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Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction  

Michael Beaney

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191823442
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.001.0001
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9780198778028
Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces some of the key ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy—Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, Ludwig ... More
Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Annas

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776359
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.001.0001
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9780192853578
Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces ancient debates and focuses on important and revealing features of the subject providing a sense of its freshness and ... More
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction  

David DeGrazia

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.001.0001
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9780192853608
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Most people are opposed to ... More
Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction  

Roger Scruton

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.001.0001
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9780199229758
Beauty: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object — either in art, in nature, or the human form — beautiful. It strongly refutes the ... More
Causation: A Very Short Introduction

Causation: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.001.0001
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9780199684434
Causation is the most fundamental connection in the universe. Without it, there would be no science or technology. There would be no moral responsibility either, as none of our thoughts ... More
Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

Conscience: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Strohm

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777585
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569694.001.0001
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9780199569694
Conscience: A Very Short Introduction highlights what the particularly European concept of conscience has meant to successive generations and why it has a reputation as one of ... More
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Critchley

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.001.0001
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9780192853592
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling ... More
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Stephen Eric Bronner

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.001.0001
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9780190692674
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction explores the concepts and themes that distinguished critical theory from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Critical ... More
Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Derrida: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Glendinning

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.001.0001
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9780192803450
Derrida: A Very Short Introduction explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida. It explains the theory of deconstruction, presenting Derrida's ... More
Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

Descartes: A Very Short Introduction  

Tom Sorell

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.001.0001
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9780192854094
Descartes: A Very Short Introduction explores the life and work of a man who made fundamental contributions to physics, mathematics, and optics, and reported useful ... More
The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction  

John Robertson

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782411
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.001.0001
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9780199591787
A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars, and opinion-formers. Enlightenment: A Very ... More
Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Attfield

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
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9780191838651
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10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.001.0001
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9780198797166
Environmental ethics studies the values and principles involved in combating environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. Environmental ... More
Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Wilson

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191808951
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.001.0001
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9780199688326
Epicureanism is commonly associated with a carefree view of life and the pursuit of pleasures, particularly of the table. However, it was a complex and distinctive system of philosophy that ... More
Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Blackburn

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775970
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.001.0001
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9780192804426
Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated ... More
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Flynn

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.001.0001
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9780192804280
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction examines one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures: Sartre, ... More
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Gary Gutting

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.001.0001
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9780198830788
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction presents a wide-ranging, but non-systematic exploration of some highlights of Foucault’s life and thought. Beginning with a brief biography ... More
Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction  

Nigel Warburton

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777080
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10.1093/actrade/9780199232352.001.0001
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9780199232352
Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction examines the liberal assumption that free speech is worth preserving at any cost and offers a guide to important questions facing modern ... More
Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

Free Will: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Pink

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776366
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853585.001.0001
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9780192853585
Free Will: A Very Short Introduction asks: Are our choices really free? Every day we seem to make and act upon all kinds of free choices. Are these choices ours, or are we ... More
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Bowie

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.001.0001
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9780199569250
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of ‘modernity’, addressing ... More
God: A Very Short Introduction

God: A Very Short Introduction  

John Bowker

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191781223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708957.001.0001
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9780198708957
Who or what is God? How can we know God? Many people believe in God; not just throughout history but also in the present day. But who or what is it they believe in? Many different and ... More
Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

Habermas: A Very Short Introduction  

James Gordon Finlayson

Print Publication Year: 
May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.001.0001
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9780192840950
Habermas: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of Jürgen Habermas's forbiddingly complex philosophy using concrete examples. Habermas is arguably the most influential ... More
Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Michael Inwood

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191867095
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.001.0001
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9780198828662
Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction provides an invaluable guide to the complex and voluminous thought of one of the 20th century’s greatest yet most enigmatic and divisive ... More
Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction  

Jens Zimmermann

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.001.0001
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9780199685356
Hermeneutics is the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation. As humans, we decipher the meaning of newspaper articles, books, legal matters, religious texts, political speeches, ... More
Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction

Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Tuck

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775628
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802552.001.0001
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9780192802552
Hobbes's reputation was paradoxical. He was hostile to dogmatism of every kind, yet he was seen as a brusque dogmatist. He was hostile to the intellectual authorities of the churches, but ... More
Hume: A Very Short Introduction

Hume: A Very Short Introduction  

Alfred Ayer

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776601
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854063.001.0001
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9780192854063
Hume: A Very Short Introduction considers one of the greatest of all British philosophers, acknowledged by his contemporaries as a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment. A ... More
Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Sue Hamilton

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776403
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.001.0001
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9780192853745
Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction emphasizes the diversity of Indian thought and is structured around six schools which have achieved classic status. How have the ... More
Kant: A Very Short Introduction

Kant: A Very Short Introduction  

Roger Scruton

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775482
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.001.0001
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9780192801999
Kant: A Very Short Introduction tackles this exceptionally complex subject, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so ... More
Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction  

Patrick Gardiner

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775635
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.001.0001
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9780192802569
Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction shows how Kierkegaard developed his views in emphatic opposition to prevailing opinions. It describes his reaction to the ethical and ... More
Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer Nagel

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191779916
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.001.0001
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9780199661268
What is knowledge? How does it differ from mere belief? Do you need to be able to justify a claim in order to count as knowing it? Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction considers these ... More
Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.001.0001
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9780198718642
Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction discusses the philosophy of the German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) and his desire for systematic reform and advancement of ... More
Locke: A Very Short Introduction

