What is this thing called?

The Routledge Philosophy What is this thing called? series of concise textbooks have been designed for use by students coming to a core area of the discipline for the first time. Each volume explores the relevant central questions with clear explanation of complex ideas and engaging contemporary examples. Features to aid study include text boxes, chapter summaries, study questions, further reading and glossaries.

  • What is this thing called Philosophy?

    Edited by Duncan Pritchard

    What is this thing called Philosophy? is the definitive textbook for all who want a thorough introduction to the field. It introduces philosophy using a question-led approach that reflects the discursive nature of the discipline. Edited by Duncan Pritchard, each section is written by a high-profile…

    Paperback – 2016-01-19 
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    What is this thing called?

  • What is this thing called Ethics?

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher Bennett

    What is morality? How do we define what is right and wrong? How does moral theory help us deal with ethical issues in the world around us? This second edition provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to philosophical thinking about morality. Christopher Bennett provides the reader with…

    Paperback – 2015-01-29
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • What is this thing called Knowledge?

    3rd Edition

    By Duncan Pritchard

    What is knowledge? Where does it come from? What kinds of knowledge are there? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology. Both…

    Paperback – 2013-09-10
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?

    By Gary Kemp

    Philosophy of language explores some of the fundamental yet most technical problems in philosophy, such as meaning and reference, semantics, and propositional attitudes. Some of its greatest exponents, including Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell are amongst the major…

    Paperback – 2013-02-28
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    What is this thing called?

  • What is this thing called Metaphysics?

    2nd Edition

    By Brian Garrett

    Why is there something rather than nothing? Does God exist? Does time flow? What are we? Do we have free will? What is truth? Metaphysics is concerned with ourselves and reality, and the most fundamental questions regarding existence. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics…

    Paperback – 2011-02-23
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • What is this thing called Knowledge?

    By Duncan Pritchard

    What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology including recent developments such as virtue…

    Paperback – 2006-10-03
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?