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- Springer 2014; US$ 54.99
This book on infinite regress arguments provides (i) an up-to-date overview of the literature on the topic, (ii) ready-to-use insights for all domains of philosophy, and (iii) two case studies to illustrate these insights in some detail. Infinite regress arguments play an important role in all domains of philosophy. There are infinite regresses of... more...
- Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99
An A-to-Z compendium of Russell?s writing One of the great minds of the twentieth century, Bertrand Russell explored philosophy, mathematics, and a variety of other intellectual, political, historical, and social issues in his lifetime. In this indispensable and easily accessible guide, drawn from his books and essays, readers will find Russell?s... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 72.99
Since the ground-breaking work of Saul Kripke, David Lewis, and others in the 1960s and 70s, one dominant interest of analytic philosophers has been in modal truths, which concern the question what is possible and what is necessary. However, there is considerable controversy over the source and nature of necessity. In Modality and Explanatory Reasoning,... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00
This book addresses contemporary problems on substantiality and causality. After presenting rival approaches to substantiality and causality?Ča traditional, ontological view vs. a transcendental one?it presents studies of substance as showing causal aspects and of causality, showing its reference to the category of substance. The last... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
The book consists of a series of chapters on Carnap's ideal of explication as an alternative to the naturalistic conceptions of science, setting it in its historical context, discussing specific cases of explications, and enriching the on-going debate on conceptual engineering and naturalism in analytic philosophy. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
The author attempts to show that scientific realism is compatible with the presence of idealization in the sciences. His main contention is that idealized theories can be treated as counterfactuals about how things are in worlds that are similar to but simpler than the actual world. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
Kierkegaard and Nietzsche revive an ancient approach to ethics that evaluates different ways of life considered as a whole. Comparing and contrasting their respective ideals of faith and individual sovereignty, this work reveals a valuable new path for contemporary ethics. more...