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  • Contemporary Pragmatism, 5:01 / June 2008by Mitchell Aboulafia; John R. Shook

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 49.00

    Table of ContentContemporary PragmatismVolume 5 Number 1 June 2008Catherine LEGG: Argument-Forms Which Turn Invalid Over Infinite Domains: Physicalism as Supertask?Joseph MARGOLIS: Wittgensteinzs Question and the Ubiquity of Cultural Space Jay SCHULKIN: Cognitive Adaptation: Insights from a Pragmatist PerspectiveJay SCHULKIN: Cephalic Organization:... more...

  • Contemporary Pragmatism, 3:01 (Single Issue)by John R. Shook; Paulo Ghiraldelli

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 51.80

    Contents: Joseph MARGOLIS: Pragmatism's New Options Guy AXTELL: The Present Dilemma in Philosophy Sam PAGE: Unconditional Truth in Practice Gregory L. REECE: Language Games, Forms of Life and Conceptual Schemes: Wittgenstein, Davidson, and Religious Belief Lee A. MCBRIDE: Collectivistic Individualism: Dewey and MacIntyre Ronald A. KUIPERS: Stout... more...

  • Contemporary Pragmatism, 6:01 / June 2009by Mitchell Aboulafia; John R. Shook

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 56.00

    Contents Symposium on Richard Rorty Kai NIELSEN: Pragmatism as Atheoreticism: Richard Rorty Chandra KUMAR: Foucault and Rorty on Truth and Ideology: A Pragmatist View from the Left Chase B. WRENN: Pragmatism, Inquiry, and Truth Christopher VOPARIL: On the Idea of Philosophy as Bildungsroman: Rorty and his Critics Articles Eugene HALTON: Peircean Animism... more...

  • Philosophie als Verdeutlichungby Josef Simon; Thomas Sören Hoffmann

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    For more than four decades Josef Simon has given important impulses to philosophy which have attracted much international attention. Often unconventional in presentation, his works on Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche, on the philosophy of language and signs but also on practical philosophy have repeatedly made fundamental questions of philosophy appear in... more...

  • Handlungstheoretische Semantikby Georg Meggle

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 105.00

    There is a long tradition in the philosophy of explaining the concept of ?meaning? in terms of reference of the thing that our sign signifies. At the latest since Wittgenstein, ?meaning? has been explained with the formula ?meaning=use,? where one distinguishes between how one uses something and for what purpose one uses something. The author shows... more...

  • Unfolding Perceptual Continuaby Liliana Albertazzi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 158.00

    The book analyses the differences between the mathematical interpretation and the phenomenological intuition of the continuum. The basic idea is that the continuity of the experience of space and time originates in phenomenic movement. The problem of consciousness and of the spaces of representation is related to the primary processes of perception.... more...

  • Caging the Beastby Paula Droege

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Washing the Brain ? Metaphor and Hidden Ideologyby Andrew Goatly

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    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...

  • Context as Other Mindsby T. Givón

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    Givon's new book re-casts pragmatics, and most conspicuously the pragmatics of sociality and communication, in neuro-cognitive, bio-adaptive, evolutionary terms. The fact that context, the core notion of pragmatics, is a framing operation undertaken on the fly through judgements of relevance, has been well known since Aristotle, Kant and Peirce. But... more...

  • Dialog Theory for Critical Argumentationby Douglas Walton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    Because of the need to devise systems for electronic communication on the internet, multi-agent computing is moving to a model of communication as a structured conversation between rational agents. For example, in multi-agent systems, an electronic agent searches around the internet, and collects certain kinds of information by asking questions to... more...