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Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

1st Edition

Ian Proops
May 16, 2014

This historical study investigates Ludwig Wittgenstein's early philosophy of logic and language, as it is presented in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The study makes a case for the Tractatus as an insightful critique of the philosophies of Bertrand Russell and Gottlob Frege-the Founding ...

The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism

The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism

1st Edition

Dorit A. Ganson
January 27, 2017

Ganson offers new hope in this work for the defense of scientific realism by undermining powerful anti-realist objections and advocating an abandonment of naturalist and externalist strategies....

Phenomenological Reflections on Violence A Skeptical Approach

Phenomenological Reflections on Violence: A Skeptical Approach

1st Edition

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 ...

Frege and the Logic of Sense and Reference

Frege and the Logic of Sense and Reference

1st Edition

Kevin C. Klement
December 09, 2011

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Mathematics in Kant's Critical Philosophy Reflections on Mathematical Practice

Mathematics in Kant's Critical Philosophy: Reflections on Mathematical Practice

1st Edition

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...

Teleology and the Norms of Nature

Teleology and the Norms of Nature

1st Edition

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....

Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species

Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species

1st Edition

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....

Dialectics of the Body Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno

Dialectics of the Body: Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno

1st Edition

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 ...

Essays on Symmetry

Essays on Symmetry

1st Edition

Jenann Ismael
April 27, 2016

Drawing from physics and philosophical debates, Ismael combines a set of essays on the time worn debate of symmetry from both fields....

Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

1st Edition

Daniel Ellsberg
March 03, 2016

Ellsberg elaborates on "Risk, Ambiguity, and the Savage Axioms" and mounts a powerful challenge to the dominant theory of rational decision in this book....

Intuitions as Evidence

Intuitions as Evidence

1st Edition

Joel Pust
February 29, 2016

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Thought Experiment On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

Thought Experiment: On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

1st Edition

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 ...

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