Books in category Philosophy – Reference

  • Anthropic Bias

    Anthropic Bias
    Nick Bostrom

    Anthropic Bias explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by "observation selection effects"–that is, evidence that has been filtered by the precondition that there be some suitably positioned observer to "have" …

  • The Question of Being

    The Question of Being
    Martin Heidegger

    A fantastic read for any scholar or student interested in philosophy, epistemology, or ontology.

  • Vitalism and the Scientific Image in Post Enlightenment Life Science 1800 2010

    Vitalism and the Scientific Image in Post-Enlightenment Life Science, 1800-2010
    Sebastian Normandin, Charles T. Wolfe

    This volume presents a significant contribution to the current literature in the history and philosophy of science and the history of medicine.

  • The Legacy of John Austin s Jurisprudence

    The Legacy of John Austin’s Jurisprudence
    Michael Freeman, Patricia Mindus

    This is the first ever collected volume on John Austin, whose role in the founding of analytical jurisprudence is unquestionable. After 150 years, time has come to assess his legacy.

  • What is Life

    What is Life?
    Erwin Schrödinger

    They offer a fascinating fragmentary account of his life as a background to his scientific writings, making this volume a valuable additon to the shelves of scientist and layman alike.

  • Nemesis Divina

    Nemesis Divina
    Carl von Linné, Michael John Petry

    This is the first English translation of all the relevant manuscript material.

  • Biopoetics

    Biopoetics
    Andreas Weber

    Meaning, feeling and expression – the experience of inwardness – matter most in human existence. The perspective of biopoetics shows that this experience is shared by all organisms.

  • Speech Act Theory and Pragmatics

    Speech Act Theory and Pragmatics
    John Searle, F. Kiefer, M. Bierwisch

    In the study of language, as in any other systematic study, there is no neutral terminology.

  • The Concept of Rights

    The Concept of Rights
    George W. Rainbolt

    Rainbolt writes clearly and decisively. Readers may not agree with him, but there will be little doubt about where he stands. This is no small virtue.

  • Computers Privacy and Data Protection an Element of Choice

    Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice
    Serge Gutwirth, Yves Poullet, Paul De Hert, Ronald Leenes

    This timely interdisciplinary work on current developments in ICT and privacy/data protection, coincides as it does with the rethinking of the Data Protection Directive, the contentious debates on data sharing with the USA (SWIFT, PNR) and …

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