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Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

An innovative, well structured series, the Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy are designed for students who already have completed an introductory-level course in philosophy. Each book introduces a core general subject in contemporary philosophy and offers students an accessible but substantial transition from introductory to higher-level college work in that subject. The series is accessible to non-specialists and each book clearly motivates and expounds the problems and positions introduced. An orientating chapter briefly introduces its topic and reminds readers of any crucial material they need to have retained from a typical introductory course. Considerable attention is given to explaining central philosophical problems of a subject and the main competing solutions and arguments for those solutions. The primary aim is to educate students in the main problems, positions and arguments of contemporary philosophy rather than to convince students of a single position.

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  1. Philosophy of Mind

    A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By John Heil

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible survey of main themes, positions and debates in philosophy of mind. John Heil introduces and discusses the major topics in succinct, user-friendly, self-contained chapters:* Cartesian dualism* Descartes's legacy*...

    Published May 31st 2004 by Routledge

  2. Classical Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Christopher Shields

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    Classical Philosophy is a comprehensive examination of early philosophy from the presocratics through to Aristotle. The aim of the book is to provide an explanation and analysis of the ideas that flourished at this time and considers their relevance both to the historical development of philosophy...

    Published September 1st 2003 by Routledge

  3. Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

    By Michael J. Loux

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    Designed for students of philosophy who have already done an introductory course in the subject, this volume aims to introduce the main topics of metaphysics while avoiding jargon and technicalities. Topics include the problem of universals, the nature of abstract entries, the problem of...

    Published October 31st 2002 by Routledge

  4. Social and Political Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By John Christman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    This accessible and user-friendly text will prove invaluable to any student coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of fundamental social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear, accessible discussions of the philosophical issues...

    Published May 8th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Metaphysics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Loux

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    This Contemporary Introduction is for at students of metaphysics who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a fesh look as the central topics in metaphysics,rendering this essential reading for any student of the subject. This fully revised and updated version...

    Published November 14th 2001 by Routledge

  6. Philosophy of Science

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Alex Rosenberg

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    This user-friendly text covers key issues in the philosophy of science in an accessible and philosophically serious way. It will prove valuable to students studying philosophy of science as well as science students.Prize-winning author Alex Rosenberg explores the philosophical problems that science...

    Published August 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  7. Philosophy of Art

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Noël Carroll

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics.It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art,...

    Published August 25th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Philosophy of Religion

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Keith E. Yandell

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    Philosophy of Religion provides an account of the central issues and viewpoints in the philosophy of religion but also shows how such issues can be rationally assessed and in what ways competing views can be rationally assessed. It includes major philosophical figures in religious traditions as...

    Published November 25th 1998 by Routledge

  9. Ethics

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Harry J. Gensler

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    Ethics introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy to undergraduate students who have already done an introductory course in philosophy. It will help students to think more clearly about how to form their moral beliefs in the wisest and most rational way. The basic...

    Published August 12th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Epistemology

    A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

    By Robert Audi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 26th 1997 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction
    By Mark van Roojen
    To Be Published March 15th 2015
  2. Philosophy of Film: An Introduction
    By Aaron Smuts
    To Be Published May 15th 2015
  3. Free Will: A Contemporary Introduction
    By Michael McKenna, Derk Pereboom
    To Be Published June 15th 2015

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