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- 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...
- 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 authors original metaphysics, panenmentalism. The book demonstrates how by means of truthful fictions we may detect meaningful possibilities as well as... more...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.60
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...