Problems of Philosophy

  • Knowledge of the External World

    By Bruce Aune

    Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He…

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  • Political Freedom

    By George G. Brenkert

    This book examines the underlying theoretical issues concerning the nature of political freedom. Arguing that most previous discussions of such freedom have been too narrowly focused, it explores both conservativism from Edmund Burke to its present resurgence, the radical tradition of Karl Marx, as…

    Paperback – 2014-04-24
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  • Scepticism

    By Christopher Hookway

    Scepticism is a subject which has preoccupied philosophers for two thousand years. This book presents an historical perspective on scepticism by considering contrasting views, such as those of Sextus Empiricus, Descartes and Hume, on why scepticism is important. With its historical perspective and…

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  • The Weakness of the Will

    By Justin Gosling

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-14
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  • The Nature of Art

    By A. L. Cothey

    Although various aesthetic themes have preoccupied many major philosophers, from Plato to Goodman, the central questions of the philosophy of art have remained ill-defined. This book gives a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient…

    Paperback – 2013-12-16
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  • Knowledge and Belief

    By Frederick F. Schmitt

    Knowledge, from Plato onwards, has been considered in relation to justified belief. Current debate has centred around the nature of the justification and whether justified belief can be considered an internal or extenal matter. Epistemological internalists argue that the subject must be able to…

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  • Relativism

    By Maria Baghramian

    'It's all relative'. In a world of increasing cultural diversity, it can seem that everything is indeed relative. But should we concede that there is no such thing as right and wrong, and no objective truth? Can we reconcile relativism and pluralism?Relativism surveys the different varieties of…

    Paperback – 2004-08-05
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  • Possible Worlds

    By John Divers

    Possible Worlds presents the first up-to-date and comprehensive examination of one of the most important topics in metaphysics. John Divers considers the prevalent philosophical positions, including realism, antirealism and the work of important writers on possible worlds such as David Lewis,…

    Paperback – 2002-08-29
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  • Civic Republicanism

    By Iseult Honohan

    Civic Republicanism is a valuable critical introduction to one of the most important topics in political philosophy. In this book, Iseult Honohan presents an authoritative and accessible account of civic republicanism, its origins and its problems. The book examines all the central themes of this…

    Paperback – 2002-08-15
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  • The Infinite

    2nd Edition

    By A.W. Moore

    Anyone who has pondered the limitlessness of space and time, or the endlessness of numbers, or the perfection of God will recognize the special fascination of this question. Adrian Moore's historical study of the infinite covers all its aspects, from the mathematical to the mystical.…

    Paperback – 2001-01-25
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  • Perception

    By Howard Robinson

    Questions about perception remain some of the most difficult and insoluble in both epistemology and in the philosophy of mind. This controversial but highly accessible introduction to the area explores the philosophical importance of those questions by re-examining what had until recent times been…

    Paperback – 2001-01-18
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  • Logic and Language

    Indian Philosophy

    Edited by Roy W. Perrett

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2000-12-27
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  • Other Minds

    By Anita Avramides

    How do we know whether there are other minds besides our own? The problem of other minds raises many questions which are at the root of all philosophical investigations - how it is we know, what is the mind and can we be certain about any of our beliefs?In this compelling analysis of 'other minds'…

    Paperback – 2000-12-14
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  • Free Speech

    By Alan Haworth

    Free Speech is a philosophical treatment of a topic which is of immense importance to all of us.Writing with great clarity, wit, and genuine concern, Alan Haworth situates the main arguments for free speech by tracing their relationship to contemporary debates in politics and political philosophy,…

    Paperback – 1998-09-03
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  • Time

    By Phillip Turetzky

    Time offers a comprehensive history of the philosophy of time in western philosophy from the Greeks through to the twentieth century.In the first half of the book, Philip Turetzky explores theories in ancient and modern philosophy chronologically: from Aristotle to Nietzsche. In the latter half,…

    Paperback – 1998-06-25
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  • The Moral Self

    By Pauline Chazan

    The Moral Self addresses the question of how morality enters into our lives. Pauline Chazan draws upon psychology, r ral philosophy and literary interpretation to rebut the view that morality's role is to limit desire and control self-love. Perserving the ancients' connection between what is good…

    Paperback – 1998-04-09
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  • Social Reality

    By Finn Collin

    Social reality is currently a hotly debated topic not only in social science, but also in philosophy and the other humanities. Finn Collin, in this concise guide, asks if social reality is created by the way social agents conceive of it? Is there a difference between the kind of existence…

    Paperback – 1997-04-17
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  • Substance

    Its Nature and Existence

    By Joshua Hoffman, Gary Rosenkrantz

    Substance has been a leading idea in the history of Western philosophy. Joshua Hoffman and Gary S. Rosenkrantz explain the nature and existence of individual substances, including both living things and inanimate objects. Specifically written for students new to this important and often complex…

    Paperback – 1996-12-05
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  • Utilitarianism

    By Geoffrey Scarre

    Surveying the historical development and the present condition of utilitarian ethics, Geoffrey Scarre examines the major philosophers from Lao Tzu in the fifth century BC to Richard Hare in the twentieth. Utilitarianism traces the 'doctrine of utility' from the moralists of the ancient world,…

    Hardback – 1996-05-30
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  • Utilitarianism

    By Geoffrey Scarre

    Surveying the historical development and the present condition of utilitarian ethics, Geoffrey Scarre examines the major philosophers from Lao Tzu in the fifth century BC to Richard Hare in the twentieth. Utilitarianism traces the 'doctrine of utility' from the moralists of the ancient world,…

    Paperback – 1996-05-30
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  • Vagueness

    By Timothy Williamson

    If you keep removing single grains of sand from a heap, when is it no longer a heap? From discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece, to modern formal approaches like fuzzy logic, Timothy Williamson traces the history of the problem of vagueness. He argues that standard logic and formal…

    Paperback – 1996-03-21
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  • Democracy

    By Ross Harrison

    Democracy surrounds us like the air we breath, and is normally taken very much for granted. Across the world democracy has become accepted as an unquestionably good thing. Yet upon further examination the merits of democracy are both paradoxical and problematic, and the treasured values of liberty…

    Paperback – 1995-10-26
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  • The Mind and its World

    By Gregory McCulloch

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1995-05-25
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  • The Nature of God

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

    By Gerard Hughes

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1995-03-09
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  • Explaining Explanation

    By David-Hillel Ruben

    This book introduces readers to the topic of explanation. The insights of Plato, Aristotle, J.S. Mill and Carl Hempel are examined, and are used to argue against the view that explanation is merely a problem for the philosophy of science. Having established its importance for understanding…

    Paperback – 1992-11-12
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  • Naming and Reference

    The Link of Word to Object

    By R.J. Nelson

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 1992-09-24
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