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Handbook of Logical Thought in China
$492.03
Springer
July-02-2022
The Handbook aims to provide a comprehensive review of research on logical thought in China by both Chinese and non-Chinese scholars. It highlights and summarizes important areas of controversy and general agreement, while giving prime importance to clarity of exposition. The title covers Chinese thought on reasoning and argumentation, the influence of non-Chinese logic on Chinese thought, and the systematic aspects of reasoning other than the classical canon of ?logic? texts. By bringing together different perspectives, it seeks to provide a multifaceted and comprehensive presentation on this rich and sometimes perplexing phenomenon.
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Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women's Philosophical Thought
$160.93
Springer
November-07-2020

Over the course of the past twenty-five years, feminist theory has had a forceful impact upon the history of Western philosophy. The present collection of essays has as its primary aim to evaluate past women?s published philosophical work, and to introduce readers to newly recovered female figures; the collection will also make contributions to the history of the philosophy of gender, and to the history of feminist social and political philosophy, insofar as the collection will discuss women?s views on these issues.

The volume contains contributions by an international group of leading historians of philosophy and political thought, whose scholarship represents some of the very best work being done in North and Central America, Canada, Europe and Australia.

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The Feminist Philosophy Collection
$738.43
Springer
August-10-2020

Over the past 40 years, philosophy has become a vital arena for feminists. Recent feminist work has challenged canonical claims about the role of women and has developed new methods of analysis and critique, and in doing so has reinvigorated central areas of philosophy.

The Feminist Philosophy Collection presents new work representative of feminist contributions to the five most significant areas of philosophy: Feminist Ethics and Political and Social Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy of Religion; Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Feminist History of Philosophy; and Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.

Feminist work in some fields, notably ethics and social theory, has been going on for four decades, while the youngest area of feminist work is, arguably, feminist philosophy of art and aesthetics. Thus, some volumes will contain essays that build upon established feminist work as they explore new territory, while others do not have that luxury, but are all the more exciting in that they break new ground.

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David Hilbert's Notebooks and General Foundational Lectures
$107.03
Springer
May-26-2020

Volume�6�contains a selection of material exhibiting many of Hilbert?s philosophical and foundational views on particular theories and the exact sciences in general, drawn from his private notebooks and from lectures for more general audiences held in the 1920s.

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The Self and Social Relations
$99.99
Springer
October-12-2018

This book is concerned with the human individual and her relationship with the communities of which she is a member. It argues against the traditional atomistic view that individuals are essentially independent of the social relations into which they enter, and instead argues for the holistic view that we are essentially social beings who cannot exist apart from normative communities.

 Matthew Whittingham engages in a sustained exploration and criticism of the classic Western picture of epistemology. He argues instead that communities ground the possibility of our forming a conception of the world and ourselves, that those social relations open up a range of affective responses and forms of action that would otherwise be impossible, they enable us to know and reason about the world, and they make possible the daily struggles for freedom and self-realization that are familiar to us all and find their most powerful expression in major social movements.

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Person: die Wahrheit im Menschen
$53.89
Springer
August-17-2018

Dieses Buch versucht, einen neuen Zugang zum Thema Wahrheit jenseits der ausgetretenen Pfade zu finden. Gibt es eine Wahrheit, die es verdient, als objektive Wahrheit bezeichnet zu werden? Heute wird das oft bestritten. M�ssen wir uns also mit einem grenzenlosen Zweifel abfinden ? ohne Hoffnung, unser Leben an der Wahrheit ausrichten zu k�nnen? Andererseits jedoch erscheint es uns oft so, dass wir die ganze Wahrheit zu besitzen glauben, und dann mit restloser Gewissheit und uneingeschr�nktem Anspruch meinen, �ber sie verf�gen zu k�nnen. Wir sind im Alltag also entweder Skeptiker ? oder Dogmatiker. Dieses Buch versucht, vor dem Hintergrund der Wahrheitsfrage die Lage des Menschen zu schildern: Er strebt nach Wahrheit, ber�hrt sie auch manchmal, kann sich ihrer aber doch nie endg�ltig bem�chtigen. Wahrheit hat eine objektive und eine subjektive Seite. Sie wird Gestalt im Menschen ? als Person.

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Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements
$160.93
Springer
August-03-2018
While much feminist philosophy is enjoying third- and fourth-wave developments building on its scholarly roots forged in the 1960?s and 1970?s, feminist theoretical work has taken what seems an exceptionally long time to break into the stubborn areas of aesthetics and philosophy of art. Aesthetics may seem like a back-burner issue generally, if we understand feminism mainly as a social justice movement seeking equality and solutions to socioeconomic, political, and cultural inequities. Framed this way, theories and practices concerning artistic production and/or engagement may seem less pressing or useful than, say, work in the sister area of feminist social and political theory.

The truth, however, is that aesthetic value, political value, ethical value (ven scientific value and religious value) intersect in meaningful and complex ways, both in oppressive practices and liberatory strategies. The essays in�Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical V
isions, Creative Engagements�address this dearth in the field, and explore�connections between these too-often-separated value spheres while drawing on and offering critiques of work in traditional philosophical aesthetics. �Accessible for graduates and advanced undergraduates, the�collection is especially relevant in areas of�sociopolitical philosophy, ethics, phenomenology, epistemology, critical social theory and cultural studies. It is a rich resource for feminist scholars across all disciplines, and will also�interest a general educated popular audience curious about art, feminism, practices of creative engagement, and with ways these interact or contrast with daily life.
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Walker Percy, Philosopher
$99.99
Springer
August-02-2018

Though Walker Percy is best known as a novelist, he was first and foremost a philosopher. This collection offers a sustained examination of key aspects to his more technical philosophy (primarily semiotics and the philosophy of language) as well as some of his lesser known philosophical interests, including the philosophy of place and dislocation. Contributors expound upon Percy?s multifaceted philosophy, an invitation to literature and theology scholars as well as to philosophers who may not be familiar with the philosophical underpinnings to his work.

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Geistreich durch 2 Semester
$11.54
Springer
June-04-2018
Semesterkalender 2018/19
Gut organisiert und informiert durch das geisteswissenschaftliche Studium!

Dieser Kalender bietet neben einer Wochen�bersicht f�r zwei Semester zahlreiche Tipps und Tricks f�r effektives Lernen, richtiges Zitieren, strukturiertes Schreiben, sicheres Pr�sentieren und schnelleres Lesen. Weiterhin gibt er Hinweise zur sorgf�ltigen Planung von Praktika und Nebenjobs sowie zum Einstieg in die (geisteswissenschaftliche) Berufswelt.

Mit Raum f�r Notizen, Stundenplan und Modul�bersicht, n�tzlichen Internetseiten und Apps sowie Anregungen und Ideen zur kreativen Freizeitgestaltung.
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Körper und Räume
$42.34
Springer
June-02-2018
Der vorliegende Band versucht Aspekte von Körper-Raum-Relationen aus verschiedenen Forschungsrichtungen zu beleuchten und die Brisanz wie Aktualität des Themenkomplexes unter Beweis zu stellen. Dabei geht es vor allem um die Formulierung neuer Denkansätze und die Zusammenführung verschiedener Disziplinen dieses allgegenwärtigen und interdisziplinären Diskurses. Der Fokus liegt im Allgemeinen auf der Analyse räumlicher und menschlicher Beziehungen, und im Besonderen auf dem Wissen um den Menschen. Der anthropologische Ansatz (die Frage nach dem Menschen) soll demnach den epistemologischen Rahmen dieses Bandes bilden: Wie wird anthropologisches Wissen in und durch verschiedene Räume generiert, transportiert aber auch normiert?
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Universal Biology after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel
$107.03
Springer
May-14-2018
The Philosopher's Guide to Life in the Universe

Here is a universal biology that draws upon the contributions of Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel to unravel the mystery of life and conceive what is essential to living things anywhere they may arise. The book develops a philosopher?s guide to life in the universe, conceiving how nature becomes a biosphere in which life can emerge, what are the basic life processes common to any organism, how evolution can give rise to the different possible forms of life, and what distinguishes the essential life forms from one another.�

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Moral Certainty and the Foundations of Morality
$107.03
Springer
May-06-2018

What lies at the foundation of our moral beliefs? If we dig down far enough do we find that our moral values have no ground at all to stand on, and so are apt to collapse upon serious philosophical investigation? This book seeks to answer these and related questions by positing an indubitable foundation for our moral beliefs ? they arise from the phenomenon of ?primary recognition?, and are fundamentally shaped by ?basic moral certainties?. Drawing on philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Knud Ejler L�gstrup, this book draws together insights from both Analytic and Continental philosophy to provide a convincing new picture of our moral foundations. And it does so in a way that eschews moral conservativism and opens the way for a rich understanding of the variety and particularity of our human moral systems, while also keeping a significant place for those moral beliefs that occur universally, across cultures.

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Multiplicity and Ontology in Deleuze and Badiou
$107.03
Springer
April-17-2018

This book approaches work by Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou through their shared commitment to multiplicity, a novel approach to addressing one of the oldest philosophical questions: is being one or many?

 Becky Vartabedian examines major statements of multiplicity by Deleuze and Badiou to assess the structure of multiplicity as ontological ground or foundation, and the procedures these accounts prescribe for understanding one in relation to multiplicity.  

Written in a clear, engaging style, Vartabedian introduces readers to Deleuze and Badiou?s key ontological commitments to the mathematical resources underpinning their accounts of multiplicity and one, and situates these as a conversation unfolding amid political and intellectual transformations. 

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What Does it Mean to be an Empiricist?
$114.73
Springer
April-04-2018
Empiricisms in Eighteenth Century Sciences

This book begins with an observation: At the time when empiricism arose and slowly established itself, the word itself had not yet been coined. Hence the central question of this volume: What does it mean to conduct empirical science in early modern Europe? How can we catch the elusive figure of the empiricist?

Our answer focuses on the practices established by representative scholars. This approach allows us to demonstrate two things. First, that empiricism is not a monolith but exists in a plurality of forms. Today?s understanding of the empirical sciences was gradually shaped by the exchanges among scholars combining different traditions, world views and experimental settings. Second, the long proclaimed antagonism between empiricism and rationalism is not the whole story. Our case studies show that a very fruitful exchange between both systems of thought occurred. It is a story of integration, appropriation and transformation more than one of mere opposition.

We asked twelve authors to explore these fascinating new facets of empiricisms. The plurality of their voices mirrors the multiple faces of the concept itself. Every contribution can be understood as a piece of a much larger puzzle. Together, they help us better understand the emergence of empiricism and the inventiveness of the scientific enterprise.

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Dividuations
$107.03
Springer
March-20-2018
Theories of Participation

This book�offers�an epistemological critique of the concept of the individual and of individuality. It argues that because of our bio(techno)logical entanglements with non-human others, billions of microorganisms and our multiple (in)voluntary participations in socio(techno)logical processes, we have to conceive of ourselves no longer as individuals, but as dividuations. This dividual character which enforces simultaneous and multidirectional participations in different spheres is also apt for other living beings, for entities such as the nation state, for single cultures, production processes and works of art. The critique of individuality in the book is also elaborated in critical re-readings of classical philosophical texts from Plato up to today; the new concept of dividuation is a modified and semantically enriched version of certain concepts of the French philosophers Gilbert Simondon and Gilles Deleuze.

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The Map and the Territory
$107.03
Springer
March-14-2018
Exploring the Foundations of Science, Thought and Reality
This volume presents essays by pioneering thinkers including Tyler Burge, Gregory Chaitin, Daniel Dennett, Barry Mazur, Nicholas Humphrey, John Searle and Ian Stewart. Together they illuminate the very foundations of science and the scientific enterprise. The authors examine, from various perspectives, the complex relations between reality per se and our human descriptions of the world, as deduced in the process of scientific discovery. Are we living in Plato?s Cave? If not, how far have we emerged from it? And what are the various layers of description we can apply to objects and phenomena? A simple apple, for example, can be analyzed from several viewpoints beginning with evolution and biology, all the way down its microscopic quantum mechanical components. Together, the cast of eminent scientists and philosophers shed light on how our various theories and constructs co-exist in a patchwork to produce a seemingly coherent reality. All aficionados of philosophy as well as budding researchers will find here much food for thought as well as new and stimulating perspectives.
The book also includes a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose and an afterword by Dagfinn Follesdal

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Analytic Islamic Philosophy
$65.44
Springer
February-09-2018
This book is an introduction to Islamic Philosophy, beginning with its Medieval inception, right through to its more contemporary incarnations. Using the language and conceptual apparatus of contemporary Anglo-American ?Analytic? philosophy, this book represents a novel and creative attempt to rejuvenate Islamic Philosophy for a modern audience. It adopts a ?rational reconstructive? approach to the history of philosophy by affording maximum hermeneutical priority to the strongest possible interpretation of a philosopher?s arguments while also paying attention to the historical context in which they worked. The central canonical figures of Medieval Islamic Philosophy ? al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Avicenna, al-Ghazali, Averroes ? are presented chronologically along with an introduction to the central themes of Islamic theology and the Greek philosophical tradition they inherited. The book then briefly introduces what the author collectively refers to as the ?Pre-Modern? figures including Suhrawardi, Mulla Sadra, and Ibn Taymiyyah, and presents all of these thinkers, along with their Medieval predecessors, as forerunners to the more modern incarnation of Islamic Philosophy: Political Islam.�

