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Restorative free will : back to the biological base.

Waller, Bruce N.
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(2017)  | 9781498522403 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Restorative Free Will argues for an account of free will that takes seriously the evolutionary development of the key elements of free will. It emphasizes a biological understanding of free will that rejects the belief that free will belongs exclusively to humans and seeks to understand free will by...

Subjectivity as radical hoit : subjectivity as radical hospitcb.

MARTIS, John.
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(2017)  | 9781498543996 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 194pp | Availability last checked: 8/2/2017
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Intervervening in a lively debate in contemporary European philosophy, this book offers a radically revisioned account of the self subjected to experience. Patiently yet vigorously engaging Jean-Luc Marion's reading of selfhood in St Augustine, Martis reaches back deeply into the Western Philosophical...

On the logos: a naïve view on ordinary reasoning and fuzzy logic.

Trillas, Enric.
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(2017)  | 9783319560526 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 213pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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This book offers an inspiring and naïve view on language and reasoning. It presents a new approach to ordinary reasoning that follows the author’s former work on fuzzy logic. Starting from a pragmatic scientific view on meaning as a quantity, and the common sense reasoning from a primitive notion of...

Dignity in the 21st century : middle east and west.

Bani-Sadr, Abol‐Hassan. Schroeder, Doris.
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(2017)  | 9783319580197 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiii, 101pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book is open access under a CC BY license.This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life.Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First,...

Imagination and postmodernity.

BOURGEOIS, Patrick L.
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(2017)  | 9781498556514 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 184pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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Imagination and Postmodernity addresses the role of the imagination in philosophy today. By focusing on philosophy at the boundary of reason with constant reference to Kant's view of the boundary-limit, it is possible to advance a viable alternative to deconstructing the imagination. Patrick L. Bourgeois...

Consciousness from a broad perspective : a philosophical and interdisciplinary introduction.

Hedman, Anders.
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(2017)  | 9783319529738 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 285pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This volume offers an introduction to consciousness research within philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, from a philosophical perspective and with an emphasis on the history of ideas and core concepts. The book begins by examining consciousness as a modern mystery. Thereafter, the book introduces...

Love As Human Freedom

Kottman, Paul A.
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(2017)  | 9780804776769 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Rather than see love as a natural form of affection, Love As Human Freedom seeslove as a practice that changes over time through which new social realities arebrought into being. Love brings about, and helps us to explain, immensesocial-historical shifts—from the rise of feminism and the emergence...

Nonsense : Cultural Mediations on the Beyond.

Wu, Kuang-ming.
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(2017)  | 9781612099989 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 353pp
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This new book describes how nonsense in our daily living are dilemmas beyond our handling, which thereby makes us realize our nonsense is our access to the Beyond as deep Nonsense. Our description of daily dilemmas beyond us makes us sense them as our secret Open Sesame to the Beyond quite beyond us...

Normative identity.

Bauhn, Per.
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(2017)  | 9781783485765 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2017
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Normative Identity is about how we define ourselves and others in terms of our ideas about the good and the right. Conflict as well as cooperation spring from our normative identity. Terrorists as well as social reformers find meaning and justification for their actions in their beliefs about whom and...

A path to a conception of symbolic truth.

Czarnocka, Malgorzata.
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(2017)  | 9783631661000 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Love As Human Freedom

Kottman, Paul A.
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(2017)  | 9781503602274 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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Rather than see love as a natural form of affection, Love As Human Freedom seeslove as a practice that changes over time through which new social realities arebrought into being. Love brings about, and helps us to explain, immensesocial-historical shifts—from the rise of feminism and the emergence...

Nietzsche and transhumanism : precursor or enemy?.

Tuncel, Yunus.
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(2017)  | 9781443872874 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 295pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"This essay collection deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist. This book combines existing papers, from these journals,...

Textual layering : contact histocb.

CHANTER, Watkin Lecht.
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(2017)  | 9781498501330 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 322pp | Availability last checked: 2/4/2017
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This volume of essays sets out to rethink our relation to textual tradition against the background of several contemporary developments, such as the emergence of digital culture, the increasing spectacularization of psychic as well as social life, the renegotiation of historical thinking and the precarious...

Derived embodiment in abstract language.

Schilhab, Theresa.
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(2017)  | 9783319560557 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 242pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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How does knowledge of phenomena and events we have no direct experiences of emerge? Having a brain that learns from being in the world, how can we conceive of prehistoric dinosaurs, Atlantis, unicorns or even ‘desire’? This book is about how abstract knowledge becomes anchored in direct experiences...

Notes on knowledge, indifference and redundancy.

Esteban, Cèspedes.
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(2017)  | 9781443850643 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"What is knowledge? In what sense is the environment of a cognitive system more than a mere source of information? What are the roles of relevance and indifference for a characterisation of knowledge? How are knowledge and action related? These issues are considered and discussed in this book. Although...

 

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