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  • Possibilityby Michael Jubien

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 30.99

    Possibility is a philosophical treatise on the metaphysical concepts of possibility and necessity. Jubien rejects the idea of possible worlds, and starts instead the notion of a physical object and the positing of properties and relations. He has new things to say about such topics as essentialism, natural kinds, and proper names. - ;Possibility offers... more...

  • Possibilityby Scott Buchanan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Possible Worldsby Rod Girle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Ever since Saul Kripke and others developed a semantic interpretation for modal logic, 'possible worlds' has been a much debated issue in contemporary metaphysics. To propose the idea of a possible world that differs in some way from our actual world - for example a world where the grass is red or where no people exist - can help us to analyse and... more...

  • Practical Philosophyby John Haldane

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.49

    In this wide ranging volume of philosophical essays John Haldane explores some central areas of social life and issues of intense academic and public debate. These include the question of ethical relativism, fundamental issues in bioethics, the nature of individuals in relation to society, the common good, public judgement of prominent individuals,... more...

  • Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decisionby Robert Audi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Presenting the most comprehensive and lucid account of the topic currently available, Robert Audi's "Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision" is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of reason in ethics or the nature of human action. The first part of the book is a detailed critical overview of the influential theories of practical reasoning... more...

  • A Pragmatic Logic for Commandsby Melvin Joseph Adler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    The purpose of this essay is to both discuss commands as a species of speech act and to discuss commands within the broader framework of how they are used and reacted to. more...

  • Principles of Truthby Volker Halbach; Leon Horsten

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 92.00

    On the one hand, the concept of truth is a major research subject in analytic philosophy. On the other hand, mathematical logicians have developed sophisticated logical theories of truth and the paradoxes. Recent developments in logical theories of the semantical paradoxes are highly relevant for philosophical research on the notion of... more...

  • Putting Logic in its Placeby David Christensen

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    What role, if any, does formal logic play in characterizing epistemically rational belief? Traditionally, belief is seen in a binary way - either one believes a proposition, or one doesn't. Given this picture, it is attractive to impose certain deductive constraints on rational belief: that one's beliefs be logically consistent, and that one... more...

  • Rationality Through Reasoningby John Broome

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    Rationality Through Reasoning answers the question of how people are motivated to do what they believe they ought to do, built on a comprehensive account of normativity, rationality and reasoning that differs significantly from much existing philosophical thinking. Develops an original account of normativity, rationality and reasoning significantly... more...

  • Rationality and Reasoningby Jonathon St. B.T. Evans; David E. Over

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book addresses an apparent paradox in the psychology of thinking. On the one hand, human beings are a highly successful species. On the other, intelligent adults are known to exhibit numerous errors and biases in laboratory studies of reasoning and decision making. There has been much debate among both philosophers and psychologists about the... more...