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  1. On Sport and the Philosophy of Sport

    A Wittgensteinian Approach

    By Graham McFee

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    What is the ‘philosophy of sport’? What does one do to count as a practitioner in the philosophy of sport? What conception of philosophy underpins the answer to those questions? In this important new book, leading sport philosopher Graham McFee draws on a lifetime’s philosophical inquiry to...

    Published June 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth

    By R. W. Newell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1986. Wittgenstein, William James, Thomas Kuhn and John Wisdom share an attitude towards problems in the theory of knowledge which is fundamentally in conflict with the empiricist tradition. They encourage the idea that in understanding the central concepts of epistemology –...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Wittgenstein on Thought and Will

    By Roger Teichmann

    Series: Wittgenstein's Thought and Legacy

    This book examines in detail Ludwig Wittgenstein’s ideas on thought, thinking, will and intention, as those ideas developed over his lifetime. It also puts his ideas into context by a comparison both with preceding thinkers and with subsequent ones. The first chapter gives an account of the...

    Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Blind Obedience

    The Structure and Content of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy

    By Meredith Williams

    There is considerable debate amongst philosophers as to the basic philosophical problem Wittgenstein is attempting to solve in Philosophical Investigations. In this bold and original work, Meredith Williams argues that it is the problem of "normative similarity". In Blind Obedience Williams...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Wittgenstein and Perception

    Edited by Michael Campbell, Michael O'Sullivan

    Throughout his career, Wittgenstein was preoccupied with issues in the philosophy of perception. Despite this, little attention has been paid to this aspect of Wittgenstein's work. This volume redresses this lack, by bringing together an international group of leading philosophers to focus on...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. What's Wrong With Microphysicalism?

    By Andreas Huttemann

    'Microphysicalism', the view that whole objects behave the way they do in virtue of the behaviour of their constituent parts, is an influential contemporary view with a long philosophical and scientific heritage. In What's Wrong With Microphysicalism? Andreas Hüttemann offers a fresh challenge to...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Wittgenstein's Art of Investigation

    By Beth Savickey

    Wittgenstein's Art of Investigation is one of the first to focus on and provide an original and detailed analysis of Wittgenstein's grammatical investigations. Beth Sarkey offers us new insight into the historical context and influences on method which will help students understand the intricacies...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Wittgenstein, Politics and Human Rights

    By Robin Holt

    Do human rights make sense? They have been central to post-war political life, and our picture of moral self. But this is being eroded, Holt argues, and with it the viability of human rights discourse. The pre-social individual and its mental armoury is being challenged by an increasing awareness...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality

    An Intuitionist Account

    By Kevin Jung

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

    Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality goes against the grain of various postmodern approaches to morality in contemporary religious ethics. In this book, Jung seeks to provide a new framework in which the nature of common Christian moral beliefs and practices can be given a new meaning. He...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty

    By Andy Hamilton

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology, including the nature of knowledge and scepticism. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty introduces and assesses:...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge