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  1. Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality

    From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard

    By John J. Davenport

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

    By Mary Ann Cutter

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    Our understanding of gender carries significant bioethical implications. An errant account of gender-specific disease can lead to overgeneralizations, undergeneralizations, and misdiagnoses. It can also lead to problems in the structure of health-care delivery, the creation of policy, and the...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

    Edited by Maurice Hamington, Celia Bardwell-Jones

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago. However, the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Philosophical Inquiries into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering

    Maternal Subjects

    Edited by Sheila Lintott, Maureen Sander-Staudt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Philosophical inquiry into pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering is a growing area of interest to academic philosophers. This volume brings together a diverse group of philosophers to speak about topics in this reemerging area of philosophical inquiry, taking up new themes, such as maternal...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Authenticity as an Ethical Ideal

    By Somogy Varga

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Authenticity has become a widespread ethical ideal that represents a way of dealing with normative gaps in contemporary life. This ideal suggests that one should be true to oneself and lead a life expressive of what one takes oneself to be. However, many contemporary thinkers have pointed out that...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge

    By James Robert Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    This study addresses a central theme in current philosophy: Platonism vs Naturalism and provides accounts of both approaches to mathematics, crucially discussing Quine, Maddy, Kitcher, Lakoff, Colyvan, and many others. Beginning with accounts of both approaches, Brown defends Platonism by arguing...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Epistemology in Classical India

    The Knowledge Sources of the Nyaya School

    By Stephen H Phillips

    In this book, Phillips gives an overview of the contribution of Nyaya--the classical Indian school that defends an externalist position about knowledge as well as an internalist position about justification. Nyaya literature extends almost two thousand years and comprises hundreds of texts, and in...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Dialectics, Politics, and the Contemporary Value of Hegel's Practical Philosophy

    By Andrew Buchwalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

    This book explores and details the actuality (Aktualität) of Hegel’s social and political philosophy--its relevance, topicality, and contemporary validity. It asserts--against the assumptions of those in a wide range of traditions--that Hegel’s thought not only remains relevant to debates in...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Civility in Politics and Education

    Edited by Deborah Mower, Wade L. Robison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book examines the concept of civility and the conditions of civil disagreement in politics and education. Although many assume that civility is merely polite behavior, it functions to aid rational discourse. Building on this basic assumption, the book offers multiple accounts of civility and...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Future of the Philosophy of Time

    Edited by Adrian Bardon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

    The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of time. This volume features original essays by the foremost philosophers of time discussing the goals and methodology of the philosophy of time, and examining the best way to move forward with regard to the field's core issues. The...

    Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity

    By Alison Stone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Alison Stone develops a feminist approach to maternal subjectivity. Stone argues that in the West the self has often been understood in opposition to the maternal body, so that one must separate oneself from the mother and maternal care-givers on whom one depended in childhood to...

    Published September 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  12. The Ethics of Need

    Agency, Dignity, and Obligation

    By Sarah Clark Miller

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation argues for the philosophical importance of the notion of need and for an ethical framework through which we can determine which needs have moral significance. In the volume, Sarah Clark Miller synthesizes insights from Kantian and feminist care...

    Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility

    Edited by Nancy M.P. King, Michael J Hyde

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility explores the role of democratically oriented argument in promoting public understanding and discussion of the benefits and burdens of biotechnological progress. The contributors examine moral and policy controversies surrounding biomedical...

    Published September 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  14. Kant and Education

    Interpretations and Commentary

    Edited by Klas Roth, Chris W. Surprenant

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of judgement have been and continue to be widely discussed among many scholars. The impact of his thinking is beyond doubt and his ideas continue to inspire and encourage an on-going dialogue among many people in our world today...

    Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge