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  • The History of Complexity Economics

    By Magda Fontana

    The last two decades have witnessed the growing influence of complexity analyses on the physical, biological and social sciences. Economics has not remained indifferent to the power of nonlinear interactions to generate complex structures and an astonishing range of potential behaviours. Indeed,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Models, Simulations, and Representations

    Edited by Paul Humphreys, Cyrille Imbert

    Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • Routledge Revivals: The Power of Shame (1985)

    A Rational Perspective

    By Agnes Heller

    First published in 1985, this book provides a stimulating series of inter-connected essays which address the theme of shame, which, unlike the problem of conscience, has been seldom discussed by moral philosophers. The essays focus on the ethical regulation of human action and judgement, examining…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26 
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on Gratitude

    An interdisciplinary approach

    Edited by David Carr

    Psychologists, philosophers, theologians and educationalists have all lately explored various conceptual, moral, psychological and pedagogical dimensions of gratitude in a rapidly expanding academic and popular literature. However, while the distinguished contributors to this work hail from these…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Sociology and Human Ecology

    Complexity and Post-Humanist Perspectives

    By John A Smith, Chris Jenks

    Traditionally, Sociology has identified its subject matter as a distinct set – social phenomena – that can be taken as quite different and largely disconnected from potentially relevant disciplines such as Psychology, Economics or Planetary Ecology. Within Sociology and Human Ecology, Smith and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Complexity in Social Science

  • Ethics and Future Generations

    Edited by Rahul Kumar

    Existing human beings stand in a unique relationship of asymmetrical influence over future generations. Our choices now can settle whether there are any human beings in the further future; how many will exist; what capacities and abilities they might have; and what the character of the natural…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19 
    Routledge

  • John Stuart Mill (Routledge Revivals)

    The Politics of Progress

    By Oskar Kurer

    First published in 1991, this book attempts to deal with Mill’s thought as a coherent system and tie some elements of his thoughts together. It seeks to show that he developed a set of ethical principles to underlie government intervention and provide a theory as to how it should intervene — which…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge

  • The Adam Smith Review: Volume 10

    Edited by Fonna Forman

    Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well recognised, but scholars have recently been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Review is a rigorously refereed annual review that provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on all aspects of Adam Smith’s…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17 
    Routledge
    The Adam Smith Review

  • The Constitution of Social Practices

    By Kevin McMillan

    Practices — specific, recurrent types of human action and activity — are perhaps the most fundamental "building blocks" of social reality.  This book argues that the detailed empirical study of practices is essential to effective social-scientific inquiry. It develops a philosophical infrastructure…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge
    Philosophy and Method in the Social Sciences

  • Studies in Applied Economics

    By Léon Walras

    Edited by Jan Van Daal

    Léon Walras (1834-1910) was one of the key thinkers behind the development of marginal utility theory and his introduction of general equilibrium theory is one of the cornerstones of modern economic thought. Now, his seminal work Études d'économie politique appliquée, first published in 1898, is…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue

    The Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre

    Edited by Thomas D. D'Andrea

    Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue provides the first comprehensive and detailed treatment of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. In this book Thomas D'Andrea presents an accessible critical study of the full range of MacIntyre's thought across ethical theory, psychoanalytic theory, social and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

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