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Epistemology

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  • Introduction to Objectivist Epistemologyby Ayn Rand; Harry Binswanger; Leonard Peikoff

    Penguin Group US 1990; US$ 20.00

    Today man's mind is under attack by all the leading schools of philosophy. We are told that we cannot trust our senses, that logic is arbitrary, that concepts have no basis in reality. Ayn Rand opposes that torrent of nihilism, and she provides the alternative in this eloquent presentation of the essential nature--and power--of man's conceptual faculty.... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theoriesby Matthew R. X. Dentith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Conspiracy theories are a popular topic of conversation in everyday life but are often frowned upon in academic discussions. Looking at the recent spate of philosophical interest in conspiracy theories, The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories looks at whether the assumption that belief in conspiracy theories is typically irrational is well founded more...

  • Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Languageby Gregory S. Moss

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    Gregory S. Moss examines the central arguments in Ernst Cassirer?s first volume of the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms to show how Cassirer defends language as an autonomous cultural form, and how he borrows the concept of the ?concrete universal? from G. W. F. Hegel in order to develop a concept of cultural autonomy. more...

  • Begriff und Interpretation im Zeichen der Moderneby Sarah Schmidt; Jure Zovko; Dimitris Karydas

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

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

  • Generational Feminismby Iris van der Tuin

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict towards a more nuanced conception of the methodology's useful structures. Experimenting with generational logic as an impetus for a new materialism, this book advances feminist politics for the twenty-first century. ... more...

  • Inference to the Best Explanationby Peter Lipton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    How do we go about weighing evidence, testing hypotheses, and making inferences? According to the model of Inference to the Best Explanation , we work out what to infer from the evidence by thinking about what would actually explain that evidence, and we take the ability of a hypothesis to explain the evidence as a sign that the hypothesis is correct.... more...

  • The Force of Reason and the Logic of Forceby Dr Richard A. Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 114.00

    The Force of Reason and the Logic of Force investigates the concept of force through various 'episodes' in the history of philosophy. The author argues that force arises on the basis of the distinction of reality and mere appearance. The book looks at figures who reduce force to something other than itself as well as figures who develop a 'logic... more...

  • Morality without Foundationsby Mark Timmons

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 34.99

    In this work, Timmons defends a metaethical view that exploits certain contextualist themes in philosophy of language and epistemology. He advances what he calls "assertoric non-descriptivism" - a view that employs semantic contextualism in giving an account of moral discourse. more...