20th Century Products

  • Using Words and Things

    Language and Philosophy of Technology

    By Mark Coeckelbergh

    This book offers a systematic framework for thinking about the relationship between language and technology and an argument for interweaving thinking about technology with thinking about language. The main claim of philosophy of technology—that technologies are not mere tools and artefacts not mere…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Science and Human Progress

    By Oliver Sir Lodge

    Originally delivered as a series of lectures for the Halley Stewart trust in 1926, Lodge’s work was collected and first published in 1927. Lodge uses his scientific training to inquire into such general issues as religion, human progress, and societal advances with an aim to better understand the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Beyond Physics

    Or the Idealisation of Mechanism

    By Oliver Sir Lodge

    Originally published in 1930, Sir Oliver Lodge proposes a connection between physics and philosophy, or as he describes it, a key to unlock the intricate connection between mind and matter. A response to early twentieth century mathematically-led philosophy, Lodge looks at physics from a physical…

    Paperback – 2017-06-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Deleuze and Pragmatism

    Edited by Simone Bignall, Sean Bowden, Paul Patton

    This collection brings together the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and the rich tradition of American pragmatist thought, taking seriously the commitment to pluralism at the heart of both. Contributors explore in novel ways Deleuze’s explicit references to pragmatism, and examine the philosophical…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Fudamental Problems of Life

    An Essay on Citizenship as Pursuit of Values

    By J.S. Mackenzie

    In this volume, originally published in 1928, Mackenzie explores the meaning of Value and its place and relation in human thought and life. Divided into two parts, the first concerns itself with more general problems concerning Value while the latter part details the bearing Value has upon social…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

    By Various

    This set reissues a number of classic titles on free will and determinism. They approach the topic from a range of differing viewpoints, and in so doing, provide an excellent overview and in-depth analysis of this fundamental philosophical problem.…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Free Will and Determinism

  • Causation, Freedom and Determinism

    An Attempt to Solve the Causal Problem Through a Study of its Origins in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

    By Mortimer Taube

    This book, first published in 1936, divides into roughly two parts: a re-examination of historical material; and a positive theory of causation suggested by the results of this re-examination. The historical study discloses an ambiguity in the meanings of causation and determinism; it discloses…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Free Will and Determinism

  • Choice

    The Essential Element in Human Action

    By Alan Donagan

    This book, first published in 1987, investigates what distinguishes the part of human behaviour that is action (praxis) from the part that is not. The distinction was clearly drawn by Socrates, and developed by Aristotle and the medievals, but key elements of their work became obscured in modern…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Free Will and Determinism

  • Free Action

    By A.I. Melden

    That a science of human conduct is possible, that what any man may do even in moments of the most sober and careful reflection can be understood and explained, has seemed to many a philosopher to cast doubt upon our common view that any human action can ever be said to be truly free. This book,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Free Will and Determinism

  • Freedom from Necessity

    The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility

    By Bernard Berofsky

    This book, first published in 1987, is about the classic free will problem, construed in terms of the implications of moral responsibility. The principal thesis is that the core issue is metaphysical: can scientific laws postulate objectively necessary connections between an action and its causal…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Free Will and Determinism

  • Free Will

    A Defence Against Neurophysiological Determinism

    By John Thorp

    The problem of freedom and determinism is one of the most enduring, and one of the best, problems in philosophy. One of the best because it so tenaciously resists solution while yet always seeming urgent, and one of the most enduring because it has always been able to present itself in different…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Free Will and Determinism

  • Personal Autonomy

    Beyond Negative and Positive Liberty

    By Robert Young

    The concept of personal autonomy is central to discussions about democratic rights, personal freedom and individualism in the marketplace. This book, first published in 1986, discusses the concept of personal autonomy in all its facets. It charts historically the discussion of the concept by…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Free Will and Determinism

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