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  • Through a Glass Darklyby RJ Snell

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    The modern hope of attaining purely rational and objective knowledge has faltered, to the joy of some and worry of others. Philosophy's attempt to see reality with a god's-eye view is increasingly viewed as unlikely or undesirable, but what fills the vacuum now that the modern project is in jeopardy? Through a Glass Darkly examines the thought... more...

  • Issues in Interpretation Theoryby Pol Vandevelde

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    A selection of 11 presentations from a seminar on phenomenology and hermeneutics held at Marquette University since 2002 explore a range of issues and a variety of methods in the two areas of philosophy. Among their topics are the genesis of the Heideggerian interrogation on the origin of the work of art, a phenomenological reading of Samuel Beckett's... more...

  • Epistemologyby Laurence Bonjour

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 36.99

    In Epistemology, Laurence Bonjour introduces the serious philosophy student to the history and concepts of epistemology, while simultaneously challenging them to take an active part in its ongoing debates. The text reflects BonJour's conviction that the place to start any discussion of the theories of knowledge is with the classical problems, beginning... more...

  • Adventure of Philosophy, Theby Luis Navia

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 36.95

    Well-written and engaging, this volume explores the most important questions and issues that have absorbed philosophers over the past twenty-five centuries. The quest to define reality, the problem of the existence of God, the search for moral values, the problem of evil, the discovery of the self, and other philosophical issues are clearly outlined... more...

  • The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kindsby Helen Beebee; Nigel Sabbarton-Leary

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori--is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of science. At the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke's views about the existence and scope of the necessary a posteriorito... more...

  • An Introduction to Metaphysicsby John W. Carroll; Ned Markosian

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Discusses and invites students to reflect on topics such as causation, freedom and determinism, laws of nature, and material objects. more...

  • Necessity and Truthful Fictionsby Amihud Gilead

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 95.20

    This book discovers areas and themes, especially in philosophical psychology, for novel observations and investigations, the diversity of which is systematically unified within the frame of the author’s original metaphysics, panenmentalism. The book demonstrates how by means of truthful fictions we may detect meaningful possibilities as well as... more...

  • Interpretation and Transformationby Michael Krausz

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 47.60

    In this book, Michael Krausz addresses the concept of interpretation in the visual arts, the emotions, and the self. He examines competing ideals of interpretation, their ontological entanglements, reference frames, and the relation between elucidation and self-transformation.“This book marks a decisive moment in the philosophical scholarship... more...

  • Considered Judgmentby Catherine Z. Elgin

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 52.50

    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...