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Ethics, Law and the Politics of Information: A Guide to the Philosophy of Luciano Floridi

Durante, Massimo.
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(2017)  | 9789402411485 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxii, 224pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book provides a detailed discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of the change driven by ICTs. Such a change is often much more profound than an emphasis on information technology and society can capture, for not only does it bring about ethical and policy vacuums that call for...

Reduction of chemistry to physics.

Hettema, Hinne.
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(2017)  | 9783319609096 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 295pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This monograph deals with the interrelationship between chemistry and physics, and especially the role played by quantum chemistry as a theory in between these two disciplines. The author uses structuralist approach to explore the overlap between the two sciences, looking at their theoretical and ontological...

Theories of the logos.

Bencivenga, Ermanno.
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(2017)  | 9783319633954 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 164pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book offers insight into the nature of meaningful discourse. It presents an argument of great intellectual scope written by an author with more than four decades of experience. Readers will gain a deeper understanding into three theories of the logos: analytic, dialectical, and oceanic. The author...

Gadamer on tradition - historical context and the limits of reflection.

Odenstedt, Anders.
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(2017)  | 9783319595566 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 240pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book discusses Gadamer's theory of context-dependence. Analytical and partly critical, the book also shows exegetical accuracy in the rendering of Gadamer's position. It explores the following questions that Gadamer's theory of context-dependence tries to answer: in what way is thought influenced...

Vis Vim Vi: declinations of force in Leibniz's dynamics.

Tho, Tzuchien.
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(2017)  | 9783319590530 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 144pp | Availability last checked: 20/7/2017
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This book presents a systematic reconstruction of Leibniz’s dynamics project (c. 1676-1700) that contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts of physical causality in Leibniz’s work and 17th century physics. It argues that Leibniz’s theory of forces privileges the causal relationship...

A revised consent model for the transplantation of face and upper limbs: covenant consent.

Benedict, James L.
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(2017)  | 9783319563992 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 256pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book supports the emerging field of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) for face and upper-limb transplants by providing a revised, ethically appropriate consent model which takes into account what is actually required of facial and upper extremity transplant recipients. In place of...

Post-trial access to drugs in developing nations : global health justice.

Chiedu, Obi Evaristus.
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(2017)  | 9783319600260 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 307pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book begins the discourse on post-trial access to drugs in developing countries. Underlying ethical issues in global health inequalities and global health research serve as the context of the debate. Due to rampant allegations of violations of rights of research participants, especially in developing...

Post-islamist political theory : iranian intellectuals and political liberalism in dialogue.

Badamchi, Meysam.
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(2017)  | 9783319594910 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 223pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book deals with the concept of post-Islamism from a mainly philosophical perspective, using political liberalism as elaborated by John Rawls as the key interpretive tool. What distinguishes this book from most scholarship in Iranian studies is that it primarily deals with the projects of Iranian...

New atheism: critical perspectives and contemporary debates.

Cotter, Christopher R. Quadrio, Philip Andrew. Tuckett, Jonathan.
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(2017)  | 9783319549620 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 240pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Whether understood in a narrow sense as the popular works of a small number of (white male) authors, or as a larger more diffuse movement, twenty-first century scholars, journalists, and activists from all ‘sides’ in the atheism versus theism debate, have noted the emergence of a particular form of...

Platonic legislations : an essay on legal critique in ancient greece.

Dusenbury, David Lloyd.
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(2017)  | 9783319598420 | Springer | pbk. | book | xxiii, 116pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book discusses how Plato, one the fiercest legal critics in ancient Greece, became – in the longue durée – its most influential legislator. Making use of a vast scholarly literature, and offering original readings of a number of dialogues, it argues that the need for legal critique and the desire...

Encouraging openness : essays for joseph agassi on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Bar-Am, Nimrod. Gattei, Stefano.
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(2017)  | 9783319576688 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 584pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This volume features forty-two essays written in honor of Joseph Agassi. It explores the work and legacy of this influential philosopher, an exciting and challenging advocate of critical rationalism. Throughout six decades of stupendous intellectual activity, Agassi called attention to rationality as...

Science fiction, ethics and the human condition.

Baron, Christian. Cornea, Christine. Halvorsen, Peter Nicolai.
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(2017)  | 9783319565750 | Springer | hbk. | book | vi, 246pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book explores what science fiction can tell us about the human condition in a technological world, with the ethical dilemmas and consequences that this entails. This book is the result of the joint efforts of scholars and scientists from various disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach...

