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- Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 139.99
This book is a pedagogical yet complete introduction to the physics of one-dimensional systems, a topic of fundamental importance in the light of today's progress in nanotechnology and materials research. Written in a gentle, easy-going style it is accessible to graduate students and leads to the frontiers of current research. more...
- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 59.99
The problem of absolute generality has attracted much attention in recent philosophy. Agustin Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano have assembled a distinguished team of contributors to write new essays on the topic. They investigate the question of whether it is possible to attain absolute generality in thought and language and the ramifications of this question... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 84.99
Asking Questions examines a central phenomenon of language - the use of sentences to ask questions. Although there is a sizable literature on the syntax and semantics of interrogatives, the logic of "questions", and the speech act of questioning, no one has tried to put the syntax and semantics together with the speech acts over the full range of phenomena... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 49.99
The difference between cause and effect seems obvious and crucial in ordinary life, yet missing from modern physics. Almost a century ago, Bertrand Russell called the law of causality 'a relic of a bygone age'. In this important collection 13 leading scholars revisit Russell's revolutionary conclusion, discussing one of the most significant and puzzling... more...
- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 149.99
This book offers a completely new reading of Chaucer. While most critics have seen his work as essentially socially optimistic and congenial, Marion Turner argues that Chaucer was profoundly concerned with conflict and social antagonism. Chaucer's texts are examined alongside a wide variety of poetry and historical documents from the period. more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 109.99
During a career spanning over thirty years Philip Pettit has made seminal contributions in moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of mind and action, and metaphysics. The corpus of work Pettit has contributed and stimulated is all the more remarkable because of the way in which Pettit and his circle adapt... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 54.99
Creations of the Mind presents sixteen original essays by theorists from a wide variety of disciplines who have a shared interest in the nature of artifacts and their implications for the human mind. All the papers are written specially for this volume, and they cover a broad range of topics concerned with the metaphysics of artifacts, our concepts... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 82.99
Peter Forrest gives an account of God as a being who has changed from an impersonal God to the God of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. This is not a history of changing ideas about God, but an explanation and defence of the idea of actual 'divine development'. Forrest uses his theme to explore the intractable concepts of the Problem of Evil, the... more...
- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 114.99
Egalitarianism, the view that equality matters, attracts a great deal of attention amongst contemporary political theorists. And yet it has turned out to be surprisingly difficult to provide a fully satisfactory egalitarian theory. The cutting-edge articles in Egalitarianism move the debate forward. They are written by some of the leading political... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 149.99
This unique reference, aimed at research topologists, gives an exposition of the 'pseudo-Anosov' theory of foliations of 3-manifolds. This theory generalizes Thurston's theory of surface automorphisms and reveals an intimate connection between dynamics, geometry and topology in 3 dimensions. more...