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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...


Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty

by Andy Hamilton

Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology, including the nature of knowledge and scepticism. The Routledge...


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 Philosophy of Giambattista Vico

by Benedetto Croce & R. G. Collingwood

Credited as the inventor of the philosophy of history, Vico's influential pre-Enlightenment theories about knowledge, metaphysics, and moral consciousness gained a wider audience with this acclaimed 20th-century...


Kant and Skepticism

by Michael N. Forster

This book puts forward a much-needed reappraisal of Immanuel Kant's conception of and response to skepticism, as set forth principally in the Critique of Pure Reason. It is widely recognized that Kant's theoretical...


Epistemology: A Beginner's Guide

by Robert M. Martin

Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge. Without knowledge, scientific enquiry is meaningless and we can’t analyse the world around us. But what exactly is it and how do we obtain it? Presuming...


Moral Epistemology

by Aaron Zimmerman

How do we know right from wrong? Do we even have moral knowledge? Moral epistemology studies these and related questions about our understanding of virtue and vice. It is one of philosophy's perennial problems,...


Epistemology: The Key Thinkers

by Stephen Hetherington

Exploring what great philosophers have written about the nature of knowledge and about how we know what we know, this is a concise and accessible introduction to the field of epistemology.

Epistemology: The...


Dialogues on Relativism, Absolutism, and Beyond: Four Days in India

by Michael Krausz

What is truth, goodness, or beauty? Can we really define these concepts without the idea of a frame of reference? In the newest addition to the New Dialogues in Philosophy series, Michael Krausz presents fictional...


Knowing Full Well

by Ernest Sosa

In this book, Ernest Sosa explains the nature of knowledge through an approach originated by him years ago, known as virtue epistemology. Here he provides the first comprehensive account of his views on epistemic...


What Holism Can Do for Social Theory

by Barbara Hanson

This book reconsiders the nature of positivist philosophy in social science theory based on classical and medieval thought in what later became "Europe." It argues that social theory is being held back by...


Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge: Popper or Wittgenstein?: Popper or Wittgenstein?

by Peter Munz

Peter Munz, a former student of both Popper and Wittgenstein, begins his comparison of the two great twentieth-century philosophers, by explaining that since the demise of positivism there have emerged, broadly...


The History of the Philosophy of Science: A Guide and Reader

by Lydia Patton

Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader is a compact overview of the history and philosophy of science that aims to introduce students to the groundwork of the field, and to stimulate innovative...


Pluriverse: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pluralism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pluralism

by Benjamin Paul Blood

Pluriverse, the final work of the American poet and philosopher Benjamin Paul Blood, was published posthumously in 1920. After an experience of the anaesthetic nitrous oxide during a dental operation, Blood...


Disease, Health Care and Government in Late Imperial Russia

by Charlotte E Henze

This book addresses fundamental issues about the last decades of Tsarist Russia, exploring the social, economic and political impact of successive outbreaks of cholera and the politics of public health policy,...


The Official History of the British Civil Service

by Rodney Lowe

This first volume of the Official History of the UK Civil Service covers its evolution from the Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1854 to the first years of Mrs Thatcher's government in 1981.


Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics

by Peter Willetts

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Amnesty International and Oxfam to Greenpeace and Save the Children are now key players in global politics. This informative book provides a comprehensive overview...


Wittgenstein: To Follow a Rule

by S HOLTZMAN & C M LEICH

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Wittgenstein: A Critique

by J.N. Findlay

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Current Controversies in Epistemology

by Ram Neta

Epistemology is one of the oldest, yet still one of the most active, areas of philosophical research today. There currently exists many annotated tomes of primary sources, and a handful of single-authored introductions...