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  • Reflections on Naturalismby

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    To naturalists, there is no such thing as complete justification for any claim, and so requiring complete warrant for naturalist proposals is an unreasonable request. The proper guideline for naturalist proposals seems thus clear: develop it using the methods of science; if this leads to a fruitful stance, then explicate and reassess. The resulting... more...

  • A World Without Valuesby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    What kind of properties are moral qualities, such as rightness, badness, etc? Some ethicists doubt that there are any such properties; they maintain that thinking that something is morally wrong (for example) is comparable to thinking that something is a unicorn or a ghost. These "moral error theorists" argue that the world simply does not... more...

  • Gouvernementalität, Staat und Weltgesellschaftby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.99

    Dieser Band soll einen Beitrag zur Überwindung der Unterberücksichtigung des Staates sowohl im Denken Foucaults als auch in Forschungsperspektiven leisten, die auf seine Ansätze rekurrieren. Dabei werden drei ? miteinander zusammenhängende ? Erkenntnisziele bzw. leitende Fragestellungen verfolgt. Die Zusammenführung allgemeiner theoretischer Beiträge... more...

  • The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledgeby

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 269.00

    This book features papers from a workshop organized by the unit for History and Philosophy of Science in Sydney, held in 2009. It focuses on the development of empiricism as an interest in the body, both as the object of research and the subject of experience. more...

  • Autonomy and the Selfby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 179.00

    This volume addresses the complex interplay between the conditions of an agent?s personal autonomy and the constitution of itself. It includes an instructive confrontation between subjective and intersubjective approaches to personal autonomy. more...

  • The Interrelation of Phenomenology, Social Sciences and the Artsby

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book features papers written by renowned international scholars that analyze the interdependence of art, phenomenology, and social science. The papers show how the analysis of the production as well as the perception and interpretation of art work needs to take into consideration the subjective viewpoint of the artist in addition to that of the... more...

  • Language, Meaning, Interpretationby

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 209.00

    The articles in this volume deal with problems pervading most philosophical traditions, as well as with the future of philosophy. Some philosophers are quite pessimistic, thinking that philosophy - especially professional philosophy in academic institutions - doesn't seem to make much progress and has isolated itself from society at large. Thoughts... more...

  • Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophyby

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 269.00

    This is the first extensive account of philosophical psychology of perception from ancient to early modern times. The book aims to shed light on the developments in the theories of sense-perception in medieval Arabic and Latin philosophy, their ancient background and traditional and new themes in early modern thought. Particular attention is paid to... more...

  • Pragmatism and Environmentalismby

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 61.00

    The growing literature on Environmental Ethics has ballooned into a separate sub-field within philosophy, involving ethical studies concerning the value of other species, of ecosystems, and of the environment of all living things as a whole. Some consider Environmental Ethics to be a revolution in ethics which will completely change the human-centered... more...

  • Adaptation and Autonomy: Adaptive Preferences in Enhancing and Ending Lifeby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 199.00

    This volume gathers together previously unpublished articles focusing on the relationship between preference adaptation and autonomy in connection with human enhancement and in the end-of-life context. The value of individual autonomy is a cornerstone of liberal societies. While there are different conceptions of the notion, it is arguable that on... more...