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Epistemology

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  • The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealismby Matthew C. Altman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 260.00

    The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism features essays from leading scholars on German philosophy. It is the most comprehensive secondary source available, covering not only the full range of work by Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, but also idealists such as Reinhold and Schopenhauer, critics such as Jacobi, Maimon, and the German Romantics more...

  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On Certaintyby Andy Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology, including the nature of knowledge and scepticism. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty introduces and assesses: Wittgenstein's career and the background to... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Metaphysics of Scienceby C. Dilworth

    Springer 2007; US$ 89.99

    Provides a clear conception of modern science, according to which its core consists of particular metaphysical principles. This book also provides a resolution of the debate between empiricism and realism. more...

  • Rereading Russellby C. Wade Savage; C. Anthony Anderson

    University of Minnesota Press 1989; US$ 40.00

    Rereading Russell was first published in 1989. Though Betrand Russell is best known for his formative role in the creation of symbolic logic (the Principia Mathematica) and analytic philosophy, he was also among the founders of twentieth-century philosophy of science; he used his method of logical analysis to devise a metaphysics and epistemology that... more...

  • On Scientific Representationsby Professor Giovanni Boniolo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    Scientific concepts, laws, theories and models are representations but are uniquely different. This book explores each within an original, philosophical framework rooted in the Kantian tradition. Through a revisionist historical approach, it shows how this tradition helps us rethink contemporary issues in epistemology and the philosophy of science. more...