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  • On Abstract and Historical Hypotheses and on Value-Judgments in Economic Sciences

    By Luigi Einaudi

    Edited by Paolo Silvestri

    Luigi Einaudi (1874-1961) was a leading liberal economist, economic historian and political figure. This book provides the English-speaking world with a first critical edition of an unpublished version of Einaudi’s most important epistemological essay. The issues analysed here lie at the core of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy

    Edited by Rik Peels, Martijn Blaauw

    This edited collection focuses on the moral and social dimensions of ignorance—an undertheorized category in analytic philosophy. Contributors address such issues as the relation between ignorance and deception, ignorance as a moral excuse, ignorance as a legal excuse, and the relation between…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Hegel, Institutions and Economics

    Performing the Social

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Ivan Boldyrev

    Hegel’s philosophy  has witnessed periods of revival and oblivion, at times considered to be an unrivalled and all-embracing system of thought, but often renounced with no less ardour. This book renews the dialogue with Hegel by looking at his legacy as a source of insight and judgement…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • 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 – 2016-02-29 

  • Hegel and the Metaphysical Frontiers of Political Theory

    By Eric Lee Goodfield

    For over one hundred and fifty years G.W.F. Hegel’s ghost has haunted theoretical understanding and practice. His opponents first, and later his defenders, have equally defined their programs against and with his. In this way Hegel’s political thought has both situated and displaced modern…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Martin Buber and His Critics

    An Annotated Bibliography of Writings in English through 1978

    By Willard Moonan

    First published in 1981. Martin Buber has been acclaimed as one of the major philosophical and religious thinkers of the twentieth century with his influence and achievements spanning numerous fields — however in each of these areas his work has also been severely criticised and his influence…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 

  • Normativity and Naturalism in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    Edited by Mark Risjord

    Normativity and Naturalism in the Social Sciences engages with a central debate within the philosophy of social science: whether social scientific explanation necessitates an appeal to norms, and if so, whether appeals to normativity can be rendered "scientific." This collection brings together…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Pragmatic Humanism

    On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge

    By Marcus Morgan

    Is sociology best understood as simply chipping away at our ignorance about society, or does it have broader roles and responsibilities? If so, to what—or perhaps to whom—are these responsibilities? Installing humanity as its epistemological and normative start and endpoint, this book shows how…

    Hardback – 2016-01-22 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Making of Modern Economics

    The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers, 3rd Edition

    By Mark Skousen

    This book presents a bold, engaging and updated history of economics--the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work, now in its third edition. This comprehensive, yet…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 

  • The Economics of Voting

    Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights

    By Dan Usher

    The economics of voting is about whether and to what extent self-interest may be relied upon in voting. The central proposition in economics is that the world’s work gets done satisfactorily when each person does what they think is best for themselves. The commonsense view of the matter is that…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Outlines of Social Philosophy

    By J.S. Mackenzie

    Social philosophy can be considered the study of what unifies mankind and the study of values and ideals and what their meaning and worth is to human existence. Originally published in 1918, Mackenzie’s study provides a basic outline of what he believes is the origin of social philosophy whilst…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Revivals

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