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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
Experimental philosophy is one of the most exciting and controversial philosophical movements today. This book explores how it is reshaping thought about philosophical method. Experimental philosophy imports experimental methods and findings from psychology into philosophy. These fresh resources can be used to develop and defend both armchair methods... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00
Hermeneutics is a major theoretical and practical form of intellectual enquiry, central not only to philosophy but many other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. With phenomenology and existentialism, it is also one of the twentieth century?s most important philosophical movements and includes major thinkers such as Heidegger, Gadamer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00
In his previous book, Contemporary Hermeneutics , Josef Bleicher offered an introduction to the subject, locating it mainly within the philosophy of social science, and looking at the profound impact it is having on a wide range of intellectual pursuits. This book follows on from this and expounds the author's view that the development of the hermeneutic... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 36.60
The contributions compiled in this volume comprise studies of Jewish texts ? biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern ? as well as of patristic and medieval Christian texts, and in one case, a passage of the Muslim text par excellence, the Quran. The authors, scholars in the fields of Jewish Studies, Catholic and Protestant Theology, Islamic Studies,... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 44.28
»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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 23.95
Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This volume distinguishes between two main traditions in the philosophy of science - the aristotelian, with its stress on explanation in terms of purpose and intentionality, and the galilean, which takes causal explanation as primary. It then traces the complex history of these competing traditions as they are manifested in such movements as positivism,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
What methodology should philosophers follow? Should they rely on methods that can be conducted from the armchair? Or should they leave the armchair and turn to the methods of the natural sciences, such as experiments in the laboratory? Or is this opposition itself a false one? Arguments about philosophical methodology are raging in the wake of a number... more...