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Epistemology

  • Sensibility in the Early Modern Era

    From living machines to affective morality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anik Waldow

    Sensibility in the Early Modern Era investigates how the early modern characterisation of sensibility as a natural property of the body could give way to complex considerations about the importance of affect in morality. What underlies this understanding of sensibility is the attempt to fuse…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    1st Edition

    By Julian Reiss

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth R. Westphal

    This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning realism are as current and as ancient as philosophy itself; this volume explores…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Post-Analytic Tractatus

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barry Stocker

    Post-Analytic Tractatus establishes Wittgenstein's early work in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus as an invaluable source for exploring current debate on analytic philosophy in its origins, history, limits and relations with European philosophy. Drawing together new work from the leading figures…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Bare Facts and Naked Truths

    A New Correspondence Theory of Truth, 1st Edition

    By George Englebretsen

    The very idea of truth as a substantial and meaningful concept has been under attack recently from advocates of New Age and postmodern theories. In this book Englebretsen defends the notions of truth and objectivity as key to the scientific view of the natural world and presents an original defence…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Curiosity

    1st Edition

    By Ilhan Inan

    In this book, Ilhan Inan questions the classical definition of curiosity as a desire to know. Working in an area where epistemology and philosophy of language overlap, Inan forges a link between our ability to become aware of our ignorance and our linguistic aptitude to construct terms referring to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Intellectual Virtues and Education

    Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Baehr

    With its focus on intellectual virtues and their role in the acquisition and transmission of knowledge and related epistemic goods, virtue epistemology provides a rich set of tools for educational theory and practice. In particular, characteristics under the rubric of "responsibilist" virtue…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • On Thinking and the World

    John McDowell's Mind and World, 1st Edition

    By Sandra M. Dingli

    John McDowell's Mind and World has, since its publication in 1994, become a seminal text, putting forward many new ideas on the manner in which concepts mediate the relation between minds and the world. Yet McDowell's ideas are not easy to comprehend. In this book Sandra Dingli both elaborates and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge

    Philosophy of Language after MacIntyre and Hauerwas, 1st Edition

    By R. Scott Smith

    We live in a time of moral confusion: many believe there are no overarching moral norms, and we have lost an accepted body of moral knowledge. Alasdair MacIntyre addresses this problem in his much-heralded restatement of Aristotelian and Thomistic virtue ethics; Stanley Hauerwas does so through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Disagreement and Skepticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Diego E. Machuca

    The thirteen essays in this volume explore for the first time the possible skeptical implications of disagreement in different areas and from different perspectives, with an emphasis in the current debate about the epistemic significance of disagreement. They represent a new contribution to the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Deleuze's Way

    Essays in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Ronald Bogue

    Addressing the essential question of the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy this book provides clear indications of the practical implications of Deleuze's approach to the arts through detailed analyses of the ethical dimension of artistic activity in literature,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Values and the Reflective Point of View

    On Expressivism, Self-Knowledge and Agency, 1st Edition

    By Robert Dunn

    Values are inescapable. They pervade and shape our psychology, our agency, and our lives as reflective and self-knowing subjects. This book explores the crucial ways in which values figure within reflection and thereby shape our theoretical and practical lives, against the backdrop of an…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Powers and Capacities in Philosophy

    The New Aristotelianism, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Greco, Ruth Groff

    Powers and Capacities in Philosophy is designed to stake out an emerging, discipline-spanning neo-Aristotelian framework grounded in realism about causal powers.  The volume brings together for the first time original essays by leading philosophers working on powers in relation to metaphysics,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge

  • How Do Institutions Steer Events?

    An Inquiry into the Limits and Possibilities of Rational Thought and Action, 1st Edition

    By John Wettersten

    Theories of explanation in the social sciences vacillate between holism and individualism. Wettersten contends that this has been a consequence of theories of rationality which assume that rationality requires coherent theories to be shown to be true. Rejecting these traditional assumptions about…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science

    1st Edition

    By Howard Sankey

    Scientific realism is the position that the aim of science is to advance on truth and increase knowledge about observable and unobservable aspects of the mind-independent world which we inhabit. This book articulates and defends that position. In presenting a clear formulation and addressing the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Out of Error

    Further Essays on Critical Rationalism, 1st Edition

    By David Miller

    If there has been some modest advance, since Karl Popper's death in 1994, in the general understanding of his critical rationalist theory of knowledge and philosophy of science, there is still widespread resistance both to it and to the recognition of the magnitude of his contribution. Popper long…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Ludwig Wittgenstein - A Cultural Point of View

    Philosophy in the Darkness of this Time, 1st Edition

    By William J. DeAngelis

    In the preface to his Philosophical Investigations Ludwig Wittgenstein expresses pessimism about the culture of his time and doubts as to whether his ideas would be understood in such a time: 'I make them public with doubtful feelings. It is not impossible that it should fall to the lot of this…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henrik Lagerlund

    The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind and it is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • The Evolution of the Private Language Argument

    1st Edition

    By Keld Stehr Nielsen

    The Evolution of the Private Language Argument presents a continuous view of modern analytical philosophy by telling the history of one of its central strands. It is an in-depth history of this well known philosophical argument, the evolution of Wittgenstein's thoughts and its influence on…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Ashgate Wittgensteinian Studies

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