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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mind and Causalityby Alberto Peruzzi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 158.00

    ? 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... more...