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Book
xiv, 511 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors ix 1 Introduction: Substance Dualism and Its Physicalist Rivals 1 Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J. L. Menuge, and J. P. Moreland 2 Redressing Substance Dualism 22 William G. Lycan Part I. Articulating Substance Dualism 41 3 Substance Dualism: A Defense 43 Charles Taliaferro Debating Emergent Dualism 61 4 The Case for Emergent Dualism 62 William Hasker 5 Against Emergent Dualism 73 Brandon L. Rickabaugh Debating Thomistic Dualism 87 6 Aquinas on the Human Soul 88 Edward Feser 7 In Defense of a Thomistic-like Dualism 102 J. P. Moreland 8 A Critique of Thomistic Dualism 123 William Hasker Debating Cartesian Dualism 132 9 Cartesian Substance Dualism 133 Richard Swinburne 10 Against Cartesian Dualism 152 Jaegwon Kim 11 Non-Cartesian Substance Dualism 168 E. J. Lowe Debating the Unity of Consciousness 183 12 Substance Dualism and the Unity of Consciousness 184 J. P. Moreland 13 Problems with Unity of Consciousness Arguments for Substance Dualism 208 Tim Bayne Debating Near-Death Experiences 226 14 Evidential Near-Death Experiences 227 Gary R. Habermas 15 The Phenomenology of Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences: No Heavenly Excursion for Soul 247 Michael N. Marsh 16 Why Reject Substance Dualism? 267 Ian Ravenscroft Part II. Alternatives to Substance Dualism 283 17 Why Should a Christian Embrace Materialism (about Human Persons)? 285 Kevin Corcoran Debating Animalism 296 18 For Animalism 297 Eric T. Olson 19 Against Animalism 307 Stewart Goetz Debating Nonreductive Physicalism 316 20 For Nonreductive Physicalism 317 Nancey Claire Murphy 21 Against Nonreductive Physicalism 328 Joshua Rasmussen Debating Constitutionalism 340 22 Constitutionalism: Alternative to Substance Dualism 341 Lynne Rudder Baker 23 Against Constitutionalism 351 Ross Inman Debating Emergent Individualism 368 24 For Emergent Individualism 369 Timothy O Connor 25 Against Emergent Individualism 377 Robert C. Koons 26 Why Reject Christian Physicalism? 394 Angus J. L. Menuge Part III. Substance Dualism, Theology, and the Bible 411 Debating Biblical Anthropology 412 27 Biblical Anthropology is Holistic and Dualistic 413 John W. Cooper 28 The Strange Case of the Vanishing Soul 427 Joel B. Green Debating the Incarnation 439 29 Dualism Offers the Best Account of the Incarnation 440 Luke Van Horn 30 The Word Made Flesh: Dualism, Physicalism, and the Incarnation 452 Trenton Merricks Debating the Resurrection 469 31 Materialism Most Miserable: The Prospects for Dualist and Physicalist Accounts of Resurrection 470 Jonathan J. Loose 32 I Look for the Resurrection of the Dead and the Life of the World to Come 488 Peter van Inwagen Index 501.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119375265 20180828
A groundbreaking collection of contemporary essays from leading international scholars that provides a balanced and expert account of the resurgent debate about substance dualism and its physicalist alternatives. Substance dualism has for some time been dismissed as an archaic and defeated position in philosophy of mind, but in recent years, the topic has experienced a resurgence of scholarly interest and has been restored to contemporary prominence by a growing minority of philosophers prepared to interrogate the core principles upon which past objections and misunderstandings rest. As the first book of its kind to bring together a collection of contemporary writing from top proponents and critics in a pro-contra format, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism captures this ongoing dialogue and sets the stage for rigorous and lively discourse around dualist and physicalist accounts of human persons in philosophy. Chapters explore emergent, Thomistic, Cartesian, and other forms of substance dualism broadly conceived in dialogue with leading varieties of physicalism, including animalism, non-reductive physicalism, and constitution theory. Loose, Menuge, and Moreland pair essays from dualist advocates with astute criticism from physicalist opponents and vice versa, highlighting points of contrast for readers in thematic sections while showcasing today s leading minds engaged in direct debate. Taken together, essays provide nuanced paths of introduction for students, and capture the imagination of professional philosophers looking to expand their understanding of the subject. Skillfully curated and in touch with contemporary science as well as analytic theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism strikes a measured balanced between advocacy and criticism, and is a first-rate resource for researchers, scholars, and students of philosophy, theology, and neuroscience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119375265 20180828
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2. Compromise [2018]

Book
xi, 308 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Preface / Jack Knight
  • 1. The problem of clean hands : negotiated compromise in lawmaking / Eric Beerbohm
  • 2. Third parties to compromise / Anton Ford
  • 3. The moral distinctiveness of legislated law / David Dyzenhaus
  • 4. On compromise, negotiation, and loss / Amy J. Cohen
  • 5. Compromise in negotiation / Simon Căbulea May
  • 6. Uncompromising democracy / Melissa Schwartzberg
  • 7. Democratic conflict and the political morality of compromise / Michelle M. Moody-Adams
  • 8. The challenges of conscience in a world of compromise / Amy J. Sepinwall
  • 9. Necessary compromise and public harm / Andrew Sabl
  • 10. Compromise and representative government : a skeptical perspective / Alexander S. Kirshner.
A distinguished group of scholars explores compromise in contemporary affairs Do lawmakers have a greater ethical responsibility to compromise than ordinary citizens? How does one rectify what is at stake when lawmakers concede to compromise for the sake of reaching resolution? Is compromise necessarily equalizing and is it a reasonable mode of problem solving and dispute resolution? In this latest installment from the NOMOS series, distinguished scholars across the fields of political science, law, and philosophy tackle the complex set of questions that relate to the practice of compromise and its implications for social and political life in modern societies. The volume, edited by Jack Knight, brings together a range of perspectives - in both disciplinary and substantive terms - on representation, political morality, disagreement, negotiation, and various forms of compromise. The ten essays reflect a variety of considerations across interdisciplinary lines, and provide a new and thought-provoking discussion of the policy, practice, and philosophy of compromise, covering a number of specific topics including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conscientious objection. Examining these issues and more, Compromise offers new and thought provoking insights into the pressing issue of the importance of compromise in social and political affairs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479836369 20180717
Green Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 21 cm
  • Moral philosophy and moral reasoning
  • Cultural relativism
  • Skepticism and subjectivism
  • Free will and moral responsibility
  • Religion and natural law
  • Egoism
  • The social contract
  • Utilitarianism : Bentham and Mill
  • Challenges for utilitarianism
  • Deontology : Kant
  • Challenges for Kantian ethics
  • Virtue ethics : Aristotle
  • Challenges for virtue ethics
  • The ethics of gender and race
  • Developing a moral outlook
  • Key thinkers.
Rather than telling students what to think about moral issues, this NEW text teaches students how to think for themselves. Using real-world examples and vivid illustrations drawn from other disciplines, it challenges preconceived notions about morality and demonstrates why ethics matters. A companion volume, Readings in Moral Philosophy, provides primary selections that amplify issues discussed in the text and extends them to problems in applied ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393644081 20171211
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Book
xi, 238 pages ; 25 cm
  • Part One. No morality: "Modern moral philosophy" (1958): Virtue ethics, eudaimonism, and the Greeks
  • The invention of "morality" and the possibility of consequentialism
  • The misguided project of vindicating morality
  • The futility of seeking the extension of a word with no intension
  • What's really wrong with the vocabulary of morality?
  • Assessing "modern moral philosophy"
  • Part Two: No self: "the first person" (1975): The circularity problem for accounts of "I" as a device of self-reference
  • Is the fundamental reference rule for "I" the key to explaining first-person self-reference?
  • Rumfitt's solution to the circularity problem
  • Can we make sense of a nonreferential account of "I"?
  • Strategies for saving "I" as a singular term: domesticating FP and deflating reference
  • Epilogue: The anti-cartesian basis of Anscombe's scepticism.
Elizabeth Anscombe's Modern Moral Philosophy and The First Person have become touchstones of analytic philosophy but their significance remains controversial or misunderstood. James Doyle offers a fresh interpretation of Anscombe's theses about ethical reasoning and individual identity that reconciles seemingly incompatible points of view.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674976504 20180604
Green Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
Book
xv, 1084 pages ; 26 cm.
The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity maps a central terrain of philosophy, and provides an authoritative guide to it. Few concepts have received as much attention in recent philosophy as the concept of a reason to do or believe something. And one of the most contested ideas in philosophy is normativity, the 'ought' in claims that we ought to do or believe something. This is the first volume to provide broad coverage of the study of reasons and normativity across multiple philosophical subfields. In addition to focusing on reasons in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind, action, and language, the Handbook explores philosophical work on the nature of normativity in general. Topics covered include: the unity of normativity; the fundamentality of reasons; attempts to explain reasons in other terms; the relation of motivational reasons to normative reasons; the internalist constraint; the logic and language of reasons and 'ought'; connections between reasons, intentions, choices, and actions; connections between reasons, reasoning, and rationality; connections between reasons, knowledge, understanding and evidence; reasons encountered in perception and testimony; moral principles, prudence and reasons; agent-relative reasons; epistemic challenges to our access to reasons; normativity in relation to meaning, concepts, and intentionality; instrumental reasons; pragmatic reasons for belief; aesthetic reasons; and reasons for emotions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199657889 20180723
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Book
xi, 272 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: the planning framework
  • Intention, belief, practical, theoretical (2009)
  • Intention, belief, and instrumental rationality (2009)
  • Intention, practical rationality, and self-governance (2009)
  • Agency, time, and sociality (2010)
  • Time, rationality, and self-governance (2012)
  • Temptation and the agent's standpoint (2014)
  • The interplay of intention and reason (2013)
  • Consistency and coherence in plan (2014)
  • Rational planning agency (2017)
  • A planning agent's self-governance over time.
Our human capacity for planning agency plays central roles in the cross-temporal organization of our agency, in our acting and thinking together (both at a time and over time), and in our self-governance (both at a time and over time). Intentions can be understood as states in such a planning system. The practical thinking at the bottom of this planning capacity is guided by norms that enjoin synchronic plan consistency and means-end coherence as well as forms of plan stability over time. The essays in this book aim to deepen our understanding of these norms and to defend their status as norms of practical rationality for planning agents. The general guidance by these planning norms has many pragmatic benefits, especially given our cognitive and epistemic limits. But appeal to these general pragmatic benefits does not fully explain the normative force of these norms in the particular case. In response to this challenge some think these norms are, at bottom, norms of theoretical rationality on one's beliefs; some think these norms are constitutive of intentional agency; some think they are norms of interpretation; and some think the idea of such norms of practical rationality is a myth. These essays chart an alternative path. This path sees these planning norms as tracking conditions of a planning agent's self-governance, both at a time and over time. It seeks associated models of such self-governance. And it appeals to the idea that the end of one's self-governance over time, while not essential to intentional agency per se, is, within the planning framework, rationally self-sustaining and a keystone of a rationally stable reflective equilibrium that involves the norms of plan rationality. This end is thereby in a position to play a role in our planning framework that parallels the role of a concern with quality of will within the framework of the reactive emotions, as understood by Peter Strawson.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190867867 20181001
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Book
xii, 495 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig Part I Collective Action and Intention Introduction to Part I Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 1. Collective Action and Agency Sarah Chant 2. Non-Reductive Views of Shared Intention Raimo Tuomela 3. Reductive Views of Shared Intention Facundo Alonso 4. Interpersonal Obligation in Joint Action Abe Roth 5. Proxy Agency in Collective Action Kirk Ludwig 6. Coordinating Joint Action Stephen Butterfill Part II Shared and Joint Attitudes Introduction to Part II Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 7. Collective Belief and Acceptance Fred Schmitt 8. Shared Values, Interests, and Desires Bryce Huebner and Marcus Hedahl 9. Joint Attention John Campbell 10. Joint Commitment Margaret Gilbert 11. Collective Memory Kourken Michaelian and John Sutton 12. Collective Emotions Hans Bernhard Schmid 13. Collective Phenomenology Elisabeth Pacherie Part III Epistemology and Rationality in the Social Context Introduction to Part III Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 14. Common Knowledge Harvey Lederman 15. Collective Epistemology Jennifer Lackey 16. Rationality and Cooperation Paul Weirich 17. Team Reasoning: Controversies and Open Research Questions Natalie Gold 18. Distributive Cognitive Systems Georg Theiner 19. Corporate Agency: The Lesson of the Discursive Dilemma Phillip Pettit Part IV Social Ontology Introduction to Part IV Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 20. Social Construction and Social Facts Brian Epstein 21. Social Groups Paul Sheehy 22. Social Kinds Asta 23. Status Functions John Searle Part V Collectives and Responsibility Introduction to Part V Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 24. Collective Intentions and Collective Moral Responsibility Marion Smiley 25. Complicity Saba Bazargan-Forward 26. Institutional Responsibility Seumas Miller Part VI Collective Intentionality and Social Institutions Introduction to Part VI Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 27. Institutions and Collective Intentionality Frank Hindriks 28. Collective Intentionality and Language Marija Jankovic 29. Collective Intentionality in the Law Gideon Yaffe 30. Collective Intentionality and Methodology in the Social Sciences Deborah Perron Tollefsen Part VII The Extent, Origins, and Development of Collective Intentionality Introduction to Part VII Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 31. Development of Collective Intentionality Hannes Rakoczy 32. Collective Intentionality in Non-Human Animals Robert A. Wilson 33. Origins of Collective Intentionality Jan M. Engelmann and Michael Tomasello Part VIII Semantics of Collectivity Introduction to Part VIII Marija Jankovic and Kirk Ludwig 34. Logic and Plurals Salvatore Florio and Oystein Linnebo 35. Plural and Collective Noun Phrases Katherine Ritchie 36. Actions and Events in Plural Discourse Kirk Ludwig.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138783638 20180423
The Routledge Handbook of Collective Intentionality provides a wide-ranging survey of topics in a rapidly expanding area of interdisciplinary research. It consists of 36 chapters, written exclusively for this volume, by an international team of experts. What is distinctive about the study of collective intentionality within the broader study of social interactions and structures is its focus on the conceptual and psychological features of joint or shared actions and attitudes, and their implications for the nature of social groups and their functioning. This Handbook fully captures this distinctive nature of the field and how it subsumes the study of collective action, responsibility, reasoning, thought, intention, emotion, phenomenology, decision-making, knowledge, trust, rationality, cooperation, competition, and related issues, as well as how these underpin social practices, organizations, conventions, institutions and social ontology. Like the field, the Handbook is interdisciplinary, drawing on research in philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, legal theory, anthropology, sociology, computer science, psychology, economics, and political science. Finally, the Handbook promotes several specific goals: (1) it provides an important resource for students and researchers interested in collective intentionality; (2) it integrates work across disciplines and areas of research as it helps to define the shape and scope of an emerging area of research; (3) it advances the study of collective intentionality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138783638 20180423
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Book
xvii, 697 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Contents Contributors Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: The Nature and Explanatory Ambitions of Metaethics Tristram McPherson, and David Plunkett I. ã ã ã ã ã ã Central Organizing Options in Metaethics Non-Naturalistic Realism in Metaethics David Enoch Naturalistic Realism in Metaethics Peter Railton Error Theory in MetaethicsJonas Olson Fictionalism in MetaethicsRichard Joyce Metaethical Expressivism Elisabeth Camp Metaethical Contextualism Alex Silk Metaethical Relativism Isidora Stojanovic II.ã ã ã Central Problems and Strategies in Metaethics Realism and Objectivity Billy Dunaway Metaphysical Relations in Metaethics Gideon Rosen The Supervenience Challenge to Non-Naturalism Pekka Vayrynen Vagueness and Indeterminacy in Ethics Tom Dougherty Deontic Modals Jennifer Carr Thick Concepts Debbie Roberts The Frege-Geach Problem Jack Woods Hybrid Accounts of Ethical Thought and Talk Teemu Toppinen Conceptual Role Accounts of Meaning in Metaethics Matthew Chrisman The Significance of Ethical Disagreement for Theories of Ethical Thought and Talk Gunnar Bjornsson Cognitivism and Non-Cognitivism Matthew S. Bedke Ethical Judgment and Motivation David Faraci and Tristram McPherson Reasons Internalism Errol Lord and David Plunkett The Wrong Kind of Reasons Howard Nye Mind-Dependence and Moral Realism Connie S. Rosati Constitutivism Michael Smith Constructivism Melissa Barry Normativity and Agency Hille Paakkunainen Mores and Morals: Metaethics and the Social World Kenneth Walden The Autonomy of Ethics Barry Maguire Explanatory Challenges in Metaethics Joshua Schechter Ethical Expertise Karen Jones and Francois Schroeter Intuitionism in Moral Epistemology Elizabeth Tropman Moral Scepticism Matt Lutz and Jacob Ross The Epistemic Significance of Moral Disagreement Dustin Locke III. The status and methodology of metaethics Metasemantics and Metaethics Laura Schroeter and Francois Schroeter Conceptual Analysis in Metaethics Nicholas Laskowski and Stephen Finlay Ethics and Morality Stephen Darwall The Varieties of Normativity Derek Baker Pragmatism and Metaethics Andrew Sepielli Feminism and Metaethics Amia Srinivasan Experimental Philosophy and Moral Theory Chandra Sripada Quasi-realism Terence Cuneo Metaethical Quietism Karl Schafer and Doug Kremm Methodological Naturalism in Metaethics ã Daniel Nolan Normative Ethics and Metaethics ã Mark Schroeder Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812208 20171023
This Handbook surveys the contemporary state of the burgeoning field of metaethics. Forty-three chapters, all written exclusively for this volume, provide expert introductions to: the central research programs that frame metaethical discussions the central explanatory challenges, resources, and strategies that inform contemporary work in those research programs debates over the status of metaethics, and the appropriate methods to use in metaethical inquiry This is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in metaethics, from those coming to it for the first time to those actively pursuing research in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812208 20171023
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Book
194 pages ; 25 cm
Sebastian Rodl undermines a foundational dogma of contemporary philosophy: that knowledge, in order to be objective, must be knowledge of something that is as it is, independent of being known to be so. This profound work revives the thought that knowledge, precisely on account of being objective, is self-knowledge: knowledge knowing itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674976511 20180319
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Book
x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Preface ixAcknowledgments xi1 Measurement 12 Judgment 223 Psychology 484 Frequency 625 Mathematics 796 Inverse Inference 1007 Unification 1228 Algorithmic Randomness 1459 Physical Chance 16510 Induction 190Appendix: Probability Tutorial 209Notes 225Annotated Select Bibliography 239Image Credits 247Index 249.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691174167 20180205
A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statistics In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enabled or transformed innumerable fields, from gambling, mathematics, statistics, economics, and finance to physics and computer science. This book tells the story of ten great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them, tracing the philosophical implications of these ideas as well as their mathematical impact. Persi Diaconis and Brian Skyrms begin with Girolamo Cardano, a sixteenth-century physician, mathematician, and professional gambler who helped develop the idea that chance actually can be measured. They describe how later thinkers showed how the judgment of chance also can be measured, how frequency is related to chance, and how chance, judgment, and frequency could be unified. Diaconis and Skyrms explain how Thomas Bayes laid the foundation of modern statistics, and they explore David Hume's problem of induction, Andrey Kolmogorov's general mathematical framework for probability, the application of computability to chance, and why chance is essential to modern physics. A final idea--that we are psychologically predisposed to error when judging chance--is taken up through the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Complete with a brief probability refresher, Ten Great Ideas about Chance is certain to be a hit with anyone who wants to understand the secrets of probability and how they were discovered.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691174167 20180205
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Book
xi, 368 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part I: The moving image of eternity. When Einstein walked with Gödel ; Time
  • the grand illusion?
  • Part II: Numbers in the brain, in platonic heaven, and in society. Numbers guy: the neuroscience of math ; The Riemann Zeta conjecture and the laughter of the primes ; Sir Francis Galton, the father of statistics...and eugenics
  • Part III: Mathematics, pure and impure. A mathematical romance ; The avatars of higher mathematics ; Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of fractals
  • Part IV: Higher dimensions, abstract maps. Geometrical creatures ; A comedy of colors
  • Part V: Infinity, large and small. Infinite visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace ; Worshipping infinity: why the Russians do and the French don't ; The dangerous idea of the infinitesimal
  • Part VI: Heroism, tragedy, and the computer age. The Ada perplex: was Byron's daughter the first coder? ; Alan Turing in life, logic, and death ; Dr. Strangelove makes a thinking machine ; Smarter, happier, more productive
  • Part VII: The cosmos reconsidered. The string theory wars: is beauty truth? ; Einstein, "Spooky action," and the reality of space ; How will the Universe end?
  • Part VII: Quick studies: a selection of shorter essays. Little big man ; Doom soon ; Death: bad? ; The looking-glass war ; Astrology and the demarcation problem ; Gödel takes on the U.S. Constitution ; The law of least action ; Emmy Noether's beautiful theorem ; Is logic coercive? ; Newcomb's problem and the paradox of choice ; The right not to exist ; Can't anyone get Heisenberg right? ; Overconfidence and the Monty Hall problem ; The cruel law of eponymy ; The mind of a rock
  • Part IX: God, sainthood, truth, and bullshit. Dawkins and the deity ; On moral sainthood ; Truth and reference: a philosophical feud ; Say anything.
"A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them"-- Provided by publisher.
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xvi, 1144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part I: The publishing process. Books and journals
  • Manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, and proofreading
  • Illustrations and tables
  • Rights, permissions, and copyright administration / by William S. Strong
  • Part II: Style and usage. Grammar and usage / by Bryan A. Garner
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling, distinctive treatment of words, and compounds
  • Names, terms, and titles of terms
  • Numbers
  • Abbreviations
  • Languages other than English
  • Mathematics in type
  • Quotations and dialogue
  • Part III: Source citations and indexes. Notes and bibliography
  • Author-date references
  • Indexes.
Music Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
Book
xix, 640 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors ix Foreword xvi Acknowledgments xix Part I Introductory Articles 1 1 The Nature of Applied Philosophy 3 Kasper Lippert ]Rasmussen 2 The Methodology of Applied Philosophy 18 David Archard 3 The Value of Applied Philosophy 34 Suzanne Uniacke Part II Epistemology 49 4 Applied Epistemology 51 David Coady 5 Gender and Feminist Epistemology 61 Nancy Daukas 6 The Epistemology of Deliberative Democracy 76 Fabienne Peter 7 Information Markets 89 Kristoffer Ahlstrom ]Vij 8 Epistemology for (Real) People 103 Michael Bishop and J.D. Trout 9 Are Conspiracy Theorists Epistemically Vicious? 120 Charles R. Pigden 10 Experts in the Climate Change Debate 133 Ben Almassi 11 Freedom of Expression, Diversity, and Truth 147 Klemens Kappel, Bjorn Hallsson, and Emil F.L. Moller Part III Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language 163 12 Applied Metaphysics 165 Katherine Hawley 13 Applied Philosophy of Language 180 Emma Borg 14 Social Ontology and War 196 Seumas Miller 15 The Metaphysics of Gender 211 Natalie Stoljar 16 The Existence of the Dead 224 Steven Luper 17 Freedom of Expression and Derogatory Words 236 Caroline West Part IV Ethics 253 18 Applied Moral Philosophy 255 Richard Arneson 19 Neuroethics and Responsibility 270 Neil Levy 20 Non ]ideal Theory 284 Zofia Stemplowska 21 Death: Badness and Prudential Reasons 297 Jens Johansson Part V Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law 311 22 Applied Political and Legal Philosophy 313 Michelle Madden Dempsey and Matthew Lister 23 Legal Human Rights Theory 328 Samantha Besson 24 Collectivism and Reductivism in the Ethics of War 342 Helen Frowe 25 Freedom of Association 356 Kimberley Brownlee 26 Neuroethics and Criminal Justice 370 Jesper Ryberg and Thomas Sobirk Petersen 27 Deliberative Democracy 383 Thomas Christiano and Sameer Bajaj 28 Tax Ethics: Political and Individual 397 Geoffrey Brennan and George Tsai 29 Benefiting from Wrongdoing 411 Avia Pasternak 30 Freedom of Religion and Expression 424 Larry Alexander Part VI Philosophy of Science 439 31 Applied Philosophy of Social Science: The Case of the Social Construction of Race 441 Isaac Wiegman and Ron Mallon 32 Social Constructivism in Social Science and Science Wars 455 Finn Collin 33 Did Climate Change Cause That? 469 Richard Corry Part VII Aesthetics 485 34 Applied Aesthetics 487 David Davies 35 Thought Experiments in Aesthetics 501 Paisley Livingston and Mikael Pettersson 36 Aesthetic Value, Artistic Value, and Morality 514 Andrea Sauchelli 37 The Applied Philosophy of Humor 527 Noel Carroll Part VIII Philosophy of Religion 539 38 Applied Philosophy of Religion 541 C.A.J. Coady 39 Thinking about Reported Miracles 555 Timothy Mcgrew 40 Religion and Neuroscience 567 Monima Chadha Part IX History of Applied Philosophy 583 41 Ancient Applied Philosophy 585 Chris Megone 42 Modern Applied Philosophy: Kant on Theory and Practice 599 Allen Wood Index 612.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118869130 20170418
Applied philosophy has been a growing area of research for the last 40 years. Until now, however, almost all of this research has been centered around the field of ethics. A Companion to Applied Philosophy breaks new ground, demonstrating that all areasof philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, can be applied, and are relevant to questions of everyday life. This perennial topic in philosophy provides an overview of these various applied philosophy developments, highlighting similarities and differences between various areas of applied philosophy, and examining the very nature of this topic. It is an area to which many of the towering figures in the history of philosophy have contributed, and this timely Companion demonstrates how various historical contributions are actually contributions within applied philosophy, even if they are not traditionally seen as such. The Companion contains 42 essays covering major areas of philosophy; the articles themselves are all original contributions to the literature and represent the state of the art on this topic, as well as offering a map to the current debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118869130 20170418
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14. A companion to Mill [2017]

Book
xix, 604 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Mill's Mind: A Biographical Sketch
  • 2. Mill's Epiphanies / Richard V. Reeves
  • 3. The Afterlife of John Stuart Mill, 1874-1879 / Elijah Millgram
  • 4. Mill's Autobiography as Literature / David Stack
  • 5. Mill and the Classics / Samuel Clark
  • 6. Roots of Mill's Radicalism / Robert Devigne
  • 7. British Critics of Utilitarianism / Peter Niesen
  • 8. Harriet Taylor Mill / Bruce Kinzer
  • 9. The French Influence / Helen McCabe
  • 10. Psychology, Associationism, and Ethology / Vincent Guillin
  • 11. Mill on Race and Gender / Terence Ball
  • 12. Mill on Logic / C.L. Ten
  • 13. Mill's Epistemology / David Godden
  • 14. Mill's Philosophy of Language / Richard Fumerton
  • 15. Mill on Metaphysics / Frederick Kroon
  • 16. Mill's Philosophy of Science / Nicholas Capaldi
  • 17. Mill's Aesthetics / Aaron D. Cobb
  • 18. Mill on History^^
  • Antis Loizides
  • 19. Mill's Philosophy of Religion / Christopher Macleod
  • 20. Mill's Art of Life / Lou J. Matz
  • 21. Mill's Conception of Happiness / Guy Fletcher
  • 22. The Proof / Ben Saunders
  • 23. Mill on Utilitarian Sanctions / Henry R. West
  • 24. Mill's Moral Standard / Jonathan Riley
  • 25. Mill on Justice and Rights / Ben Eggleston
  • 26. Mill and Virtue / David O. Brink
  • 27. The Harm Principle / Brian McElwee
  • 28. Mill on Individuality / D.G. Brown
  • 29. Mill on Freedom of Speech / Wendy Donner
  • 30. Mill on Democracy Revisited / Daniel Jacobson
  • 31. Mill on the Family / Georgios Varouxakis
  • 32. Mill's Normative Economics / Dale E. Miller
  • 33. Mill on Education and Schooling / Gerald Gaus
  • 34. Mill on Colonialism / Graham Finlay
  • 35. Mill, German Idealism, and the Analytic/Continental Divide / Don A. Habibi
  • 36. Mill and Modern Utilitarianism^^
  • John Skorupski
  • 37. Mill and Modern Liberalism / William H. Shaw.
This Companion offers a state-of-the-art survey of the work of John Stuart Mill, one which covers the historical influences on Mill, his, theoretical, moral, and social philosophy and his relation to contemporary movements. Its contributors include both senior scholars with established expertise in Mill's thought and new emerging interpreters. Each essay acts as a "go-to" resource for those seeking to understand a particular aspect of Mill's thought or to familiarize themselves with the contours of a debate within the scholarship.
The Companion is a key reference on Mill's theory of liberty and utilitarianism, but also surveys lesser-known aspects of his work, such as his epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. The volume is divided into six sections which together explore Mill's life and scholarly career. Following an examination of Mill's life-including his own autobiographical reflections and the emergence of his immediate posthumous reputation-the volume brings together an accessible and comprehensive summary of the various influences on Mill's work, and offers an account of the foundations of his philosophy. Later essays tackle issues from Mill's moral and social philosophy, and the collection concludes with a treatment of the broader aspects of Mill's thought, tracing his relation to major movements in philosophy.
Christopher Macleod is Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Lancaster. His current research focuses on Mill's theoretical philosophy and his theory of normativity.
Dale E. Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Old Dominion University in the US. --Book Jacket.
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xvii, 530 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Re-reading The second sex. Reception and Scholarship. Beauvoir's Transdisciplinarity : From Philosophy to Gender Theory / Stella Sandford
  • Intellectual and Social Context of The Second Sex / Sandra Reineke
  • "The Limits of the Abject." The Reception of Le Deuxième Sexe in 1949 / Ingrid Galster
  • Simone de Beauvoir and the Race/Gender Analogy in The Second Sex Revisited / Kathryn T. Gines
  • Two English Translations of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex / Emily R. Grosholz
  • Central Themes. Beauvoir and the Biological Body / Ruth Groenhout
  • Becoming Bodies / Emily Anne Parker
  • Drama of Independence: Narcissism, Childhood, and the Family Complexes / Emily Zakin
  • Second Sexuality : Training in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir and Michel Foucault / Mary Beth Mader
  • Beauvoir and the Ambiguities of Motherhood / Alison Stone
  • Labouring with Beauvoir : In Search of the Embodied Subject in Childbirth / Sara Cohen Shabot
  • Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Destiny / Nancy Bauer
  • Love
  • According to Simone de Beauvoir / Tove Pettersen
  • Why is Woman the Other? / Tanella Boni
  • Beauvoir's intellectual engagements. Beauvoir and Hegel / Kimberly Hutchings
  • Simone de Beauvoir's Relation to Hegel's Absolute / Zeynep Direk
  • Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty / Jennifer McWeeny
  • Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty on Freedom and Authenticity / William Wilkerson
  • Beauvoir and the Marxism Question / Sonia Kruks
  • Beauvoir Between Structuralism and 'Aleatory Materialism" / Eva D. Bahovec
  • Unweaving the Threads of Influence : Beauvoir and Sartre / Christine Daigle
  • Beyond the Second sex. Beauvoir's Ethics and Political Philosophy. "Pyrrhus and Cineas" : The Conditions of a Meaningful Life / Kristana Arp
  • Separation and Queer Connection in The Ethics of Ambiguity / Laura Hengehold
  • Simone de Beauvoir on Violence and Politics / Lori J. Marso
  • Why Rape? Lessons from The Second Sex / Debra Bergoffen
  • Simone de Beauvoir, Women's Oppression and Existential Freedom / Patricia Hill Collins
  • Beauvoir and the Art of Philosophical Fiction. Beauvoir as Literary Writer / Meryl Altman
  • Simone de Beauvoir and the Dialectic of Desire in L'Invitèe / Anee van Leeuwen
  • Failure of Female Identity in Simone de Beauvoir's Fiction / Shannon M. Mussett
  • Power of Literature : Simone de Beauvoir's Les Mandarins and the Metaphysical Novel / Sally J. Scholz
  • Beauvoir's Scope : Memory, History, and Age. Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Autobiography / Margaret A. Simons
  • Witnessing Self, Witnessing Other in Beauvoir's Life Writings / Ursula Tidd
  • Simone de Beauvoir: Women and Philosophy of History / Michel Kail
  • Post-War World According to Beauvoir / William McBride
  • Afterlives : Beauvoir's Old Age and the Intersections of The Second Sex / Penelope Deutscher
  • Beauvoir and contemporary feminism. Race After Beauvoir / Shannon Sullivan
  • Who Is the Subject of The Second Sex? Life, Science, and Transmasculine Embodiment in Beauvoir's Chapter on Biology / A. Alexander Antonopoulos
  • Misunderstanding in Paris / Karen Vintges
  • Beauvoir's Legacy to the Quartiers : The Changing Face of French Feminism / Diane Perpich
  • Second Languaging The Second Sex, Its Conceptual Genius : A Translingual Contemporization of "On ne nait pas femme: on le devient." / Kyoo Lee.
The work of Simone de Beauvoir has endured and flowered in the last two decades, thanks primarily to the lasting influence of The Second Sex on the rise of academic discussions of gender, sexuality, and old age. Now, in this new Companion dedicated to her life and writings, an international assembly of prominent scholars, essayists, and leading interpreters reflect upon the range of Beauvoir s contribution to philosophy as one of the great authors, thinkers, and public intellectuals of the twentieth century. The Companion examines Beauvoir s rich intellectual life from a variety of angles including literary, historical, and anthropological perspectives and situates her in relation to her forbears and contemporaries in the philosophical canon. Essays in each of four thematic sections reveal the breadth and acuity of her insight, from the significance of The Second Sex and her work on the metaphysics of gender to her plentiful contributions in ethics and political philosophy. Later chapters trace the relationship between Beauvoir s philosophical and literary work and open up her scholarship to global issues, questions of race, and the legacy of colonialism and sexism. The volume concludes by considering her impact on contemporary feminist thought writ large, and features pioneering work from a new generation of Beauvoir scholars. Ambitious and unprecedented in scope, A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource for students, teachers, and researchers across the humanities and social sciences.
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2 volumes (xvii, 1146 pages) ; 25 cm.
Providing up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the central question, and written and edited by some of the foremost practitioners in the field, this timely new edition will no doubt be a go-to reference for anyone with a serious interest in the philosophy of language. Kathrin Gluer-Pagin, Stockholm University Now published in two volumes, the second edition of the best-selling Companion to the Philosophy of Language provides a complete survey of contemporary philosophy of language. The Companion has been greatly extended and now includes a monumental 17 new essays with topics chosen by the editors, who curated suggestions from current contributors and almost all of the 25 original chapters have been updated to take account of recent developments in the field. In addition to providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts, and debates, each essay introduces new and original contributions to ongoing debates, as well as addressing a number of new areas of interest, including two-dimensional semantics, modality and epistemic modals, and semantic relationism. The extended state-of-the-art chapter format allows the authors, all of whom are internationally eminent scholars in the field, to incorporate original research to a far greater degree than competitor volumes. Unrivaled in scope, this volume represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to the philosophy of language.
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xvii, 785 pages ; 26 cm.
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ix, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors vii Introduction: Confucius and Confucianism 1Paul R. Goldin Part I Representations of Confucius 13 1 Early Sources for Confucius 15Michael Hunter 2 Confucius in Excavated Warring States Manuscripts 35Scott Cook 3 The Unorthodox Master: The Serious and the Playful in Depictions of Confucius 52Oliver Weingarten 4 Representations of Confucius in Apocrypha of the First Century ce 75Zhao Lu 5 Visual Representations of Confucius 93Julia K. Murray Part II Confucian Ideas 131 6 Le in the Analects 133Kwong-loi Shun 7 Women in the Analects 148Anne Behnke Kinney 8 Confucius Elitism: The Concepts of junzi and xiaoren Revisited 164Yuri Pines 9 Confucius and Filial Piety 185Thomas Radice 10 The Gentleman s Views on Warfare according to the Gongyang Commentary 208Sarah A. Queen 11 Comparisons with Western Philosophy 229Erin M. Cline Part III The Legacy of Confucius in Imperial China 247 12 From Uncrowned King to the Sage of Profound Greatness: Confucius and the Analects in Early Medieval China 249Alan K. L. Chan 13 The Reception of The Classic of Filial Piety from Medieval to Late Imperial China 268Miaw-fen Lu 14 Kongzi as the Uncrowned King in some Qing Gongyang Exegeses 286On-cho Ng Part IV Confucius and New Confucianisms in Modern East Asia 305 15 Confucianism, Capitalism, and Shibusawa Eiichi s The Analects and the Abacus 307John A. Tucker 16 Confucius in the May Fourth Era 330Q. Edward Wang 17 New Confucianism 352Yong Huang Index 375.
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This authoritative collection surveys the teachings of Confucius, and illustrates his importance throughout Chinese history in one focused and incisive volume. A Concise Companion to Confucius offers a succinct introduction to one of East Asia s most widely-revered historical figures, providing essential coverage of his legacy at a manageable length. The volume embraces Confucius as philosopher, teacher, politician, and sage, and curates a collection of key perspectives on his life and teachings from a team of distinguished scholars in philosophy, history, religious studies, and the history of art. Taken together, chapters encourage specialists to read across disciplinary boundaries, provide nuanced paths of introduction for students, and engage interested readers who want to expand their understanding of the great Chinese master. Divided into four distinct sections, the Concise Companion depicts a coherent figure of Confucius by examining his diverse representations from antiquity through to the modern world. Readers are guided through the intellectual and cultural influences that helped shape the development of Confucian philosophy and its reception among late imperial literati in medieval China. Later essays consider Confucius s engagement with topics such as warfare, women, and Western philosophy, which remain fruitful avenues of philosophical inquiry today. The collection concludes by exploring the significance of Confucian thought in East Asia s contemporary landscape and the major intellectual movements which are reviving and rethinking his work for the twenty-first century. An indispensable resource, A Concise Companion to Confucius blazes an authoritative trail through centuries of scholarship to offer exceptional insight into one of history s earliest and most influential ancient philosophers. A Concise Companion to Confucius: Provides readers with a broad range of perspectives on the ancient philosopherTraces the significance of Confucius throughout Chinese history past, present, and futureOffers a unique, interdisciplinary overview of ConfucianismCurated by a team of distinguished scholars in philosophy, history, religious studies, and the history of art A Concise Companion to Confucius is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses on Confucius and Confucianism. It is also fascinating and informative reading for anyone interested in learning more about one of history s most influential philosophers.
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  • 1. Ethics and economics?-- 2. Ethics in welfare economics-- 3. Ethics in positive economics: two examples-- Part I. Rationality, Morality, and Markets: 4. Rationality and utility theory-- 5. Rationality and morality in positive economics-- 6. The ethical limits to markets-- Part II. Welfare and Consequences: 7. Utilitarianism, consequentialism, and justice-- 8. Welfare-- 9. Welfare economics-- Part III. Liberty, Rights, Equality and Justice: 10. Liberty, rights and libertarianism-- 11. Equality and egalitarianism-- 12. Justice and contractualism-- Part IV. Moral Mathematics: 13. Social choice theory-- 14. Game theory-- Conclusions: 15. Putting economics and ethics to work-- 16. Economics and ethics, hand in hand-- Appendix.
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This book shows through argument and numerous policy-related examples how understanding moral philosophy can improve economic analysis, how moral philosophy can benefit from economists' analytical tools, and how economic analysis and moral philosophy together can inform public policy. Part I explores the idea of rationality and its connections to ethics, arguing that when they defend their formal model of rationality, most economists implicitly espouse contestable moral principles. Part II addresses the nature and measurement of welfare, utilitarianism and cost-benefit analysis. Part III discusses freedom, rights, equality, and justice - moral notions that are relevant to evaluating policies, but which have played little if any role in conventional welfare economics. Finally, Part IV explores work in social choice theory and game theory that is relevant to moral decision making. Each chapter includes recommended reading and discussion questions.
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20. Einstein [2017]

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xxii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Chronology Introduction 1. Life and Works Part 1: Quantum theory 2. On the road to Planck 1900 3. Contributions to the old quantum theory 4. Quantum mechanics Part 2: Relativity 5. Special relativity 6. General relativity Part 3: Geometry and philosophy 7. Geometry and experience 8. Philosophy of science - realism 9. Philosophy of science - constructivism 10. Philosophy of science - rationalism 11. Influence and Legacy Glossary Index.
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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Less well known is that fundamental philosophical problems, such as concept formation, the role of epistemology in developing and explaining the character of physical theories, and the debate between positivism and realism, played a central role in his thought as a whole. Thomas Ryckman shows that already at the beginning of his career - at a time when the twin pillars of classical physics, Newtonian mechanics and Maxwell's electromagnetism were known to have but limited validity - Einstein sought to advance physical theory by positing certain physical principles as secure footholds. That philosophy produced his greatest triumph, the general theory of relativity, and his greatest failure, an unwillingness to accept quantum mechanics. This book shows that Einstein's philosophy grew from a lifelong aspiration for a unified theoretical representation encompassing all physical phenomena. It also considers how Einstein's theories of relativity and criticisms of quantum theory shaped the course of 20th-century philosophy of science. Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading, Einstein is an ideal introduction to this iconic figure in 20th-century science and philosophy. It is essential reading for students of philosophy of science, and is also suitable for those working in related areas such as physics, history of science, or intellectual history.
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