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  • Becoming John Deweyby Thomas Dalton

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    As one of America's "public intellectuals," John Dewey was engaged in a lifelong struggle to understand the human mind and the nature of human inquiry. According to Thomas C. Dalton, the successful pursuit of this mission demanded that Dewey become more than just a philosopher; it compelled him to become ... more...

  • Content and Consciousnessby Daniel C. Dennett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    In this pioneering book, Daniel Dennett sets out clearly what he believed constituted a genuine analysis of the mind. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    This collection of nine specially commissioned papers trace the formulation and treatment of the problem of the will from ancient philosophy, to modern philosophy and right up to contemporary theories. more...

  • Machiavelliby Quentin Skinner

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...

  • The Metaphysics of Autonomyby Dr Mark Coeckelbergh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how 'ancient' and 'modern' can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense?... more...

  • On Waitingby Harold Schweizer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 26.95

    What is the relationship between waiting and time? Is there an ethics of waiting, or even an art of waiting? Do the internet, online shopping and text messaging mean that waiting has come to an end? On Waiting explores such and similar questions in compelling fashion. Drawing on some fascinating examples, from the philosopher Henri Bergson's musings... more...

  • Konflikt (Heidelberger Jahrbücher) (German Edition)by Frank R. Pfetsch

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Ziel des vorliegenden Bandes ist es, das Thema Konflikt umfassend und in seiner ganzen Breite aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Disziplinen zu behandeln. Wie gehen Primaten, Menschen wie Tiere, mit Konflikten um, und welche Bewältigungsstrategien sind entwickelt worden? Das Besondere und Neue dieses Bandes liegt in der transdisziplinären, historischen... more...

  • Shame and Philosophyby Dr Phil Hutchinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 100.00

    Engaging with current research in the philosophy of emotions, both analytic and continental, the author argues that reductionist accounts of emotions leave us in a state of poverty regarding our understanding of our world and of ourselves. more...

  • Emotions and Understandingby Dr Ylva Gustafsson; Dr Camilla Kronqvist; Dr Michael McEachrane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This unique collection of articles on emotion by Wittgensteinian philosophers provides a fresh perspective on the questions framing the current philosophical and scientific debates about emotions and offers significant insights into the role of emotions for understanding interpersonal relations and the relation between emotion and ethics. more...

  • The Brain and the Meaning of Lifeby Paul Thagard

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? The Brain and the Meaning of Life draws on research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to answer some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. Paul Thagard argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional... more...