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  1. How History Matters to Philosophy

    Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past After Positivism

    By Robert C. Scharff

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In recent decades, widespread rejection of positivism’s notorious hostility toward the philosophical tradition has led to renewed debate about the real relationship of philosophy to its history. How History Matters to Philosophy takes a fresh look at this debate. Current discussion usually starts...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Logic

    Badiou, Wittgenstein, and the Consequences of Formalism

    By Paul Livingston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Livingston develops the political implications of formal results obtained over the course of the twentieth century in set theory, metalogic, and computational theory. He argues that the results achieved by thinkers such as Cantor, Russell, Godel, Turing, and Cohen, even when they...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights

    A Philosophical Approach

    By Jeffrey Flynn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory provides both the best framework for such dialogue and a much-needed middle path between philosophical approaches that...

    Published December 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Pragmatism, Law, and Language

    Edited by Graham Hubbs, Douglas Lind

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the resources of pragmatism to tackle fundamental problems in the philosophy of language, the...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Dualism

    A Defense

    Edited by Andrea Lavazza, Howard Robinson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Ontological materialism, in its various forms, has become the orthodox view in contemporary philosophy of mind. This book provides a variety of defenses of mind-body dualism, and shows (explicitly or implicitly) that a thoroughgoing ontological materialism cannot be sustained. The contributions are...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Epistemology and the Regress Problem

    By Scott Aikin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In the last decade, the familiar problem of the regress of reasons has returned to prominent consideration in epistemology. And with the return of the problem, evaluation of the options available for its solution is begun anew. Reason’s regress problem, roughly put, is that if one has good reasons...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Autonomy and Liberalism

    By Ben Colburn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book concerns the foundations and implications of a particular form of liberal political theory. Colburn argues that one should see liberalism as a political theory committed to the value of autonomy, understood as consisting in an agent deciding for oneself what is valuable and living life in...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Ontology of Psychology

    Questioning Foundations in the Philosophy of Mind

    By Linda A.W. Brakel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this volume, Brakel raises questions about conventions in the study of mind in three disciplines—psychoanalysis, philosophy of mind, and experimental philosophy. She illuminates new understandings of the mind through interdisciplinary challenges to views long-accepted. Here she proposes a view...

    Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Philosophy of Personal Identity and Multiple Personality

    By Logi Gunnarsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    As witnessed by recent films such as Fight Club and Identity, our culture is obsessed with multiple personality—a phenomenon raising intriguing questions about personal identity. This study offers both a full-fledged philosophical theory of personal identity and a systematic account of multiple...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Philosophical Delusion and its Therapy

    Outline of a Philosophical Revolution

    By Eugen Fischer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Philosophical Delusion and its Therapy provides new foundations and methods for the revolutionary project of philosophical therapy pioneered by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The book vindicates this currently much-discussed project by reconstructing the genesis of important philosophical problems: With the...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge