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  • Considered Judgmentby Catherine Z. Elgin

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 58.00

    Philosophy long sought to set knowledge on a firm foundation, through derivation of indubitable truths by infallible rules. For want of such truths and rules, the enterprise foundered. Nevertheless, foundationalism's heirs continue their forbears' quest, seeking security against epistemic misfortune, while their detractors typically espouse unbridled... more...

  • Épistémologie de la science politiqueby Lawrence Olivier; Guy Bédard; Jean-François Thibault

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1998; US$ 24.00

    Qu'est-ce que l'épistémologie et quelle est son utilité en science politique? La science politique peut-elle nous expliquer le comment et les raisons qui ont causé un événement? Peut-elle permettre de trouver des solutions pour améliorer une situation? Voilà les questions auxquelles les auteurs de ce... more...

  • L' oeuvre de soiby Pierre Fortin

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2007; US$ 15.00

    Comment bel et bien vivre? Cette question interpelle tout être humain autant dans la légèreté que dans la lourdeur du quotidien. Tout au long de sa vie, il appartient à chacun d'y répondre le plus librement possible. Cet essai propose un certain nombre de réflexions sur l'existence humaine et sur les conditions... more...

  • Conceptual Atomism and the Computational Theory of Mindby John-Michael Kuczynski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    What is it to have a concept? What is it to make an inference? What is it to be rational? On the basis of recent developments in semantics, a number of authors have embraced answers to these questions that have radically counterintuitive consequences, for example: ? One can rationally accept self-contradictory propositions (e.g. Smith is a composer... more...

  • Mind and Causalityby Alberto Peruzzi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 102.00

    Which causal patterns are involved in mental processes? On what mechanisms does the self-organisation of cognitive structure rest? Can a naturalistic view account for the basic resources of intentionality, while avoiding the objections to reductive materialism? By considering the developmental, phenomenological and biological aspects linking mind and... more...

  • Multiple Analogies in Science and Philosophyby Cameron Shelley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    A multiple analogy is a structured comparison in which several sources are likened to a target. In Multiple analogies in science and philosophy , Shelley provides a thorough account of the cognitive representations and processes that participate in multiple analogy formation. Through analysis of real examples taken from the fields of evolutionary... more...

  • Quantum Closures and Disclosuresby Gordon G. Globus

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 102.00

    Quantum Closures and Disclosures thinks together two seemingly irreconcilable discourses: An application of quantum field theory to brain functioning, called quantum brain dynamics, and the continental postphenomenological tradition, especially the work of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida. Underlying both developments is a new ontology of nonCartesian... more...

  • Mind Ascribedby Bruno Mölder

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This book provides a thoroughly worked out and systematic presentation of an interpretivist position in the philosophy of mind, of the view that having mental properties is a matter of interpretation. Bruno Mölder elaborates and defends a particular version of interpretivism, the ascription theory, which explicates the possession of mental states with... more...

  • The Transparent Becoming of Worldby Gordon G. Globus

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    The Transparent Becoming of World undertakes a penetrating inquiry into the quotidian world we take for granted and the brain that silently hoists our bubbles of world-thrownness. After critiquing the traditional views of direct realism, indirect realism and idealism, the continual becoming of world is explained by a novel integration of process... more...

  • Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology: Volume 2by David Lewis

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 48.00

    This second volume of papers is devoted to Lewis's work in metaphysics and epistemology. more...