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  • Handlungstheoretische Semantikby Georg Meggle

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 89.82

    There is a long tradition in the philosophy of explaining the concept of ?meaning? in terms of reference of the thing that our sign signifies. At the latest since Wittgenstein, ?meaning? has been explained with the formula ?meaning=use,? where one distinguishes between how one uses something and for what purpose one uses something.... more...

  • Critical Thinking Unleashedby Elliot D. Cohen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 62.99

    Demonstrating the practical relevance and import of many historically significant philosophers (e.g. Socrates, Aristotle, Epictetus, Hume, Kant, Mill, Sartre, and Nietzsche), Critical Thinking Unleashed presents a practical, non-technical, and comprehensive approach to critical thinking. In contrast to other treatments of practical reasoning, Elliot... more...

  • Caging the Beastby Paula Droege

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 102.00

    A major obstacle for materialist theories of the mind is the problem of sensory consciousness. How could a physical brain produce conscious sensory states that exhibit the rich and luxurious qualities of red velvet, a Mozart concerto or fresh-brewed coffee? Caging the Beast: A Theory of Sensory Consciousness offers to explain what these conscious... more...

  • Context as Other Mindsby T. Givón

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 59.00

    Givon's new book re-casts pragmatics, and most conspicuously the pragmatics of sociality and communication, in neuro-cognitive, bio-adaptive, evolutionary terms. The fact that context, the core notion of pragmatics, is a framing operation undertaken on the fly through judgements of relevance, has been well known since Aristotle, Kant and Peirce. But... more...

  • Dialog Theory for Critical Argumentationby Douglas N. Walton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    Because of the need to devise systems for electronic communication on the internet, multi-agent computing is moving to a model of communication as a structured conversation between rational agents. For example, in multi-agent systems, an electronic agent searches around the internet, and collects certain kinds of information by asking questions to... more...

  • Unfolding Perceptual Continuaby Liliana Albertazzi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 102.00

    The book analyses the differences between the mathematical interpretation and the phenomenological intuition of the continuum. The basic idea is that the continuity of the experience of space and time originates in phenomenic movement. The problem of consciousness and of the spaces of representation is related to the primary processes of perception.... more...

  • Washing the Brain ? Metaphor and Hidden Ideologyby Andrew Goatly

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 54.00

    Contemporary metaphor theory has recently begun to address the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology. In this wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly, using lexical data from his database Metalude , investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, education,... more...

  • Matter and Senseby Howard Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    Robinson presents a very forceful critique of the modern forms that materialism has taken. more...

  • Skepticism in the Modern Ageby José Maia Neto; Gianni Paganini; John Christian Laursen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    This book reassesses the role and impact of skepticism in early modern philosophy, revisiting and reinterpreting the positions of some of the main early modern philosophers in relation to this tradition and showing its relevance to others who have not previously been connected to skepticism. more...

  • Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatismby Steven Mailloux

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    The contribution of rhetoric, sophistry, and pragmatism to postmodernist cultural politics. more...