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Routledge Philosophy Companions


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Routledge Philosophy Companions offer thorough, high quality surveys and assessments of the major topics and periods in philosophy. Covering key problems, themes and thinkers, all entries are specially commissioned for each volume and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited and organised, Routledge Philosophy Companions are indispensable for anyone coming to a major topic or period in philosophy, as well as for the more advanced reader.

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The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ann Garry, Serene J. Khader, Alison Stone
May 15, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers, and debates in feminist philosophy. Fifty-six chapters, written by an international team of contributors specifically for the Companion, are organized into five...

The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School

The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School

1st Edition

Peter E. Gordon, Espen Hammer, Axel Honneth
November 20, 2018

The portentous terms and phrases associated with the first decades of the Frankfurt School – exile, the dominance of capitalism, fascism – seem as salient today as they were in the early twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School addresses the many early concerns of...

The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

1st Edition

Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne
October 26, 2018

Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others....

The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics

The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics

1st Edition

Lorraine L Besser, Michael Slote
January 12, 2018

Virtue ethics is on the move both in Anglo-American philosophy and in the rest of the world. This volume uniquely emphasizes non-Western varieties of virtue ethics at the same time that it includes work in the many different fields or areas of philosophy where virtue ethics has recently spread its...

Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy

Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy

1st Edition

Frisbee Sheffield, James Warren
January 12, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the full range of ancient philosophy from the sixth century BC to the sixth century AD and...

The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy

1st Edition

Richard C. Taylor, Luis Xavier López-Farjeat
January 12, 2018

This valuable reference work synthesizes and elucidates traditional themes and issues in Islamic philosophy as well as prominent topics emerging from the last twenty years of scholarship. Written for a wide readership of students and scholars, The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy is unique...

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

1st Edition

John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton, Rebecca Kukla
January 12, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics.  The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization, health disparities, and rapidly advancing technologies.  Bioethics has begun a turn toward a...

The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race

The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race

1st Edition

Paul C Taylor, Linda Martín Alcoff, Luvell Anderson
December 12, 2017

For many decades, race and racism have been common areas of study in departments of sociology, history, political science, English, and anthropology. Much more recently, as the historical concept of race and racial categories have faced significant scientific and political challenges, philosophers...

The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

1st Edition

Aaron Garrett
October 12, 2017

The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there are few single volume overviews of the philosophy of the period as a whole. The Routledge...

The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics

The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics

1st Edition

Jeff Malpas, Hans-Helmuth Gander
October 12, 2017

Hermeneutics is a major theoretical and practical form of intellectual enquiry, central not only to philosophy but many other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. With phenomenology and existentialism, it is also one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophical movements...

The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy

1st Edition

Dan Kaufman
September 11, 2017

The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is an outstanding survey of one of the most important eras in the history of Western philosophy - one which witnessed philosophical, scientific, religious and social change on a massive scale. A team of twenty international contributors...

The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments

The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments

1st Edition

Michael T Stuart, Yiftach Fehige, James Robert Brown
July 18, 2017

Thought experiments are a means of imaginative reasoning that lie at the heart of philosophy, from the pre-Socratics to the modern era, and they also play central roles in a range of fields, from physics to politics. The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments is an invaluable guide and...

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