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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments. Such appeals to the moral authority of nature are still very much with us today, as heated debates over genetically modified organisms and human cloning testify. The Moral Authority of Nature offers a wide-ranging account of how people have... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 43.00
This book is for anyone interested in the history of science and philosophy, even if they have no specialized knowledge of Greek philosophy. more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 84.99
Axiogenesis is an innovative philosophical work that dares to answer the question of the ultimate reason is behind the world's existence and nature. Despite drawing on various strands of neo-Platonic thought, Nicholas Rescher crafts an argument for a metaphysical theory grounded in evaluative considerations that is undeniably unique. With a keen intellectualism,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 32.00
These selections from Le système du monde , the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme,... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 117.00
The relationship between religion and contingency is investigated historically and systematically. Its historical part comprises analyses of important philosophers? interpretation of this relationship, viz. that of Leibniz, Kant, Lessing, Jaspers, and Heidegger. Its systematic part analyses how this relationship should be currently (re-)interpreted. more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 241.00
A collective masterpiece that illuminates premodern Chinese ways of thinking about Nature by comparing them with Europe?s, thus also reshaping our understanding of the corresponding Western concepts, and using the frequent partial similarities in the context of overall contrasts to define the differences that have been historically critical. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95
An expansive, yet succinct, analysis of the Philosophy of Religion – from metaphysics through theology. Organized into two sections, the text first examines truths concerning what is possible and what is necessary. These chapters lay the foundation for the book’s second part – the search for a metaphysical framework that permits the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 34.99
Material objects persist through time and survive change. How do they manage to do so? What are the underlying facts of persistence? Do objects persist by being "wholly present" at all moments of time at which they exist? Or do they persist by having distinct "temporal segments" confined to the corresponding times? Are objects three-dimensional... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 168.00
By reconstructing it and tracing its vicissitudes, David Conway rehabilitates a time-honoured conception of philosophy, originating in Plato and Aristotle, which makes theoretical wisdom its aim. Wisdom is equated with possessing a demonstrably correct understanding of why the world exists and has the broad character it does. Adherents of this conception... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 26.99
The Images of Time presents a philosophical investigation of the nature of time and the mind's ways of representing it. Robin Le Poidevin examines how we perceive time and change, the means by which memory links us with the past, the attempt to represent change and movement in art, and the nature of fictional time. These apparently disparate questions... more...