Actual Consciousness

by Ted Honderich

What is it for you to be conscious? There is no agreement whatever in philosophy or science: it has remained a hard problem, a mystery. Is this partly or mainly owed to the existing theories not even having the same subject, not answering the ...

ISBN: 9780198714385

Binding: Hardback


Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

by Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin & others

Through much of the twentieth century, philosophical thinking about works of art, design, and other aesthetic products has emphasized intuitive and reflective methods, often tied to the idea that philosophy's business is primarily to analyze ...

ISBN: 9780199669639

Binding: Hardback


Nature's God the Heretical Origins of the American Republic

by Stewart

ISBN: 9780393064544

Binding: Hardback


Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

by Jennifer Nagel

What is knowledge? How does it differ from mere belief? Do you need to be able to justify a claim in order to count as knowing it? How can we know that the outer world is real and not a dream? Questions like these are ancient ones, and the branch ...

ISBN: 9780199661268

Binding: Paperback


The Virtues of Happiness

by Paul Bloomfield

As children we learn life is unfair: bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. So, it is natural to ask, "Why play fairly in an unfair world? If being immoral will get you what you want and you know you can't get ...

ISBN: 9780199827367

Binding: Hardback


Experience and History

by David Carr

David Carr outlines a distinctively phenomenological approach to history. Rather than asking what history is or how we know history, a phenomenology of history inquires into history as a phenomenon and into the experience of the historical.

ISBN: 9780199377657

Binding: Hardback


Berkeley's Puzzle

by John Campbell & Quassim Cassam

John Campbell and Quassim Cassam debate two rival solutions to Berkeley's Puzzle: how our sensory experience of the world enables us to conceive of it as independent of the mind. For Campbell, sensory experience can be the basis of our knowledge ...

ISBN: 9780198716259

Binding: Hardback


Debates in the Metaphysics of Time

by L. Nathan Oaklander

A core topic in metaphysics, time is also central to issues in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion. Debates in the Metaphysics of Time explores these close philosophical connections and tackles the ...

ISBN: 9781780934907

Binding: Paperback


Ethics for Our Times Essays in Gandhian Perspective

by M V Nadkarni

Mahatma Gandhi holds an eminent position in the history of ethics and its application to contemporary concerns. This book brings together in one harmonious whole three systems of thoughts on ethics- the Indian, western and Gandhian.

ISBN: 9780199450534

Binding: Paperback


Modality and Explanatory Reasoning

by Boris Kment

Boris Kment takes a novel approach to the study of modality that places special emphasis on understanding the origin of modal notions in everyday thought. He argues that the concepts of necessity and possibility originate in a common type of ...

ISBN: 9780199604685

Binding: Hardback


A Critical Introduction to Testimony

by Axel Gelfert

The epistemology of testimony is a rapidly developing area in contemporary analytic philosophy. In this first thorough survey of the recent debate on the subject, Axel Gelfert provides an in-depth introduction to what has become one of the ...

ISBN: 9781441193506

Binding: Paperback / softback


Empathy and Morality

by Heidi L. Maibom

The relationship between empathy and morality has long been debated. Adam Smith and David Hume famously argued that our tendency to feel with our fellow human beings played a foundational role in morality. And while recent decades have seen a ...

ISBN: 9780199969470

Binding: Hardback


Avatar and Philosophy

Learning to See

by George A. Dunn & William Irwin

James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us ...

ISBN: 9780470940310

Binding: Paperback / softback


Sonic Possible Worlds Hearing the Continuum of Sound

by Salome Voegelin

Inspired by its use in literary theory, film criticism and the discourse of games design, Salome Voegelin's dazzling new book adapts and develops possible world theory in relation to sound. David Lewis' Possible World is juxtaposed with ...

ISBN: 9781623565091

Binding: Paperback / softback


Classical Philosophy

by Peter Adamson

Classical Philosophy is the first of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. In short, lively chapters, based on the popular ...

ISBN: 9780199674534

Binding: Hardback


On Reflection

by Hilary Kornblith

Hilary Kornblith presents a new account of mental reflection, and its importance for knowledge, reasoning, freedom, and normativity. He argues that reflection cannot solve the philosophical problems it has traditionally been thought to, and ...

ISBN: 9780198708681

Binding: Paperback


Speech and Morality

by Terence Cuneo

Terence Cuneo develops a novel line of argument for moral realism. The argument he defends hinges on the normative theory of speech, according to which speech acts are generated by an agent's altering her normative position with regard to her ...

ISBN: 9780198712725

Binding: Hardback


The Bloomsbury Companion to Leibniz

by Brandon C. Look

The Bloomsbury Companion to Leibniz presents a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the life, thought and work of one of the great polymaths of the modern world, G.W. Leibniz and examines the new directions in this field.

ISBN: 9781472523525

Binding: Paperback


Unspeakable Things Sex, Lies and Revolution

by Laurie Penny

Smart, clear-eyed and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, ...

ISBN: 9781408824740

Binding: Paperback


Democracy Against Itself

Sustaining an Unsustainable Idea

by Mark Chou

Using 4 case studies - democratic Athens, the Weimar Republic, contemporary American democracy and China's fledging efforts to democratise - Mark Chou examines why democracy is prone to self-destruction.

ISBN: 9780748681884

Binding: Hardback