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Recent General Interest Articles

  1. Acumen Publishing Joins the Routledge Humanities Family

    Routledge is pleased to announce that we have recently acquired Acumen Publishing.  With over 500 outstanding titles in Philosophy, Religion, Archaeology, and Classical Studies joining our publishing program, we now have even more solutions for your teaching and research needs.

  2. July Book of the Month: Current Controversies in Experimental Philosophy

    "A book that philosophers, and anyone interested in philosophy, should read, if they want to see the direction in which philosophy is heading." - Stephen Stich, Rutgers University

    "This book provides an excellent account of the current state of experimental philosophy, written by some of the most prominent defenders and critics of various approaches. It provides a useful introduction as well as a significant contribution. Highly recommended!" - Gilbert Harman, Princeton University

    Learn more here.

  3. 8th Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Acting and Thinking Together Podcast

    On Thursday 12th June 2014 Professor Michael Bratman (Stanford University) gave the 8th Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Acting and Thinking Together at the University of Cambridge.

    Follow this link www.phil.cam.ac.uk/news/routledge-jun2014 to listen to the podcast.

  4. June Book of the Month: The Routledge Companion to 18th Century Philosophy

    "A superb collection, imaginatively conceived and expertly realized. Impressively comprehensive in its handling of recent scholarship on the history of eighteenth-century thought, the Companion also asks new questions about the relationship between philosophy and the arts and sciences in the European Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment. The result is a gift to students and essential reading for scholars of modern and early modern philosophy." - Thomas Holden, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA


    "A marvelous volume. In Garrett's hands, "eclecticism" proves a fresh and useful way of viewing the period's rich philosophizing. It is high praise to say that this remarkable collection proves wonderfully eclectic as well." - Stephen Darwall, Yale University, USA

     

  5. June Series of the Month: The Routledge Philosophers

    Routledge Philosophers is a major series of introductions to the great Western philosophers. Each book places a major philosopher or thinker in historical context, explains and assesses their key arguments, and considers their legacy. Additional features include a chronology of major dates and events, chapter summaries, annotated suggestions for further reading and a glossary of technical terms.

    An ideal starting point for those new to philosophy, they are also essential reading for those interested in the subject at any level.
     

  6. May Book of the Month - Debates in Medieval Philosophy:Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses

    Debates in Medieval Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses aims to de-mystify medieval works by offering an illuminating, engaging introduction to the problems that medieval philosophers from Augustine through Ockham wrestled with. Each of the volume’s 11 units presents a debate that will enable students to return to the primary texts prepared to think critically and imaginatively about them. The 10 essays newly commissioned for this volume will advance scholarship in medieval metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, logic, and philosophical theology, and in particular they will showcase what is philosophically distinctive and original in medieval philosophy.

  7. May Series of the Month: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books provide ideal introductions to the texts which have shaped Western Civilization. The Guidebooks explore the arguments and ideas contained in the most influential works from some of the most brilliant thinkers who have ever lived, from Aristotle to Marx and Newton to Wollstonecraft. Each Guidebook opens with a short introduction to the author of the great book and the context within which they were working and concludes with an examination of the lasting significance of the book. The Routledge Guides to the Great Books will therefore provide students everywhere with complete introductions to the most significant books of all time.
     

  8. 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.
     

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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