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General philosophical works

  • Mönche, Schreiber und Gelehrteby

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 45.79

    »Auch zu schreiben versuchte er und pflegte deswegen Wachstafel und Büchlein im Bett unter dem Kopfkissen bei sich zu führen, um in müßigen Stunden seine Hand an das Nachmachen von Buchstaben zu gewöhnen.« Diese Schilderung der Bemühung Karls des Großen um die Erweiterung der eigenen Bildung kann als der symbolische Beginn für die mittelalterliche... more...

  • The Roots of Reasonby

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 47.99

    David Papineau presents a controversial view of human reason, portraying it as a normal part of the natural world, and drawing on the empirical sciences to illuminate its workings. In these six interconnected essays he discusses both theoretical and practical rationality, and shows how evolutionary theory, decision theory, and quantum mechanics offer... more...

  • Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mindby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    This book examines the philosophy of mind from the 1630s to the late 1700s. It presents studies of a wide array of philosophers and topics, from those that have long captivated philosophers and psychologists to others that have been under explored. more...

  • Education, Culture and Epistemological Diversityby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    This volume marshals a variety of resources to discuss claims that ethnic or cultural groups have their own distinctive epistemologies, what these mean precisely, and how they relate to traditional epistemological distinctions between beliefs and knowledge. more...

  • Husserl?s Ideenby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 179.00

    Honoring the centenary of the original appearance of Ideen, this book assesses the influence of Husserl?s concept of phenomenology on leading figures and movements of the last century: Ortega y Gassett, Edith Stein, Heidegger and Gurwitsch, among others. more...

  • Cartesian Empiricismsby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    This expansive guide to more than two dozen European Cartesians who placed empiricism at the heart of their praxis in the seventeenth century shows that Descartes? followers were active promoters of the experimental method in all the natural sciences. more...

  • Gabler Kompakt-Lexikon Unternehmensgründungby

    Gabler Verlag 2015; US$ 49.99

    Gründungen erhöhen die Wettbewerbs intensität im jeweiligen Markt, sie bringen den wirtschaftlichen Strukturwandel voran und schaffen im Er­ folgsfall Wachstum und Arbeitsplätze. Deshalb findet das Gründungsge­ schehen seit einigen Jahren verstärkt Beachtung. Im Bereich der Grün­ dungsforschung ist es zu einem enormen Wissenszuwachs gekommen. Wir verstehen... more...

  • Intentional Acts and Institutional Factsby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00

    Savas L. Tsohatzidis John Searle is famous for his contributions to two fields with long and dist- guished traditions within analytic philosophy?the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind?, but his interests and achievements extend beyond these fields. From the early 1990s he has added to his research agenda a theme that was not only largely... more...

  • Historical Perspectives on Erklären and Verstehenby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 179.00

    The conceptual pair of "Erklären" and "Verstehen" (explanation and understanding) has been an object of philosophical and methodological debates for well over a century. Discussions - to this day - are centered around the question of whether certain objects or issues, such as those dealing with humans or society, require a special... more...

  • Ontology, Epistemology, and Teleology for Modeling and Simulationby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    This crucial addition to the literature features internationally renowned authorities in science, computer science, and modeling and simulation, who explain the contribution that ontology, epistemology and teleology will make to next-generation applications. more...