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  1. New Edition - OCR Philosophy of Religion for AS and A2

    Structured directly around the specification of the OCR, this is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses. The updated third edition covers all the necessary topics for Philosophy of Religion in an enjoyable student-friendly fashion. Read more...

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  2. Animal Ethics: The Basics - Out Now

    Animal Ethics has long been a highly contested area with debates driven by unease about various forms of animal harm, from the use of animals in scientific research to the farming of animals for consumption. Animal Ethics: The Basics is an essential introduction to the key considerations surrounding the ethical treatment of animals. Read more..

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  3. Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction - Out Now

    'Mark van Roojen's new work is now the finest book of its kind...' - Russ Shafer-Landau, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

    Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction provides a solid foundation in metaethics for advanced undergraduates by introducing a series of puzzles that most metaethical theories address. Read more...

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  4. The Neo-Kantian Reader - Out Now

    The latter half of the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable resurgence of interest in Kant’s philosophy in Continental Europe, the effects of which are still being felt today. The Neo-Kantian Reader is the first anthology to collect the most important primary sources in Neo-Kantian philosophy, with many being published here in English for the first time. It includes extracts on a rich and diverse number of subjects, including logic, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and transcendental idealism. Read more...

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  5. What is this thing called Ethics? - New Edition Out Now

    What is morality? How do we define what is right and wrong? How does moral theory help us deal with ethical issues in the world around us?

    This second edition provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to philosophical thinking about morality. Christopher Bennett provides the reader with accessible examples of contemporary and relevant ethical problems, before looking at the main theoretical approaches and key philosophers associated with them. Read more...

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  6. The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein’s Relativity - Out Now

    The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein’s Relativity expands on and supplements this seminal text, by exploring the historical context of Einstein’s work and the background to his breakthroughs; details of experimental verification of special and general relativity; the enduring legacy of Einstein’s theories and their implications for future scientific breakthroughs. Read more...

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  7. The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks - Out Now

    Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks are one of the most important and original sources of modern political philosophy but the Prison Notebooks present great difficulties to the reader. Not originally intended for publication, their fragmentary character and their oftentimes cryptic language can mystify readers, leading to misinterpretation of the text. The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks provides readers with the historical background, textual analysis and other relevant information needed for a greater understanding and appreciation of this classic text. Read more...

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  8. Freud by Jonathan Lear - 2nd Edition Out Now

    In this fully updated second edition, Jonathan Lear clearly introduces and assesses all of Freud's thought, focusing on those areas of philosophy on which Freud is acknowledged to have had a lasting impact. These include the philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, rationality, the nature of the self and subjectivity, and ethics and religion. Read more...

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  9. Kristin Andrews discusses her new book, The Animal Mind

    The Animal Mind (Routledge, 2014) introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates in the field. In this exclusive interview the author tells us what first sparked her interest in the area of animal cognition and gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into her new book.

    ‘An outstanding, highly readable, and carefully argued introduction to a variety of increasingly important topics in philosophy. I can think of no better way to get philosophers and cognitive scientists up to speed on the issues, and I look forward to teaching this book in my own courses on animal minds.’Bryce Huebner, Georgetown University, USA

  10. Dewey by Steven Fesmire - Out Now

    In this superb and engaging introduction, Steven Fesmire begins with a chapter on Dewey’s life and works, before discussing and assessing Dewey's key ideas across the major disciplines in philosophy; including metaphysics, epistemology, esthetics, ethics, educational philosophy, social-political philosophy, and religious philosophy. Read more...

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