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  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...

    To Be Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Utilitarianism and Malthus’ Virtue Ethics

    Respectable, Virtuous and Happy

    By Sergio Cremaschi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern and to appraise their relevance in Malthus’s work, we need to know what moral...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Emile Durkheim

    Sociologist and Moralist

    Edited by Stephen Turner

    International scholarship over the last twenty years has produced a new understanding of Emile Durkheim as a thinker. It has contributed to reassembling what, for Durkheim, was always a whole: a sociological selection on morals and moral activism. This volume presents an overview of Durkheim's...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

    A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Berel Dov Lerner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Norbert Elias

    Post-Philosophical Sociology

    By Richard Kilminster

    Few sociologists of the first rank have scandalized the academic world to the extent that Elias did. Developed out of the German sociology of knowledge in the 1920s, Elias’s sociology contains a sweeping radicalism which declares an academic ‘war on all your houses’. His sociology of the ‘human...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Social Ontology and Modern Economics

    Edited by Stephen Pratten

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Economists increasingly recognise that engagement with social ontology – the study of the basic subject matter and constitution of social reality - can facilitate more relevant analysis. This growing recognition amongst economists of the importance of social ontology is due very considerably to the...

    To Be Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Economic Necessity, Political Contingency and the Limits of Post-Marxism

    By Ceren Özselçuk

    Series: New Political Economy

    Post-Marxism emerged in the 1970s and 80s as a way to retain certain insights from Marxism while disposing of its indefensible and destructive elements, especially the tendency to reduce all social change to the economic base. This book offers a new and critical reading of post-Marxism, arguing...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Liberal Learning and the Art of Self-Governance

    Edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    With the ever-increasing clamour for graduating students to be "job ready", there has been a drift towards an emphasis on the vocational aspects of higher education and the original aims and intentions of liberal learning are in danger of being forgotten. At its core, a liberal education is...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Studies in Applied Economics

    By Léon Walras

    Edited by Jan Van Daal

    Léon Walras (1834-1910) was one of the key thinkers behind the development of marginal utility theory and his introduction of general equilibrium theory is one of the cornerstones of modern economic thought. Now, his seminal work Études d'économie politique appliquée, first published in 1898, is...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Commerce and Community

    Edited by Robert F Garnett Jr, Paul Lewis, Lenore T Ealy

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Over the past two decades, economists have begun to explore alternatives to the narrowly defined motives, behaviors, and institutional structures that once characterized economic science. Hence, a strikingly diverse set of thinkers have sprung up, spanning Austrian, feminist, evolutionary,...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge