Empirical knowledge

Author: Paul K. Moser
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015040622873
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Philosophy

This new edition provides an excellent overview of the field of epistemology.

Nominalism and Its Aftermath The Philosophy of Nelson Goodman

Author: Dena Shottenkirk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402099311
Release Date: 2009-06-25
Genre: Philosophy

Nelson Goodman’s disparate writings are often written about only within their own particular discipline, such that the epistemology is discussed in contrast to others’ epistemology, the aesthetics is contrasted with more traditional aesthetics, and the ontology and logic is viewed in contrast to both other contemporary philosophers and to Goodman’s historical predecessors. This book argues that that is not an adequate way to view Goodman. The separate disciplines of ontology, epistemology, and aesthetics should be viewed as sequential steps within his thought, such that each provides the ground rules for the next section and, furthermore, providing the reasons for limitations on the terms available to the subsequent writing(s). This is true not merely because this is the general chronology of his writing, but more importantly because within his metaphysics lies Goodman’s basic nominalist ontology and logic, and it is upon those principles that he builds his epistemology and, furthermore, it is the sum of both the metaphysics and the epistemology, with the nominalist principle as the guiding force, which constructs the aesthetics. At the end of each section of this book, the consequent limitations imposed on his terms and concepts available to him are explicated, such that, by the end of the book, the book delineates the constraints imposed upon the aesthetics by both the metaphysics and the epistemology. This book will benefit not only the professionals in the field of philosophy, but will also help both graduate and upper level undergraduate students understand Goodman’s disparate writings within their proper context, and hopefully will also encourage them to view philosophical thinking in a less truncated and departmentalized way.

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

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ISBN: 155862600X
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

Einf hrung in die theoretische Philosophie

Author: Johannes Hübner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783476054272
Release Date: 2015-07-13
Genre: Philosophy

Wissen, Sprache, Existenz und Geist sind die Kernthemen der theoretischen Philosophie, die in den Disziplinen Erkenntnistheorie, Sprachphilosophie, Metaphysik und Philosophie des Geistes behandelt werden. In vier umfangreichen Kapiteln gibt der Autor eine grundlegende und anschauliche Einführung in die genannten Disziplinen, erklärt die zentralen Fragen, Begriffe und Methoden und diskutiert einschlägige Positionen und Argumente. Im zweifarbigen Layout mit zahlreichen Definitionen, Beispielen, Argumentationsanalysen und Vertiefungen.

Cognitive Informatics and Wisdom Development Interdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Targowski, Andrew
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781609601706
Release Date: 2010-12-31
Genre: Psychology

Since wisdom is the ultimate human virtue, its application is important for humans and civilization. Cognitive Informatics and Wisdom Development: Interdisciplinary Approaches argues that wise civilization cannot function without wise people and vice versa, that wise people cannot function without positive conditions for the development of wise civilization. Using the cognitive informatics approach as a basis for the investigation of wisdom, this book offers solutions on how to study and evaluate the state of wisdom in 21st century society and the requirements for wise civilization and its monitoring systems.

Francis Bacon on Motion and Power

Author: Guido Giglioni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319276410
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Philosophy

This book offers a comprehensive and unitary study of the philosophy of Francis Bacon, with special emphasis on the medical, ethical and political aspects of his thought. It presents an original interpretation focused on the material conditions of nature and human life. In particular, coverage in the book is organized around the unifying theme of Bacon’s notion of appetite, which is considered in its natural, ethical, medical and political meanings. The book redefines the notions of experience and experiment in Bacon’s philosophy of nature, shows the important presence of Stoic themes in his work as well as provides an original discussion of the relationships between natural magic, prudence and political realism in his philosophy. Bringing together scholarly expertise from the history of philosophy, the history of science and the history of literature, this book presents readers with a rich and diverse contextualization of Bacon’s philosophy.

Books in Print

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ISBN: UOM:39015049090825
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Age of the World Target

Author: Rey Chow
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822337444
Release Date: 2006-04-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

DIVAn exploration of the theoretical and political consequences of the post-Enlightenment “self” and of the concept of self-referentiality./div