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The Philosophy of Reenchantment

The Philosophy of Reenchantment

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Michiel Meijer, Herbert De Vriese
October 28, 2020

This book presents a philosophical study of the idea of reenchantment and its merits in the interrelated fields of philosophical anthropology, ethics, and ontology. It features chapters from leading contributors to the debate about reenchantment, including Charles Taylor, John Cottingham, Akeel...

Toleration and the Challenges to Liberalism

Toleration and the Challenges to Liberalism

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Johannes Drerup, Gottfried Schweiger
October 26, 2020

This book explores the relationship between different versions of liberalism and toleration by focusing on their shared theoretical and political challenges. Toleration is among the most pivotal and the most contested liberal values and virtues. Debates about the conceptual scope, justification,...

The Indexical Point of View: On Cognitive Significance and Cognitive Dynamics

The Indexical Point of View: On Cognitive Significance and Cognitive Dynamics

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Vojislav Bozickovic
October 23, 2020

This book argues that there is a common cognitive mechanism underlying all indexical thoughts, in spite of their seeming diversity. Indexical thoughts are mental representations, such as beliefs and desires. They represent items from a thinker's point of view or her cognitive perspective. We...

Logics of Genocide: The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World

Logics of Genocide: The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World

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Anne O'Byrne, Martin Shuster
July 17, 2020

This book is concerned with the connection between the formal structure of agency and the formal structure of genocide. The contributors employ philosophical approaches to explore the idea of genocidal violence as a structural element in the world. Do mechanisms or structures in nation-states...

Perception and the Inhuman Gaze: Perspectives from Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Sciences

Perception and the Inhuman Gaze: Perspectives from Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Sciences

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Anya Daly, Fred Cummins, James Jardine, Dermot Moran
July 06, 2020

The diverse essays in this volume speak to the relevance of phenomenological and psychological questioning regarding perceptions of the human. This designation, human, can be used beyond the mere identification of a species to underwrite exclusion, denigration, dehumanization and demonization, and...

Revising Fiction, Fact, and Faith: A Philosophical Account

Revising Fiction, Fact, and Faith: A Philosophical Account

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Nathaniel Goldberg, Chris Gavaler
July 01, 2020

This book addresses how our revisionary practices account for relations between texts and how they are read. It offers an overarching philosophy of revision concerning works of fiction, fact, and faith, revealing unexpected insights about the philosophy of language, the metaphysics of fact and...

Cross-Tradition Engagement in Philosophy: A Constructive-Engagement Account

Cross-Tradition Engagement in Philosophy: A Constructive-Engagement Account

1st Edition

Bo Mou
April 28, 2020

This book presents a systematic unifying-pluralist account—a "constructive-engagement" account—of how cross-tradition engagement in philosophy is possible. The goal of this "constructive-engagement" account is, by way of reflective criticism, argumentation, and methodological guiding principles, to...

Microaggressions and Philosophy

Microaggressions and Philosophy

1st Edition

Lauren Freeman, Jeanine Weekes Schroer
April 20, 2020

This is the first book to offer a philosophical engagement with microaggressions. It aims to provide an intersectional analysis of microaggressions that cuts across multiple dimensions of oppression and marginalization, and to engage a variety of perspectives that have been sidelined within the...

Social Functions in Philosophy: Metaphysical, Normative, and Methodological Perspectives

Social Functions in Philosophy: Metaphysical, Normative, and Methodological Perspectives

1st Edition

Rebekka Hufendiek, Daniel James, Raphael van Riel
March 11, 2020

Social functions and functional explanations play a prominent role not only in our everyday reasoning but also in classical as well as contemporary social theory and empirical social research. This volume explores metaphysical, normative, and methodological perspectives on social functions and...

Perception and Reality in Kant, Husserl, and McDowell

Perception and Reality in Kant, Husserl, and McDowell

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Corijn van Mazijk
February 13, 2020

How does perception give us access to external reality? This book critically engages with John McDowell’s conceptualist answer to this question, by offering a new exploration of his views on perception and reality in relation to those of Immanuel Kant and Edmund Husserl. In six chapters, the book...

The Complex Reality of Pain

The Complex Reality of Pain

1st Edition

Jennifer Corns
January 22, 2020

This book employs contemporary philosophy, scientific research, and clinical reports to argue that pain, though real, is not an appropriate object of scientific generalisations or an appropriate target for medical intervention. Each pain experience is instead complex and idiosyncratic in a way...

Inference and Consciousness

Inference and Consciousness

1st Edition

Timothy Chan, Anders Nes
December 12, 2019

Inference has long been a central concern in epistemology, as an essential means by which we extend our knowledge and test our beliefs. Inference is also a key notion in influential psychological accounts of mental capacities, ranging from problem-solving to perception. Consciousness, on the other...

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