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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Skepticism in the Modern Ageby Josť 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...

  • 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...

  • Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatismby Steven Mailloux

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

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

  • Utilitarianism as a Public Philosophyby Robert E. Goodin

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 48.00

    Goodin defends utilitarianism and shows how it can serve as an excellent guide to public policy makers. more...

  • Evolutionby A. C. Fabian

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    Stephen Jay Gould and other renowned thinkers clearly discuss the nature of evolution from society to the universe. more...

  • The Book of Oneby Dennis Waite

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    A comprehensive, yet entertaining introduction to Advaita, the non-dual philosophy which provides a completely reasonable explanation for who we are and the nature of the universe. There are many self-help approaches promising enlightenment and happiness but most are illogical and lack any proven capability. Advaita has a guru-disciple tradition stretching... more...

  • Consciousness and its Objectsby Colin McGinn

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 87.99 US$ 79.19

    Colin McGinn presents his latest work on consciousness in ten interlinked essays, four of them previously unpublished. He extends and deepens his controversial solution to the mind-body problem, defending the view that consciousness is both ontologically unproblematic and epistemologically impenetrable. He discusses the status of first-person authority;... more...

  • Disjunctivismby Adrian Haddock; Fiona Macpherson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 42.99 US$ 38.69

    Disjunctivism is the focus of a lively debate spanning the philosophy of perception, epistemology, and the philosophy of action. Adrian Haddock and Fiona Macpherson present seventeen specially written essays, which examine the different forms of disjunctivism and explore the connections between them. more...