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  1. The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics

    Edited by Lorraine Besser-Jones, Michael Slote

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    Virtue ethics is on the move both in Anglo-American philosophy and in the rest of the world. This volume uniquely emphasizes non-Western varieties of virtue ethics at the same time that it includes work in the many different fields or areas of philosophy where virtue ethics has recently spread its...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Locke and Leibniz on Substance

    Edited by Paul Lodge, Tom Stoneham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

    Locke and Leibniz on Substance gathers together papers by an international group of academic experts, examining the metaphysical concept of substance in the writings of these two towering philosophers of the early modern period. Each of these newly-commissioned essays considers important...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Community, Immunity and the Proper

    Roberto Esposito

    Edited by Greg Bird, Jon Short

    It is widely apparent in our hyper-globalized world that the epistemologies, institutions, and practices underwriting it have reached a state of profound crisis. In the globalized world, everything is inevitably brought into proximity and correlation. Wars, natural disasters, climatic upheaval, nor...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Scotch Metaphysics

    A Century of Enlightenment in Scotland

    By George E. Davie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

    Focusing on the works of Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart, Sir William Hamilton, Thomas Brown and James Frederick Ferrier, this book offers a definitive account of an important philosophical movement, and represents a ground-breaking contribution to scholarship in the area. Essential reading for...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Discipline of History and the History of Thought

    By M.C. Lemon

    Although much has been written of the nature of history and its disciplinary problems, less attention has been paid to the history of thought. M.C. Lemon's rigorously philosophical work first re-asserts the discipline of history in general as narrative based, before pursuing the methodological...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

    A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Berel Dov Lerner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. George Berkeley (Routledge Revivals)

    Eighteenth-Century Responses: Volume II

    Edited by David Berman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The material reprinted in this two-volume set, first published in 1989, covers the first eighty-five years in responses to George Berkeley’s writings. David Berman identifies several key waves of eighteenth-century criticism surrounding Berkeley’s philosophies, ranging from hostile and discounted,...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Study of Man (Routledge Revivals)

    The Lindsay Memorial Lectures 1958

    By Michael Polanyi

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Michael Polanyi (1891-1976) was an eminent theorist across the fields of philosophy, physical chemistry and economics. Elected to the Royal Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his contributions to research in the social sciences, and his theories on positivism and knowledge, are...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Broad's Critical Essays in Moral Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by David Cheney

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The ideas of C. D. Broad have affected the work of moral philosophers throughout the twentieth century to the present day. First published in 1971, this edited volume contains Broad’s best essays on the philosophical problems of Ethics, mostly written and published between 1914 and 1964. Among the...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Descartes

    Belief, Scepticism and Virtue

    By Richard Davies

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

    Descartes is often regarded as the founder of modern philosophy, and is credited with placing at centre stage the question of what we know and how we know it. Descartes: Belief, Scepticism and Virtue seeks to reinsert his work and thought in its contemporary ethical and theological context. Richard...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge