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A Philosophical Critique of Empirical Arguments for Postmortem Survival

by Michael Sudduth

<p>Sudduth provides a critical exploration of classical empirical arguments for survival arguments that purport to show that data collected from ostensibly paranormal phenomena constitute good evidence for the survival of the self after death. ...

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A Philosophical Critique of Empirical Arguments for Postmortem Survival

by Dr Michael Sudduth

Sudduth provides a critical exploration of classical empirical arguments for postmortem survival-arguments that purport to show that data collected from ostensibly paranormal phenomena constitute good evidence for the survival of the self or ...

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

by Edmund Burke

An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia. However, Burke's analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful

by Edmund Burke

<p>'Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.' In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienced as pure emotional arousal, unencumbered by intellectual considerations. In so doing he ...

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A Philosophical Guide to Chance

Physical Probability

by Dr Toby Handfield

<p>It is a commonplace that scientific inquiry makes extensive use of probabilities, many of which seem to be objective chances, describing features of reality that are independent of our minds. Such chances appear to have a number of ...

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A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

by Edmund Burke

<p>'A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful' is a 1757 treatise on aesthetics written by Edmund Burke. In short, the Beautiful, according to Burke, is what is well-formed and aesthetically pleasing, ...

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A Philosophy for Europe

From the Outside

by Roberto Esposito

<p>Amid a devastating economic crisis, two tragic events coming from the outside – the wave of immigration and Islamic terrorism – have radically changed the profile and significance of the space we call Europe. Given a paradigm leap of this ...

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A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being

by Anna Alexandrova

<p>Well-being, happiness and quality of life are now established objects of social and medical research. Does this science produce knowledge that is properly about well-being? What sort of well-being? The definition and measurement of these ...

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A Philosophy of Cinematic Art

by Berys Gaut

<p>A Philosophy of Cinematic Art is a systematic study of cinema as an art form, showing how the medium conditions fundamental features of cinematic artworks. It discusses the status of cinema as an art form, whether there is a language of film,

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen

You Have to be There

by Shaun May

<p>As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans. Whilst animals and robots might feature ...

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A Philosophy of Dirt

by Olli Lagerspetz

<p>What is dirt, and what does it really mean to be dirty or clean? Dirt and cleaning are often associated with ideas of guilt, otherness, and social control, but also with living responsibly and in harmony with the environment. In this learned,

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A Philosophy of Discomfort

by Jacques Pezeu-Massabuau

<p>A hard chair. An embarrassing conversation. A mosquito bite. All these provoke in us a sense of discomfort, whether an irksome sensation or an experience of unpleasantness. While we normally define “discomfort” simply as a lack of comfort, it

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A Philosophy of Emptiness

by Gay Watson

<p>We often view emptiness as a negative condition, a symptom of depression, despair, or grief—an assessment furthered by authors like Franz Kafka or the existentialists, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Offering an alternative view, <em>A ...

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A Philosophy of Freedom

by Lars Svendsen

<p>Freedom of speech, religion, choice, will—humans have fought, and continue to fight, for all of these. But what is human freedom really? Taking a broad approach across metaphysics, politics, and ethics, Lars Svendsen explores this question in

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A Philosophy Of Interior Design

by Stanley Abercrombie

<p>This book explores and explains the fundamentals of interior design. Because it does not emphasize current trends and fashion, its value will be long lasting.</p> ...

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A Philosophy Of International Law

by Fernando Teson

<p>A philosophical exploration of what obligates countries to obey international law, this groundbreaking study argues that a shared respect for human rights is what ultimately binds diverse nations to each other.. Why should sovereign states ...

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A Philosophy of Loneliness

by Lars Svendsen

<p>For many of us it is the ultimate fear: to die alone. Loneliness is a difficult subject to address because it has such negative connotations in our intensely social world. But the truth is that wherever there are people, there is loneliness. ...

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A Philosophy of Nationhood and the Modern Self

by Michal Rozynek

<p>This book delves into the philosophical presuppositions of modern political agency. Michal Rozynek explores the place of nationalism in an increasingly cosmopolitan world by approaching the fundamental questions of modern subjectivity from a ...

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A Philosophy of Pain

by Arne Vetlesen

<p>“Living involves being exposed to pain every second—not necessarily as an insistent reality, but always as a possibility,” writes Arne Vetlesen in <em>A Philosophy of Pain</em>, a thought-provoking look at an inevitable and essential aspect ...

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A Philosophy of Pessimism

by Stuart Sim

<p>There are many reasons to despair over the state of the world today: climate change, war, terrorism, social injustice, and an utter failure by our political systems to fix them. Yet there will always be those frustrating optimists who counter

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