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Epistemology

  • The 'Postmodern Turn' in the Social Sciencesby Simon Susen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 110.00

    Simon Susen examines the impact of the 'postmodern turn' on the contemporary social sciences. On the basis of an innovative five-dimensional approach, this study provides a systematic, comprehensive, and critical account of the legacy of the 'postmodern turn', notably in terms of its continuing relevance in the twenty-first century. more...

  • 2nd Revised edition of "Introducing Bertrand Russell"by Dave Robinson; Judy Groves

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 7.28

    Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field. more...

  • AQA AS Philosophyby Dan Cardinal; Jeremy Hayward; Gerald Jones

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 32.49

    Help students navigate key concepts and philosophical arguments and develop their own points of view with our clear,engaging AS Philosophy textbook. Written by the authors of Philosophy in Focus ,this book covers both units,Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion,and supports students in understanding difficult material through a clear style and visual... more...

  • Abductive Reasoningby Atocha Aliseda

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 209.00

    Abductive Reasoning: Logical Investigations into Discovery and Explanation is a much awaited original contribution to the study of abductive reasoning, providing logical foundations and a rich sample of pertinent applications. Divided into three parts on the conceptual framework, the logical foundations, and the applications, this monograph takes... more...

  • Acceptable Premisesby James B. Freeman

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 44.00

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive theory of premise acceptability. more...

  • Achieving Knowledgeby John Greco

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Argues that knowledge is a kind of achievement, exploring questions of what it is and what kind of value it has. more...

  • Action in Contextby Anton Leist

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 140.00

    The book illustrates the concept of action in three different contexts - the justification of actions, people?s life history, and pragmatism.Because of itscomprehensive view, this volume marks a departure from the atomistic approach of action theory. Thisin itself raises a number of questions, which the ten contributors to this volume deal... more...

  • Active Perception in the History of Philosophyby José Filipe Silva; Mikko Yrjönsuuri

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The aim of the present work is to show the roots of the conception of perception as an active process, tracing the history of its development from Plato to modern philosophy. The contributors inquire into what activity is taken to mean in different theories, challenging traditional historical accounts of perception that stress the passivity of percipients... more...

  • Adaptive Knowingby J.K. Feibleman

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 169.00

    The acquisition of knowledge is not a single unrelated occasion but rather an adaptive process in which past acquisitions modify present and future ones. In Part I of this essay in epistemology it is argued that coping with knowledge is not a passive affair but dynamic and active, involving its continuance into the stages of assimilation and deployment.... more...

  • Adaptive Thinkingby Gerd Gigerenzer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 33.99

    Where do new ideas come from? What is social intelligence? Why do social scientists perform mindless statistical rituals? This vital book is about rethinking rationality as adaptive thinking: to understand how minds cope with their environments, both ecological and social. Gerd Gigerenzer proposes and illustrates a bold new research program that investigates... more...