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  • Meaningby Paul Horwich

    Clarendon Press 1998; US$ 44.99

    What is meaning? Paul Horwich presents an original philosophical theory, demonstrates its richness, and defends it against all comers. At the core of his theory is the idea, made famous by Wittgenstein, that the meaning of a word derives from its use; Horwich articulates this idea in a new way that will restore it to the prominence that it deserves.... more...

  • Chaucerian Conflictby Marion Turner

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 124.99

    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 Chaucer's texts are examined alongside a wide variety of poetry and historical documents from the period.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...

  • Logical Pluralismby Greg Restall; JC Beall

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    Logical Pluralism presents a challenge to the proponents of alternative logic, and even to classical logicians who find alternative logics interestingly mistaken. In a short book, the authors not only raise deep issues, they also provide neat thumbnail sketches of a range of logics...theirs is a challenge that must be met, and meeting it adequately... more...

  • Descriptions and Beyondby Marga Reimer; Anne Bezuidenhout

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 90.00

    The volume is well-conceptualized and well-edited ... an excellent collection which gives a real sense of how semantics is done these days. - Zoltan Gendler Szabo, Mind;It is now a full century since the publication of "On Denoting", the essay in which Bertrand Russell introduced the theory of descriptions. The current volume, released just... more...

  • A New History of Ireland, 1by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    In this first volume of the Royal Irish Academy's multi-volume A New History of Ireland a wide range of national and international scholars, in every field of study, have produced studies of the archaeology, art, culture, geography, geology, history, language, law, literature, music, and related topics that include surveys of all previous scholarship... more...

  • Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britainby Mark Curthoys

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 149.99

    This book explains why governments decided to make trade unions legal, and protect strikers from the criminal law. Drawing on previously unused source material, Curthoys brings to light some of the workings of the ninteenth-century state. - ;This is a study of how governments and their specialist advisers, in an age of free trade and the minimal state,... more...

  • Music in the Holocaustby Shirli Gilbert

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 49.99

    Shirli Gilbert has produced the first large-scale, critical account of the role of music amongst communities imprisoned under Nazism. She documents a wide scope of musical activities in Nazi internment centres, and is also concerned with exploring the ways in which music - particularly the many songs that were preserved - contribute to our broader... more...

  • A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People?by Boyd Hilton

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    In a period scarred by apprehensions of revolution, war, invasion, poverty, and disease, elite members of society lived in constant fear of what they thought of as the 'mad, bad, and dangerous people'. Boyd Hilton examines the changes in politics and society in the years 1783-1846, and how the raffish and rakish style of eighteenth-century... more...

  • Moral Fictionalismby Mark Eli Kalderon

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    Mark Eli Kalderon argues that morality is a fiction by means of which our emotional attitudes are conveyed. This is an improvement on the standard noncognitivist view, which denies that moral judgement is belief but claims instead that it is the expression of an emotional attitude. Noncognitivists tend to deny that moral sentences even purport to represent... more...

  • Hong Kong and the Cold Warby Chi-kwan Mark

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 164.99

    After 1949, the British Empire in Hong Kong was more vulnerable than it appeared to be. Its vulnerability stemmed as much from Britain's imperial decline and America's Cold War requirements as from an imminent Chinese threat. This is the first scholarly study that explores the interactions of British and US policies towards Hong Kong, and reveals... more...