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- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 23.95
One of the world's most important political philosophers, Jon Elster is a leading thinker on reason and rationality and their roles in politics and public life. In this short book, he crystallizes and advances his work, bridging the gap between philosophers who use the idea of reason to assess human behavior from a normative point of view and social... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 133.00
Reason and rationality represent crucial elements of the self-image of human beings and have unquestionably been among the most debated issues in Western philosophy, dating from ancient Greece, through the Middle Ages, and to the present day. Many words and thoughts have already been spent trying to define the nature and standards of reason... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 134.99
These essays present research on the link between reasoning and practice. They cover issues raised by the move from thought to action, and represent an inquiry into the very nature of reason, reasoning and reasons, rationale, rationalization, and rationality. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This book is about fundamental questions in normative ethics. It begins with the idea that we often respond to ethical theories according to how principled or pragmatic they are. It clarifies this contrast and then uses it to shed light on old debates in ethics, such as debates about the rival merits of consequentialist and deontological views. Using... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 21.95
This beautifully written book by one of the world's leading moral philosophers argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love. Harry Frankfurt writes that it is through caring... more...
- Felix Meiner Verlag 2011; US$ 27.67
Diese Ausgabe enthält mit den "Regulae ad directionem ingenii" und den sachlich korrespondierenden "Cogitationes privatae" zwei frühe Texte Descartes? aus der Zeit von 1619 bis 1628; erstere in einer völlig neuen, letztere erstmalig in einer deutschen Übersetzung. Grundlage für die Wiedergabe des lateinischen Textes der Regulae... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 69.99
Return from Exile: A Theory of Possibility challenges the modern understanding of possibility, which dates back to Leibniz and sees possibility as evasion, as irrelevant to the actual world. It offers an alternative account where reality is literally constituted of multiple possibilities. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 59.99
Fourteen new essays by some of the world's leading experts, together with an extensive introduction, examine the nature of the Liar paradox and its resistance to any attempt to solve it. - ;The Liar paradox raises foundational questions about logic, language, and truth (and semantic notions in general). A simple Liar sentence like 'This sentence... more...