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  1. On Justifying Moral Judgements (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lawrence C. Becker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Much discussion of morality presupposes that moral judgments are always, at bottom, arbitrary. Moral scepticism, or at least moral relativism, has become common currency among the liberally educated. This remains the case even while political crises become intractable, and it is increasingly...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Third City (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophy at War with Positivism

    By Borna Bebek

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Third City, first published in 1982, offers an innovative response to the troubled relationship between Western philosophy, as it has been conducted since the Renaissance, and the everyday lives of the communities in which we live. Bebek contends that the model of philosophical reflection is to...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Concept of Prayer (Routledge Revivals)

    By D. Z. Phillips

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Many contemporary philosophers assume that, before one can discuss prayer, the question of whether there is a God or not must be settled. In this title, first published in 1965, D. Z. Phillips argues that to understand prayer is to understand what is meant by the reality of God. Beginning by...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. An Enquiry into Moral Notions (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Laird

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1935, this book compares and examines what John Laird termed the ‘three most important notions in ethical science’: the concepts of virtue, duty and well-being. Laird poses the question of whether any one of these three concepts is capable of being the foundation of ethics and of...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Liberality and Civilization (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1938, these lectures argue that liberality is the foundation of civilization. According to Gilbert Murray, civilization provides the surplus of security, leisure and wealth that makes liberality possible; a failure of liberality is the surest test of the failure of a civilization...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1964, this is a short collection of both literary and philosophical essays. Whilst two essays consider Greek literature written at the point at which the Athenian empire was breaking apart, another group explore the background from which Christianity arose, considering Paganism...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)

    Science, Art and the Human World

    By Anthony O'Hear

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche’s words: ‘To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life’. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Hume's Philosophy of Human Nature (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Laird

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The essence of Hume’s eighteenth-century philosophy was that all the sciences were ‘dependent on the science of man’, and that the foundations of any such science need to rest on experience and observation. This title, first published in 1932, examines in detail how Hume interpreted ‘the science of...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Psychoanalysis and Creativity in Everyday Life

    Ordinary Genius

    By Gemma Corradi Fiumara

    Psychoanalysis and Creativity in Everyday Life: Ordinary Genius is an attempt to create a psychoanalytic space for the quest and questions of our everyday creativity. Official creativity is normally applauded to the point of obscuring all other types of creativity, with detrimental consequences for...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 May 24th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Better Humans?: Understanding the Enhancement Project
    By Michael Hauskeller
    To Be Published October 8th 2014
  2. The Mental as Physical
    By Edgar Wilson
    To Be Published October 28th 2014
  3. Physicalism
    By K. V. Wilkes
    To Be Published October 28th 2014
  4. The Embodied Mind
    By G. N. A. Vesey
    To Be Published October 28th 2014
  5. Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality: An Intuitionist Account
    By Kevin Jung
    To Be Published December 11th 2014

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