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Teaching Texts

A number of our titles are texts that are used for teaching in universities, colleges and schools.

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy and Logic and Knowledge by Bertrand Russell, for example, feature in philosophy reading lists. Community Development in Theory and Practice is a standard text on some community development courses.

Here we list all our teaching text titles for you to browse.

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Community Development in Theory </span>Community Development in Theory
and Practice: An International Reader
Edited by Gary Craig, Keith Popple and Mae Shaw

Since its establishment in 1966, the Community Development Journal has maintained its position as the leading international journal for practitioners, academics and policy-makers across the world. To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, the CDJ's Editorial Board commissioned three highly experienced members, two of them former editors, to bring together a representative sample of the best writing from the Journal. The thirty chapters in this volume, including an entirely new introductory contextual essay, are drawn from every corner of the world, demonstrating the richness and diversity of community development theory and practice. Despite this diversity, the changing foci of community development and the varying contexts in which it is practised, the chapters all reflect the commitment of community development theorists and practitioners to engage critically with the key values of social justice -- equality, fairness, participatory development and respect for difference. This book will become a key text for those concerned with implementing these values in practice.

Review:
Sue Kenny - Community Development Journal, vol 45, no 1, January 2010


Price: 15.00

352 pages | Paperback
Available
ISBN: 978 0 85124 7304


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Logic and Knowledge</span>Logic and Knowledge
by Bertrand Russell

Logic and Knowledge has been acclaimed as the most widely-used university text for teaching Russell's philosophy.

Ten essays, including the landmark On Denoting, which extend through fifty years in the life of one of the great philosophers of our time.

" ... for the most part these are writings which it would be impertinent to praise; they are the best work of one of the most influential minds of our time." The Sunday Times

Many of Bertrand Russell's most important essays in logic and the theory of knowledge were not easily available until Professor Marsh collected them together in 1956. It is now the best source of Russell's views in these areas and is firmly established as a philosophical classic in its own right. The collection presents essays which are both historically important and which have profoundly influenced the course of philosophy.

Price: 15.00

380 pages | ISBN: 978 085124 7432
Philosophical Writings


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy</span>Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
by Bertrand Russell

Russell is the most important philosopher of mathematics of the twentieth century. The author of The Principles of Mathematics, and, with Alfred Whitehead, the massive Principia Mathematica, he brought together his formidable knowledge of the subject and skills as a gifted communicator to provide a classic introduction to the philosophy of mathematics.

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy sets out in a lucid and non-technical way the main ideas of Principia Mathematica. It is as inspiring and useful to the beginner now as it was when it was first published in 1919.


Price: 15.00

216 pages Indexed | Paperback
ISBN: 978 085124 7380


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>No More Hiroshimas</span>No More Hiroshimas
Written and translated by James Kirkup

In his new preface, James Kirkup explains the genesis of this little collection:

'These poems all have their roots in one late afternoon at the land workers’ hostel outside Ponteland, Northumberland. As we entered the hostel we got the news that the first American Atom Bomb had been dropped on Japan, on the city of Hiroshima. It was the first time we had heard of that place that was to become a universal symbol of man’s inhumanity towards his fellow men.

Read reviews of this book by:
David Burnett
David Krieger

Read the poem No More Hiroshimas

For a full archive of this author's work see
The James Kirkup Collection.


Price: 6.99

72 pages | ISBN: 978 0 85124 6895
Poetry | Paperback


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