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- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
The book attempts to develop an account of simplicity in terms of testability, and to use this account to provide an adequate characterization of induction, one immune to the class of problems suggested by Nelson Goodman. It is then shown that the past success of induction, thus characterized, constitutes evidence for its future success. A qualitative... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
Precision, Language and Logic is a three-part book that first presents ideas in basic logic and clear thinking. Part II is concerned with the application of logic and other methods of precision to everyday discourse and also to the sciences and other disciplines such as law and economics. The last part of the book discusses a formalization of the sciences.... more...
- Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99
Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century. In this follow-up to his introductory guide Think , and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts. By explaining how... more...
- Open Court 2011; US$ 27.00
What is the number one? How can we be so sure that 2 + 2 = 4 ? These apparently simple questions have perplexed philosophers for thousands of years, but discussion of them was transformed by the German philosopher Gottlob Frege (1848-1925). No present-day investigation of the nature of numbers or the truth of mathematics can proceed in ignorance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Over fifteen years have passed since Cora Diamond and James Conant turned Wittgenstein scholarship upside down with the program of ?resolute? reading, and ten years since this reading was crystallized in the major collection The New Wittgenstein . This approach remains at the center of the debate about Wittgenstein and his philosophy, and this book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95
As a leading member of the Vienna Circle, Rudolph Carnap's aim was to bring about a "unified science" by applying a method of logical analysis to the empirical data of all the sciences. This work, first published in English in 1934, endeavors to work out a way in which the observation statements required for verification are not private to the observer.... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00
This volume celebrates the work of Petr Hájek on mathematical fuzzy logic and presents how his efforts have influenced prominent logicians who are continuing his work. The book opens with a discussion on Hájek's contribution to mathematical fuzzy logic and with a scientific biography of him, progresses to include two articles with a foundation flavour,... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 32.95
Dharmakirti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits, and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakirti is widely recognized for his crucial innovations in Indian logic and semantic theory, his notoriously difficult thought nonetheless remains... more...
- Philosophical Library/Open Road 2015; US$ 0.99
Bertrand Russell?s classic primer on Western philosophy and the greatest thinkers of the past three millennia With zest and rigor, Bertrand Russell applies twentieth-century thinking to age-old philosophy, from the works of Plato and Aristotle to those of René Descartes and John Locke. In The Problems of Philosophy , he reviews the Western canon?s... more...
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Basic Outline, Part 1, Science of LogicCambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00
Contains the most explicit formulation of Hegel's enduringly influential dialectical method and of the categorical system underlying his thought. more...