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  • 'Since at least Plato...' and Other Postmodernist Mythsby Mary J. Devaney

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 168.00

    'Since at Least Plato...' and Other Postmodernist Myths surveys the fields of theories of postmodernism and criticizes some of the most common claims found in them about philosophy, science, and the relationship and literary techniques to metaphysics, epistemology, and political ideologies. Devaney finds the accounts offered by these theories of concepts... more...

  • The A to Z of Existentialismby Stephen Michelman

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Existentialism explains the central claims of existentialist philosophy and the contexts in which it developed into one of the most influential intellectual trends of the 20th century. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries offering clear, accessible... more...

  • AS Critical Thinking for AQAby Oliver McAdoo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

     AS Critical Thinking for AQA is the definitive textbook for students of the current AQA Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabus. Structured very closely around the AQA specification, it covers the two units of the AS level in an exceptionally clear and student-friendly style. The chapters are helpfully subdivided into short digestible passages, and... more...

  • Academia and the Luster of Capitalby Sande Cohen

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    Ideas, says Sande Cohen, have attained ?commodity? status in the academy, and knowledge is now seen as another capitalistic ?industry.? In Academia and the Luster of Capital, Cohen both reveals and interrogates the specific and material workings of this economy of the marketplace of ideas.Cohen uses paradigms from Baudrillard, Lytoard, Deleuze, and... more...

  • Active Learningby Burr Settles

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    The key idea behind active learning is that a machine learning algorithm can perform better with less training if it is allowed to choose the data from which it learns. An active learner may pose "queries," usually in the form of unlabeled data instances to be labeled by an "oracle" (e.g., a human annotator) that already understands the nature of the... more...

  • Adaptation and Autonomyby Juha Räikkä; Jukka Varelius

    Springer 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...

  • After Aquinasby Fergus Kerr

    Wiley 2008; US$ 91.95

    This guide to the most interesting work that has recently appeared on Aquinas reflects the revival of interest in his work. Written by one of the foremost Roman Catholic theologians currently writing in English. Offers a guide to the most interesting work that has recently appeared on Aquinas, reflecting the revival of interest in his work. ... more...

  • After Postmodernismby Dr Jan Faye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    The philosophy of the humanistic sciences has been a blind-spot in analytic philosophy. This book argues that by adopting an appropriate pragmatic analysis of explanation and interpretation it is possible to show that scientific practice of humanistic sciences can be understood on similar lines to scientific practice of natural and social sciences. more...

  • Agenda Relevance: A Study in Formal Pragmaticsby UNKNOWN AUTHOR

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 205.00

    Agenda Relevance is the first volume in the authors' omnibus investigation of the logic of practical reasoning, under the collective title, A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems. In this highly original approach, practical reasoning is identified as reasoning performed with comparatively few cognitive assets, including resources such as information,... more...

  • Algebra of Revolutionby John Rees

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    The Algebra of Revolution is the first book to study Marxist method as it has been developed by the main representatives of the classical Marxist tradition, namely Marx and Engels, Luxembourg, Lenin, Lukacs, Gramsci and Trotsky. This book provides the only single volume study of major Marxist thinkers' views on the crucial question of the dialectic,... more...