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  • Discourse on Methodby René Descartes

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2015; US$ 0.99

    Descartes?s revolutionary treatise on reason and scientific thought, which sparked radical breakthroughs in mathematics, philosophy, and metaphysics After he finished school, René Descartes was left with more doubts than certainties. His Jesuit education included some of the best teaching available in mathematics, physics, and letters, and yet... more...

  • Persons and Personal Identiyby Amy Kind

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    As persons, we are importantly different from all other creatures in the universe. But in what, exactly, does this difference consist? What kinds of entities are we, and what makes each of us the same person today that we were yesterday? Could we survive having all of our memories erased and replaced with false ones? What about if our bodies were... more...

  • Archetypesby Elémire Zolla

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    Man is dominated by his archetypes; they mould not only his history but his dreams. But how are we to define and evaluate them? Is it perhaps possible for us to relate more creatively to them? Originally published in 1981, these are some of the questions raised by this title. To answer them the author gathered together a vast amount of material... more...

  • The Wisdom of George Santayanaby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      A survey of the influential?and prolific?modern philosopher   In dozens of books, magazine articles, and essays, George Santayana infused his philosophy with exquisite language, wit, and subtle humor, prompting one authority to state that he ?writes philosophy more beautifully than any other thinker since Plato.?   The Wisdom of George... more...

  • Aristotleby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    Aristotle's works have influenced science, religion, and philosophy for nearly two thousand years. He could be thought of as the father of logical thought. Aristotle wrote: 'There is nothing in the intellect that was not first in the senses.' He wrote that everything that is learned in life is learned through sensory perception. Aristotle was the... more...

  • Scientific Explanationby Philip Kitcher; Wesley C. Salmon

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 40.00

    Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from Pre-Socratic times through the modern period. However, recent discussion really begins with the development of the Deductive-Nomological (DN) model. This model has had many advocates (including Popper 1935, 1959, Braithwaite 1953, Gardiner, 1959, Nagel 1961)... more...

  • Rereading Russellby C. Wade Savage; C. Anthony Anderson

    University of Minnesota Press 1989; US$ 40.00

    Rereading Russell was first published in 1989. Though Betrand Russell is best known for his formative role in the creation of symbolic logic (the Principia Mathematica) and analytic philosophy, he was also among the founders of twentieth-century philosophy of science; he used his method of logical analysis to devise a metaphysics and epistemology that... more...

  • Works of Immanuel Kantby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 5.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete essays complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter and footnote. Table of Contents. The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics (1780). Critique of Pure Reason (Kritik der reinen Vernunft) (1781, 1787). Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen... more...

  • Reading Bernard Williamsby Daniel Callcut

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    When Bernard Williams died in 2003, the Times newspaper hailed him ?as the greatest moral philosopher of his generation?. This outstanding collection of specially commissioned new essays on Williams's work is essential reading for anyone interested in Williams, ethics and moral philosophy and philosophy in general. Reading Bernard Williams examines... more...

  • Relativity and the Nature of Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer 2009; US$ 79.95

    What is the nature of spacetime? This book develops the answer to this question via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. more...