Problems of Philosophy

Knowledge and Belief
by Frederick F. Schmitt ~ Hardback

Since Plato, knowledge has been taken to entail justified true belief. On this view of knowledge, Plato's question as to why knowledge is more valuable than true belief must be answered in part by explaining the value of justified belief. An attractive explanation is that justified belief is belief...

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Possible Worlds
by John Divers ~ Paperback / softback

Possible Worlds presents the first up-to-date and comprehensive examination of one of the most important topics in metaphysics. John Divers considers the prevalent philosophical positions, including realism, antirealism and the work of important writers on possible worlds such as David Lewis, evalua...

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The Nature of Art
by A.L. Cothey ~ Hardback

From Plato to Goodman, many philosophers have addressed problems in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Nevertheless the central issues here have remained ill-defined. In this book, Cothey overcomes this to give a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and ae...

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Naming and Reference
by R.J. Nelson ~ Paperback / softback

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Naming and Reference
by R.J. Nelson ~ Hardback

The question of how language relates to the world is one of the most important problems of philosophy. What the word God' refers to and the question Does God exist?' are clearly linked. The existence or non-existence of God (or electrons or unicorns) is directly related to the issue of what and ho...

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Democracy
by Ross Harrison ~ Paperback / softback

Democracy is today universally considered to be a good thing, yet in history has been frequently been criticized. Ross Harrison argues the merits of democracy by tracing its history from the works of, amongst others Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. This historical perspective provides ...

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The Nature of God
by Gerard Hughes ~ Hardback

In The Nature of God , Gerard Hughes takes the central attributes ascribed to God, such as Existence, Simplicity, Omniscience, Omnipotence and Goodness and gives them a historical and analytical background. Incorporating texts by Aquinas, Ockham, Molina, Descartes, Hume and Kant, he aims to give the...

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Scepticism
by Christopher Hookway ~ Hardback

Christopher Hookway is concerned with a subject which has preoccupied philosophers for two thousand years. Some have argued that we know nothing and that none of our beliefs are justified. Others have claimed that this concern is entirely misplaced. The early chapters of Scepticism examine the cano...

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Political Freedom
by George G. Brenkert ~ Hardback

The debate over political freedom is a central contemporary concern, not only in the West, but also in Eastern Europe and around the world. Political Freedom begins with an examination of the three important accounts that inform this debate: the conservative view found in the work of Edmund Burke an...

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Perception
by Howard Robinson ~ Hardback

Questions about perception remain some of the most difficult and insoluble in both epistemology and in the philosophy of mind. This controversial but highly accessible introduction to the area explores the philosophical importance of those questions by re-examining what had until recent times been...

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Other Minds
by Anita Avramides ~ Paperback / softback

How do I know whether there are minds besides my own? This is the problem of other minds in philosophy. It is also a question which invokes at times an impatient response: of course there are other minds, our relationships with each other is the proof of that. The problem of other minds raises man...

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Relativism
by Maria Baghramian ~ Paperback / softback

'It's all relative'. In a world of increasing cultural diversity, it can seem that everything is indeed relative. But should we concede that there is no such thing as right and wrong, and no objective truth? Can we reconcile relativism and pluralism? Relativism surveys the different varieties of rel...

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Time
by Phillip Turetzky ~ Paperback / softback

This text offers a history of the philosophy of time in Western philosophy from the Greeks through to the 20th century. In the first half of the book, Philip Turetzky explores theories in ancient and modern philosophy chronologically: from Aristotle to Nietzsche. In the latter half, Turetzky describ...

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The Moral Self
by Pauline Chazan ~ Paperback / softback

The Moral Self addresses the question of how morality enters into our lives. Pauline Chazan draws upon psychology, moral philosophy and literary interpretation to rebut the view that morality's role is to limit desire and control self-love. Perserving the ancients' connection between what is good fo...

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Explaining Explanation
by David-Hillel Ruben ~ Paperback / softback

How does one explain the concept of 'explanation'? The attempts of Plato, Aristotle, Mill and Hempel are here examined, and the author provides his own solution to this question, both within philosophy of science and

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Utilitarianism
by Geoffrey Scarre ~ Paperback / softback

This is the first general overview of the history and present state of utilitarian ethics. Geoffrey Scarre traces the 'doctrine of utility' from the moralists of the ancient world, through the great Enlightenment and Victorian utilitarianism, to the lively contemporary debates about its viability. ...

