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- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
Stewart Shapiro's ambition in Vagueness in Context is to develop a comprehensive account of the meaning, function, and logic of vague terms in an idealized version of a natural language like English. It is a commonplace that the extensions of vague terms vary according to their context: a person can be tall with respect to male accountants and not... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 3.99
Bertrand Russell 1872-1970Bertrand Russell discovered mathematics at the age of eleven. It was, he recalled, a transporting experience: ?as dazzling as first love.?From that moment on, he would pursue his passion with undying devotion and all but erotic fervour. Mathematics might succeed, he felt, where philosophy had failed, reducing thought to its... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 3.99
Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series. A.J. Ayer 1910-1989 Ayer is best remembered for Language, Truth and Logic (1936), which introduced British and American readers to the logical positivism of the Vienna circle. Hanfling shows in this introduction to Ayer's work how he turned this philosophy into a form of British empiricism in the tradition... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 22.41
Whoever wants to philosophize must do three things: analyze for himself, argue for himself, and interpret for himself. This book enables one to learn the methods of philosophy through exercises and solutions close to philosophical practice. The book will not replace a logic book, but it contains almost everything that one needs to philosophize.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80
This collection of new essays explores the nature of explanation and causality. It provides a stimulating and wide ranging debate on one of the central issues that has concerned philosophers and scientists alike - the epistemological nature of their enquiries. The volume not only sheds light on some of the general questions involved, but also addresses... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 19.99
"Perhaps not all the stories that follow are true. They could, however, be true, and the Reader is invited to ponder this." So begins Insurmountable Simplicities , Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi's colorful incarnation of the many philosophical conundrums that hide in the wrinkles of everyday life. Why do mirrors seem to invert left and right... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 18.87
In diesem Lehr- und Studienbuch wird gezeigt, in welchem Maße logische Strukturen das Rechtsdenken mitbestimmen. Dies geschieht anhand einer Darlegung der wesentlichen logischen Grundlagen und ihrer anschließenden Anwendung auf ausgewählte Beispiele auf dem Gebiet des Rechts. Das führt zu einem besseren Verständnis der juristischen Dogmatik und einer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Epistemic Logic studies statements containing verbs such as 'know' and 'wish'. It is one of the most exciting areas in medieval philosophy. Neglected almost entirely after the end of the Middle Ages, it has been rediscovered by philosophers of the present century. This is the first comprehensive study of the subject. Ivan Boh explores the rules for... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 31.99
While logical principles seem timeless, placeless, and eternal, their discovery is a story of personal accidents, political tragedies, and broad social change. If A, Then B begins with logic?s emergence twenty-three centuries ago and tracks its expansion as a discipline ever since. It explores where our sense of logic comes from and what it really... more...