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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
In recent years many influential philosophers have advocated that philosophy is an a priori science. Yet very few epistemology textbooks discuss a priori knowledge at any length, focusing instead on empirical knowledge and empirical justification. As a priori knowledge has moved centre stage, the literature remains either too technical or too out of... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.95
The father of modern scepticism and perhaps the most important English philosopher, Hume was lauded within his own lifetime as a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment. His 'naturalist' approach to a wide variety of philosophical topics resulted in highly original theories of perception, personal identity, causation, politics, morality, and religion,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 34.95
In Being as Communion philosopher and mathematician William Dembski provides a non-technical overview of his work on information. Dembski attempts to make good on the promise of John Wheeler, Paul Davies, and others that information is poised to replace matter as the primary stuff of reality. With profound implications for theology and metaphysics,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 18.95
From the now iconic Barack Obama 'Hope' poster of the 2008 presidential campaign to the pit-head 'Camp Hope' of the families of the trapped Chilean miners, the language of hope can be hugely powerful as it draws on resources that are uniquely human and universal. We are beings who hope. But what does that say about us? What is hope and what role does... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
Riddles of Existence makes metaphysics genuinely accessible, even fun. Its lively, informal style brings the riddles to life and shows how stimulating they can be to think about. No philosophical background is required to enjoy this book. It is ideal for beginning students. Anyone wanting to think about life's most profound questions will find... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Like us, the ancient Greeks and Romans came to know and understand the world through their senses. Yet sensory experience has rarely been considered in the study of antiquity and, when the senses are examined, sight is regularly privileged. 'Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses' presents a radical reappraisal of antiquity's textures, flavours, and aromas,... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 21.95
Warum haben Medikamente Nebenwirkungen? Wie gefährlich ist Strahlung? Wieso können wir mit einer wertlosen Plastikkarte Dinge bezahlen? Wie könnten Außerirdische aussehen? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen widmet sich Wilfried Lindenzweig aus Sicht des Naturwissenschaftlers. more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99
Poststructuralists hold Hegel responsible for giving rise to many of modern philosophy?s problematic concepts—the authority of reason, self-consciousness, the knowing subject. Yet, according to Simon Lumsden, this animosity is rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of Hegel?s thought, and resolving this tension can not only heal the rift between... more...
- Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 93.67
?Das Leben ist diesig, es nebelt sich immer wieder ein.? Mit diesen Worten umschrieb Heidegger einmal die Erfahrung, dass sich das Dasein nie vollständig erforschen lässt. Das Verstehen vollzieht sich in einer Bewegung, in der die Entdeckung von Strukturen notwendig mit ihrer Verbergung zusammengeht. Die Philosophie muss daher auch Bereiche berücksichtigen,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
This book investigates how it is possible for us to know what is metaphysically possible. The author discusses the key empiricist and rationalist propositions advanced by Chalmers, Williamson, and others since Kripke?s Naming and Necessity. He demonstrates that only an anti-realist understanding of modality opens up epistemic access to this question... more...