Philosophy (30)

Performing Deception: Learning, Skill and the Art of Conjuring - cover image
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy

Performing Deception: Learning, Skill and the Art of Conjuring

  • Brian Rappert
In Performing Deception, Brian Rappert reconstructs the practice of entertainment magic by analysing it through the lens of perception, deception and learning, as he goes about studying conjuring himself.
A Philosophy of Cover Songs - cover image
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy

A Philosophy of Cover Songs

  • P.D. Magnus
In A Philosophy of Cover Songs, P.D. Magnus demonstrates that philosophy provides a valuable toolbox for thinking about covers; in turn, the philosophy of cover songs illustrates some general points about philosophical method.
A Common Good Approach to Development: Collective Dynamics of Development Processes - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Philosophy

A Common Good Approach to Development: Collective Dynamics of Development Processes

  • Mathias Nebel
  • Oscar Garza-Vázquez
  • Clemens Sedmak
This edited collection proposes a common good approach to development theory and practice.
Horos: Ancient Boundaries and the Ecology of Stone - cover image
  • Classics
  • Philosophy

Horos: Ancient Boundaries and the Ecology of Stone

  • Thea Potter
In Horos, Thea Potter explores the complex relationship between classical philosophy and the ‘horos’, a stone that Athenians erected to mark the boundaries of their marketplace, their gravestones, their roads and their private property.Potter weaves this history into a meditation on the ancient philosophical concept of horos, the foundational project of determination and definition, arguing that it is central to the development of classical philosophy and the marketplace.
Coping: A Philosophical Guide - cover image
  • Philosophy

Coping: A Philosophical Guide

  • Luc Bovens
Coping and Philosophy is a collection of philosophical essays on how we deal with life’s challenges. We hope for better times, but what is hope and is it a good thing to hope? How do we look back and make sense of our lives in the face of death? What is the nature of love and how do we deal with its hardships? What makes for a genuine apology and is there too much or too little apologizing in this world? Can we effect changes in ourselves to adapt to our circumstances? And how can we sense of all the counsel that people have: be grateful, don’t cry over spilled milk, eat well, …
Forms of Life and Subjectivity: Rethinking Sartre’s Philosophy - cover image
  • Philosophy

Forms of Life and Subjectivity: Rethinking Sartre’s Philosophy

  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
'Forms of Life and Subjectivity: Rethinking Sartre’s Philosophy' explores the fundamental question of why we act as we do. Informed by an ontological and phenomenological approach, and building mainly, but not exclusively, on the thought of Sartre, Daniel Rueda Garrido considers the concept of a "form of life” as a term that bridges the gap between subjective identity and communities.
Towards an Ethics of Autism: A Philosophical Exploration - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Health
  • Philosophy

Towards an Ethics of Autism: A Philosophical Exploration

  • Kristien Hens
What does it mean to say that someone is autistic? Dynamics of Autism is an exploration of this question and many more.
'The Philosophes' by Charles Palissot - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

'The Philosophes' by Charles Palissot

  • Jessica Goodman
  • Olivier Ferret
This masterful and highly accessible translation of Les Philosophes opens up this polemical text to a non-specialist audience. It will be a valuable resource to non-Francophone scholars and students working on the philosophical exchanges of the Enlightenment.
The Atheist's Bible: Diderot's 'Éléments de physiologie' - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Philosophy

The Atheist's Bible: Diderot's 'Éléments de physiologie'

  • Caroline Warman
The Atheist’s Bible challenges prevailing scholarly views on Diderot’s Éléments, asserting its contemporary philosophical importance, and prompting its readers to inspect more closely this little-known and little-studied work. This book is accompanied by a digital edition of Jacques-André Naigeon’s Mémoires historiques et philosophiques sur la vie et les ouvrages de Denis Diderot (1823), a work which, Warman argues, represents the first publication of Diderot’s Éléments, long before its official publication date of 1875.
Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction - cover image
  • Classics
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction

  • Sean McAleer
This book is a lucid and accessible companion to Plato’s Republic, throwing light upon the text’s arguments and main themes, placing them in the wider context of the text’s structure. In its illumination of the philosophical ideas underpinning the work, it provides readers with an understanding and appreciation of the complexity and literary artistry of Plato’s Republic.
Agency: Moral Identity and Free Will - cover image
  • Philosophy

Agency: Moral Identity and Free Will

  • David Weissman
Closely argued but plainly written, 'Agency: Moral Identity and Free Will' speaks for autonomy and responsibility when both are eclipsed by ideas that embed us in history or tradition. Our sense of moral choice and freedom is accurate. We are not altogether the creatures of our circumstances.
Europa im Geisterkrieg. Studien zu Nietzsche - cover image
  • Philosophy

