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Our Knowledge of Right and Wrong

by Jonathan, Harrison

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


Playing God?: Genetic Determinism and Human Freedon

by Ted Peters

Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion...


Objectivity, Science and Society: Interpreting nature and society in the age of the crisis of science

by Paul A Komesaroff

Originally published in 1986. This work remains of compelling interest to those concerned with the natural sciences and their social problems. It puts forward original and unorthodox ideas about the philosophy...


Method in the Physical Sciences

by G Schlesinger

Originally published in 1963. Can one discern certain regularities in the manoeuvrings and techniques employed by scientists and can these be formulated into the methodological principles of science? What is...


Philosophy and Scientific Realism

by J J C Smart

Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically...


The Map Maker: An Illustrated Short Story about How Each of Us Sees the World Differently and Why Objectivity Is Just an Illusion

by Brandon Royal

The Map Maker is the story of a young adventurer who travels to Paradise Island with the aid of a magical map. Here, he begins his own “knowledge quest” to better understand why people see the world just...


Suffering, Suicide and Immortality: Eight Essays from the Parerga

by Arthur Schopenhauer & T. Bailey Saunders

This 1851 essay collection offers concise statements of the unifying principles of Schopenhauer's thinking, as well as an accessible approach to his main thesis, as stated in The World as Will and Representation....


Two Treatises of Government

by John Locke

John Locke (1632–1704) is among the most influential political philosophers of the modern period. In the Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims...


Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric

by Rosaleen Keefe

The popular and successful rhetorical textbooks produced by the 18th century Scottish philosophical tradition, such as George Campbell's The Philosophy of Rhetoric (1776), Hugh Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric and...


The Political Philosophy of Judith Butler

by Birgit Schippers

Judith Butler can justifiably be described as one of the major critical thinkers of our time. While she is best-known for her interventions into feminist debates on gender, sexuality and feminist politics, her...


Phenomenology and the Transcendental

by Sara Heinämaa, Mirja Hartimo & Timo Miettinen

The aim of this volume is to offer an updated account of the transcendental character of phenomenology. The main question concerns the sense and relevance of transcendental philosophy today: What can such philosophy...


Judaism in Contemporary Thought: Traces and Influence

by Agata Bielik-Robson & Adam Lipszyc

The central aim of this collection is to trace the presence of Jewish tradition in contemporary philosophy. This presence is, on the one hand, undeniable, manifesting itself in manifold allusions and influences...


Is Faith in God Reasonable?: Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric

by Corey Miller & Paul Gould

The question of whether faith in God is reasonable is of renewed interest in today's academy. In light of this interest, as well as the rise of militant religion and terrorism and the emergent reaction by neo-atheism,...


Daughters of Emptiness: Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns

by Beata Grant

Women played major roles in the history of Buddhist China, but given the paucity of the remaining records, their voices have all but faded. In Daughters of Emptiness, Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering...


Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion

by Clark Strand

Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Or has Buddhism become too detached,...


How Do You Know?: The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge

by Russell Hardin

How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my...


Divine Providence and Human Agency: Trinity, Creation and Freedom

by Alexander S. Jensen

Divine Providence and Human Agency develops an understanding of God and God's relation to creation that perceives God as sovereign over creation while, at the same time, allowing for a meaningful notion of human...


The Philosophy of Tim Burton

by Jennifer L. McMahon

Director and producer Tim Burton impresses audiences with stunning visuals, sinister fantasy worlds, and characters whose personalities are strange and yet familiar. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied...


The Philosophy of Michael Mann

by Steven Sanders, Aeon J. Skoble & R. Barton Palmer

Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television...


The Soul of the World

by Roger Scruton

In The Soul of the World, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends the experience of the sacred against today’s fashionable forms of atheism. He argues that our personal relationships, moral intuitions,...