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  1. Kristin Andrews discusses her new book, The Animal Mind

    The Animal Mind (Routledge, 2014) introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates in the field. In this exclusive interview the author tells us what first sparked her interest in the area of animal cognition and gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into her new book.

    ‘An outstanding, highly readable, and carefully argued introduction to a variety of increasingly important topics in philosophy. I can think of no better way to get philosophers and cognitive scientists up to speed on the issues, and I look forward to teaching this book in my own courses on animal minds.’Bryce Huebner, Georgetown University, USA

  2. Check out this article by Mark Navin, author of the upcoming Values and Vaccine Refusal

    Author of the upcoming Values and Vaccine Refusal (Routledge, 2015), Mark Navin, writes for the The Oakland Press that Michigan’s school vaccination exemption trend needs to be reversed.

    To read the full article click here.

  3. Dewey

    Steven Fesmire discusses his new book, Dewey

    In this exclusive interview Steven Fesmire tells us more about his interest in the philosopher John Dewey and gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into his new book.

  4. Read our exclusive interview with John Nolt, author of Environmental Ethics for the Long Term

    In Environmental Ethics for the Long Term, John Nolt considers both contemporary issues and the extent of humanity’s responsibility for distant future life. In this interview he tells us a bit more about the book and the issues it discusses.

  5. Dewey by Steven Fesmire - Out Now

    In this superb and engaging introduction, Steven Fesmire begins with a chapter on Dewey’s life and works, before discussing and assessing Dewey's key ideas across the major disciplines in philosophy; including metaphysics, epistemology, esthetics, ethics, educational philosophy, social-political philosophy, and religious philosophy. Read more...

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  6. The Animal Mind by Kristin Andrews - Out Now

    The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over two hundred words in human language. In this introduction to the philosophy of animal minds Kristin Andrews introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates as they cut across animal cognition and philosophy of mind. Read more...

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  7. Hume

    High Praise for New Titles in the Routledge Philosophers Series

    Two of the latest titles in the Routledge Philosophers series are receiving high praise from academics around the world. Published in October, Hume by Don Garrett has been described as 'important and illuminating' by Paul Russell of the University of British Columbia and as 'an outstanding, incredibly stimulating book' by the University of Oxford's P.J.E. Kail.

    Published in November 2014, Steven Fesmire's Dewey is 'A crisply written, deftly argued introduction.' (Thomas Alexander, Southern Illinois University).

    Philip Kitcher of Columbia University says, 'Fesmire demonstrates the vital relevance of Dewey's ideas today, not only for philosophers but for anyone willing to think hard about the problems of our times. Lucid, informed, and admirably wide-ranging, this book is a superb introduction to the many-sided reflections of America's greatest philosopher.'

  8. Justin Garson

    Read our exclusive interview with Justin Garson, author of The Biological Mind

    ‘A wonderful, clear, lively, informative, and extremely accessible book. It is a terrific introduction to the philosophy of mind for those who want to explore the relation between our biological and psychological natures.’ Karen Neander, Duke University, USA

    The Biological Mind is already garnering praise from philosophers in the field. We talked to author Justin Garson to find out more about the book.
     

  9. The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction - Out Now

    For some, biology explains all there is to know about the mind. Yet many big questions remain: is the mind shaped by genes or the environment? If mental traits are the result of adaptations built up over thousands of years, as evolutionary psychologists claim, how can such claims be tested? If the mind is a machine, as biologists argue, how does it allow for something as complex as human consciousness? Read more...

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  10. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide - 4th Edition Out Now

    Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Read more...

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