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  • Empathy

    1st Edition

    By Heidi Maibom

    Empathy is one of the most talked about and widely studied concepts of recent years. Some argue it can help create a more just society, improve medical care and even avert global catastrophe. Others object that it is morally problematic. Who is right? And what is empathy anyway? Is it a way of…

    Paperback – 2020-02-24 
    New Problems of Philosophy

  • Literature and Materialisms

    1st Edition

    By Frederic Neyrat

    Literature and Materialisms sheds light on the current new wave of materialisms and assesses the impact on literary theory and criticism. It maps the similarities and differences between speculative realism, object-oriented philosophy, thing theory, and vibrant vitalism. A genealogy of materialisms…

    Paperback – 2020-01-20 
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Reading Contingency

    The Accident in Contemporary Fiction, 1st Edition

    By David Wylot

    In Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction, David Wylot constructs an innovative study of the relationship between plotted accidents in twenty-first century British and American fiction, the phenomenology of reading, and a contemporary experience of time that is increasingly…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Routledge Revivals 20th Century Literature Bundle

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This bundle brings together 31 prominent works examining and exploring areas of 20th literature. The collection covers an incredibly changeable and diverse period, and the volumes included range in topic from the beginning of the early 20th century, right through to volumes on more current writers…

    Hardback – 2019-11-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Knots

    Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film, 1st Edition


    This collection of specially commissioned essays offers a wide array of new psychoanalytic approaches impacted by Lacanian theory, queer studies, post-colonial studies, feminism, and deconstruction in the domains of film and literature. We have witnessed a remarkable return to psychoanalysis in…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27 
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Just Literature

    Philosophical Criticism and Justice, 1st Edition

    By Tzachi Zamir

    In Just Literature, Tzachi Zamir introduces the idea of 'Philosophical Criticism' as an innovative approach to interpreting literary texts. Throughout the book, Zamir uses the theme of justice as a case study for his new critical approach. By using ‘philosophical criticism’, Zamir posits that a…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 
    New Literary Theory

  • Nature's Ideological Landscape

    A Literary and Geographic Perspective on its Development and Preservation on Denmark's Jutland Heath, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Olwig

    Originally published in 1984 Nature’s Ideological Language examines the common ideological roots of environmental reclamation and nature preservation. In the general context of European, British and American historical experience, the Jutland heaths of Denmark are taken as a concrete example for a…

    Hardback – 2019-10-16 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Chaucer's Poetic Alchemy

    A Study of Value and its Transformation in The Canterbury Tales, 1st Edition

    By Sheila Fisher

    Originally published in 1988. The economic changes and the growth of commerce in fourteenth century England precipitated both social changes and a preoccupation with material wealth. This book examines Chaucer's treatment of economic and ethical value in The Canterbury Tales within the context of…

    Hardback – 2019-10-04
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Noël Carroll, John Gibson

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature is an in-depth examination of literature through a philosophical lens, written by distinguished figures across the major divisions of philosophy. Its 40 newly-commissioned essays are divided into six sections: historical foundations what is…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Morality in a Realistic Spirit

    Essays for Cora Diamond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Gleeson, Craig Taylor

    This unique collection of essays has two main purposes. The first is to honour the pioneering work of Cora Diamond, one of the most important living moral philosophers and certainly the most important working in the tradition inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The second is to develop and deepen a…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature

    1st Edition

    By Michael Bryson

    The exciting new book argues for a renewed emphasis on humanism--contrary to the trend of post-humanism, or what Neema Parvini calls "the anti-humanism" of the last several decades of literary and theoretical scholarship. In this trail-blazing study, Michael Bryson argues for this renewal of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-20
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes' Leviathan

    1st Edition

    By Raia Prokhovnik

    Originally published in 1991. This book explicitly examines rhetoric as the art of persuasion in the practical world, and as in the expression of thinking in the language a speaker uses. It presents Leviathan in terms of the philosophical character of the work considered through Hobbes’ use of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12
    Routledge Library Editions: 17th Century Philosophy

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