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  • Gilles Deleuze and Metaphysicsby Alain Beaulieu; Edward Kazarian; Julia Sushytska; Arnauld Villani; Alberto Anelli; Rocco Gangle; Sjoerd van Tuinen; Joshua Ramey; Daniel Whistler; Adrian Switzer; Gregory Kalyniuk; Thomas Nail; Mary Beth Mader

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This collection examines an aspect of Gilles Deleuze?s thought that has largely been neglected; whether or not Deleuze was a metaphysician. Answering this question may reveal the problematic nature of so-called postmodernism and the critique it leveled at the first philosophy, and it may help readers to better understand philosophy?s fate. ... more...

  • Philosophy of Actionby Lilian O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 28.00

    Accessible and wide-ranging, this introduction to contemporary Philosophy of Action guides the reader through the major views and arguments. The topics addressed include the nature of intentional action and its explanation, the nature of reasons, the role of desire and intention in action, the nature of autonomy and the possibility of group agents. more...

  • Possibility and Actualityby Nicolai Hartmann; Roberto Poli; Stephanie Adair; Alex Scott

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Nicolai Hartmann?s Possibility and Actuality is a landmark work of modal analysis that describes the logical relations between possibility, actuality, and necessity. It deals with such questions as: How do we know that something is really possible? Is the possible only the actual? Is the actual only the possible? What is the difference between ideal... more...

  • Intensität und Realitätby Thomas Kisser; Thomas Leinkauf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Seit Beginn der Philosophie steht neben dem Modell der substantiellen Differenz das Modell der quantitativen Differenz. Letztere unterscheidet sich im Rahmen einer einheitlichen Qualität durch die Intensität oder bestimmte Quantität und gewinnt im Zuge der Neuzeit und der Moderne eine zunehmende Bedeutung. Untersucht werden Konzeptionen von der Antike... more...

  • Objects and Pseudo-Objectsby Bruno Leclercq; Sebastien Richard; Denis Seron

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Which entities should be accepted as part of the furniture of the world, and which not? What are ?pseudo-objects,? if they are not properly objects? This collection explores the answers given to these questions by some key philosophers throughout the 20th century. It brings together essays by leading scholars on a subject of central importance to both... more...

  • Personal Knowledgeby Michael Polanyi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...