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  1. The Death of God and the Meaning of Life

    2nd Edition

    By Julian Young

    What is the meaning of life? In today's secular, post-religious scientific world, this question has become a serious preoccupation. But it also has a long history: many major philosophers have thought deeply about it, as Julian Young so vividly illustrates in this thought-provoking second edition...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Philosophy, Science, and History

    A Guide and Reader

    Edited by Lydia Patton

    Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader is a compact overview of the history and philosophy of science that aims to introduce students to the groundwork of the field, and to stimulate innovative research. The general introduction focuses on scientific theory change, assessment,...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Studies in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

    Edited by R E Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Did Plato abandon, or sharply modify, the Theory of Forms in later life? In the Phaedo, Symposium, and Republic it is generally agreed that Plato held that universals exist. But in Parmenides, he subjected that theory to criticism. If the criticism were valid, and Plato knew so, then the Parmenides...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Making Citizens

    Rousseau's Political Theory of Culture

    By Zev M. Trachtenberg

    By analysing Rousseau's conception of the general will, Zev Trachtenberg characterises the attitude of civic virtue Rousseau believes individuals must have to cooperate successfully in society. Rousseau holds that culture affects political life by either fostering or discouraging civic virtue....

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Will and Human Action

    From Antiquity to the Present Day

    Edited by Thomas Pink, M.W.F. Stone

    Series: London Studies in the History of Philosophy

    What is the will? And what is its relation to human action? Throughout history, philosophers have been fascinated by the idea of 'the will': the source of the drive that motivates human beings to act. However, there has never been a clear consensus as to what the will is and how it relates to human...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. Epistemic Logic in the Later Middle Ages

    By Ivan Boh

    Series: Topics in Medieval Philosophy

    Epistemic Logic studies statements containing verbs such as 'know' and 'wish'. It is one of the most exciting areas in medieval philosophy. Neglected almost entirely after the end of the Middle Ages, it has been rediscovered by philosophers of the present century. This is the first comprehensive...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Italian Thought Today

    Bio-economy, Human Nature, Christianity

    Edited by Lorenzo Chiesa

    This collection provides English readers with a critical update on current debates on biopolitics in and around Italian thought. More than a decade after the publication of seminal books such as Agamben’s Homo Sacer and Hardt and Negri’s Empire, the names of, among others, Roberto Esposito, Paolo...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Collected Works of John Stuart Mill

    XI. Essays on Philosophy and the Classics

    Edited by John M. Robson

    Series: Collected Works of John Stuart Mill

    The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill took thirty years to complete and is acknowledged as the definitive edition of J.S. Mill and as one of the finest works editions ever completed. Mill's contributions to philosophy, economics, and history, and in the roles of scholar, politician and journalist...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity

    Rethinking the Enlightenment

    By Harvey Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Harvey Mitchell’s book argues that a reassessment of Voltaire’s treatment of traditional Judaism will sharpen discussion of the origins of, and responses to, the Enlightenment. His study shows how Voltaire’s nearly total antipathy to Judaism is best understood by stressing his self-regard as...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge