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On Equilibrium

by John Ralston Saul Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

This international bestseller and "intellectual tour de force" (The Montreal Gazette) is both an attack on our weakness for ideologies and a manual for humanist action.


Berkeley: Ideas, Immateralism, and Objective Presence

by Keota Fields Lexington Books (March 15, 2011)

This book offers novel interpretations of several of Berkeley's most distinctive philosophical doctrines, including his theory of vision, heterogeneity thesis, anti-abstractionism, immaterialism, likeness principle,...


Scripture, Logic, Language

by Tom J. F. Tillemans & E. Gene Smith Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Dharmakirti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits, and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakirti...


Reason's Traces

by Matthew Kapstein Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Reason's Traces addresses some of the key questions in the study of Indian and Buddhist thought: the analysis of personal identity and of ultimate reality, the interpretation of Tantric texts and traditions,...


Omniscience and the Rhetoric of Reason

by Sara L. McClintock Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

The great Buddhist scholars Santaraksita (725 - 88 CE.) and his disciple Kamalasila were among the most influential thinkers in classical India. They debated ideas not only within the Buddhist tradition but...


Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy, and Culture

by Basit Bilal Koshul Lexington Books (February 07, 2014)

This book marks the first time that the leading European social scientist Max Weber has been brought into conversation with the leading American philosopher Charles Peirce. This conversation helps us to better...


Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

by Ludwig Wittgenstein Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

In his proposal of the solution to most philosophic problems by means of a critical method of linguistic analysis, Wittgenstein sets the stage for the development of logical positivism. Introduction by Bertrand...


A Profile of Mathematical Logic

by Howard DeLong Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

This introduction to mathematical logic explores philosophical issues and Gödel's Theorem. Its widespread influence extends to the author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, whose Pulitzer Prize–winning book was inspired...


The Philosophy of Space and Time

by Hans Reichenbach Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other...


Language, Truth and Logic

by Alfred Jules Ayer Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Classic introduction to objectives and methods of schools of empiricism and linguistic analysis, especially of the logical positivism derived from the Vienna Circle. Topics: elimination of metaphysics, function...


A Modest Certainty

by Frank D. Schubert UPA (October 04, 2012)

Schubert squarely addresses the question of whether there is a single standard of certainty that can be applied to such disparate areas as logic, mathematics, politics, religion, familial/tribal commitments,...


Hegel's Science of Logic: A Critical Rethinking in Thirty Lectures

by Richard Dien Winfield Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2012)

This text provides a truly comprehensive guide to one of the most important and challenging works of modern philosophy. The systematic complexity of Hegel's radical project in the Science of Logic prevents many...


A Wittgensteinian Way with Paradoxes

by Rupert Read Lexington Books (October 25, 2012)

A Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes tackles some of the classic philosophical paradoxes that have puzzled philosophers over the centuries and explores how they can be dissolved using the ‘therapeutic’ method...


Picturing Hegel: An Illustrated Guide to Hegel's Encyclopaedia Logic

by Julie E. Maybee Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

In her innovative take on G.W. F. Hegel's The Encyclopaedia Logic, Julie E. Maybee uses pictures and diagrams to cut through the philosopher's dense, difficult writing. Picturing Hegel: An Illustrated Guide...


Making Your Mind Matter: Strategies for Increasing Practical Intelligence

by Vincent Ryan Ruggiero Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 07, 2003)

Making Your Mind Matter is a practical guide to effective thinking in college and in everyday life, following the WISE model (Wonder, Investigate, Speculate, Evaluate).


Critical Reasoning and Philosophy: A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

by M. Andrew Holowchak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2011)

Critical Reasoning and Philosophy is an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches students how to read critically, think critically while they read, and write thoughtful, sound arguments in response....


If A, Then B: How Logic Shaped the World

by Michael Shenefelt & Heidi White Columbia University Press (May 21, 2013)

While logical principles seem timeless, placeless, and eternal, their discovery is a story of personal accidents, political tragedies, and broad social change. If A, Then B begins with logic’s emergence twenty-three...


Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: A Beginner's Guide

by John J. Ross Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is designed as a traditional philosophical commentary that follows the Investigations step by step. It will help undergraduates read and understand Wittgenstein's...


Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century

by Michael Grosso, Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly & Adam Crabtree et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2006)

Practically every contemporary mainstream scientist presumes that all aspects of mind are generated by brain activity. We demonstrate the inadequacy of this picture by assembling evidence for a variety of empirical...


Ignes Fatui

by Charles Thomas Taylor UPA (October 08, 2012)

In Ignes Fatui, Taylor examines various misapprehensions and misconceptions that interfere with clear rational thought. The primary objective of this book is to attempt to improve rational thought and thereby...


Stop Being Reasonable

by Eleanor Gordon-Smith PublicAffairs (October 21, 2019)

A thought-provoking exploration of how people really change their minds, and how persuasion is possible.

In Stop Being Reasonable, Eleanor Gordon-Smith weaves a narrative that illustrates the limits of human...


Insurmountable Simplicities: Thirty-nine Philosophical Conundrums

by Roberto Casati & Achille Varzi Columbia University Press (May 02, 2006)

"Perhaps not all the stories that follow are true. They could, however, be true, and the Reader is invited to ponder this."

So begins Insurmountable Simplicities, Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi's colorful incarnation...


The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

by Eugenia Cheng Basic Books (September 10, 2018)

How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world

In a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile? In The Art of Logic in an...


How to Be a Stoic

by Massimo Pigliucci Basic Books (May 08, 2017)

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today

Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy,...


The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics: Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein

by Burt C. Hopkins Indiana University Press (September 07, 2011)

Burt C. Hopkins presents the first in-depth study of the work of Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein on the philosophical foundations of the logic of modern symbolic mathematics. Accounts of the philosophical origins...


