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  1. Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Reissuing works originally published between 1915 and 1990, this Routledge Library Edition collection offers a selection of scholarship on this important area of philosophy. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set, which includes volumes on...

    Published May 21st 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. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 5

    Toward Principia Mathematica, 1905–08

    By Bertrand Russell

    Edited by Gregory H. Moore

    Series: The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell

    This volume of Bertrand Russell's Collected Papers finds Russell focused on writing Principia Mathematica during 1905–08. Eight previously unpublished papers shed light on his different versions of a substitutional theory of logic, with its elimination of classes and relations, during 1905-06....

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Phenomenology, Language and the Social Sciences

    By Maurice Roche

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This book looks at two ‘revolutions’ in philosophy – phenomenology and conceptual analysis which have been influential in sociology and psychology. It discusses humanistic psychiatry and sociological approaches to the specific area of mental illness, which counter the ultimately reductionist...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. A Historical Introduction to Phenomenology

    By Seppo Sajama, Matti Kamppinen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This book offers a concise exposition of the content theory of intentionality, which lies at the root of Husserl’s phenomenology, for student and scholar. Originally published in 1982. The first part traces the history of phenomenology from its beginnings in Aristotle and Aquinas through Hume, Reid...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Life Forms and Meaning Structure

    By Alfred Schutz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of Schutz’s phenomenological and sociological interests....

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Back to 'Things in Themselves'

    A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism

    By Josef Seifert

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    In an enlightening dialogue with Descartes, Kant, Husserl and Gadamer, Professor Seifert argues that the original inspiration of phenomenology was nothing other than the primordial insight of philosophy itself, the foundation of philosophia perennis. His radical rethinking of the phenomenological...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis

    A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society

    By Barry Smart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Husserl and Phenomenology

    By Edo Pivčević

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Since its first publication in 1970 this book has become one of the most widely read introductory books on phenomenology and is used as a standard text in many universities from Germany to Korea and China. Praised for its accessibility and clarity the book has attracted a wide readership both...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge