Central Problems of Philosophy

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    Scepticism

    1st Edition

    By Neil Gascoigne

    The history of scepticism is assumed by many to be the history of failed responses to a problem first raised by Descartes. While the thought of the ancient sceptics is acknowledged, their principle concern with how to live a good life is regarded as bearing little, if any, relation to the work of…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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    A Priori

    1st Edition

    By Edwin Mares

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-10-30
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    God

    1st Edition

    By W.Jay Wood

    This book explores two foundational questions about God: are there adequate reasons to think that God exists and if God exists, what is God like. The first and main question of the book takes up epistemological concerns, focusing on arguments for and against the claim that theism is rationally…

    Hardback – 2010-10-30
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    Death

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Scarre

    What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we…

    Hardback – 2006-12-19
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    Realism and Anti-Realism

    1st Edition

    By Stuart Brock, Edwin Mares

    There are a bewildering variety of ways the terms "realism" and "anti-realism" have been used in philosophy and furthermore the different uses of these terms are only loosely connected with one another. Rather than give a piecemeal map of this very diverse landscape, the authors focus on what they…

    Hardback – 2006-11-01
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    Action

    1st Edition

    By Rowland Stout

    The traditional focus of debate in philosophy of action has been the causal theory of action and metaphysical questions about the nature of actions as events. In this lucid and lively introduction to philosophy of action, Rowland Stout shows how these issues are subsidiary to more central ones that…

    Hardback – 2005-10-24
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    Causation and Explanation

    1st Edition

    By Stathis Psillos

    What is the nature of causation? How is causation linked with explanation? And can there be an adequate theory of explanation? These questions and many others are addressed in this unified and rigorous examination of the philosophical problems surrounding causation, laws and explanation. Part 1 of…

    Paperback – 2002-11-30
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    Relativism

    1st Edition

    By Paul O'Grady

    The issue of relativism looms large in many contemporary discussions of knowledge, reality, society, religion, culture and gender. Is truth relative? To what extent is knowledge dependent on context? Are there different logics? Do different cultures and societies see the world differently? And is…

    Paperback – 2002-09-30
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    Knowledge

    1st Edition

    By Michael Welbourne

    What is it about knowledge that makes us value it more highly than mere true belief? This question lies at the heart of epistemology and has challenged philosophers ever since it was first posed by Plato. Michael Welbourne's examination of the historical and contemporary answers to this question…

    Hardback – 2001-11-30
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