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  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.'

  5. 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.
     

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Hume by Don Garret - New in The Routledge Philosophers Series

    Beginning with an overview of Hume's life and work, Don Garrett introduces in clear and accessible style the central aspects of Hume's thought. include Hume's lifelong exploration of the human mind; his theories of inductive inference and causation... Read More

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  9. Environmental Ethics for the Long Term - Request a Complimentary Exam Copy

    Broad in scope, this introduction to environmental ethics considers both contemporary issues and the extent of humanity’s responsibility for distant future life. John Nolt, a logician and environmental ethicist, interweaves contemporary science, logical analysis, and ethical theory into the story of the expansion of ethics beyond the human species and into the far future. Read more...

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  10. Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts - Request an e-Inspection Copy

    Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings and his deconstruction of democracy. Read more...

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