Civil Disobedience in Global Perspective: Decency and Dissent over Borders, Inequities, and Government Secrecy

Allen, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9789402411621 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 144pp | Availability last checked: 9/8/2017
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This book explores a hitherto unexamined possibility of justifiable disobedience opened up by John Rawls’ Law of Peoples. This is the possibility of disobedience justified by appeal to standards of decency that are shared by peoples who do not otherwise share commitments to the same principles...

Der realismus im logischen empirismus : eine studie zur geschichte der wissenschaftsphilosophie.

Neuber, Matthias.
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(2017)  | 9783319580241 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 252pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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In der Studie geht Matthias Neuber der Frage nach, in welchem Verhltnis das Konzept des Realismus und der logische Empirismus des Wiener Kreises, eine der dominanten Strmungen der deutschsprachigen theoretischen Philosophie des frhen 20. Jahrhunderts, zueinander stehen. Diese Fragestellung ist in der...

The pragmeme of accommodation: the case of interaction around the event of death.

Capone, Alessandro. Parvaresh, Vahid.
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(2017)  | 9783319557588 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 480pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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Introduction: Death, Dying and the Pragmeme, Vahid Parvaresh.- Part I: Death and Society.- Catholic Rituals of Death and Funeral Homily: A Socio-Pragmatic Survey in Southern Italy, Elvira Assenza.- Pragmeme(s) of Sympathy Cards in the Midwestern US, Richard W. Hallett.- Panegyrists, Vagueness and the...

Phenomenology and the primacy of the political : essays in honor of jacques taminiaux.

Fóti, Véronique M. Kontos, Pavlos.
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(2017)  | 9783319561592 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 259pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This volume is a Festschrift in honor of Jacques Taminiaux and examines the primacy of the political within phenomenology. These objectives support each other, in that Taminiaux's own intellectual itinerary brought him increasingly to an affirmation of the importance of the political. Divided into four...

Narration as argument.

Olmos, Paula.
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(2017)  | 9783319568829 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 234pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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This book presents reflections on the relationship between narratives and argumentative discourse. It focuses on their functional and structural similarities or dissimilarities, and offers diverse perspectives and conceptual tools for analyzing the narratives’ potential power for justification, explanation...

Unconsciousness between phenomenology and psychoanalysis.

Legrand, Dorothée. Trigg, Dylan.
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(2017)  | 9783319555164 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 281pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book contains a series of essays that explore the concept of unconsciousness as it is situated between phenomenology and psychoanalysis. A leading goal of the collection is to carve out phenomenological dimensions within psychoanalysis and, equally, to carve out psychoanalytical dimensions within...

Processes of believing: the acquisition, maintenance, and change in creditions.

Angel, Hans-Ferdinand. Oviedo, Lluis. Paloutzian, Ray. Runehov, Anne. Seitz, Rüdiger J.
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(2017)  | 9783319509228 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 476pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This volume answers the question: Why do we believe what we believe? It examines current research on the concept of beliefs, and the development in our understanding of the process of believing. It takes into account empirical findings in the field of neuroscience regarding the processes that underlie...

Place, space and hermeneutics.

Janz, Bruce B.
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(2017)  | 9783319522128 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiv, 531pp
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This book analyzes the hermeneutics of place, raising questions about central issues such as textuality, dialogue, and play. It discusses the central figures in the development of hermeneutics and place, and surveys disciplines and areas in which a hermeneutic approach to place has been fruitful. It...

Reconceptualizing confucian philosophy in the 21st century.

Yao, Xinzhong.
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(2017)  | 9789811039980 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 460pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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This book comprises 30 chapters representing certain new trends in reconcenptualizing Confucian ideas, ideals, values and ways of thinking by scholars from China and abroad. While divergent in approaches, these chapters are converged on conceptualizing and reconceptualizing Confucianism into something...

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Vis Vim Vi: declinations of force in Leibniz's dynamics.

Tho, Tzuchien.
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(2017)  | 9783319590530 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 144pp | Availability last checked: 20/7/2017
AUD 207.95 (inc. GST), AUD 189.05 (ex. GST),
This book presents a systematic reconstruction of Leibniz’s dynamics project (c. 1676-1700) that contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts of physical causality in Leibniz’s work and 17th century physics. It argues that Leibniz’s theory of forces privileges the causal relationship...

 

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