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- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 126.00
What is desert? The aim of this book is to give an analysis of this notion. Starting from Feinberg's seminal paper, the argument goes on to Chisholm, 18th-century British Rationalism, and Kant, who developed the concept of propriety that is the foundation of the concept of desert and the key to understanding it. Beyond the analysis, the... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
Abgrall is one of the world's top experts on cults and the pseudo health movements that prey upon people in need. A practicing psychiatrist and criminologist, he says "so-called alternative medicine sometimes crosses the line and becomes pure crookery." A more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
This title explores what it means to be rational in a variety of contexts, from personal decisions to those affecting large groups of people. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
Employing computer simulations for the study of the evolution of altruism has been popular since Axelrod's book ?The Evolution of Cooperation?. But have the myriads of simulation studies that followed in Axelrod's footsteps really increased our knowledge about the evolution of altruism or cooperation? This book examines in detail the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 45.00
Perhaps everything we think, feel, and do is determined, and humans--like stones or clouds--are slaves to the laws of nature. Would that be a terrible state? Philosophers who take the incompatibilist position think so, arguing that a deterministic world would be one without moral responsibility and perhaps without true love, meaningful art, and real... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 23.99
Are choice and free will possible in a world governed by deterministic fundamental equations? What sense would determinism make if many events and processes in the world seemed to be governed by chance? These and many other questions emphasize the fact that chance and choice are two leading actors on stage whenever issues of determinism are under discussion.This... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 119.00
One of the last Prussian Reforms during the Napoleonic Era was the constitution of local autonomy for the cities. Proof of its lasting importance is that it was the cities that carried out the deficit-based employment policies of the early 1930s also had to carry the burden of a democratic reconstitution of Germany in the postwar period. After the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95
?This is a major, and deeply thoughtful, contribution to understanding uncertainty and risk. Our world and its unprecedented challenges need such ways of thinking! Much more than a set of contributions from different disciplines, this book leads you to explore your own way of perceiving your own area of work. An outstanding contribution that will stay... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
In this volume--the first, focused study of Hume on time and identity--Baxter focuses on Hume?s treatment of the concept of numerical identity, which is central to Hume's famous discussions of the external world and personal identity. Hume raises a long unappreciated, and still unresolved, difficulty with the concept of identity: how to represent... more...