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- Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 24.22
You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 89.99
The knowability paradox suggests that wherever there is empirical ignorance there is also logically unknowable truth. This volume presents the original papers in which this notorious problem was first set out, nineteen new papers seeking to resolve it, and a helpful introduction. It will be the definitive resource for study of the paradox. more...
- Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 15.00
The Aquinas Lecture in Philosophy. Howard Kainz studied Greek, Latin, and Philosophy at the University of California and at Loyola University, Los Angeles (BA). After an MA in the History of Philosophy at St. Louis University, he finished his PhD at Duquesne University, specializing in 19th Century German Philosophy. He was an Assistant Professor at... more...
- UPA 2010; US$ 34.99
In this book, Pletz explains that truth is more than mere affirmation. It also is the conclusion reached when we have effectively confirmed that an assertion accurately depicts the facts that it describes. He also discusses the process used in identifying and verifying factual truth. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00
This collection of essays on definitions, from Plato and Aristotle to modern times, assembles interesting, sometimes less widely known and controversial texts. They examine the subject from the point of view of philosophy which is essential for a theory of terminology seeking to establish the relationship between concepts and terms. These essays deal... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 37.00
This book is a philosophers' attempt to bring together ideas put forward by economists, sociologists and political theorists. The author begins by exploring the economist's assumption that action is rational if it helps to achieve the agent's goals as efficiently as possible. The assumption is explored with the aid of rational-choice theory and game-theory,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.76
This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2001; US$ 14.99
Emerging from the Brentano-Husserl tradition, this volume charts new ground in the conceptual discourse of questioning and answering. John Bruin examines the "logic" of interrogation and makes the case that intentionality itself has the structure of question and answer. Here, he breaks rank with the better known and more traditional and sets out to... more...