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- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00
This book is a philosophers' attempt to bring together ideas put forward by economists, sociologists and political theorists. The author begins by exploring the economist's assumption that action is rational if it helps to achieve the agent's goals as efficiently as possible. The assumption is explored with the aid of rational-choice theory and game-theory,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 70.00
Defeasibility, most generally speaking, means that given some set of conditions A, something else B will hold, unless or until defeating conditions C apply. While the term was introduced into philosophy by legal philosopher H.L.A. Hart in 1949, today, the concept of defeasibility is employed in many different areas of philosophy. This volume for the... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
In classical logic, vagueness is an undesirable property for predicates. However, this study suggests for the first time the benefits of vagueness in natural language. Communicating through vague predicates is usually successful. They enable efficient, economical, and flexible communication. The study examines whether vagueness in the... more...
- Intuition Connection 2015; US$ 6.99
Everyone has intuition?a natural ability to sense the truth about people, places, things and situations without using logic, physical senses or prior knowledge. Your intuition communicates intuitive messages to guide and protect you in twenty-eight areas of life, including your career, finances, health, property and relationships. In Discover... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 221.00
This book analyzes the discovery of Chinese logic as a paradigmatic case of the epistemic shifts that have shaped interpretations of China?s intellectual heritage. Reconstructing the transcultural genealogy of a modern discourse, it adds a neglected chapter to the global history of philosophy. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 169.00
Dissociation is a pervasive argumentative technique used in many public and private realms. This is the first book to offer a systematic theoretical study of dissociation, and it includes numerous examples from various cultures and contexts. more...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 43.99
Dialetheism is the view that some contradictions are true. This is a view which runs against orthodoxy in logic and metaphysics since Aristotle, and has implications for many of the core notions of philosophy. Doubt Truth to Be a Liar explores these implications for truth, rationality, negation, and the nature of logic, and develops further the defence... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 239.00
Providing a reference for researchers and students, this volume presents the fundamental concepts of dual tableaux, and a wide scope of applications. These include logic methods used in mathematics and philosophy, as well as applied theories of computational logic. more...