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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...

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...

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...

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 | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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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...

Economic responsibility : john maurice clark - a classic on economic responsibility.

Haase, Michaela.
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(2017)  | 9783319520988 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 263pp | Availability last checked: 12/4/2017
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John Maurice Clark’s article “The Changing Basis of Economic Responsibility,“ published in the Journal of Political Economy, is the topical starting point for all scholars interested in economic responsibility and responsible economic action. John Maurice Clark (1884-1963), a leading institutional economist,...

Economics as a moral science.

Rona, Peter. Zsolnai, Laszlo.
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(2017)  | 9783319532905 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 280pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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The book is reclaiming economics as a moral science. It argues that ethics is a relevant and inseparable aspect of all levels of economic activity, from individual and organizational to societal and global. Taking ethical considerations into account is needed in explaining and predicting the behavior...

Epsa15 selected papers : the 5th conference of the european philosophy of science association in düsseldorf.

Massimi, Michela. Romeijn, Jan-Willem. Schurz, Gerhard.
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(2017)  | 9783319537290 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 358pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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This edited collection showcases some of the best recent research in the philosophy of science. It comprises of thematically arranged papers presented at the 5th conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA15), covering a broad variety of topics within general philosophy of science,...

Chinese and indian medicine today : branding asia.

Islam, Nazrul.
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(2017)  | 9789811039614 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 213pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book discusses Asian medicine, which puts enormous emphasis on prevention and preservation of health, and examines how, in recent decades, medical schools in Asia have been increasingly shifting toward a curative approach. It offers an ethnographic investigation of the scenarios in China and India...

African philosophical illuminations.

Murungi, John.
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(2017)  | 9783319525594 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 152pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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The illumination of African philosophy offered in this volume leads to the illumination of philosophy in general. Illuminating arises as an essential task of philosophy, whether African or not. What is illuminated is not already there, but is constituted at the moment of illumination. This book invites...

Cadenzas: philosophical notes for postmodernism.

Poma, Andrea.
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(2017)  | 9783319528113 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 244pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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This book examines the concepts behind a philosophical project on postmodernism: the social and cultural condition of our time, the age of the achieved capitalism. It proposes an original theory of postmodern humanism based on the absence of form and describes the development of philosophical thought...

Making it formally explicit : probability, causality and indeterminism.

Hofer-Szabó, Gábor. Wroński, Leszek.
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(2017)  | 9783319554853 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 242pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book collects research papers on the philosophical foundations of probability, causality, spacetime and quantum theory. The papers are related to talks presented in six subsequent workshops organized by The Budapest-Kraków Research Group on Probability, Causality and Determinism. Coverage...

Evaluating ethical frameworks for the assessment of human cognitive enhancement applications.

Forsberg, Ellen-Marie. Hofmann, Björn. Landeweerd, Laurens. Shelley-Egan, Clare. Thorstensen, Erik.
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(2017)  | 9783319538228 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 62pp | Availability last checked: 8/2/2017
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This book offers the policy-maker or decision-maker key insights and practical information regarding the features of ethics frameworks best suited to the ethical assessment of human cognitive enhancement (HCE) applications, such as pharmaceutical cognitive enhancers and noninvasive brain stimulation...

The aesthetics of dress.

King, Ian.
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(2017)  | 9783319543215 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiii, 77pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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This book explores the relationships between how the body appears and feels in everyday life through aesthetics.  The recent shift away from Kantian aesthetics towards a more enacted route places at its core the realization that the world is experienced as possibilities for action, and critical...

Rethinking knowledge : the heuristic view.

Cellucci, Carlo.
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(2017)  | 9783319532363 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 427pp | Availability last checked: 12/4/2017
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This monograph addresses the question of the increasing irrelevance of philosophy, which has seen scientists as well as philosophers concluding that philosophy is dead and has dissolved into the sciences. It seeks to answer the question of whether or not philosophy can still be fruitful and what kind...

 

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