Philosophy of Social Science Products

  • Reality and Accounting

    Ontological Explorations in the Economic and Social Sciences

    By Richard Mattessich

    This book discusses and summarizes the revived interest in reality issues (ontology) within accounting, economics, and the information sciences, with a view to informing scholars from these different disciplines about each other’s endeavours in ontological research. Even more importantly, the book…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge New Works in Accounting History

  • Political Economy and Liberalism in France

    The Contributions of Frédéric Bastiat

    By Robert Leroux

    The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the work of Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), one of the towering intellectual figures of nineteenth century France. More than anyone else of his time, Bastiat personified the struggle of liberalism and science against socialism and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Philosophy and Political Economy

    In Some of Their Historical Relations

    By James Bonar

    This classic text, first published in 1893, was the first attempt to present a view of the relations of philosophy and economics through the whole of their history. In tracing the history of this relationship the author begins by examining the work of the ancient philosophers and continues with the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Economic Thought

  • 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 Revivals

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Foucault's The History of Sexuality

    By Chloe Taylor

    Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality is one of the most influential philosophical works of the twentieth century and has been instrumental in shaping the study of Gender, Feminist Theory and Queer Theory. But Foucault’s writing can be a difficult book to grasp as Foucault assumes a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25 
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • 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 – 2016-11-23 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Keynes and Modern Economics

    Edited by Ryuzo Kuroki

    It is a little over seventy years since John Maynard Keynes produced his magnum opus, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. Keynes' staggering achievement has been to remain relevant to economics and other disciplines even today and this book reflects that with an examination on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Studies in Applied Economics

    By Leon 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 – 2016-10-31 

  • A New Economics for Modern Dynamic Economies

    Innovation, uncertainty and entrepreneurship

    By Angelo Fusari

    It is becoming increasingly clear that a new economics is required for investigating modern dynamic economies and the coming social world. Important features of those economies, such as innovation, uncertainty and entrepreneurship, are usually considered capitalist features. This may have been true…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person

    By Jerome Ballet, Damien Bazin, Jean-Luc Dubois, Francois-Regis Mahieu

    The capability approach has developed significantly since Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. It is now recognised as being highly beneficial in the analysis of poverty and inequality, but also in the redefinition of policies aimed at improving the well-being of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-20 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Playing Games

    An introduction to the philosophy of sport through dialogue

    By Randolph Feezell

    What is sport? Why does sport matter? How can we use philosophy to understand what sport means today? This engaging and highly original introduction to the philosophy of sport uses dialogue – a form of philosophical investigation – to address the fundamental questions in sport studies and to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18 

  • What is Criminology About?

    Philosophical Reflections

    Edited by Don Crewe, Ronnie Lippens

    Since its inception, criminology has had trouble answering the question of what it is about. But although many consider the answer to this question to be self-evident, this book pursues the provocative possibility that criminology does not know what the object of its study is; it merely knows what…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06 

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