Book Announcement: Rethinking Philosophers’ Responsibility

Rethinking Philosophers’ Responsibility now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp341, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Rethinking Philosophers’ Responsibility by Lydia Amir.

Calling on philosophers as the custodians of rationality to reconsider their responsibility toward their communities and the state of civilization at large, this book considers philosophy to be a practical discipline. Largely foreign to philosophers and non-philosophers alike, this conception of philosophy discloses the relevance of its unique contributions to contemporary society. The book offers a compelling and accessible analysis of philosophy also in relations to religion, psychology, the New Age Movement, and globalization, and exemplifies through a wide range of current problems how philosophers can fulfil their responsibility. Its argument that responsibility lies where one is capable of doing what is needed, and even more so, when no one else can do it, targets philosophers. However, its innovative study of contemporary philosophy coupled with its original contributions to the problems at hand will engage academics and students from other disciplines, as well as a general readership.

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About the Author

Lydia Amir is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tufts University, USA. Throughout her academic career, she has promoted philosophy both within and outside of the academe. She has published extensively on ethics and the practice of philosophy, including over sixty peer-reviewed articles and essays, the book Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy: Shaftesbury, Hamann, Kierkegaard, and two edited anthologies, Practicing Philosophy (with Aleksandar Fatic) and Philosophical Practice: New Frontiers, Expanding Boundaries. An editor and board member of various academic journals, she is also the founder and president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Humor and the president of the Israeli Association for the Practice of Philosophy.


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