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New and Published Books

  1. John Stuart Mill - Thought and Influence

    The Saint of Rationalism

    Edited by Georgios Varouxakis, Paul Kelly

    More than two hundred years after his birth, and 150 years after the publication of his most famous essay On Liberty, John Stuart Mill remains one of the towering intellectual figures of the Western tradition. This book combines an up-to-date assessment of the philosophical legacy of Mill’s...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands

    By Ibo van de Poel, Lambèr Royakkers, Sjoerd D. Zwart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    When many people are involved in an activity, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint who is morally responsible for what, a phenomenon known as the ‘problem of many hands.’ This term is increasingly used to describe problems with attributing individual responsibility in collective...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Hate Speech Law

    A Philosophical Examination

    By Alex Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity,...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Interpretive Approaches to Global Climate Governance

    (De)constructing the Greenhouse

    Edited by Chris Methmann, Delf Rothe, Benjamin Stephan

    Series: Interventions

    Global climate change is perceived to be one of the biggest challenges for international politics in the 21st century. This work seeks to fuse a global governance perspective together with different interpretive approaches, offering a novel way of looking at international climate politics. Equipped...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. New Challenges in Immigration Theory

    Edited by Crispino E.G. Akakpo, Patti Tamara Lenard

    As far as immigration theory is concerned, the attempt to reconcile concern for all persons with the reality of state boundaries and exclusionary policies has proved difficult within the limits of normative liberal political philosophy. However, the realpolitik of migration in today’s environment...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Community, Immunity and the Proper

    Roberto Esposito

    Edited by Greg Bird, Jon Short

    It is widely apparent in our hyper-globalized world that the epistemologies, institutions, and practices underwriting it have reached a state of profound crisis. In the globalized world, everything is inevitably brought into proximity and correlation. Wars, natural disasters, climatic upheaval, nor...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Domination and Global Political Justice

    Conceptual, Historical and Institutional Perspectives

    Edited by Barbara Buckinx, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, Timothy Waligore

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Domination consists in subjection to the will of others and manifests itself both as a personal relation and a structural phenomenon serving as the context for relations of power. Domination has again become a central political concern through the revival of the republican tradition of political...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Social Ends and Political Means (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Ted Honderich

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Leading British, American and European philosophers contribute to this collection of essays, first published in 1976, in political philosophy. They are essays which have to do in different ways with better societies than the ones we have, and with ways of getting them. They exemplify what can...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 February 9th 2015 by Routledge