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  • Formal Logicby Paul Hoyningen-Huene

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    Many texts on logic are written with a mathematical emphasis, and focus primarily on the development of a formal apparatus and associated techniques. In other, more philosophical texts, the topic is often presented as an indulgent collection of musings on issues for which technical solutions have long since been devised. What has been missing until... more...

  • Wahrscheinlichkeitby Gerhard Schurz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    While the experimental sciences address statistical probability, philosophy looks at probability in a subjective sense as gradations of rational belief. Schurz develops a dualistic approach to combine these two notions. Drawing on Kant, he asserts that a subjective probability theory without statistical probability is blind, but statistical... more...

  • Gewusst wie?by Eva-Maria Jung

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00

    Is there a fundamental difference between practical and theoretical knowledge? The thesis, going back to Gilbert Ryle, that ?knowing-how? is an independent form of knowledge manifesting itself in practical abilities that cannot be reduced to ?knowing-that? (propositional knowledge) is a heated topic of debate in contemporary philosophy.... more...

  • Logic, Language and Method - On Polarities in Human Experienceby Kuno Lorenz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Papers from more than three decades reflect the development of thinking over the dialogical framework that shapes verbal expression of comprehending experience and that has to be exhibited in responsible argumentations. With dialogical reconstructions of experience owing to the methodical constructivism of the ?Erlangen School? it is possible... more...

  • Epistemologische Fiktionenby Thomas Klinkert

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    This monograph investigates the relationship between literature and science against the background of the functional differentiation of modern society. Using examples from different linguistic areas ? French (Diderot, Rousseau, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Proust, Houellebecq), German (Goethe, Freud, Musil), Italian (Vico, Manzoni, Pirandello,... more...

  • The Puzzle Instinctby Marcel Danesi

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    One of the most famous anagrams of all time was constructed in the Middle Ages. The unknown author contrived it as a Latin dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. Jesus' answer to Pilate's question "What is truth" is phrased as an ingenious anagram of the letters of that very question: Pilate: Quid est veritas? ... more...

  • Deducibility and Decidabilityby R. R. Rockingham Gill

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book presents the results of these thinkers in a newly unified manner and displays their significance for the philosophy of mathematics. more...

  • A New Introduction to Modal Logicby M.J. Cresswell; G.E. Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This long-awaited book replaces Hughes and Cresswell's two classic studies of modal logic: An Introduction to Modal Logic and A Companion to Modal Logic . A New Introduction to Modal Logic is an entirely new work, completely re-written by the authors. They have incorporated all the new developments that have taken place since 1968 in both modal... more...

  • Arguing Wellby John Shand

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 29.95

    Arguing Well is a lucid introduction to the nature of good reasoning, how to test and construct successful arguments. It assumes no prior knowledge of logic or philosophy. The book includes an introduction to basic symbolic logic. Arguing Well introduces and explains: * The nature and importance of arguments * What to look for in deciding whether arguments... more...

  • Probabilityby D.H. Mellor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    Probability: A Philosophical Introduction introduces and explains the principal concepts and applications of probability. It is intended for philosophers and others who want to understand probability as we all apply it in our working and everyday lives. The book is not a course in mathematical probability, of which it uses only the simplest results,... more...