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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Philosophy of Timeby Roger McLure

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The question of the existence and the properties of time has been subject to debate for thousands of years. This considered and complete study offers a contrastive analysis of phenomenologies of time from the perspective of the problematics of the visibility of time. Is time perceptible only through the veil of change? Or is there a naked presence... 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...