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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 102.00
This interdisciplinary work contains the most sustained attempt at developing and defending one of the few genuine theories of consciousness. Following the lead of David Rosenthal, the author argues for the so-called 'higher-order thought theory of consciousness'. This theory holds that what makes a mental state conscious is the presence of a suitable... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 108.00
Higher-Order (HO) theories of consciousness have in common the idea that what makes a mental state conscious is that it is the object of some kind of higher-order representation. This volume presents fourteen previously unpublished essays both defending and criticizing this approach to the problem of consciousness. It is the first anthology devoted... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 108.00
This book searches for the sources and means for a disciplined practical approach to exploring human experience. The spirit of this book is pragmatic and relies on a Husserlian phenomenology primarily understood as a method of exploring our experience. The authors do not aim at a neo-Kantian a priori ?new theory? of experience but instead they... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 102.00
"What is the mind?" "What is the relationship between brain and mind?" These are common questions. But "What is the brain?" is a rare question in both the neurosciences and philosophy. The reason for this may lie in the brain itself: Is there a "brain problem"? In this fresh and innovative book, Georg Northoff demonstrates that there is in fact a "brain... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00
The book claims that philosophy can be defined by its distinct rhetoric. This rhetoric is shaped by two values: humanism and critique. Humanism is defined as preferring the individual human deliberation to any external authority or method. Self-conviction is the touchstone of truth in philosophy. Critique is defined as suspecting your beliefs and convictions.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was philosophy's first step into the modern era. This volume contains the essential statements of Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who began it; Spinoza, who epitomized it; and Leibniz, who gave it its last serious expression. more...
- Zondervan 2009; US$ 7.49
Many middle schoolers get a little freaked out thinking about high school, college, and life beyond. My Future is a survival guide to their future, filled with insider tips to help students make smart decisions and face whatever comes next. Middle school ministry veterans Mark Oestreicher and Scott Rubin share easy-to-read, funny insights, and to-the-point... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
If life is meaningless as Sartre suggests, what is the point of being born? What does Freud have to say about losing one's virginity or Nietzsche about having a mid-life crisis? From birth to death (and beyond), the best brains in history have thought long and hard about the meaning behind the landmarks that shape our lives - and now acclaimed popular... more...