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  1. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Anthony Cunningham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be...

    Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Morality and Moral Reasoning (Routledge Revivals)

    Five Essays in Ethics

    Edited by John Casey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1971, the five essays in this book were written by young philosophers at Cambridge at that time. They focus on two major questions of ethical theory: ‘What is it to judge morally?’ and ‘What makes a reason a moral reason?’. The book explores the relation of moral judgements to...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. On Human Freedom

    Being the Forwood Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion given in the University of Liverpool in November, 1945

    By John Laird

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    In the author’s opinion there are three primary conceptions of human freedom - non-coercion, autonomy and indeterminism. He presents his thoughts to define, compare, distinguish and correlate these, not merely with regard to the freedom of the human will, but also and more generally with regard to...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge