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  1. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 24th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

    Edited by Maurice Hamington, Celia Bardwell-Jones

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago. However, the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Truth and Speech Acts

    Studies in the Philosophy of Language

    Edited by Dirk Greimann, Geo Siegwart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Whereas the relationship between truth and propositional content has already been intensively investigated, there are only very few studies devoted to the task of illuminating the relationship between truth and illocutionary acts. This book fills that gap. This innovative collection addresses such...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Epistemology Modalized

    By Kelly Becker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book sets out first to explain how two fairly recent developments in philosophy, externalism and modalism, provide the basis for a promising account of knowledge, and then works through the different modalized epistemologies extant in the literature, assessing their strengths and weaknesses....

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Self-Realization and Justice

    A Liberal-Perfectionist Defense of the Right to Freedom from Employment

    By Julia Maskivker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Maskivker argues that there ought to be a right not to participate in the paid economy in a new way; not by appealing to notions of fairness to competing conceptions of the good, but rather to a contentious (but defensible) normative ideal, namely, self-realization. In so doing, she...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  7. Philosophical Inquiries into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering

    Maternal Subjects

    Edited by Sheila Lintott, Maureen Sander-Staudt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Philosophical inquiry into pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering is a growing area of interest to academic philosophers. This volume brings together a diverse group of philosophers to speak about topics in this reemerging area of philosophical inquiry, taking up new themes, such as maternal...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Philosophy of Curiosity

    By Ilhan Inan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Ilhan Inan questions the classical definition of curiosity as a desire to know. Working in an area where epistemology and philosophy of language overlap, Inan forges a link between our ability to become aware of our ignorance and our linguistic aptitude to construct terms referring to...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Civility in Politics and Education

    Edited by Deborah Mower, Wade L. Robison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book examines the concept of civility and the conditions of civil disagreement in politics and education. Although many assume that civility is merely polite behavior, it functions to aid rational discourse. Building on this basic assumption, the book offers multiple accounts of civility and...

    Published October 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Civil Society in Liberal Democracy

    By Mark Jensen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this contribution to contemporary political philosophy, Jensen aims to develop a model of civil society for deliberative democracy. In the course of developing the model, he also provides a thorough account of the meaning and use of "civil society" in contemporary scholarship as well as a...

    Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge