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  • Über die Grenzeby Hans Rainer Sepp

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 28.70

    Es sind zwei Momente, die schon in den Anfängen der Phänomenologie hervortreten und ihre Bewegung in Gang halten. Diese beiden Momente betreffen die Problematik des Horizonts als solchen - die Frage nach der Grenze einmal als der Randzone jeglichen phänomenalen Sinns und zum anderen als dem Ende von Sinn überhaupt, mit einem Wort: das Problem des Meontischen... more...

  • Rule-following and Meaningby Alexander Miller; Crispin Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The rule-following debate, in its concern with the metaphysics and epistemology of linguistic meaning and mental content, goes to the heart of the most fundamental questions of contemporary philosophy of mind and language. This volume gathers together the most important contributions to the topic, including papers by Simon Blackburn, Paul Boghossian,... more...

  • Understanding Poststructuralismby James Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Understanding Poststructuralism presents a lucid guide to some of the most exciting and controversial ideas in contemporary thought. This is the first introduction to poststructuralism through its major theorists - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard, Kristeva - and their central texts. Each chapter takes the reader through a key text, providing detailed... more...

  • Defending Realismby Guido Bonino; Greg Jesson; Javier Cumpa

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The essays collected in this volume explore the fundamental issues of philosophical realism, including metaphysical realism: Do things exist and have properties independently of being objects of thought or perception? epistemological realism: Is it possible to know any part of reality in and of itself? and ontological realism: Are there... more...

  • The New Pragmatismby Alan Malachowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Some hundred years after its inception, Pragmatism has reclaimed centre stage, not just within philosophy, but also within intellectual culture as a whole. This book sets out to explain what it is about Pragmatism that makes it such a distinctively attractive prospect to so many thinkers, even in previously hostile traditions. Alan Malachowski sets... more...

  • Understanding Phenomenologyby David R. Cerbone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    "Understanding Phenomenology" provides a guide to one of the most important schools of thought in modern philosophy. The book traces phenomenology's historical development, beginning with its founder, Edmund Husserl and his "pure" or "transcendental" phenomenology, and continuing with the later, "existential" phenomenology of Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul... more...

  • Phenomenal Consciousnessby Dimitris Platchias

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    How can the fine-grained phenomenology of conscious experience arise from neural processes in the brain? How does a set of action potentials (nerve impulses) become like the feeling of pain in one's experience? Contemporary neuroscience is teaching us that our mental states correlate with neural processes in the brain. However, although we know that... more...

  • Analytic Versus Continentalby James Chase; Jack Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Throughout much of the twentieth century, the relationship between analytic and continental philosophy has been one of disinterest, caution or hostility. Recent debates in philosophy have highlighted some of the similarities between the two approaches and even envisaged a post-continental and post-analytic philosophy. Opening with a history of key... more...

  • Understanding Rationalismby Charlie Huenemann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    The three great historical philosophers most often associated with rationalism - Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz - opened up ingenious and breathtaking vistas upon the world. Yet their works are so difficult that readers often find themselves stymied. "Understanding Rationalism" offers a guide for anyone approaching these thinkers for the first time.With... more...

  • Understanding Naturalismby Jack Ritchie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Many contemporary Anglo-American philosophers describe themselves as naturalists. But what do they mean by that term? Popular naturalist slogans like, "there is no first philosophy" or "philosophy is continuous with the natural sciences" are far from illuminating. "Understanding Naturalism" provides a clear and readable survey of the main strands in... more...