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The Beautiful Shape of the Good: Platonic and Pythagorean Themes in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment

The Beautiful Shape of the Good: Platonic and Pythagorean Themes in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment

Forthcoming

Mihaela Fistioc
April 30, 2018

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Phenomenological Reflections on Violence: A Skeptical Approach

Phenomenological Reflections on Violence: A Skeptical Approach

James Dodd
May 05, 2017

Following up on his previous book, Violence and Phenomenology, James Dodd presents here an expanded and deepened reflection on the problem of violence. The book’s six essays are guided by a skeptical philosophical attitude about the meaning of violence that refuses to conform to the exigencies of...

The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism

The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism

Dorit A. Ganson
January 27, 2017

Ganson offers new hope in this work for the defense of scientific realism by undermining powerful anti-realist objections and advocating an abandonment of naturalist and externalist strategies....

Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species

Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species

Mary Gregory
July 21, 2016

In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype....

Essays on Symmetry

Essays on Symmetry

Jenann Ismael
April 27, 2016

Drawing from physics and philosophical debates, Ismael combines a set of essays on the time worn debate of symmetry from both fields....

Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

Daniel Ellsberg
March 03, 2016

Ellsberg elaborates on "Risk, Ambiguity, and the Savage Axioms" and mounts a powerful challenge to the dominant theory of rational decision in this book....

Thought Experiment: On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

Thought Experiment: On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

Tamar Szabo Gendler
February 29, 2016

This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing...

Intuitions as Evidence

Intuitions as Evidence

Joel Pust
February 29, 2016

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Names and Nature in Plato's Cratylus

Names and Nature in Plato's Cratylus

Rachel Barney, Robert Nozick
January 20, 2016

This study offers a ckomprehensive new interpretation of one of Plato's dialogues, the Cratylus. Throughout, the book combines analysis of Plato's arguments with attentiveness to his philosophical method....

New Thoughts About Old Things: Cognitive Policies as the Ground of Singular Concepts

New Thoughts About Old Things: Cognitive Policies as the Ground of Singular Concepts

Krista Lawlor
January 20, 2016

This book defends a novel theory of singular concepts, emphasizing the pragmatic requirements of singular concept possession and arguing that these requirements must be understood to institute traditions and policies of thought....

The Relevance of Phenomenology to the Philosophy of Language and Mind

The Relevance of Phenomenology to the Philosophy of Language and Mind

Sean D. Kelly
November 24, 2015

This work discusses philosophical problems of perceptual content, the content of deomonstrative thoughts, and the unity of proposition. By demonstrating a connection between phenomenology and analysis, Kelly suggests ways in which they can be fruitfully pursued....

Art as Abstract Machine: Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari

Art as Abstract Machine: Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari

Stephen Zepke
April 23, 2015

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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