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Anker im Himmel
$34.64
Springer
January-30-2018
Metaphysik als Fundament der Anthropologie
Metaphysik ist kein Phantom. Sie bewohnt kein Wolkenschloss, sondern hat ihren Platz mitten im Alltag der Menschen und ist zu einer unverzichtbaren Lebensnotwendigkeit geworden. Denn nachdem der Mensch das Projekt der Moderne in die Tat umgesetzt und sein Geschick selbst in die Hand genommen hat, kann er frei entscheiden, zu sein ? oder auch nicht zu sein: Die Entscheidung �ber Fortbestand oder Ausl�schung der Menschheit liegt in seinen H�nden. Damit aber stellt sich unausweichlich die Frage nach der Rechtm��igkeit unseres Daseins. Es gen�gt nicht, das Leben immer angenehmer zu machen f�r diejenigen, die schon auf der Welt sind ? das zu tun stellt niemand in Abrede. Die Frage heute lautet sehr viel grunds�tzlicher: Ist menschliches Leben ein so gro�es Gut, dass man selbst das Recht hat, andere in dieses Leben zu rufen? Wer behauptet, das Sein sei mehr wert als das Nichts, trifft eine metaphysische Entscheidung.

Man braucht eine starke Metaphysik, um die Frage zu beantworten, ob es rechtm��ig ist, dass der Mensch auch zuk�nftig die Erde bev�lkert.


Der Autor
Dr. R�mi Brague ist Professor em. f�r Philosophie an der Paris I Panth�on-Sorbonne und der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit�t M�nchen. Seine B�cher sind in 18 Sprachen �bersetzt.�

Der Herausgeber
Dr. Christoph B�hr ist ao. Professor am Institut f�r Philosophie der Hochschule Heiligenkreuz/Wien.

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The Changing Faces of Space
$114.73
Springer
January-29-2018

This book focuses on various concepts of space and their historical evolution. In particular, it examines the variations that have modified the notions of place, orientation, distance, vacuum, limit, bound and boundary, form and figure, continuity and contingence, in order to show how spatial characteristics are decisive in a range of contexts: in the determination and comprehension of exteriority; in individuation and identification; in defining the meaning of nature and of the natural sciences; in aesthetical formations and representations; in determining the relationship between experience, behavior and environment; and in the construction of mental and social subjectivity.� Accordingly, the book offers a comprehensive review of concepts of space as formulated by Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Einstein, Heisenberg, Penrose and Thorne, subsequently comparing them to notions developed more recently, in the current age, which Foucault dubbed the age of space.� The book is divided into four distinct yet deeply interconnected parts, which explore the space of life, the space of experience, the space of science and the space of the arts.�

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The Theoretical Individual
$46.19
Springer
January-12-2018
Imagination, Ethics and the Future of Humanity
How can the one influence the many? From posing seminal questions about what comprises a human individual, to asking whether human evolution is alive and well, favoring individuals or the species, this work is a daring, up-to-the-minute overview of an urgent, multidisciplinary premise. It explores the extent to which human history provides empirical evidence for the capacity of an individual to exert meaningful suasion over their species, and asks: Can an individual influence the survival of the human species and the planet?
If there are to be cultures of transformation dedicated to seeing us all through the Sixth Extinction Spasm, the Anthropocene, inflicting as little biological havoc as possible, what might such orientations?a collective, widespread biophilia, or reverence for nature?look like? In this powerful work, with a combination of data and direct observation, the authors invite readers to explore how such transformations might resonate throughout the human community; in what ways a person might overcome the seemingly insurmountable environmental tumult our species has unleashed; the clear and salient motives, ethics, aspirations and pragmatic idealism he/she might mirror and embrace in order to effect a profound difference?at the individual level?for all of life and life?s myriad habitats. Chapters illuminate an ambitiously broad digest of research from two-dozen disciplines. Those include ecodynamics, biosemiotics, neural plasticity, anthropology, paleontology and the history of science, among others. All converge upon a set of ethics-based scenarios for mitigating ecological damage to ourselves and other life forms.
This highly readable and tightly woven treatise speaks to scientists, students and all those who are concerned about ethical activism and the future of the biosphere.



Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison are ecological philosophers and animal liberation activists who have worked for decades to help enrich our understanding of ecosystem dynamics and humanity?s ambiguous presence amid that great orchestra that is nature.
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