Europa im Geisterkrieg. Studien zu Nietzsche

  • Werner Stegmaier
  • Andrea C. Bertino
Die Studien Werner Stegmaiers zu Nietzsche, von denen hier 20 zusammengestellt sind, entstanden im Zeitraum der letzten drei Jahrzehnte. Sie sind Teil der jüngeren Nietzsche-Forschung, die ein nüchterneres, gelasseneres und darum auch plausibleres und anschlussfähigeres Konzept von Nietzsches Philosophie entwickelte, und wurden für Generationen junger internationaler Nietzsche-Forscher(innen) thematisch und methodisch in vielem richtungsweisend. Werner Stegmaier, langjähriger Herausgeber der Nietzsche-Studien, gehört zu den führenden Nietzsche-Forschern weltweit.
Human and Machine Consciousness - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Science: Applied Science

Human and Machine Consciousness

  • David Gamez
Human and Machine Consciousness presents a new foundation for the scientific study of consciousness. It sets out a bold interpretation of consciousness that neutralizes the philosophical problems and explains how we can make scientific predictions about the consciousness of animals, brain-damaged patients and machines.
Science as Social Existence: Heidegger and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Science: History of Science

Science as Social Existence: Heidegger and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

  • Jeff Kochan
In this bold and original study, Jeff Kochan constructively combines the sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) with Martin Heidegger’s early existential conception of science. Kochan shows convincingly that these apparently quite different approaches to science are, in fact, largely compatible, even mutually reinforcing.
Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

  • Ingrid Robeyns
Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice also endeavors to resolve historical disputes in the literature and thus will be equally engaging to those familiar with the field. The author offers a novel and illuminating account of how the capability approach can be understood in a variety of academic disciplines and fields of application. Special attention is paid to clarifying misunderstandings that have been caused by different disciplinary assumptions and the interpretive consequences they have for our consideration of the capability approach.
Basic Knowledge and Conditions on Knowledge - cover image
  • Philosophy

Basic Knowledge and Conditions on Knowledge

  • Mark McBride
How do we know what we know? In this stimulating and rigorous book, Mark McBride explores two sets of issues in contemporary epistemology: the problems that warrant transmission poses for the category of basic knowledge; and the status of conclusive reasons, sensitivity, and safety as conditions that are necessary for knowledge.
Die Europaidee im Zeitalter der Aufklärung - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Philosophy

Die Europaidee im Zeitalter der Aufklärung

  • Rotraud von Kulessa
  • Catriona Seth
Die Autoren und Philosophen der Aufklärung haben so bereits über die Möglichkeiten einer europäischen Einigung zwecks Sicherung des Friedens auf dem Kontinent nachgedacht. Die Texte der vorliegenden Anthologie, verfasst sowohl von den großen Denkern der Zeit (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume oder Germaine de Staël) wie auch von weniger bekannten oder gar in Vergessenheit geratenen, präsentieren, mit einigen chronologischen Exkursen (von Sully bis Victor Hugo), die Ideen der Denker eines weit gefassten 18. Jahrhunderts zu Europa, seiner Geschichte, seiner Vielfalt, aber auch zu den Gemeinsamkeiten der Nationen, die trotz ihrer Vielfalt eine geographische Einheit bilden.
Ethics for A-Level - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Ethics for A-Level

  • Mark Dimmock
  • Andrew Fisher
This concise and highly engaging resource is tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies, with a clear and practical layout that includes end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, and common mistakes to avoid. It should also be of practical use for those studying Philosophy as part of the International Baccalaureate or an introductory Philosophy course at university.
The Idea of Europe: Enlightenment Perspectives - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Philosophy

The Idea of Europe: Enlightenment Perspectives

  • Catriona Seth
  • Rotraud von Kulessa
The texts gathered here, and signed by major thinkers of the time (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume or Staël for instance), as well as by writers history has forgotten, present the reflections, with a couple of chronological extensions (from Sully to Victor Hugo) of authors from the long eighteenth century—the French Empire and the fall of Napoleon generated numerous upheavals—on Europe, its history, its diversity, but also on what the nations, which, in all their diversity, make up a geographical unit, have in common.
L’idée de l’Europe: au Siècle des Lumières - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Philosophy

L’idée de l’Europe: au Siècle des Lumières

  • Rotraud von Kulessa
  • Catriona Seth
Les textes, réunis dans cette anthologie, et signés des grands écrivains du temps (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume ou encore Staël), comme d’oubliés de l’histoire, présentent, avec quelques excursus chronologiques (de Sully à Hugo) les réflexions de penseurs d’un dix-huitième siècle aux bornes chronologiques étendues – l’émergence et la chute de l’Empire engendrent des bouleversements nombreux –, sur l’Europe, son histoire, sa diversité, mais aussi sur ce qu’ont en commun les nations qui composent, dans leur variété, un ensemble géographique.
Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau': A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy

Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau': A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition

  • Denis Diderot
  • Marian Hobson
  • Kate E. Tunstall
  • Caroline Warman
Denis Diderot's Rameau's Nephew has achieved a literary-philosophical status that no other work by Diderot shares. This interactive, multi-media edition offers not only a brand new translation of Diderot's famous dialogue but provides portraits and biographies of the numerous individuals mentioned in the text, allowing a window onto the complex social and political context that forms the backdrop to the dialogue. Links to musical pieces selected by Pascal Duc and performed by students of the Conservatoire nationale de musique, Paris, illuminate the wider musical context of the work, enlarging it far beyond its now widely understood relation to opéra comique.
Knowledge and the Norm of Assertion: An Essay in Philosophical Science - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Science: History of Science

Knowledge and the Norm of Assertion: An Essay in Philosophical Science

  • John Turri
Concise, comprehensive, non-technical, and thoroughly accessible, this volume quickly brings readers to the cutting edge of a major research program at the intersection of philosophy and science. It presupposes no philosophical or scientific training. It will be of interest to philosophers and scientists, is suitable for use in graduate and undergraduate courses, and will appeal to general readers interested in human nature, social cognition, and communication.
Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

  • Catherine Wilson
Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint addresses in a novel format the major topics and themes of contemporary metaethics, the study of the analysis of moral thought and judgement. Looking at a wide spectrum of topics including moral language, realism and anti-realism, reasons and motives, relativism, and moral progress, this book engages students and general readers in order to enhance their understanding of morality and moral discourse as cultural practices.
Tolerance: The Beacon of the Enlightenment - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Philosophy

Tolerance: The Beacon of the Enlightenment

  • Caroline Warman
  • Caroline Warman
This anthology contains fiery extracts by forty eighteenth-century authors, from the most famous philosophers of the age to those whose brilliant writings are less well-known. These passages are immensely diverse in style and topic, but all have in common a passionate commitment to equality, freedom, and tolerance. First published by the French Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo assassinations as an act of solidarity and as a response to the surge of interest in Enlightenment values, Tolerance has now been translated by over 100 students and tutors of French at Oxford University.
Foundations for Moral Relativism: Second Expanded Edition - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Foundations for Moral Relativism: Second Expanded Edition

  • J. David Velleman
In this new edition of Foundations for Moral Relativism a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. The six self-standing chapters discuss such diverse topics as online avatars and virtual worlds, lying in Russian and truth-telling in Quechua, the pleasure of solitude and the fear of absurdity. Accessibly written, this book presupposes no prior training in philosophy.
Beyond Price: Essays on Birth and Death - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Beyond Price: Essays on Birth and Death

  • J. David Velleman
In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives.
Mr. Emerson's Revolution - cover image
  • American and Latin American Studies
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Women and Gender Studies

Mr. Emerson's Revolution

  • Jean McClure Mudge
This volume traces the life, thought and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a giant of American intellectual history, whose transforming ideas greatly strengthened the two leading reform issues of his day: abolition and women’s rights. A broad and deep, yet cautious revolutionary, he spoke about a spectrum of inner and outer realities—personal, philosophical, theological and cultural—all of which gave his mid-career turn to political and social issues their immediate and lasting power.
Cultural Heritage Ethics: Between Theory and Practice - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Visual Arts

Cultural Heritage Ethics: Between Theory and Practice

  • Sandis Constantine
Cultural Heritage Ethics provides cutting-edge arguments built on case studies of cultural heritage and its management in a range of geographical and cultural contexts. Moreover, the volume feels the pulse of the debate on heritage ethics by discussing timely issues such as access, acquisition, archaeological practice, curatorship, education, ethnology, historiography, integrity, legislation, memory, museum management, ownership, preservation, protection, public trust, restitution, human rights, stewardship, and tourism.
Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures - cover image
  • Philosophy

Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures

  • Ben Blumson
The book argues that the apparently compelling objections raised against the platitude that depiction is mediated by resemblance are manifestations of more general problems, which are familiar from the philosophy of language. These problems, it argues, can be resolved by answers analogous to their counterparts in the philosophy of language, without rejecting the platitude. So the combination of the platitude that depiction is mediated by resemblance with a close analogy between depiction and description turns out to be a compelling theory of depiction, which combines the virtues of common sense with the insights of its detractors.
A Time Travel Dialogue - cover image
  • Philosophy

A Time Travel Dialogue

  • John W. Carroll
'A Time Travel Dialogue' addresses the possibility of time travel, approaching familiar paradoxes in a rigorous, engaging, and fun manner. It follows in the long philosophical tradition of using dialogue to present philosophical ideas and arguments, but is ground breaking in its use of the dialogue format to introduce readers to the metaphysics of time travel, and is also distinctive in its use of lab results to drive philosophical analysis.