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Generational Feminism

by Iris van der Tuin

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict. Generational logic is said to problematize feminist theory and gender research as it...


The Pragmatists and the Human Logic of Truth

by Claudine Tiercelin

The expression “human logic of truth” is Frank P. Ramsey’s:“Let us therefore try to get an idea of a human logic which shall not attempt to be reducible to formal logic. Logic, we may agree, is concerned...


Dialogues on Relativism, Absolutism, and Beyond

by Michael Krausz

What is truth, goodness, or beauty? Can we really define these concepts without the idea of a frame of reference? In the newest addition to the New Dialogues in Philosophy series, Michael Krausz presents fictional...


Truth and Skepticism

by Robert Almeder

Robert Almeder provides a comprehensive discussion and definitive refutation of our common conception of truth as a necessary condition for knowledge of the world, and to defend in detail an epistemic conception...


Autonomy and the Situated Self

by Rachel Haliburton

Autonomy and the Situated Self offers a critique of contemporary mainstream bioethics and proposes an alternative framework for the exploration of bioethical issues. It also contrasts two conceptions of autonomy,...


Much Ado About Nonexistence

by Avrum Stroll & Hatem Rushdy

The problem of the nature of fiction and the problem of nonexistence are closely tied because fiction often talks about nonexistent entities. In Fiction, Reference, and Nonexistence, A. P. Martinich and Avrum...


Relational Remembering

by Sue Campbell

Tracing the impact of the 'memory wars' on science and culture, Relational Remembering offers a vigorous philosophical challenge to the contemporary skepticism about memory that is their legacy. Campbell's work...


Breaking with Athens

by Christopher A. Colmo

In this controversial new book, Christopher A. Colmo offers a view of the 10th century Arab philosopher Alfarabi that draws attention to a previously unremarked aspect of his philosophic project. Colmo argues...


Restoring the Foundations of Epistemic Justification

by Steven Porter

Foundationalism, as a theory of justification and knowledge, is often associated with Enlightenment rationality, the Cartesian thirst for certainty, and the modern assumption of the objectivity and universality...


Persistence through Time in Spinoza

by Jason Waller

This book concerns the nature of time and ordinary cases of persistence in Spinoza. The author argues for three major interpretive claims. First, that Spinoza is committed to an eternalist theory of time whereby...


The Problem of Naturalism

by Brian Lightbody

Philosophers often use the term “naturalism’ in order to describe their work. It is commonplace to see a metaphysical, epistemological and/or ethical position self-described and described by others as one...


Plurality and Perspective in Psychoanalysis

by Adam Rosen-Carole

Psychoanalysis is a historical discourse of suffering and healing under conditions of modernity rather than a metaphysical discourse of universal truth, and must be so due to the ontological indeterminacy of...


How Does Man Come to Know

by Pauline Schiappa

The learning process establishes a wider, broader spectrum toward acquisition of personal believable knowledge in cognitive order to enrich sense experiences with cognitive interaction with earthly reality information....


How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

by Christopher DiCarlo

In this classic guide to critical thinking, author Christopher DiCarlo provides you with the tools you need to question beliefs and assumptions held by those who claim to know what they're talking about. How...


Meaning, Language, and Time

by Kevin J. Porter

Given the history of concepts like meaning, time, language, and discourse, any serious attempt to understand them must be interdisciplinary; so MEANING, LANGUAGE, AND TIME draws on a wide range of important...


Heraclitus Redux: Technological Infrastructures and Scientific Change

by Joseph C. Pitt

Scientific change is often a function of technological innovation – new instruments show us new things we could not see before and we then need new theories to explain them. One of the results of this process...


Thinking on Thinking

by Robert M. Berchman

Aristotle and Plotinus set the horizon of inquiry--thinking is thinking on thinking. Discussion of mind, meaning, and subjectivity begins with the question, How is thinking on thinking different from the kind...


Life as Art

by Zachary Simpson

Life as Art brings the resources of contemporary aesthetics since Nietzsche to bear on the problems of how one integrates the aesthetic emphases of meaning, liberation, and creativity into one’s daily life....


Leavis and Lonergan

by Joseph Fitzpatrick

This book illustrates the value of the cross-fertilisation of literary criticism with philosophy, something Leavis advocated in his later writings. Lonergan’s epistemology of Critical Realism supports Leavis’s...


Faith and Reason

by Jr. Elgin L. Hushbeck

What is faith and how does it differ from belief? How do people disagree, and why do people disagree? In particular, how does one make decisions about faith? Does reason enter into the discussion at all?

Elgin...