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For your courses in Religion and Philosophy

Browse through our list of core textbooks in the subject areas of Religion and Philosophy to find the book that is the best fit for your class.  Read texts from key professors and authors in the field.

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No Longer the Same

Religious Others and the Liberation of Christian Theology

This volume offers an accessible yet theologically innovative exploration of a question that is key to Christianity’s relation with the post/modern world: what...

"...This volume offers an accessible yet theologically innovative exploration of a question that is key to Christianity’s relation with the post/modern world: what.... Western Christian theology has been slow to respond to the persistent challenge of global religious diversity. Though there are a few notable exceptions, in the main Christian theology continues either to ignore or to dismiss the perspectives, texts, practices, and experiences of religious others as outside the bounds of the relevant..."

David R. Brockman

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Philosophical logic has been, and continues to be, a driving force behind much progress and development in philosophy more broadly. This collection by...

"...Philosophical logic has been, and continues to be, a driving force behind much progress and development in philosophy more broadly. This collection by.... Philosophical logic has been, and continues to be, a driving force behind much progress and development in philosophy more broadly. This collection by up-and-coming philosophical logicians deals with a broad range of topics, including, for example, proof-theory, probability, context-sensitivity, dialetheism and dynamic semantics.. ..."

By Greg Restall and Gillian Russell

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Religion and the Health of the Public

Shifting the Paradigm

Religion and the Health of the Public fills a major gap in academic literature on religion and public health. Its innovative concepts provide a comprehensive...

"...Religion and the Health of the Public fills a major gap in academic literature on religion and public health. Its innovative concepts provide a comprehensive.... Religion and the Health of the Public fills a major gap in academic literature on religion and public health. Its innovative concepts provide a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding and working on the interface between religion and public health. It draws on global health history and practice - from London's 1854 choler..."

By Gary R. Gunderson and Jim R. Cochrane

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Metaethics

When we say that sharing is morally good and that murdering is wicked, what are we doing? Are we picking out existing moral values? Can our judgements be...

Simon Kirchin

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Philosophy: Key Themes

Philosophy: Key Themes is a beginner's guide to understanding and critiquing philosophical arguments. Each chapter introduces one of the major themes in...

"...Philosophy: Key Themes is a beginner's guide to understanding and critiquing philosophical arguments. Each chapter introduces one of the major themes in.... Philosophy: Key Themes is a beginner's guide to understanding and critiquing philosophical arguments. Each chapter introduces one of the major themes in philosophy. Baggini's approach combines explanation with summary while encouraging the reader to question the arguments and positions presented.. ..."

By Julian Baggini and Gareth Southwell

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Philosophy: Key Texts

Designed for complete beginners, Philosophy: Key Texts is an introduction to philosophy and gives a clear, readable overview of some of the major texts of...

"...Designed for complete beginners, Philosophy: Key Texts is an introduction to philosophy and gives a clear, readable overview of some of the major texts of.... Designed for complete beginners, Philosophy: Key Texts is an introduction to philosophy and gives a clear, readable overview of some of the major texts of Plato, Descartes, Hume, Mill and Nietzsche. As well as providing help in how to analyze these sources, the authors encourage the reader to question the arguments and positions presented..."

By Julian Baggini and Gareth Southwell

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This is the "philosophy and. ." book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great...

"...This is the "philosophy and. ." book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great.... This is the "philosophy and. ." book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great man himself) Hitchhiker's is not above a little philosophy in the same way that the sea is not above the sky. Moreover: this edited collection combines accessibility – and some ..."

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Whiteness and Morality

Pursuing Racial Justice Through Reparations and Sovereignty

What does it mean to "be white"? Harvey asks this question in order to consider how white U.S. Americans can fully participate in racial justice-making....

"...What does it mean to "be white"? Harvey asks this question in order to consider how white U.S. Americans can fully participate in racial justice-making..... What does it mean to "be white"? Harvey asks this question in order to consider how white U.S. Americans can fully participate in racial justice-making. Exploring native, African, and white relationsat two moments of U.S. history, she illustrates how "white" identities are embodiments of deeply problematic moral realities. She argues that m..."

Jennifer Harvey

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Mind and Machine

Mind and Machine offers both an up-to-date overview of central questions and topics in the philosophy of artificial intelligence, as well as a distinct stance...

"...Mind and Machine offers both an up-to-date overview of central questions and topics in the philosophy of artificial intelligence, as well as a distinct stance.... Mind and Machine offers both an up-to-date overview of central questions and topics in the philosophy of artificial intelligence, as well as a distinct stance on many of the key debates, all the while focusing on two central questions: - Could a machine think? and - Are we such machines? The book covers the philosophical and historica..."

Joel Walmsley

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Phenomenology

This new introduction by Shaun Gallagher gives students and philosophers not only an excellent concise overview of the state of the field and contemporary...

"...This new introduction by Shaun Gallagher gives students and philosophers not only an excellent concise overview of the state of the field and contemporary.... This new introduction by Shaun Gallagher gives students and philosophers not only an excellent concise overview of the state of the field and contemporary debates, but a novel way of addressing the subject by looking at the ways in which phenomenology is useful to the disciplines it applies to. Gallagher retrieves the central insights mad..."

Shaun Gallagher

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Global Political Philosophy

This book focuses on normative questions that arise about globalization. Much social science research is devoted to exploring the political, legal, social and...

"...This book focuses on normative questions that arise about globalization. Much social science research is devoted to exploring the political, legal, social and.... This book focuses on normative questions that arise about globalization. Much social science research is devoted to exploring the political, legal, social and economic changes that occur all around us. This books offers an introductory treatment of the philosophical questions that arise about these changes. Why would people have human..."

Mathias Risse

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How and why do people "frame" animals so pervasively, and what are the ramifications of this habit? For animals, being put into a cultural frame (a film, a...

"...How and why do people "frame" animals so pervasively, and what are the ramifications of this habit? For animals, being put into a cultural frame (a film, a.... How and why do people "frame" animals so pervasively, and what are the ramifications of this habit? For animals, being put into a cultural frame (a film, a website, a pornographic tableau, an advertisement, a cave drawing, a zoo) means being taken out of their natural contexts, leaving them somehow displaced and decontextualized. Human v..."

Randy Malamud

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