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  1. 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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  2. The Animal Mind by Kristin Andrews - Out Now

    The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over two hundred words in human language. In this introduction to the philosophy of animal minds Kristin Andrews introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates as they cut across animal cognition and philosophy of mind. Read more...

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  3. The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction - Out Now

    For some, biology explains all there is to know about the mind. Yet many big questions remain: is the mind shaped by genes or the environment? If mental traits are the result of adaptations built up over thousands of years, as evolutionary psychologists claim, how can such claims be tested? If the mind is a machine, as biologists argue, how does it allow for something as complex as human consciousness? Read more...

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  4. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide - 4th Edition Out Now

    Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Read more...

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  5. Hume by Don Garret - New in The Routledge Philosophers Series

    Beginning with an overview of Hume's life and work, Don Garrett introduces in clear and accessible style the central aspects of Hume's thought. include Hume's lifelong exploration of the human mind; his theories of inductive inference and causation... Read More

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  6. Environmental Ethics for the Long Term - Request a Complimentary Exam Copy

    Broad in scope, this introduction to environmental ethics considers both contemporary issues and the extent of humanity’s responsibility for distant future life. John Nolt, a logician and environmental ethicist, interweaves contemporary science, logical analysis, and ethical theory into the story of the expansion of ethics beyond the human species and into the far future. Read more...

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  7. Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts - Request an e-Inspection Copy

    Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings and his deconstruction of democracy. Read more...

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  8. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty - Out Now

    'This unique and highly readable introduction sets Wittgenstein’s late text in its historical context and emphasises enduring themes running through his later philosophy. Using recent work on On Certainty, Hamilton provides his reader with a clear exposition of the work’s major themes, facilitating further engagement.'Bernhard Weiss, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    This GuideBook is essential reading for all students of Wittgenstein, as well as those studying epistemology and philosophy of language. Read more...

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  9. Philosophy Goes to the Movies

    An Interview with Christopher Falzon, author of Philosophy Goes to the Movies

    Read our interview with Christopher Falzon, author of Philosophy Goes to the Movies which has just published in its third edition and discover more about the book as well as the inspiration behind it.

  10. Philosophy for AS - Out Now

    Philosophy for AS is the only core textbook for the new 2014 AQA Advanced Subsidiary Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units, Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion, in an engaging and student-friendly way. All the anthology texts are explained and commented on and woven into the discussion of the syllabus. Read more...

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