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  • The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)by Anthony O'Hear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche?s words: ?To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life?. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic endeavour can produce nothing more valuable than entertainment.... more...

  • Against the Academicians and The Teacherby Augustine; Peter King

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 13.50

    These new translations of two treatises dealing with the possibility and nature of knowledge in the face of skeptical challenges are the first to be rendered from the Latin critical edition, the first to be made specifically with a philosophical audience in mind, and the first to be translated by a scholar with expertise in both modern epistemology... more...

  • Philosophy and Religion from Plato to Postmodernismby Max Charlesworth

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 23.99

    From the works of the Greek philosophers to the Postmodernist theories of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty, this authoritative survey encompasses over two thousand years of interaction between philosophical and religious though. Exploring the various ways in which philosophy can relate to the monotheistic religions, the author tracks five key approaches... more...

  • What's Wrong With Eating People?by Peter Cave

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 12.99

    With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense and bizarre insights, Cave engages the reader in a romp through the best bits of philosophical thought. Tackling some of life?s most important questions, his brilliant puzzles that will keep you pondering throughout the night. From encounters with bears (ethical dilemmas) to talking turkeys (the... more...

  • Seneca Philosophusby Jula Wildberger; Marcia L. Colish

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 130.59

    Addressing classicists, philosophers, students, and general readers alike, this volume emphasizes the unity of Seneca?s work and his originality as a translator of Stoic ideas in the literary forms of imperial Rome. It features a vitalizing diversity of contributors from different generations, disciplines, and research cultures. Prominent... more...

  • Dialogues on Fundamental Questions of Science and Philosophyby A. Pfeiffer

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Dialogues on Fundamental Questions of Science and Philosophy presents a compilation of dialogues concerning the basic questions of science and philosophy. This book discusses the relationship between philosophy and science. Organized into two parts encompassing 10 chapters, this book begins with an argument that reality can be recognized objectively,... more...

  • Ancient Scepticismby Harald Thorsrud

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Scepticism, a philosophical tradition that casts doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world and suggests suspending judgement in the face of uncertainty, has been influential since is beginnings in ancient Greece. Harald Thorsrud provides an engaging, rigorous introduction to the arguments, central themes and general concerns of ancient Scepticism,... more...

  • A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotesby Nicholas Rescher

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Nicholas Rescher presents the first comprehensive chronology of philosophical anecdotes, spanning from antiquity to the current era. He introduces us to the major thinkers, texts, and historical periods of Western philosophy, recounting many of the stories philosophers have used over time to engage with issues of philosophical concern: questions of... more...

  • Identity and Personhoodby Laurance Joseph Splitter

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 94.71

    This book approaches the concept of identity from both logical-linguistic and socio-cultural perspectives, and explores its implications for our understanding of who or what we persons really are. In the process, it bridges disciplines that often remain disconnected - most notably analytic philosophy and the social sciences - and offers a novel critique... more...

  • Römisches Rechtby Heinrich Honsell

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 36.59

    Das römische Privatrecht hat die europäischen Rechtssysteme der Gegenwart maßgeblich beeinflusst. Es spielt daher noch heute im Rahmen der europäischen Rechtsvereinheitlichung und der Rechtsvergleichung eine Rolle. Das Studium des römischen Rechts macht dem Studenten erfahrensgemäß beträchtliche Schwierigkeiten. Dem will das vorliegende Buch abhelfen.... more...