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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. 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 9th 2002 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2001 by Routledge

  3. 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 24th 2000 by Routledge

  4. 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 26th 1999 by Routledge

  5. 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 26th 1998 by Routledge

  6. 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 13th 1998 by Routledge

  7. 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 27th 1997 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction
    By Mark van Roojen
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  2. Free Will: A Contemporary Introduction
    By Michael McKenna, Derk Pereboom
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  3. Philosophy of Film: An Introduction
    By Aaron Smuts
    To Be Published August 30th 2015

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