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Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

There are countless Contemporary Philosophy courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Philosophy of Language (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy) (2018)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNow in its third edition, Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction introduces students to the main issues and theories in twenty-first-century philosophy of language, focusing specifically on linguistic phenomena. Author William G. Lycan structures the book into four general parts.
Author(s): William G Lycan

Philosophy of Language (Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy) (2012)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn this book one of the world’s foremost philosophers of language presents his unifying vision of the field–its principal achievements, its most pressing current questions, and its most promising future directions.
Author(s): Scott Soames

Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings (2018)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIntroduce your students to philosophy with the most widely used, trusted, and comprehensive topically organized collection of classical and contemporary readings available.Easy to use for both students and instructors, Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings incorporates boldfaced key terms (listed after each reading and defined in the glossary), a “Logical Toolkit,” a guide to writing…
Author(s): John Perry, Michael Bratman, et al.

Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education (2011)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNow even more affordably priced in its second edition, Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education is ideal for undergraduate and graduate philosophy of education courses. Editor Steven M. Cahn, a highly respected contributor to the field, brings together writings by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contemporary thinkers.
Author(s): Steven M. Cahn

Happiness: Classic and Contemporary Readings in Philosophy (2007)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHappiness has long been a focus of attention for philosophers as well as psychologists. This volume, the only collection devoted to the subject from the standpoint of philosophy, offers twenty-seven classic and contemporary readings exploring the nature of happiness.
Author(s): Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano

Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings (2002)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhat is the mind? Is consciousness a process in the brain? How do our minds represent the world? Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a grand tour of writings on these and other perplexing questions about the nature of the mind.
Author(s): David J. Chalmers

Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy) (2014)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in the social sciences. The text uses detailed examples of social scientific research to motivate and illustrate the philosophical discussion.
Author(s): Mark Risjord

Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2001)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis new edition of Will Kymlicka’s best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new debates over issues of democratic citizenship and cultural pluralism.
Author(s): Will Kymlicka

Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time (Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy) (2015)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory.
Author(s): Tim Maudlin

Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology (2005)

 Best Contemporary Philosophy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis authoritative collection of the seminal texts in post-war political philosophy has now been updated and expanded. #962,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3106 in Political Philosophy (Books) #10201 in Political Science (Books) #6080 in Philosophy (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit

Best Contemporary Philosophy Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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Time, Life & Memory: Bergson and Contemporary Science

Author(s): Laurens Landeweerd
ID: 2835117, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Philosophical Logic: A Contemporary Introduction

Author(s): John MacFarlane
ID: 2866615, Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Dao Companion to Contemporary Confucian Philosophy

Author(s): David Elstein
ID: 2883643, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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