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New and Published Books

  1. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Philosophy through Film

    3rd Edition

    By Mary M. Litch, Amy D 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 D. Karofsky, to show readers how to watch films with a sharp eye for their philosophical content....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

    By Nathan Andersen

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Metaphysics: The Basics

    By Michael Rea

    Series: The Basics

    Metaphysics: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the philosophical study of the world and universe in which we live. Concerned with questions about reality, existence, time, identity and change, metaphysics has long fascinated people but to the uninitiated some of the issues and...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Kant

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Guyer

    Series: The Routledge Philosophers

    In this updated edition of his outstanding introduction to Kant, Paul Guyer uses Kant’s central conception of autonomy as the key to his thought. Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant’s life and times, Guyer introduces Kant’s metaphysics and epistemology, carefully explaining his arguments...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Philosophy: The Classics

    4th Edition

    By Nigel Warburton

    Now in its fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics is a brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy. In his exemplary clear style, Nigel Warburton introduces and assesses thirty-two philosophical classics from Plato’s Republic to Rawls’ A Theory of Justice. The fourth...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Aristotle

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher Shields

    Series: The Routledge Philosophers

    In this extensively revised new edition of his excellent guidebook, Christopher Shields introduces the whole of Aristotle’s philosophy, showing how his powerful conception of human nature shaped much of his thinking on the nature of the soul and the mind, ethics, politics, and the arts. Beginning...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, 3rd Edition
    By Christopher Falzon
    To Be Published July 30th 2014
  2. Metaphysics: An Introduction
    By Alyssa Ney
    To Be Published August 11th 2014
  3. Philosophy for AS: Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion
    By Michael Lacewing
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  4. Hume
    By Don Garrett
    To Be Published October 26th 2014
  5. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide, 4th Edition
    By Tracy Bowell, Gary Kemp
    To Be Published November 2nd 2014

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