The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism
Frege and the Logic of Sense and Reference
Teleology and the Norms of Nature
Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species
Essays on Symmetry
Risk, Ambiguity and Decision
Intuitions as Evidence
Names and Nature in Plato's Cratylus
By James Dodd
July 12, 2019
Following up on his previous book, Violence and Phenomenology, James Dodd presents here an expanded and deepened reflection on the problem of violence. The book’s six essays are guided by a skeptical philosophical attitude about the meaning of violence that refuses to conform to the exigencies of ...
By Lisa Shabel
December 09, 2011
This book provides a reading of Kant's theory of the construction of mathematical concepts through a fully contextualised analysis. In this work the author argues that it is only through an understanding of the relevant eighteenth century mathematics textbooks, and the related mathematical practice...
By William J. FitzPatrick
December 12, 2011
This work is an examination of teleological attributions i.e. ascriptions of proper functions and natural ends) to the features and behavior of living things with a view to understanding their application to human life....
By Mary Gregory
July 21, 2016
In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype....
By Lisa Yun Lee
August 12, 2014
The study of Theodor Adorno has largely ignored or dismissed the enigmatic and provocative moments in his writing on the body. Dialectics of the Body corrects this gap by arguing that Adorno's analysis of reified society emanates and returns to the body and that hope and desire are present ...
By Tamar Szabo Gendler
February 29, 2016
This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing ...
By Rachel Barney, Robert Nozick
January 20, 2016
This study offers a ckomprehensive new interpretation of one of Plato's dialogues, the Cratylus. Throughout, the book combines analysis of Plato's arguments with attentiveness to his philosophical method....