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  • The Brain and the Meaning of Lifeby Paul Thagard

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 21.79

    Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? The Brain and the Meaning of Life draws on research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to answer some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. Paul Thagard argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional... more...

  • Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Scienceby Dov M. Gabbay; John Woods; Paul Thagard

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 200.00

    Psychology is the study of thinking, and cognitive science is the interdisciplinary investigation of mind and intelligence that also includes philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. In these investigations, many philosophical issues arise concerning methods and central concepts. The Handbook of Philosophy... more...

  • Philosophy of Logicby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Dale Jacquette

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 285.00

    The papers presented in this volume examine topics of central interest in contemporary philosophy of logic. They include reflections on the nature of logic and its relevance for philosophy today, and explore in depth developments in informal logic and the relation of informal to symbolic logic, mathematical metatheory and the limiting metatheorems,... more...

  • General Philosophy of Scienceby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Theo A. F. Kuipers

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 205.00

    Scientists use concepts and principles that are partly specific for their subject matter, but they also share part of them with colleagues working in different fields. Compare the biological notion of a 'natural kind' with the general notion of 'confirmation' of a hypothesis by certain evidence. Or compare the physical principle of the 'conservation... more...

  • Philosophy of Mathematicsby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Andrew Irvine

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 210.00

    One of the most striking features of mathematics is the fact that we are much more certain about the mathematical knowledge we have than about what mathematical knowledge is knowledge of. Are numbers, sets, functions and groups physical entities of some kind? Are they objectively existing objects in some non-physical, mathematical realm? Are they ideas... more...

  • Philosophy of Complex Systemsby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Cliff A. Hooker

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 210.00

    The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological... more...

  • Philosophy of Economicsby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Uskali Mäki

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 225.00

    Part of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series edited by: Dov M. Gabbay King's College, London, UK; Paul Thagard University of Waterloo, Canada; and John Woods University of British Columbia, Canada. Philosophy of Economics investigates the foundational concepts and methods of economics, the social science that analyzes the production,... more...

  • Philosophy of Medicineby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Fred Gifford

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 211.00

    This volume covers a wide range of conceptual, epistemological and methodological issues in the philosophy of science raised by reflection upon medical science and practice. Several chapters examine such general meta-scientific concepts as discovery, reduction, theories and models, causal inference and scientific realism as they apply to medicine or... more...

  • Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociologyby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Stephen P. Turner; Mark W. Risjord

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 270.00

    This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future... more...

  • Philosophy of Physicsby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Jeremy Butterfield; John Earman

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 275.00

    The ambition of this volume is twofold: to provide a comprehensive overview of the field and to serve as an indispensable reference work for anyone who wants to work in it. For example, any philosopher who hopes to make a contribution to the topic of the classical-quantum correspondence will have to begin by consulting Klaas Landsman?s chapter. ... more...