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  • John Rawlsby Catherine Audard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    John Rawls (1921-2002) is one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Contemporary political philosophy has been reshaped by his seminal ideas and most current work in the discipline is a response to them. This book introduces his central ideas and examines their contribution to contemporary political thought. In the first part of... more...

  • The Minds of the Modernsby Janice Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This is a comprehensive examination of the ideas of the early modern philosophers on the nature of mind. Taking Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume in turn, Janice Thomas presents an authoritative and critical assessment of each of these canonical thinkers' views of the notion of mind. The book examines each philosopher's position... more...

  • Understanding Rationalismby Charlie Huenemann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    The three great historical philosophers most often associated with rationalism - Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz - opened up ingenious and breathtaking vistas upon the world. Yet their works are so difficult that readers often find themselves stymied. "Understanding Rationalism" offers a guide for anyone approaching these thinkers for the first time.With... more...

  • The New Pragmatismby Alan Malachowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Some hundred years after its inception, Pragmatism has reclaimed centre stage, not just within philosophy, but also within intellectual culture as a whole. This book sets out to explain what it is about Pragmatism that makes it such a distinctively attractive prospect to so many thinkers, even in previously hostile traditions. Alan Malachowski sets... more...

  • Phenomenal Consciousnessby Dimitris Platchias

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    How can the fine-grained phenomenology of conscious experience arise from neural processes in the brain? How does a set of action potentials (nerve impulses) become like the feeling of pain in one's experience? Contemporary neuroscience is teaching us that our mental states correlate with neural processes in the brain. However, although we know that... more...

  • Understanding Naturalismby Jack Ritchie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Many contemporary Anglo-American philosophers describe themselves as naturalists. But what do they mean by that term? Popular naturalist slogans like, "there is no first philosophy" or "philosophy is continuous with the natural sciences" are far from illuminating. "Understanding Naturalism" provides a clear and readable survey of the main strands in... more...

  • Understanding Phenomenologyby David R. Cerbone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    "Understanding Phenomenology" provides a guide to one of the most important schools of thought in modern philosophy. The book traces phenomenology's historical development, beginning with its founder, Edmund Husserl and his "pure" or "transcendental" phenomenology, and continuing with the later, "existential" phenomenology of Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul... more...

  • Analytic Versus Continentalby James Chase; Jack Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Throughout much of the twentieth century, the relationship between analytic and continental philosophy has been one of disinterest, caution or hostility. Recent debates in philosophy have highlighted some of the similarities between the two approaches and even envisaged a post-continental and post-analytic philosophy. Opening with a history of key... more...

  • Ethics in Islamby Nuha Al-Shaar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the B?yid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Ab? Hayy?n al-Tawh?d? who lived in Baghdad and what is now western Iran. Ethics in Islam provides the first major treatment of al-Tawh?d?'s ethics, political thought, and social idealism,... more...

  • To the Far Right Christian Hater...You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can't Be Bothby Bonnie Weinstein

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the six-time Nobel Peace Prize nominated Military Religious Freedom Foundation's official archives comes this jaw-dropping collection of hate mail, threats, and criticisms of the MRFF's efforts to ensure that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans... more...