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  1. Habermas and Literary Rationality

    By David L. Colclasure

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Literary scholarship has paid little serious attention to Habermas' philosophy, and, on the other hand, the reception of Habermas has given little attention to the role that literary practice can play in a broader theory of communicative action. David Colclasure's argument sets out to demonstrate...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Pluralism and Liberal Politics

    By Robert Talisse

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Robert Talisse critically examines the moral and political implications of pluralism, the view that our best moral thinking is indeterminate and that moral conflict is an inescapable feature of the human condition. Through a careful engagement with the work of William James, Isaiah...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy in Schools

    An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers

    Edited by Sara Goering, Nicholas J. Shudak, Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    All of us ponder the big and enduring human questions—Who am I? Am I free? What should I do? What is good? Is there justice? Is life meaningful?—but this kind of philosophical interrogation is rarely carefully explored or even taken seriously in most primary and secondary school settings. However,...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Habermas and Rawls

    Disputing the Political

    Edited by James Gordon Finlayson, Fabian Freyenhagen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Habermas and Rawls are two heavyweights of social and political philosophy, and they are undoubtedly the two most written about (and widely read) authors in this field. However, there has not been much informed and interesting work on the points of intersection between their projects, partly...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Intergenerational Justice

    Rights and Responsibilities in an Intergenerational Polity

    By Janna Thompson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this timely study, Thompson presents a theory of intergenerational justice that gives citizens duties to past and future generations, showing why people can make legitimate demands of their successors and explaining what relationships between contemporary generations count as fair. What connects...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Contrastivism in Philosophy

    By Martijn Blaauw

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Contrastivism can be applied to a variety of problems within philosophy, and as such, it can be coherently seen as a unified movement. This volume brings together state-of-the-art research on the contrastive treatment of philosophical concepts and questions, including knowledge, belief, free will,...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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