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 Philosophy of Mind

Author: M. Sprevak,J. Kallestrup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137286733

Category: Psychology

Page: 327

View: 8846

Philosophy of mind is one of the core disciplines in philosophy. The questions that it deals with are profound, vexed and intriguing. This volume of 15 new cutting-edge essays gives young researchers a chance to stir up new ideas. The topics covered include the nature of consciousness, cognition, and action.

New Waves in Philosophy of Action

Author: J. Aguilar,A. Buckareff,K. Frankish

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

View: 5869

A collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by some of the best young philosophers working on the myriad problems of action and agency. Each one has already made important contributions to the philosophy of action and cognate areas. The chapters reflect their research and make a significant contribution to some debate in the field.

New waves in epistemology

Author: Vincent F. Hendricks,Duncan Pritchard

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230555136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 383

View: 1938

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 Global Justice

Author: T. Brooks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137286407

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

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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 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.

The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice

Author: Paolo Mancosu

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199296456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 447

View: 2029

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.

New waves in philosophy of religion

Author: Yujin Nagasawa,Erik Joseph Wielenberg

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230223844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

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

The Existence of God

A Philosophical Introduction

Author: Yujin Nagasawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136737456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 4314

Does God exist? What are the various arguments that seek to prove the existence of God? Can atheists refute these arguments? The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction assesses classical and contemporary arguments concerning the existence of God: the ontological argument, introducing the nature of existence, possible worlds, parody objections, and the evolutionary origin of the concept of God the cosmological argument, discussing metaphysical paradoxes of infinity, scientific models of the universe, and philosophers’ discussions about ultimate reality and the meaning of life the design argument, addressing Aquinas’s Fifth Way, Darwin’s theory of evolution, the concept of irreducible complexity, and the current controversy over intelligent design and school education. Bringing the subject fully up to date, Yujin Nagasawa explains these arguments in relation to recent research in cognitive science, the mathematics of infinity, big bang cosmology, and debates about ethics and morality in light of contemporary political and social events. The book also includes fascinating insights into the passions, beliefs and struggles of the philosophers and scientists who have tackled the challenge of proving the existence of God, including Thomas Aquinas, and Kurt Gödel - who at the end of his career as a famous mathematician worked on a secret project to prove the existence of God. The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction is an ideal gateway to the philosophy of religion and an excellent starting point for anyone interested in arguments about the existence of God.

Particle Or Wave

The Evolution of the Concept of Matter in Modern Physics

Author: Charis Anastopoulos

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691135120

Category: Science

Page: 410

View: 637

'Particle or Wave' explains the origins and development of modern physical concepts about matter and the controversies surrounding them.

An Introduction to Philosophical Logic

Author: Anthony C. Grayling

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631199823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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An Introduction to Philosophical Logic has been a popular mainstay among students taking courses in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language since it was first published in 1982.

New Waves in Metaethics

Author: Michael Brady

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230251625

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Metaethics occupies a central place in analytical philosophy, and the last forty years has seen an upsurge of interest in questions about the nature and practice of morality. This collection presents original and ground-breaking research on metaethical issues from some of the very best of a new generation of philosophers working in this field.

If Einstein Had Been a Surfer

A Surfer, a Scientist, and a Philosopher Discuss a "universal Wave Theory" Or "theory of Everything"

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: St Augustine PressInc

ISBN: 9781587313783

Category: Philosophy

Page: 177

View: 7115

Down Girl

The Logic of Misogyny

Author: Kate Manne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190605006

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Down Girl is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics. Kate Manne argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. Rather, it's primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance. And it's compatible with rewarding "the good ones," and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order. She applies her powerful theory to a wide range of public life but particularly politics. The paperback features a new preface to the paperback edition discussing the extensive publicity and discussion that accompanied hardcover publication.

Advances in Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology

Author: Jennifer Nado

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474223222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 9066

The rise of experimental philosophy is generating pressing methodological questions for philosophers. Can findings from experimental studies hold any significance for philosophy as a discipline? Can philosophical theorizing be improved through consideration of such studies? Do these studies threaten traditional philosophical methodology? Advances in Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology addresses these questions, presenting a variety of views on the potential roles experimental philosophy might play in philosophical debate. Featuring contributors from experimental philosophy, as well as those who have expressed criticism of the experimental philosophy movement, this volume reflects on the nature of philosophy itself: its goals, its methods, and its possible future evolution. Tackling two major themes, contributors discuss the recent controversy over the degree to which intuition plays a major role in philosophical methodology and the characterization of the role of the experimental philosophy project. They also look at the relationship between so-called 'positive' and 'negative' projects and examine possible links between experimental and mainstream philosophical problems. Close discussion of these themes contributes to the overall goal of the volume: an investigation into the current significance and possible future applications of experimental work in philosophy.

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.

New Waves in Philosophy of Language

Author: S. Sawyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230248586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 4188

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

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language

Author: Ernest Lepore,Barry C. Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199552238

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1104

View: 3541

The definitive reference work for this diverse and fertile field: an outstanding international team contribute 41 new essays covering topics from the nature of language to meaning, truth, and reference, and the interfaces of philosophy of language with linguistics, psychology, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Modalities

Philosophical Essays

Author: Ruth Barcan Marcus

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195096576

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

View: 6945

These papers cover important themes such as extensionality, the necessity of identity, the conception of proper names as 'tags', essentialism, substitutional quantification, and possibilia and possible worlds. What emerges from them is a robust defence of quantified modal logic in the light of a host of objections, particularly from Quine.

New Waves in Truth

Author: C. Wright,N. Pedersen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230296998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 319

View: 3829

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.