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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
This book is a philosophical examination of the stages in our journey from hominid to human. Dealing with the nature and origin of language, self-consciousness, and the religious ideal of a return to Eden, it has a philosophical anthropology approach. It provides an account of our place in nature consistent with both empiricism and mysticism. more...
- IOS Press 2012; US$ 160.00
The public sector may be considered as a highly fragmented and at the same time enormously interconnected system. Resources are dispersed among a huge variety of actors and entities and these affect each other in many unexpected ways. This book analyses the apparently paradoxical occurrence of simultaneous fragmentation and interconnectivity within... more...
- Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 18.94
<p>Inspired by E. M. Forster's thought that 'Death destroys a man but the idea of it saves him', <i>The Black Mirror </i>takes death as an external viewpoint from which we may see our lives more clearly. </p><p> Raymond Tallis looks back on his world from the standpoint of his future corpse. He reflects on the senses that... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Best known as the rabble-rousing journalist responsible for penning the shocking novel exposing unsafe practices in the meat industry, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair was an insatiably curious free-thinker who also focused a great deal of his writing on what would be called "self-help" today. In The Book of Life, he takes on a remarkable array... more...
- Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 38.00
The subject of personal identity is one of the most central and most contested and exciting in philosophy. Ever since Locke, psychological and bodily criteria have vied with one another in conflicting accounts of personal identity. Carol Rovane argues that, as things stand, the debate is unresolvable since both sides hold coherent positions that our... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 19.95
In this, the paperback edition of the influential bestseller, Keith Ward dismantles the attacks on religion by scientists, sociologists, and psychologists, who claim that religion is nothing more than a host of na´ve superstitions and delusions. Examining the work of thinkers from Sigmund Freud to Emile Durkheim, Ward offers an alternative view,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
What is the nature of causation? How is causation linked with explanation? And can there be an adequate theory of explanation? These questions and many others are addressed in this unified and rigorous examination of the philosophical problems surrounding causation, laws and explanation. Part 1 of this book explores Hume's views on causation, theories... more...
- De Gruyter 2005; US$ 98.00
The six studies comprising this volume deal with some fundamental issues in early Greek thought: cosmic evaluation in Anaximander, the theory of opposites from the Pre-Socratics to Plato and Aristotle, thought experimentation in Pre-Socratic thought, the origins of Greek Scepticism among the Sophisists, the prehistory of "Buridan's Ass"... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 140.00
"I do not expect a good reception from professional philosophers" wrote Whitehead in 1929, immediately after the publication of Process and Reality. Indeed, it took nearly thirty years before scholars seriously started to try to decipher the book taken as a whole. And there remains today "professional" Whiteheadians who claim that this... more...