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Possible Worlds
by John Divers ~ Hardback

Possible Worlds presents the first up-to-date and comprehensive examination of one of the most important topics in metaphysics. John Divers considers the prevalent philosophical positions, including realism, antirealism and the work of important writers on possible worlds such as David Lewis, evalua...

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The Mind and its World
by Gregory McCulloch ~ Paperback / softback

Since Descartes, the mind has been thought to be in the head', separable from the world and even from the body it inhabits. Gregory McCulloch, in The MInd and its World , considers the latest debates in philosophy and cognitive science about whether the thinking subject actually requires an environ...

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Free Speech
by Alan Haworth ~ Hardback

This text is a philosophical treatment of a topic which is of political and social importance. Alan Haworth situates the main arguments for free speech by tracing their relationship to contemporary debates in politics and political philosophy. He considers some of the most important historical contr...

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The Moral Self
by Pauline Chazan ~ Hardback

The Moral Self addresses the question of how morality enters into our lives. Pauline Chazan draws upon psychology, r ral philosophy and literary interpretation to rebut the view that morality's role is to limit desire and control self-love. Perserving the ancients' connection between what is good fo...

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The Mind and its World
by Gregory McCulloch ~ Hardback

The Mind and its World provides a clear and accessible introduction to a cluster of contemporary controversies in the area of the philosophy of mind and language. Since Descartes, the mind has been thought to be in the head', separable from the world and even from the body it inhabits. Gregory McCul...

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Other Minds
by Anita Avramides ~ Hardback

How do I know whether there are minds besides my own? This is the problem of other minds in philosophy. It is also a question which invokes at times an impatient response: of course there are other minds, our relationships with each other is the proof of that. The problem of other minds raises man...

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Perception
by Howard Robinson ~ Paperback / softback

Questions about perception remain some of the most difficult and insoluble in both epistemology and in the philosophy of mind. This controversial but accessible introduction to the area explores the philosophical importance of those questions by re-examining what had until recent times been the most...

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Relativism
by Maria Baghramian ~ Hardback

'It's all relative'. In a world of increasing cultural diversity, it can seem that everything is indeed relative. But should we concede that there is no such thing as right and wrong, and no objective truth? Can we reconcile relativism and pluralism? Relativism surveys the different varieties of rel...

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Free Speech
by Alan Haworth ~ Paperback / softback

This text is a philosophical treatment of a topic which is of political and social importance. Alan Haworth situates the main arguments for free speech by tracing their relationship to contemporary debates in politics and political philosophy. He considers some of the most important historical contr...

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Substance
by Joshua Hoffman ~ Paperback / softback

Substance: Its Nature and Existence investigates the very nature and existence of individual substances, including both living things and inanimate objects. It provides an accessible introduction to the history and contemporary debates of this important and often complex issue. Starting with a cri...

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Vagueness
by Timothy Williamson ~ Paperback / softback

Vagueness is the first comprehensive treatment of this increasingly important topic in metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. Students in these areas and researchers in artifical intelligence and linguistics will find its non-technical approach invaluable. For the technically-minded,...

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Vagueness
by Timothy Williamson ~ Hardback

VAGUENESS (fit as much as you can of Sorenson and Williamson in this space, plus this) Vagueness is the first comprehensive treatment of this increasing important topic in metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. Students in these areas and researchersin artifical intelligence and lingu...

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Civic Republicanism
by Iseult Honohan ~ Paperback / softback

Civic Republicanism is a valuable critical introduction to one of the most important topics in political philosophy. In this book, Iseult Honohan presents an authoritative and accessible account of civic republicanism, its origins and its problems. The book examines all the central themes of this po...

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Knowledge of the External World
by Bruce Aune ~ Hardback

Modern philosophy begins with Descartes. The problems he introduced and attempted to solve formed the core of subsequent philosophical inquiry. In the first half of the book Aune considers the history of the problem of the external world in the work of the great modern philosophers, Descartes, Locke...

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Time
by Phillip Turetzky ~ Hardback

This text offers a history of the philosophy of time in Western philosophy from the Greeks through to the 20th century. In the first half of the book, Philip Turetzky explores theories in ancient and modern philosophy chronologically: from Aristotle to Nietzsche. In the latter half, Turetzky describ...

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