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Naming and Reference: The Link of Word to Object

Naming and Reference: The Link of Word to Object

1st Edition

R.J. Nelson
April 27, 2015

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

Knowledge of the External World

Knowledge of the External World

1st Edition

Bruce Aune
May 19, 2014

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...

Political Freedom

Political Freedom

1st Edition

George G. Brenkert
April 24, 2014

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...

Scepticism

Scepticism

1st Edition

Christopher Hookway
April 24, 2014

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...

The Weakness of the Will

The Weakness of the Will

1st Edition

Justin Gosling
April 14, 2014

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

The Nature of Art

The Nature of Art

1st Edition

A. L. Cothey
December 16, 2013

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...

Knowledge and Belief

Knowledge and Belief

1st Edition

Frederick F. Schmitt
December 16, 2013

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...

Relativism

Relativism

1st Edition

Maria Baghramian
August 05, 2004

'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...

Possible Worlds

Possible Worlds

1st Edition

John Divers
August 29, 2002

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,...

Civic Republicanism

Civic Republicanism

1st Edition

Iseult Honohan
August 15, 2002

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...

Perception

Perception

1st Edition

Howard Robinson
January 18, 2001

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...

Logic and Language: Indian Philosophy

Logic and Language: Indian Philosophy

1st Edition

Roy W. Perrett
December 27, 2000

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

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