Epistemology & theory of knowledge

    Social Epistemology and Epistemic Agency: Decentralizing Epistemic Agency

    Paperback £23.67

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the arguments relating to the extent and manner to which social influences enable epistemic agents.

    Hume\'s True Scepticism

    By Donald C. Ainslie

    Paperback £21.81

    David Hume is famous as a sceptic but the nature of his scepticism is hard to pin down. Donald Ainslie provides the first sustained interpretation of Hume's deepest engagement with sceptical arguments, in his Treatise, which argues that, while reason shows that we ought not to believe the verdicts of...

    Ultimate Questions

    By Bryan Magee

    Paperback £8.45

    We human beings had no say in existing--we just opened our eyes and found ourselves here. We have a fundamental need to understand who we are and the world we live in. Reason takes us a long way, but mystery remains. When our minds and senses are baffled, faith can...

    Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

    By Gila Sher

    Paperback £21.81

    Gila Sher offers an original view of knowledge from the perspective of our basic human epistemic situation, as limited yet resourceful beings, trying to understand the world in all its complexity. She develops an integrated theory of knowledge, truth, and logic, centred on the idea of epistemic friction: knowledge must...

    Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approach

    Paperback £25.65

    Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches questions the nature of the relationship between wisdom and philosophy from an intercultural perspective. Bringing together an international mix of respected philosophers, this volume discusses similarities and differences of Western and Asian pursuits of wisdom and reflects on attempts to combine them. Contributors...

    New Critical Thinking

    By Jack Lyons

    Paperback £43.20

    Why is it so hard to learn critical thinking skills? Traditional textbooks focus almost exclusively on logic and fallacious reasoning, ignoring two crucial problems. As psychologists have demonstrated recently, many of our mistakes are not caused by formal reasoning gone awry, but by our bypassing it completely. We instead favor...

    Normativity and Control

    By David Owens

    Hardback £37.66

    Do we control what we believe? Are we responsible for what we believe? In a series of ten essays David Owens explores various different forms of control we might have over belief, and the different forms of responsibility these forms of control generate.

    Herder's Hermeneutics

    By Kristin Gjesdal

    Hardback £65.84

    Through a detailed study of Herder's Enlightenment contribution, especially his philosophy of literature, this book offers a new reading of the origins and challenges of modern hermeneutics. The book will appeal to students of eighteenth-century thought and to scholars working in the fields of hermeneutics, aesthetics, and European philosophy.

    Value of Rationality

    By Ralph Wedgwood

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    Ralph Wedgwood gives a general account of what it is for states of mind and processes of thought to count as rational. Whether you are thinking rationally depends purely on what is going on in your mind, but rational thinking is a means to the goal of getting things right...

    Philosophical Progress

    By Daniel Stoljar

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    Daniel Stoljar presents a lucid, persuasive rejection of the widespread view that philosophy makes no progress. He defends a reasonable optimism about philosophical progress, showing that we have correctly answered philosophical questions in the past and may expect to do so in the future. He offers a credible vision of...

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