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  • The Metaphysics of Extrinsic Propertiesby Vera Hoffmann-Kolss

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    This book aims to develop a philosophical theory of extrinsic properties ? of properties whose instantiation by an object does not only depend on what the object itself is like, but also on features of its environment. Various accounts of the intrinsic/extrinsic distinction are analysed in detail, and it is argued that the most promising... more...

  • Knowledge - Genetic Foundations and Epistemic Coherenceby Birte Schelling

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    Since the 1960s there is a controversial discussion about the correct explication of the concept of knowledge in epistemology, but until today no generally accepted solution to the problem of defining this concept has been found. This book contributes to the discussion in epistemology by proposing a new explication of the concept of knowledge... more...

  • Interdisziplinaritätby Elsa Romfeld; Thomas Sukopp; Michael Jungert; Uwe Voigt

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 109.09

    Der Begriff der ?Interdisziplinarität? ist in aller Munde, wird aber nur selten mit der gebotenen Schärfe und Systematik untersucht. Dieser Sammelband unternimmt deshalb den Versuch, prinzipielle Fragen und konkrete Probleme der interdisziplinären Arbeit zu klären. Welche Möglichkeiten und welche Grenzen der fächerübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit gibt... more...

  • Reason Without Freedomby David Owens

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    We call beliefs reasonable or unreasonable, justified or unjustified. What does this imply about belief? Does this imply that we are responsible for our beliefs and that we should be blamed for our unreasonable convictions? Or does it imply that we are in control of our beliefs and that what we believe is up to us? Reason Without Freedom argues that... more...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...