New Waves in Philosophical Logic

Author: G. Restall,G. Russell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003723

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

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Philosophical logic has been, and continues to be, a driving force behind much progress and development in philosophy more broadly. This collection by up-and-coming philosophical logicians deals with a broad range of topics, including, for example, proof-theory, probability, context-sensitivity, dialetheism and dynamic semantics.

New waves in epistemology

Author: Vincent F. Hendricks,Duncan Pritchard

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230555136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 383

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This edited volume gathers cutting-edge work from the very best young scholars working in epistemology, providing a snap-shot of this intriguing side of the discipline.

New Waves in Philosophy of Mathematics

Author: O. Bueno,Ø. Linnebo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230245196

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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Thirteen promising young researchers write on what they take to be the right philosophical account of mathematics and discuss where the philosophy of mathematics ought to be going. New trends are revealed, such as an increasing attention to mathematical practice, a reassessment of the canon, and inspiration from philosophical logic.

New Waves in Global Justice

Author: T. Brooks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137286407

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

View: 8279

With essays ranging from climate change and global poverty to just war and human rights and immigration, leading future figures present an ideal collection for anyone interested in the most important debates in global justice.

New Waves in Philosophy of Language

Author: S. Sawyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230248586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 7671

Innovative young philosophers present new research articles on a variety of contemporary issues including relation between language and thought, normativity of language, prospects for a naturalistic account of language, nature of linguistic understanding, semantics of proper names and expressive terms, a contemporary construal of analytic truth

New Waves in Truth

Author: C. Wright,N. Pedersen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230296998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 319

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What is truth? Philosophers are interested in a range of issues involving the concept of truth beginning with what sorts of things can be true. This is a collection of eighteen new and original research papers on truth and other alethic phenomena by twenty of the most promising young scholars working on truth today.

Pretense and Pathology

Author: Bradley Armour-Garb,James A. Woodbridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107028272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 6229

This book provides a new philosophical fictionalism to solve traditional paradoxes and puzzles in the philosophy of language and metaphysics.

New Waves in Philosophy of Science

Author: P. D. Magnus,Jacob Busch

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230222649

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 5073

"This book captures the diverse array of issues in the rapidly developing area of philosophy of science by bringing together a pool of talented young philosophers from across the globe to debate the field and show where it's heading"--Provided by publishe

New waves in philosophy of religion

Author: Yujin Nagasawa,Erik Joseph Wielenberg

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230223844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

View: 1251

New Waves in Philosophy of Religion presents cutting-edge research by some of the best philosophers of religion of the new generation.

The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice

Author: Paolo Mancosu

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199296456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 447

View: 1383

This book gives a coherent and unified presentation of a new direction of work in philosophy of mathematics. This new approach in philosophy of mathematics requires extensive attention to mathematical practice and provides philosophical analyses of important novel characteristics of contemporary (twentieth century) mathematics and of many aspects of mathematical activity-such as visualization, explanation, understanding etc.-- which escape purely formal logicaltreatment.The book consists of a lengthy introduction by the editor and of eight chapters written by some of the very best scholars in this area. Each chapter consists of a short introduction to the general topic of the chapter and of a longer research article in the very same area. Theeight topics selected represent a broad spectrum of the contemporary philosophical reflection on different aspects of mathematical practice: Diagrammatic reasoning and representational systems; Visualization; Mathematical Explanation; Purity of Methods; Mathematical Concepts; Philosophical relevance of category theory; Philosophical aspects of computer science in mathematics; Philosophical impact of recent developments in mathematical physics.

Philosophy and Neuroscience

A Ruthlessly Reductive Account

Author: J. Bickle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401002371

Category: Psychology

Page: 235

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Philosophy and Neuroscience: A Ruthlessly Reductive Account is the first book-length treatment of philosophical issues and implications in current cellular and molecular neuroscience. John Bickle articulates a philosophical justification for investigating "lower level" neuroscientific research and describes a set of experimental details that have recently yielded the reduction of memory consolidation to the molecular mechanisms of long-term potentiation (LTP). These empirical details suggest answers to recent philosophical disputes over the nature and possibility of psycho-neural scientific reduction, including the multiple realization challenge, mental causation, and relations across explanatory levels. Bickle concludes by examining recent work in cellular neuroscience pertaining to features of conscious experience, including the cellular basis of working memory, the effects of explicit selective attention on single-cell activity in visual cortex, and sensory experiences induced by cortical microstimulation.

