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Epistemology

  • Thinking about Free Willby Peter van Inwagen

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This volume brings together van Inwagen's most significant essays in this major field, addressing key topics and including two entirely new chapters. more...

  • The Stability of Beliefby Hannes Leitgeb

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    In everyday life we either express our beliefs in all-or-nothing terms or we resort to numerical probabilities: I believe it's going to rain or my chance of winning is one in a million. The Stability of Belief develops a theory of rational belief that allows us to reason with all-or-nothing belief and numerical belief simultaneously. more...

  • Current Controversies in Values and Scienceby Kevin C. Elliott; Daniel Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Current Controversies in Values and Science asks ten philosophers to debate five questions (two philosophers per debate) that are driving contemporary work in this important area of philosophy of science. The book is perfect for the advanced student, building up her knowledge of the foundations of the field while also engaging its most cutting-edge... more...

  • Contrastive Reasonsby Justin Snedegar

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 54.99

    Justin Snedegar develops and defends contrastivism about reasons. This is the view that normative reasons are fundamentally reasons for or against actions or attitudes only relative to sets of alternatives. Simply put, reasons are always reasons to do one thing rather than another, instead of simply being reasons to do something, full stop. more...

  • Transcendental Arguments in Moral Theoryby Jens Peter Brune; Robert Stern; Micha H. Werner

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 119.28

    Since Barry Stroud's classic paper in 1968, the general discussion on transcendental arguments tends to focus on examples from theoretical philosophy. It also tends to be pessimistic, or at least extremely reluctant, about the potential of this kind of arguments. Nevertheless, transcendental reasoning continues to play a prominent role in some recent... more...

  • The Analysis of Knowingby Robert K. Shope

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    This book is the first complete survey and critical appraisal of the large body of research that has appeared during approximately the last decade concerning the analysis of knowing. Robert K. Shope pays special attention to the social aspects of knowing and proposes a new formulation of the fundamental structure of the Gettier problem. Originally... more...

  • Entailment, Vol. IIby Alan Ross Anderson; Jr. Nuel D. Belnap; J. Michael Dunn

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 106.95 US$ 97.32

    In spite of a powerful tradition, more than two thousand years old, that in a valid argument the premises must be relevant to the conclusion, twentieth-century logicians neglected the concept of relevance until the publication of Volume I of this monumental work. Since that time relevance logic has achieved an important place in the field of philosophy:... more...

  • Authority and Democracyby Christopher McMahon

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 46.50 US$ 42.32

    Should the democratic exercise of authority that we take for granted in the realm of government be extended to the managerial sphere? Exploring this question, Christopher McMahon develops a theory of government and management as two components of an integrated system of social authority that is essentially political in nature. He then considers where... more...

  • The Principle of Non-contradiction in Plato's Republicby Laurence Bloom

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.99

    What sorts of things qualify as first principles of reasoning and what kind of justification for them can be offered? We think of principles like that of non-contradiction as first principles of reasoning. Laurence Bloom argues that Plato?s Republic , the first text that affords us a complete statement of the Principle of Non-contradiction, offers... more...

  • Varieties of Scientific Realismby Evandro Agazzi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 108.47

    This book offers a comprehensive update on the scientific realism debate, enabling readers to gain a novel appreciation of the role of objectivity and truth in science and to understand fully the various ways in which antirealist conceptions have been subjected to challenge over recent decades. Authoritative representatives of different philosophical... more...