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  • A Philosophical Analysis of Hopeby Dr Jayne Waterworth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 131.00

    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 Markus Enders; 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mindby Brian P. McLaughlin; Jonathan Cohen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 123.95

    Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind showcases the leading contributors to the field, debating the major questions in philosophy of mind today. Comprises 20 newly commissioned essays on hotly debated issues in the philosophy of mind Written by a cast of leading experts in their fields, essays take opposing views on 10 central... more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mindby Stephen P. Stich; Ted A. Warfield

    Wiley 2008; US$ 160.95

    Comprising a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume presents an up-to-date survey of the central themes in the philosophy of mind. It leads the reader through a broad range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Dualism, Emotions, Folk Psychology, Free Will, Individualism, Personal... more...