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  • Neuropsychology and Philosophy of Mind in Processby Maria Pachalska; Michel Weber

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    This volume celebrates the life achievements of Jason W. Brown, who, along with Jean Piaget, Heinz Werner, Alexander Luria and the Würzburg school, has significantly contributed to the development of a process-based theory of brain/mind capable of challenging the currently fashionable modularist or cybernetic approaches to understanding human thought... more...

  • Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Informationby Alois Pichler; Herbert Hrachovec

    De Gruyter Open 2008; US$ 0.00

    This is the first of two volumes of the proceedings from the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg, August 2007. In addition to several new contributions to Wittgenstein research (by N. Garver, M. Kross, St. Majetschak, K. Neumer, V. Rodych, L. M. Valdés-Villanueva), this volume contains articles with a special focus on digital Wittgenstein... more...

  • Philosophy of the Information Societyby Herbert Hrachovec; Alois Pichler

    De Gruyter Open 2008; US$ 0.00

    This is the second of two volumes of the proceedings from the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg, August 2007. It contains selected contributions on the Philosophy of media, Philosophy of the Internet, on Ethics and the political economy of information society. Also included are papers presented in a workshop on electronic philosophy... more...

  • Doubt, Ethics and Religionby Luigi Perissinotto; Vicente Sanfélix

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    This book explores Wittgenstein's conception of ethics, religion and philosophy. It aims at providing us with the tools necessary for assessing to what extent the Austrian philosopher can be considered an anti-Enlightenment thinker. The articles collected in this volume explore the relationship between Wittgenstein's thought and that of several authors... more...

  • La science et le monde moderne d'Alfred North Whitehead?by François Beets; Michel Dupuis; Michel Weber

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 154.00

    The second international Chromatiques whiteheadiennes conference was devoted exclusively to the exegesis and contextualization of Whitehead's Science and the Modern World (1925). In order to elucidate the meaning and significance of this epoch-making work, the Proceedings are designed to form "companion" volume. With one paper devoted to each of its... more...

  • Deconstructing Dignityby Scott Cutler Shershow

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The right-to-die debate has gone on for centuries, playing out most recently as a spectacle of protest surrounding figures such as Terry Schiavo. In  Deconstructing Dignity , Scott Cutler Shershow offers a powerful new way of thinking about it philosophically. Focusing on the concepts of human dignity and the sanctity of life, he employs Derridean... more...

  • Derrida/Searleby Raoul Moati; Timothy Attanucci; Maureen Chun; Jean-Michel Rabaté

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Raoul Moati intervenes in the critical debate that divided two prominent philosophers in the mid-twentieth century. In the 1950s, the British philosopher J. L. Austin advanced a theory of speech acts, or the “performative,? that Jacques Derrida and John R. Searle interpreted in fundamentally different ways. Their disagreement centered on the issue... more...

  • Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Doby Sarah LaChance Adams

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as “mad? or “bad.? Maternal love is a complex emotion rich with contradictory impulses and desires, and motherhood is a conflicted state in which women constantly renegotiate the needs mother... more...

  • Rousseau on Language and Writingby Barry Stocker; John Bolender

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 13.49

    Two contemporary philosophers take two very different approaches to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Essay on the Origin of Languages, and then each reflects upon the approach of the other. Barry Stocker takes a deconstructionist approach, discussing the importance of Rousseau in the work of Jacques Derrida. John Bolender approaches Rousseau's Essay... more...

  • The Philosopher's Plantby Michael Marder; Mathilde Roussel

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and... more...