Imaginative cases--or what might be called puzzles, paradoxes, and other thought experiments--play a central role in philosophy. This series offers students and researchers a wide range of such imaginative cases, with each volume devoted 50 such cases in a major subfield of philosophy. Each volume includes: some initial background information on the case, a clear and detailed description of the case, and an explanation of the issue(s) to which the case is relevant. Key responses to the case and suggested readings lists are also included.
By Michel-Antoine Xhignesse
February 28, 2023
Aesthetics: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments is a teaching-focused resource, which highlights the contributions that imaginative scenarios—paradoxes, puzzles, and thought experiments alike—have made to the development of contemporary analytic aesthetics. The book is divided into ...
By Michael P. Wolf
February 08, 2023
This book offers readers a collection of 50 short chapter entries on topics in the philosophy of language. Each entry addresses a paradox, a longstanding puzzle, or a major theme that has emerged in the field from the last 150 years, tracing overlap with issues in philosophy of mind, cognitive ...
By Garrett Pendergraft
July 21, 2022
In this new kind of entrée to contemporary discussions of free will and human agency, Garrett Pendergraft collects and illuminates 50 of the most relevant puzzles, paradoxes, and thought experiments. Assuming no familiarity with the philosophical literature on free will, each chapter describes a ...
By Kevin McCain
August 03, 2021
In this new kind of entrée to contemporary epistemology, Kevin McCain presents fifty of the field’s most important puzzles, paradoxes, and thought experiments. Assuming no familiarity with epistemology from the reader, McCain titles each case with a memorable name, describes the details of the case...