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  • A Philosophical Analysis of Hopeby Dr Jayne Waterworth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 125.00

    Despite the familiarity of hope in human experience, it is a phenomenon infrequently considered from a philosophical point of view. This book charts the centrality of hope in thought and action from first, second and third person perspectives. From everyday situations to extreme circumstances of trial and endings in life, the contours of hope are given... more...

  • On Truthby Harry G. Frankfurt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    Having outlined a theory of bullshit and falsehood, Harry G. Frankfurt turns to what lies beyond them: the truth, a concept not as obvious as some might expect. Our culture's devotion to bullshit may seem much stronger than our apparently halfhearted attachment to truth. Some people (professional thinkers) won't even acknowledge "true" and "false"... more...

  • The Conscious Mindby David J. Chalmers

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? In 'The Conscious Mind', philosopher David J. Chalmers offers an analysis on these hotly debated issues, as he unveils a major new theory of consciousness. more...

  • Die Geschichte des philosophischen Begriffs der Wahrheitby Jan Szaif

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 42.00

    This reference work offers a representative and reliable survey of classical, medieval, and modern history in regards to the philosophical term, ?truth?. Unrivalled, this all-encompassing study about the history of one of philosophy?s most central concepts is not only for academics in the field, but also for students of other faculties, as well as,... more...

  • Knowledge and realityby Thomas M. Crisp; Matthew Davidson; David Vander Laan

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    Comprises essays presented to Alvin Plantinga, a leading figures in Anglo-American metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of religion, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. This collection ranges broadly over topics in metaphysics and epistemology, and is useful to metaphysicians, epistemologists, philosophers of religion and theologians. more...

  • Metaphysicsby Bruce Aune

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 60.00

    A comprehensive introductory study of the key concepts and problems in traditional and contemporary metaphysics. Aune presents and defends a point of view that is naturalistic, nominalistic and pragmatic-an approach that has the overall advantage of providing a coherent, structured view of the topics he discusses. more...

  • Foundations of Knowingby Roderick M. Chisholm

    University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 48.00

    The Foundations of Knowing was first published in 1982. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This collection of essays on the foundations of empirical knowledge brings together ten of Roderick M.... more...

  • On Metaphysicsby Roderick M. Chisholm

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 30.00

    On Metaphysics was first published in 1989. On Metaphysics brings together eighteen essays by a self-described analytic philosopher who is concerned with redirecting the linguistic emphasis in contemporary philosophy toward the traditional questions of metaphysics. The essays explore the most fundamental categories of reality: substance and attribute;... more...

  • Mindby John R. Searle

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Presents an introduction to the mind. This work covers such topics as the freedom of the will, the actual operation of mental causation, the nature and functioning of the unconscious, the analysis of perception, and the concept of the self. It also analyzes the mind-body problem. more...

  • Thought-Contentsby Steven E. Bor

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    Provides a formal ontology of senses and the belief-relation that grounds the distinction between de dicto, de re, and de se beliefs as well as the opacity of belief reports. more...