Skip to Content

Articles, News & Updates

Philosophy News & Updates – Page 2

Articles, News, Promotions and Updates from Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group.

Recent Articles

  1. June Book of the Month: The Routledge Companion to 18th Century Philosophy

    "A superb collection, imaginatively conceived and expertly realized. Impressively comprehensive in its handling of recent scholarship on the history of eighteenth-century thought, the Companion also asks new questions about the relationship between philosophy and the arts and sciences in the European Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment. The result is a gift to students and essential reading for scholars of modern and early modern philosophy." - Thomas Holden, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA


    "A marvelous volume. In Garrett's hands, "eclecticism" proves a fresh and useful way of viewing the period's rich philosophizing. It is high praise to say that this remarkable collection proves wonderfully eclectic as well." - Stephen Darwall, Yale University, USA

     

  2. June Series of the Month: The Routledge Philosophers

    Routledge Philosophers is a major series of introductions to the great Western philosophers. Each book places a major philosopher or thinker in historical context, explains and assesses their key arguments, and considers their legacy. Additional features include a chronology of major dates and events, chapter summaries, annotated suggestions for further reading and a glossary of technical terms.

    An ideal starting point for those new to philosophy, they are also essential reading for those interested in the subject at any level.
     

  3. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition

    "This excellent collection arrives at a most appropriate time in the history of cognitive science. The editor’s choice of topics and contributors is skillful, and remarkably - given how difficult these topics can become - the chapters will be accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike." - Gordon Bermant, University of Pennsylvania, USA


    "This is an essential collection for researchers working in any area of cognitive science, and one that transitions embodied cognition from its position as a reactionary discipline to a research program in its own right. I expect this volume will act as a springboard for exciting new directions in teaching and research." - Stefan Linquist, University of Guelph, Canada

     

  4. Author Matt Zwolinski on Arguing About Political Philosophy

    "Arguing About Political Philosophy presents a whole range of ideas and arguments that are mostly ignored by other textbooks. From Held and MacKinnon on feminism, to Mills on critical race theory, to G.A. Cohen on “Why Not Socialism?”...Arguing About Political Philosophy exposes students to something much closer to the full range of political debate, not just the narrow piece of it that most other textbooks give."

    Author Matt Zwolinski discusses the second edition of his book, Arguing About Political Philosophy on Bleeding Heart Libertarians! Click here to read the full blog post.

  5. Is Faith in God Reasonable?

    "Is Faith in God Reasonable? brings top thinkers from a variety of disciplines to engage the central question of the age. The interaction is rigorous but the contributors maintain a professional and generous tone. The book provides a model of how disagreement about fundamental issues can and should be handled. This is a great entry into a deeper engagement with the question of God’s existence." -- Greg Ganssle, Rivendell Institute, Yale University

  6. May Book of the Month - Debates in Medieval Philosophy:Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses

    Debates in Medieval Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses aims to de-mystify medieval works by offering an illuminating, engaging introduction to the problems that medieval philosophers from Augustine through Ockham wrestled with. Each of the volume’s 11 units presents a debate that will enable students to return to the primary texts prepared to think critically and imaginatively about them. The 10 essays newly commissioned for this volume will advance scholarship in medieval metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, logic, and philosophical theology, and in particular they will showcase what is philosophically distinctive and original in medieval philosophy.

  7. May Series of the Month: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books provide ideal introductions to the texts which have shaped Western Civilization. The Guidebooks explore the arguments and ideas contained in the most influential works from some of the most brilliant thinkers who have ever lived, from Aristotle to Marx and Newton to Wollstonecraft. Each Guidebook opens with a short introduction to the author of the great book and the context within which they were working and concludes with an examination of the lasting significance of the book. The Routledge Guides to the Great Books will therefore provide students everywhere with complete introductions to the most significant books of all time.
     

  8. The Death of God and the Meaning of Life, 2nd Edition

    What is the meaning of life? In today's secular, post-religious scientific world, this question has become a serious preoccupation. But it also has a long history: many major philosophers have thought deeply about it, as Julian Young so vividly illustrates in this thought-provoking second edition of The Death of God and the Meaning of Life.

    Fully revised and updated throughout, this highly engaging exploration of fundamental issues will captivate anyone who’s ever asked themselves where life’s meaning (if there is one) really lies. It also makes a perfect historical introduction to philosophy, particularly to the continental tradition.
     

  9. The Ethics of Health Care Rationing: An Introduction

    "Against the background of ineluctable scarcity in healthcare resources, this important, accessible and provocative book introduces readers to pressing issues concerning how, morally speaking, we ought to determine who gets what. If we want an informed public debate on healthcare rationing, I don’t know of a better place to start." - Samuel Kerstein, University of Maryland, USA

    "A great introduction to the field, combining philosophical sophistication with economic literacy to deliver profound insights into the resource allocation dilemmas facing health care decision makers. A valuable resource for students and health professionals alike." - Richard Cookson, University of York, UK


     

  10. Phenomenology and the Transcendental

    "Phenomenology and the Transcendental provides a wide-ranging and thought-provoking exploration of the transcendental character of phenomenology. Encompassing historical and contemporary discussions, and including important essays by key figures such as Carr, Crowell, and others, it is a fine collection that demonstrates the enormous strength of phenomenology as a continuing and expanding domain of inquiry as well as its increasing interdisciplinary significance and engagement" – Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia

Page 2 of 12 pages