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General philosophical works

  • Humeby H. W. Noonan

    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...

  • Being as Communionby William A. Dembski

    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...

  • Synaesthesia and the Ancient Sensesby Shane Butler; Alex Purves

    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...

  • Wissen ist keine Gluckssacheby Wilfried H. Lindenzweig

    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...

  • Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subjectby Simon Lumsden

    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...

  • Idiome der Wahrheitby Nikola Mirkovic; Dennis J. Schmidt

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 94.07

    ?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...

  • Wissen, was möglich istby Sebastian J. Müller

    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...

  • Wissens-Ordnungenby Nicola Gess; Sandra Janßen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This collection aims to contribute to current discussion on the relationship between literature and knowledge, and attempts to develop a historical epistemology of literature. The aim is not to determine the essential epistemological conditions of literature as such or those of a universalistic author-subject, but instead, to think about the historicity... more...

  • The Rational and the Socialby James Robert Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    To paraphrase Marx, sociologists have only interpreted science; the point is to improve it. The Rational and the Social attempts both. It begins by sketching recent sociological approaches to science, notably the strong programme ? Bloor?s ?science of science? and Barnes?s ?finitism? ? and that of the ?anthropologists in the lab?, Collins and Latour... more...

  • Metaphysics: An Introductionby Alyssa Ney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Metaphysics: An Introduction combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics , connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world. Topics covered include: ? Basic logic for... more...