Locke: A Very Short Introduction  

John Dunn

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.001.0001
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9780192803948
Locke: A Very Short Introduction unravels the meaning of John Locke's political thought and his contribution to English ideology. One of the greatest English philosophers of ... More
Logic: A Very Short Introduction

Logic: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Graham Priest

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191848513
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811701.001.0001
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9780198811701
Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. Logic: A Very Short Introduction shows how wrong this conception is. It ... More
Love: A Very Short Introduction

Love: A Very Short Introduction  

Ronald de Sousa

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780191781353
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663842.001.0001
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9780199663842
Do we love someone for their virtue, their beauty, or their moral qualities? Are love’s characteristic desires altruistic or selfish? What do the sciences tell us about love? Many of the ... More
Marx: A Very Short Introduction

Marx: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Peter Singer

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191860652
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198821076.001.0001
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9780198821076
Karl Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories have shaped and directed political, economic, and social thought for 150 years. Marx: A Very Short ... More
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction  

Terry Eagleton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.001.0001
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9780199532179
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction shows how centuries of thinkers — from Shakespeare and Schopenhauer to Marx, Sartre, and Beckett — have tackled the conundrum of ... More
Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.001.0001
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9780198815600
Medical ethics—from thorny moral questions such as euthanasia and the morality of killing to political questions such as the fair distribution of healthcare resources—is rarely out of ... More
Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

John Marenbon

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781216
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663224.001.0001
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9780199663224
Medieval philosophy is one of the most exciting and diversified periods in the history of thought. Introducing the coexisting strands of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish philosophy, Medieval ... More
Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Mumford

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.001.0001
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9780199657124
Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction looks at the basic and most important questions of metaphysical thought in order to understand the theory: What are objects? Do colours ... More
Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Tanner

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.001.0001
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9780192854148
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, but since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum ... More
Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Gaukroger

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.001.0001
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9780199606696
Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems of objectivity by assessing the basic questions raised by it. Is objectivity possible? ... More
Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Edward Craig

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776700
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854216.001.0001
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9780192854216
Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist ... More
Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Adamson

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.001.0001
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9780199683673
Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical ... More
Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction  

Tim Bayne

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191816444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198754961.001.0001
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9780198754961
Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of philosophy of religion, and engages with some of the most burning questions that philosophers discuss. ... More
Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Samir Okasha

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807640
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745587.001.0001
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9780198745587
What is science? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of ... More
Plato: A Very Short Introduction

Plato: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Annas

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775505
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.001.0001
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9780192802163
Plato: A Very Short Introduction explores the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, looking at Plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ... More
Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

David Miller

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775895
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.001.0001
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book
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9780192803955
Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the concepts of political philosophy — authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, ... More
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.001.0001
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book
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9780192802392
How can postmodernism be defined? Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual ... More
Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Belsey

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775437
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801807.001.0001
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9780192801807
Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. What is ... More
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Osborne

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776267
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.001.0001
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book
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9780192840943
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins by ... More
Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.001.0001
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9780198725947
While no brief book can hope to provide a comprehensive account of the manifold features of a concept as complex and controversial as privacy, this one introduces readers to the main ... More
Reality: A Very Short Introduction

Reality: A Very Short Introduction  

Jan Westerhoff

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778063
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594412.001.0001
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9780199594412
Reality: A Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive ... More
Russell: A Very Short Introduction

Russell: A Very Short Introduction  

A. C. Grayling

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775659
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802583.001.0001
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9780192802583
Russell: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of the life of Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. ... More
Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction

Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Duncan Pritchard

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191867606
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198829164.001.0001
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9780198829164
Throughout history, scepticism and the urge to question accepted truths has been a powerful force for change and growth. A healthy amount of scepticism is widely encouraged, but when is ... More
Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Janaway

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775666
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802590.001.0001
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9780192802590
Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original ... More
Socrates: A Very Short Introduction

Socrates: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

C. C. W. Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191873355
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198835981.001.0001
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9780198835981
Socrates has a unique position in the history of philosophy; had it not been for his influence on Plato, the whole development of Western philosophy might have been unimaginably different. ... More
Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction  

Roger Scruton

Print Publication Year: 
May 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775758
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803160.001.0001
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book
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9780192803160
Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction presents a systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought by describing the contours of this complex system of thought, and shows its relevance to ... More
Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction  

Brad Inwood

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191828973
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.001.0001
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book
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9780198786665
Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction introduces Stoic philosophy, and explains how ancient Stoicism survived and evolved into the movement we see today. Exploring the roots of ... More
Thought: A Very Short Introduction

Thought: A Very Short Introduction  

Tim Bayne

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778148
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.001.0001
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book
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9780199601721
Thought: A Very Short Introduction looks at the nature of thought. Beginning with questions about what thought is and what distinguishes it from other kinds of mental states, ... More
Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Trust: A Very Short Introduction  

Katherine Hawley

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199697342
Trust: A Very Short Introduction explores key ideas about trust and distrust. Trust is indispensable, yet it can be damaging. Without trusting others, we cannot function in ... More
Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
Published Online: 
Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191795558
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198728795.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198728795
Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction describes the nature, varieties, and justifications of utilitarianism, from its origins to arguments that draw on current research in ... More
Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction  

A. C. Grayling

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776656
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854117.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192854117
Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction explains the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views in terms of twentieth-century analytical philosophy and describes both his early ... More

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