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Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction

Rosemarie Tong and Tina Fernandes Botts

Fifth Edition • July 5, 2017 • 432 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$63.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$37.99 CAD

Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory.

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Philosophy of Social Science

Alexander Rosenberg

Fifth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 348 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$54.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Philosophy of Social Science provides a tightly argued yet accessible introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences, including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, history, and the disciplines emerging at the intersections of these subjects with biology. The fifth edition retains from previous editions an illuminating interpretation of…

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Philosophy of Education

Nel Noddings

Fourth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 284 pages

Print: $39.00 USD/$50.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Philosophy of Education introduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational…

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Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport

Robert L. Simon, Cesar R. Torres, Peter F. Hager

Fourth Edition • August 5, 2014 • 272 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Addressing both collegiate and professional sports, the updated edition of Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport explores the ethical presuppositions of competitive athletics and their connection both to ethical theory and to concrete moral dilemmas that arise in actual athletic competition. This fourth edition has been updated with new examples,…

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Metaphysics

Peter van Inwagen

Fourth Edition • August 12, 2014 • 352 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

With thoughtful and engaging prose, noted scholar Peter van Inwagen provides a comprehensive introduction to metaphysics in this essential text. Metaphysics covers the gamut of historical and contemporary arguments of metaphysics, engaging readers through three profound questions: What are the most general features of the world? Why is there a…

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The Nature and Value of Happiness

Christine Vitrano

First Edition • July 30, 2013 • 168 pages

Print: $24.00 USD/$30.99 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$9.99 CAD

The Nature and Value of Happiness provides a historic and contemporary overview of the philosophy of happiness, with critical evaluations to help students analyze the material and trace the evolution of a deeply nuanced concept. Addressing how the modern notion of happiness has changed from its ancient origins, Christine Vitrano…

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Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction

Rosemarie P. Tong

Fourth Edition • July 30, 2013 • 440 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$76.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

The fifth edition of Feminist Thought is forthcoming in July 2017.Student Economy Edition available. Feminist Thought is a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism.…

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The Ethics of Coaching Sports: Moral, Social and Legal Issues

Edited by Robert L. Simon

First Edition • February 5, 2013 • 352 pages

Print: $39.00 USD/$50.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

The Ethics of Coaching Sports features invited contributions written by prominent scholars examining a broad range of normative or evaluative issues that arise from the role of the coach in competitive sports. The collection is accessible and comprehensive, including discussion of concrete issues in coaching, such as the distribution of…

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Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

David Boersema

First Edition • October 2, 2012 • 376 pages

Print: $46.00 USD/$48.50 CAD

With the sustained, coherent perspective of an authored text and the diverse, authoritative views typical of an anthology, Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Theory and Practice by David Boersema provides the context and commentary students need to comprehend the various issues in philosophy of art. Throughout the book, issues are examined…

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Political Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century: Essential Essays

Steven M. Cahn, Robert B. Talisse

First Edition • September 4, 2012 • 304 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$61.50 CAD

Moving beyond the work of Rawls and his critics, this concise collection contains critical essays in contemporary political philosophy. All have been chosen for their importance and accessibility, and some have been edited by their authors for inclusion in this work. The book covers five main topics: equality, justice, liberty,…

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