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Read Excerpts of our Outstanding Academic Titles

What do habit, Buddhism, bioethics and gothic literature have in common? Each are the subject of one of our Outstanding Academic Titles as picked by Choice magazine!

We've had 32 titles chosen as Outstanding Academic Titles, and we've made excerpts from four of these titles free to view - On Habit, Bioethics: the Basics, The Gothic World and Buddhism Goes to the Movies. Each excerpt contains the first chapter to give a flavour of the book, so what are you waiting for?

If you want to see more of the Outstanding Academic Titles from Routledge, you can view them all here

Read the Excerpts:

On Habit
Bioethics: the Basics
The Gothic World
Buddhism Goes to the Movies

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If you want to see more of the Outstanding Academic Titles from Routledge, you can view them all here. The catalogue contains titles from 2012 - 2014, spanning the humanities and social sciences. 

  • On Habit

    By Clare Carlisle

    For Aristotle, excellence is not an act but a habit, and Hume regards habit as ‘the great guide of life’. However, for Proust habit is problematic: ‘if habit is a second nature, it prevents us from knowing our first.’ What is habit? Do habits turn us into machines or free us to do more creative…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
    Routledge
    Thinking in Action

  • Buddhism Goes to the Movies

    Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice

    By Ronald Green

    Buddhism Goes to the Movies: Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice explains the basics of Buddhist philosophy and practice through a number of dramatic films from around the world. This book introduces readers in a dynamic way to the major traditions of Buddhism: the Theravāda,…

    Paperback – 2013-12-16
    Routledge

  • The Gothic World

    Edited by Glennis Byron, Dale Townshend

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general…

    Hardback – 2013-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Bioethics: The Basics

    By Alastair V. Campbell

    Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today.…

    Paperback – 2013-05-24
    Routledge
    The Basics