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The Complex Reality of Pain

The Complex Reality of Pain

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jennifer Corns
January 24, 2020

This book employs contemporary philosophy, scientific research, and clinical reports to argue that pain, though real, is not an appropriate object of scientific generalisations or an appropriate target for medical intervention. Each pain experience is instead complex and idiosyncractic in a way...

Inference and Consciousness

Inference and Consciousness

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Timothy Chan, Anders Nes
December 20, 2019

Inference has long been a central concern in epistemology, as an essential means by which we extend our knowledge and test our beliefs. Inference is also a key notion in influential psychological accounts of mental capacities, ranging from problem solving to perception. Consciousness, on the other...

Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland

Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Clara Fischer, Áine Mahon
December 19, 2019

This is the first book to bring a philosophical lens to issues of socio-political and cultural importance in twenty-first century Ireland. While the social, political, and economic landscape of contemporary Ireland has inspired extensive scholarly debate both within and well beyond the field of...

Philosophy of Logical Systems

Philosophy of Logical Systems

1st Edition

Jaroslav Peregrin
November 14, 2019

This book addresses the hasty development of modern logic, especially its introducing and embracing various kinds of artificial languages and moving from the study of natural languages to that of artificial ones. This shift seemed extremely helpful and managed to elevate logic to a new level of...

Consequences of Reference Failure

Consequences of Reference Failure

1st Edition

Michael McKinsey
November 14, 2019

This book defends the Direct Reference (DR) thesis in philosophy of language regarding proper names and indexical pronouns. It uniquely draws out the significant consequences of DR when it is conjoined with the fact that these singular terms sometimes fail to refer. Even though DR is widely...

How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public

How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public

1st Edition

Cory Wimberly
November 11, 2019

How Propaganda Became Public Relations pulls back the curtain on propaganda: how it was born, how it works, and how it has masked the bulk of its operations by rebranding itself as public relations. Cory Wimberly uses archival materials and wide variety of sources — Foucault’s work on...

Digital Hermeneutics: Philosophical Investigations in New Media and Technologies

Digital Hermeneutics: Philosophical Investigations in New Media and Technologies

1st Edition

Alberto Romele
October 10, 2019

This is the first monograph to develop a hermeneutic approach to the digital—as both a technological milieu and a cultural phenomenon. While philosophical in its orientation, the book covers a wide body of literature across science and technology studies, media studies, digital humanities, digital...

Naturalism, Human Flourishing, and Asian Philosophy: Owen Flanagan and Beyond

Naturalism, Human Flourishing, and Asian Philosophy: Owen Flanagan and Beyond

1st Edition

Bongrae Seok
September 19, 2019

Naturalism, Human Flourishing, and Asian Philosophy: Owen Flanagan and Beyond is an edited volume of philosophical essays focusing on Owen Flanagan’s naturalized comparative philosophy and moral psychology of human flourishing. Flanagan is a philosopher well-known for his naturalized approach...

Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Art, Experience, and the Self

Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Art, Experience, and the Self

1st Edition

Thomas Hilgers
September 05, 2019

The notion of disinterestedness is often conceived of as antiquated or ideological. In spite of this, Hilgers argues that one cannot reject it if one wishes to understand the nature of art. He claims that an artwork typically asks a person to adopt a disinterested attitude towards what it shows,...

A Social Theory of Freedom

A Social Theory of Freedom

1st Edition

Mariam Thalos
September 05, 2019

In A Social Theory of Freedom, Mariam Thalos argues that the theory of human freedom should be a broadly social and political theory, rather than a theory that places itself in opposition to the issue of determinism. Thalos rejects the premise that a theory of freedom is fundamentally a theory of...

The Concept of Violence

The Concept of Violence

1st Edition

Mark Vorobej
September 05, 2019

This study focuses on conceptual questions that arise when we explore the fundamental aspects of violence. Mark Vorobej teases apart what is meant by the term ‘violence,’ showing that it is a surprisingly complex, unwieldy and highly contested concept. Rather than attempting to develop a fixed...

Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism

Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism

1st Edition

Paul Giladi
July 30, 2019

This volume offers critical responses to philosophical naturalism from the perspectives of four different yet fundamentally interconnected philosophical traditions: Kantian idealism, Hegelian idealism, British idealism, and American pragmatism. In bringing these rich perspectives into conversation...

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