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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...

  • Inherent and Instrumental Valuesby G. John M. Abbarno

    UPA 2014; US$ 38.99

    The essays in this book offer an in-depth exploration of value theory. Portions examine the theoretical foundations of values and valuation exploring the rational groundwork for judgments. Other aspects, appealing to value distinctions of inherent, intrinsic, and instrumental, bring to light matters of aesthetic, social political, ethical, and ontological... more...

  • Rethinking Epistemologyby Günter Abel; James Conant

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This volume contains contributions to the ?systematic study of knowledge.? They suggest both an extension and a new path for classical epistemology. The topics in the second volume are the following: variants of skepticism; knowledge of the first, second, and third person; practical knowledge and the structure of action; knowledge and... more...

  • Rethinking Epistemologyby Günter Abel; James Conant

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    This volume contains contributions to the "systematic study of knowledge." They suggest both an extension and a new path for classical epistemology. The topics in the first volume are the following: concepts and forms of knowledge, epistemic perspectivism, knowledge and world-views, perceptual knowledge, scientific knowledge, models in... more...

  • Unifying the Philosophy of Truthby Theodora Achourioti; Henri Galinon; José Martínez Fernández; Kentaro Fujimoto

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 179.00

    This anthology of the very latest research on truth features the work of recognized luminaries in the field, put together following a rigorous refereeing process. Along with an introduction outlining the central issues in the field, it provides a unique and unrivaled view of contemporary work on the nature of truth, with papers selected from key conferences... more...

  • Mind: Ontology and Explanationby Laird Addis

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 133.00

    In this collection of papers by Laird Addis, published over approximately a quarter century, the main topics are the ontology of mind and the role of mind in the explanation of behavior. Addis defends a theory of natural signs, by which there is, in every conscious state including emotional states, an intrinsically intentional entity.... more...

  • Metaphysicsby Theodor W. Adorno

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    This volume makes available in English for the first time Adorno's lectures on metaphysics. It provides a unique introduction not only to metaphysics but also to Adorno's own intellectual standpoint, as developed in his major work Negative Dialectics . Metaphysics for Adorno is defined by a central tension between concepts and immediate facts. Adorno... more...

  • Evolutionary Ontologyby Josef Aemajs

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 64.40

    This book examines new concept of evolutionary ontology based on the idea of radically different “ontic orders” – natural and cultural being. It explains how culture evolved out of nature and how it became “anti-natural”. The remedy is seen in the global biophilous reconstruction of culture. The value of the “live planet”... more...

  • WORLDVIEWS, SCIENCE AND USby Diederik Aerts; Bart D'Hooghe; Rik Pinxten

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 78.00

    This volume is part of the “Worldviews, Science and Us” series of proceedings and contains several contributions on the subject of worlds, cultures and society. It represents the proceedings of several workshops and discussion panels organized by the Leo more...

  • The Epistemology of Ibn Khaldunby Zaid Ahmad

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This is an analytical examination of Ibn Khaldun's epistemology, centred on Chapter Six of the Muqaddima. In this chapter, entitled The Book of Knowledge (Kitab al'Ilm), Ibn Khaldun sketched his general ideas about knowledge and science and its relationship with human social organisation and the establishment of a civilisation. more...