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- Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95
When a doctor tells you there�s a one percent chance that an operation will result in your death, or a scientist claims that his theory is probably true, what exactly does that mean? Understanding probability is clearly very important, if we are to make good theoretical and practical choices. In this engaging and highly accessible introduction... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
Epistemic Angst offers a completely new solution to the ancient philosophical problem of radical skepticism?the challenge of explaining how it is possible to have knowledge of a world external to us. Duncan Pritchard argues that the key to resolving this puzzle is to realize that it is composed of two logically distinct problems, each requiring... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00
The study aims at expanding the idea of knowledge beyond the notion of descriptive knowledge. It examines a pluralism of scientific, philosophical, literary, and aesthetic forms of knowledge. This pluralism is not relativistic but complementary. Different ways of knowing enrich each other ? thus facilitating a more comprehensive and differentiated... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...