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New and Published Books

  1. Education, Ethics and Existence

    Camus and the Human Condition

    By Peter Roberts, Andrew Gibbons, Richard Heraud

    Series: Educational Philosophy and Theory

    Best known today for his novels, plays and short stories, but also an accomplished essayist, editor and journalist, Albert Camus was one of the most influential literary figures of the 20th century. He has gained widespread recognition for works such as The Stranger, Caligula, The Plague and Exile...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Michael A. Weinstein

    Action, Contemplation, Vitalism

    Edited by Robert L. Oprisko, Diane Rubenstein

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein’s political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary continental theory. Weinstein is presented as a philosopher of life and as an American...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport

    On Becoming an Elite Athlete

    By Kenneth Aggerholm

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    'Why don’t young athletes in sport just quit?’ Starting with this question and drawing on existential philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport seeks a deeper understanding of the experience of being a talented young sportsperson striving...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sartre and the Moral Limits of War and Terrorism

    By Jennifer Ang Mei Sze

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Reinterpreting Sartre’s main methodologies and removing Hegelian dialectics from his notion of violence, this book demolishes the supposed hostile intersubjective relations that characterizes all concrete relations. Furthering this stance, it reconstructs an interpretation of the "violent Sartre"...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Phenomenology and Existentialism

    An Introduction

    By Reinhardt Grossman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Theology as an Empirical Science

    By Douglas Clyde Macintosh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Investigating the question ‘can theology, description of the divine reality, be made truly scientific?’, this book addresses logic and human knowledge alongside experimental religion. An important philosophic work by a prolific theologian also known for his later court case regarding conscientious...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre

    By Jonathan Webber

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    Webber argues for a new interpretation of Sartrean existentialism. On this reading, Sartre is arguing that each person’s character consists in the projects they choose to pursue and that we are all already aware of this but prefer not to face it. Careful consideration of his existentialist writings...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Existentialism

    Edited by Tanja Staehler

    Series: Critical Concepts in Philosophy

    Existentialism entered the public consciousness after the Second World War, especially through the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Indeed, these charismatic and engaged thinkers gave philosophy a level of glamour it had not before enjoyed, while existentialism’s...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Adaptive Learning and the Human Condition

    By Jeffrey C. Levy

    Adaptive Learning and the Human Condition presents the basic principles of classical (Pavlovian) and instrumental (Skinnerian) conditioning in a more coherent and expansive manner than is the case in other textbooks. Learning is defined as an adaptive process through which individuals acquire the...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Phenomenology of Moral Normativity

    By William H. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    Why should I be moral? Philosophers have long been concerned with the legitimacy of morality’s claim on us—especially its ostensible aim to motivate certain actions of all persons unconditionally. This problem of moral normativity has received extensive treatment in analytic moral theory, but...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Routledge