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  • Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperationby Christopher Woodard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book is about fundamental questions in normative ethics. It begins with the idea that we often respond to ethical theories according to how principled or pragmatic they are. It clarifies this contrast and then uses it to shed light on old debates in ethics, such as debates about the rival merits of consequentialist and deontological views. Using... more...

  • Reasoningby Jonathan E. Adler; Lance J. Rips

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 68.00

    An interdisciplinary collection of major essays on reasoning by a well-known group of philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists. more...

  • Dissociation in Argumentative Discussionsby Scott Jacobs; Erik C.W. Krabbe

    Springer 2008; US$ 169.00

    Dissociation is a pervasive argumentative technique that can be found in argumentative discussions from all realms of public and private life. This book focuses on dialogual aspects of the use of dissociation in argumentative discussions. It discusses a variety of examples from such sources as newspapers, television shows, and websites. more...

  • The Reasons of Loveby Harry G. Frankfurt

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    This beautifully written book by one of the world's leading moral philosophers argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love. Harry Frankfurt writes that it is through caring... more...

  • You've Got To Be Kidding!by John Capps; Donald Capps

    Wiley 2011; US$ 26.95

    You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on... more...

  • The Philosopher's Toolkitby Julian Baggini; Peter S. Fosl

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95

    The second edition of this popular compendium provides the necessary intellectual equipment to engage with and participate in effective philosophical argument, reading, and reflection Features significantly revised, updated and expanded entries, and an entirely new section drawn from methods in the history of philosophy This edition has a broad,... more...

  • Kant's Critique of Pure Reasonby Otfried Hoffe

    Springer 2010; US$ 269.00

    Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" is so outstanding among modern philosophical works, that it can be termed "the" foundation of modern philosophy. Schopenhauer termed it "the most important book ever to have been written in Europe." Otfried Hoffe guides the reader through the "Critique" one step at a time,... more...

  • The Cunning of Reasonby Martin Hollis

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 48.00

    This book is a philosophers' attempt to bring together ideas put forward by economists, sociologists and political theorists. The author begins by exploring the economist's assumption that action is rational if it helps to achieve the agent's goals as efficiently as possible. The assumption is explored with the aid of rational-choice theory and game-theory,... more...

  • Why Is Everyone Else Wrong?by Tibor R. Machan

    Springer 2010; US$ 49.95

    Especially when there is a lot of political rhetoric in the air, those of us with strong political convictions are inclined to reflect on just why we hold certain views even as others who are basically like us hold very different ones. Social scientists and other thinkers struggle to explain it, but the puzzle remains - in part because they, too, disagree... more...

  • Reason and Rationalityby Jon Elster; Steven Rendall

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 21.95

    One of the world's most important political philosophers, Jon Elster is a leading thinker on reason and rationality and their roles in politics and public life. In this short book, he crystallizes and advances his work, bridging the gap between philosophers who use the idea of reason to assess human behavior from a normative point of view and social... more...