The Big Think Book

by Peter Cave Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2015)

What makes me, me - and you, you?

What is this thing called ‘love’?

Does life have a point?

Is ‘no’ the right answer to this question?

Philosophy transports us from the wonderful to the weird, from the...


Critical Thinking

by Sharon M. Kaye Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

Discover how to put your point across more effectively!

Critical thinking shows people how to analyze arguments, speeches, and newspaper articles to see which faults the authors are making in their reasoning....


The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

by Eugenia Cheng & Moira Quirk Basic Books (September 11, 2018)

Learn how logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world -- and think more clearly -- with this encouraging guide from a Wall Street Journal math columnist.

In a world where fake...


How to Be a Stoic

by Massimo Pigliucci & Peter Coleman Basic Books (May 09, 2017)

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today

Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy,...


The Art of Persuasion

by Blaise Pascal Lm Publishers (October 10, 2019)

The art of persuasion has a necessary relation to the manner in which men are led to consent to that which is proposed to them, and to the conditions of things which it is sought to make them believe.

No one...


Kant, Ought Implies Can, the Principle of Alternate Possibilities, and Happiness

by Samuel Kahn Lexington Books (December 31, 2018)

Throughout his corpus, Kant repeatedly and resolutely denies that there is a duty to promote one’s own happiness, and most present-day Kantians seem to agree with him. In this book, I argue this denial rests...


Aristotle on the Nature of Analogy

by Eric Schumacher Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Focusing primarily on Aristotle’s Physics Alpha, an attempt is made to establish the structure and significance of the Aristotelian analogy. Traditionally, the concept of analogy in Aristotle has been treated...


Nonsense

by Robert J. Gula Axios Press (August 27, 2018)

Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical—how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think...


Brutal Reasoning

by Erica Fudge Cornell University Press (February 15, 2019)

Early modern English thinkers were fascinated by the subject of animal rationality, even before the appearance of Descartes's Discourse on the Method (1637) and its famous declaration of the automatism of animals....


A Primer on Legal Reasoning

by Michael Evan Gold ILR Press (November 15, 2018)

After years of teaching law courses to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, Michael Evan Gold has come to believe that the traditional way of teaching – analysis, explanation, and example – is superior...


The Secular Saints

by Hunter Lewis Axios Press (March 01, 2018)

This book provides “brief lives” and thoughts of some leading candidates for the term secular saint. All of them have much to teach us about how we lead our lives and think about the fundamental questions...


Franz Kafka

by Stanley Corngold Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work...


The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

by Eugenia Cheng Basic Books (September 11, 2018)

A guide to harnessing a logical and emotional reason to help us live better in our post-truth world

Eugenia Cheng is terrified of flying. As soon as the engine revs up and the plane barrels down the runway,...


What Pragmatism Means

by William James Lm Publishers (November 14, 2017)

Based on the work of William James on Pragmatism Method, this book deals with the question : What Pragmatism Means? “The pragmatic method is primarily a method of settling metaphysical disputes that otherwise...


What Does It Look Like?

by Sebastiaan A. Verschuren Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 05, 2017)

This book is the first part of a comprehensive study of Wittgenstein’s conception of language description. Describing language was no pastime occupation for the philosopher. It was hard work and it meant struggle....


Modeling Technoscience and Nanotechnology Assessment

by Tomasz Stepien & Ewa Binczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (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...


Philosophy and Logic of Quantum Physics

by Jan Philipp Dapprich & Annika Schuster Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 18, 2015)

The book investigates the ontology and logic of quantum physics. The first part discusses the relationship of theory and observation and different views on the ontological status of scientific theories. It introduces...


An Introduction to Fictional Worlds Theory

by Bohumil Fort Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 23, 2015)

The author extensively details, analyses and compares key concepts and strategies of fictional worlds theory: a theory which has, over recent years, developed rather rapidly and is connected with leading scholars...


Platonic Wholes and Quantum Ontology

by Marek Woszczek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 31, 2015)

The subject of the book is a reconsideration of the internalistic model of composition of the Platonic type, more radical than traditional, post-Aristotelian externalistic compositionism, and its application...


The Reference of Natural Kind Terms

by Luis Fernández Moreno Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2016)

This book deals with the main proponents of the causal and descriptivist reference theories on natural kind terms. The two main types of contemporary reference theories on natural kind terms are the causal and...


Philosophy of Education in the Semiotics of Charles Peirce

by Alin Olteanu Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 09, 2015)

This book investigates the philosophy of education implicit in the semiotics of Charles Peirce. It is commonly accepted that the acts of learning and teaching imply affection of some sort, and Charles Peirce’s...


The Causal Exclusion Problem

by Dwayne Moore Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 28, 2014)

In The Causal Exclusion Problem, the popular strategy of abandoning any one of the principles constituting the causal exclusion problem is considered, but ultimately rejected. The metaphysical foundations undergirding...


Philosophic Thoughts

by Gary James Jason Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 05, 2014)

Philosophic Thoughts: Essays on Logic and Philosophy comprises a collection of essays on logic and philosophy. The first section features essays that address issues in informal logic, such as the question of...


Dancing with Absurdity

by Fred Leavitt Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 04, 2015)

Dancing with Absurdity explores the limitations of knowledge and argues that neither reasoning nor direct observation can be trusted. Not only are they unreliable sources, they do not even justify assigning...


Philosophy and Critical Pedagogy

by Charles Reitz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 10, 2016)

Critical pedagogy, political economics, and aesthetic theory combine with dialectical and materialist understandings of science, society, and revolutionary politics to develop the most radical goals of society...