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Major Works: 20th Century

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Phenomenology and the Social World

    The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences

    By Laurie Spurling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    The term ‘phenomenology’ has become almost as over-used and emptied of meaning as that other word from Continental Philosophy, namely ‘existentialism’. Yet Husserl, who first put forward the phenomenological method, considered it a rigorous alternative to positivism, and in the hands of...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Phenomenology and the Science of Behaviour

    An Historical and Epistemological Approach

    By George Thinés

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    The value of psychology as a science has been challenged in phenomenology and in other epistemological trends. The main objective of this book is to draw the attention of students of human and animal behaviour to important achievements in phenomenological psychology and comparative physiology which...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Michotte's Experimental Phenomenology of Perception

    Edited by Georges Thinés, Alan Costall, George Butterworth

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This volume of collected papers, with the accompanying essays by the editors, is the definitive source book for the work of this important experimental psychologist. Originally published in 1991, it offered previously inaccessible essays by Albert Michotte on phenomenal causality, phenomenal...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Phenomenology and Marxism

    Edited by Bernhard Waldenfels, Jan M. Broekman, Ante Pažanin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Originally published in English in 1984, this collection of essays documents a dialogue between phenomenology and Marxism, with the contributors representing a cross-section from the two traditions. The theoretical and historical presuppositions of the phenomenology inaugurated by Husserl are very...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. A History of Atheism in Britain

    From Hobbes to Russell

    By David Berman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Probably no doctrine has excited as much horror and abuse as atheism. This first history of British atheism, first published in 1987, tries to explain this reaction while exhibiting the development of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. Although avowed atheism appeared surprisingly late – 1782 in...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Reason, Truth and God

    By J. Renford Bambrough

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Dealing with theological affirmations and philosophical reactions to them, this concise book presents insightful applications of modern general philosophy to religion. Originally published in 1969, the book investigates epistemological thinking first before turning to notions of assertion, belief,...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Science, Reason and Religion

    By Derek Stanesby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Philosophy matters. This is the message of this highly original inquiry into the relationship between science and religion. It is only when we examine the intellectual presuppositions on which science and religion are based, with regard to such fundamentals as truth, objectivity, and realism, that...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Russell

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Russell

    Reissuing several works originally published between 1918 and 1985, Routledge Library Editions: Russell (8 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering the life and theories of Bertrand Russell. Russell (1872-1970) is the twentieth century’s most important liberal thinker and probably its...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Spinozistic Ethics of Bertrand Russell

    By Kenneth Blackwell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Russell

    Bertrand Russell’s professional philosophical reputation rests mainly on his mathematical logic and theory of knowledge. In this study, first published in 1985, however, Kenneth Blackwell considers Russell’s writings on ethics and metaethics and uncovers the conceptual unity in Russell’s normative...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Philosophy of Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll

    With an Appendix of Leading Passages from Certain Other Works. A Skit.

    Edited by Philip E. B. Jourdain

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Russell

    This skit of Bertrand Russell’s philosophy was originally published in 1918 by Russell’s correspondent friend Jourdain. The introduction explains that the contents purport to be lost papers written by Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll, a contemporary of Bertrand Russell. This politically humorous volume from...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge