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Metaphilosophy: Philosophy in Philosophical Perspective

by Nicholas Rescher Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

Nicholas Rescher unites two facets of metaphilosophy to show that the historical perspective and forward-thinking normative, or systematic, approach are, together, an integral component of philosophy itself....

Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth

by J. R. Hustwit Lexington Books (April 04, 2014)

Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth argues that in inter-religious dialogue, we must not dismiss truth claims—whether metaphysical, ethical, or aesthetic—as mere cultural preference or existential...

The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat

by santiago zabala, Michael Haskell & Gianni Vattimo Columbia University Press (May 14, 2008)

Contemporary philosophers—analytic as well as continental—tend to feel uneasy about Ernst Tugendhat, who, though he positions himself in the analytic field, poses questions in the Heideggerian style. Tugendhat...

Much Ado About Nonexistence: Fiction and Reference

by Avrum Stroll & Hatem Rushdy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2007)

Fiction, Reference, and Nonexistence contains a new, contemporary theory of fiction and discusses the connection between language and reality. Martinich and Stroll, two of America's leading philosophers, explore...

Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan's 'A Just Society'

by John-Stewart Gordon, Christopher Lowry, Robert Paul Churchill & James A. Donahue et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2009)

The essays in this book engage the original and controversial claims from Michael Boylan's A Just Society. Each essay discusses Boylan's claims from a particular chapter and offers a critical analysis of these...

Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics

by Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli, Michael McKinsey & Donald Davidson et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

This collection of classic and contemporary essays in philosophy of language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It includes some of...

Socializing Metaphysics: The Nature of Social Reality

by Frederick Schmitt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

Socializing Metaphysics supplies diverse answers to the basic questions of social metaphysics, from a broad array of voices. It will interest all philosophers and social scientists concerned with mind, action,...

In My Ever After: Immortality and Its Critics

by Robert Geis UPA (August 26, 2010)

This book argues against neurophilosophy's virtual equation of consciousness and the world. Part I identifies scientific grounds for a real world outside consciousness and self-refutational flaws in quantum...

A Short History of My Philosophy

by Agnes Heller Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

A Short History of My Philosophy is an autobiographic account of Agnes Heller's intellectual and academic career. It traces the development of ideas and gives a thorough account of some of Agnes Heller's most...

Understanding Reality

by Nicholas Rescher Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

The book sees to show that the present discussion so unfolds as to show that ultimately Reality’s inherent impetus to lawful order serves also to account for its existence. The ultimate explanation of its...

Robotics in Germany and Japan

by Michael Funk & Bernhard Irrgang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germany and Japan are two of the worldwide leading countries in robotics research. Robotics as a key technology introduces technical as well as philosophical and cultural challenges. How can we use robots that...

Scientific Visualisation

by Marianne Richter Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 30, 2014)

Much of the recent confidence in the future of science and technology stems from advances in scientific visualisation. But is it right to assume that visual – and especially pictorial – measures carry special...

Modeling Technoscience and Nanotechnology Assessment

by Tomasz Stepien & Ewa Binczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 10, 2014)

This book is presented by two authors who worked in close cooperation. The first part is written by Ewa Binczyk and discusses various postulates that have been formulated in response to the problem of the unwanted...

Quaternion of the Examples of a Philosophical Influence: Schopenhauer-Dostoevsky-Nietzsche-Cioran

by Daria Lebedeva Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2015)

The philosophical influence is a concept, a methodological tool and a process worth inquiring, because it sets the frame for the philosopher’s contribution into tradition. This study takes a close look at...

Evidence, Experiment and Argument in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language

by Martin Hinton Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 16, 2016)

This volume is concerned with issues in experimental philosophy and experimental linguistics. Examining experiments in language from a variety of perspectives, it asks what form they should take and what should...

Cartesian Rationalism

by Zbigniew Drozdowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 26, 2015)

Descartes gave the human intellect the central role in rationalism, his system therefore is a variant of intellectual rationalism. Other forms of rationalism had emerged in scholastic philosophy and the ancient...

Academic Writing

by Silvia Gáliková Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 15, 2016)

The textbook concentrates on selected topics and problematic aspects in preparing a cohesive and well-organised academic paper, such as: the relation between thinking and writing, establishing arguments, using...

Introduction to Philosophy

by Renáta Kišonová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

The first part of this textbook introduces philosophy to the reader as a part of culture, in addition to science, religion, art. It outlines various disciplines of philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics,...


by Renáta Kišonová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

The presented text offers a basic overview of the terms and topics of the very wide philosophical discipline called metaphysics. The text includes, besides an overview of individual problems, reflections to...

The Yearbook on History and Interpretation of Phenomenology 2015

by Jana Trajtelová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 04, 2015)

The Yearbook on History and Interpretation of Phenomenology 2015 is dedicated to the question of generativity, and more broadly to the generative aspects of and in contemporary phenomenology. We continue to...

The Elusive Macrostructure of the Apocalypse of John

by Roman Mach Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

The author applies Umberto Eco’s literary theory of the open work to the perennial problem of the literary macrostructure of the Apocalypse. Revisiting the complexities of its genre, intertextuality, language...

Constructing Reality / Realitaet konstruierend

by Nicole Holzenthal Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

This collection of essays assumes the main thesis of Constructive Realism: reality is created. In this volume, it is constructed by authors from various scientific disciplines and very different cultures. The...

Reconstructing Wonder

by Timothy Weatherstone Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 17, 2017)

The book uses scientific discipline of chemistry to inform a Natural Theology. While Natural Theology typically employs scientific analysis from Cosmology, Physics, Mathematics and at times Biology the author...

Logoi and Pathêmata

by Lars Inderelst Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2017)

«Concept» is a central notion in modern philosophy that also influences other disciplines like psychology and linguistics. The author compares modern theories to the work of Aristotle as the first philosopher...

The Grounded Type of Sociological Theory

by Igor Hanzel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 08, 2016)

The book analyzes the methods used in the construction of the grounded type of sociological theory. It provides an overview of examples of qualitative research which are used for delineating the principal characteristics...

Human Lifeworlds

by Göran Sonesson & David Dunér Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

This book, which presents a cognitive-semiotic theory of cultural evolution, including that taking place in historical time, analyses various cognitive-semiotic artefacts and abilities. It claims that what makes...

Dimensions of the Logical

by Friedrich Hogemann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 16, 2016)

Drawing on the work of Georg Misch, this work seeks to give back to the Word its original fullness of meaning. Misch’s notion of a logic of life considers the Word in the plenitude of its great powers. The...

Hermeneutics of Evil in the Works of End? Sh?saku

by Justyna Weronika Kasza Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 15, 2016)

Evil is a salient component of Endo Shusaku’s writing. Questions surrounding evil haunted the writer as a student of French literature, having discovered the works of Western authors like François Mauriac...

Virtuous Educational Research

by Julian Stern Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 16, 2016)

This is a book of conversations with researchers working across Europe, the USA and Africa. It aims to illuminate the lived reality of educational research on a wide variety of topics, including family life...

Polish Patriotism after 1989

by Dorota Szeligowska Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 04, 2016)

This book analyses the concept of patriotism and the contestation over its meaning in key public debates in Poland over the last twenty-five years. It focuses on the strategies used to define, re-shape and «bend»...

O. K. Bouwsma

by Ronald E. Hustwit Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 10, 2014)

O. K. Bouwsma was, with J. L. Austin and J. O. Wisdom, the best known of the «Ordinary Language» philosophers of the mid-twentieth century. In 1950, he initiated the prestigious John Locke Lectures at Oxford...

Artistic Research Methodology

by Tere Vadén, Mika Hannula & Juha Suoranta Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Artistic Research Methodology argues for artistic research as a context-aware and historical process that works inside-in, beginning and ending with acts committed within an artistic practice. An artistic researcher...

Conducting Hermeneutic Research

by Catherine M. Laing, Nancy J. Moules, James C. Field & Graham McCaffrey Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2015)

Conducting Hermeneutic Research: From Philosophy to Practice is the only textbook that teaches the reader ways to conduct research from a philosophical hermeneutic perspective. It is an invaluable resource for...

Sanskrit Debate

by William Cully Allen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

Sanskrit Debate: Vasubandhu’s ‘Vimsatika’ versus Kumarila’s ‘Niralambanavada’ illustrates the rules and regulations of classical Indian debate literature (pramanasastra) by introducing new translations...

The Concept of the Soul in Marcel Proust

by Bette H. Lustig Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 08, 2016)

The concept of the soul in Platonic, Ciceronian, and Talmudic thought segues into the Celtic tradition, Thomas Aquinas, and Maeterlinck and threads its way through the tapestry of Proust’s narrative and his...

Textual Linguistic Theology in Paul Ricœur

by Xavier Lakshmanan Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2016)

In this work, Xavier Lakshmanan argues for a textual linguistic approach to Christian theology. The book takes its shape in conversation with Paul Ricœur’s philosophical thought, demonstrating how Ricœur’s...

Why Not Her?

by Hye Kyung Park Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 28, 2015)

In this book, Hye Kyung Park examines the functions and roles of the women who appear in the Elijah and Elisha narratives. The named and unnamed female characters in the Elijah and Elisha cycles frequently drive...

Epistemic Principles

by Nicholas Rescher Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 29, 2016)

Epistemic Principles: A Primer of the Theory of Knowledge presents a compact account of the basic principles of the theory of knowledge. In doing this, Nicholas Rescher aims to fill the current gap in contemporary...

Anti-Colonial Theory and Decolonial Praxis

by George J. Sefa Dei & Meredith Lordan Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 05, 2016)

Are we living in a post-colonial world? A colonial one? An anti-colonial one? Lifting the veil from language and politics, Anti-Colonial Theory and Decolonial Praxis uses case studies from around the world to...

Paradigms for a Metaphorology

by Hans Blumenberg & Robert Savage Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (August 19, 2010)

"Paradigms for a Metaphorology may be read as a kind of beginner's guide to Blumenberg, a programmatic introduction to his vast and multifaceted oeuvre. Its brevity makes it an ideal point of entry for readers...

Homo Mysticus

by Wolfgang Struve & George Wald UPA (December 16, 2014)

Homo Mysticus presents three renowned lectures delivered by Wolfgang Struve from 1974 to 1984, translated into English in this volume. The first two were published in German in 1983 and serve to develop the...

The Intellectual Life

by Philip Gilbert Hamerton Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1980)

This classic exploration of the intellectual life has fully retained its unique value since initial publication in 1904, and is a valuable addition to any discerning reader's collection.

No subsequent work fully...

Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition

by Alasdair MacIntyre University of Notre Dame Press (May 12, 1994)

MacIntyre's project, here as elsewhere, is to put up a fight against philosophical relativism. . . . The current form is the 'incommensurability,' so-called, of differing standpoints or conceptual schemes. Mr....

Designology: Studies on Planning for Action

by Wojciech W. Gasparski & Tufan Orel Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2014)

The more complex a human action is, the greater the need to formulate a plan of action, devise a method of implementation, and evaluate its execution. Such preparation is called design or planning, and can be...

Dialectical Readings

by Stephen N. Dunning Penn State University Press (July 18, 1997)

Interpretation pervades human thinking. Whether perception or experience, spoken word or written theory, whatever enters our consciousness must be interpreted in order to be understood. Every area of inquiry—art...

Emancipation and Illusion

by Marie Fleming Penn State University Press (July 08, 1997)

In this comprehensive analysis of Jürgen Habermas's philosophy and social theory, Marie Fleming takes strong issue with Habermas over his understanding of rationality and the lifeworld, emancipation, history,...

Oppression and Responsibility

by Peg O’Connor Penn State University Press (August 02, 2002)

Combating homophobia, racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination and violence in our society requires more than just focusing on the overt acts of prejudiced and abusive individuals. The very intelligibility...

Philosophical and Empirical Approaches to Psychology: Mentalism vs. Antimentalism

by Giuseppe Lo Dico Lexington Books (February 02, 2016)

Philosophical and Empirical Approaches to Psychology critically assesses various ideas about the mind present in psychological research and their influence on psychologists’ choice and use of research method....

Mainstreaming Pacifism: Conflict, Success, and Ethics

by Sara Trovato Lexington Books (December 24, 2015)

Mainstreaming Pacifism: Conflict, Success, and Ethics covers the history of philosophy concerning successful political means, and proposes an original interpretation of Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Marx and Gandhi....

The Study of Philosophy: A Text with Readings

by Andrew Pessin & S. Morris Engel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2015)

From Plato to Plantinga, from Aristotle to Ayer, and from Socrates to Singer, this text brings the power of both ancient and modern philosophy to students of the twenty-first century! This seventh edition of...