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What is this thing called?

The Routledge Philosophy What is this thing called? series of concise textbooks have been designed for use by students coming to a core area of the discipline for the first time. Each volume explores the relevant central questions with clear explanation of complex ideas and engaging contemporary examples. Features to aid study include text boxes, chapter summaries, study questions, further reading and glossaries.

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  1. What is this thing called Knowledge?

    3rd Edition

    By Duncan Pritchard

    Series: What is this thing called?

    What is knowledge? Where does it come from? What kinds of knowledge are there? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology. Both...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?

    By Gary Kemp

    Series: What is this thing called?

    Philosophy of language explores some of the fundamental yet most technical problems in philosophy, such as meaning and reference, semantics, and propositional attitudes. Some of its greatest exponents, including Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell are amongst the major...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  3. What is this thing called Metaphysics?

    2nd Edition

    By Brian Garrett

    Series: What is this thing called?

    Why is there something rather than nothing? Does God exist? Does time flow? What are we? Do we have free will? What is truth? Metaphysics is concerned with ourselves and reality, and the most fundamental questions regarding existence. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. What is this thing called Ethics?

    By Christopher Bennett

    Series: What is this thing called?

    'This is an excellent introduction to ethics, and will be of great help and interest to undergraduate students, their tutors, and their lecturers ... It presents a very fair and balanced – not to mention comprehensive and subtle – examination of the subject ... The chapters are full of interesting...

    Published June 14th 2010 by Routledge

  5. What is this thing called Knowledge?

    2nd Edition

    By Duncan Pritchard, Duncan Pritchard

    Series: What is this thing called?

    What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology including recent developments such as virtue...

    Published February 24th 2010 by Routledge

  6. What is this thing called Metaphysics?

    By Brian Garrett, Brian Garrett

    Series: What is this thing called?

    Why is there something rather than nothing? Does God exist? Who am I? Metaphysics is concerned with ourselves and reality, and the most fundamental questions regarding existence. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics in Metaphysics in a concise but...

    Published January 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  7. What is this thing called Knowledge?

    By Duncan Pritchard

    Series: What is this thing called?

    What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology including recent developments such as virtue...

    Published October 2nd 2006 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. What is this thing called Ethics?, 2nd Edition
    By Christopher Bennett
    To Be Published January 14th 2015

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