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  • Modalityby Bob Hale; Aviv Hoffmann

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 34.99 US$ 31.49

    The philosophy of modality investigates necessity and possibility, and related notions?are they objective features of mind-independent reality? If so, are they irreducible, or can modal facts be explained in other terms? This collection comprises essays on these and other questions by an excellent team of contributors. more...

  • Doubt Truth to be a Liarby Graham Priest

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 43.99 US$ 39.59

    Dialetheism is the view that some contradictions are true. This is a view which runs against orthodoxy in logic and metaphysics since Aristotle, and has implications for many of the core notions of philosophy. Doubt Truth to Be a Liar explores these implications for truth, rationality, negation, and the nature of logic, and develops further the defence... more...

  • Saving Truth From Paradoxby Hartry Field

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 44.99 US$ 40.49

    This is an ambitious investigation into paradoxes of truth and related issues, with occasional forays into notions such as vagueness, the nature of validity, and the Gödel incompleteness theorems. Hartry Field presents a new approach to the paradoxes and provides a systematic and detailed account of the main competing approaches. more...

  • Fundamental Uncertaintyby Professor Silva Marzetti Dall'aste Brandolini; Professor Roberto Scazzieri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 125.00

    This volume addresses the subject of uncertainty from the point of view of an extended conception of rationality. In particular, the contributions explore the premises and implications of plausible reasoning when probabilities are non-measurable or unknown, and when the space of possible events is only partially identified. more...

  • The Nature and Structure of Contentby Jeffrey C. King

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 39.99 US$ 35.99

    In The Nature and Structure of Content Jeffrey C. King formulates a detailed account of the metaphysical nature of propositions, and explains what it is that binds together the constituents of structured propositions and imposes structure on them. Scholars and students of philosophy, metaphysics, and linguistics will find this book rewarding reading. more...

  • The Nature of Necessityby Alvin Plantinga

    Clarendon Press 1978; US$ 49.99 US$ 44.99

    This is a reissue of a book which is an exploration and defence of the notion of modality 'de re', the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. It is one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus and others have contributed.The argument is developed... 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...

  • Paradoxesby Piotr Lukowski; Marek Gensler

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 137.44

    This critical analysis of all the classic logical paradoxes, both ancient and modern, systematically surveys different approaches, introduces original solutions to many prominent paradoxes, and assesses the role played by paradoxes in philosophy and ontology. more...

  • Informal Fallaciesby Douglas N. Walton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 173.00

    The basic question of this monograph is: how should we go about judging arguments to be reasonable or unreasonable? Our concern will be with argument in a broad sense, with realistic arguments in natural language. The basic object will be to engage in a normative study of determining what factors, standards, or procedures should be adopted or appealed... 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...