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Naming and Reference The Link of Word to Object

Naming and Reference: The Link of Word to Object

1st Edition

By R.J. Nelson
November 10, 2014

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

Knowledge of the External World

Knowledge of the External World

1st Edition

By Bruce Aune
May 16, 2014

Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He ...

Political Freedom

Political Freedom

1st Edition

By George G. Brenkert
April 22, 2014

This book examines the underlying theoretical issues concerning the nature of political freedom. Arguing that most previous discussions of such freedom have been too narrowly focused, it explores both conservativism from Edmund Burke to its present resurgence, the radical tradition of Karl Marx, as...

Scepticism

Scepticism

1st Edition

By Christopher Hookway
April 22, 2014

Scepticism is a subject which has preoccupied philosophers for two thousand years. This book presents an historical perspective on scepticism by considering contrasting views, such as those of Sextus Empiricus, Descartes and Hume, on why scepticism is important. With its historical perspective and ...

The Weakness of the Will

The Weakness of the Will

1st Edition

By Justin Gosling
April 10, 2014

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Knowledge and Belief

Knowledge and Belief

1st Edition

By Frederick F. Schmitt
December 12, 2013

Knowledge, from Plato onwards, has been considered in relation to justified belief. Current debate has centred around the nature of the justification and whether justified belief can be considered an internal or extenal matter. Epistemological internalists argue that the subject must be able to ...

The Nature of Art

The Nature of Art

1st Edition

By A. L. Cothey
December 12, 2013

Although various aesthetic themes have preoccupied many major philosophers, from Plato to Goodman, the central questions of the philosophy of art have remained ill-defined. This book gives a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient ...

Free Speech

Free Speech

1st Edition

By Alan Haworth
October 01, 1998

Free Speech is a philosophical treatment of a topic which is of immense importance to all of us.Writing with great clarity, wit, and genuine concern, Alan Haworth situates the main arguments for free speech by tracing their relationship to contemporary debates in politics and political philosophy, ...

Other Minds

Other Minds

1st Edition

By Anita Avramides
January 16, 2001

How do we know whether there are other minds besides our own? The problem of other minds raises many questions which are at the root of all philosophical investigations - how it is we know, what is the mind and can we be certain about any of our beliefs?In this compelling analysis of 'other minds'...

Possible Worlds

Possible Worlds

1st Edition

By John Divers
October 18, 2002

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, ...

The Nature of God An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

The Nature of God: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

1st Edition

By Gerard Hughes
March 27, 1995

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Explaining Explanation

Explaining Explanation

1st Edition

By David-Hillel Ruben
December 03, 1992

This book introduces readers to the topic of explanation. The insights of Plato, Aristotle, J.S. Mill and Carl Hempel are examined, and are used to argue against the view that explanation is merely a problem for the philosophy of science. Having established its importance for understanding ...

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