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  1. A Philosophy of the Screenplay

    By Ted Nannicelli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind

    By Beth Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

    By Heimir Geirsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege’s puzzle about...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Disagreement and Skepticism

    Edited by Diego E. Machuca

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The thirteen essays in this volume explore for the first time the possible skeptical implications of disagreement in different areas and from different perspectives, with an emphasis in the current debate about the epistemic significance of disagreement. They represent a new contribution to the...

    Published December 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Civic Virtue and the Sovereignty of Evil

    By Derek Edyvane

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The last decade has witnessed a growing perception of ethical crisis in public life. Circumstances of political uncertainty, fueled by the rise of international terror and global financial crisis, have placed the practice of civic virtue under severe strain. Our turbulent times have prompted many...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Reference and Structure in the Philosophy of Language

    A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy

    By Arthur Sullivan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This volume investigates the precise contours of the connections between two foundational concepts: reference (the means of semantically expressing singular or object-dependent information) and structure (the having or lacking of meaningful sub-parts). Sullivan shows that the notion of...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Aesthetics After Metaphysics

    From Mimesis to Metaphor

    By Miguel Beistegui

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on a dimension of art which the philosophical tradition (from Plato to Hegel and even Adorno) has consistently overlooked, such was its commitment – explicit or implicit – to mimesis and the metaphysics of truth it presupposes. De Beistegui refers to this dimension, which unfolds...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Foundations of Freedom

    Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism

    By Simon R. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    What makes individual freedom valuable? People have always believed in freedom, have sought it, and have sometimes fought and died for it. The belief that it is something to be valued is widespread. But does this belief have a rational foundation? This book examines answers to these questions that...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Morality, Self Knowledge and Human Suffering

    An Essay on The Loss of Confidence in the World

    By Josep Corbí

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this wholly original study, Josep Corbi asks how one should relate to a certain kind of human suffering, namely, the harm that people cause one another. Relying upon real life examples of human suffering--including torture, genocide, and warfare--as opposed to thought experiments,...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge