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Epistemology

  • Leibniz on Causation and Agencyby Julia Jorati

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    A fresh and thorough exploration of Leibniz's often controversial theories, including his thought on teleology, contingency, freedom, and moral responsibility. more...

  • Refurbishing Epistemologyby Dominique Kuenzle

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Even though important developments within 20th and 21st century philosophy have widened the scope of epistemology, this has not yet resulted in a systematic meta-epistemological debate about epistemology’s aims, methods, and criteria of success. Ideas such as the methodology of reflective equilibrium, the proposal to "naturalize" epistemology, constructivist... more...

  • Reflections on the Liarby Bradley Armour-Garb

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    There are a number of people who do great work in philosophy who have said very little about the Liar paradox. The purpose of this volume is to afford those philosophers the opportunity to address what might be described as reflections on the Liar. more...

  • Responsibility: The Epistemic Conditionby Philip Robichaud; Jan Willem Wieland

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 59.99

    Sometimes ignorance excuses, sometimes it does not. Whether ignorance can be used as an excuse is controversial. Can ancient slaveholders be excused for owning slaves because they did not know that slavery is wrong? Sixteen new essays explore various ways of defining the line between ignorance that excuses and ignorance that does not. more...

  • Contextualising Knowledgeby Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 59.99

    Jonathan Ichikawa synthesizes two prominent ideas in epistemology: contextualism about knowledge ascriptions, and the 'knowledge first' emphasis on the theoretical primacy of knowledge. He argues that in thinking clearly about knowledge, epistemologists must also think about the dynamic aspects of the words we use to talk about knowledge. more...

  • Making a Differenceby Helen Beebee; Christopher Hitchcock; Huw Price

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    Making a Difference presents new essays on causation and counterfactuals by an international team of experts. The topics range from the semantics of counterfactuals and the context-sensitivity of causal claims, through mechanisms and structural equation models, to mental causation and free will. more...

  • Realism - Relativism - Constructivismby Christian Kanzian; Sebastian Kletzl; Josef Mitterer; Katharina Neges

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 149.99

    Publications of the series include the official proceedings of the ALWS-conferences and of their special workshops. Theseries is open also for other high-quality publications, especially on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and its influence on contemporary systematic philosophy. more...

  • The Natural Problem of Consciousnessby Pietro Snider

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    The “Natural Problem of Consciousness” is the problem of understanding why there are presently conscious beings at all. Given a non-reductive naturalist framework taking consciousness as an ontologically subjective biological phenomenon, how can we rationally explain the fact that the actual world has turned out to be one where there are presently... more...

  • Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscienceby Lena Kästner

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    How do cognitive neuroscientists explain phenomena like memory or language processing? This book examines the different kinds of experiments and manipulative research strategies involved in understanding and eventually explaining such phenomena. Against this background, it evaluates contemporary accounts of scientific explanation, specifically the... more...

  • The Second Physicistby Christa Jungnickel; Russell McCormmach

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 145.53

    This book explores the rise of theoretical physics in 19th century Germany. The authors show how the junior second physicist in German universities over time became the theoretical physicist, of equal standing to the experimental physicist. Gustav Kirchhoff, Hermann von Helmholtz, and Max Planck are among the great German theoretical physicists whose... more...