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- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 35.00
Written by one of today's most creative and innovative philosophers, Ruth Garrett Millikan, this book examines basic empirical concepts; how they are acquired, how they function, and how they have been misrepresented in the traditional philosophical literature. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 110.00
A thought-provoking look at statistical learning theory and its role in understanding human learning and inductive reasoning A joint endeavor from leading researchers in the fields of philosophy and electrical engineering, An Elementary Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory is a comprehensive and accessible primer on the rapidly evolving... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00
In this novel and provocative account of intellectual trust and authority, Richard Foley argues that it can be reasonable to have intellectual trust in oneself even though it is not possible to provide a defense of the reliability of one's faculties, methods, and opinions that does not beg the question. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 47.00
Derk Pereboom argues that our best scientific theories have the consequence that factors beyond our control produce all of the actions we perform, and that because of this, we are not morally responsible for any of them. In addition, adopting this perspective would provide significant benefit for our lives. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 43.00
Logi Gunnarsson's innovative book on the rational credentials of morality includes substantial critical engagement with thinkers from two very different philosophical traditions, and is notable for its clear and succinct account of Habermas' discourse ethics. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00
In contrast to facts, values and morality seem insecure, influenced by illusion or ideology. How can we apply this same objectivity and accuracy to values and morality? In this collection, Peter Railton shows how a fairly sober, naturalistically informed view of the world might incorporate objective values and moral knowledge. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 38.00
Driver challenges Aristotle's classical theory of virtue, arguing that it fails to take into account virtues which do seem to involve ignorance or epistemic defect. She argues that we should abandon the highly intellectualist view of virtue and instead adopt a consequentialist perspective which holds that virtue is simply a character trait which systematically... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00
The author presents a deflationary theory of the content of semantic notions. He represents a broad range of these notions as being free from substantive metaphysical and empirical presuppositions. He also seeks to explain the intuition that there is a relation of mirroring or semantic correspondence linking thoughts to reality. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00
In this book Rosanna Keefe explores the questions of what we should want from an account of vagueness and how we should assess rival theories. Her powerful and original study will be of interest to readers in philosophy of mind and of language, philosophical logic, epistemology and metaphysics. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 58.00
This philosophical treatise on the foundations of semantics is a systematic effort to clarify, deepen, and defend the classical doctrine that words are conventional signs of mental states, principally thoughts and ideas, and that meaning consists in their expression. more...