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- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 33.99
Nature's Metaphysics argues that a satisfactory philosophy of science requires a metaphysics that is based on the understanding that natural properties are essentially dispositional. Alexander Bird develops a dispositional essentialist account of the laws of nature, defending the claim that laws are metaphysically necessary. Professional philosophers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95
Over fifteen years have passed since Cora Diamond and James Conant turned Wittgenstein scholarship upside down with the program of ?resolute? reading, and ten years since this reading was crystallized in the major collection The New Wittgenstein . This approach remains at the center of the debate about Wittgenstein and his philosophy, and this book... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
Now in paperback, the bestselling author of Communion revisits his groundbreaking work on alien abduction to explore the ultimate meaning behind today?s increasing reports of UFO sightings, close encounters, alien implants, crop circles, animal mutilations ? and what it means for our near-future. In 1987 writer Whitley Strieber exposed the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 39.99
John T. Roberts presents and defends a radically new theory of laws of nature, the Measurability Account. Though consistent with a Humean ontology, Roberts's theory differs sharply from the most influential Humean theory of laws, David Lewis's Best-System Analysis. Unlike other Humean theories, the Measurability Account affirms that there is... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 84.99
In this original and iconoclastic book, Julian Dodd argues for what he terms the simple view of the ontological nature of works of pure, instrumental music. This account is the conjunction of two theses: the type/token theory and sonicism. The type/token theory addresses the question of which ontological category musical works fall under, and its answer... more...
- Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 33.99
That there are no white ravens is true because there are no white ravens. And so there is a sense in which that truth 'depends on the world'. But this sort of dependence is trivial. After all, it does not imply that there is anything that is that truth's 'truthmaker'. Nor does it imply that something exists to which that truth corresponds.... more...
- Clarendon Press 2002; US$ 54.99
Philosophical naturalism, according to which philosophy is continuous with the natural sciences, has dominated the Western academy for well over a century; but Michael Rea claims that it is without rational foundation, and that the costs of embracing it are surprisingly high. The first part of World Without Design aims to provide a fair and historically... more...
- Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 53.99
Robert Stalnaker draws together in this volume his seminal work in metaphysics. The central theme is the role of possible worlds in articulating our various metaphysical commitments. The book begins with reflections on the general idea of a possible world, and then uses the framework of possible worlds to formulate and clarify some questions about... more...
- Touchstone 1997; Not Available
This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education,... more...