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  • A Brief History of the Paradoxby Roy Sorensen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Covers the entire history of philosophy, from the Greeks, through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the twentieth century, showing how individual philosophers have each grappled with a particular paradox. more...

  • Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperationby Christopher Woodard

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book is about fundamental questions in normative ethics. It begins with the idea that we often respond to ethical theories according to how principled or pragmatic they are. It clarifies this contrast and then uses it to shed light on old debates in ethics, such as debates about the rival merits of consequentialist and deontological views. Using... more...

  • Modalities and Multimodalitiesby Walter A. Carnielli; Claudio Pizzi

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.99

    This book is intended to provide a philosophically- and historically-based introduction to modal logic, offering to every reader, even those with little specific background, a conceptually clear path through the labyrinth of contemporary modal logic. This is done by emphasizing the notion of multimodality while delineating the formal side of the semantics... more...

  • Unity, Truth and the Liarby Shahid Rahman; Tero Tulenheimo; Emmanuel Genot

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    The Liar Paradox challenges logiciansa (TM) and semanticistsa (TM) theories of truth and meaning. Modern accounts of paradoxes in formal semantics offer solutions through the hierarchy of object- language and meta-language. Yet this solution to the Liar presupposes that sentences have unique meaning. This assumption is non-controversial in formal languages,... more...

  • Extensionalismby Nimrod Bar-Am

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    This vivid and thought-provoking book by the Israeli logician Nimrod Bar-Am impels one to rethink the place of logic in Western thought. It shows that the history of logic from Aristotle to Tarski is the history of the gradual undoing of the classic conflation of logic and empirical science. It sets tomorrowa (TM)s agenda for philosophers and historians... more...

  • Philosophical Lectures on Probabilityby Alberto Mura

    Springer 2008; US$ 259.00

    The book contains the transcription of a course on the foundations of probability given by the Italian mathematician Bruno de Finetti in 1979 at the a oeNational Institute of Advanced Mathematicsa in Rome. Bruno de Finetti (1906-1985) is known worldwide as the founder (together with F.P. Ramsey) of the modern personal probability. His fundamental idea... more...

  • Reasoningby Jonathan E. Adler; Lance J. Rips

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 62.00

    An interdisciplinary collection of major essays on reasoning by a well-known group of philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists. more...

  • Brain Games For Dummiesby Timothy E. Parker

    Wiley 2008; US$ 11.99

    300 challenging puzzles to improve problem-solving skills and stimulate the brain Studies have shown that puzzles like Sudoku, crosswords, cryptograms, and other "mental aerobics" can help reduce memory loss due to normal aging and minimize the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases. Brain Games For Dummies features 300 fun mental exercises... more...

  • Revenge of the Liarby JC Beall

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 54.99

    Fourteen new essays by some of the world's leading experts, together with an extensive introduction, examine the nature of the Liar paradox and its resistance to any attempt to solve it. - ;The Liar paradox raises foundational questions about logic, language, and truth (and semantic notions in general). A simple Liar sentence like 'This sentence... more...

  • Dissociation in Argumentative Discussionsby Scott Jacobs; Erik C.W. Krabbe

    Springer 2008; US$ 169.00

    Dissociation is a pervasive argumentative technique that can be found in argumentative discussions from all realms of public and private life. This book focuses on dialogual aspects of the use of dissociation in argumentative discussions. It discusses a variety of examples from such sources as newspapers, television shows, and websites. more...