Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Book — viii, 239 p.
1. Epistemology without knowledge and without belief--
2. Abduction: inference, conjecture, or an answer to a question?--
3. Second-generation epistemic logic and its general significance--
4. Presuppositions and other limitations of inquiry--
5. The place of the a priori in epistemology--
6. Systems of visual identification and neuroscience: lessons from epistemic logic with John Symons--
7. Logical explanations--
8. Who has kidnapped the notion of information?--
9. A fallacious fallacy?--
10. Omitting data: ethical or strategic problem?
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Most current work in epistemology deals with the evaluation and justification of information already acquired. In this book, Jaakko Hintikka instead discusses the more important problem of how knowledge is acquired in the first place. His model of information-seeking is the old Socratic method of questioning, which has been generalized and brought up-to-date through the logical theory of questions and answers that he has developed. Hintikka also argues that philosophers' quest for a definition of knowledge is ill-conceived and that the entire notion of knowledge should be replaced by the concept of information. He offers an analysis of the different meanings of the concept of information and of their interrelations. The result is a new and illuminating approach to the field of epistemology. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Weight of Things explores the hard questions of our daily lives, examining both classic and contemporary accounts of what it means to lead 'the good life'. Looks at the views of philosophers such as Aristotle, the Stoics, Mill, Nietzsche, and Sartre as well as contributions from other traditions, such as Buddhism Incorporates key arguments from contemporary philosophers including Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, John Finnis, and Susan Wolf Uses examples from biography, literature, history, movies and media, and the news Gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our daily lives An engaging read; an excellent book for both students and general readers. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Acknowledgements Contributors Part A. Epistemology as scientific? Part B. Understanding knowledge?
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Acknowledgements Contributors 1. Introduction: The art of precise epistemology Stephen Hetherington Part A. Epistemology as scientific? 2. A problem about epistemic dependence Tim Oakley 3. Accounting for commitments: A priori knowledge, ontology, and logical entailments Michaelis Michael 4. Epistemic bootstrapping Peter Forrest 5. More praise for Moore's proof Roger White 6. Lotteries and the Close Shave principle John Collins 7. Skepticism, self-knowledge, and responsibility David Macarthur 8. A reasonable contextualism (or, Austin reprised) A. B. Dickerson 9. Questioning contextualism Brian Weatherson Part B. Understanding knowledge? 10. Truthmaking and the Gettier problem Adrian Heathcote 11. Is knowing having the right to be sure? Andre Gallois 12. Knowledge by intention? On the possibility of agent's knowledge Anne Newstead 13. Gettier's theorem John Bigelow 14. Knowledge that works: A tale of two conceptual models Stephen Hetherington. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Acknowledgements. The Death of Metaphysics-- The Death of Culture-- M.J. Cherry.
Part 1: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY: THE FOUNDATIONS OF CULTURE AND MORALITY.
1. Accepting God's Offer of Personal Communication in the Words and Deeds of Christ, Handed on in the Body of Christ, His Church-- P. Lee.
2. Faith and Reason: Interpreting the Natural Law-- K.Wm. Wildes, SJ.
3. Intellectual Virtues and the Prospects of A Christian Epistemology-- W.J. Wood.
4. God Manifested in God's Works: The Knowledge of God in the Reformed Tradition-- R.C. Zachman.
5. Holy Knowing: A Wesleyan Epistemology-- J.R. Thobaben.
Part 2: CULTURAL VARIATIONS AND MORAL CASUISTRY.
6. Subversive Natural Law: MacIntyre and African-American Thought-- T.H. Hibbs.
7. Is there a Distinctive American Version of Natural Law?-- G. Trotter.
8. Why did the Principle of Double Effect Appear in the West?-- W.J. Zanardi.
Part 3: APPLICATIONS AND CRITICISMS.
9. How much Guidance can a Secular Natural Law Ethic Offer? A Study of Basic Human Goods in Ethical Decision-Making-- J.M. Dubois.
10. On Women's Health Care: In Search of Nature and Norms-- M.A. Gardell Cutter.
11. Toward an Inclusive Epistemology-- A. Giampietro.
Part 4: A MORAL CULTURE WITHOUT METAPHYSICS IS EMPTY.
12. Using Natural Law to Guide Public Morality: The Blind Leading the Deaf-- N. Capaldi.
13. Ethical Life and the Natural Law: Hegel and the Limits of Morality-- P. Wake. Notes on Contributors. Index.
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The Latin root of the English word culture ties together both worship and the tilling of the soil. In both interpretations the outcome is the same: a rightly-directed culture produces either a bountiful harvest or falls short of the mark, materially or spiritually. This volume offers a critical examination of the nature and depth of our contemporary cultural crisis, focused on its lack of traditional orientation and moral understanding. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2006.
Book — xix, 576 p.
Can philosophy offer reasonable grounds for the existence of a God (or Absolute) possessing genuine (even if not orthodox) religious significance and not proposed simply as the solution to a purely intellectual philosophical problem? Certainly many contemporary thinkers have insisted that no genuine religion could be based upon metaphysics. In this book, however, T. L. S. Sprigge examines sympathetically the most notable metaphysical systems of the last four centuries which purportto put religion on a rational footing and, after a thorough examination of their claims, considers what kind of religious outlook they might support and (more briefly) how they actually affected the lives of their proponents. The thinkers studied include Spinoza, Hegel, T. H. Green, Bernard Bosanquet(together with a brief discussion of Bradley), Josiah Royce, A. N. Whitehead, and Charles Hartshorne, concluding with an exposition of the author's own viewpoint (pantheistic absolute idealism) and a general discussion on the relation between metaphysics and religion. There is also a chapter on Kierkegaard as the most important critic of metaphysical religion. (source: Nielsen Book Data)