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New and Published Books

  1. Critical Thinking

    A Concise Guide, 4th Edition

    By Tracy Bowell, Gary Kemp

    We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Hume

    By Don Garrett

    Series: The Routledge Philosophers

    Beginning with an overview of Hume's life and work, Don Garrett introduces in clear and accessible style the central aspects of Hume's thought. These include Hume's lifelong exploration of the human mind; his theories of inductive inference and causation; skepticism and personal identity; moral and...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy for AS

    Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion

    By Michael Lacewing

    Philosophy for AS is an accessible textbook for the new 2014 AQA Advanced Subsidiary Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units, Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion, in an engaging and student-friendly way. With chapters on 'How to do...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Philosophy Goes to the Movies

    An Introduction to Philosophy, 3rd Edition

    By Christopher Falzon

    Now emulated in several competing publications, but still unsurpassed in clarity and insight, Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, Third Edition builds on the approach that made the two earlier editions so successful. Drawing on many popular and some lesser known films from...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Metaphysics

    An Introduction

    By Alyssa Ney

    Metaphysics: An Introduction combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics, connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world....

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes' Meditations

    By Gary Hatfield

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Philosophy through Film

    3rd Edition

    By Mary M. Litch, Amy Karofsky

    Many of the classic questions of philosophy have been raised, illuminated, and addressed in celluloid. In this Third Edition of Philosophy through Film, Mary M. Litch teams up with a new co-author, Amy Karofsky, to show readers how to watch films with a sharp eye for their philosophical content....

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Being a Philosopher

    The History of a Practice

    By David W. Hamlyn

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Nature of Moral Thinking

    By Francis Snare

    The Nature of Moral Thinking is an introductory text to the questions of ethics, offering a solid philosophical and historical basis for understanding the central issues. Francis Snare discusses in detail the classical philosophical arguments of Plato and Butler in relation to relativism and...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes' Leviathan

    By Glen Newey

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Hobbes is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought, and his seminal text Leviathan is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes’ Leviathan introduces the major...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Dictionary of Philosophy, 3rd Edition
    By Alan Lacey
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  2. G.W. Leibniz's Monadology
    By Nicholas Rescher
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  3. Introducing Philosophy: God, Mind, World, and Logic
    By Neil Tennant
    To Be Published January 19th 2015
  4. What is this thing called Ethics?, 2nd Edition
    By Christopher Bennett
    To Be Published February 10th 2015
  5. Philosophy for A2: Ethics and Philosophy of Mind
    By Michael Lacewing
    To Be Published May 22nd 2015

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