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  1. April Series of the Month: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    An innovative, well structured series, the Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy are designed for students who already have completed an introductory-level course in philosophy. Each book introduces a core general subject in contemporary philosophy and offers students an accessible but substantial transition from introductory to higher-level college work in that subject.Considerable attention is given to explaining central philosophical problems of a subject and the main competing solutions and arguments for those solutions. The primary aim is to educate students in the main problems, positions and arguments of contemporary philosophy rather than to convince students of a single position.

  2. April Book of the Month: Why Not Capitalism?

    "Brennan offers in this brief volume a fully realized and compelling answer to Jerry Cohen's rightly celebrated book Why Not Socialism? Many of the responses to socialist advocacy dismiss command economies as impractical or impossible. But Brennan grants Cohen his premises, and carries out the argument in a way that faithfully mirrors the logic that Cohen tried to marshall in his defense of socialism. Brennan offers an unflinching defense of capitalism, and does it with style and humor. His writing is at once accessible to the first-time philosopher and yet persuasive to the denizens of the ivory towers. This book will be on the reading list for every class I teach." Michael Munger, Director of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Duke University, USA

  3. Women's Studies: The Basics

    International Women’s Day - Free Access to Routledge’s Women and Gender Titles All Weekend

    On International Women's Day, Routledge is joining celebrations across the world to honor women's achievements throughout history. This year, we've decided to give you free online access to a number of Routledge Women Studies resources from Saturday 8th March to Monday 10th March.

  4. March Series of the Month: What is thing called?

    The Routledge Philosophy What is this thing called? series of concise textbooks have been designed for use by students coming to a core area of the discipline for the first time. Each volume explores the relevant central questions with clear explanation of complex ideas and engaging contemporary examples. Features to aid study include text boxes, chapter summaries, study questions, further reading and glossaries.

  5. March Book of the Month: Reading Walzer

    "For more than 40 years, Michael Walzer has been one of the most distinctive, wide-ranging, and consistently interesting voices in political theory. These 14 essays by a top-flight cast of philosophers, political scientists, and legal scholars, display, in a critical and probing manner, the richness of Walzer’s legacy. Reading Walzer is a most welcome contribution, and clearly the best secondary source on Walzer available today." - Endre Begby, Simon Fraser University, Canada

  6. Chapter 16 Interviews Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse!

    Chapter 16 recently discussed Why We Argue (And How We Should) with authors Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse! Click here to read the full interview.

  7. 3:AM Interview with Author Mark Schroeder

    Mark Schroeder, author of Noncognitivism in Ethics, discusses his work in metaethics with 3:AM Magazine. Click here to read the full interview!

  8. February Series of the Month: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    Routledge Philosophy Companions offer thorough, high quality surveys and assessments of the major topics and periods in philosophy. Covering key problems, themes and thinkers, all entries are specially commissioned for each volume and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited and organized, Routledge Philosophy Companions are indispensable for anyone coming to a major topic or period in philosophy, as well as for the more advanced reader.

  9. February Book of the Month: Aristotle, 2nd Edition

    'An impressive and first-rate overview of Aristotle's philosophy. I can't think of a better introduction.' – Richard Kraut, Northwestern University, USA

    In this extensively revised new edition of his excellent guidebook, Christopher Shields introduces the whole of Aristotle’s philosophy, showing how his powerful conception of human nature shaped much of his thinking on the nature of the soul and the mind, ethics, politics, and the arts. This second edition includes an expanded discussion of Aristotle's method, and new sections on key issues in perception, thought, akrasia, and mimesis. It concludes with an expanded assessment of Aristotle's legacy, sketching currently emerging Neo-Aristotelian movements in metaphysics and virtue ethics.

  10. January Book of the Month Philosophical Methodology: The Armchair or the Laboratory?

    "Matthew Haug has assembled a first-rate collection on a timely and important topic. Any reader interested in questions of methodology in the Anglo-American philosophical tradition will find this volume to be brimming with insights." - Tamar Szabo Gendler, Yale University, USA

    What methodology should philosophers follow? Should they rely on methods that can be conducted from the armchair? Or should they leave the armchair and turn to the methods of the natural sciences, such as experiments in the laboratory? Or is this opposition itself a false one? This outstanding collection of specially-commissioned chapters by leading international philosophers discusses these questions and many more. It provides a comprehensive survey of philosophical methodology in the most important philosophical subjects: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, philosophy of science, ethics, and esthetics.


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