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The Single-Minded Animal Shared Intentionality, Normativity, and the Foundations of Discursive Cognition

The Single-Minded Animal: Shared Intentionality, Normativity, and the Foundations of Discursive Cognition

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By Preston Stovall
August 27, 2021

This book provides an account of discursive or reason-governed cognition by synthesizing research in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, and evolutionary anthropology. Using the grasp of a natural language as a model for the autonomous or self-governed rationality of discursive ...

Political Philosophy from an Intercultural Perspective Power Relations in a Global World

Political Philosophy from an Intercultural Perspective: Power Relations in a Global World

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Edited By Bianca Boteva-Richter, Sarhan Dhouib, James Garrison
June 28, 2021

The objective of the following collected volume is to encourage a critical reflection on the relationship between "power" and "non-power" in our contemporary "world" and, proceeding from various philosophical traditions, to investigate the multi-faceted aspects of this relationship. The authors’ ...

The Social Institution of Discursive Norms Historical, Naturalistic, and Pragmatic Perspectives

The Social Institution of Discursive Norms: Historical, Naturalistic, and Pragmatic Perspectives

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Edited By Leo Townsend, Preston Stovall, Hans Bernhard Schmid
June 22, 2021

The essays in this collection explore the idea that discursive norms—the norms governing our thought and talk—are profoundly social. Not only do these norms govern and structure of social interactions, but they are sustained by a variety of social and institutional structures. The chapters are ...

Epistemic Uses of Imagination

Epistemic Uses of Imagination

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Edited By Christopher Badura, Amy Kind
June 14, 2021

This book explores a topic that has recently become the subject of increased philosophical interest: how can imagination be put to epistemic use? Though imagination has long been invoked in contexts of modal knowledge, in recent years philosophers have begun to explore its capacity to play an ...

Green Leviathan or the Poetics of Political Liberty Navigating Freedom in the Age of Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence

Green Leviathan or the Poetics of Political Liberty: Navigating Freedom in the Age of Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence

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By Mark Coeckelbergh
May 31, 2021

This book discusses the problem of freedom and the limits of liberalism considering the challenges of governing climate change and artificial intelligence (AI). It mobilizes resources from political philosophy to make an original argument about the future of technology and the environment. Can ...

Social Trust

Social Trust

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Edited By Kevin Vallier, Michael Weber
April 27, 2021

With increasingly divergent views and commitments, and an all-or-nothing mindset in political life, it can seem hard to sustain the level of trust in other members of our society necessary to ensure our most basic institutions work. This book features interdisciplinary perspectives on social trust....

Practices of Reason Fusing the Inferentialist and Scientific Image

Practices of Reason: Fusing the Inferentialist and Scientific Image

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By Ladislav Koreň
April 13, 2021

This book offers new insights into the nature of human rational capacities by engaging inferentialism with empirical research in the cognitive sciences. Inferentialism advocates that humans’ unique kind of intelligence is discursive and rooted in competencies to make, assess and justify claims. ...

Modes of Truth The Unified Approach to Truth, Modality, and Paradox

Modes of Truth: The Unified Approach to Truth, Modality, and Paradox

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Edited By Carlo Nicolai, Johannes Stern
March 31, 2021

The aim of this volume is to open up new perspectives and to raise new research questions about a unified approach to truth, modalities, and propositional attitudes. The volume’s essays are grouped thematically around different research questions. The first theme concerns the tension between the ...

Examples and Their Role in Our Thinking

Examples and Their Role in Our Thinking

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By Ondřej Beran
March 05, 2021

This book investigates the role and significance that examples play in shaping arguments and thought, both in philosophy and in everyday life. It addresses questions about how our moral thinking is informed by our conceptual practices, especially in ways related to the relationship between ethics ...

Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture Naturalism, Relativism, and Skepticism

Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture: Naturalism, Relativism, and Skepticism

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By Kevin M. Cahill
January 25, 2021

This book explores the question of what it means to be a human being through sustained and original analyses of three important philosophical topics: relativism, skepticism, and naturalism in the social sciences. Kevin M. Cahill’s approach involves an original employment of historical and ...

Extimate Technology Self-Formation in a Technological World

Extimate Technology: Self-Formation in a Technological World

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By Ciano Aydin
January 22, 2021

This book investigates how we should form ourselves in a world saturated with technologies that are profoundly intruding in the very fabric of our selfhood.  New and emerging technologies, such as smart technological environments, imaging technologies and smart drugs, are increasingly shaping who ...

Caring for Liberalism Dependency and Liberal Political Theory

Caring for Liberalism: Dependency and Liberal Political Theory

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Edited By Asha Bhandary, Amy R. Baehr
December 30, 2020

Caring for Liberalism brings together chapters that explore how liberal political theory, in its many guises, might be modified or transformed to take the fact of dependency on board. In addressing the place of care in liberalism, this collection advances the idea that care ethics can help respond ...

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