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  • Mind, Reason and Being-in-the-Worldby Joseph K. Schear

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    John McDowell and Hubert L. Dreyfus are philosophers of world renown, whose work has decisively shaped the fields of analytic philosophy and phenomenology respectively. Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate opens with their debate over one of the most important and controversial subjects of philosophy: is human experience... more...

  • The A to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophyby Roger Ariew; Dennis Des Chene; Douglas M. Jesseph; Tad M. Schmaltz; Theo Verbeek

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy includes a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and cross-reference dictionary entries Descartes's writings, concepts, and findings, as well as entries on those who supported him, those who criticized him, those who corrected him, and those who together formed one of the major movements in... more...

  • Meaning and Value in a Secular Ageby Nathan Bupp; Paul Kurtz

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the... more...

  • Hating Perfection (Revised Edition)by John F. Williams

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    The best heaven and the worst hell are the same place. Travel with author John F. Williams into the jungles of Laos and into a new understanding of existence. In lively short stories, Hating Perfection shows the everyday world as uncanny, equally strange as the imaginary worlds of Borges or Kafka. This engrossing, strikingly original book invites... more...

  • Existenzphilosophie und Ethikby Hans Feger; Manuela Hackel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    A longstanding controversy in philosophy concerns whether it is possible to develop an ethics on the basis of existential philosophy. The authors of this volume address contradictory claims regarding existential philosophy that either assert that it is closely bound to ethics or quite alien from ethics. They examine the approaches to ethics taken by... more...

  • Science and the Pursuit of Wisdomby Leemon McHenry

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 154.00

    Nicholas Maxwell's provocative and highly-original philosophy of science urges a revolution in academic inquiry affecting all branches of learning, so that the single-minded pursuit of knowledge is replaced with the aim of helping people realize what is of value in life and make progress toward a more civilized world. This volume of essays from an... more...

  • Ästhetik nach Wittgensteinby Yves Bossart

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 137.00

    Why does something please us? Is there right and wrong in aesthetics? What is the value of art? What do philosophical and aesthetic problems have in common? Wittgenstein worked intensively on these and other questions and wrote of the ?strange resemblance? between aesthetics and philosophy. This study shows how Wittgenstein?s arguments have substantially... more...

  • Alfred North Whiteheadby Michel Weber; François Beets; Michel Dupuis

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 119.00

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  • Doubtful Certaintiesby Margit Gaffal; Jesús Padilla Gálvez

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 125.00

    To what extent can we doubt certainties? How are certainties expressed in words? Which language games convey certainty? To answer these questions we have to recall the method Wittgenstein used in his investigations. When we look at language games and forms of life as inseparable phenomena, do forms of life then provide any certainty? On the other hand,... more...

  • Intersubjectivity and Objectivity in Adam Smith and Edmund Husserlby Christel Fricke; Dagfinn Føllesdal

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 137.00

    Can we have objective knowledge of the world? Can we understand what is morally right or wrong? Yes, to some extent. This is the answer given by Adam Smith and Edmund Husserl. Both rejected David Hume?s skeptical account of what we can hope to understand. But they held his empirical method in high regard, inquiring into the way we perceive and emotionally... more...