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Epistemology

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  • The Philosophy of Giambattista Vicoby Benedetto Croce; R. G. Collingwood

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 12.95

    Credited as the inventor of the philosophy of history, Vico's influential pre-Enlightenment theories about knowledge, metaphysics, and moral consciousness gained a wider audience with this acclaimed 20th-century exposition. more...

  • Contemporary Debates in Epistemologyby Matthias Steup; John Turri; Ernest Sosa

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    Fully updated with new topics covering the latest developments and debates, the second edition of this highly influential text retains its unique combination of accessibility and originality. Second edition of a highly influential text that has already become a standard in the field, for students and professional researchers alike, due to its... more...

  • Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practiceby Uljana Feest; Friedrich Steinle

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Recent philosophy and history of science have seen a surge of interest in the role of concepts in scientific research. Combining philosophical and historical scholarship, the articles in this volume investigate the ways in which scientists form and use concepts, rather than in what the concepts themselves represent. The fields treated... more...

  • Natur, Technik, Geistby Gregor Schiemann

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 196.00

    We still follow the definitions of Nature already laid down by Aristotle and Descartes who saw Nature as being delineated from the non-natural (e.g. culture, technology). Schiemann defends the continuing validity of these traditional ways of understanding, but argues that that they prove to be valid only within limited contexts. Depending... more...

  • The Pedagogic Missionby Elly Pirocacos

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Reader?s Report on The Pedagogic Mission Content The strength of The Pedagogic Mission (PM) is its examination of the educational content and themes in the work of Heraclitus and Parmenides, two philosophers who have received little attention on this subject. In addition, juxtaposing Socrates and Plato (who, in contrast, have... 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$ 120.00

    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...

  • The Problem of the Essential Indexicalby John Perry

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 124.99

    This is a collection of essays that discusses aspects of the author's views on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. He discusses problems related to "self-locating beliefs" - the sorts of beliefs one expresses with indexicals and demonstratives like "I" and "this". 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...

  • What Is Your Dangerous Idea?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives?for better . . . or for worse . . . From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences.... more...