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  • What We Mean by Experienceby Marianne Janack

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 21.95

    Social scientists and scholars in the humanities all rely on first-person descriptions of experience to understand how subjects construct their worlds. The problem they always face is how to integrate first-person accounts with an impersonal stance. Over the course of the twentieth century, this problem was compounded as the concept of experience... more...

  • What is a Human Being?by Frederick A. Olafson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 52.00

    Olafson develops Heidegger's philosophy and yields a distinctive new alternative in the philosophy of mind. more...

  • The Will and Human Actionby Thomas Pink; M.W.F. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    What is the will? And what is its relation to human action? Throughout history, philosophers have been fascinated by the idea of 'the will': the source of the drive that motivates human beings to act. However, there has never been a clear consensus as to what the will is and how it relates to human action. Some philosophers have taken the will to... more...

  • "Vernatürlichung"by Andrea Christian Bertino

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    A classical option in philosophical thought is to view the human as a naturally cultural being. This can easily run the risk of turning into reductionism. Its epistemic boundary and its practical interest still need to be carefully considered, even today. Herder and Nietzsche do so in different, but nevertheless related, ways. This book... more...

  • Action and Existenceby Dr James Swindal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Since the pioneering work of Donald Davidson on action, many philosophers have taken critical stances on his causal account. This book criticizes Davidson's event-causal view of action, and offers instead an agent causal view both to describe what an action is and to set a framework for how actions are explained. more...

  • Action and Responsibilityby Andrew Sneddon

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 209.00

    What makes an event count as an action? Typical answers appeal to the way in which the event was produced: e.g., perhaps an arm movement is an action when caused by mental states (in particular ways), but not when caused in other ways. Andrew Sneddon argues that this type of answer, which he calls "productionism", is methodologically and... more...

  • Agency without Actors?by Jan-Hendrik Passoth; Birgit Peuker; Michael Schillmeier

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The question of agency is a key issue in social theory and research. The discourse of human agency as an effect of social relations is deeply intertwined with the history of sociological thought. However, in most recent discussions the role of non-humans gains a substantial impact concerning agency. Agency without Actors? New Approaches to Collective... more...

  • Amour et Sagesse. Les Dialogues d?amour de Juda Abravanel dans la tradition salomonienneby Angela Guidi

    BRILL 2011; US$ 176.00

    The Dialogues of Love by Yehudah Abravanel (c. 1465 c. 1525) is one of the most interesting examples of the encounter between Renaissance Platonism and Jewish tradition. Exploring some of the dialogic models for Yehudahs work as well as the influence of the Biblical commentaries by his father Isaac, this book re-reads the Dialogues in the light of... more...

  • Aristoteles contra Augustinumby Udo Reinhold Jeck

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 218.00

    In der sog. »aristotelischen Zeitaporie« ( Physik IV) äußert sich Aristoteles zum Verhältnis von Zeit und Seele. Dieser Text gehört zu den umstrittensten Abschnitten seines Zeittraktates. Zur Interpretation rekonstruiert die vorgelegte Untersuchung die Entwicklungslinien der Analysen zur Zeitaporie von der Spätantike über die arabische Philosophie... more...

  • Aristotle on Memory and Recollectionby David Bloch

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Twentieth-century Scholarship on Aristotle's "De Memoria et Reminiscentia" was dominated by the view that Aristotle's theories of memory and recollection are basically very similar to ours. By means of a new critical edition of the Greek text, an essay on Aristotle's own theories and an essay on these theories as they were received... more...