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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Philosophy of Philip Kitcherby Mark Couch; Jessica Pfeifer

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher offers an examination of the work of Philip Kitcher. It contains chapters written by leading scholars on Kitcher's work, as well as Kitcher's replies to these authors. more...

  • Experiencing Timeby Simon Prosser

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    Our engagement with time is a ubiquitous feature of our lives, but how does our encounter with it reveal the true nature of temporal reality? Simon Prosser addresses central questions at the heart of this debate, and explores our understanding of time, its passage, and our experience of changes, rates, and durations. more...

  • Beyond Biocentrismby Robert Lanza; Bob Berman

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 24.99

    Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality. But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism , acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine?s "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the reader on an intellectual thrill-ride as they re-examine everything... more...

  • Near-Death Experiencesby John Martin Fischer; Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Near-Death Experiences gives an account of the profound meaning and striking transformative effects that near-death experiences engender. They argue that the integrity of scientific inquiry is compatible with genuine understanding of the significance of human spirituality. more...

  • The Puzzle of Perceptual Justificationby Harmen Ghijsen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book provides an accessible and up-to-date discussion of contemporary theories of perceptual justification that each highlight different factors related to perception, i.e., conscious experience, higher-order beliefs, and reliable processes. The book?s discussion starts from the viewpoint that perception is not only one of our fundamental... more...

  • Neoliberalism and Technoscienceby Marja Ylönen; Luigi Pellizzoni

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the connection between processes of neoliberalization and the advancement and transformation of technoscience. Drawing on a range of theoretical insights, it explores a variety of issues including the digital revolution and the rise of immaterial culture, the rationale of psychiatric reforms and biotechnology... more...

  • Organisms and Personal Identityby A.M. Ferner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Over his philosophical career, David Wiggins has produced a body of work that, though varied and wide-ranging, stands as a coherent and carefully integrated whole. In this book Ferner examines Wiggins? conceptualist-realism, his sortal theory ?D? and his human being theory in order to assess how far these elements of his systematic metaphysics connect.... more...

  • Science, Risk, and Policyby Andrew J. Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    For decades, experts and the public have been at odds over the nature and magnitude of risks and how they should be mitigated through policy. Experts argue that the fears of the public are irrational, and that public policy should be based on sound science. The public, on the other hand, is skeptical of experts, and believe policy should represent... more...

  • Accuracy and the Laws of Credenceby Richard Pettigrew

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    Richard Pettigrew offers an extended investigation into a particular way of justifying the rational principles that govern our credences (or degrees of belief). He draws on decision theory in order to justify the central tenets of Bayesian epistemology, and sets out a veritistic account of epistemic utility. more...

  • Inanimationby David Wills

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Inanimation is the third book by author David Wills to analyze the technology of the human. In Prosthesis, Wills traced our human attachment to external objects back to a necessity within the body itself. In Dorsality, he explored how technology is understood to function behind or before the human. Inanimation proceeds by taking literally... more...