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General philosophical works

  • Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneuticsby Rudolf A. Makkreel

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book provides an innovative approach to meeting the challenges faced by philosophical hermeneutics in interpreting an ever-changing and multicultural world. Rudolf A. Makkreel proposes an orientational and reflective conception of interpretation in which judgment plays a central role. Moving beyond the dialogical approaches found in much of contemporary... more...

  • Objects and Pseudo-Objectsby Bruno Leclercq; Sebastien Richard; Denis Seron

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Which entities should be accepted as part of the furniture of the world, and which not? What are ?pseudo-objects,? if they are not properly objects? This collection explores the answers given to these questions by some key philosophers throughout the 20th century. It brings together essays by leading scholars on a subject of central importance... more...

  • Philosophische Grundbegriffe für Dummiesby Christian Godin; Oliver Fehn

    Wiley 2015; US$ 7.95

    Philosophische Texte sind alles andere als leichte Gutenachtlektüre. Kein Wunder, denn hier kommt es buchstäblich auf jeden Buchstaben an. Transzendent ist noch lange nicht transzendental! Und absolut nicht absolutistisch! Zum Glück gibt es einen Wegweiser im Dschungel des Fachchinesisch. "Philosophische Grundbegriffe für Dummies"... more...

  • Weiter denken - über Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Religionby Gregor Betz; Dirk Koppelberg; David Löwenstein; Anna Wehofsits

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    When we philosophize we create arguments. This collection brings together essays on the theory of argumentation, epistemology, the philosophy of science, existential philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and metaphilosophy, the core areas of interest of the philosopher Holm Tetens. The essays demonstrate that even highly theoretical questions can... more...

  • Hegel und Foucaultby Holden Kelm

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Hegel and Foucault are typically represented in the literature as antipodes, but they both raise the question of the historicity of knowledge. This study elaborates this theme using a comparison of the Phenomenology of Spirit and the Archeology of Knowledge. It reveals how their conceptions are both critically related to Kant?s critique of reason,... more...

  • Puzzled?!by Richard Kenneth Atkins

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 12.50

    Puzzled?! seamlessly fuses two traditional approaches to the study of philosophy at the introductory level. It is thematic, examining fundamental issues in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and more. It is also historical, introducing major philosophical arguments that have arisen throughout the history of Western philosophy. But its... more...

  • The Philosophy Bookby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 25.00

    The Philosophy Book explains more than one hundred of the greatest ideas in philosophy through clear, succinct text and easy-to-follow graphics. Using straightforward graphics and artworks, as well as thoroughly accessible text that elucidates more than two thousand years of philosophical thought, The Philosophy Book makes abstract concepts... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Value Theoryby Iwao Hirose; Jonas Olson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 149.99

    Value theory, or axiology, looks at what things are good or bad, how good or bad they are, and, most fundamentally, what it is for a thing to be good or bad. Questions about value and about what is valuable are important to moral philosophers, since most moral theories hold that we ought to promote the good (even if this is not the only thing we ought... more...

  • The Epistemic Significance of Disagreementby Jonathan Matheson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Discovering someone disagrees with you is a common occurrence. The question of epistemic significance of disagreement concerns how discovering that another disagrees with you affects the rationality of your beliefs on that topic. This book examines the answers that have been proposed to this question, and presents and defends its own answer. more...

  • Locke and Leibniz on Substanceby Paul Lodge; Tom Stoneham

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Locke and Leibniz on Substance gathers together papers by an international group of academic experts, examining the metaphysical concept of substance in the writings of these two towering philosophers of the early modern period. Each of these newly-commissioned essays considers important interpretative issues concerning the role that the notion... more...