Philosophy roundup

September 17, 2009

Plato’s Shadow: A Primer on Plato

Author: Neel Burton

Edition: First

Publisher: Acheron Press

Pages: 248

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9780956035325

Burton aims to provide a complete overview into Plato’s thought, including an introduction to the life and times of the philosopher. The text also contains a summary of each of his dialogues, incorporating the Apology, Laches, Gorgias and Symposium, among others.

Moral Issues in Business, International Edition

Authors: William Shaw and Vincent Barry

Edition: Eleventh

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 696

Price: £39.99

ISBN: 9780495604709

This text aims to encourage its readers to think deeply about the moral issues that arise in business situations. Via a selection of real-life case studies, the authors seek to guide development in the reasoning and analytical skills to resolve the issues.

Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric

Authors: Nancy Cavender and Howard Kahane

Edition: Eleventh

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 432

Price: £26.99

ISBN: 9780495804130

Synthesising examples from the media and political debate, the authors aim to introduce students to sound reasoning with exercises and summaries to help them focus on central issues in the field and to apply the concepts explained in each chapter.

Logic and Philosophy

Authors: Alan Hausman, Howard Kahane and Paul Tidman

Edition: Eleventh

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 456

Price: £39.99

ISBN: 9780495602903

Intended as an introductory guide for students in the subject, this text seeks to guide the reader through a range of basic concepts including the theory of descriptions and identity, and it provides exercises and explanations throughout.

The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault

Author: Lisa Downing

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 160

Price: £10.99

ISBN: 9780521682992

Downing seeks to offer a critical and contextual perspective on all of Foucault’s major published works, providing methods in which to understand the philosopher’s concepts of subjectivity, discourse and power, and exploring the influence of his theories in other fields of study.

The Cambridge Companion to Darwin

Editors: Jonathan Hodge and Gregory Radick

Edition: Second

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 562

Price: £19.99

ISBN: 9780521711845

Now in its second edition, this text aims to provide a resource for teaching or researching Darwin’s theories and their historical and philosophical interpretations, and it has been expanded to include two new chapters on Darwin, Hume and human nature, and on the geologist’s theories from the pre-Socratics to present.

The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

Editor: Frederick C. Beiser

Edition: Second

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 444

Price: £17.99

ISBN: 9780521539388

By examining Hegel within a broader historical and philosophical context, this text aims to present an introduction into his varied and influential works. It also explores topics previously neglected in the field of study such as Hegel’s hermeneutics and his work’s relationship to mysticism.

Kierkegaard: Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Editor and translator: Alastair Hannay

Edition: Second

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 582

Price: £22.99

ISBN: 9780521709101

Hannay looks to offer an accessible insight into Kierkegaard’s work in this volume, covering themes such as truth as subjectivity, and indirect communication. It places each theme in its philosophical and historical context.

An Introduction to Decision Theory

Author: Martin Peterson

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 328

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9780521716543

Peterson aims to provide fully comprehensive and accessible discussions into decision making, including issues such as ignorance and risk and subjective versus objective probability. Containing over 100 exercises with solutions, the text aims to serve as a useful guide for students in a range of disciplines.

Critical Reasoning

Author: Anne Thomson

Edition: Third

Publisher: Routledge

Pages: 256

Price: £16.99

ISBN: 9780415445870

This third edition has been updated and revised to provide topical examples with the intention of guiding students through the processes of critical reasoning; it also features two new chapters that cover assessing the credibility of evidence and authorities and making sound decisions and solving dilemmas.

Introducing Philosophy of Religion

Author: Chad Meister

Edition: First

Publisher: Routledge

Pages: 256

Price: £16.99

ISBN: 97804154036

Intended to serve as a contemporary introduction to the field, this text features both traditional and contemporary debates and explores issues such as arguments for and against the existence of God and how different religions approach the concept of life after death.

The Philosophy of Mind

Author: Dale Jacquette

Edition: Second

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 328

Price: £19.99

ISBN: 9780826499189

Exploring both classical and contemporary texts, this book aims to examine the subject’s historical background and current applications, covering key topics and debates in the field in order to offer a concise and accessible overview into the subject area.

Starting with Nietzsche

Author: Ullrich Haase

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 192

Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781847061638

This text seeks to cover the full range of Nietzsche’s work, introducing readers to the major motivations and influences behind his thoughts. Haase’s goal is to encourage readers to engage with the philosopher’s work, and he discusses the impact it has had in contemporary scholarship.

Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Authors: Robert Talisse and Scott Aikin

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 208

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9780826498588

The authors have endeavoured to investigate the key thinkers and central themes of the subject in this guide, focusing on ways in which pragmatists of the past and today have attempted to address some of the most important problems in philosophy.

The Empiricists: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Laurence Carlin

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 208

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781847062000

Carlin aims to provide a complete guide to the thinkers responsible for developing empiricism. Presenting the views of thinkers such as Locke, Berkeley and Hume, this text places them within the context of the scientific revolution and seeks to provide a detailed exploration of the issues central to their work.

Aristotle’s Politics

Authors: Judith Swanson and C. David Corbin

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 184

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9780826484994

Intended as an accessible introduction to Aristotle’s Politics, this reader’s guide seeks to explore the themes, context, criticism and influence of key works on the work that is widely considered to be the founding text of Western political science.

Rousseau’s The Social Contract

Author: Christopher Wraight

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 144

Price: £11.99

ISBN: 9780826498601

This reader’s guide intends to present a thorough review of the key themes and ideas inherent in Rousseau’s work. Employing the use of commentary throughout, the author also aims to highlight how the central themes are relevant to modern philosophical debate and wider current affairs.

Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy

Author: Iain Mackenzie

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 184

Price: £11.99

ISBN: 9780826487957

In this text, Mackenzie seeks to offer an account of the central theories and ideas encountered in political philosophy. Covering the discipline’s chief ideologies, such as liberalism, socialism and anarchism, he also endeavours to provide a history of the subject alongside discussion of the major political philosophers.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Author: Lisa Bortolotti

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Pages: 256

Price: £15.99

ISBN: 9780745635392

The author presents an introduction to modern issues and debates in the field, paying particular attention to the relationship between the advancement of science, policy making and public interest to the continuity between scientific research and other human activities.

The Ethics of War and Peace

Author: Nigel Dower

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Pages: 224

Price: £15.99

ISBN: 9780745641683

This text aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the ethical aspects of war and peace, presenting the varying theories in relation to traditional and contemporary debates including realism, just war theory and pacifism.

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