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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.



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



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 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 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 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 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 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 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 the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory Author Martin P. Golding
ISBN-10 9780470779866
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 368
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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory is a handy guide to the state of play in contemporary philosophy of law and legal theory. Comprises 23 essays critical essays on the central themes and issues of the philosophy of law today, written by an international assembly of distinguished philosophers and legal theorists Each essay incorporates essential background material on the history and logic of the topic, as well as advancing the arguments Represents a wide variety of perspectives on current legal theory



The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy Author Armen T. Marsoobian
ISBN-10 9781405142960
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 432
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The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy offers the most ambitious survey to date of American philosophical thought. Provides a comprehensive history of philosophical thought in America. Brings together 24 newly commissioned essays written by leading scholars in American philosophy. Covers all of the major eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophical movements in America including idealism, pragmatism and naturalism. Examines the major figures and themes in American philosophical thought. Includes useful bibliographies.



The Blackwell Guide to Hume s Treatise

The Blackwell Guide to Hume s Treatise Author Saul Traiger
ISBN-10 9781405153133
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 312
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This Guide provides students with the scholarly and interpretive tools they need to understand Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature and its influence on modern philosophy. A student guide to Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature. Focuses on recent developments in Hume scholarship. Covers topics such as the formulation, reception and scope of the Treatise, imagination and memory, the passions, moral sentiments, and the role of sympathy. All the chapters are newly written by Hume scholars. Each chapter guides the reader through a portion of the Treatise, explaining the central arguments and key contemporary interpretations of those arguments.



The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education Author Nigel Blake
ISBN-10 9780470997185
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 432
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In this important survey, an international group of leading philosophers chart the development of philosophy of education in the twentieth century and point to signficant questions for its future. Presents a definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of education. Contains 20 newly-commissioned articles, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars. Each chapter reviews a problem, 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.



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.