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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95

    " The Philosopher's Toolkit provides a welcome and useful addition to the introductory philosophy books available. It takes the beginner through most of the core conceptual tools and distinctions used by philosophers, explaining them simply and with abundant examples. Newcomers to philosophy will find much in here that will help them to understand... 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

    UPA 2010; US$ 32.99

    John S. Pletz is also the author of Being Ethical; First, Do No Unjust Harm: Recognizing and Confronting Evil; and Terrorism and Moral Condemnation: Why Indiscriminate Lethal Terrorist Acts Are Evil. 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...

  • The Cunning of Reasonby Martin Hollis

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • For the Sake of the Argumentby Isaac Levi

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 68.00

    This book offers an account of suppositional reasoning relevant to practical deliberation, explanation, prediction and hypothesis testing. more...

  • Why Is Everyone Else Wrong?by Tibor R. Machan

    Springer 2010; US$ 49.95

    Especially when there is a lot of political rhetoric in the air, those of us with strong political convictions are inclined to reflect on just why we hold certain views even as others who are basically like us hold very different ones. Social scientists and other thinkers struggle to explain it, but the puzzle remains - in part because they, too, disagree... more...

  • Reason and Rationalityby Jon Elster; Steven Rendall

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 21.95

    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...

  • Homo Interrogansby John Bruin

    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...

  • Labyrinths of Reasonby William Poundstone

    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...