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  • Possibilityby Michael Jubien

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • The Reasons of Loveby Harry G. Frankfurt

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    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 that we... more...

  • You've Got To Be Kidding!by John Capps; Donald Capps

    Wiley 2011; US$ 113.95

    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 critical... more...

  • New Essays on the Knowability Paradoxby Joe Salerno

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 84.99

    In 1945 Alonzo Church issued a pair of referee reports in which he anonymously conveyed to Frederic Fitch a surprising proof showing that wherever there is (empirical) ignorance there is also logically unknowable truth. Fitch published this and a generalization of the result in 1963. Ever since, philosophers have been attempting to understand the significance... more...

  • More Kinds of Beingby E. J. Lowe

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.95

    Taking into account significant developments in the metaphysical thinking of E. J. Lowe over the past 20 years, More Kinds of Being:A Further Study of Individuation, Identity, and the Logic of Sortal Terms presents a thorough reworking and expansion of the 1989 edition of Kinds of Being Brings many of the original ideas and arguments put forth... more...

  • Five Metaphysical Paradoxesby Howard P Kainz

    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...

  • The Philosopher's Toolkitby Julian Baggini; Peter S. Fosl

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95

    The second edition of this popular compendium provides the necessary intellectual equipment to engage with and participate in effective philosophical argument, reading, and reflection Features significantly revised, updated and expanded entries, and an entirely new section drawn from methods in the history of philosophy This edition has a broad, pluralistic... more...

  • Kant's Critique of Pure Reasonby Otfried Hoffe

    Springer 2010; US$ 269.00

    Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" is so outstanding among modern philosophical works, that it can be termed "the" foundation of modern philosophy. Schopenhauer termed it "the most important book ever to have been written in Europe." Otfried Hoffe guides the reader through the "Critique" one step at a time,... more...

  • Finding and Confirming Truthby John S. Pletz

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Essays on Definitionby Juan C. Sager; Alain Rey

    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...