Routledge Classics

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200 titles, a classic heritage that will stand the test of time.

Routledge Classics and Routledge Great Minds are a unique and affordable collection of the most innovative and important works of modern times; books that have, by popular consent, become established as classics in their field.

The Routledge Classics Catalogue is now available online.

Routledge Great Minds Books

  1. Routledge Great Minds: Complete Set

    Series: Routledge Great Minds

    Routledge Great Minds presents ten of the best shorter works from the Classics series where some of its leading authors provide, in brief and accessible form, pithy statements of their ideas and arguments. Ideal for those unfamiliar with their work as a whole, for the time-pressed, or for the...

    Published July 1st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Relativity

    By Albert Einstein

    Series: Routledge Great Minds

    Time magazine's "Man of the Century", Albert Einstein is the founder of modern physics and his theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book, Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. On Dialogue

    By David Bohm

    Series: Routledge Great Minds

    David Bohm is considered one of the best physicists of all time. He also had a deep interest in human communication and creativity. Influential in both management and communication theory in what is known 'Bohm Dialogue', On Dialogue is both inspiring and pioneering. Bohm considers the origin and...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Sovereignty of Good

    By Iris Murdoch

    Series: Routledge Great Minds

    Iris Murdoch was one of the great philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century and The Sovereignty of Good is her most important and enduring philosophical work. She argues that philosophy has focused, mistakenly, on what it is right to do rather than good to be and that only by restoring...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

    By Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Series: Routledge Great Minds

    Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the greatest and most fascinating philosophers of all time. His Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, composed in a series of remarkable numbered propositions, was the only book he published in his lifetime. He tackles nothing less than the question of whether there is such...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. What I Believe

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Great Minds

    Bertrand Russell is widely regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century and a brilliant writer and commentator on social and political affairs. What I Believe offers a lucid and concise insight into Russell’s thinking on issues that preoccupied him throughout his life:...

    Published November 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Myth and Meaning

    By Claude Lévi-Strauss

    Series: Routledge Great Minds

    The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history,...

    To Be Published February 28th 2016 by Routledge