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  1. Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

    By Heimir Geirsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege’s puzzle about...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Philosophy of Mind

    A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By John Heil

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    When first published, John Heil's introduction quickly became a widely used guide for students with little or no background in philosophy to central issues of philosophy of mind. Heil provided an introduction free of formalisms, technical trappings, and specialized terminology. He offered clear...

    Published December 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Human Dignity in Bioethics

    From Worldviews to the Public Square

    Edited by Stephen Dilley, Nathan J. Palpant

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    Human Dignity in Bioethics brings together a collection of essays that rigorously examine the concept of human dignity from its metaphysical foundations to its polemical deployment in bioethical controversies. The volume falls into three parts, beginning with meta-level perspectives and moving to...

    Published December 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Theory of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

    A Contribution to Some Problems of Logic and Metaphysics

    By L. T. Hobhouse

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    L. T. Hobhouse (1864-1929) was fundamental to the New Liberal movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He authored many important works in the fields of philosophy, economics and social liberalism. First published in 1896, The Theory of Knowledge considers the content and...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Temporalities

    By Russell West-Pavlov

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Temporalities presents a concise critical introduction to the treatment of time throughout literature. Time and its passage represent one of the oldest and most complex philosophical subjects in art of all forms, and Russell West-Pavlov explains and interrogates the most important theories of...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Structure of Social Theory

    By Anthony King

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Over the last three decades, social theory has become an increasingly important subdiscipline within sociology. Social theory has attempted to elucidate the philosophical basis of sociology by defining the nature of social reality. According to social theory, society consists of objective...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Arguing About Science

    Edited by Alexander Bird, James Ladyman

    Series: Arguing About Philosophy

    Arguing About Science is an outstanding, engaging introduction to the essential topics in philosophy of science, edited by two leading experts in the field. This exciting and innovative anthology contains a selection of classic and contemporary readings that examine a broad range of issues, from...

    Published August 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Ontology Revisited

    Metaphysics in Social and Political Philosophy

    By Ruth Groff

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Groff's argument runs counter to the familiar anti-metaphysical habit. Social and political philosophy, she maintains, is not as metaphysically neutral as it may seem. Even the most deontological of theories connects up with an attendant set of philosophical commitments regarding what kinds of...

    Published August 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics

    By James Stacey Taylor

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics offers a highly distinctive and original approach to the metaphysics of death and applies this approach to contemporary debates in bioethics that address end-of-life and post-mortem issues. Taylor defends the controversial Epicurean view that death is not a...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Aesthetics After Metaphysics

    From Mimesis to Metaphor

    By Miguel Beistegui

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on a dimension of art which the philosophical tradition (from Plato to Hegel and even Adorno) has consistently overlooked, such was its commitment – explicit or implicit – to mimesis and the metaphysics of truth it presupposes. De Beistegui refers to this dimension, which unfolds...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge