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  1. Better Humans?

    Understanding the Enhancement Project

    By Michael Hauskeller

    Developments in medical science have afforded us the opportunity to improve and enhance the human species in ways unthinkable to previous generations. Whether it's making changes to mitochondrial DNA in a human egg, being prescribed Prozac, or having a facelift, our desire to live longer, feel...

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Philosophy of Play

    Edited by Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell, Malcolm MacLean

    Play is a vital component of the social life and well-being of both children and adults. This book examines the concept of play and considers a variety of the related philosophical issues. It also includes meta-analyses from a range of philosophers and theorists, as well as an exploration of some...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Arguing About Human Nature

    Contemporary Debates

    Edited by Stephen M. Downes, Edouard Machery

    Series: Arguing About Philosophy

    Arguing About Human Nature covers recent debates--arising from biology, philosophy, psychology, and physical anthropology--that together systematically examine what it means to be human. Thirty-five essays--several of them appearing here for the first time in print--were carefully selected to...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. G.H. Mead

    A Reader

    By G. H. Mead

    Edited by Filipe Carreira da Silva

    Series: Routledge Classics in Sociology

    This book introduces social scientists to the ideas of George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) - one of the most original yet neglected thinkers of early twentieth century sociology. Mead is an exceptional case amongst sociological classics in that, until now, there has been no comprehensive reader of his...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective

    Edited by Julia Peters

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    By bringing together influential critics of neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics and some of the strongest defenders of an Aristotelian approach, this collection provides a fresh assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Aristotelian virtue ethics and its contemporary interpretations. Contributors...

    Published December 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality

    From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard

    By John J. Davenport

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Freewill and Responsibility

    By Anthony Kenny

    This reissue was first published in 1978. Anthony Kenny, one of the most distinguished philosophers in England, explores the notion of responsibility and the precise place of the mental element in criminal actions. Bringing the insights of recent philosophy of mind to bear on contemporary...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Mental as Physical
    By Edgar Wilson
    To Be Published October 29th 2014
  2. Physicalism
    By K. V. Wilkes
    To Be Published October 29th 2014
  3. The Embodied Mind
    By G. N. A. Vesey
    To Be Published October 29th 2014
  4. The Study of Man (Routledge Revivals): The Lindsay Memorial Lectures 1958
    By Michael Polanyi
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014
  5. Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality: An Intuitionist Account
    By Kevin Jung
    To Be Published December 12th 2014

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