Cognition, Content, and the A Priori

A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge

Author: Robert Hanna

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191025593

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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In Cognition, Content, and the A Priori, Robert Hanna works out a unified contemporary Kantian theory of rational human cognition and knowledge. Along the way, he provides accounts of (i) intentionality and its contents, including non-conceptual content and conceptual content, (ii) sense perception and perceptual knowledge, including perceptual self-knowledge, (iii) the analytic-synthetic distinction, (iv) the nature of logic, and (v) a priori truth and knowledge in mathematics, logic, and philosophy. This book is specifically intended to reach out to two very different audiences: contemporary analytic philosophers of mind and knowledge on the one hand, and contemporary Kantian philosophers or Kant-scholars on the other. At the same time, it is also riding the crest of a wave of exciting and even revolutionary emerging new trends and new work in the philosophy of mind and epistemology, with a special concentration on the philosophy of perception. What is revolutionary in this new wave are its strong emphases on action, on cognitive phenomenology, on disjunctivist direct realism, on embodiment, and on sense perception as a primitive and proto-rational capacity for cognizing the world. Cognition, Content, and the A Priori makes a fundamental contribution to this philosophical revolution by giving it a specifically contemporary Kantian twist, and by pushing these new lines of investigation radically further.

Phenomenology and Existentialism in the Twentieth Century

Book I. New Waves of Philosophical Inspirations

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048127254

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

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Phenomenology and existentialism transformed understanding and experience of the Twentieth Century to their core. They had strikingly different inspirations and yet the two waves of thought became merged as both movements flourished. The present collection of research devoted to these movements and their unfolding interaction is now especially revealing. The studies in this first volume to be followed by two succeeding ones, range from the predecessors of existentialism – Kierkegaard/Jean Wahl, Nietzsche, to the work of its adherents – Shestov, Berdyaev, Unamuno, Blondel, Blumenberg, Heidegger and Mamardashvili, Dufrenne and Merleau-Ponty to existentialism’s congruence with Christianity or with atheism. Among the leading Husserlian insights are treated essence and experience, the place of questioning, ethics and intentionality, temporality and passivity and the life world. The following book will uncover the perennial concerns guiding the wondrous interplay of these two inspirational sources.

Philosophical Grammar

Part I, The Proposition, and Its Sense, Part II, On Logic and Mathematics

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520026643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 495

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New waves in political philosophy

Author: Boudewijn Paul de Bruin,Christopher F. Zurn

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230221239

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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This collection of essays attempts something entirely novel: to provide a snapshot of the new work that is being conducted in political philosophy, written by up-and-coming figures in this area.

A Companion to Latin American Philosophy

Author: Susana Nuccetelli,Ofelia Schutte,Otávio Bueno

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

View: 6702

This comprehensive collection of original essays written by aninternational group of scholars addresses the central themes inLatin American philosophy. Represents the most comprehensive survey of historical andcontemporary Latin American philosophy available today Comprises a specially commissioned collection of essays, manyof them written by Latin American authors Examines the history of Latin American philosophy and itscurrent issues, traces the development of the discipline, andoffers biographical sketches of key Latin American thinkers Showcases the diversity of approaches, issues, and styles thatcharacterize the field

New waves in philosophy of technology

Author: Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen,Evan Selinger,Søren Riis

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

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The volume advances research in the philosophy of technology by introducing contributors who have an acute sense of how to get beyond or reframe the epistemic, ontological and normative limitations that currently limit the fields of philosophy of technology and science and technology studies.

Phenomenological Realism Versus Scientific Realism

Reinhardt Grossmann - David M. Armstrong Metaphysical Correspondence

Author: Javier Cumpa,Erwin Tegtmeier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311032606X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

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The two eminent metaphysicians Armstrong and Grossmann exchanged letters for ten years in which they discussed crucial points of their respective ontologies. They have a common basis. Both do metaphysics proper and not linguistic philosophy. Both advocate universals and acknowledge the key position of the category of states of affairs. However, they differ on the simplicity of universals and the nature of states of affairs. There is also a fundamental methodological disagreement between them. Armstrong accepts only the evidence of natural science and has a materialist view on mind while Grossmann is a dualist and grants also the same evidential status to the phenomenological data of perception and introspection. The letters are grouped into three phases. The first is the issue of universals, the second the ontological analysis of laws of nature and the third the ontology of numbers. The book contains also longer comments and reviews, partly not published until now.

The Philosophical Foundations of Modern Medicine

Author: K. Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230353258

Category: Science

Page: 233

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An exploration of the philosophical foundation of modern medicine which explains why such a medicine possesses the characteristics it does and where precisely its strengths as well as its weaknesses lie. Written in plain English, it should be accessible to anyone who is intellectually curious, lay persons and medical professionals alike.

Psychoneural Reduction

The New Wave

Author: John Bickle,Professor and Head Department of Philosophy and Religion John Bickle

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024327

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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John Bickle presents a new type of reductionism, one that is stronger than one-way dependency yet sidesteps the arguments that sank classical reductionism.