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- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 111.00
What is desert? The aim of this book is to give an analysis of this notion. Starting from Feinberg's seminal paper, the argument goes on to Chisholm, 18th-century British Rationalism, and Kant, who developed the concept of propriety that is the foundation of the concept of desert and the key to understanding it. Beyond the analysis, the concept of... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
Abgrall is one of the world's top experts on cults and the pseudo health movements that prey upon people in need. A practicing psychiatrist and criminologist, he says "so-called alternative medicine sometimes crosses the line and becomes pure crookery." A more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
This title explores what it means to be rational in a variety of contexts, from personal decisions to those affecting large groups of people. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 137.00
Employing computer simulations for the study of the evolution of altruism has been popular since Axelrod's book ?The Evolution of Cooperation?. But have the myriads of simulation studies that followed in Axelrod's footsteps really increased our knowledge about the evolution of altruism or cooperation? This book examines in detail the working mechanisms... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00
Perhaps everything we think, feel, and do is determined, and humans--like stones or clouds--are slaves to the laws of nature. Would that be a terrible state? Philosophers who take the incompatibilist position think so, arguing that a deterministic world would be one without moral responsibility and perhaps without true love, meaningful art, and real... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 89.95
One of the last Prussian Reforms during the Napoleonic Era was the constitution of local autonomy for the cities. Proof of its lasting importance is that it was the cities that carried out the deficit-based employment policies of the early 1930s also had to carry the burden of a democratic reconstitution of Germany in the postwar period. After the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
In this volume--the first, focused study of Hume on time and identity--Baxter focuses on Hume?s treatment of the concept of numerical identity, which is central to Hume's famous discussions of the external world and personal identity. Hume raises a long unappreciated, and still unresolved, difficulty with the concept of identity: how to represent... more...
- Hamilton Books 2008; US$ 33.99
For the millions of readers who love Ayn Rand's novels and who seek to understand her revolutionary philosophy of Objectivism, there has not been available a simple and concise introduction to her thought. Objectivism in One Lesson is that book. more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00
This study offers a detailed systematic comparison of Fichte?s and Hegel?s philosophies with regard to their conceptions of freedom. It explains and compares the place of practical freedom within the two thinkers? overarching systems of ethical, legal, and political philosophy. In the process, it shows not only Hegel?s debt to Fichte but also the essential... more...