New and Published Books
31-40 of 60 results in 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
Action, Function, and Mind
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
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
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
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
A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy
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
From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard
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
From Mimesis to Metaphor
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
Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism
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
An Essay on The Loss of Confidence in the World
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
Deleuze and Pragmatism
To Be Published October 8th 2014
Mind, Language and Subjectivity: Minimal Content and the Theory of Thought
To Be Published October 15th 2014
Believing Against the Evidence: Agency and the Ethics of Belief
To Be Published November 13th 2014
The Essence of the Self: In Defense of the Simple View of Personal Identity
To Be Published December 16th 2014
Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression: Philosophical Perspectives
To Be Published December 18th 2014
Music and Aesthetic Reality
To Be Published December 30th 2014
Domination and Global Political Justice: Conceptual, Historical and Institutional Perspectives
To Be Published January 30th 2015
Hate Speech Law: A Philosophical Examination
To Be Published March 1st 2015
Time and the Philosophy of Action
To Be Published March 15th 2015
Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies
To Be Published May 1st 2015