    By Lucas McGranahan

    Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection challenges our very sense of belonging in the world. Unlike prior evolutionary theories, Darwinism construes species as mutable historical products of a blind process that serves no inherent purpose. It also represents a distinctly modern kind of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20 
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • Philosophy, Computing and Information Science

    Edited by Ruth Hagengruber, Uwe Riss

    Over the last four decades computers and the internet have become an intrinsic part of all our lives, but this speed of development has left related philosophical enquiry behind. Featuring the work of computer scientists and philosophers, these essays provide an overview of an exciting new area of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09 
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • The Future of Scientific Practice


    Edited by Marta Bertolaso

    Focusing on cell dynamics, molecular medicine and robotics, contributors explore the interplay between biological, technological and theoretical ways of thinking. The collection makes a strong contribution to current debates in the philosophy of science and the changing role of scientific practice.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-08 
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Experiments in Practice

    By Astrid Schwarz

    Traditionally experimentation has been understood as an activity performed within the laboratory, but in the twenty-first century this view is being challenged. Schwarz uses ecological and environmental case studies to show how scientific experiments can transcend the laboratory.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-07 
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Facts and Values

    The Ethics and Metaphysics of Normativity

    Edited by Giancarlo Marchetti, Sarin Marchetti

    This collection offers a synoptic view of current philosophical debates concerning the relationship between facts and values, bringing together a wide spectrum of contributors committed to testing the validity of this dichotomy, exploring alternatives, and assessing their implications. The…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science

    Edited by Lee McIntyre, Alex Rosenberg

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Philosophy of Social Science

    New Perspectives, 2nd edition

    By Garry Potter

    Now in its second edition, this comprehensive textbook offers an exceptionally accessible yet in-depth introduction to the philosophy of social science. Students with no previous knowledge will find themselves taken on an engaging philosophical journey: the book’s unique dialogue format anticipates…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 

  • Human Genetics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Ricki Lewis

    Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure biological science and explanation for rare disorders to a field that is profoundly altering health care for everyone. This thoroughly updated new edition of Human Genetics: The Basics provides a concise background of gene structure and function through…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    The Basics

  • Philosophy of Molecular Medicine

    Foundational Issues in Research and Practice

    Edited by Giovanni Boniolo, Marco J. Nathan

    Philosophy of Molecular Medicine: Foundational Issues in Theory and Practice aims at a systematic investigation of a number of foundational issues in the field of molecular medicine. The volume is organized around four broad modules focusing, respectively, on the following key aspects: What are the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 

  • The Origins of Neoliberalism

    Insights from economics and philosophy

    By Giandomenica Becchio, Giovanni Leghissa

    Neoliberalism is a doctrine that adopts a free market policy in a deregulated political framework. In recent years, neoliberalism has become increasingly prominent as a doctrine in Western society, and has been heavily discussed in both academia and the media. In The Origins of Neoliberalism, the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

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