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  • Dissociation in Argumentative Discussionsby Agnes van Rees

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 169.00

    Dissociation is a pervasive argumentative technique used in many public and private realms. This is the first book to offer a systematic theoretical study of dissociation, and it includes numerous examples from various cultures and contexts. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fundamental Uncertaintyby Professor Silva Marzetti Dall'aste Brandolini; Professor Roberto Scazzieri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 125.00

    This volume addresses the subject of uncertainty from the point of view of an extended conception of rationality. In particular, the contributions explore the premises and implications of plausible reasoning when probabilities are non-measurable or unknown, and when the space of possible events is only partially identified. more...

  • Über die Wissenschaftenby Al-Farabi; Franz Schupp

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2005; US$ 17.18

    Die Ausgabe bietet erstmals eine deutsche Übersetzung dieses Schlüsseltextes für die Einteilung und Bewertung der Wissenschaften nach der lateinischen Übersetzung von Gerhard von Cremona (1114?1187). Beigefügt ist eine kritische Edition des lateinischen Textes, der mit den überlieferten Handschriften des arabischen Originals abgeglichen wurde. Die... more...

  • Topical Relevance in Argumentationby Douglas Walton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 98.00

    It is a longstanding if not altogether coherent tradition of logic and rhetorical studies that an argument can be incorrect or fallacious in virtue of some proposition in it being ?irrelevant?. This monograph clarifies that tradition. Non-classical propositional calculi, including relevance logics and relatedness logics, are juxtaposed against conversational... more...

  • The Myth of the Closed Mindby Ray Scott Percival

    Open Court 2011; US$ 49.95

    “It?s like talking to a brick wall? and “We?ll have to agree to disagree? are popular sayings referring to the frustrating experience of discussing issues with people who seem to be beyond the reach of argument. It?s often claimed that some people—fundamentalists or fanatics—are indeed sealed off from rational criticism. And every month new pop... more...