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Epistemology

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  • Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Valueby Bertrand Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Russell's classic examination of the relation between individual experience and the general body of scientific knowledge. It is a rigorous examination of the problems of an empiricist epistemology. more...

  • Reason, Truth and Historyby Hilary Putnam

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 37.00

    Hilary Putnam deals in this book with some of the most fundamental persistent problems in philosophy. more...

  • Dialektik und Hermeneutikby Sarah Schmidt; Jure Zovko; Dimitris Karydas

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Dialektik und Hermeneutik sind Pilotbegriffe der Philosophie und bestimmen als System und Systemkritik in besonderer Weise das Denken der Moderne von seinen Anfängen bis in ihr Postzeitalter. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes beleuchten die historische Dimension von Dialektik und Hermeneutik als Anspruch, Methode und Prozess des Denkens ebenso wie sie ihre... more...

  • The Nature of Scientific Thinkingby Jan Faye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Scientific thinking must be understood as an activity. The acts of interpretation, representation, and explanation are the cognitive processes by which scientific thinking leads to understanding. The book explores the nature of these processes and describes how scientific thinking can only be grasped from a pragmatic perspective. more...

  • A Prosentential Theory of Truthby Dorothy Grover

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    In a number of influential articles published since 1972, Dorothy Grover has developed the prosentential theory of truth. Brought together and published with a new introduction, these essays are even more impressive as a group than they were as single contributions to philosophy and linguistics. Denying that truth has an explanatory role, the prosentential... more...

  • The Chances of Explanationby Paul Humphreys

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book provides a post-positivist theory of deterministic and probabilistic causality that supports both quantitative and qualitative explanations. Features of particular interest include the ability to provide true explanations in contexts where our knowledge is incomplete, a systematic interpretation of causal modeling techniques in the social... more...

  • William of Auvergne and Robert Grossetesteby Steven P. Marrone

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Focusing on the seminal works of two early thirteenth-century philosophers, Steven P. Marrone shows how the idea of science" and the desire to be "scientific" first penetrated the scholarly discourse of the medieval West. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Truth and Skepticismby Robert Almeder

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 74.99

    Robert Almeder provides a comprehensive discussion and definitive refutation of our common conception of truth as a necessary condition for knowledge of the world, and to defend in detail an epistemic conception of truth without falling into the usual epistemological relativism or classical idealism in which all properties of the world turn out to... more...

  • The Embroidered Armourby Roberto Peregalli; Shaun Whiteside

    Steerforth Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Embroidered Armour examines the Greek Mysteries, mythology and legends that heralded a revolution in thinking between the time of Homer and Plato, which gave birth to the Western cultural tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Skepticism and the Veil of Perceptionby Michael Huemer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    This book develops and defends a version of direct realism: the thesis that perception gives us direct awareness, and non-inferential knowledge, of the external world. Huemer rebuts the main arguments used by philosophical skeptics to try to show that we cannot know anything about the world outside of the mind, as well as the arguments used by representationalists... more...