Books in category Philosophy – Reference

  • The Origins of Life

    The Origins of Life
    Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

    The primogenital matrix of generation (Tymieniecka), elaborated as the fulcrum of this collection, elucidates the main riddles of the scientific / philosophical controversies concerning the status of various spheres that seek to make sense …

  • Lenses and Waves

    Lenses and Waves
    Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

    This book discusses the development of Huygens' wave theory, reconstructing the winding road that eventually led to Traité de la Lumière. For the first time, the full range of manuscript sources is taken into account.

  • 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" …

  • Reasoning with Rules

    Reasoning with Rules
    Jaap Hage

    This book offers an extensive analysis of the role of rules and principles in legal reasoning, which focuses on the close relationship between rules, principles, and reasons.

  • Between Women and Generations

    Between Women and Generations
    Drucilla Cornell

    Drucilla Cornell interweaves the ethical and the political in this unique and profound narrative, focusing on women and dignity.

  • Attitudes and Changing Contexts

    Attitudes and Changing Contexts
    Robert van Rooij

    In this book, the author defends a unified externalists account of propositional attitudes and reference, and formalizes this view within possible world semantics.

  • Parsing the Turing Test

    Parsing the Turing Test
    Robert Epstein, Gary Roberts, Grace Beber

    Distinguished psychologists, computer scientists, philosophers, and programmers from around the world debate these weighty issues – and, in effect, the future of the human race – in this important volume. Foreword by Daniel C. Dennett.

  • The Question of Being

    The Question of Being
    Martin Heidegger

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

  • Aspects of Metaphor

    Aspects of Metaphor
    Jaakko Hintikka

  • The Disinterested Witness

    The Disinterested Witness
    Bina Gupta

    The Disinterested Witness is a detailed, contextual, and interpretive study of the concept of saksin (or that which directly or immediately perceives) in Advaita Vedanta, and a fascinating and significant comparison of the philosophies of …

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