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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science Author Peter Machamer
ISBN-10 9780470756522
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 360
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This volume presentsa definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of science.



The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Author Stephen P. Turner
ISBN-10 9780470756478
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 400
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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences.



The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information Author Luciano Floridi
ISBN-10 9780470756768
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 392
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This Guide provides an ambitious state-of-the-art survey of the fundamental themes, problems, arguments and theories constituting the philosophy of computing. A complete guide to the philosophy of computing and information. Comprises 26 newly-written chapters by leading international experts. Provides a complete, critical introduction to the field. Each chapter combines careful scholarship with an engaging writing style. Includes an exhaustive glossary of technical terms. Ideal as a course text, but also of interest to researchers and general readers.



The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind

The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind Author Stephen P. Stich
ISBN-10 9780470998755
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 432
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Comprising a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume presents an up-to-date survey of the central themes in the philosophy of mind. It leads the reader through a broad range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Dualism, Emotions, Folk Psychology, Free Will, Individualism, Personal Identity and The Mind-Body Problem. Provides a state of the art overview of philosophy of mind. Contains 16 newly-commissioned articles, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars. Each chapter reviews a central issue, examines the current state of the discipline with respect to the topic, and discusses possible futures of the field. Provides a solid foundation for further study.



A Companion to the Philosophy of Science

A Companion to the Philosophy of Science Author W. H. Newton-Smith
ISBN-10 0631230203
Release 2001-10-08
Pages 596
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Unmatched in the quality of its world-renowned contributors, this companion serves as both a course text and a reference book across the broad spectrum of issues of concern to the philosophy of science.



The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory

The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory Author Hugh LaFollette
ISBN-10 9781118514269
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 520
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Building on the strengths of the highly successful first edition, the extensively updated Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory presents a complete state-of-the-art survey, written by an international team of leading moral philosophers. A new edition of this successful and highly regarded Guide, now reorganized and updated with the addition of significant new material Includes 21 essays written by an international team of leading philosophers Extensive, substantive essays develop the main arguments of all the leading viewpoints in ethical theory Essays new to this edition cover evolution and ethics, capability ethics, virtues and consequences, and the implausibility of virtue ethics



The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics Author Rosamond Rhodes
ISBN-10 9780470680605
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 448
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The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics is a guide to the complex literature written on the increasingly dense topic of ethics in relation to the new technologies of medicine. Examines the key ethical issues and debates which have resulted from the rapid advances in biomedical technology Brings together the leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, medicine, theology and law, to discuss these issues Tackles such topics as ending life, patient choice, selling body parts, resourcing and confidentiality Organized with a coherent structure that differentiates between the decisions of individuals and those of social policy.



The Blackwell Guide to Plato s Republic

The Blackwell Guide to Plato s Republic Author Gerasimos Santas
ISBN-10 9781405150255
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 320
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The Blackwell Guide to Plato’s Republic consists of thirteen new essays written by both established scholars and younger researchers with the specific aim of helping readers to understand Plato’s masterwork. This guide to Plato’s Republic is designed to help readers understand this foundational work of the Western canon. Sheds new light on many central features and themes of the Republic. Covers the literary and philosophical style of the Republic; Plato’s theories of justice and knowledge; his educational theories; and his treatment of the divine. Will be of interest to readers who are new to the Republic, and those who already have some familiarity with the book.



The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion Author William E. Mann
ISBN-10 9780470756546
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 352
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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion features fourteen new essays written by some of the most prominent philosophers working in the field. Contributors include Linda Zabzeski, Hugh McCann, Brian Leftow, Gareth B. Matthews, William L. Rowe, Elliott Sober, Derk Pereboom, Alfred J. Freddoso, William P. Alston, William J. Wainwright, Peter van Inwagen, Philip Kitcher and Philip Quinn. Features fourteen newly commissioned essays. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the major problems in the philosophy of religion. Surveys the field and presents distinctive arguments.



The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy Author Robert L. Simon
ISBN-10 9780470756539
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 344
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The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy brings together a collection of newly commissioned essays which examine fundamental issues in social and political theory. Written by leading social and political philosophers, each essay provides a map to the history of the issue at hand and a judicious assessment of the main arguments that have been brought to bear upon that issue.



The Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic

The Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic Author Lou Goble
ISBN-10 0631206922
Release 2001-08-30
Pages 510
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This volume presents a definitive introduction to twenty core areas of philosophical logic including classical logic, modal logic, alternative logics and close examinations of key logical concepts. The chapters, written especially for this volume by internationally distinguished logicians, philosophers, computer scientists and linguists, provide comprehensive studies of the concepts, motivations, methods, formal systems, major results and applications of their subject areas. The Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic engages both general readers and experienced logicians and provides a solid foundation for further study.



The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language Author Michael Devitt
ISBN-10 9780470756782
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 456
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The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Language is a collection of twenty new essays in a cutting-edge and wide-ranging field. Surveys central issues in contemporary philosophy of language while examining foundational topics Provides pedagogical tools such as abstracts and suggestions for further readings Topics addressed include the nature of meaning, speech acts and pragmatics, figurative language, and naturalistic theories of reference



The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy Author Robert Solomon
ISBN-10 9781405143042
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 360
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The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy is an accessible but sophisticated introduction to the most important figures in Continental philosophy in the last 200 years. Presents a definitive introduction to the core figures and topics of continental philosophy. Contains newly commissioned essays, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars. Provides a solid foundation for further study. Subjects include Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx and Marxism, Nietzsche, Husserl and Phenomenology, Heidegger, Sartre, critical theory, Habermas, Gadamer, Foucault, Derrida, postmodernism, and French feminism.



The Blackwell Guide to Descartes Meditations

The Blackwell Guide to Descartes  Meditations Author Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN-10 9781405150378
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 288
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Consisting of twelve newly commissioned essays and enhanced by William Molyneux’s famous early translation of the Meditations, this volume touches on all the major themes of one of the most influential texts in the history of philosophy. Situates the Meditations in its philosophical and historical context. Touches on all of the major themes of the Meditations, including the mind-body relation, the nature of the mind, and the existence of the material world.



The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy Author Christopher Shields
ISBN-10 9780470756560
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 352
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The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy provides a comprehensive treatment of the principal figures and movements of philosophy from its origins before Socrates, through the towering achievements of Plato and Aristotle, and into its final developments in late antiquity. Provides a comprehensive guide to ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to late antiquity. Written by a cast of distinguished philosophers. Covers the pre-Socratics, the sophistic movement, Epicureanism, academic skepticism, stoicism, and the neo-Platonists. Features an index and a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary works.



The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy Author Linda Alcoff
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067670292
Release 2007
Pages 292
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Philosophy has become a vital arena for feminists. This guide provides an introduction to the field, consisting of fifteen essays that apply philosophical methods and approaches to feminist concerns. It serves as a useful resource for those who wish to explore how feminist philosophy is transforming the very nature of philosophical inquiry.



The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Author Richard Kraut
ISBN-10 9781405153140
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 384
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The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics illuminates Aristotle’s ethics for both academics and students new to the work, with sixteen newly commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars. The structure of the book mirrors the organization of the Nichomachean Ethics itself. Discusses the human good, the general nature of virtue, the distinctive characteristics of particular virtues, voluntariness, self-control, and pleasure.