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New and Published Books

  1. The Possibility of Naturalism

    A philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences, 4th Edition

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge

    By James Robert Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    This study addresses a central theme in current philosophy: Platonism vs Naturalism and provides accounts of both approaches to mathematics, crucially discussing Quine, Maddy, Kitcher, Lakoff, Colyvan, and many others. Beginning with accounts of both approaches, Brown defends Platonism by arguing...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Pittsburgh School of Philosophy

    Sellars, McDowell, Brandom

    By Chauncey Maher

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this volume, Maher contextualizes the work of a group of contemporary analytic philosophers—The Pittsburgh School—whose work is characterized by an interest in the history of philosophy and a commitment to normative functionalism, or the insight that to identify something as a manifestation of...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Representation and Structure in Economics

    The Methodology of Econometric Models of the Consumption Function

    By Hsiang-Ke Chao

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    This book provides a methodological perspective on understanding the essential roles of econometric models in the theory and practice. Offering a comprehensive and comparative exposition of the accounts of models in both econometrics and philosophy of science, this work shows how econometrics and...

    Published June 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sue Blundell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The End of Value-Free Economics

    Edited by Hilary Putnam, Vivian Walsh

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    This book brings together key players in the current debate on positive and normative science and philosophy and value judgements in economics. Both editors have engaged in these debates throughout their careers from its early foundations; Putnam as a doctorial student of Hans Reichenbach at UCLA...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Philosophy of Social Science

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Mark Risjord

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Philosophical Darwinism

    On the Origin of Knowledge by Means of Natural Selection

    By Peter Munz

    Philosophers have not taken the evolution of human beings seriously enough. If they did, argues Peter Munz, many long standing philosophical problems would be resolved. One of philosophical concequences of biology is that all the knowledge produced in evolution is a priori , i.e., established...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Many Faces of Relativism

    Edited by Maria Baghramian

    This book is a study of relativism as a dominant intellectual preoccupation of our time. Relativism asks how we are to find a way out of intractable differences of perspectives and disagreements in various domains. Standards of truth, rationality, and ethical right and wrong vary greatly and there...

    Published May 9th 2014 by Routledge