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  • Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophyby Avrum Stroll

    Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 27.99

    Avrum Stroll investigates the "family resemblances" between that impressive breed of thinkers known as analytic philosophers. In so doing, he grapples with the point and purpose of doing philosophy: What is philosophy? What are its tasks? What kind of information, illumination, and understanding is it supposed to provide if it is not one of the natural... more...

  • Pragmatism and Phenomenologyby Sandra B. Rosenthal; Patrick L. Bourgeois

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    In the philosophic world today, pragmatism and phenomenology can be found standing at a crossroad. Though each has arrived there via divergent paths and for very different reasons, the direction that each takes in the future may be significantly influenced by the suggestions the other has to offer. The intention of this book is to parallel the two... more...

  • Unstable universalitiesby Saul Newman

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Unstable universalities examines the theme of universality and its place in radical political theory. Saul Newman argues that both Marxist politics of class struggle and the postmodern politics of difference have reached their historical and political limits, and that what is needed is a new approach to universality, a new way of thinking about collective... more...

  • Speculative Evaluationsby Hugh P. McDonald

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 81.90

    This book evaluates competing theories on speculative topics, such as nature, technology, space, time, and the relation of mind and matter. The general thesis is the actuality of principles in the form of laws, norms and other general principles in a plastic world, tying together the actualization of “oughts” and other principles. The result... more...

  • In Ketten tanzenby Gabriele Leupold; Katharina Raabe

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 17.40

    Hauptbeschreibung "Es sich schwer machen und dann die Täuschung der Leichtigkeit darüber breiten das ist das Kunststück, welches sie uns zeigen wollen." Was Nietzsche über die griechischen Künstler und Dichter sagt, trifft auch auf die Arbeit von Schauspielern, Musikern und Übersetzern zu. Sie alle wissen, was es heißt, wenn etwas nach langem Üben... more...

  • Interpreting Philosophyby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 125.00

    Metaphilosophy is philosophy?s poor and neglected cousin. Philosophers are on the whole too busy doing philosophy to take time to stand back and consider reflectively how the project itself actually works. And they lead tend to produce texts without too much consideration of how this looks from the standpoint of the consumer. All this, it seems to... more...

  • Introduction to Thomistic Philosophyby John Peterson

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 28.99

    This book introduces readers to Thomistic philosophy through selected topics such as being, God, teleology, truth, persons and knowledge, ethics, and universals. Defending the basis of Aquinas? natural-law ethics, Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy reveals the role of universalizability and the relation of right and good in his ethics. more...

  • Daten und Phänomeneby Jochen Apel

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 83.00

    Was sind naturwissenschaftliche Phänomene und inwiefern kann die Beantwortung dieser Frage zu einer besseren philosophischen Einschätzung der wissenschaftlichen Praxis beitragen? Dieses Buch untersucht die wissenschaftstheoretische Unterscheidung zwischen Daten und Phänomenen, um ihre Bedeutung für die Debatte um den Wissenschaftlichen Realismus zu... more...

  • Theoriebeladenheit und Objektivitätby Matthias Adam

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 83.00

    Naturwissenschaftliche Beobachtungen hängen auf vielfältige Weise von wissenschaftlichen Theorien ab. Diese These der Theoriebeladenheit galt lange als der Sargnagel wissenschaftlicher Objektivität. Der Autor untersucht wahrnehmungstheoretische, sprachphilosophische und methodologische Aspekte der Theoriebeladenheit. Er kommt zum Ergebnis, dass die... more...

  • Die Praxis des Wissensby Axel Schubert

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 125.00

    Diese Studie bietet eine pragmatistische Deutung von Erkenntnis. Durch eine detaillierte Analyse im Kontext von Sprachphilosophie und Philosophie des Geistes legt der Autor dar, warum Wissen seinen Ursprung im Können hat. Denn bei genauer Betrachtung beschreiben die Bedingungen für Wissen letztlich eine praktische Kompetenz. Durch die Verknüpfung einer... more...