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  • Referential Opacity and Modal Logicby Dagfinn Follesdal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This landmark dissertation (1961) provides a systematic introduction to systems of modal logic and stands as the first presentation of what have become central ideas in philosophy of language and metaphysics, from the 'new theory of reference' and non-linguistic necessity and essentialism to 'Kripke semantics'. more...

  • Considering Pragma-Dialecticsby Peter Houtlosser; Agnes van Rees

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Considering Pragma-Dialectics honors the monumental contributions of one of the foremost international figures in current argumentation scholarship: Frans van Eemeren. The volume presents the research efforts of his colleagues and addresses how their work relates to the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation with which van Eemeren?s name is so... more...

  • Der Wert der Vagheitby Nora Kluck

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In classical logic, vagueness is an undesirable property for predicates. However, this study suggests for the first time the benefits of vagueness in natural language. Communicating through vague predicates is usually successful. They enable efficient, economical, and flexible communication. The study examines whether vagueness in the law has positive... more...

  • How To Do Things With Logicby C. Grant Luckhardt; William Bechtel; Grant Luckhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    In the past 15 years a host of critical thinking books have appeared that teach students to find flaws in the arguments of others by learning to detect a number of informal fallacies. This book is not in that tradition. The authors of this book believe that while students learn to become vicious critics, they still continue to make the very mistakes... more...

  • How to Winby Rob Yeung

    Wiley 2014; US$ 16.95

    Never come second place again Say goodbye to feelings of inadequacy – never again will you have to look on while someone else gets that promotion you wanted, wins the pitch you went for or beats you on the playing field. Bid farewell to that sense of jealously when someone else comes out on top, or that frustration when someone argues your... more...

  • A Chance for Possibilityby Alexander Steinberg

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    As philosophers are keen to say, there is a possible world where Socrates is a carpenter. Plausibly, truths about what might or could not be the case are not basic but grounded in more fundamental features of reality. Steinberg develops this insight into a novel account of the supervenience structure of the modal realm. ? This study was awardedthe... more...

  • Return From Exileby Ermanno Bencivenga

    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...

  • Reflections on Reasoningby Raymond S. Nickerson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.50

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Addresses an apparent paradox in the psychology of thinking. Topics discussed include relevance effects in reasoning and decision making, the influence of prior beliefs on thinking, and if non-logical reasoning can affect decison making. 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...