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Epistemology

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  • Ignoranceby Stuart Firestein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance--not knowledge--that is the true engine of science.Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is... more...

  • The Laboratory of the Mindby James Robert Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    Newton's bucket, Einstein's elevator, Schrödinger's cat ? these are some of the best-known examples of thought experiments in the natural sciences. But what function do these experiments perform? Are they really experiments at all? Can they help us gain a greater understanding of the natural world?  How is it possible that we can learn new things... more...

  • An Essay Concerning Human Understandingby John Locke

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 10.95

    Includes generous selections from the Essay, topically arranged passages from the replies to Stillingfleet, a chronology, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index based on the entries that Locke himself devised. more...

  • Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefsby Lisa Bortolotti

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 68.99

    Delusions are a common symptom of schizophrenia, dementia and other psychiatric disorders. Though delusion is commonly defined as a false and irrational belief, there is currently a lively debate about whether delusions are really beliefs and indeed, whether they are even irrational.The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of delusions.... more...

  • Theory of Knowledgeby Nicholas Alchin; Carolyn Henly

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 44.00

    Complete content and assessment coverage for the new guide, including all the new ways of knowing and areas of knowledge, from the IB's most respected TOK experts. - Guides students by helping them examine the nature of knowledge and ways of knowing. - Develops diverse and balanced arguments by raising questions in a variety of contexts. - Provides... more...

  • Der mentale Zugang zur Weltby Marcus Willaschek

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 146.37

    Ist die uns vertraute Wirklichkeit von unserem Denken und Erkennen unabhängig? Der Realismus gibt auf diese Frage eine positive, die verschiedenen Formen des Antirealismus eine negative Antwort. Doch die Diskussion zwischen Realisten und Antirealisten beruht auf einem Missverständnis des zugrundeliegenden Problems. Dieses liegt nicht in der Denkunabhängigkeit... more...

  • AQA AS Philosophyby Dan Cardinal

    Hodder Education 2014; Not Available

    Help students navigate key concepts and philosophical arguments and develop their own points of view with our clear, engaging AS Philosophy textbook, written for the new AQA AS Philosophy specification more...

  • Experimental Ethicsby Christoph Luetge; Hannes Rusch; Matthias Uhl

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Moral philosophy is no longer being pursued from arm-chairs. Instead, ethical questions are dissected in the experimental lab. This volume enables its readers to immerse themselves into Experimental Ethics' history, its current topics and future perspectives, its methodology, and the criticism it is subject to. more...

  • Towards a Science of Belief Systemsby Edmund Griffiths

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    People believe in a great many things; and yet most of us know almost nothing about why other people believe what they do, or indeed about how it feels to believe it. This book presents an objective method for understanding and comparing belief systems - irrespective of whether the investigator happens to agree with them. more...

  • Identity, Consciousness and Valueby Peter Unger

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 41.99

    The topic of personal identity has prompted lively debates in recent philosophy. In a contribution to the discussion, the author of this treatise presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. more...