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Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity

by Paul Davis & Charlene Weaving

There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male...


The Prince

by Nicolo Machiavelli

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal....


Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism

by Robert L. Oprisko & Diane Rubenstein

This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein's political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary...


Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport: On Becoming an Elite Athlete

by Kenneth Aggerholm

 'Why don't young athletes in sport just quit?' Starting with this question and drawing on existential philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport seeks...


Ethics in Islam: Friendship in the Political Thought of  Al-Tawhidi and his Contemporaries

by Nuha Al-Shaar

Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the Būyid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī who lived in Baghdad and what...


Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus: Written in the Cosmos

by Richard Rader

Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre's insights about radical existential freedom,...


Spatial Justice: Body, Lawscape, Atmosphere

by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

There can be no justice that is not spatial. Against a recent tendency to despatialise law, matter, bodies and even space itself, this book insists on spatialising them, arguing that there can be neither law...


Believing Against the Evidence: Agency and the Ethics of Belief

by Miriam Schleifer McCormick

The question of whether it is ever permissible to believe on insufficient evidence has once again become a live question. Greater attention is now being paid to practical dimensions of belief, namely issues...


A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft

M. Wollstonecraft was born in 1759. Her father was so great a wanderer, that the place of her birth is uncertain; she supposed, however, it was London, or Epping Forest: at the latter place she spent the first...


Francis Hutcheson: Selected Philosophical Writings

by John McHugh

Known today mainly as a teacher of Adam Smith (1723-90) and an influence on David Hume (1711-76), Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) was a first-rate thinker whose work deserves study on its own merit. While his...


A Return to humanism

by Larry W. Rhodes

Consequences are a measure of truth. However, in today's culture, is truth even discoverable? And if it is, would you want to know it? Would you want to know it if-by knowing it-it would bring joy to your life...


Raw: Architectural Engagements with Nature

by Solveig Bøe, Hege Charlotte Faber & Brit Strandhagen

Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of 'raw'...


The Post-Critical Kant: Understanding the Critical Philosophy through the Opus Postumum

by Bryan Hall

In this book, Bryan Wesley Hall breaks new ground in Kant scholarship, exploring the gap in Kant's Critical philosophy in relation to his post-Critical work by turning to Kant's final, unpublished work, the...


The Pragmatists and the Human Logic of Truth

by Claudine Tiercelin

The expression “human logic of truth” is Frank P. Ramsey’s:“Let us therefore try to get an idea of a human logic which shall not attempt to be reducible to formal logic. Logic, we may agree, is concerned...


The nurse and the "crazy"

by Leonardo Massi

The essay leads the reader in a colloquial and informal way, but at the same time yet rigorous, through the meanders of the relationship between "normal/crazy". On one side the patient, on the other the nurse;...


Understanding the Many

by Byeong-uk Yi

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth: Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

by Paul Anderson

Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental...


Deleuze and Pragmatism

by Simone Bignall, Sean Bowden & Paul Patton

This collection brings together the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and the rich tradition of American pragmatist thought, taking seriously the commitment to pluralism at the heart of both. Contributors explore...


The Book of Lord Shang

by Shang Yang

The Book of Lord Shang was an early Legalist work generally attributed to the eponymous Lord Shang. The Book of Lord Shang teaches that laws are designed to maintain the stability of the state from the people,...


The Moral Discourses of Epictetus (Annotated)

by Epictetus

The Moral Discourses of Epictetus. This edition includes the Discourses and Selected Writings, The Enchiridion. Translated by Elizabeth Carter. Epictetus (AD c. 55–135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher....